Those that have played the Dick Mansfield Memorial Golf Tournament for several years affectionately call it “The Mansfield”. It has been a staple of our tournament schedule for sometime now. I look forward to it every year. I look forward to seeing people come out to the event that want to share the memory of Dick Mansfield. Several entries are friends or relatives whom keep coming back to share stories and events that happened with Dick Mansfield. Some have made it every year and some support it through sponsorships of the event.
Many of the teams are part of our Carthage Men’s Golf Association as well. This is part of the CMGA event schedule as well as open to the public. Dick was a CMGA Member all of the years I have been in Carthage as the PGA Professional. It is a key event for the CMGA as well.
The Mansfield is the main fundraiser for the Carthage High School Boys and Girls Golf Program. Coach Lowell Catron does a fantastic job building this program from the ground up. It starts with a solid youth program that teaches the basic fundamentals and skills needed to start in the game. Youth begin in the 3rd to 8th grade years. The earlier the better. Coach Catron works with these players from early on advising them on summer events and practice routines to keep them improving in the game. He has contact with them every summer. As long as they continue to come to the youth programs and opportunities presented he stays in touch with them. When they hit 8th grade they have the opportunity to start practicing with the team. Sometimes when they are in seventh grade if they show the desire. The summer before they are freshmen they become eligible to join the high school summer team camp. It is an intensive practice and play schedule to help the players improve their skills for the upcoming season. He has a great program for the boys and girls teams.
I consider him the best high school coach in Missouri. Probably the entire US. The Carthage golf community is proud of Coach Catron and the golf program he has for the boys and girls at Carthage High School. Its another reason “The Mansfield” has such good support. All of the proceeds for “The Mansfield” are used for the Carthage High School golf programs. The funds help with many things from equipment, team apparel and travel expenses to a few extra treats here and there after a tournament. There is nothing wrong with a few extras when the kids are working hard and the coach is working even harder.
“The Mansfield”…a great day to remember Dick Mansfield, a great fundraiser for the Carthage High School golf programs and all of the things you want in a Two Person Scramble…food, fun, refreshments and great prizes.
Take off Friday afternoon June 16th and join us at Carthage Golf Course for “The Mansfield”
MANSFIELD Form 2017 Check out the form and call the pro shop to enter… 417 237 7030 Questions Mark Peterson, PGA – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to sponsor please print off the form and send it in. Mansfield Sponsorship Form 2017
Mark Peterson, PGA
Carthage Golf Course