The Carthage community has always displayed tremendous passion for high school activities. They have done a fabulous job supporting junior golf and high school golf through the Dick Mansfield Memorial Golf Tournament. The Two Person Scramble Golf Tournament is the primary fundraising event for the girls and boys golf programs at Carthage High School. Coach Lowell Catron and his players are proud of the event and appreciative of the funds contributing to the golf programs. 

The teams have had tremendous success over the years. Coach Catron and his teams have many Conference Championships, District Championships, Sectional Qualifiers and State Qualifiers. Coach Catron puts a tremendous amount of work into his teams. They focus on score! Coach Catron does a wonderful job and players learn valuable skills under his guidance. Not just golf skills. Coach Catron teaches some valuable life skills as well. We are fortunate to have Coach Catron working with the high school golfers in Carthage.

The funds from the 2018 Dick Mansfield Tournament will support the boys and girls high school programs at Carthage High School. The players have done all of the fundraising for the 2018 event. They did a great job raising over $10,000 in 2017. These funds go toward team apparel, team gear, shoes, instructional equipment and the various expenses incurred traveling.

I am sure Dick Mansfield would be proud of the event his name is paired with. Please help us support Coach Catron and the Carthage Tiger Golf Programs. Sponsorships can be arranged through Coach Catron by calling 417 793 6451.

Print your entry form here and join the event! 

“Tee it Up” with the Joplin Area Junior Golf Program!

Sponsored by the Joplin Golf Foundation

Hosted by Rangeline Golf Center



Golfer…we need your HELP! Please share this information via Facebook, email and other means. We need all the help we can to spread the word and help grow the game! Please use the share links at the bottom for easy ways to spread the word of this youth golf program.



The Joplin Golf Foundation in conjunction with area PGA Professionals and High School Golf Coaches from Carthage, Joplin, Webb City and Carl Junction have put together a junior golf development program for area youth. The program is open to area youth that are entering grades 3rd through 8th.  Golf instruction will be administered by area PGA Professionals and High School Golf Coaches. Instruction that will be covered includes the short game, full swing, course safety, etiquette and an introduction to playing the golf course. If a child does not have any golf clubs, don’t worry, the Joplin Golf Foundation has your child covered! “Tee it Up” will provide equipment during instruction and playing opportunities.


Please enter all of the information at the bottom of that page to register your junior golfer.

Two sessions will be held on the following Monday mornings

June 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

The first session is from 8:00 – 9:30 AM for children entering grades 3rd – 5th

The second session is from 9:30 – 11:00 AM for children entering grades 6th – 8th


June 25th “Tee it Up” Party at Rangeline Golf Center!

“Tee it Up” junior golf party at Rangeline Golf from 6:00 – 8:00PM. All of the “Tee it Up” participants are invited out for pizza and fun at Rangeline golf.

June 7th “Tee it Up” Drive, Chip and Putt Night!

June 7th “Tee it Up” participants are invited to the Drive, Chip and Putt Practice Night! hosted by Carthage Golf Course from 5:00 – 7:00PM. This event will give youth golfers an opportunity to practice the Drive, Chip and Putt competition in preparation for the local qualifier in Springfield, MO and Rogers, AR.

On Course Development Opportunities

Briarbrook Golf Course, Carthage Golf Course and Schifferdecker Golf Course are hosting a schedule of playing opportunities for the participants of “Tee it Up”. Those youth completing all areas of instruction, etiquette and course safety will have supervised playing opportunities at these area courses. More information on dates and times will be provided during instruction sessions.

PGA Professionals at Briarbrook Golf Course, Carthage Golf Course, Schifferdecker Golf Course and Twin Hills Country Club are captaining teams in the Joplin PGA Junior League. For more information, please go to . PGA Junior League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls, ages 16 and under, to learn and enjoy the game of golf from PGA and LPGA Professionals.  Like many other recreational youth sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with friends.

