Missouri Golf Post


KCGA launches Golf Hall of Fame

Watson, Thirsk headline Hall of Fame inaugural class  Local golf legend, Tom Watson and long-time Kansas City Country Club Head Professional, Stan Thirsk headline the inaugural class of the Kansas City Golf Hall of Fame. Created in 2012 to cap the celebration of the centennial of the Kansas City Golf Association (KCGA), the Hall of […]

So You’ve Always Wanted to Learn to Golf…

… so have I.  We could capture a few hours with Mother Nature, swing our cares into the wind, and walk away with a splash of color in our cheeks. The yearning began in high school when I heard Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra as the intro to live golf on television.  The instrumental accompanied […]

Interview Series: Liz Green

We met recently with Liz Green, President of the St. Louis Women’s Golf Association (SLWGA), to learn more about that organization. Here is a bit of their history: The St. Louis Women’s Golf Association began in 1975 in the mind of its founder, Pam Rothfuss Whalen. With a background of competitive golf in the state […]

What is Hot Yoga?

            Hot Yoga is a series of specialized yoga poses performed in a heated room which is usually maintained at a temperature of 100 to 105 degrees. As you can imagine, a vigorous session at this temperature promotes profuse sweating which rids the body of toxins. It also makes the […]

The Rebirth of The Legends

The bad news came in late January in the form of a letter from Patricia Natoli to the membership of the Country Club at The Legends. (Natoli is the daughter of the former owner of The Legends, the late Carmelo Natoli, who passed away in November,2012.)  Following their customary January closing—“the Club will not open […]

A Special Need for Golf

“Daddy, I have a question.” “Yes, Will?” “How far do you think I hit my driver on average – 72 yards, 73 yards, or 74 yards?” “I dunno, buddy.” “It’s 74.” “Okay.” “Daddy?” “Yes, Will?” “Do you think I will be very good at avoiding laser beams?” I’m typing this at 36,000 feet flying across […]

8th Metropolitan Open

Drew Stoltz, winner of the 8th Metropolitan Open held July 11-13 at the Country Club of St. Albans, had never even heard of the event until earlier this summer.  A mini-tour friend told Drew that he and St. Louis native Justin Bardgett were playing in the Met Open before heading to KC after the event […]

Links for Life

Author: Jim Vastyan   Scott Hovis, Executive Director of the Missouri Golf Association, put it succinctly when he told the audience at the kick-off fundraising luncheon for the “Links for Life” project—the pro-am tournament preceeding the MGA’s Missouri Open. “This is the #1 goal of the MGA. We’re excited about the lives we’re going to […]

The 106th Missouri Amateur Championship

Author: Jim Vastyan   Joey Johnson, a sophomore at Missouri State, captured the 106th Missouri Amateur Championship at Blue Hills Country Club outside Kansas City on Sunday, June 23rd.  Johnson’s 7 & 6 victory came over Mizzou standout Ryan Zech – who was runner-up in the 36-hole qualifying segment and probably the slim favorite in the […]

About Us

The Missouri Golf Post is a monthly digital magazine that “celebrates the people who play the game.” Each monthly issue contains several “feature” stories on golfers, golf courses, and/or major tournaments of interest statewide. Each issue contains a number of regular departments on topics such as Tournament Summaries, Fitness, “The Superintendent’s Corner,” Instruction, and Rules.


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