MGA News of 2015

November 8, 2015- Windance Country Club Wins John Bryan Cup

West Point, MS- The second round of the John Bryant Cup was played under much more enjoyable weather conditions than Saturday. The sun was out for most of the day and it made for an enjoybable round of golf for our participants. After going into the second round in first place, Windance Country Club held on to their lead and came out on top. Windance shot a round two total of 296 bringing their overall total for the tournament to 588. Brandon Laird had the low row for Windance today with a 70. We had a tie for second place with Canebrake and Old Waverly both with a total score of 593 for the tournament. Robert Pannell, of Greenwood, had the lowest second round score shooting a 69 on the day. Thank you to all of our teams for competing in this years John Bryan Cup.

For complete results, click here.

November 7, 2015 - Coast Team Low in First Round of John Bryan Cup at Old Waverly

West Point, MS- The first round of the John Bryan Cup was completed late this afternoon, despite wet and rainy conditions. The Windance Team came out strong with Steve Wilson firing the low round of the day, 69. Following Wilson on the Windance team was Josh Lampley (73), Brandon Laird (74), Brett Parker (76), and Lee Vance (77). The Windance team total is 292 with Reunion Golf and Country Club only one stroke away at 293. Michael Hammett, representing the Canebrake team, is currently in runner-up position at two-under par.

The field of eighty players, sixteen teams, will be looking forward to a better weather forecast for the final round here at Old Waverly Golf Club. Many thanks to the Old Waverly staff for hosting the championship.

For complete results and second round pairings, click here.

October 10-11, 2015- Mississippi Cup Matches

Meridian, MS- This past weekend, we held our annual Misssippi Cup Matches. The Mississippi Cup Matches are an annual event where the top amateurs from the MGA compete against professionals from the MPGA. The MGA team was made up of the top 8 mid amateurs on the points list and the top two senior players on the points list. The amateur team members were: Richard Reed (captain), Edward Wall, Zach Longgrear, Ben Snow, Jon Wilson, Steve Wilson, Robert Pannell, David Griffin, Alan Ellis, Walker J Swaney, Josh Lampley, and Brandon Laird. The MPGA team was made up of the following professionals: Steven Driggers (captain), Jim Dorman, Andy Loving, Matt Brunetz, Joseph Hanko, Chris Harder, Billy Pomeroy, Kevin Kelly, Rich Fulkerson, Olly Thomson, Billy Allen, and Russ Pitts.

The Cup matches consisted of 54 holes with four ball and foursome matches on Saturday and then finishing up with singles matches on Sunday. After the four ball matches on Saturday morning, the MPGA held a 3.5-2.5 lead over the amateurs. After the foursome matches, the amateurs came out on top with a score of 3.5 to 2.5. After 36 holes of play, the score was tied at 6 points a piece. It all came down to singles matches on Sunday to see who would take home the cup and bragging rights for the year. After some intense singles matches, the amateurs came out on top with a score of 7.5 to 4.5 over the MPGA. So the amateurs took home the trophy with a total weekend score of 13.5 to 10.5 over the MPGA. A special thanks to Billy Pomeroy and the staff at Northwood Country Club for hosting this event this weekend. For complete results of this weekends cup matches, click here.

September 17, 2015 - Two teams qualify for the US Amateur Four-Ball

Madison, MS - Out of the 52 teams that participated in yesterday's qualifier, only two claimed a spot in the US Amateur Four-Ball. The teams of Edward Wall/Zach Longgrear and Josh Lampley/Brandon Laird shot 64 (-8) to qualify for the main event. With two alternate spots to fill, Trip Smalley/Michael Johnson and Ethan Smith/Steve Wilson went into a playoff for first and second alternate after both finishing the round with a 65 (-7). The playoff lasted 4 holes and in the end, Smalley and Johnson came out on top, claiming first alternate. The competition was stiff in yesterday's qualifier with 38 teams coming in under par.

Congratulations to our qualifiers, alternates, and all of our participants! For a complete list of results, click here.

September 10, 2015 - Parker and Wall advance to the Men's and Women's Mid Am Championship

Canton, MS - Five came in tied at 71 in the Men's Mid Am qualifier this afternoon at Deerfield. All five proveeded to the tenth tee to begin the playoff that would rotate from ten to nine. Brett Parker, Daniel Creel, Brandon Laird, Trip Smalley and Michael Hammett were all in the playoff. Brett Parker, of Biloxi, won on the tenth hole with a three and will advance to the Championship. The first alternate is Michael Hammett, of Hattiesburg, and second alternate is Trip Smalley of Mobile. 

Three Women's Mid Am qualifiers played today at Deerfield. Heather Wall of Lake Village, Arkansas was the low round and will advance to the Championship at Squire Creek in October. Wall posted a 73, one over par today. Wall was followed by Sheila Haynes of Madison and Tracie Tolbert of Canton. Haynes posted an 80 and Tolbert posted an 83. 

Many thanks to Deerfield Golf Club for their hosptality in hosting the Mid Am qualifier today.

For complete results, please click here.

August 31, 2015 - Jackson of Tennessee advances to the US Senior Am Championship

Clarksdale, MS - Tim Jackson of Germantown, TN, was the medalist today at the US Senior Amateur Qualifier at Clarksdale Country Club. Jackson fired the low round of even par, 71, two strokes ahead of Mississippi residents, Greg Brooking and David Griffin. Jackson will advance to the Championship proper to be held September 26-October 1 at Hidden Creek Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

The field of 21 qualifying participants were vying for one spot to advance to the championship in New Jersey. Two alternate positions were decided by playoff. Greg Brooking and David Griffin completed the qualifying round tied at 73. The amateurs proceeded to the tenth tee to commence the playoff that was scheduled to rotate from ten to eighteen until the tie was broken. Brooking and Griffin played ten and eighteen and were still tied. Brooking birdied the third playoff hole, number ten again, to become the first alternate followed by Griffin.

Many thanks to all Senior amateur participants. Thanks to the hospitality of Clarksdale Country Club over the past several days. A special appreciation to General Manager, Keith Phelps and Head Golf Professionial, Quincy Morrison for their dedication in hosting these senior championships and support of the Mississippi Golf Association's mission to grow the game in Mississippi.

