Who knew that a golf course could have personality?
The Turkey Creek Golf Course certainly will after the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and area businesses, who sponsor different holes, at Turkey Creek get their hands on it.
Registration for this years “Holes with Personality” golf tournament starts at 11 a.m. on Friday. There will be a nacho bar at 11:30 a.m., provided by Sawyer Land & Cattle Reach Solution.
Tee-time at Turkey Creek will be at 1 p.m., at 1000 Fox Run Road in McPherson.
Each of the 18 holes at the course will have a sponsor set up with their own game.
“Some holes (games) will be traditional like, ‘closest to the pin,’ ‘longest drive’ and more. But most will have non-traditional play,” said Jennifer Burch, executive director of the chamber.
The Chamber classic is like a four-person scramble for all skill levels. At each hole, businesses will be offering fun items, challenges and more for golfers to test their skills.
The tournament costs $340 for a team of four and no golfing experience is needed.
Burch said to call the chamber office by 5 p.m. on Thursday to participate. Burch also said teams can come out to the Turkey Creek Golf course on Friday morning to register at 11:30 a.m.
After teams have completed their 18 holes, the chamber is hosting a dinner, which is expected to begin anywhere between 5 and 5:30 p.m., with a Papa Murphy’s Pizza truck on site. Awards will also be presented during dinner.
“The truck will be preparing fresh pizzas, which is sponsored by the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport,” she noted.
Burch said she is excited for the theme this year and is always in anticipation of the next.
“Who knows what theme the committee will come up for next year. We can assure you that it will be fun and a unique challenge for sure,” she added. “The tournament is like no other golf tournament in this area. Our hope is that each year we will be able to offer a different type of golf experience based on the change in the theme. We want to keep the tournament interesting, fun and challenging as well as an opportunity to promote and support our member businesses and engage our business members by participating.”
The chamber originally began their golf tournament as a three event tournament called the Tartan Turkey Trio. Burch said the chamber needed a way to differentiate themselves from other tournaments so they switched things up this year.
“The trio was a Friday night event, which consisted of a dinner, an auction and then the Saturday golf tournament. Then we reduced it to just a Saturday morning tournament. Over the years, there has been numerous golf tournaments added and hosted by various organizations for area golfers and businesses to support,” she said. “This year, the committee and board decided that the chamber needed to make some changes to make us stand out.”
To do so, the chamber changed their tournament from Saturday morning to Friday afternoon to attract more businesses to participate.
Since 1994, these golf tournaments have attracted golfers, businesses and potential customers to have a fun and competitive way to show off their golfing skills while interacting with others in the community.
“We see it as a benefit to our businesses members to participate as a business team or invite customers as part of their team. We try to provide an activity or program that gets our members in front of potential customers,” Burch said.
To register, call the chamber office at 620-241-3303 or you can stop in their office at 306 N. Main Street.
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