(Mayetta, KS) – 4 time PGA tour winner, Notah Begay, III will be teeing it up on the National Pro Tour event hosted by the Firekeeper golf course owned by the Prairie Band Potowatomi Nation on May 22nd thru 25th. The Firekeeper Tradition tournament will be playing on the golf course that Begay himself helped design in 2010, thru his NB3 Consulting firm, and was recently rated as the top golf course in the state of Kansas by Golfweek magazine. Pro golfers from around the world will be competing for a $150,000 purse with a field of 159 players.
Also, competing at The Firekeeper Tradition tournament will be former Cal State San Bernardino player Gene Webster, Jr. who is also Native American from the Navajo/Oneida/Ojibwe tribes. Webster, was a two time all-american at Cal State University and earned Freshman of the year for the CCAA conference. When asked about his confidence heading into the event and competing with Begay, Webster says “ I’m playing with a lot of confidence, just need to make some more putts to get into contention”. I’ve met Notah, but never competed with him in the same event. I’m looking forward to playing with a fellow Native.” Webster is also excited about playing on PBPN tribal course, he adds “ I’ve played lots of golf courses on Native land, and they are always fun! I’m looking forward to the challenge Fire Keeper presents!”
Also, playing and representing his tribal nation will be Jayson Ray (Klamath-Modoc), who is in the field for this event.
While in town for the tournament, Begay will conduct a junior clinic at the course on Monday, May 21 from 5pm-6pm. The event is open for public viewing at no charge.
About Firekeeper Golf Course
Firekeeper golf course is the newest economic endeavor of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the hottest new golf property in the Midwest. This award winning course is located in Mayetta, Kansas 15 miles north of Topeka just off Highway 75. Firekeeper is the first signature course of four-time PGA TOUR winner Notah Begay III, the only full-blooded Native American on the tour. He designed Firekeeper in partnership with Jeffrey D. Brauer, ASGCA.
About the National Pro-Tour
The Golfweek National Pro Tour is unlike any other Developmental Tour there has ever been. This tour is not a “mini tour”, but a complete developmental system specifically designed to prepare players from the entry level to the PGA Tour. Building a multi-level developmental system has been the concept since the tour began in 2009. This system is design to help the young player just turning pro or to the player that has lost his card and is working his way back to the PGA Tour.