For a complete results, click here.

August 30, 2015 - Senior Amateur Championship Final Round

Clarksdale, MS - By the end of the final round today his lead was cut to one, but in the end Robert Pannell held on to win the 2015 Senior Amateur Championship with a score of 76 (217 over 3 rounds). Despite being the third long day of the tournament, some great scores were put up today. David Allen came in one stroke behind Pannell with a total score of 218 for the weekend. Congratulations to Joey Landrum for being the only player in today's field to shoot below par in today's round (70). Here is a complete list of the tournament's flight winners:

Championship Senior Flight: Robert Pannell

First Senior Flight: Pete Powell

Second Senior Flight: David Griffin

Third Senior Flight: Perry Whites

Championship Super Senior Flight: Fred Brister

First Super Senior Flight: Gary Oakley

Second Super Senior Flight: Alan Hart

Third Super Senior Flight: Gregg Weaver

Grandmasters Championship Flight: David Holcomb

For a complete list of the Senior Amateur Championship results, click here.

August 29, 2015- Senior Amateur Championship

Clarksdale, MS- The Second Round of the Senior Amateur Championship started out with an early hole in one by Jack Langley of Clarksdale  hole number 12. The weather felt much more like August with temperatures in the 90s. After thirty-six holes of play, Robert Pannell still leads the Senior Division with a score of 141 (-1). Leading the Super Senior Division is Howard T. Waugh with a score of 149 (+7), but right behind him is Fred Brister with a score of 150 (+8). Still leading the Grand Masters Division is David Holcomb with a score of 150 (+8). The final round of the 2015 Senior Amateur Championship starts tomorrow at 8:00 am. For a complete list of results, click here.

August 28, 2015 - Senior Amateur Championship

Clarksdale, MS - The Senior Amateur Championship started out on a beautiful day here with some great rounds of golf. The weather was excellent with a slight breeze and mild temperatures throughout the day. After the first round, Robert Pannell led the Senior division with a score of 67 (-4). Leading the Super Senior division, Fred Brister who shot a 70 (-1) with Steve Boswell close behind with a 72. On top of the Grand Master leaderboard was David Holcomb with an even score of 71. Day two resumes tomorrow with tee times starting off at 8:00 a.m. For a complete list of results, click here.

August 2, 2015 - Bill Hood wins Grenada Invitational

The 2015 Grenada Invitational started with some of the best weather conditions all summer. The weather was fair with a breeze coming from the north wind, temperatures were around 85 degrees on day 1 & 2 of the Invitational. Bill Hood the Greenville native won the invitational with a total of 217 (+1) over par. On day 2 of the invitational Bill Hood shot (72) Round 1, & a tournament low (69) on Round 2, Followed by (76) on a round 3 when the temperatures jumped up to 95 degrees. In 2nd place was David Sellers from Madison who finish with a total (218). David shot (75) on round 1, (69) on round 2, and (74) on round 3, finishing (+5) over par. Jon Wilson & Michael Campbell finish tied for (3rd).

For complete results, please click here.

July 19, 2015 - David Calhoun wins second Country Club of Oxford Invitational

The Country Club of Oxford hosted its 2015 invitational. The weather conditions were the hottest all summer, with temperatures reaching 100 degrees with a heat index of 115. The winner of the Invitational was David Calhoun from Oxford Mississippi. On day one, he shot (-3) under par. David finished with (- 8) under par and a total score of 136. David lead the pack of golfers in Day 1 & Day 2, no one finish more the ten stroke close to the winner. Tied for 2nd place with a total score of 146 was Will Kidder the Batesville native, and Alan Ellis the Greenwood native. In the Senior Championship flight David Apperson from Memphis won with a total of 149. In the super senior division Chan Henry from Madison would finish with a total of 142 to win that flight.

For complete results, please click here.

July 12, 2015 - Matt Cooper wins Greenwood Invitational

After shooting a 64 on day two, Matt Cooper ended the day tied with Alan Ellis, and promising an exciting last day of play on Sunday. After nine holes of play Cooper had taken a one stroke lead over Ellis, which he held throughout the rest of play. Cooper ended the tournament with a total score of 203, while Ellis came in right behind him with 204. Despite temperatures in the high 90's throughout the entire weekend, many players put up some excellent scores. Other flight champions are listed as follows:

First Flight: John Landon Ruscoe

Second Flight: Mark Enis

Third Flight: Clinton Van Devender

Fourth Flight: David Griffin

Fifth Flight: Clark Buckley

Sixth Flight: Rod Veazy

Seventh Flight: Harris Gholson II

Eighth Flight: Andy Sumrall

Ninth Flight: Junior Morgan

For a complete list of results, click here.

July 11,2015 - Great Day at the Greenwood Invitational

Coming into today’s greenwood invitation, round one almost had 15 players shoot under par. Alan Ellis the Greenwood native would shoot (65 on Day 1) which are a tournament low and 70 on day 2. Ellis is (-9) under par for the tournament with a total score of 135. Currently in second place is Ben Snow the Hattiesburg native. Ben shot 71 in (round 1) and 67 in (Round 2). Snow is currently (-6 under Par) and have a total of 138, placing him 3 strokes behind the current leader. After playing two round of the Greenwood invitation it is a three way tie for third place. Becker Sam, Scott Rhodes & Zach Longgrear all currently tied at 141 (-3 Shots under Par). David Sellers, Todd Nace, & Trey Trapp would also finish two rounds of the Greenwood Invitational under par. Matt Cooper also played very well with a total of (-9 under par) and with 135 after two rounds.

