The Central College men’s and women’s golf teams will open their spring seasons in warmer climates next week, each playing host to a tournament on courses used for the second stage of the PGA tour qualifying tournament.
The men’s squad plays host to the Dutch Desert Shootout March 16. It takes place at the Southern Dunes Golf Course in Maricopa, Ariz. The par-72 course is a total of 6,889 yards and was also rated the fifth best course in Arizona and a top 100 course in the nation.
The Dutch will have plenty of practice sharpening their skills as Coach Chad Green has the squad playing six additional courses in five days.
On the women’s side, Central plays host to the SoCal Dutch Invitational March 16-17 at the Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, Calif. The par-72 course is 5,860 yards.
After testing their progress in the invitational, Central will get in a few more swings with some practice rounds at the Eagle Falls Golf Course in Palm Springs, a 6,715 yard par-72 course.
You can follow the Central women through California in a team blog at http://blogs.central.edu/golfwomens/ .