Bud Powers Memorial Golf Tourney

I know many of you are aware that my Dad (Bud Powers) passed away on April 4th, 2016. He was a very special person to many, many people. My Dad loved golf & played 2-3 times per week. Dad always had a soft spot for children & coached youth baseball for a number of years. My Family & I have decided to have a Memorial Golf Tournament to honor Dad's life. It is scheduled for Saturday, August 20th at Schifferdecker Golf Course in Joplin, Missouri. The format will be a 4-person scramble. Entry fee is $75/per player or $300/per team. Corporate Sponsorships are also available. You may play as an individual or can build your own team. Entry fee will include green fee, cart, golf shirt, & lunch (also working on other things to be added). Prizes will be awarded. The golf tournament will be open to the first 20 teams.

The evening of August 20th we will be having an event at the old Kitchen Pass/Bypass Tavern (located at 1212 Main Street, Joplin, Missouri) in which we will have a Cash Bar, Food for sale, & Silent Auction. My good friend, Shawn Smith & his band Big Smitty will be playing. They have a very big following & have been entertaining the Joplin, Missouri area for a number of years. Entry fee to the Bypass will be $5.00/per person. The entry fee will be waived for those participating in the golf tournament. All proceeds from both events will be donated to the "Tee It Up" Youth Golf Program & the YMCA in Joplin, Missouri to support Youth Sports. Please mark your calendar & Save the Date. Please feel free to invite your friends & family. Sponsorship packages are available to provide you added recognition and business opportunities at the event. Register today and be sure to invite your friends and business associates to register as well. If you have any questions, please contact us. Our contact information is under the 'Contact' tab.

When paying online via PayPal, please gift the money for entry fee to my PayPal account.  This way there may not be additional PayPal fees.

Silent Auction Items

If you would like to donate an item for the Silent Auction, please contact me via email, phone, or by text. Anything will be appreciated.

Craig Powers




Hotel Information

For those of you coming from out of town or needing a hotel for Friday &/or Saturday nights (August 19th & 20th), I have a block of rooms at the Marirott TownePlace Suites in Joplin, Missouri that has been negotiated at a reduced rate. The rate is $89/night for a room with 1 or 2 beds. There are a limited amount of connecting rooms available, if that is something that anyone needs. It also includes a hot breakfast each morning. You must mention that you are needing the rate for the "Bud Powers Memorial Golf Tournament". The block of rooms will be available until August 6th, 2016. You may get the negotiated rate after August 6th, if rooms are still available. If you have any questions or problems don't hesitate to contact me (Craig Powers) at 479-631-9531 or by email at imcraigp@cox.net. Below is the contact information for the hotel.....


Marriott TownePlace Suites

4026 S. Arizona Avenue

Joplin, Missouri 64804



If you cannot attend our event, please consider a donation to our organization. Your support is appreciated.