Monday, July 30, 2012

Wyandotte County Open set for August 11-12

The 36th annual Wyandotte County Open Golf Championship will have a new sponsor for this year’s tournament to be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-12.

Danny’s Bar & Grill in Piper Plaza at 109th and Parallel Parkway has assumed sponsorship of the tournament, the longest of its kind in the greater Kansas City area.

A 36-hole stroke event, the tournament will have six men’s flights and two ladies flights.

The cost is $90 and includes one practice round to be played no later than Aug. 8 and two tournament rounds. Tee times will be available on Thursday, Aug. 9.

Kansas City’s longest putt contest will be held on the putting clock on Saturday. 

Closest to the hole prizes will be awarded on all four par 3 holes both days along with a long drive contest on No. 10. Closest to the hole on No. 16 on Saturday will win a $100 gift certificate to the Sunflower Hills pro shop while the closest on Sunday will win a foursome at Sunflower Hills via

In addition to three rounds of golf, the $90 entry fee will include a tee package sponsored by Danny’s Bar & Grill, a hot dog lunch on Saturday provided by Farmland Foods and a Sunday dinner provided by the Sunflower Hills snack shop.

Persons may enter at Sunflower Hills; by phone at 913-573-8570; or by e-mail at