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Kansas Golf Associaition

Attention Weekend Warriors!

If you are one of those golfers that likes the challenge of competition but your job and family duties limit your time on the golf course to the weekend – here’s your chance!

The KGA has THREE multi-day championships that will give you a great opportunity to compete against some of the best golfers in Kansas, both gross and net, while playing on outstanding golf courses.

The inaugural Konza Prairie Amateur Championship will lead the way on May 30-31 at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan.  This is the first weekend after Memorial Day so your game should be in great shape by then.

This event will have three divisions and scoring will be done with the Modified Stableford system (remember the old PGA Tour event The International played at Castle Pines?)  The Prairie Fire division will be for the overall championship.  Players in this division will play the longest set of tees (set for the day’s weather conditions and course set-up) and scoring will be by gross points only.  The Flint division will be for any competitor of all ages who wants to compete for either a gross or net prize.  This division will play a shorter set of tees.  The remaining division will be called the Bison division for the senior golfers age 50 and older.  They will play a senior set of tees and compete for both gross and net prizes.

This will be the only KGA championship to use the Modified Stableford method of scoring, and it will help establish and maintain a good pace of play and create some “drama” in the competition.   The entry fee is $150 with a golf cart included and the entry deadline is May 25th.

The Kansas Amateur Stroke Play Championship, known as The Railer, will be played for the fifth time on June 26-28.  It is a 54-hole stroke play event on Friday through Sunday at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton.  This championship continues to grow in popularity and appeal as the KGA’s event to crown our state’s stroke play champion.   There are only two divisions; the Open division and the Senior division.  There’s no net competition for this one and the quality of play is outstanding.   The entry fee is $200 and the entry deadline is June 19th.

The summer wraps up with the popular and competitive High Plains Amateur Championship conducted at the Golf Club at Southwind in Garden City.  The event started in 1995 and we will crown our 21st champion this year!  There are three divisions for the 36-hole event.  The Open division identifies the overall champion and the championship tees are used.  The Masters and Senior divisions are based on age and these players compete for both gross and net prizes while playing a shorter set of tees.  The entry fee is $135 (which includes two lunches) and the entry deadline is August 24th.   If you haven’t experienced the links golf of the high plains in western Kansas, this is one not to be missed!

Save those vacation days for the family and come play some weekend golf with the KGA!