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First-Ever Johnson County Open Golf Tournament Set for Sept. 17 & 18
POSTED: 08/17/2005
The first-ever 36-hole Johnson County Open Golf Tournament is being planned by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District for Sept. 17 and 18. The two-day competitive event will involve 18 holes of play at each of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's two golf courses: Tomahawk Hills Golf Course, 17501 Midland Drive, Shawnee, and the Heritage Park Golf Course, 16445 Lackman Road.

"We thought it would appropriate to have a Johnson County Open as part of the festivities in September to celebrate JCPRD's 50th anniversary," said Manager of Golf Operations Wayne Montgomery. "This will probably be the inauguration of a county open from here on out each year."

The Johnson County Open is being launched in conjunction with the observation of the District's 50th anniversary and Johnson County's 150th anniversary. The tournament coincides with the Johnson County Community Festival, which will celebrate these anniversaries on Sept. 17 at Shawnee Mission Park.

Play will take place at Tomahawk Hills Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 17, and at Heritage Park Golf Course on Sunday, Sept. 18. The event will involve individual medal play with mens' and ladies' flights. Championship and senior divisions will also be offered. Play will begin each day at 7 a.m. with either a shotgun or "front and back" start.

The cost is $120 per player, which includes greens fees, cart, tee prizes and lunch on Sunday. Discounts are being offered for Tomahawk Hills or Heritage Park annual members or patron card holders. Organizers are expecting a full field of 144 players for the event.

Entry forms are available at Tomahawk Hills and Heritage Park golf courses and can be returned by mail. For more information, call Heritage Park Golf Pro Rob Wilkin (913) 829-4653.

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