Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Two Missouri Golfers Sign with Tigers!!

Contact: Josh Murray (573) 882-0711
December 6, 2010

Mizzou Men’s Golf Signs Two
Ryan Zech and Wilson Sundvold will join the Tigers next fall.

The Mizzou men’s golf team has signed two high school standouts to National Letters of Intent. MU Head Coach Mark Leroux has announced that Ryan Zech and Wilson Sundvold will join the Tigers in the Fall of 2011.

“We are excited to bring the two of the top three players in Missouri, including the top golfer in the state, to Mizzou,” Leroux said. “They are both strong players as well as being exceptional young men off the golf course. Of course, the Sundvold name will be familiar to Tiger fans. With the addition of these two young players, the future of our program looks very bright.”

Zech is a three-time All-State, All-Metro, All-Conference and All-District performer for Kearney (Mo.) High School. He is the top-ranked player in Missouri. Last summer, Zech claimed two PGA Junior Series wins and took medalist honors at the Midwest Junior Golf Tour event in St. Joseph, Mo.

Zech shot rounds of 72 and 69 at the Missouri Junior Amateur, finishing in fifth place. He took third place at the Western Junior Championships.

Sundvold is a Columbia, Mo. native, who is currently a senior at Rock Bridge High School. He is ranked as the No. 3 best player in Missouri. Sundvold finished eighth at the 2010 Missouri High School Class 4 Championship and was an All-State selection in 2009.

Last summer, Sundvold placed seventh at the PGA Junior Series tournament at Oak Tree Country Club and finished 10th at the USGA Boys Junior Amateur Qualifier in St. Louis. He is the son of Jon Sundvold, who starred for the Mizzou men’s basketball team from 1979-1983.


Did you ever wander what the MGA does besides golf tournaments

The Missouri Golf Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf throughout the State of Missouri. It is important in Missouri that a non-commercial and impartial body of amateur golfers exists to administer the principal concerns of Missouri golfers. The MGA needs the continued support of its long-time member clubs and the affiliation of new clubs to help promote, aid, and advance amateur golf in the State of Missouri.

Missouri Golf Association Member Clubs

· MGA Member Clubs receive complimentary course measuring services by certified staff (Non-members $100 hr)

· MGA Member Clubs receive complimentary periodic course rating by certified staff (Non-members $650)

· MGA member clubs receive complimentary course rating and re-measuring services following course architectural changes

· MGA Member Clubs receive complimentary TPP Tournament Management Software with the GHIN Agreement

· MGA provides complimentary TPP consulting/”help desk” services to clubs

o Regional TPP Seminars and workshops

o “Help Desk” services for tournament set-up and administration

o Complimentary software upgrades

o eClubhouse

o eRevision

· MGA provides complimentary Handicap Service consultation with the GHIN Agreement

o Handicap seminars and Workshops

o “Help Desk” service for club Handicap Committee

o Complimentary Stroke Hole Allocation service

o eServices

· MGA provides complimentary USGA licensing and certification services

o Educational assistance with Certification Programs

o Assistance with Auditing and Compliance

· MGA provides complimentary Rules of Golf Consultation

o Course Marking Advisory Service

o Local Rules Sheet advisory service

o Call-in for Rules of Golf Interpretation

o Rules Seminars

o Etiquette Seminars

o Rules of Golf Booklets and publications

o MGA offers Member Clubs NEWS postings on MGA website
o MGA offers Member Clubs Activity postings on MGA website and in broadcast emails.
o MGA offers Member Clubs Directory posted on MGA website
o MGA offers Member Clubs Score Sheet development

Missouri Golf Association GHIN Membership

· MGA Member Clubs may provide their members a USGA Handicap Index through the GHIN Handicap Network

· MGA Members may post visitor scores played at other clubs for re-routing to their home club

· MGA Members may post out-of-state scores via the IGN system for re-routing to their home club

· MGA Members with the appropriate USGA Handicap Index are eligible to compete in USGA National Championships

