The Carthage Lady Tigers took First Place at the District Championship hosted by Carthage Golf Course. Great Job Girls! Sectionals up next at Schifferdecker next week. 







They were looking for first but played very well coming in second at the conference tournament today held at Horton Smith Golf Course in Springfield. Ozark claimed the team title with a score of 354. Carthage was close behind at 359. Congratulations girls!  Districts this Monday at Carthage Golf Course! You look ready to rock and roll!

Carthage scores –

Sara Golden 84 – All Conference

Hailey Bryant 87 – All Conference

Naomi Rehrer 91 – All Conference

Rylee Scott  97

Shaely Garrison 107

We had a great time Wednesday morning with our Titleist representative Selina Redeker. Selina and I had several players out for our first fittings with the new Titleist TS Metals. The launch date is 9/28. Stock just arrived! Our fitting equipment is in and ready use. Call me at 417 237 7030 or email to .


Chuck Bryant gained 7 mph of club head speed and 30 yards over his Taylormade SLDR.

Patrick Scott gained 2 mph of club head speed and 9 yards of distance over his PING driver.

Erin Campbell add 2 mph and 8 yards over his Taylormade!

These guys are still smiling!


Mark Peterson, PGA




Congratulations to coach Lowell Catron and the Carthage Lady Tigers for winning the Lady Tiger Invitational at Carthage Golf Course today.  The girls posted a team score of 350 to win by 9 shots over second place Butler. All scores can be found HERE!


Hailey Bryant took 2nd place with a score of 80!

Naomi Rehrer took 6th place with a score of 88.

Rylee Scott took 7th place with a score of 90.

Sara Golden took 9th place with a score of 92.

Shaely Garrison had a score of 105.


Junior Varsity Scores

Eryn Wagoner 120

Caitlin Derryberry 103

Aubri Fisher 111


Congratulations Girls!

Congratulations to Jordan Burks and Scott Hartley! Jordan is the 2018 CMGA Champion. Scott is the 2018 Senior CMGA Champion.

We had a wonderful weekend for the CMGA Championship. Good weather and lots of fun! Below are the flight winners. Full Results HERE.

The Championship event was also the qualifier for the Carbrook Matches. This is an annual team event we play against Briarbrook.  There are 8 qualifiers and 4 captains picks in the Regular and Senior divisions.


CarBrook Team Qualifiers

Captain Jordan Burks, Lowell Catron, Dustin Edge, Erin Campbell, Tug Baker, Mark Peterson, Chance Lowery and Kyle Catron

CarBrook Senior Team Qualifiers

Captain Scott Hartley, Rob Harmon, Steve LaRue, Jerry Sirmans, Rick Behrend, Karl Moorhead, John Zamouski and Rob Ward.


CMGA Championship

Senior Championship


Carthage Golf Course


1st Jordan Burks 144

2nd Lowell Catron 145

T 3rd Dustin Edge 146

T 3rd Erin Campbell 146

A Flight

1st Kyle Catron 157

2nd Dennis Payne 164

3rd Dustin Johnson 167

T 4th John Goodman 173

T 4th Patrick Scott 173

Senior Championship

1st Scott Hartley 142

2nd Rob Harmon 154

3rd Steve Larue 157

T 4th Jerry Sirmans 159

T 4th Rick Berhend 159

A Flight

1st Todd Banes 171

2nd Randy Haas 175

3rd Rick Payne 177

4th Steve Johnson 180

Closest to the pin Saturday

#3 Brian Hayden

#6 Steve Larue

#8 Todd Banes

#12 Lowell Catron

#17 Kyle Catron

Closest to the pin Sunday

#3 Mark Peterson

#6 Dustin Edge

#8 Mark Peterson

#12 Dave Newby

#17 Jim Gourley


Nobody likes daylight getting shorter – especially golfers!

Who wants to pay a full greens fee when you can’t finish the round? Nobody!

We have a solution!

In the Carthage Golf Course App, pay for what you play using! Play after 5pm every day and just pay for the holes you play.


