KS Golf Hall of Fame to Induct Two in Class of 2014
The Kansas Golf Foundation has selected two Kansans for induction into the Kansas Golf Hall of Fame, Class of 2014. Ross Randall, of Lawrence, and Fred Rowland, of Leawood, will join 38 men and women previously honored for their accomplishments and contributions to the game of golf. Ross Randall was the University of Kansas men’s golf coach from 1980 to 2007, and doubled as the women’s coach from 1981-1984. Fred Rowland enters the Hall of Fame in the Amateur Player category based on his distinguished playing career. Click here for the full release.
Mid-Amateur Entry Deadline is April 23
The 26th Kansas Mid-Amateur Championship is just around the corner. The 2014 Mid-Amateur will be held on May 3-4 (a weekend) at Eagle Bend Golf Course in Lawrence. If you have trouble getting away from work for weekday tournaments, here is your chance to play the first KGA championship of 2014 on a weekend! The Mid-Amateur is a 36-hole stroke play competition open to KGA members age 25 & older and features gross & net scoring competitions within three age divisions (25 to 34, 35 to 49, 50 & older). If you have not played Eagle Bend recently, we encourage you to come check out all the great changes made by course superintendent Darin Pearson and his great staff. The deadline for entry into the Mid-Amateur is Wednesday, April 23 at 4:00 pm. Click here for more information and to enter online.
USGA APL Championship Memories: Bill McDonald
Bill McDonald, then a 20-year-old rising junior at Washburn University, defeated Dean Wilson Jr., of Omaha, Neb., 5 and 3, to win the 1964 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Francis A. Gross Golf Course in Minneapolis. The Topeka, Kan., resident later became a guidance counselor and elementary school teacher in the Detroit metro area, working in education for 33 years before retiring and returning to Topeka. McDonald competed in 15 APLs – he qualified for 14 – and two U.S. Senior Amateur Championships. The final U.S. APL will be held this summer at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton on the 50th anniversary of Bill’s victory. Read more about Bill’s victory in this USGA Q&A.
KGA Online Apparel Shop Now Open
The KGA is happy to announce the launching of an online apparel store through Planet Pro Shop, where you can buy KGA logo gear from Nike, Adidas, Puma and other brands. Apparel can be customized with different KGA logos and KGA championships. Click here to check it out!