Our PGA Teaching Professional Taylor Griffith giving you some help with the driver.


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You may email Taylor at griffsgolfacademy@gmail.com or call him at 417-793-5650.


Our Carthage PGA Teaching Professional, Taylor Griffth, PGA is discussing tempo and showing a drill to help you with the transition from backswing to downswing.

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You may email Taylor at griffsgolfacademy@gmail.com or call him at 417-793-5650.


A big thank you to all our 2019 CMGA Members. We had a great turnout today for our Opening Day Breakfast and Scramble. Breakfast, Rules, 4 Man Scramble and loads of fun! 20 teams today. Check out the results and pictures.






CMGA Opening Day

Carthage Golf Course



1st place  58 $60 Per Player

Aaron Borland

Dustin Johnson

Glen Borland

Harlan Block


2nd place  60 $50

Lowell Catron

John Goodman

Karl Moorhead

Harold Smart


3rd Place  60 $45

Jordan Burks

John Zamouski

Bob Hamm


4th Place  61 $40

Tug Baker

Leo Ifamilik

Doug Berner

Jim Gourley


5th Place 61 $35

Scott Harley

Gary Springer

Tom Garrison

Jack Trostle


6th Place  62 $30

Dustin Edge

Ryan Lankard

Greg Golden

Danny Curry


7th Place  62 $25

Ryan Knell

Carl Green

Sean Borland

Jim McClellan


8th Place  63 $20

Gene Smith

Gary Hill

Larry Buckmaster

Jim Dykens


Closest To The Pin

#3 Gene Smith

#6 Steve Johnson

#8 Tug Baker

#12 Dennis Detert

#17 Steve Watts


The Missouri Sports Charity Golf  Tournament Entry Form HERE!

Co-Chairmen Darrell Waggoner and Kevin Rhinehart put in many hours all year round to make this event successful. The event is already 95% full. This event has everything a great event delivers… good prizes, good food, loads of fun, great friends and wonderful charitable contributions! Carthage Golf Course is proud to host this event with Darrell and Kevin. They do a wonderful job and they enjoy doing it. Spend a few minutes with them and their enthusiasm for the event will jump out at you. If you can’t play in the event please consider a contribution to the event to benefit their charities.

Welcome to the Carthage Golf Course Titleist Loyalty Rewarded Pro Shop!

Dear Carthage Golf Course Loyalist,

The golf staff and I are extremely excited to welcome you back to Carthage Golf Course for the 2019 golf season.  To get your season off to a proper start, we have partnered with Titleist to offer the Loyalty Rewarded Program.

Order 3 dozen Pro V1, Pro V1x or AVX in white or YELLOW and the 4th matching dozen is FREE!

This program is only available from 3/22 until 4/22 2019. Take advantage Now!

All golf balls must be personalized.

To enter the online store you must use the password – CarthageGC

Thank you as always for your support and we look forward to another outstanding season at Carthage Golf Course!

Enter the Carthage Golf Course Titleist Loyalty Rewarded Pro Shop HERE!

Play on,

Mark Peterson, PGA

PGA Professional

Carthage Golf Course

The Carthage Men’s Golf Association is ready to kick off 2019. This is your invitation to join the largest Men’s Golf Association in Southwest Missouri!

Best public course in the area!

Why should you join the CMGA? 2019 CMGA Form

  • Tuesday Men’s Night an opportunity to play a different event every Tuesday night beginning 4/16. Sign up by noon on Tuesday through the Carthage Golf Course pro shop. We draw for teams at 5:15 and have a shotgun start at 5:30 pm. This is open to all male golfers. CMGA Members receive a $5 discount on entry fees. Meet new people! Create new friendships! Enjoy your time on the course! Sign up individually. Teams are drawn from player pools based on handicaps or known ability.
  • 14 events on the CMGA Event Schedule. Play one or play them all! A variety of events…competitive events as well as some hit & giggle events. Stroke Play, Match Play, Scramble, Net…a lot of variety. Download the form and schedule HERE!
  • Special Friday Night Events spread out from May through September…Shoot Outs, Par 3 Tournament, 3 Club Tournament etc.!
  • An opportunity to be the CMGA Player of the Year or the CMGA Senior Player of the Year! The CMGA has a points-based system where players earn points for finishes in all CMGA sponsored events. CMGA Member-only and the CMGA Championship events have added points value as well.
  • The best part is the camaraderie and friendship with all of the players in the CMGA. New friends, new golf groups and golf invitations. It is a great way to seek out some buddies who want to do the same thing as you…play golf!

It all kicks off on April 6th  Download the information HERE!

CMGA Opening Day Breakfast and Four Man Scramble!

8:00 AM Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Free breakfast – The Lighthouse @ First Christian Church 800 S. Main

 * Please bring your completed 2019 membership form.

* Please have your most available email address on the form. This is our primary communication tool.

* Our CMGA President and Vice President will outline the tournament/event schedule and answer questions.

8:30 AM USGA Rules and Handicap Discussion 

* New USGA Rules!

* How to post scores for your GHIN Handicap!

 10:30 AM Shotgun Start

Four Man Scramble

* Draw for 4-man teams based handicap or known ability.

* The range will be available with balls out at 10:00 AM.

