Jason's first big win was the Missouri State H.S. Championship in 1990 while at Hickman HS and he would go on to play for MU. Jason won the Columbia Golf Championship in back to back years in1994 and 1995. He also won the Missouri State Amateur in 1995 at St. Albans in St. Louis Jason turned professional in 1996 and won in Chattanooga, TN on what is now the Korn Ferry Tour. Jason also played on both the PGA Tour and the Korn Ferry Tour until 2014. Currently, Jason lives with his family in the Dallas Metro area and currently serves as Director Of Sales And Business Development at North Texas Luxury Lawns and Greens.
Chris won the Columbia Golf Championship in 2005 while playing for Hickman HS and again in 2009 while playing for Mizzou.
Chris lives in Orlando and participates on the MSOP - Major Series of Putting - and serves as a @officialmsop Ambassador along with representing @surfandturfclub a golf and lifestyle apparel brand as an Ambassador as well. Chris also is the VP of Neuar Vodka.
Dee Sanders has the most amateur Championships of any Columbian and it's not even close. A native of West Plains but a fixture in Columbia golf for many years, Dee has won a dozen Columbia Golf Championships. 9 Dillow Cup's from 1979 to 2000 and 3 McKinney Cup's from 2006 to 2010 . Dee played for Mizzou and has played in the US Amateur and won the 1991 Missouri Golf Association 4 Ball with John Weston. He is also a member of the Columbia Golf Hall of Fame. Dee is the Tournament Director of the Columbia Golf Championship and a board member of the Columbia Golf Foundation.
John "Westy" Weston is the founder and Executive Director of the Columbia Golf Foundation. John won the Dillow Cup in 1987 and 2001. He added McKinney Cup in 2007. John played at Mizzou and won the 1991 Missouri Golf Association 4 Ball with Dee Sanders as well as the Missouri State Senior title in 2005. John is an member of the Columbia Golf Hall of Fame.
Dave McDonald won his first City Championship in 2003 and followed that up with three more victories in the next four years. In 2018 he took his first senior title and defended the following year. Dave would tell you that golf has become an absolute passion of for him. He enjoys competing whether it is a Thursday afternoon game or a tournament. He thinks that It is awesome that Columbia has a tournament that is designed for golfers that want to compete at a higher level. That is where he got his start in competitive golf, and he would encourage anyone that wants to compete to sign up. The tournament can only get better with more players.
Woody played on the University of Missouri Golf Team in 1974 and was a two-time winner of his hometown Charleston Invitational. In 1989, Woody won the Gold Medal in Golf at the Missouri Show Me Games. He followed that with a victory in the 1992 Columbia City Championship at CCMO. In 1998, Woody won the Joe Jimenez/Jim Dawson Invitational and the inaugural Francis Hagen Matchplay Championship. He moved away from Columbia in 1999, when his position with Verizon took him to Florida. In 2015, he retired as the Vice President of Governmental Affairs for Verizon Communications-Florida. He now commutes between Sarasota and Columbia with his bride Donna.
David Teel has been involved in the Columbia golf community for more than fifty-five years. He was introduced to golf on the sand greens of the Stephens Golf Course by an uncle visiting from California in the summer of 1965. David was a member of the inaugural golf team at Columbia College and was medalist in the NAIA Central Region Championship in 1975. He was crowned the Columbia City Championship in 2008. In addition, he won four Columbia Senior City Championship titles in 2005, 2011, 2015 and most recently in 2017. Teel added the Phil Cotton/Richard Poe Senior Championship to his accomplishments in 2017 and has been a regular competitor in numerous MGA events across Missouri. He partnered with friend and fellow Columbia golfer Michael Wilson, Sr. to capture the Porta Cima Senior Four Ball in 2017. David became a charter member of the Old Hawthorne Golf Club in 2007. While he always enjoys competing with fellow amateur golfers on the course, he has come to appreciate the camaraderie and the many friendships he has made while playing a game he loves. David Teel is proud to give back to the Columbia golf community as a member of the Columbia Golf Foundation Board of Directors. After twenty-two years in the publishing business, he is now retired and lives in Columbia with his wife Cindy.
Doug was born in Kirksville and moved to Columbia in 1980. He played in his first city tournament in 1981 and won in 1990. It was a 54 hole tournament in those days and he was the 36-hole leader after Saturday’s round. He remembers the newspaper interviewing him by the Gustin clubhouse when Doug Harvey appeared and said “Suppose you’re not partying tonight and will stay home and get a good nights sleep?” Doug replied: “Nope, going out like usual ... got a noon start time…..no big deal!” Turned out we’ll never know, because even though he held the lead after the front nine the next day, the wind picked up and the temperature cooled considerably on the back nine, and by the 12th hole, his lead was gone. When his group arrived at the 13th tee, the skies opened up with a rain and lightning. Eventually, the final round was cancelled and Doug was declared the winner.
Doug contended in many subsequent tournaments, but never captured the crown again. But he shared his competitive expertise for many years as golf coach of the Rock Bridge High School golf team from 2004 to 2016. During that time he had the good fortune of leading a number of fine young players, winning three state team championships. These days Doug is retired and still running with the pack at AL Gustin in Columbia.