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SPS hosts annual Elementary Golf Tournament

April 26, 2024


On a cloudy Tuesday evening at Betty and Bobby Allison Golf Course, it was time for students to hit the links.

“This event each year is to grow the game of golf and help youth in our community grow to love the game,” said Rick Grayson, PGA golf instructor and event partner. “But it’s also to have fun.”

On April 23, SPS hosted the Elementary School Golf Tournament, sponsored by Rick Grayson and Heart of the Ozarks Junior Golf Foundation. 21 teams of fifth-graders played 10 holes of golf at the Par 3 golf course. Green fees, equipment and hot dogs were provided, making the tournament accessible to students and their families.

SPS hosts annual Elementary Golf Tournament

14 SPS elementary schools participated in the free tournament. 84 students came away with a night of free golf and fun, but the tournament is a celebration of a life-long way to stay active, said Brad Brummel, coordinator of physical education, health and engagement activities. 

"The goal of the event is to provide an experience that extends the learning from Physical Education to our Springfield community," said Brummel. "Providing engaging and meaningful experiences for our SPS students."


All 14 schools earned funds for their schools' physical education program, provided by the Heart of the Ozarks Junior Golf Foundation. In all, $4,500 was awarded to schools for their participation.

2024 SPS Elementary Golf Tournament Winners

  • Wilder Elementary, First Place
  • Mann Elementary, Second Place
  • Sherwood Elementary, Third Place