By Molly Moser
There may be snow on the ground, but Gerri McGuine is thinking about golf – and not because she’s an avid player. In fact, she admits, she’s never golfed in her life.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Moxie's Annual Golf Outing. Gerri, her husband Doug, and rest of the the McGuine family, along with long-time employee Tracey Hinzman, own and operate Moxie's Tap in Guttenberg and organize the annual golf tournament held the Friday before Memorial Day. The event is held as a fundraiser and over the years the proceeds have been given to numerous causes, both local and larger.
The four-man best-shot tournament drew close to 90 golfers in 2014, making it the biggest tournament Moxie's has sponsored to date. “There are a lot of kind people out there who donate their prize money back to the charities,” said McGuine. Donations have been made to the Guttenberg Fire Department, the Guttenberg Police Department, the Wave of the Future swimming pool renovation project, the Combat Veteran’s Association, and for Fourth of July fireworks in past years. The tournament has also benefitted local people struggling with cancer.