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Tom Watson is the perfect ambassador for his hometown and for the game of golf

Tom Watson

There are lot’s of celebrities who give back to their hometown, and Tom Watson is one of the best.

Last month dozens of celebrities played in the Big Slick celebrity softball tourney at Kauffman Stadium and we saw many local celebrities take part in the charity event.

Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Rob Riggle, David Cook, Randy Flagler, Eric Stonestreet and many other donned Royals uniforms to entertain and raise money for the Children’s Mercy Cancer Center.

Eagles Landing in Belton is designed for golfers to enjoy their rounds

Eagles Landing Golf Course

“Call it the Tiger Woods effect,” said Jay Kennedy, head PGA professional at Eagles Landing Golf Course.

A couple of decades ago, the movement in golf was to make courses as challenging as possible. Many courses around the country were either being built or being renovated at that time, and the goal was to make them as difficult as possible.  “People started hitting the ball farther, and course designers wanted to make the courses longer. You started seeing 7,000-, 7,200-, 7,400-, 7,600-yard golf courses,” said Kennedy.

Eagles Landing among six golf courses associated with Club Members program

Golf-Eagles-Landing

MAY 2015 – You finally get some time off in the middle of the week, so you throw “the sticks” in the trunk. You get to your favorite golf course expecting to be able to play 18 without the regular weekend crowd. And then it hits you.

The course is closed for a tournament.

Instead of freaking out, members of the Club Members program simply hop in the car to the nearest participating course and play a round for a flat fee of $20.

“The advantage to the golfer is that it gives them more options to use that special rate,” said Eagle’s Club golf pro Jay Kennedy.