· MGA Members receive e-mail revisions of their USGA Handicap Index

· MGA Members receive e-newsletters

Missouri Golf Association Services

· Missouri State Championships

o Missouri Amateur Championships – eight throughout the season

o Missouri Junior Championships – nine throughout the season

o Junior Series Events – 11 throughout the season plus a championship

o Senior Series Events – 16 throughout the season plus a championship

o Cup Matches

o Points List to establish Player of the Year

· Membership Services

o USGA Handicap System

o USGA Course Rating System

o Educational Programs

o Publications and Communications

· Missouri Junior Golf Foundation

o Junior Competitions

o Scholarship

· Missouri Golf Hall of Fame

· Team Competitions

· PJ Boatwright, Jr. internships

o USGA funded staff positions for Missouri GA

o USGA funded staff position for Missouri Junior Golf Foundation

o Opportunities for young people to learn golf administration

USGA Regional Partner

Missouri Golf Association is a regional partner of the United States Golf Association and is a licensed provider of USGA programs and services

· Missouri GA is the local authority in Missouri for the USGA Rules of Golf

· Missouri GA is the local authority in Missouri for the USGA Rules of Amateur Status

· Missouri GA is the local authority for Amateur Status processing and reinstatement

· Missouri GA is a licensed provider in Missouri for the USGA Handicap System

· Missouri GA is a licensed provider for the USGA Course Rating System

· Missouri GA assists in the conduct of USGA Championship Qualifying Rounds


· Course Directory

o Course information

o Contact Information

o Course Scorecard

o Hole by hole description

o Directions

o Public/Private status

o Fees/Access

o Web site link

o Photo Gallery

· Golf News

· Golfers Network

o Network Forums

o Game Improvement features

o FSV Advisors

· Member Club News posting

· Member Club Activity Posting

· Foundation

· Junior Golf

· Senior Series

· History

· Hall of Fame

· Tournament Results/Points/Standings

· Handicap and Score look-up features

· On-line score posting

· Championship Video Profiles

o Course Highlights

o Club Pro Interview

o GC Superintendent Interview

Missouri Golf Association

3401 W Truman Blvd Suite 101

PO Box 104164

Jefferson City, MO. 65110

573-636-8994 phone 573-636-4225 fax mogolf@mogolf.org

MGA Staff:
Scott Hovis, Executive Director

Randy Bickel, Director of Junior Golf

Karen Raithel, Director of Member and GHIN Services

Friday, December 3, 2010

Win a trip to the US Open

Congressional Country Club
Bethesda, Maryland
June 13-19, 2011


Support the Missouri Junior Golf Foundation
Purchase a Raffle Ticket for a Chance to WIN

Two - 7 DAY Grounds Only Ticket Packages for the 2011 U.S. Open for just $25
Click on the BUY NOW button above to purchase by credit card

Mike Dallmeyer winner of the 2010 US Open Raffle tickets "Undescribably cool experience"

The Missouri Junior Golf Scholarship Foundation is conducting a raffle for two 7 DAY grounds only ticket packages for the 2011 U.S. Open Championship to be conducted at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland on June 13 – 19, 2011. The cost of a raffle ticket is $25 (total package valued at $900). The proceeds of the raffle will benefit the Missouri Junior Golf Scholarship Foundation. The events conducted for the junior players in Missouri are expanding and your support is essential to the continued growth of these programs.

To purchase your raffle tickets go to the BUY NOW button above or by calling the MGA office. Each transaction has a unique and distinct transaction identification number that will be used as your raffle ticket identification, if purchasing multiple raffle tickets you will need to submit multiple transactions. There is not a maximum number of raffle tickets that you can purchase. The drawing will be conducted on April 15, 2011 and the winner will be announced that day.

Rules governing the Raffle: Eligibility is open to the public. Staff of the Missouri Golf Association are not eligible to participate. Must be 21 years of age to purchase a raffle ticket and participate in the raffle. Raffle tickets must be purchased prior to 8:00 a.m. (Central Standard Time) on April 15, 2011. Multiple tickets may be purchased, however each purchase is to be a separate transaction, as the transaction code will serve as the raffle ticket. Drawing for the winner will be conducted at 12:00 Noon on April 15, 2011 with the winner announced on the MGA website later that day.

Junior Tickets: Junior Tickets will be available on-site at all admission gates and Will Call. Tickets for Juniors age 12 and under are complimentary, on any day when accompanied by a paid adult ticket holder. Tickets for Juniors age 13-17 will be available for purchase at a reduced price when accompanied by a paid adult ticket holder