June 28, 2015 - Michael Naaman wins Greenville Invitational 

After a wet start to the first day of play in Greenville, the weekend shaped up nicely for the Greenville Invitational. With a field of 90 participants, there was sure to be some stiff competition. At the end of round one, Allan Ellis and Michael Naaman were tied atop the leaderboard, both coming in at -2, while Mike Brown had the lead in the Super Senior Division with a +1. The players were flighted into seven different flights after round one, with Allan Ellis, Michael Naaman, and Richard Reed all battling for first place in the championship flight. The weather was perfect in Greenville for the final round of play, and after a close battle, Michael Naaman pulled past Ellis and Reed with a second round score of 72 (142 total) to claim the championship titile. Ellis (143) walked away with second overall, while Reed (143) came in at third. Ken Graeber shot a 69 on round two to walk away with the Super Senior Division title. Other flight champions are listed as followed:

Flight 1 - Connor Hogan (147)

Flight 2 - Breland Brooks, Troy Geiman, Eric Brozovich (156)

Flight 3 - Terry Bell (157)

Flight 4 - Trey Kamman, Richard Fairchild - (162)

Flight 5 - Collin Tackett - (170)

For complete results of the Greenville Invitational, click here.

June 21, 2015 - CCJ Member, Wilson Furr, made history today as the Centennial Amateur Champion

Jackson, MS - As a crowd gathered around the eighteenth green in typical Mississippi summer heat, the Mississippi Golf Association prepared for the Centennial Amateur awards presentation. Three deserving amateurs completed their final hole while spectators congratulated each competitor. The final pairing of Wilson Furr, Braden Thornberry and Hayden Buckley grinded throughout Sunday's round as they attempted to conquer the difficult greens of the Country Club of Jackson. Noah Goldman of Starkville carded the low round of the day 68, but it was not quite enough to reach the three round leader, Wilson Furr. Runners-up, Goldman, Buckley, Brescher and Thornberry each finished at six under par.

The centennial amateur was one for the history books, as Furr was the youngest recorded champion at sixteen years old. Wilson Furr carried home the B.F. Spec Wilson Memorial trophy as well as the Charles Green Team Trophy with fellow Country Club of Jackson member, Charlie Miller.

On behalf of the Mississippi Golf Association directors and members, we thank the Country Club of Jackson, Superintendent Stanley Reedy, Head Golf Professional Jason Prendergast and staff. The association recognizes the sacrifice that is made by the club and its memebrship to host such a championship and we appreciate the hospitatlity throughout tournament week.

For complete results, please click here.

June 20, 2015 - Five strokes separate Furr from the field going into the Final Round at the Centennial State Amateur

Jackson, MS - Moving into the final round here at the Country Club of Jackson, Furr retains his five stroke lead ahead of the field. Coming in strong late this afternoon was Mizzou University golfer, Hayden Buckley, posting the low round of the day, 67. This five under pulled Buckley into contention along with Ole Miss incoming freshman golfer, Braden Thornberry. Buckley and Thornberry join Furr in the final pairing Sunday morning at 9:10 off the first tee. Eddie Brescher III, 2014 runner-up, pulled himself into striking distance with four birdies on the front nine and a final score of 68.

The Charles Green Team Trophy will be awarded after the final round to Country Club of Jackson members, Charlie Miller and Wilson Furr. Miller and Furr posted the lowest combined two round total 278, ten under par. Congratulations to the club and

The Mississippi Golf Association encourages spectators to join us during the final round. Play will commence at 7:30 with tee times beginning on the first and tenth tee. Awards presentation is expected to take place near 2pm.

We will have live scoring every three holes for Sunday's round, and the last four groups will have hole by hole scoring for everyone to follow online.

For complete results and tomorrow's pairings, please click here.

June 19, 2015 - Wilson pulls away from the field and leads by four at the State Amateur Championship

Jackson, MS - The second round of the Centenial State Amateur again started at 7:30am with the field of 120 fighting to make the cut. It was another solid day at the Country Club of Jackson with the young golfers holding their lead. Wilson Furr matched his first round score of 67 with a six under round of 66 putting him at eleven under for the tournament. Furr is on track to break the Centenial State Amateur record of 16 under and also the youngest player to win the Centenial State Amateur. Braden Thornberry had another good round after his five under first round, he shot a two under 70 today putting him in sole posession of second place. After Noah Golfman's first round five under 67 he shot a one over 73 putting him in third place at four under. Furr is trying to run away with this years tournament but it will not be easy as the other competitors are still in striking range. We are excited about the finish coming this weekend.

For complete results and tomorrow's pairings, please click here.

June 18, 2015 - Sixteen, Eighteen and Twenty-Nine lead after Opening Round of Centennial State Amateur

Jackson, MS - The opening round of the Centennial State Amateur began this morning with a Ceremonial tee shot by ten time amateur champion, Mike Taylor. Taylor was surrounded by amateur participants and spectators and struck a fine drive down the number one fairway. Shortly after the ceremony on the first tee, the amateur field of 120 golfers began to tee off with the first tee time at 7:30am.

As scores began to come in following the morning wave, it was apparent that there is a great amount of talent in this amateur field. After completion of play, five under was the low round of the day with many tied under par. The three leaders are young with two being under 20. Their ages are 16, 18 and a newly turned 29.  Three sit at the top of the leaderboard, Wilson Furr, Brandon Carpenter and Noah Goldman. Country Club of Jackson member, Wilson Furr, made a fine showing today with three birdies on the front nine and picking up another two on the second nine. Braden Thornberry of Olive Branch has the advantage of one title at the Country Club of Jackson. Thornberry was the Junior Amateur Champion when it was held at the club in 2012. Noah Goldman, of Starkville, is the third golfer tied at five under. Goldman will celebrate a great round today along with today being his twenty-ninth birthday.

Congratulations to all golfers for competing in the centennial playing of the State Amateur Championship. We will have more updates after the second round where we will see if any of the talented amateurs will pull away from the field.

As expected, the Country Club of Jackson was in pristine condition and we thank the entire staff for their hospitality. Special thanks to Jason Prendergast for accommodating players this week as well as Stanley Reedy for preparing the competition course.

For complete results and tomorrow's pairings, please click here.

