Bill Self, Roy Williams to Play Sunday in Skins Game to Open Firekeeper Golf Course

May 12, 2011

Kansas Men’s Basketball Coach Bill Self and former Kansas Head Coach Roy Williams will play in a celebrity skins game Sunday (May 15) at the grand opening of the newly constructed Firekeeper Golf Course in Mayetta, Kansas. Four-time PGA Tour winner Notah Begay III and Randy Towner, head golf professional and general manager of Firekeeper, will play with the coaches. Towner is the former long-time head golf professional at Lawrence’s Alvamar Country Club.

The grand opening event will kick off at 9:30 a.m. with a dedication ceremony featuring Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN) We-Ta-Se (Wah-Ta-Say) American Legion Post #410 color guard, the Little Soldier Singers drum group, and speeches from members of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Council. The celebrity skins game will follow on the back nine of the 7,400-yard course.

The event is open to the public. Parking will be available across the street with shuttles to the course. Firekeeper is Begay’s first signature course and sits on 240 acres owned by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. It is across the street from the Prairie Band Casino & Resort.

The course opened on April 1 and includes a 2,750 square foot clubhouse with full-service golf shop and snack bar. General public rates are available. Begay’s company, NB3 Consulting, designed the course in conjunction with Jeff Brauer, an award-winning golf course architect of GolfScapes, Inc., and Landscapes Unlimited, who constructed the course. The course is the first course designed by a Native American on Native American land, and was built by the partners to respect the land and tribal traditions of the Prairie Band Potawatomi.

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