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2016 Championship Schedule --  2016 Senior Series/MAS Schedule
2016 KJGA-Junior Golf Schedule

Colbert Hills' Matt Gourlay Named Superintendent of the Year

Stephanie Schwenke of Syngenta presents the 2015 TurfNet Superintendent of the Year Award to Matt Gourlay, CGCS of Colbert Hills in Manhattan, Kansas.  Photo courtesy of TurfNetMatt Gourlay, the golf course superintendent at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, was recently named the 2015 TurfNet Superintendent of the Year.  Gourlay has been golf course superintendent at Colbert Hills for the past nine years.  In those nine years, Gourlay has cut water use by 71 million gallons per year to 41 million gallons. At a current billable rate of $3,000 per 1 million gallons, the savings mount.  Criteria on which nominees are judged include: labor management, maximizing budget limitations, educating and advancing the careers of colleagues and assistants, negotiating with government agencies, preparing for tournaments under unusual circumstances, service to golf clientele, upgrading or renovating the course and dealing with extreme or emergency conditions. Click here to read more.

Entries Open on February 1st

There's A Game for Everyone!  The KGA is pleased to announce a great 2016 tournament lineup of events across the Sunflower State.  Entries for individual and team championships, KGA Senior Series, Mid-Amateur Series and Kansas Cup will be accepted beginning on Monday, February 1st.  Entries are accepted via online entry through the KGA website or by submitting downloadable paper entry.  Entries for KJGA-Junior Golf sectional events will be accepted beginning on Monday, February 29th.  For more information including tournament schedules, please click the links above or click here for a recap of exciting additions and changes to several events on the schedule.

Judy Bell to receive the 2016 Bob Jones Award

The USGA will bestow its highest honor, the Bob Jones Award, to Wichita native Judy Bell at an award ceremony during the week of the 116th U.S. Open Championship in June.  Known for her generous spirit and larger-than-life personality, Bell, a 1991 Kansas Golf Hall of Fame inductee, has championed a welcoming and accessible game as one of its most prominent ambassadors for more than six decades.  Click here to read more!

KGA & KCGA Announce a "Heart Partnership"

The Kansas City Golf Association and the Kansas Golf Association have agreed to begin a new chapter for the historic Heart of America Four-Ball Championship.   Commencing in August 2016 the two golf associations will collaborate to present a reformatted match play only championship for amateur golfers in the Midwest.  The jointly presented 2016 Heart of America Four-Ball Championship will be held August 8-10 at Milburn Country Club.  Click here for more information!

USGA Announces Handicap System Changes

In tandem with the 2016 updates to the Rules of Golf, the United States Golf Association has announced revisions to the USGA Handicap System™, effective January 1, 2016.  Six significant changes are among those noted in the upcoming edition, which will impact approximately 10 million golfers who hold a Handicap Index® issued throughout the U.S. and 32 licensed associations, federations and unions around the world.  Click here to read about the upcoming changes.

USGA Announces 2016 Changes to Rules of Golf

The United States Golf Association and the R&A have announced the publication of the 2016 edition of the Rules of Golf that takes effect on January 1, 2016. The new Rules book is the culmination of the normal four-year review cycle and is a collaborative work by The R&A and the USGA that applies worldwide to all golfers.  Thomas Pagel, senior director of Rules of Golf at the USGA, said, “The objective with each four-year cycle of the Rules is to monitor developments in the game and, when appropriate, to respond with changes that keep the best interests of the game in mind. The amendments for 2016 preserve and enhance the essential principles of the Rules, while at the same time ensuring that they reflect the evolution of the game.” Click here to see the changes.

KGA Online Apparel Shop

Looking for a gift for the golfer in your family?  The KGA is happy to announce the launching of an online apparel store through our partners at Planet Pro Shop, where you can buy KGA logo gear from Nike, Adidas, Puma and other brands. Apparel can be customized with different KGA logos and KGA championships.  Click here to check it out!

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