June 7, 2015 - Final Round of the Father-Son/ Daughter Tournamnet

The M.G.A. along with some of the best courses in Mississippi hosted the 2015 Father-Son/ Father-Daughter Championship. It was over 60 teams that competed in this tournament. The 3 round scramble format tournament started Friday afternoon at the Country Club of Canton, all groups was schedule to tee off at 1:00. The top groups for round one was the Rush Father- Son combo and the Bell family tied with a total of 60. The Adams family led the day 1 groups with -13 under par. Round 2 would be played at Deerfield Country Club, teams would tee off at 8:30 in the morning. Day 2 would also see another tie for the lead with team Rush and team Pippin both -11 under par for round 2. The final day of the father- son father daughter championship was a very hot and early Sunday at Patrick Farms Golf Club. Teams started at 8:30 and would finish in a little over 4 hour and 30 minutes. The Rush family was able to keep the lead and finish the tournament -36 under par for first place. In second place was the Pippin family with -32 under par for the tournament.  With the father & Daughter flight Reagan & Scott Rhodes would be the overall winners with 65 in round one, 64 in round two, and 67 in the final round. The Rhodes family had a total score of 196 for their three day total. Thank you to the Country Clubs of Canton & Deerfield along with Patrick Farms Golf Club for helping put on a great tournament this year.

June 6, 2015 - Day two of the Father-Son/Daughter Tournament at Deerfield

As the heat is rising in Mississippi, birdies were falling for some teams in the Father-Son/Daughter Championship. The second round began this morning at Deerfield Golf Club with an 8:30am shotgun. It was another beautiful day to be shared with Fathers, Sons, Daughters, and Grandfathers. The low round today goes to Tripp and Joe Rush who fired a 61 along with Lane and Lynn Pippin. Team Rush sits two ahead (32 under) of Team Pippin and Team Adams (21 under).

Fathers and Daughters were dropping birdies just like the Father-Son teams. Team Rhodes fired a 64 to put them in the lead at 15 under. Team Craven sit four behind and will play with Team Rhodes in the final round.

Many thanks to Deerfield Golf Club and the fantastic fired chicken that everyone had for lunch. The course is looking to be in great shape and is set for a good golf season.

For complete results and to view final round flights, please click here.

June 5, 2015- Father-Son/Daughter teams go low in the First Round at CC of Canton

With a 1:00 p.m. tee time for all 66 teams, the pace of play went by faster than expected at Canton, with everyone finishing around 5:30 p.m. The leading score after the first 18 holes was set by Tom and Thomas Adams, shooting -13, followed by Gayden and Jimmie Bell, and Joe and Tripp Rush shooting -12. Day two will be played at Deerfield on Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. Good luck to all of our participants and thank you for playing in the 2015 Father-Son/Daughter Tournament. 

For complete results, please click here.

June 1, 2015-Father-Son/Daughter Championship to play same rotation each day

With a limited field in the 2015 Father-Daughter Championship, we are playing all the teams in one rotation. We will play Friday at CC of Canton, Saturday at Deerfield GC, and Sunday at Patrick Farms GC. Due to lower than normal number of entries, we are limiting the field  to accomodate one rotation for the entire field. pairigs will be posted after 12:00pm on Wednesdau, June 3rd.

May 25, 2015- 2015 State Amateur Deadline is Tuesday, May 26th at 12:00pm

You will want to be a part of MIssissippi Golf History as we celebrate our 100th playing of the state amateur. We have three qualifiers and an open qualifier, if you fail to qualify at our of the regularly scheduled qualifiers. Our field of 120 players will feature the magnolia states finest golfers. The deadline of noon on Tuesday, May 26 is for those entering qualifiers and exampt players. Online registration is open!!

May 20, 2015 - Feature Player and Club of the Week

Damon Palmer

This weeks feature player is Damon Palmer of Tupelo, MS. Damon Palmer played in 4 events this year and came in the Top 10 in all of them. He got 3rd in the Old Waverly Invitational he tied with Rickey Riley at a 2 day even par score of 216. He got 3rd in the Bill Cass Four-Ball as well where he also tied with 2 other groups after two days at ten under par 134. He got 4th in the Back Acres Invitational after tying with Hayes Carr two day total of three over par 147. The last tournament is the Greenwood Invitational where he came in 6th after tying with Scott Rhodes 3 day total of 218 two over par. We wish Damon the best of luck and hope to see him more as the 2015 season has already started.

Castlewoods Country Club

This weeks feature club is Castlewoods Country Club in Brandon, MS. Players of all abilities will enjoy Castlewoods scenic and exciting championship layouts, featuring 18 holes of spectacular golf. Carved from beautiful pines and hardwoods of Brandon, MS, the critically acclaimed 18-hole layout "The Bear" is a Jack Nicklaus' Group Course Design Firm masterpiece. Come experience the best at the premier private country club in the area. Give Castlewoods a call and go play the courses I'm sure you won't regret it.

May 17, 2015- Rounds almost completed for the first annual Tupelo Amateur

Tupelo, MS - Round cut short for the first annual Tupelo Amateur at Tupelo Country Club. Senior and Super Senior divisions were able to finsh their second round on Sunday and the Champioship division almost made it through the first nine holes. Senior Amateur champion, Barry Stafford held onto his first round lead with a 75 in the second round to place him one over for the tournament. Stafford was four strokes ahead of runners-up, Rickey Riley and Chris Mills. 

Familiar Amateur Champion, Ken Hogue, of Fulton finished tied with first round leader, Phillip Roberts. Roberts and Hogue proceeded to the first hole for a playoff where Hogue defeated Roberts with a par. 

The championship division had almost completed 27 holes when the tournament was called due to weather. A champion was determined by the first eighteen holes of play. Cade Lott was crowned champion based on the scorecard playoff against Noah Goldman an Reed Lindsey. 

Much thanks to media and others who supported this inaugural amateur championship. Congratlulations to staff at Tupelo Country Club for hosting a successful amateur event. 

For complete results, click here

May 16, 2015- Amateurs Go Low in First Round of the Tupelo Am

Tupelo, MS - Scores were higher than expected during the first round of the Tupelo Amateur. Some wind gusts kept some players from scoring as low as we have seen in the past. Although the conditions were not too much of a hinderance for the leaders who sit at one-under par, 71. Cade Lott, Noah Goldman and Reed Lindsey all head into the final round tied. 

Another highlight of the day was a hole in one on hole number eight by Super Senior, Philip Roberts. Roberts also leads the Super Senior division at even par. At the top of the leaderboard in the Senior Division is Barry Stafford. Stafford fired the overall low, two under par, 70. Congratulations to all who completed the first round. 

