2018 Watson Challenge

To Determine the Best Golfer in the Greater Kansas City Golf Community

Watson Challenge General Information

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When: June 8-10, 2018

Where: Shadow Glen Golf Course

What: The Watson Challenge — 54 Hole Golf Tournament

Purpose: The Watson Challenge is the vision of Tom Watson with the purpose to determine the best player in the greater Kansas City golf community. The Watson Challenge has a field of 48 players, which is comprised of the best professionals and amateurs living in the greater Kansas City golf community.

Beneficiary: The First Tee of Greater Kansas City is the beneficiary of the Watson Challenge, whose mission is to impact the lives of young people in the local community by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life enhancing values through the game of golf. In its ninth year of competition, to date this event has raised over $500,000 for the chapter’s scholarship fund. www.thefirstteekc.org


  • Tickets will also be available for purchase during the event and cost $25/ticket.
  • Each ticket is good for the entire three-day tournament.
  • All juniors 18 years of age and under do NOT need a ticket.
  • Tickets can be purchased at Shadow Glen Golf Course or online line at the following link:


Thanks all,



Special Thanks to our Watson Challenge Supporters:

Royal Troon Sponsors (1,000)


Affinity Enterprise Group

Benefits Direct

Allen Booe

Boyer & Corporon Wealth

Centric Projects

CLO Foundation

CrossFirst Bank

Scott and Melanie Dalton

Delta Dental

Dermatology Consultants

Robert Fitzpatrick

Dr. Alan Foster

Frank, Schultz and Mullen

Frank Governal

The Fisher Family


Dr. Mark Lavin


Merrill Lynch

Mission Electronics

Brett and Molly Lane

James Nolan

Brian O’Rourke

Olympic Equipment

Mark Otterstrom

Paul Ridgway Agency

Terry and Mary Putney

Reliance Standard

Roger Samuel

Peter Shriver

Steve and Martha Sparks

Jeff and Jenny Spencer

Standard Insurance

SunLife Insurance

Jerry and Marla Tanner


Eric Vosburgh

John and Debbie Walker

Stephen Warren

Weber Carpet

Jerry Wiley

Kirk Wulff