The Memphis Area will be a Golf Mecca next month as both the PGA St. Jude Classic, and THIS event, the Gold Strike Casino Classic will Tee off during the same week.
The 72-Hundred yard Tunica National Golf Course is the site for this NGA Hooters Tour event June 8-14.
The Hooters tour is the 3rd largest Pro Golf Tour behind the PGA and Nationwide Tours..and produced such stars Memphian Shaun Micheel, the 2003 PGA Champion..
Former British and PGA Champ John Daly, along with 2007 Masters Champ Zach Johnson, and a host of other current stars.
Among the Locals Hoping to make names for themselves Now are
Kyle Ellis of Senatobia..
The Ole Miss Grad is playing his first full season on the Hooters' Tour after a stellar career at Ole Miss.
Former M.U.S. Golfer Bryce Bailey of Murray State..
And Manuel Villegas...
Yes, he's the Brother of PGA Pro Camillo Villegas of Columbia
Manuel now lives in Memphis and is a Rookie on the Hooters Tour.
Camillo will be playing in the St. Jude Classic at the same time.
The Gold Strike Classic has a $200 Thousand Dollar Purse.