Liberal Country Club Golf Classic
June 4,5,6,7 2008
The Liberal Country Club will host the clubs annual LCC Golf Classic June 4, 5, 6 and 7, in Liberal. The two day two man low ball format begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Saturday and at 1 Saturday afternoon. After the completion of the first round, scores will be flighted into four flights: championship, first, second, and third. Second and third flights will tee off at 8 Sunday morning with championship and first flights teeing off at 1 Sunday afternoon.
“The tournament is plum full and we’ve had a waiting list for two weeks now,” stated Kevin Colvin, the Classic Chairman. “The fun thing about this tourney is you do not have to be a member of the country club to play so we always draw great players from a five state region.” Fifty four teams competed in last year’s event.
While the true shootout begins Friday, the duffers will get their chance to play with the big boys with a special shootout on Thursday.
“For a fourth year we’re having a two man alternating shot “Elite Motors Party Partner Shootout” with players having a five or above handicap playing,” Colvin stated. “The winner of this event qualifies for the Big Shootout on Friday.” Last year’s shootout winners were Chase Cooper and Derek Smith.
The traditional Elite Motors Classic Shootout, an invitation only two man event, begins at 6 Friday night. The public is invited to walk the 5 hole shootout with the players.
A free hamburger feed and DJ dance will conclude activities on Friday. Saturday night will feature a buffet dinner for all participants followed by a program honoring the days low scores, recognize shootout winners and other daily prizes. Corporate sponsors will also be recognized.
“This Classic would not be possible if not for the Corporate Sponsors financial help,” noted Colvin. “It’s these sponsors that truly care about the success of the club and golf in general that help make this one of the clubs biggest summer events.”
The team of Chase Cooper and Derek Smith were the tournament champions in 2008.
The Classic began in 1997 and has grown to be one of the premier events in the area.
This years confirmed corporate sponsors are: Hatcher Land and Cattle, C. Dean Riney Insurance, KSCB-AM-FM AND THE LEGEND, Conestoga Energy, Mortgages Unlimited, Southwest Agri Center, Holiday Inn Express, Super Wash, West Plains Transport, State Farm Insurance-Jerry Harding, Flooring America and Furniture Outlet, Southwest Glass and Door, Pizza Hut, Panhandle Oil Field Services, Plains Equity Exchange, Billy’s and the Dock. Cimarron Pathology, Elite Motors, John and Judy Owens, Andrade Auto Sales.