For complete results click here

May 6, 2015- Feature Player and Club of the Week

Brother Sandifer

This weeks feature player is Brother Sandifer of Greenville, MS. Brother is always a joy to have at all of our tournaments, and he is probably one of the friendliest men that we have on the MGA, he always brings laughter and good stories to the course. Brother played in 7 tournaments this year, and although he didn't win anything he always brings his A game to every tournament. His best finish this year was 4th at the Bill Cass Senior Four- Ball where he tied 3 other teams at a one under total of 143 after 2 days. We wish Brother the best of luck this year and we hope to see him at even more tournaments this year as we are well into our 2015 season.

Canebrake Country Club

This weeks feature club is Canebrake Country Club in Hattiesburg, MS. Canebrake is a spectacular and memorable par 71 golf course designed by Jerry Pate Design. The private club attracts members locally, regionally and nationally due to the club's friendly staff, great golf course and wonderful amenities. The fairways are wide and receptive and always in great shape. The Champion Dwarf Bermuda grass greens are quick and true. The front nine is more of a links style design traversing through open fairways.

featuring generous landing areas while the backside is more of a parkland style course meandering through the towering pine trees.

Canebrake is recognized by the Mississippi Golf Association, The Mississippi Women's Golf Association, The USGA and the First Tee Program as a premier facility as each of these groups has hosted an event at Canebrake CC over the past 12 months. Canebrake also hosts many corporate and charity events annually, but only on Mondays. Experience the course and you'll quickly understand why Canebrake is the #3 ranked golf course in Mississippi.

May 2, 2015- Talent Packed Leaderboard at the Mid Amateur Championship

Madison- Nine amateurs sit under par following the second round of the Mid Amateur Championship at Reunion Golf & CC. Michael Naaman, of Greenwood, jumps to the lead with a strong 69 following his first round, 68, to place him seven under par. Josh Lampley, of Gulfport, slipped in the second round but remains in contention. Lampley posted a 71 to place him one back at six under par. T. Robert Oakley, of Senatobia, was low round of the day firing what looked like an easy, 67. Clay Homan, of Starkville, and Josh Oller, of Pearl, also fired low rounds to place them with Oakley at five under. 

Many notable Mississippi amateurs should be watched in the final round. Past champions, Clay Homan, Steve Wilson and Ben Snow, are all in the top ten following the second round and cannot be forgotten as potential champions. Follow livescoring updates from holes 4, 12, 9 and 18.  

For complete results, click here.

May 1, 2015-Lampley Leads Mid Amateur at 5 under par at Reunion GC

Madison- Josh Lampley, of Gulfport,  took a one stroke lead in the Mid Amateur Championship at Reunion Golf & CC on  Friday under sunny skies and brisk breezes. Lampley birdied 8 holes in route to his 67 and winner of the Randy Sullivan Medalist trophy. Michael Naaman, of Greenwood, holds the runner up position at 4 under par 68. Defending champion Ben Snow, fired 3 under par 69 to round out the top three and stay within two of the leader. Four people are tied in fourth place at 2 under par  70. The course is in fantastic condition and the weather is picture perfect. Our low senior in the field is Stewart Horsley of Jackson, coming in at 73. A special thank you to Reunion Golf & CC staff for hosting a great tournament weeeknd. The second round begins at 8:00 am on Saturday morning. Complete pairings and results are posted here.

April 29, 2015-Mid Amateur Field set for Reunion Golf & CC

Madison- Reunion Golf & CC is hosting its first Mississippi Mid Amateur Championship this weekend. Our field of 81 players are set to compete May 1-3 at Reunion. Round one pairings are posted.We have 5 past mid amateur champions in the field: Clay Homan (4), Ben Snow (3), Ricky Sims (2), Scott Rhodes (1), Steve Wilson (1). Our three 2014 Players of the Year are also competeing for the title.

Ken Hogue, Super Senior Player of the Year; David Griffin, Senior Player of the Year; and Alan Ellis, MGA Player of the Year. The weather looks perfect this week and we look forward to working with Head Golf Professional, Tim Basel , and Head Course Superintendent, Josh Owens and their staffs for a great championship weekend. We will posting livscoring during the championship. check out our app and website.

April 15, 2015 - Feature Player and Club of the Week

Rickey Riley

This week's feature player is Rickey Riley of Fulton, MS. Rickey played in 6 of our events this year. One of those was the Country Club of Oxford Invitational which he won, in his Senior division.Rickey was also a big player at the Bryan Cup at Old Waverly, after the first day he came in with a very impressive round of 69, which put him tied for 1st with Wilson Furr. The next day he came in with a 74 which put him in 5th place. Rickey is a character and is always fun to be around and play with, we love having Rickey play in all of our events and wish he would play in more. We wish Rickey good luck in all the  ournaments he plays in during our 2015 season.

The Bridges Golf Club

On the banks of Mississippi's beautiful Bay of St. Louis, set among 600 acres of moss-draped live oaks, stately pines, magnolias and sweeping vistas of saltwater marsh, lies the canvas for an extraordinary golf experience.

This 6,900-yard, par 72 signature master piece is a work of art sculpted by one of the century's great players and nationally-renowned golf course architect Arnold Palmer. Consistently rated among the top golf course architects in the country, Palmer has taken a superb gift of land and water and crafted it into a rare test of sport and spirit. Over 21 bridges, spanning nearly one mile in length, and bulkheads are incorporated into this magnificent layout.

The Bridges is the first resort golf course in the world to obtain Audubon International's Certified Silver Signature status which displays one of Palmer's greatest design strengths of working in harmony with nature.

The Bridges Golf Club features on-site golf packages, group outings/tournaments, an award-winning golf shop, beverage cart service, meeting rooms, banquet facilities, locker room with showers, locker rental, club rental, full service 11-acre practice facility, golf instruction and close to the Gulf Coast beaches. Centrally located just minutes away from New Orleans and Biloxi. The Bridges is a golf course that cannot be summed up with just words you have to see it to believe it, so give The Bridges a call and go play some golf on this award winning golf course.

