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KCGA Welcomes USGA P.J. Boatwright Intern

Categories: Headlines, Top Story, Uncategorized | Posted: February 28, 2013 | No Comments »

 

Lauren Pettoruto from Windham, New Hampshire, comes to the Kansas City Golf Association with a background in communications and media. She graduated from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications where she played on both the Valient field hockey and softball teams. Her interest in golf administration led her to the USGA P.J. Boatwright Internship and she looks forward to this opportunity working with the KCGA.

“We are excited to have Lauren working with the KCGA this year. We feel that her strengths will add to the team and make 2013 a great season.” -Doug Habel

KCGA to Induct Three into Hall of Fame

Categories: Community News, Headlines, Top Story, Uncategorized | Posted: November 12, 2014 | No Comments »

Local touring professional Bob Stone and renowned amateur Karen Schull MacGee will add their names to the roster of local golf greats when they are inducted into the Kansas City Golf Hall of Fame in the class of 2014.

Joining this duo of great players will be the “The Foursome,” golfing pioneers who took on “Jim Crow” and opened public golf facilities to players of color in the 1950s.

In the early 20th Century, the movement to build municipal golf courses was seen as a way to democratize the game, allowing the poor and middle-class to enjoy the values of health, recreation and camaraderie associated with playing golf. But these same values were denied to men and women of color. Until The Foursome came along.

These four men: George Johnson, Reuben Benton, Sylvester “Pat” Johnson and Leroy Doty changed that in March 1950. They drove “up the hill” from the hardscrabble nine-hole course blacks were allowed to play (Swope #2) to the A.W. Tillinghast designed Swope #1 (now Swope Memorial).

Demanding the “right” to play the course their tax dollars were used to maintain, the four were turned away by the man behind the desk. Unwilling to accept “no” for an answer, they laid their money on the counter and proceeded to the first tee where, to threats of arrest, they took on “Jim Crow” and won. It wasn’t quick or easy, but their heroic first steps eventually opened the gates of city owned facilities to all people, regardless of race.

Bob Stone won more than 45 times as a professional, including the Florida Citrus Open on the PGA Tour in 1969. He found success throughout the country from the mid-1950s to the 1980s always returning to his club professional roots at Rockwood and later, at Crackerneck Golf Club in Independence.

In the 1981 US Senior Open, Stone finished tied with legends Arnold Palmer and Billy Casper. In the 18-hole Monday playoff he surged into an early lead, only to be overtaken by a streaking Palmer, but besting Casper by three strokes.

Stone was a contender in state Open Championships throughout the mid-west winning multiple times in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kentucky and Wisconsin. He was Midwest Section PGA Champion four times, US Open Sectional qualifier three times and Senior Open qualifier twice.

Karen Schull MacGee was a graduate of Southwest High School and the University of Kansas. Between 1958 and 1980 MacGee was “the one to beat” in women’s golf in the Kansas City area. She won the Kansas Women’s Amateur five times, the Missouri Women’s Amateur seven times and had twelve Kansas City Match Play and Country Club District championships.

After winning the KC Match Play championship for the eighth time in 1980, MacGee opted to focus on her career in nursing and stepped away from competitive golf.

The Kansas City Golf Hall of Fame was created in 2012 to cap the celebration of the centennial anniversary of the KCGA. The Hall recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of area amateur and professional golfers, teaching professionals, golf course superintendents and pioneers of the game.

Stone, MacGee and “The Foursome” join the golf greats who were inducted in the inaugural class last year. That class included local legend Tom Watson, long-time teaching pro Stan Thirsk, turf grass pioneer and golf course superintendent Chester Mendenhall, Opal Hill accomplished player, teacher and one of the founders of the LPGA, 1927 US Women’s’ Amateur Champion Miriam Burns (Horn) Tyson, former KCGA Executive Director Bob Reid and 25-year Blue Hills professional Leland “Duke” Gibson.

