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Kansas Golf Foundation Board Expands

New Website Launched, New Scholarship

The new year is off to a busy start for Kansas Golf Foundation, with new faces joining the Foundation Board and the debut of a new website. As the year unfolds, the Foundation also will hold the will again award five new Kansas Junior Golf Scholarships, as well as the new Kansas Women’s Golf Association Memorial Scholarship.

Three new Trustees joined the KGF Board in January:

Cassie Auxier is the Assistant Golf Professional at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Topeka. She was born and raised in Concordia, Kansas and played golf at Northwest Missouri State University. During her collegiate career, Cassie was MIAA Conference Champion, MIAA Player of the Year, MIAA Freshman of the Year, 4-time All MIAA, and 4-time NGCA All-Scholar Athlete.  Cassie lives in Topeka with her husband, Erick, and very spoiled puppy, Diesel.

Jordan Boone grew up in Overland Park and earned her degree from Baker University in 2004, where she played varsity golf all four years, including playing in the NAIA National Championship her sophomore year.  Jordan and her husband, Will, now reside in Wichita, where they own Wildcat Resources, Inc. a land and energy services company.  She is an active member of the Crestview County Club Women’s League.

Julie Hower is President and CEO of Farmers and Drovers Bank in Council Grove where she resides with her husband John and their daughters, Hailey and Ally. Julie played golf at Kansas State University and received her law degree from the University of Kansas. She is a member of Council Grove Country Club and is an avid supporter of junior golf and girls’ high school golf.

“We are thrilled that Cassie, Jordan and Julie are joining the Board”, said Phil Miller, KGF Executive Director. “They will bring experience and perspective that will benefit the Foundation as we continue to grow.”   The new Trustees will serve alongside current KGF Trustees: Jeff Burey, Tony Gogel, Bill Maness, Bryan Norton, Steve Sloan and Sean Thayer.

January also saw the debut of the new KGF website, www.kansasgolffoundation.org, which is dedicated to the Foundation’s programs. The new site offers a clean, mobile-friendly user experience, with up to date information about KGF activities as well as historical information about past Scholars and Hall of Fame members.

In May, the Foundation will continue to help deserving junior golfers go to college through the Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship. Five new Scholars will be named, marking the 14th year of the program. Applicants for the Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship must be made online by March 30.

Also in May, the Foundation will award the KWGA Memorial Scholarship, a new scholarship established to commemorate and continue the Kansas Women’s Golf Association (KWGA) Scholarship which awarded college/university scholarships from 1991 through 2017. Applications for the KWGA Memorial Scholarship are also due March 30, and details will be on the website soon. More information about the KWGA Memorial Scholarship is available from Phil Miller, KGF Executive Director (phil@kansasgolf.org).