You don’t often hear the word homerun when discussing golf. But that is the word Drew Van Meeter, executive director of the Kansas City Golf Classic, used to describe the PGA’s experience with its new golf venue, Blue Hills Country Club, 777 W. Burning Tree Dr.
“Blue Hills is fantastic,” he says. “It’s an absolutely perfect scenario for the PGA.”
Previously, the tournament was held at Lion’s Gate in Overland Park.
The KC Golf Classic is part of the Web.com Tour, a developmental circuit in which the top 25 players earn PGA Tour memberships for the next season. It is the area’s only pro golf tournament.
The defending champion is Sepp Straka who walked away with a $120,000 purse last year.
Tickets to view the event start at $10.
The schedule is:
Monday, May 6 – Web.com Tour Practice Rounds and Junior Golf Clinic and Family Night 5-7 pm. 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Long drive Phenom Paddy Whack Golf performs a must-see trick shot show!
Tuesday, May 7 -Web.com Tour Practice Rounds, Tee-Off Party – 6:00 p.m. (invitation only)
Wednesday, May 8 – Web.com Tour Pro-Am – 6:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 9 – Opening Ceremony – 6:30 a.m. First Round – Gates Open at 7:00 a.m.
Friday, May 10 – Second Round – Gates Open at 7:00 a.m.
Saturday, May 11 – Third Round – Gates Open at 7:00 a.m.
Sunday, May 12 – Final Round – Gates Open at 7:00 a.m.Trophy Presentation at conclusion of play, approximately 5:00 p.m
Sunday’s event includes a Mother’s Day special. All mothers get in free with the first 100 receiving a free swag bag. All registered attendees receive a coupon for half price Tropical Sno! Additional Food & Beverage will also be served. Various vendors will be present, such as Jewelry by kelly m, Maple Lane Designs, Topsy’s Popcorn, etc.