McAlester Country Club

The McAlester Country Club has a full slate of activities as winter fades and spring brings better weather.

Ten-year Golf Pro Kelley Byrd said the club offers fun for the whole family — including golf, tennis, pool activities, and more.

“We’re really focused on having monthly activities for the club members, but we have a lot of great events coming up, too,” Byrd said.

One members-only event the club will host is Masters Saturday on April 7 during the PGA’s The Masters tournament — set for April 5-8.

He said the club will provide pimento cheese sandwiches — “like they do at The Masters,” Byrd said — and host several small events throughout the day.

Byrd said the day will start with a Par 3 tournament at 10 a.m., a putting contest at 2 p.m., a Masters Trivia contest at 4 p.m. and live music 5-8 p.m.

He said the winner of each contest will receive a green jacket — again, like at The Masters.

But the events won’t stop there.

“One Saturday night in May, we’re going to have a fried chicken hoedown,” Byrd said.

Byrd said the event’s theme will be country and western, including two-stepping, country cooking, and more.

He said the club hopes to continue the monthly gatherings with different themes each month throughout the year.

Byrd added the club is also looking at hosting movie nights at the pool or the No. 1 tee box, an event every Saturday, and more.

He said the club hosts the Men’s Golf Association on Tuesdays for golfers looking to compete on nine holes and end the day with a cookout.

Byrd said the event costs $10 and includes a meal. The proceeds go toward projects throughout the course.

He said the club will also soon start hosting Ladies’ Tee Time, clinics for women looking to learn more about golf.

Junior golf week

Byrd said the country club will host Junior Golf Week on June 12-15 for area golfers ages 6-15.

The weeklong camp usually starts at 9 a.m. and lasts until 11:30 a.m. and ends with a day on the full course.

“We work with the kids on all the different aspects,” Byrd said. “The basics of a swing, putting, chipping, going on the course and overall golf etiquette. And those are always a ton of fun.”

Byrd said the camp usually hosts about 30 golfers and has McAlester High School golfers and college golfers helping coach.

He added that campers will receive a free water bottle.

Byrd said anyone interested in participating in the camp can call him at the golf shop.

Tournaments

The club will host a variety of tournaments to benefit charities.

Byrd said the Davenport Classic is coming back to the area and is scheduled for May 19. The tournament was originally established to benefit former police officer Randy Davenport, who was paralyzed during a training exercise.

The club will also host the inaugural TeeUp Again Trafficking tournament, with 21-year-old reigning Miss McAlester Alexandria Williams as the tournament director.

Also on the club’s docket are tournaments benefiting the McAlester Regional Health Center Foundation, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and more.

The club will host the Italian Open on July 14-15 in association with the Italian Open.

The following is a list of upcoming tournaments at the Country Club:

April 27 — MHS QB Club

May 4-6 — Big Mac

May 19 — Davenport Classic

May 25 — TeeUp against trafficking

June 4 — MRHC tournament

June 9-10 — Bud Hale Invitational

July 14-15 — Italian Open

Aug. 10 — Chili’s St. Jude

Sept. 15-16 — Bar Tournament

Oct. 20 — Fireball Challenge

The following is a list of membership rates:

• Regular (golf) — $193.26

• Social — $157.02

• Nonresident (25 miles) — $155.51

• Junior (golf) — $157.02

• Junior (social) — $116.64

• Senior (golf) — $189.51

• Senior (social) — $141.88

• Senior single (golf) — $157.02

• Senior single (social) — $116.64

• Corporate 2-4 (golf) — $278.60

• Corporate 2-4 (social) — $196.66

• Corporate 5-9 (golf) — $264.51

• Corporate 5-9 (social) — $186.88

• Corporate 10-19 (golf) — $234.62

• Corporate 10-19 (social) — $165.61

• Corporate 20+ (golf) — $205.28

• Corporate 20+ (social) — $144.91

For more information, contact the pro shop at 918-423-3599.

Contact Adrian O’Hanlon III at aohanlon@mcalesternews.com

Contact Adrian O'Hanlon III by email at aohanlon@mcalesternews.com or on Twitter at @aohanlon3.

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