The induction ceremonies will take place in conjunction with the annual meeting of the KCGA Board of Directors on November 15, 2015 at Indian Hills Country Club at 12:00 p.m. For press credentials to the event, please contact Matt Williams at matt@kcgolf.org

Team Kansas Retains the Stateline Cup

Categories: Headlines, Results, StateLine Amateur Tour, Top Story, Uncategorized | Posted: October 30, 2014 | No Comments »

The Stateline Cup Matches were played on October 30th, on a beautiful day at Firekeeper Golf Course in Mayetta, KS. The matches pitted a team of Missouri players against a team of Kansas players. There were six four-ball matches, six foursomes matches and twelve singles matches.

The matches were close all day but team Kansas did what they needed to do to retain the cup for another year, as they ended in a 12-12 tie.

Click here to see the scores…

Terranova Tears Up Back Nine to Win

Categories: Regional Championships, Results, Top Story, Uncategorized | Posted: October 21, 2014 | No Comments »

Wolf Creek G.C. — The course and weather conditions could not be better for the 2014 Kansas City Masters.  The wind was so still, conversations carried hundreds of yards and through the majestic oaks surrounding Wolf Creek Golf Club.  As the final round began, three men shared the lead at two under par setting the stage for a shootout to complete the 2014 KCGA season.

A chaotic leaderboard changed throughout the final round as players jockeyed for position heading into the back nine.  With nine holes remaining a half dozen players had a chance to take home the final crystal of the year.  It looked like Steve Groom and Joseph Winslow in the final pairing were going to duke it out over the home stretch, but both players found trouble early on the back nine.  A double bogey for Groom on ten and back to back bogeys on eleven and twelve put both players in black numbers for the first time.

In the group ahead, Mark Terranova quietly moved up the leaderboard after making a birdie on the par four thirteenth.  Terranova looked like he would drop a stroke at the par three fifteenth hole after a poor approach, but after a ten foot slider and a monster fist pump he escaped with par.  Terranova then birdied to take the outright lead on seventeen at even par.

Heading to eighteen, it looked like it would take at least even par to fend off the challengers.  After a well placed tee shot, Terranova fired his approach to the backstop behind the front hole location on number eighteen.  There was a nervous hesitation as it looked like the ball might stop precariously on the slope, which would have left a nearly impossible two putt, but gravity prevailed and the ball gently drifted back to the hole.  Terranova holed the putt for good measure and capped the victory finishing as the only player under par for the thirty-six hole championship.

“I am very happy for Mark,” said Matt Williams, KCGA Executive Director.  “He has been close so many times in our events and he finally closed it out. His back-nine today was some of the highest quality golf I have seen this year.”

While Groom finished in second, he took home low Senior honors and continues to establish himself as one of the great senior players in the region.

The KCGA would like to thank the staff of Wolf Creek Golf Club for hosting the event.

For complete results click here!

Three Tied for Lead at KC Masters

Categories: Headlines, Men's Golf, Regional Championships, Results, Top Story | Posted: October 20, 2014 | No Comments »

Wolf Creek Golf Club — The 2014 KC Masters began with incredible October weather this morning.  Temperatures started in the mid 60s and hovered around 70 degrees for most of the day.  The weather was a stark contrast to the 2013 KC Masters where the wind and chilly temperatures created extremely difficult playing conditions.

Four players took advantage through the first nine holes and posted front nine, under par rounds. The back nine of Wolf Creek would claim several victims and only three players were able to complete under par rounds.

University of South Florida standout, Joseph Winslow, was one of only a few players to card a back nine better than his front.  With four birdies and a blemish free back nine, Winslow posted 36 – 34 to finish at two under 70.

Former KC Amateur champion, Steve Groom, would match Winslow’s total with a par of 35s to post 70.  Groom’s only misstep was a bogey on the difficult 444 yard eighteenth.

