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Crowd of 120 turns out for Women’s Clinic & Fashion Show


For Debbie Morgan, Monday certainly wasn’t just a run-of-the-mill day. Not with a chance to help the 48 Ozarks children’s charities of the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper. And certainly not with a chance to learn some golf tips and attend a fashion show.

“I learned to hit with my club face open instead of crooked,” Morgan said with a laugh. “I enjoyed it. They helped me hit the ball and straighten me out a little bit. And I liked (the fashion show). They had a lot of good clothes this year.”

Morgan was among a crowd of more than 120 who turned out for the annual Michele Kiser Women’s Golf Clinic & Fashion Show presented by Advertising Plus at Highland Springs Country Club. A baker’s dozen of PGA teaching professionals, led by Highland Springs Director of Golf Brian Maloney, provided 90 minutes of coaching on drives, pitches and chip shots.

Meanwhile, the fashion show featured designs from Mainstream Boutique, with the local Missouri School of Cosmetology readying seven models for the runway. The show was emceed by Joy Robertson of KOLR 10. Metro Women’s Magazine provided a copy of its July issue for every attendee.

“All in all, it was a good day,” Marketing and Branding Director Kari Norris said. “The show was very special with the addition of Mainstream Boutique. It was refreshing to have a new business in Springfield showcasing its fashions. And the models really thought it added to the aesthetic. As always, it was a first-class production from the Highland Springs staff and, despite the clouds, the golf clinic was nice because it was much cooler than it has been in the past.”

Meanwhile, Morgan brought a friend, Kathleen Carlson, who had never attended the event, and Carlson was all smiles.

“Chipping is my hardest part of the game, and he simplified it so much,” Kathleen Carlson said. “I was actually hitting it up on the green. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Everything was done well and professional. The whole event was special to me.”