April 12, 2015 - Low Scores in the Final Round at Old Waverly

West Point, MS- Following thirty six holes of play things were all tied up in the Senior Division and three well-known amateurs proceeded to the eighteenth tee to commence the playoff. Rickey Riley of Fulton, Ricky Sims of Canton and David Apperson of Memphis, all finished at 2-over for the tournament. Firing the low round on Sunday of 70, Apperson was able to hang on to that momentum going into the playoff. Apperson won with a par on eighteen to decide the Senior division champion.

North Mississippi Amateurs made a good showing at the top of the Super Senior Championship division. Mike Pharr of Hernando kept his lead after Saturday's 74 with a 77 on Sunday. Also from North Mississippi, Tommy Morgan of Tupelo, trailed the lead posting a final round total of 75, eight over for the tournament.

Posting the low round of the tournament, late in the day, came Brandon Laird of Biloxi, firing a 7-under, 65. Laird pulled ahead by five strokes with that low round and finished 138, six under. Four others were trailing the leader and all finished one-under for the tournament; Clinton Van Devender, Fletcher Johnson, Moak Griffin and Vince Hodges.

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April 11, 2015 - The Fourth Annual Old Waverly Invitational Completes the First Round

West Point, MS-A beautiful sunrise welcomed one hundred and ten players to the historic Old Wavely Golf Club this April morning. The greens were rolling slower than usual and the fairways have not been dry since the fall, but players were happy to be on the course with the sun shining and warm temperatures.

David Allen of Starkville and Vince Hidges of Tupelo both came out strong to take the lead in the regular division with a one under par, 71. They sit in the lead by one stroke, followed by Duke Simmons and Richard Schmidt, both at even par.

At the top of the leaderboard in the Senior Division is, Ricky Riley, who has just recently become a senior amateur. Riley fired an even par today in what might be his first tournament as a senior player. Long-time senior champions, Ricky Sims, sits close behind at one over par, 73.

Rounding out the tournament are the Super Senior Division players. Familiar names are in the lead in our Super Senior divison with Ken Hogue of Fulton, in the lead at 73. Within stricking distance is Mike Pharr who is one two over par, 74.

The final round will commence at 7:30AM on Sunday morning. Stay tuned for more news to come.

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March 25, 2015 - Feature Player and Club,

Clay Homan and MSU Golf Club

Clay Homan

This week's feature player is Clay Homan of Fulton, MS. Clay is the head golf coach at Mississippi State University and doesn't have much time to play in many of our tournaments, but when he does play we know he will put up a low round. Clay played in 2 events this year and did very well in them.

He played in the Greenwood Invitational and the State Amateur, and he came in the Top 5 in both of them. He came back to Greenwood to try and defend his title at the Greenwood Invitational and came in second after shooting a fantastic three day score of eight under par. Clay also played in the State Amateur at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club and also did very well after shooting a 4 day total score of two under par. We wish Clay and the MSU team the best as their golf season begins and we hope to see more of Clay as our 2015 season starts up.

MSU Golf Club

This week's feature club is Mississippi State Golf Course in Starkville, MS. Although MSU's course didn't hold any of our tournaments this year it holds a lot of college tournaments and is home to the Mississippi State Bulldogs golf team. This golf course has undergone a lot of work over the past several years and is the best shape it has been in, in a while. MSU is a public course with good rates for any students who want to play on a budget, and for anyone in the Starkville area who wants to go play this amazing course.

March 23, 2015-Final Round of the State Four-Ball/Bill Cass Senior Four-Ball Crowns Three Champions

Laurel, MS-The final round of the State Four-Ball/Bill Cass Senior Four-Ball started out with very wet conditions and an hour delay to begin the day. The final round was shortened to 9 holes for each divison. Thankfully the rain stopped mid morning to make for a pleasant day.

The Bill Cass Super Senior Division went to a hole by hole playoff between the teams of Paul Entrekin/Ronnie Posey (182) and Steve Brantley/Jim Henderson(182) for the Championship crown. Jim Henderson hits his approach shot to less than a foot to cinch a birdie and the win for the team of Brantley and Henderson.

Robert Pannell and Stan Hall shot even par 36 in the final round to make it a repeat in the Bill Cass Senior Division. Pannell and Hall finished the tournament at one under par 179. Joey Landrum and Kevin Harrison finished two strokes back in runner-up position at +1 181. The team of Robert Willis and Ricky Sims rounded out the top three teams at +2 182.


Ben Snow and Stephen Yelverton took home the State Four-Ball title with a score of 11 under par 169. Yelverton and Snow fired a 3 under par 33 in the final round to edge past runners up Justin Cockrell and Austin Smithers, who shot 4 under par 32 (-9 171). Three teams were tied for third place at -8 172.


Many thanks to Laurel Country Club for their hospitality and welcoming the Mississippi Golf Association to this historic site.

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March 21, 2015 - Second Round of the State Four-Ball/Bill Cass Senior Four-Ball Completed -

Laurel, MS - Despite the predicted forecast, the Laurel Country Club seemed to dodge the storms that much of the state experienced today. The second round was completed with rain falling and and darkness closing in.

Hattiesburg residents, Ben Snow and Stephen Yelverton, posted the low round of the day to pull them into the lead by two strokes at eight under total for the tournament. Two strokes back are Josh Lampley and Brett Parker, a good team to make a run for the title. 

At the top of the leaderboard in the super senior division are Steve Brantley and Jim Henderson at even par. Tied for second place at three over are Kelly Swain and Randy Pool with team Houston Allen Smith III and Gary Cooper. 

Senior Division leaders are also defending champions, Robert Pannell and Stan Hall, at one under par, 71. Familiar Mississippi amateurs, Robert Willis and Ricky Sims, follow close behind at two over par.

For complete results and final round pairings, please click here

Update as of 8:12 pm: Final Round of the 2015 Four Ball will begin at 8:00am on Sunday. All divisions will play nine holes due to weather. Every division will be flighted into two flights.