Completing tomorrow’s final pairing will be Craig Broswick.  Broswick led all competitors after nine holes firing a blistering three under 33 on the opening nine. He followed the opening nine with a back nine 70.  His only dropped shot came at the difficult down hill par 3 eleventh.

Twenty-seven competitors will return to Wolf Creek tomorrow in the final regional championship of the season.  Up for grabs are the year’s final player of the year points and positioning for the 2015 Watson Challenge.

For complete results of today’s action click here.

StateLine Player of the Year Awards

Categories: Spotlight, Top Story | Posted: October 10, 2014 | No Comments »

    Another StateLine Amateur Tour year in the books as last weekend closed out the season with the Tour Championship. It has been an exciting year in all divisions and on behalf of the KCGA staff we would like to thank everyone who played this year.
It feels like just yesterday when we started the Tour back in April at Sycamore Ridge Golf Course or when we had an incredible 118 players at The Nicklaus Club in May.

One of the best highlights from the year happened at Hillcrest Golf and Country Club when Addie Chapin dominated the boys and won the Players Division by three strokes. Another great highlight came from Phil Bartimus when he fired off a 4 under, 68 at The Nicklaus Club at Lionsgate. He had a total of eight birdies on the day and six of those birdies came on the back nine.

It has been an exciting year for the StateLine Amateur Tour! Below is your Player of the Year Golfers by division:

Open Division: Michael Greene

Michael Greene with his tee shot at The Country Club at Loch Lloyd for the 2014 Watson Challenge.

Michael Greene with his tee shot at The Country Club at Loch Lloyd for the 2014 Watson Challenge.

     In the Open Division Michael Greene dominated this year. He had a total of four victories on the year and recorded two more top five finishes, including finishing fourth at the StateLine Tour Championship. Michael has had an outstanding 2014, with his best finish of the year coming at Creekmoor Golf Course where he shot a 4 under, 68 and had a total of seven birdies on the day. Outside of the StateLine Tour Michael qualified for the final USAPL at Sand Creek Station, and also qualified to the US Open Sectional. He also was a quarter-finalist in the 99th Match Play Championship and a semi-finalist at the 53rd Heart of America Four Ball. Congratulations to Michael on a great 2014 and on winning the 2014 Open Division Player of the Year Award.

Players Division: Michael Buckhouse

Michael Buckhouse staring down his birdie attempt at Hillcrest Golf and Country Club.

Michael Buckhouse staring down his birdie attempt at Hillcrest Golf and Country Club.

     Not only is he good with money and the skins game but he can also play golf as well. Michael Buckhouse had a great 2014 season winning Player of the Year for the Gross Division in the Players Division. Michael recorded two victories in the Gross Division this year with one of them coming at the StateLine Tour Championship. He also finished in the top 5 six times this year. His lowest round came in the first round of the StateLine Tour Championship where he battled the windy conditions and cold to shoot a 1 under 70. He had a total of four birdies on the day and held off Rich Nigh in the second round to go on the win. Congrats to Michael on being named the 2014 Players Division Player of the Year. Does this mean he is moving to the Open Division?

Players Division (Net): Greg Hillman

Greg Hillman bundled for warmth at the Tour Championship at Shoal Creek.

Greg Hillman bundled for warmth at the Tour Championship at Shoal Creek.

     In the Players Net Division Greg Hillman finished on top of the points list this year. He started and finished the season in great fashion with a win at Sycamore Ridge in the first event and a T1 in the StateLine Tour Championship. Greg played in nine events this year and finished six of those events inside the Top 5. His low NET score for the year came in round one of the StateLine Tour Championship when he fired off a 4 under, 67. Congratulations to Greg on winning the 2014 Player Net Division Player of the Year.

Senior Division: Steve Groom

Steve Groom awaiting his putt on #9 at The Country Club at Loch Lloyd for the 2014 Camaraderie Cup. Steve would go on to win six points for team amateurs.

Steve Groom awaiting his putt on #9 at The Country Club at Loch Lloyd for the 2014 Camaraderie Cup. Steve would go on to win six points for team amateurs.

