MARYVILLE, Mo. — With snow on the ground outside, Maryville city officials outlined a sunny year for Mozingo Lake Recreation Park, highlighted by new additions to the golf schedule.
During the Maryville City Council meeting on Monday evening, Assistant City Manager Ryan Heiland said several new tournaments are headed to Mozingo this year in addition to those that had been previously scheduled.
The Golfweek Amateur Tour, the oldest and largest amateur tour in the country, is set for May 20. Heiland said the field is anticipated to be about 100 players.
“A great recognition to be selected for this,” Heiland said.
The Grint Tour, a Kansas City-area amateur tour, will stop by Mozingo on May 27 with a field expected to be around 80 players.
On June 9 will be a Voices of Courage benefit tournament, a fundraiser set up by Voices of Courage, a child advocacy center in St. Joseph. This tournament will be open to the public to participate.
In addition to the new tournaments, Heiland said Mozingo staff has installed new hitting mats and sensors in both golf simulators.
“It’s actually operating probably the best it’s ever operated,” he said.
And players will find 24 new benches installed for the Watson 9 and the driving range, along with replacements or upgrades for all benches for the Sechrest 18.
Looking ahead, Heiland said tree clearing for a planned new disc golf course is about 60 percent complete. In July of last year, the city announced plans to put the course in at The Point. Following the tree clearing, which Heiland said should be completed in the next couple of weeks, staff can continue with final course layout and preparing for tee box construction and basket placement this spring.