Missouri Golf Post

The Weekly Golfer

Gil Hill

Gil Hill’s story puts a name and a face to the old adage that “golf is a game for a lifetime.” He has been playing golf since 1950 “when I was a senior at Nebraska Wesleyan U.” Gil runs a golf group in Omaha, NE called the “good ‘ol boys .”  Gil is in charge […]

Betty Beal

As a newcomer to golf, I have found a true passion. I had only played about 2 times with my daughter before moving to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2005. I had retired from teaching in 2000. I did professional development for teachers until 2013 when I REretired. I had joined the Ladies League […]

Erik Meyer

Erik Meyer is the Assistant Superintendent at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Missouri. What got you “hooked” on golf? Was it at a young age and you stayed hooked, or did you do other things and come back to golf?  I was around golf all of my life, but I wasn’t hooked at […]

Brett Pierce

Please provide some basic background info: I was born and raised in Vancouver, WA where my older brother and I played every sport we could find the time for. Thanks to his brotherly abuse, I had a successful high school career in the 3 major sports and accepted a football scholarship to Stanford University.  I […]

Billy Shacklady

Billy is a very enthusiastic golfer (and person) who addressed and satisfied his competitive urge with hockey while in college but has returned to golf now that he has joined the working world and club hockey in college is long past. He says he’s always looking for “an excuse” to get out and play. It […]

Brian Leonard

Brian Leonard  is an industrial tech teacher and the boy’s and glrl’s golf coach at Nevada High School in Nevada, MO. Brian is one of those great people who attacks life every day and  is passionate about whatever he does—whether it’s teaching school, coaching or playing golf, or staying active in his community. This fall […]

Ian Barnes

Ian is a senior at Licking High School and has committed to playing golf at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. He says “ my grandpa is my part time swing coach and Rick Grayson is my ‘official’ swing coach.” (Grayson is a leading teacher in the Springfield area and is particularly involved in […]

Gavin Yociss

Gavin Yociss is a junior at Sullivan High School and a mainstay on the school’s golf team.  He recently took some time before his golf lesson with teacher with teacher Pete Buchanan to answer a few of our questions. How did you get your start in golf? I began playing at the tender age of […]

Patrick Britt

Pat Britt, the winner of this year’s Jackson Invitational, is our weekly golfer this time around. Here are Pat’s responses to our questions: When did you start playing golf and how did you get interested in the game? I started playing as a junior at Norwood Hills CC at around 7 or 8. My mom […]

Tom Luckenbill

TMGP: What/who got you started into the game of golf? Tom: My dad. Dr. Paul Thomas Luckenbill, of Plattsburg, Missouri, known to friends as “Doc” or “PT”. My dad was a fantastic baseball hitter and pitcher when he was in high school. World War II diverted him from becoming a professional baseball player. He applied […]

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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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