     Anyone who knows golf in Kansas City knows who Steve Groom is. This year in the Senior Division Steve played in seven total events and won five of those events. He finished in second place in the other two events. He finished the year strong with a victory at the StateLine Tour Championship at Shoal Creek Golf Course. It has been an impressive year for Steve on the StateLine Tour and outside of the tour as well. Steve started his year out strong after finishing in 6th place against the best professionals and amateurs in Kansas City at the Watson Challenge at Loch Lloyd. He continued his great year with Top Five finishes in both the Missouri Senior Am and the Missouri Mid-Am. Steve finally broke into the winners circle with a victory at the Kansas City Amateur Championship in the Senior Division with a 7 under finish after three rounds. Congratulations to Steve Groom the 2014 Senior Player of the Year.

Legends Division: Ron Brewer

Ron Brewer speaking with Rod Wray from Wolf Creek prior to the Semi-Final KC Cup match at Milburn Country Club. Wolf Creek would go on to win that match and the next one to become the 2014 Kansas City Cup Champions.

Ron Brewer speaking with Rod Wray from Wolf Creek prior to the Semi-Final KC Cup match at Milburn Country Club. Wolf Creek would go on to win that match and the next one to become the 2014 Kansas City Cup Champions.

     The most consistent player from 2014 goes to Ron Brewer who is the 2014 Legends Division Player of the Year. Ron competed in ten events on the year and finished outside the Top 5 just once. He added two victories to that and finished second in three events including the Tour Championship. His low score for the year came at Creekmoor Golf Course where he shot a remarkable +1, 73. He went on to finish second in that event. Mr. Consistent never found himself in trouble on the course this year which helped him to finish on top of the points list. Outside of the StateLine Tour Ron helped to captain the 2014 Kansas City Cup Champions from Wolf Creek. Ron also was a semi-finalist in the 53rd Heart of America Four Ball, and finished tied for Second in the Kansas City Amateur Championship Legends Division. When Ron is not playing golf he is volunteering with the KCGA as a rules official. Thanks again Ron for all that you do to support the KCGA, and congrats on winning the 2014 Legends Player of the Year award.

Legends Division (Net): John Pawsat

John Pawsat with his putt from just off the green on #5 on the Posse at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex.

John Pawsat with his putt from just off the green on #5 on the Posse at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex.

     John is another one of the most consistent golfers on the tour this year. He might not hit it the farthest but it always goes straight and stays out of trouble. John competed in eight events this year and finished outside the Top 5 just once. He had one victory of the year at The Nicklaus Club at Lionsgate and added two second place and two third places finishes to that. His low of the year came at The Nicklaus Club where he shot a NET score of 7 under, 65. He finished the year strong with a T3 at the Tour Championship at Shoal Creek Golf Course. Congrats to John for becoming the 2014 Legends Net Player of the Year.

Thanks again for everyone who competed this year. Keep your eyes on the website for the 2015 schedule coming out soon. Be sure to check out the photos from this year Below is Tournament Results from the 2014 Season:

Sycamore Ridge Golf Course – April 9th
• Open Division: Michael Greene (-1,71)
• Players Division: Jamie Lyndes and Greg Hillman (+6,78)
• Players Net Division: Greg Hillman (-3,69)
• Senior Division: Charlie Schorgl (+2,74)
• Legends Division: Grant Renne (+5,76)
• Legends Net Division: Ron Brewer and Pat Goeke (-2,69)
• Women’s Division: Audrey Judd (+8,77)
To see the full results from the event Click Here!

Staley Farms Golf Club – April 23rd
• Open Division: Dave Cunningham (+3,75)
• Players Division: Matt Barberich (+2,74)
• Players Net Division: Matt Barberich and Brett Ricky (+1,73)
• Senior Division: Charlie Schorgl and Ernie Swart (+5,77)
• Legends Division: Ronnie Walters (+2,74)
• Legends Net Division: Bob Hunter (-6,66)
• Women’s Division: Jettie Bezek (+15,87)
To see the full results from the event Click Here!