The 2018 Joplin Area Championship is ready to roll later this month at Carthage Golf Course and Twin Hills Country Club. The best players in the area will tee it up trying to become the Champion in the regular and senior divisions. The event is always competitive and we see some of the best golf of the year from these competitors. Print your entry off below and compete in the 2018 Joplin Area Championship.

Best public course in the area!


Joplin Area Championship Entry Form

The Joplin Area Championship also serves as the qualifying for the Horton Smith and Ky Laffoon teams. The top 16 in each division will represent Joplin in the annual matches played against Springfield. This is a historic match play event with four ball matches day one and singles matches day two. Joplin is the host for 2018. The matches will be played at Carthage GC on August 18th and Twin Hills CC on August 19th. Both teams will consist of the top 16 + 2 alternates in both divisions.

2017 Champions

Kyle Long

Greg Crawford – Senior

Joplin Area Championship Entry Form

Cleo in the bunnker.

Thank you to all of the participants in the CMGA Family Scramble! The Carthage Men’s Golf Association has many good events each year. They have a lot of participation and appeal to different players for various reasons. Mainly just because they are fun and competitive. Heavy on the fun!

The Family Scramble is one of my favorites. Special to me because I have had the opportunity to play the event with most of the golfers in my family. I played with my dad this year! We shot 70 in the scramble format. That would not be our best effort but we had fun.

We started the event as a Father/Son format years ago. We changed the format to the Family Scramble when we noticed so many other combinations of relatives playing together at the golf course. Why not just make it a Family Scramble? If you are related you are eligible to be partners. This year we had father/son, father/daughter, husband/wife, uncle/nephew, father in law/son in law, cousins, brothers and I am sure a few I am missing. A lot of fun.

If you haven’t been playing the event dig a little deeper into the family pool. I love family golf! The picture to the right is not from the Family Scramble. It is my brother and I after playing a round in the early 80’s. He still had hair then and I want that visor back! We had lots of family golf activity growing up.  I would try playing with my dog, Cleo, but she wont stay out of the hazards.


Check out all of the results here!

CMGA Family Scramble


Carthage Golf Course

Champ Flight

1st Gary Borland/Pam Borland 58

2nd Steve Watts/Rebecca Haines 60

3rd Jordan Burks/Sammy Burks 60

4th Brian Whittle/Mark Whittle 61

5th Kyle Catron/Lowell Catron 62


A Flight

1st Austin Bunnell/Harold Smart 70

2nd Tom Waggoner/Brandon Williams 70

3rd Jim Dykens/Brian McMulin 70

4th Mark Peterson/Daryl Peterson 70

5th Matt Otey/Rich Otey 70


B Flight

1st Chuck Cole / Sam Jones 75

2nd Rob Harmon / Tess Harmon 75

3rd Jerry Gaddis / LeAnn Quinly 75

4th Greg Golden/Sara Golden 75

5th Chris Moore/Doc Lounis 75


CTP #3 Pam Borland

CTP #6 Gary Cole

CTP #8 Gary Cole

CTP #12 Mark Whittle

CTP #17 Becca Watts

CTP In Two #4 Steve Watts

CTP In Two #18 Steve Watts

Register now for the Carthage Junior Golf Championship. Please pass this information on to friends and family with youth golfers.

55th Annual

Carthage Junior Golf Championship

Carthage Golf Course

            June 20th, 2018



8-9           6  HOLES

10-12        9  HOLES

13-15      18 HOLES

16-18      18 HOLES






Entry Form

Dick Mansfield Memorial Golf Tournament – 2 Person Scramble – Benefits the Carthage High School Golf Team! Entry Form

CMGA Family Scramble – 2 Person Scramble – Partners must be related! Entry Form 

Red, White and Boom – 3 Person Scramble – Fills up lightning fast! Entry Form

Print off forms and bring them to Carthage Golf Course or call the pro shop at 417 237 7030. You may also email Mark Peterson, PGA for questions or to enter.