* $15.00 entry fee plus applicable golf course fees.

* We will register for the tournament at the breakfast.

* If unable to attend the breakfast, you may contact the golf course to sign up for the tournament prior to Friday the 5th.

* If weather conditions prevent play of the tournament, we will still have the breakfast and discussions on rules and handicaps.

* Please invite all golfers you think would be interested in joining the CMGA.

2019 Opening Day Breakfast and Four Man Scramble

“Join Us”



Carthage Teaching Professional, Taylor Griffith, PGA, is showing us proper alignment. Check it out…



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You may email Taylor at griffsgolfacademy@gmail.com or call him at 417-793-5650.

Our Carthage Golf Course PGA Teaching Professional Taylor Griffith, PGA discussing an athletic golf stance and good posture.



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You may email Taylor at griffsgolfacademy@gmail.com or call him at 417-793-5650.

We all want to get better at golf. You need a real starting point and obtainable goals. I want to determine where you are now with your golf game and I want to coach you on the path to fulfilling your golf goals.

Fill out this questionnaire Golf Game Survey. I will follow up with an email and information to help get us started.

We start with a skills assessment!

Skills Assessment – $80 The skills assessment I have designed is a way for us to take a closer look at where your golf game is now. We will use FlightScope launch monitor technology and video to help determine strengths and weaknesses in your game. The assessment of shots in full swing, partial swing, short game, and putting will be analyzed to build a game plan to meet your goals.

Step one will be at the practice facility using FlightScope to track Shot Dispersion, Shot Shape, Carry Distance as well as Total Distance in the skills assessment shot matrix. The matrix will include shots from 60, 80, 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200 yards as well as the Driver. The matrix distances could be different based on your initial club speed and ball speed. This will give us a baseline to start analyzing your game.

The second step is video analysis of your full swing mechanics. We will take down the line and face on video to help recognize the best components of your ball striking and determine what we need to build on to meet your goals.

The third step will have us hitting multiple chip and pitch shots in the short game practice area. The short game shots I have put together for this assessment will define solid and weak parts of this critical scoring area.

The fourth step will be a putting assessment. We will be rolling putts from short, mid and long range to best assess how your putting impacts your scoring ability.

The last step is a review of the data. We will sit down with data, summarize our findings and develop a plan of action that will address your goals and how to achieve them. I will follow up with an email outlining our findings and plan.

The skills assessment is a great opportunity for every golfer to see where their game is at. This could be at the start of the season, or even as a midseason checkup. Everybody has a different goal for their game. It could be breaking a score threshold of 100, 90, 80, 70 or it could be competing at the next level. Junior golf to high school, high school to college, college to developmental tours and so on. The important part to obtaining our goal is to have a plan and implement it.

Instruction Packages

There is no obligation to purchase a lesson package but if you choose to do so after the assessment, the $80 will be credited towards that package. I will asses your game, create a plan and be your coach through the process. I will help you become a better player and meet your goals.


Taylor Griffith

PGA Teaching Professional

Carthage Golf Course


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You may email Taylor at griffsgolfacademy@gmail.com or call him at 417-793-5650.



Carthage Golf Course and so many in the Carthage golf community lost a good friend on November 21st last year.

Pistol requested to have a celebration of life in the spring of 2019. That celebration will be on April 13th at Memorial Hall at 12:00 PM. Graveside services will be prior to the celebration of life at Dudman Cemetery at 10:00 AM.  

You are invited to share in the celebration of Pistol’s life. Please join family and friends on Aprils 13th to share stories, pictures, experiences, and memories of your time with Pistol.

Robert Baugh

May 19, 1950 – November 21, 2018

Robert Keith “Pistol” Baugh, of Carthage, Mo., passed away November 21, 2018 at St. Luke’s Nursing Home after a 10-1/2 year battle with brain cancer. Pistol was born in Carthage, on May 19, 1950, to Art and Irene “Wagner” Baugh Sr.
Pistol married Marilyn O’Dell on November 17, 1973, in Carthage. She survives.
Pistol is also survived by his children, Amanda and Bronson Makeeff, Charity and Brian Bayless, and Kamie Saylor; nine grandchildren, Morgan and Gavin Makeeff, Jared, Joshua, Kaitlyn, Samantha and Dakota Bayless, Lincoln and Finn Saylor; one brother, Joe Baugh; three sisters, Pat Mize (Eldon), Martha Tucker (Ken) and Valetta Huff (Tim); one sister-in-law, Wanda Baugh; one brother-in-law, Jim White; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pistol was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Artie, C.D., Ronald and Donald Baugh; and one sister, Linda White.
Pistol was a 1968 graduate of Carthage High School, after which he joined the United States Navy and served six years as a radioman. Upon his return from the military, he worked for Joe Baugh Construction, Missouri/ Union Pacific Railroad, and as a computer specialist for the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Pistol was a Golden Gloves boxing champion. He played fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, was an avid bowler and golfer, loved Carthage Tiger Wrestling and was a Carthage Little League coach and Girls’ softball coach. He was a member of Christ’s Church of Oronogo.
Per Pistol’s request, there will be a graveside service, followed by a Celebration of Life, in the Spring of 2019.
Contributions may be made to Camp Barnabas, in care of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.