Paradise Pointe Golf Complex – May 15th
• Open Division: Derek Nicholson, Don Walsworth, Jon Troutman (+5,77)
• Players Division: Mark Worthey (+4,76)
• Players Net Division: Mark Worthey and Dale Hotop (-1,71)
• Senior Division: Ed Walsworth and Charlie Schorgl (+3,75)
• Legends Division: Ronnie Walters (+7,79)
• Legends Net Division: Ronnie Walters (+1,73)
• Women’s Division: Jettie Bezek (+15,87)
To see the full results from the event Click Here!

The Nicklaus Club at Lionsgate – May 27th
• Open Division: Phil Bartimus (-4,68)
• Players Division: Matt Barberich (E, 72)
• Players Net Division: Josh Williams (-5,67)
• Senior Division: Frank Booth (-4,68)
• Legends Division: Bob McKinney and Richard Landon (+3,75)
• Legends Net Division: John Pawsat (-7,65)
• Women’s Players Division: Addie Chapin (+7,79)
• Women’s Open Division: Audrey Judd (+3,75)
To see the full results from the event Click Here!

Ironhorse Golf Club – June 25th
• Open Division: Mark Terranova (40)
• Players Division: Marko Ungashick (34)
• Players Net Division: Brian Moeller (45)
• Senior Division: Ed Walsworth (41)
• Legends Division: David Hornaday (35)
• Legends Net Division: Pat Goeke (42)
• Women’s Division: Pat Seber-Bradley (22)
To see the full results from the event Click Here!

Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club – July 21st
• Open Division: Brent Mertz (+3,74)
• Players Division: Mark Worthey, Wes Lowe, and Chris Meyer (+6,77)
• Players Net Division: Dale Hotop (-5,66)
• Senior Division: Andy Smith and Rob Gleissner (+1,72)
• Legends Division: Ron Brewer (+3,74)
• Legends Net Division: Frank Muehlbach (-3,68)
• Women’s Division: Lindsey Mateer (+7, 78)
To see the full results from the event Click Here!

The Golf Club at Creekmoor – August 14th
• Open Division: Michael Greene (-4,68)
• Players Division: Matt Barberich (-2,70)
• Players Net Division: Matt Barberich and Michael Buckhouse (-3,69)
• Senior Division: Greg Loteckie and Steve Groom (-3,69)
• Legends Division: David Hornaday (-2,70)
• Legends Net Division: David Hornaday (-6,66)
To see the full results from the event Click Here!

Hillcrest Golf and Country Club – August 26th
• Open Division: Brent Mertz (-2,70)
• Players Division: Addie Chapin (+1,73)
• Players Net Division: Addie Chapin (-8,64)
• Senior Division: Steve Groom (-6,66)
• Legends Division: Jim Lodes and Bob McKinney (+2,74)
• Legends Net Division: Pat Goeke (-6,66)
To see the full results from the event Click Here!

St. Joseph Country Club – September 8th
• Open Division: Don Walsworth and Michael Greene (E,71)
• Players Division: Michael Buckhouse (+3,74)
• Players Net Division: Michael Buckhouse (-1,70)
• Senior Division: Steve Groom (+1,72)
• Legends Division: Ron Brewer (+6,77)
• Legends Net Division: Mike Findley (-2,69)
To see the full results from the event Click Here!

St. Andrew’s Golf Course – September 26th
• Open Division: Michael Greene (-3,68)
• Players Division: Rich Nigh (-1,70)
• Players Net Division: Dale Hotop (-6,65)
• Senior Division: Steve Groom (-1,70)
• Legends Division: Jim Lodes (+2,73)
• Legends Net Division: John Breau (-4,67)
To see the full results from the event Click Here!

