Grand Opening of Watson 9 in Maryville, MO The GCBAA Foundation was pleased to include in their approvals of new Sticks for Kids Programs a unique project that involved several GCBAA Members. Mozingo Lake Golf Course in Maryville, Missouri is a 27-hole facility with a championship 18-hole course. Recently a nine-hole development course was designed by Tom Watson. The youth golf program consists of four-three day camps throughout the summer serving 150-300 kids at each camp. The goal of Mozingo is to have enough clubs through the Sticks for Kids Program so that all youth who participate will not need to have their own clubs. Financial aid is available for families that need help in having their children participate. Kyle Easter is the Head Golf Professional and in charge of the program. Golf Digest Magazine has named The Watson 9 at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park one of the top 15 Hybrid Mozingo Lake Golf Course Courses in North America. On Saturday, May 14 GCBAA Clubhouse and Newly dedicated Executive Director Justin Apel attended the grand opening Tom Watson statue of the new facility. Legendary Golfer Tom Watson played an inaugural round with area youth. GCBAA Charter and Certified Builder Mid-America Golf & Landscape, Inc. was contracted to do the construction. Funds from the Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation as well as Links Across America were used. ASGCA Members Tom Watson and Robert Gibbons contributed to the design. GCBAA Charter Member The Toro Welcome Plaque – Watson 9 Hole Company provided irrigation products. Development Course
Inaugural Round of the Watson 9 Course
GCBAA Builder Member Dominic Scarpelli, Mid-America Golf & Landscape, Inc.; Justin Apel; Robert Gibbons
Justin Apel on 9th Green (Photo credit Bob Gibbons)
GCBAA March Madness Winners Announced Thanks to all members that participated in the 2nd annual March Madness Tourney Challenge this spring. We are pleased to announce our 2016 winners: 1st Place – Jason Sloan, Frontier Golf (GCBAA OGIO Backpack) 2nd Place – Jon Beckmann, South Florida Golf Renovations (GCBAA YETI Tumbler) We hope you’ll join in the Madness next year!