Weather rarely plays a factor in the final outcome

-Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Dee Cummins of Fort Dodge compete during the City Golf Tournament on Saturday at Fort Dodge Country Club

The Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota Webster County golf tournament has enjoyed a nearly-impeccable track record when it comes to weather through the years.

Mother Nature has only intervened a handful of times.

As recently as 2016, an entire round did succumb to summer storms. Lucas Peed (men’s open division), Terry Miller (men’s senior), Kelsey Faiferlick and Dee Cummins (women’s open) and Peg Christensen (women’s senior) came out on top.

The tournament three years ago is one of only five in the last 29 years to not be completed.

The second day in 2011 was washed out, when Colin Pearson, Tony Malizia, Kelsey Faiferlick and Roxanne Kuhlman prevailed. The championship nine on Sunday evening in 1999 suffered the same fate, leaving Cory Braunschweig and Phil Joselyn in the winner’s circle.

The entire second day in 1992 was also postponed, with Monte Huss and Deb Fowler standing alone. Players only saw 27 holes of action in 1981, as Pat Ewing prevailed.

On-line registration for the July 13 and 14 tournament, sponsored by The Messenger, is set up for all tournament participants this year at https://fdcc-2019citytournament1.golfgenius.com. Click on the “Register Now For 2019 City Tournament” tab on the bottom left-hand side of the page.

The men’s open and senior division fields are asked to visit Lakeside (515-576-6741) with questions, concerns or if help is needed signing up. The women should go to the Country Club (955-8551).

All Webster County residents and workers are eligible to participate in the event, which has attracted nearly 8,000 golfers since The Messenger obtained sponsorship in 1980.