StateLine Tour Championship at Shoal Creek Golf Course – October 3rd-4th
• Open Division: Mark Terranova (+5,147)
• Players Division: Michael Buckhouse (+7,149)
• Players Net Division: Greg Hillman (-1,141)
• Senior Division: Steve Groom (+1,143)
• Legends Division: Fran Ferns (+8,150)
• Legends Net Division: Ron Brewer (-1,141)
To see the full results from the event Click Here!

Three Teams from Kansas City Qualify

Categories: Men's Golf, Top Story, USGA Qualifiers | Posted: October 7, 2014 | No Comments »

The inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship in May 2015 will be hosted at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. The first inaugural qualifier was held today at Kansas City Country Club. The course was in championship condition, and the KCGA staff would like to thank Andy Fisher and the members at Kansas City Country Club for the use of their club.

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Tyler Shelton and his caddie stare down his birdie putt on the short Par 3, #2. He would go on to make the putt and secure a spot in the Four-Ball Championship.

The qualifier had 45 teams competing for three qualifier spots and two alternates. With some of the best players in Kansas City playing together; the competitive was going to be tough.
After 18-holes of competition six teams finished T1 with a 4 under, 66. The six teams that were left would compete in a playoff for the three qualifying positions.

The team of Chelle/Fiscus would come out on fire on the first hole at KCCC. After an incredible drive and second shot Cole Chelle sank his 5ft birdie putt on the first hole to secure the first qualifier position.

In the second playoff group Jon Troutman had an amazing second shot from the rough to put the ball with 15ft of the hole. He would then proceed to sink his birdie putt to secure the team of Walsworth/Troutman as the second qualifier position.

The third and final spot would have to wait until the second hole. With all of the pressure on him Tyler Shelton hit his tee shot on the short Par 3 to within 3 feet. Then after watching all of the birdie attempts from the competitors fail to find the hole, Tyler sank his birdie putt.

The final qualifier spot would go to the team of Albers/Shelton. After the putt we asked Tyler how he handled the pressure in the playoff, and he replied, “I did not feel that much pressure on the hole. The distance really set up nicely for me so I knew what shot I needed to hit. The competitors’ concentration was really on there on the green but I knew the putt was straight and all I have to do was give it a little push.”

The last two teams left competed on the uphill 9th hole for the first and second alternate position. After a missed birdie attempt from the team of Amundson/Martin, the team of Englander/Healer sunk their short birdie putt to become the first alternate.

Thank you everyone who came out to compete in the first qualifier for the inaugural USGA Four-Ball Championship and good luck to those teams that qualified.

To see the full results Click Here.

Stateline Tour Championship is in the Books

Categories: Headlines, Results, StateLine Amateur Tour, Top Story, Uncategorized | Posted: October 4, 2014 | No Comments »

Steve Groom, of Raytown, MO fired an even par 71 today on a tough day at Shoal Creek Golf Club to take home the title in the Senior division of the Stateline Tour Championship. Groom was the first round leader after a 72 in round one. Tom Leonard, Greg Loteckie and Ed Walsworth were all close behind and within striking distance, but Groom never faltered and cruised to a four shot victory.

In the Legends division, Fran Ferns, of Leawood, KS won his first Stateline Tour championship with an 8-over 150 total. Ferns shot a 2-over 73 the first day, which gave him a lead of two shots over Ron Brewer and three shots over Jim Lodes and Brad Robinson. Fern’s led by only one with two holes remaining, but was able to hold on for the victory. Ron Brewer took home the title in the net competition with a 141.

In the Players division, first round leader Michael Buckhouse, of Lawrence, KS struggled a bit down the stretch, but was able to secure the championship. Buckhouse, who shot a 1-under 70 in round one got off to a great start and looked like he would cruise to an easy victory, but a few bad holes made things interesting. Ultimately, Buckhouse’s total of 149 would win by 2 over runner-up Ritch Nigh. Greg Hillman took home the net championship with a 141.