The Joplin Golf Foundation, area PGA Professionals and the High School Coaches from Joplin, Carthage, Webb City and Carl Junction are working together to grow the game.

Briarbrook Golf Course – 417 649 6777 Carthage Golf Course – 417 237 7030 Schifferdecker Golf Course – 417 624 3533

Congratulations to Kyle Catron and Lowell Catron. They shot a 2 under par 69 to win the CMGA Alternate Shot Tournament May 19th. We had fabulous conditions for the difficult alternate shot format. 

We had another very good CMGA turnout for this event.  The next two event on the CMGA schedule are the CMGA Net Match Play beginning on June 4th. Sign up in the pro shop by June 1st. June 15th is the popular Dick Mansfield Memorial Tournament. This event is a fundraiser for the Carthage High School Girls and Boys Golf Programs. For sponsorship information please call Lowell Catron at 417 793 6451.

The Dick Mansfield Memorial Tournament is open to the public and one of the highlights of the year.

Dick Mansfield Memorial Entry Form

CMGA Net Match Play Championship Form

We look forward to seeing you at these events!


Full CMGA Alternate Shot results may be viewed here!

Thank you Jimmy Grimes and the Carthage Rotary Club for hosting a wonderful golf tournament supporting Carthage High School Scholarships. Beautiful weather, great golf and lots of fun for all!

Complete results may be viewed HERE.

I was walking to the practice green the other day and this golfer I have never seen before finished #9 and walks toward #10 tee box. On his way he says, Hey Pro I have something to show you.  He asks me if I want to play better golf.  I said well….of course. He shows me four pills and explains each one just as the picture below informs. He says pick one! I thought for a long time. I don’t have all day Pro…trying to help you out here he says. I really wanted to go with C…. so if I have a 30 foot putt and hit it 15 feet by and know it is going in coming back….lots of side bets. I shouldn’t think that way….cant help it. Come on Pro pick it!

What would you do?

I choose but I can’t tell you which one I took. It wasn’t D. I considered it briefly….


Tuesday Men’s night is going great. Check out the results from last Tuesday…CLICK HERE



Great job Carthage Tigers! Coming together at the best time of the year. Keep it up. The Carthage golf community is with you all the way.

The following is from Don Eskins (For

The Carthage Tigers rode the hot hands of Robbie Sager and Mason Bryant to bag this year’s COC-Large Conference Tournament Championship on Thursday at Fremont Hills golf course.

Sager fired an 80 for his day’s work in leading the Tigers to a team low score of 342 with Bryant finished three strokes back at 83.

Carthage finished 16 strokes ahead of runner up Carl Junction, which carded a 358. One stroke back of Carl Junction, in third place, was Ozark at 359.

“As a team we played fairly well today but we have played better. I started out great and was even after eight holes but I had a little hiccup on nine and triple bogeyed. But I managed to limit the damage after that and was able to come in with an 80,” said Sager. “But we’re all especially proud of Mason Bryant. He carded an 83; his best effort of the year. It was really nice to see him finish in the top ten.”

“We are proud of Mason’s effort today. He’s been struggling this year so we’re hoping this will be a breakout round for him,” said Tiger head coach Lowell Catron. “En route to his 83 he eagled one of the par five holes here at Fremont Hills and then birdied his last two.”

Catron was equally happy with the performance gathered in by his Tigers to claim this year’s COC Large conference title.

“I knew the tournament would be a test for us today,” said Catron. “Most all of the teams in our conference have experienced success this year and are capable of winning on any given day. But our kids have been working very hard this year so I was really pleased to see them pick up the win today.”

The Carl Junction Bulldogs will be hosting the Class 3, District 6 tournament on Monday. Although the field looks to be extremely tough Thursday’s runner up finish has to be encouraging for the Dogs.

“This is one of the best efforts our kids have had all year. Our consistency was especially good and our kids seem to be peaking at just the right time,” said Bulldog head coach Ryan Jones. “Our district tournament is going to be tough this year, it’s loaded with some of the best talent in the state. But we’re going to give it our best shot.”

