JEFFERSON CITY, MO (April 29). – The Missouri Golf Association is happy to announce that the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Council will sponsor the 2024 Missouri Junior Tour. The Lake of the Ozarks Golf Council will be the sole sponsor of the Missouri Junior Tour.

“The Missouri Golf Association is excited to name the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Council as the sponsor of the Missouri Junior Tour,” said MGA Executive Director Scott Hovis. “Our Missouri Junior Tour program provides great opportunities for junior golfers to grow as players and improve their games, and we know the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Council will only further those initiatives.”

The Lake of the Ozarks Golf Council manages the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail, which is home to more than 12 area golf courses carved out of Missouri’s Ozark Hills. The Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail has earned several notable awards and accolades, including being named The Best Vacation Spot in Missouri by MSN Today and Home of 10 of the Top 20 Golf Courses in Missouri by

“The Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail is excited to once again sponsor the Missouri Junior Tour.” said Paul Leahy, president of the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Council. “Many of our members are passionate about junior golf and we feel that supporting the efforts of the MGA through our sponsorship is a worthwhile endeavor to help grow the game of golf that we all love. Best of luck to all the players this year.”

The Missouri Junior Tour hosted by the MGA is a yearly series that is open to male and female golfers between the ages of 8 and 18. There are approximately 10 MJT events held each season, ending with the Missouri Junior Tour Championship, which will take place at Redfield from Aug. 5-6, 2024.

The Missouri Golf Association looks forward to growing their relationship with the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Council and continuing to support young Missouri golfers through competitive and exciting events.

For more information on the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Council, visit

For more information on this partnership or on the Missouri Golf Association, contact the MGA office at (573) 636-8994 or


About MGA

The Missouri Golf Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf throughout the State of Missouri. The Missouri Golf Association was started in St. Louis in 1905 to run the Amateur Championship. Four founding clubs would be the ones in existence in St. Louis in those early years – St. Louis Country Club, Algonquin Golf Club, Glen Echo Golf Club and Normandie Golf Club. Four years later, the invite-only Missouri Amateur was held in Kansas City at Evanston Club. 1911 marked the real organization of the MGA with Bonner Miller as Secretary and Executive Director. Ever since then, the MGA has striven to provide tournaments and spaces for Missouri golfers to sharpen their skills and enjoy the game.