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Fashion show alert: Reserve seats for women’s golf clinic & fashion show

Torn Boutique of Ozark is one of the local fashion shops part of the women's clinic and fashion show this year.
Torn Boutique of Ozark is one of the local fashion shops part of the women’s clinic and fashion show this year.

Local golfer Sue Pippin puts this way: “What lady doesn’t like a fashion show?”

Soon, Springfield will have one. Even better, it will benefit the charities among the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.

The tournament is accepting reservations for the Michele Kiser Women’s Golf Clinic, Luncheon and Fashion Show sponsored by Advertising Plus. The annual event, named in honor of the founder of Advertising Plus who passed away on Jan. 1, is scheduled for a 10 a.m. start on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at Highland Springs Country Club.

Entry fee is affordable with $30 per person, or $250 for a table of 10. To reserve your ticket, call the PCCC at 417-887-3400.

The clinic is one of two major women’s-related events tied to the PCCC, as the Betty Allison’s Pro-Am is scheduled on Thursday, Aug. 11.

In fact, one of the highlights of the Women’s Clinic and Luncheon is the drawing for four playing spots in the Betty Allison’s Pro-Am, the only women’s pro-am on the PGA’s Tour.

“This is such a fun event each year,” said Sharyn Wagoner, Tournament Chair. “It is a great way to spend a few hours with friends, get some great golf instruction while supporting 40-plus children’s charities of the Price Cutter Charity Championship.”

Torn Boutique's fashions will be modeled during the luncheon.
Torn Boutique’s fashions will be modeled during the luncheon.

A year ago, the tournament raised a record $1 million-plus for local children’s charities, and this year’s haul will easily bring the 26-year total past the $12 million mark.

Designs from Torn Boutique of Ozark and golf fashions from a local shop will be modeled during the salad luncheon, which includes bite-sized desserts.

One of the fashions from Torn Boutique.
One of the fashions from Torn Boutique.

Many ladies also attend for the 90-minute golf clinic, supervised by Brian Maloney, the Director of Golf at Highland Springs Country Club who also brings in area teaching professionals.

The ratio of instructors to golfers is 1 to 10.

“I like how they give you options of what you want to work on,” Pippin said. “If you have trouble with your short game or whatever area of your game, there was a pro waiting to help you.”

To sign up for the Betty Allison’s Women’s Pro-Am, call the PCCC at the same number, 887-3400. The entry fee is $1,450 for a four-person team, which will be paired with a pro. Each golfer receivers a PGA Tour gift pack, among other goodies. The pro-am will start at 9 a.m. on Aug. 11 at Millwood Golf and Racquet Club.

The clinic and pro-am are among nearly 20 tournament-related events that help fund-raise for the PCCC.

The first event scheduled is Friday, with the free Kids Fun Day and Golf Clinic presented by Jared Enterprises at Highland Springs Country Club. Go to for a complete schedule. Businesses and golfers also can support the tournament through sponsorships or playing spots in various pro-ams.