The Ozark Tigers, who just missed out on a trophy, will now regroup for their upcoming district meet.


“We had hoped to compete for the conference championship today but things didn’t work out for us. But I’m still very proud of all my golfers, especially Kelby Day who carded an 83 to finish third overall,” said tournament director and head Ozark coach Justin Peery. “Now we’ll be setting our sights on our district tournament in Camdenton next week. Hopefully we’ll get the job done there and advance on to sectionals.”

The Willard Tigers finished fifth on the day but earned the distinction of seeing one of its members, Greg Mitchals, claim top medalist honors. Mitchals recorded a five over par round of 76.

“I had some problems on the front nine but played better on the backside and was finally able to put things together over the last few holes,” Mitchals said in assessing his day’s round of 40-36 for a tournament low of 76. “But the best thing I did today was just to find a way to get the ball in the hole when I needed to.”

Carthage will be in Willard next week to compete in their district tournament.

Carthage: 1- Robbie Sager 38-42-80, 2- Mason Bryant 42-41-83, 3- A.J. Musche 42-46-88, 4- Payton Williams 47-44-91, 5- Payton Choate 44-54-98.

Carl Junction: 1- Tyler Markham 41-46-87- Tyler Varner 45-43-88, 3- Spencer King 44-46-90, 5- Ethan Grayson 47-46-93.

COC-Large results
1- Carthage 342
2- Carl Junction 358
3- Ozark 359
4- Webb City 364
5- Willard 365
6- Republic 366
7- Nixa 369
8- Branson 396
9- Neosho 450

All Conference Team
1-Greg Mitchals 76 Willard, 2- Robbie Sager 80 Carthage, 3- Kelby Day 82 Ozark, 4- Mason Bryant 83 Carthage, 5- Bandon White 84 Willard, 6- Jairen Phipps 85 Nixa, 7- Tyler Markham 87 Carl Junction, 8- Kendall Hamilton 87 Republic, 9- Tyler Varner 88 Carl Junction, 10- A.J. Musche 88 Carthage.

Thank you to all of players that competed CMGA 6-6-6 event yesterday. We had 52 players. A great turnout for the second CMGA event of the year. The weather looked very suspect but held off much of the day. The last few groups had some light showers for a few holes but nothing too bad to play in.

Congratulations to all of the winners.  Full results with all holes cores can viewed HERE!



A special thank you to all of the new players in the event. We are happy to have you participating in the CMGA events!


















Skins / Closest to the Pin Winners!

Thank you very much to the CMGA Members that made it out to the 2018 Opening Day Breakfast and Scramble. We had 72 players on Saturday creating 18 man teams. We have close to 90 CMGA Members to start the year. We are well on our way to a great CMGA year! 

We had wonderful fellowship and a great breakfast in the morning followed by the 9:00 AM shotgun start Four Man Scramble. We had a twist to preparing the teams this year. We had a drawing for teams. Players were put into one of the four player pools and drawn to create teams.  Below are the results.

