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Kansas Golf Associaition

2017 High Plains Amateur

The Golf Club at Southwind, Garden City
August 26-27, 2017

Tournament Links

Southwind Schedule of Events

Saturday, August 26th -- First round (18 holes) - 8:00 am - #1 tee

Sunday, August 27th -- Second round (18 holes) - 8:00 am - #1 & #10 tees

Host Club Information

The Golf Club at Southwind
77 Grandview Drive
Garden City, KS  67846
(620) 275-4080
The Golf Club at Southwind # 15

General Manager: Cole Wasinger
Head Golf Professional: Cole Wasinger
Superintendent: Casey Sullivan


Male amateurs regardless of age or affiliation.

Entry Fee and Deadline

$135.  Deadline for entry is Sunday, August 20th at 4:00 pm.


36 holes of individual stroke play with three age divisions.  Champion to be determined in each division.  The event may be shortened to 18 holes if weather cancels either round.  Gift certificates from the host club will be awarded in amounts to be determined based on the number of total entries within each division.


Three age divisions:

  • Open (any age, gross scoring only)
  • Masters (at least 35 years old as of August 26, 2017; gross & net scoring)
  • Senior (at least 50 years old as of August 26, 2017; gross & net scoring)

Pairings and Order of Play

All players will be paired in groups of three for all rounds and courses.

Round One Order of Play (by division): Determined by course starting schedule

Round Two Order of Play (by division): Senior, Masters, Open

Southwind Course Set-Up

The golf course will be set-up at approximately:

  • 6,900 yards (Open Division)
  • 6,650 yards (Masters Division)
  • 6,450 yards (Senior Division)

CLICK HERE for Yardage Sheet

Players Lunch

As part of your entry fee, the KGA will provide lunch to all players during both rounds of the championship
.  There will be no Saturday evening players' dinner provided.  Players that wish to have dinner/socialize at The Golf Club at Southwind on Saturday evening are more than welcome to do so.  Please contact the KGA office (kim@kansasgolf.org) for more information on making dinner reservations.

Practice Round

Please contact the golf shop at The Golf Club at Southwind at (620) 275-4080 to arrange a practice round.  Practice rounds are complimentary on Friday, August 25th.  

Clubhouse and Practice Facilities

Clubhouse and practice facilities open one hour prior to the first starting time.  Practice facilities are for tournament contestants use only.

Defending Champions

Garden City junior golfer Sion Audrain claimed his first KGA title at the 2016 High Plains Amateur at Southwind.  Audrain posted rounds of 70-73--143 to finish two shots better than Garden City Community College golfer Dominic Pollock.  In the Masters Division, Salina's Sean Robertson entered the winner's circle after edging Southwind member Eric Larsen by one shot.  In the Senior Division, KGA veteran Michael Casamento of Wichita continued his hot summer of play with a victory in the 50 & over division.  Casamento used rounds of 75-72--147 to finish three shots ahead of runner-up Fran Matthias of Topeka.

Carts, Spectators and Caddies

Carts are available at the expense of the player.  Only two carts are allowed per starting time.  Spectators and caddies are always welcome at KGA Championships.  Spectator carts are available at the discretion and price set by the host club.

Championship Policies

Click here for read information on Hard Card, Conditions of Competition, Electronic Devices, Pace of Play, Withdrawal, Conduct, Dress Code, Footwear and other policies.


There will be no registration at this event.  You are responsible to be at your assigned starting tee at least five (5) minutes prior to your scheduled starting time.  This will give you adequate time to receive instructions and information from the Starter.

Score Posting

Scores from each round of this championship will be posted to the GHIN Handicap System using ESC (equitable stroke control).


Click here to view hotels in the area with preferred rates.

Additionally, KGA golfers are invited to stay at the Clarion Inn at a preferred rate of $83/night.  Please call the hotel at (620) 275-7471 and reference the "KGA BLOCK" to receive the preferred rate.

Method of Payments

The Golf Club at Southwind accepts TBA for all purchases.

Close of Competition

The competition shall be deemed to have closed when the symbolic prize for the event has been presented, or if no ceremony, when all scores and results have been approved by the Committee.

Good luck to all contestants and thank you for your support of your golf association.  Your expressions of thanks to the staff of the host club and KGA volunteers are always appreciated!