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Kids Fun Day & Junior Golf Clinic draws 150 kids


Ever since the Recession, the Hoover family of Aurora is like many others – looking for a good, affordable entertainment, especially if it’s free.

Which is why the Kids Fun Day and Junior Golf Clinic presented by the Missouri Golf Association, a free event, was circled on their calendar.

Turns out, the Hoovers were among a crowd of 180 – mostly school kids – who turned out Friday for the big day at Highland Springs Country Club. The event was part of the PGA Tour’ Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.

The Hoover family
The Hoover family

“This is probably our seventh year and we always come out to this and look forward to it,” said Greg Hoover, a pastor, husband and father of three. “It’s incredibly good.”

The Hoovers weren’t the only ones who expressed appreciation for an event that continues to grow.

Amberg Events provided bounce houses and other carnival games while members of the Logan-Rogersville Fire Department wheeled in their full-size engine fire engine and gave away replica fire hats. Andy’s Frozen Custard provided ice cream – all before Brian Maloney, the Director of Golf at Highland Springs, led the Junior Golf Clinic.

The Hale family
The Hale family

The event drew kids from the Boys & Girls Club, Music Therapy of the Ozarks and Macedonia Baptist Church, to name a few.

The Hoover family included mom Kristen and children Sophia, Brenden and Ethan.

“They love it all,” Hoover said. “What’s not to like?”

The Brandon Maxwell family
The Brandon Maxwell family

Amber Hale of Rogersville brought her three children – Dylan, Kierra and Conner.

“We just wanted something fun for the kids to do,” Hale said. “It’s free, so that’s a big reason. And they enjoyed themselves.”

The PCCC, which has gifted almost $14 million in its 27-year history, continues to seek business sponsorships and has openings in several pro-ams. Call 417-887-3400 to throw your support behind this great cause. For a full schedule, visit the website at


The next event is the Price Cutter Charities Junior Golf Outing on July 26 at the Betty Allison Family Golf Center on the nine-hole Oscar Blom Golf Course in north Springfield. Many events beginning the first week of August will build up toward the pros playing Aug. 10-13 at Highland Springs County Club. For instance, the Michele Kiser Women’s Golf Clinic at Highland Springs and Fashion Show and the Betty & Bobby Allison’s Junior Pro-Am at Rivercut Golf Course are scheduled the first week of August.

The Kids Fun Day and Junior Golf Clinic was a success, said Taylor Frederich, who handles Sales and Administration for the PCCC and Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

“This is one of the opportunities of the tournament to reach out to the youth of the community,” Frederich said. “We take great pride in making sure that the kids remain involved in the tournament. After all, the tournament is aimed at the local youth charities.”