Passion Fore the Game
While attending Missouri Golf Day meetings in Jefferson City, Rick Grayson (PGA) and Brad Demo (Midwest Section PGA Executive Director) met up with actor Lucas Black. Lucas has been in numerous movies include the current film 42 as Pee Wee Reese and Seven Days In Utopia (2011). Rick with the Connie Morris Golf learning Center in Springfield, Missouri is the 2012 National PGA Junior Golf Leader Award Recipient. Rick has been giving lessons to Lucas for about four years and that is how their friendship began. Both men share a passion for the game of golf and growing the game through junior golf programs. Last year, Lucas and ESPN broadcaster, Chris Berman, took the champions title in the 3M Celebrity Challenge at Pebble Beach Golf Links with an 18th hole sudden death playoff chip shot. The champions received $40,000 for charities of their choice. The Columbia Junior Golf Foundation and the Heart of the Ozarks Junior Golf Foundation both received $20,000.
Come join us for the Midwest Junior PGA Championship at Fred Arbanas Golf Course on June 24-25, 2013. This fun filled event has various age groups to participate in: 12 & under, 13-15 and 16-18 with boys and girls divisions. The 12 & under age group will play nine holes on the par 3 course on June 24th. Players will receive give aways, lunch and an extra nine holes with a parent afterwards if desired. The top three boys and girls in the 12 & under will receive plaques.
Ages 13-18 will play 36 holes over the two day event. Players will receive give aways and lunch on day two. The top three boys and top three girls in each age division will receive plaques. The overall boy and girl champions will receive plaques and qualify to advance to the National PGA of America event on July 30-August 2, 2013 at Trump National Golf Club-Washington D.C. in Potomic Falls, Virginia.