March 20, 2015 - Seven Teams finish under par in the First Round of the State and Bill Cass Senior Four-Ball

Laurel, MS- Laurel Country Club was well prepared this morning to welcome fifty-eight teams for the first round of the State Four-Ball. With a reputation as one of the most difficult courses in the state, Laurel Country Club proved to live up to this title.

Six teams sit under par in the regular division with two teams tied at three-under par, 69. David Sinclair and Adam Sauls are top of the leaderboard with Stephen Yelverton and Ben Snow right there with them at 69. Things are all tied up for the Senior Division with two teams at even par; Team Brooking and Byrne with defending champion team, Hall and Pannell. Leading the super senior division is Steve Brantley and Jim Henderson at one-under par, 71.

Following many days of rain in the past few weeks, Laurel Country Club superintendent, JD Conn, was able to bring the first signs of spring out in the course. It seems the course has transitioned from dormant to green overnight and the players certainly were pleased with the condition of the course.

Many thanks to Laurel Country Club for their hospitality and welcoming the Mississippi Golf Association to this historic site.

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March 4, 2015 - Feature Player and Club of the Week, Clinton Van Devender and Shadow Ridge Golf Club

Clinton Van Devender

This weeks feature player is Clinton Van Devender of Jackson, MS. Clinton is a member at the Country Club of Jackson and played in our Bryan Cup Team Championship this year. Country Club of Jackson won with Wilson leading the way with a 69, 67,

but Clinton also helped after he shot a 75, 80. Clinton didn't just play in the Bryan Cup, he also played in the Grenada Invitational which he also did very well in. Clinton tied for 5th in the Grenada Invitational after shooting 75, 69 for a 2 day total of 144, two over par. We love having Clinton play in all of our tournaments and wish he would play in more, but we know Clinton is a busy man so he has his excuses. We wish Clinton the best of luck as our 2015 season is approaching quickly, and we know Clinton will always put up a good score no matter where he is.

Shadow Ridge Golf Club

This weeks feature club is Shadow Ridge Golf Club in Hattiesburg, MS. Shadow Ridge was the host of The Shadow Ridge Junior last year, and will hopefully be hosting it again this year. We love having as many tournaments as we can at Shadow Ridge because they have a very helpful staff, and the course is always in excellent shape. Shadow Ridge is a growing community with houses being built on a daily basis. Give Shadow Ridge a call and see what membership they have in store for you, or just give them a call and go play on this stunning course, you won't regret it.

February 18, 2015 - Feature Player and Club of the Week, Robert David Smith and Cleveland Country Club

Robert David Smith

This weeks feature player is Robert David Smith of Long Beach, MS. Robert played in 3 events this year and did very well in all 3. He won the Ben Nelson Coast Open in his division after shooting 72, 72, 74 for a 3 day total of 218 two over par.

He played in the Bill Cass Four-Ball with Brother Sandifer and they did pretty well after shooting 70, 73 and tied for 4th in the Senior Championship with a 2 day total of 143 one under par. We love having Robert play in all our events and wish he would play in more. We wish Robert good luck as our 2015 season quickly approaches.

Cleveland Country Club

This weeks feature club is Cleveland Country Club in Cleveland, MS. CCC members enjoy the 18 hole course consisting of Champion Bermuda greens and 419 Bermuda fairways. The course plays 6700 from back tees, 6400 from middle tees, and 5400 from senior and lady tees.  CCC stayed very active hosting 25 events this year including 37th annual 4-ball, 17th Sonny Andrews MGA Junior Championship, 11th annual 6 man scramble, MS Lady's State 4-ball, Derrall Foreman/DSU intercollegiate, 3 Delta senior events, and many other charitable tournaments throughout the year. This summer included three week long junior clinics.  We have a full service pro shop that can do club repair, lessons, and a wide selection of equipment and clothes. CCC is also the home course for the Delta State University golf team. Give Sam Dunning and his staff a call they would love to help you in any way they can.

January 28, 2015 - Feature Player and Club of the Week, Lynn Pippin and Bay Breeze Golf Club

Lynn Pippin

This weeks feature player is Lynn Pippin of Ocean Springs, MS. Lynn is one of those players that doesn't play in many events but when he does he usually comes in the Top 10. Lynn played in 3 events this year and was runner up in 1 of them and he came in the Top 10 in the other two. He was runner up in the Senior Amateur just one shot behind the champion of the Super Senior Division after shooting 74, 75, 71 for a 3 day total of 220 four over par. He came in 9th place at the Ben Nelson Golf Cars Coast Open after shooting 74, 74, 80 for a three day total of 228 twelve over par which isn't bad when there was 76 other players playing against him. We wish Lynn would come to more of our tournaments because we love to have him around and we know he will always put up an impressive score. We wish Lynn the best of luck as the 2015 season is approaching quickly.

Bay Breeze Golf Club

Biloxi, MS - This weeks feature club is Bay Breeze Golf Course located in Biloxi, MS. As the name should imply, the Bay Breeze Golf Course is located right off of a back bay where the wind is a factor all day long.

There are water hazards that come into play on nine of the 18 holes. Bay Breeze Golf Course's signature hole is No. 10, a 180-yard, par-3, with a breathtaking view of the bay that borders the course. Since the course is on an Air Force base, the terrain is flat. There are trees spaced throughout the course. The greens are large and well bunkered.

Bay Breeze, designed by Nathan Crace, measures 6,563 yards from the longest tees. The course features two sets of tees for different skill levels. Bay Breeze is right on the water so after you are done golfing you can go and enjoy yourself on the beach by laying out or just taking a walk, so give Bay Breeze a call and go play this amazing course. 

January 21, 2015 - Feature Player and Club of the Week, Ben Snow and Hattiesburg Country Club

Ben Snow

This weeks feature player is Ben Snow of Hattiesburg, MS. Ben Snow is a member of Canebrake Country Club and played in 3 of our events this year. Ben played in the Mid-Amateur at Hattiesburg Country Club and defended his 1st place title after shooting 69,69,70 for a three day total of 208 eight under par. He also played in the Bill Cass Four Ball at Tupelo Country Club and came in 8th place, and he also played in our Bryan Cup at Old Waverly Golf Club as he represented Canebrake CC. Canebrake came in third after shooting twenty four over par 600 with their four best players scores. Ben helped his team out a lot after shooting a two under par round of 70 the first day and shooting an even par round of 72, Ben tied for 3rd at two under par with another fellow Canebrake team member Joel Myrick. We hope to see Ben in a lot more tournaments and hope he defends his title yet again at the Mid Amateur this year, Good Luck Ben.

