KGA Mourns Passing of Miles Nichols
Former KGA President and long-time volunteer Miles Nichols passed away on January 25th at the age of 83. “Miles was the face of the KGA for many years,” recalls Kim Richey, KGA Executive Director. “For events in the northeast part of Kansas, Miles was always our Starter. He set the tone for the day with the players. He was always welcoming and fun. He did his job in an efficient and professional manner but he always made the guys feel good – which for some with the ‘first-tee jitters’ was a blessing.” Read more about Miles.
2015 Championship Schedule Released
The 2015 KGA competition schedule is set and ready for everyone’s game. Regardless of age, ability or time availability, there is an event on the schedule for any Kansas golfer with a desire or interest in testing their game – against others or even against their own goals.
“We are very excited about the events and championships being played in Kansas this year,” stated KGA Executive Director Kim Richey. “You don’t have to be a single digit handicap golfer to enjoy KGA competitions. We have something for everyone.” KGA championships are open for official entry starting on February 1st. Click here for more information.
2017 U.S. Junior Amateur to Flint Hills National
Flint Hills National Golf Club, in Andover, Kan., has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the host site for the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. The dates for the championship, which will be the third USGA championship hosted by Flint Hills National, are July 17-22. “Flint Hills National Golf Club is honored to be selected as the host site for the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur,” said Jeff M. Johnson, club president. “We look forward to partnering with the USGA and delivering a world-class venue that showcases amateur golf and the surrounding Andover and Wichita communities.” Click here to read the full release.
KGA Announces 2014 Players of the Year Honors
In the words of Bryan Norton, “it was a magical year”! The 55 year-old may think so, but by any objective measure Bryan Norton was clearly the best amateur golfer in Kansas in 2014. He is joined on the end-of-season stage by two other Kansas golfers who also had outstanding performances this year.
The Kansas Golf Association is pleased to announce its 2014 Players-of-the-Year. Bryan Norton is both the Player-of-the-Year and the Senior Player-of-the-Year. Zac Burton is the Mid-Amateur Player-of-the-Year, his first such award, and Sam Stevens three-peats as the Junior Player-of-the-Year. Click here to read about the accomplishments of these great Kansas golfers!
KGA Online Apparel Shop
Looking for a gift for the golfer in your family? The KGA is happy to announce the launching of an online apparel store through our partners at 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!