The Jeff City Open Details...Register Soon! - Oct 13th, 2014

The 7th Annual Jefferson City Open is rapidly approaching and it’s shaping up to be the best ever! This event sold out last year, so don’t delay and register now! Only 144 spots will be available as we’ll be playing in foursomes. This time around, it’s a 2-day B-Tier event including play on the newly created championship course. Pros and Advanced players will get in two loops on the new Dam Course at Binder Lake and the rest will play it only one time on Saturday afternoon. Birdies are very hard to come by on this difficult test, so get them when you can and hang on for the rest of the ride.

The JCDGC members have worked tirelessly to get this course into shape. It’s not 100% complete, but I think everyone will enjoy it as you’ll have a view of the lake from every hole. Eventually 18 concrete tee pads will be perched atop beautiful block mounds. Two temporary holes will be used including a replica of #17 at Rock Hill used during the USDGC!

The top 4 open players after 3 rounds of play will compete in tough Final 9 back at Joseph C. Miller DGC to crown this year’s champion. You won’t want to miss out and I’d love to see a huge gallery following these outstanding players. The club has worked very hard in conjunction with Jefferson City Parks, Recreation & Forestry and the JC Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you a top shelf event. Player packages are guaranteed for the first 125 to sign up, but we’ll take care of everyone who comes out.

Using the model of the DGM tour crown jewel Four States Open, the club will host a party downtown on Saturday night at J. Pfenney’s. The E.D.G.E. raffle will be held at this party, so you don’t want to miss out on your chance for some extremely cool swag and of course a basket and some free Keen shoes! A putting competition may even break out on the premises… you just never know. Additionally, BYOP rolling start doubles will be held at JC Miller on Friday afternoon from 2-5.

It saddens me to report, but one of JCDGC's premier pro players Shawn Crowe passed away on Saturday while working on the new course installing basket #17. Shawn worked hard making both courses in Jefferson City premier layouts in Mid-Missouri. He will be missed greatly… at least he left this world doing something he loved. Please come out and support this event to honor Shawn’s memory. It’s too early to say exactly how, but the club will tribute Shawn in some way.

That’s it for now. Please register ASAP online to help make check-in run smoothly.

Thanks, Scott Elam TD

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