SWKS Pro Am Events

(GARDEN CITY, KAN) The Southwest Kansas Pro-Am raises thousands of dollars each year for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Catherine Hospital. As the longest running professional golf tournament in Kansas, the Pro-Am offers four days of great tournament play, social events and activities, and is set on two of the finest golf courses in the state.

The Southwest Kansas Pro-Am is filled with many events throughout the week including:

Corporate Appreciation Party & Hall of Fame Inductee Ceremony
Join us at 6 pm on Wednesday, August 2nd at the Clarion for the Corporate Appreciation ‘Pick’ Party.  Each sponsor has the opportunity to pick the professional to play on their team.  This year, long time Pro Am supporter, Kathy Koster, will be inducted in the Pro-Am Hall of Fame. Non-sponsored dinner tickets may be purchased for $40.
 
Jr. Golf Clinic
On Thursday, August 3rd at 6 pm, the Jr. Golf Clinic will be held for our youngest golfers at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the techniques used by professionals.  All skill levels are welcome!
 
Legacy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Shoot Out
On Thursday, August 3rd, join us for the Shoot Out sponsored by Legacy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. This year’s format is a three-person scramble plus a pro. 11:30 am registration, 12 pm lunch and 1 pm shotgun start. 
SWKS Pro-Am
More than 250 amateurs and professionals compete in the tournament each year.  Teams of 5 amateurs and 1 professional play on two alternating golf courses. Amateurs finish on Saturday while the top professionals come back for the final round on Sunday. 
 
Friday Night Dinner 
With the Pro-Am being a one of the most anticipated events of the year in Southwest Kansas, all community members are invited to attend the dinner on Friday, August 4th at the Golf Club at Southwind. Events include the popular Longest Drive Contest and the Helicopter Ball Drop. Non-sponsored dinner tickets may be purchased for $40.
 
Helicopter Ball Drop
Do you like to win cash? Pick up a raffle ticket by August 3rd for the Southwest Kansas Pro Am’s Helicopter Ball Drop sponsored by our partners at LifeTeam for your chance to win over three thousand dollars! Tickets can be purchased at the Gift Nook at St. Catherine Hospital, Neil Hawley American Family Insurance and the Finney County CVB.
 
For more information on all the events included in this fundraiser, please call Paige Kraus at 620-272-2376.

Abbreviated Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, August 2
Practice Rounds 
Southwind 620-275-4080 / Buffalo Dunes 620-276-1210
6:00 p.m. - Corporate Appreciation Party – Clarion Inn
Hall of Fame Ceremony

Thursday, August 3
11:30 a.m. Legacy Corporate Shootout Registration – The Golf Club at Southwind 
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Amateur Player Registration – The Golf Club at Southwind
Practice Rounds
6:00 p.m. Freddy’s Jr. Clinic – Buffalo Dunes

Friday, August 4
1st Round of Professional Play 
1st Round of Amateur Play
7:30 p.m. Helicopter Ball Drop and Longest Drive Contest
8:00 p.m. Friday Night Dinner Party – The Golf Club at Southwind

Saturday, August 5
Final Round of Amateur Play
2nd Round Professional Play (cut made) 
Closest to the Pin Contest 

Sunday, August 6
9:00 a.m. Final Round of Professional Play – The Golf Club at Southwind
Awards Ceremony – immediately following conclusion of play

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About St. Catherine Hospital
St. Catherine Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, award winning, regional health care center that provides a full-range of medical specialties and exceptional health care in southwest Kansas. Through affiliations with clinics throughout western Kansas, St Catherine Hospital is expanding services to improve access to both primary and specialty care while enhancing local health care delivery. For more information, please visit St. Catherine Hospital.

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Cell: 620-805-9959
Phone: 620-272-2529
shawnadeal@centura.org

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