Maritime Museum volunteer Barb Desh, who also happens to be the spouse of the museum’s director, was able to accomplish something few can claim – she bested Packer legend Ron Kramer in a test of athletic skill.
Along with Altrusa of Door County, the Door County Maritime Museum was privileged to be a local non-profit organization benefitting from this year’s Door County Charities Golf Classic organized and sponsored by Jim Sarkis of Sarkis & Associates Realtors. On Monday, June 21, Barb and Bob Desh joined with Peter Kerwin and Bob Roesler of Marine Travelift to form a joint Maritime Museum/ Marine Travelift foursome for the tournament.
Battling both the competition, that included former Packer Pro Bowlers, Ron Kramer and Dave Robinson, and the always challenging links course of the Orchards in Egg Harbor, the team was able to shoot well enough to capture low net-score honors.
However, the most exciting moment came on hole #17. This daunting par three, with elevated tee-box and green backed by water, was the site of one of the two closest-to-the-pin competitions included in the tourney format. Barb launched a near perfect shot that saw her ball come to rest less than three feet from the hole.
As the team approached the green, to move the stake indicating the closest shot, they were surprised to note that legendary Packer tight end, Ron Kramer had held the previous honor! No player from the groups that followed was able to surpass Barb’s precision golf shot. She was honored at the dinner following the event with a little prize money and a lifetime of bragging rights.
Always gracious, Kramer autographed the card from the marker stake and presented Barb with a signed “Legends of Football” card highlighting his storied career.
To answer the inevitable question: yes, the team hit the putt for a birdie.