CMGA Opening Day


Carthage Golf Course

1st Jeff Derryberry 62 — $300 Per Team/$75 Per Man Pro Shop Merchandise Credit

Jim Gourley

Steve Larue

Dave Newby

2nd Dustin Borland 62 — $240 Per Team/$60.00 Per Man

Wayne Lowery

Rick Payne

Jerry Ralston

3rd Larry Buckmaster 62 — $200.00 Per Team/$50.00 Per Man

Mike Fornelli

Johnny Murray

Gene Smith


4th Lowell Catron 62 — $160.00 Per Team/$40.00 Per Man

Tim Johnson

Tom Mourning

Bernie Price

5th Glen Borland 63 — $120.00 Per Team/$30.00 Per Man

Brian Hayden

Steve Johnson

Matt Otey

6th Harlen Block 64 — $100.00 Per Team/$25.00 Per Man

Bob Hamm

Claude Howard

Steve Swearengen

7th Jerry Gaddis 64 — $80.00 Per Team/$20.00 Per Man

Carl Green

Ryan Knell

Karl Moorhead


CTP  —  Prizes – Carthage Logo Titleist Ball Marker Cap 

3 Scott Hartley

6 Scott Hartley

8 Jerry Gaddis

12 Rick Payne

17 Todd Banes


Our condolences to the Loyd family with the passing of Mr. Tom Loyd. Tom and the Loyd family have tremendous roots in Carthage and the Carthage golf community. Tom’s father, Edd, was a longtime golf professional at Carthage Golf Course. Tom’s sister, Pam Borland, is an active member in the Carthage Women’s Golf Association and regular golfer at Carthage Golf Course. Tom’s brother, Steve, has a tremendous golf history and background as well. So many players at Carthage have known Tom and his family. The Loyd family and their ties to golf reach well beyond Carthage and southwest Missouri. While traveling around the state and region when the talk of golf and Carthage come up there is always a shared memory of a happening with a member of the Loyd family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Tom Loyd, 67, of Columbia, MO, passed away unexpectedly on March 14, 2018. Tom was a
son, brother, uncle, and friend in addition to being an amateur photographer, astronomer, and
historian. He was to many, a confidant, mentor, teacher, coach, instructor, and US Army
Born in Carthage, MO, Dec. 22, 1950, Tom was a Carthage High graduate 1968 and the 1968
Missouri High School State Champion in golf. Tom attended the University of Missouri and
graduated in 1972. He was a 4-year letter winner and a member of the Mizzou Golf team ’68-72.
Tom played as a freshman and alongside his older brother Steve who was a senior at the time.
While serving in the U.S. Army and stationed in Alaska, Tom won the 1974 Alaska State
Amateur title. Later, he returned to Columbia permanently after he received his honorable
discharge from the US Army in 1976. He was an Assistant Professional and Head Pro at the
Country Club of Missouri from ‘77-90 as well as serving as the Mizzou men’s and women’s
assistant golf coach from ’77-97. Tom then served as the Mizzou Women’s Golf Head Coach
from ’98-01. Upon his retirement in ’01, Tom pursued his passion for photography, history, and
travel. He was inducted into the Columbia, MO Golf Foundation Hall of Fame in 2016. Tom
continued to teach and play the game of golf at A.L. Gustin G.C. up until the time of his death.
Tom had a lasting impact on many in Columbia and abroad as a golf coach and instructor to
juniors, the men, and women who played for him at Mizzou and to many other golfers lucky
enough to be taught by him over the years.
Tom, a gentle soul, will be remembered for his witty, dry sense of humor and his unflinching
honesty and integrity. He has left an indelible mark on so many in the Missouri golfing
community and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Tom was preceded in death by
his parents Edd and Irene Loyd of Carthage, MO and Bryan (Skip) Taylor of Shawnee, KS. He
leaves behind a sister, Pam Borland (husband Gary) of Carthage, MO, a brother, Steve Loyd of
Kansas City, MO, Andi Taylor, niece of Camdenton, Mo, Josh Taylor and family, nephew of
Olathe, KS and Jolene Loyd, niece of Kansas City, MO.
A celebration of T. Loyd’s life is set for March 30, 2018, from 6 to 9 p.m. at D. Rowe’s Bar &
Grill 1005 Club Village Dr. Columbia, MO 65203. Friends, golf community, and Mizzou family
are welcome.
In Lieu of flowers and keeping with Tom’s love and dedication to the game of golf, please donate
your money and or time to your local junior golf program or the Columbia, MO Golf Foundation.


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Myself and the staff are extremely excited to welcome you back to Carthage Golf Course for the 2018 golf season.
We have had a less than stellar golf winter and I am sure all are ready to get back out on the course!
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Thank you as always for your support and we look forward to another outstanding season at Carthage Golf Course.

Best Regards,

Mark Peterson, PGA