The golf outing initiated by Grafton Township Republican Party Chairman Orville Brettman morphed into one sponsored by the McHenry County Republican Party Saturday.
Rain stopped in time for shotgun start with golf carts leaving for their respective holes.
And, after getting home sometime after thre (when there was some rain), I noticed that the tornado threat issued by the Weather Bureau ended at the southern edge of the Golf Course of Illinois.
Highlight of the day was a visit of about an hour by State Senator Darren Bailey, a candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor.
Before Bailey began his rolling meet and greet, he posed for pictures.
The first was with Julie Dahlen, who was active in the open the schools movement in Algonquin.
She crafted a wooden representation of Bailey’s logo,
McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio and Brettman also wanted a posed picture.
Bailey left the event hearing to the Rock Island County Lincoln Day Dinner, where he was scheduled to speak.
When I arrived, I saw Annie Brettman wearing the tee shirt you see below:
I found the “1st Annual” of interest because as far back as I was in McHenry County politics (starting in 1966), there was a golf outing at the McHenry Country Club. In 1994, Turnberry was added as a second venue. The most recent golf outing occurred the last year that Mike Tryon was GOP Chairman
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CORRECTION: A reader has informed me that this was the first Grafton Township Golf Outing. Around the righthand side of the circle on the tee shirt are the words “Grafton Township”–too small for me to read in my photo.
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There were sponsorship signs for each hole.
This one from McHenry County Board Chairman Mike Buehler greeted me as I drove into the parking lot.
Bobby Piton, running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate was in attendance.
Piton is math whiz who has been analyzing voting irregularities in various states.
Among those attending I could identify were Robert Hanlon, Mike Buehler and Joe Tirio.