Hattiesburg Country Club

The Hattiesburg Country Club was established in 1919 and today carries the tradition of being the finest in Hattiesburg for private golf and country club amenities. We offer a wide array of private membership opportunities designed to accommodate every social and recreational interest, so whether you are a golfer, tennis enthusiast, or you enjoy fine dining and fun social events, we have a membership to suit your individual needs. The Hattiesburg Country Club is a family-oriented club made up of members of every age, from toddlers to seniors. Tennis Leagues, Junior Programs, Golf Tournaments, Fitness Facilities, and Social and Dining Events await every member of your family.
Even if you are not a member, Hattiesburg Country Club's staff and amenities make it the perfect venue in Hattiesburg for your special events. Whether you need a space for a wedding ceremony, reception, birthday party, or corporate event, Hattiesburg Country Club will ensure your events are memorable occasions. Give Hattiesburg Country Club a call and see what they can offer you, I'm sure you will be happy with what they have.

January 14, 2015 - Feature Player and Club of the Week, Joey Landrum and Laurel County Club

Joey Landrum

This weeks feature player is Joey Landrum of Ovett, MS. Joey played in 8 events this year and got in the Top 10 in 6 events. He came in 2nd in the Senior division after shooting 74,76 in the Country Club of Oxford Invitational. He tied for 3rd in the Greenville Invitational after shooting 76, 74 to put him at a 2 day total of 150 six over par. He tied for 4th in the Senior Amateur at Timberton Golf Club after shooting 71,73,76 for a 3 day total of 220 four over par, which is pretty good because Timberton isn't the easiest course and after 3 days of slow play and extremely hot conditions, four over par is extremely good. Joey has also placed 7th in the Greewood Invitational, came in 10th in the Back Acres Invitational, and came in 8th at the Old Waverly Invitational. We love having Joey play in our events he is always a pleasure to be around and he will throw up some impressive scores. We wish Joey the best of luck as this years golf season quickly approaches. 

Laurel Country Club

A club is all about its members, and Laurel Country Club has always been comprised of the most active and successful of Laurel's residents. For nearly 100 years it has lived up to its original purpose which was "engagement in social and sporting activities that will accrue to the general welfare of community life in Laurel and surrounding areas".

Several changes in recent years have laid the groundwork for the resurgence of Laurel Country Club to its esteemed position within the community, including the cleanup and restoration of the elegant clubhouse, as well as working to continuously improve the quality of our food and service. Recruiting, hiring and training the best people available for our staff, we're improving the quality of every experience at Laurel Country Club. Hand picking from the finest professionals available has given Laurel Country Club a staff unrivaled within the area.

The club has also begun a move toward a more family oriented approach, reaching out and recruiting more young members. This insurgence of youth is breathing fresh, new life into the country club. We have converted our swimming pool to a saltwater pool and have increased services available poolside, both of which have aided in the growth and participation of the younger set. On any given summer day the pool at Laurel Country Club is a happening place.

Constantly soliciting opinions from members of all age groups allows us to plan events that appeal to our members. We are here to enhance the experience of each member every time he or she visits the club. The board of directors is focused on immediate needs and long-term objectives that will continue to increase the value of membership at Laurel Country Club.

We are at the cusp of taking Laurel Country Club to a new level. If you're not a member, we ask you to consider joining. If you are a member, we value your opinion and hope you will remain a member for many years. Our goal is to ensure that Laurel Country Club meets your needs, enabling you to interact with your peers while enjoying the finest athletic and social activities in South Mississippi. Laurel is always helpful in anyway they can be and are waiting on you to give them a call and go play some golf.

January 9, 2015- CC of Laurel to host the 2015 State Four-Ball/Bill Cass Senior Four-Ball March 20-22

The 2015 tournament season kicks off with the State Four-Ball/Bill Cass Senior Four-Ball being played March 20-22 at the historic CC of Laurel. The registration will open up on January 15, 2015. THere will be the regular, senior and super senior divisions with each division playing a different yardage. The field is limited to the first 100 paid teams. Check the tournament page for more information next week.

January 7, 2015 - Feature Player and Club of the Week, Lee Gladden and Wolf Hollow Golf Club

Lee Gladden

Lee Gladden of Madison, MS is a player we thoroughly enjoy having compete in our events. He is the definition of sportsmanship both on and off the course, and you can always count on Lee to bring out competitive rounds! Lee played in 3 of our events this year, he played in the Greenville and Greenwood Invitationals and he was also a member of team Reunion this year at the John Bryan Cup. He put up some impressive scores at the Greenville Invitational when he went 77 68 to shoot a two day total of 145 and ended up being one over par and tied for 6th at the end of the tournament. Lee also put up some impressive scores at the Greenwood Invitational after shooting 71,75,75 to put up a overall score of 221 and finished five over for the tournament and came in 12th place, but 12th place isn't that bad when there was 158 players in the field. Lee is a great leader and supporter so during the Bryan Cup he was holding up all of his other team mates and putting them in a good mood after the round. Even though the Reunion team didn't win this year they put up a respectable score of thirty three over par which is the best four scores of their group. We hope to see Lee a lot more this year because we love seeing him play and we all know that he will just get better and better.

Wolf Hollow Golf Club

Settled on Copiah Lincoln Community College is our feature club of the week, Wolf Hollow Golf Club. It is also where this years MS/LA Junior Championship was held. Wolf Hollow is 18 holes, and features 3 different sets of tees for different levels of difficulty.  It is also located right near the booming town of Brookhaven, so if you can't find what you need in Wesson, Brookhaven is right around the corner. Wolf Hollow features many challenging holes even for the best golfer, but even if you are the college student on campus looking for a fun, cheap round of golf, it is not that expensive to play. Give them a call today and see how much fun and how good of a score you can put up at this fun yet challenging golf course.