GREENFIELD — More than 20 local residents took part in a recent 24-hour hole-in-one golf challenge that raised thousands to benefit a local charity.

The event allowed golf enthusiasts to enjoy their sport indoors with the help of a golfing simulator at Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield, a local golf course. More than $11,000 was raised during the event; proceeds went to Meals on Wheels of Hancock County.

Greenfield Mayor Chuck Fewell, Sen. Mike Crider, R-Greenfield, Greenfield Police Chief John Jester, Hancock County Sheriff Mike Shepherd, Hancock County Commissioner Marc Huber and local attorney Randy Sorrell were among the participants who helped kick off the event.

Several members of the Hawk’s Tail Men’s Association also took part in the fundraiser and raked in at least $250 each for Meals on Wheels, a nonprofit that provides food delivery to residents who are unable to cook their own meals.

Mike Farrer, owner of the golf course, donated the use of the facility’s golf simulator for the event.

Kathleen Vahle, executive director of Meals on Wheels, was pleased with the turnout.

“We are so very grateful to these individuals, the men’s club golfers who raised money and our community for coming out and supporting it the whole 24 hours,” she said in a news release.

Meals on Wheels made more than 9,500 deliveries in 2015, serving more than 19,000 meals. For more information, visit, or call the local office at 317-477-4345.

Daniel Morgan is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. He can be reached at (317) 477-3228 or