Finally, in the Open division, Mark Terranova, of Overland Park, KS, came from behind to secure the title with a 5-over 147. Terranova trailed first round leader Josh Weems by one shot after the opening round, but quickly made up that deficit in round two and played a solid back nine to clinch the win.

Click here for complete results.

Rain Causes Delay in Round One at StateLine Tour Championship

Categories: Men's Golf, Top Story | Posted: October 3, 2014 | No Comments »

Cold weather, rain, and windy conditions made the first round of the StateLine Tour Championship a tough one. Weather did start to

Michael Buckhouse was not effected by the cold or the rain at Shoal Creek today; he fired off a -1, 70.

Michael Buckhouse was not effected by the cold or the rain at Shoal Creek today; he fired off a -1, 70.

warm up when skies cleared up after a 1 hour and 10 minute rain delay in the morning.

The Legends Division was first out this morning and they were bundled up for warmth. The cold did not seem to bother Fran Ferns who is the leader after 18-holes. Fran shot a +2, 73. Fran struggled in the weather early in the morning but played much better on the back nine when the weather cleared. Fran was -1 on the back nine.

In the Senior Division Steve Groom continued his dominating run in 2014 with a +1, 72. He is followed closely by Tom Leonard who is two strokes back after a first round 74. Tom finished off his impressive round with a birdie on 18.

There is a close battle for first in the Open Division. Josh Weems leads after round one with a +1, 72 but is followed closely by a pack of great players. One shot back in second is Mark Terranova with a 73, and behind him is a two way tie for third between Don Walsworth and Brent Mertz. It will be a tight race in tomorrow’s round.

And finally in the Players Division saw an outstanding first round from Michael Buckhouse. He shot the low score for the day with a -1, 70. He had four birdies on the day and missed a three footer on the 7th hole for another birdie.

The second round is tomorrow starting at 8:00am. Make sure to follow the action online.

To see the full results from today Click Here!

Weather Delay for StateLine Tour Championship

Categories: Top Story | Posted: October 3, 2014 | No Comments »

Play has been delayed due to lighting in the area.

We are going to resume the round at 10:30am with the total delay being 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Please check with the twitter and website for further information.

 

Matt Williams to Leave KCGA

Categories: Community News, Top Story | Posted: October 1, 2014 | No Comments »

KCGA Offices — After three seasons with the Kansas City Golf Association, KCGA Executive Director Matt Williams announced he will be leaving the KCGA.  Matt will be taking the Executive Director position of the Georgia State Golf Association.

“Today is a day of mixed emotions for my family and I,” explained Williams.  “We are so grateful of the opportunity afforded us by the Kansas City Golf Association and so very thankful for the friendships and relationships we have forged here in Kansas City.  Honestly, when I took this position, I thought I would be here for a long time.”  Williams continued by saying, “I inherited a gem of a golf association when I came to Kansas City and I hope to leave it in just a little better shape than where I found it.  I would like to thank the board and executive committee for their leadership over the past three season as well as the volunteers and staff for their tireless efforts in improving the game of golf in Kansas City.” 

The Kansas City Golf Association is already working on finding the next leader for amateur golf in the region.  Current KCGA president, Taylor McCann, had this to say about the KCGA’s transition plan.

“From my discussions with Matt, the Georgia State Golf Association is a wonderful opportunity for him and his family. The KCGA appreciates Matt’s hard work and dedication over the past three seasons and we wish him and his family the very best. Matt will be with us through the middle of November to ensure that we will be able to fulfill all of this season’s competitive obligations.

The Executive Committee has already begun discussions regarding the future of our organization. In my opinion, our association is in a great position to attract a talented leader. The KCGA is widely known for its professionalism and remarkable support team of volunteers. The association is healthy financially and has a strong competition program in place. I am extremely confident that we will be able to attract an excellent leader for our organization and remain very excited about the KCGA’s future. Thank you all for your continued support and service to the game in our area.”