6th Annual Four States Open Update - Sep 21st, 2011
The 4 States Open is only a few days away! I have been told all the players pack and other tourney stuff is in. Along with the McClelland Park's face lift sporting 27 Monkey Traps, there will also be 9 temporary Monkey Traps completing the 36 holes that will be played this weekend (Thank you guys for bringing your Traps!). This event will be the largest in our area, and credit needs to be given to the JDGC and the players who have stuck with it making both the club and The 4 States such a success! A special thanks to Todd Calhoon, Kevin Carder, Michael Cory, and Andrew Jinks for leading the JDGC in the direction that most can only hope for. I would also like to thank Pat Wooley for his efforts in bringing much needed new baskets to McClelland Park! I am honored to be a member of the club and proud to be a part of such a successful event.
If you have played this event before, you know and would probably agree this course can test your skills with the terrain being it's biggest challenge. Rolling hills spread throughout the course with mature trees everywhere. There is a great mix of short and long holes and just enough OB to make things interesting. If this is your 1st time playing this course/tournament I am sure you will find McClelland and the 4 States Open a venue you will probably return to! I hope to see you in Joplin on Friday or early Saturday morning! Good Luck!