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Price Cutter Charities Junior Golf Outing a success



The annual Price Cutter Charities Junior Golf Outing enjoyed one of its best days yet in drawing several kids to the Oscar Blom Golf Course on Wednesday in north Springfield.

The free event was part of the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, which is part of the PGA Tour’s annual Tour stop in Springfield. The tournament is scheduled Aug. 13-16 at Highland Springs Country Club, and the lead-in into the event begins in earnest next week.

Kids on Wednesday teamed up with a teaching professional on the Par 3, nine-hole course, a perfect setting for grade school and middle school students who have yet to be introduced to the sport. Several experienced golfers from middle schools and high schools also turned out. Photos can be found on the PCCC Facebook page.


Several teaching pros volunteered their time. They were Shawn Freeman, Mike Irvine, Danny Daily and Garrett Rollins all of the Bill and Payne Stewart Golf Course; Brian Maloney, the Director of Golf at Highland Springs; and Steve Harrison of Highland Springs; Steve King and Larry Ray of Rivercut Golf Course; and Jim Gregory of Millwood Golf and Racquet Club.

The tournament’s next event is the Michele Kiser Women’s Golf Clinic, Luncheon & Fashion Show presented by Advertising Plus. It is Tuesday, Aug. 4 at Highland Springs Country Club, with a continental breakfast 10 a.m. and the clinic to start at 10:30. The event is only $30 a person, or $250 for a table of 10. Call 417-887-3400 to sign up.