2011 Missouri Golf Association Schedule Released

Press Release

Jefferson City, MO — Tournament schedule of Missouri Golf Association runs May – October. Events are open to all Amateur Golfers in Missouri and surrounding States.

The over 1500 golf members of the Missouri Golf Association will have much to choose from in 2011, with some of the state's top golf courses serving as tournament host facilities. This includes boys and girls, ages 18 and younger, will have opportunities to play in over 15 events throughout the state of Missouri.

The MGA strives to provide affordable access to competitive golf, especially our junior golfers. The Junior Amateur does provide exemptions into American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) open events and will be played this season at Silo Ridge Golf Course in Bolivar, Missouri. The very popular Men's Senior Series events will begin in May and conclude in October after 16 events at the Meadow Lake Acres Country Club in New Bloomfield, Missouri for the Tour Championship.

The 2011 Missouri Amateur will be hosted this year by Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta, Missouri on June 21-26. The qualifiers for this event will start at The Falls in O'Fallon on May 31, Dalhousie GC in Cape Girardeau on June 1, Meadowbrook Golf & CC, Prairie Village, KS on June 2, Country Club of Missouri, Columbia on June 3, Twin Oaks CC in Springfield on June 6th.

The MGA has added a new event to the schedule this year Missouri State Club Team Championship. (Open to all MGA Member Clubs) This event will be held at the number one rated golf course in Missouri by our members, The Club at Porto Cima on September 25-27 in Sunrise Beach.

To view the entire 2011 schedule visit the MGA website.

About The Missouri Golf Association (MGA) www.mogolf.org

WHAT IS THE MGA?

The Missouri Golf Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf throughout the State of Missouri.

WHAT DOES THE MGA DO?

Date back to 1905; our Directors have devoted their time and effort to advance the great game of golf in all corners of our state. With the help of its Member Clubs, the MGA works to keep the game great by providing the services described below.

STATEWIDE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The MGA conducts several statewide championships each year. These include the Senior Series, Father/Son, Senior Four-Ball, Amateur, Junior Amateur, Junior Amateur Match Play, Amateur Stroke Play, Junior Collegiate Preview, Four-Ball, Senior Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Junior Team and the Hieronymus Cup Match. These events are open to all amateur golfers who meet eligibility requirements.

HANDICAP SYSTEMS

The MGA, in conjunction with the USGA, offers the GHIN (Golf Handicap and Information network) Member Service, which is used by over 250 golf courses in the State of Missouri. GHIN currently services 65 State and Regional Golf Associations with over two million golfers. This national network enables golfers of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis.

COURSE RATING AND MEASURING

The MGA is authorized to rate and measure golf courses statewide in accordance with USGA guidelines. This service is available to member clubs and courses.

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