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Watson 9 – Interview with Tom Watson

By March 20, 2015 No Comments

Scheduled to open in 2015, the Watson 9 is an executive style golf course designed to assist golf development for beginners/juniors and can serve as an enjoyable 9-hole for the experienced golfer.  The walk only course is designed with three sets of tees and contains an exciting mix of par 3’s and 4’s.  Hole lengths range from 64 yards to 261 yards and several bunkers are located throughout the course.  Be sure to come early to spend time on the oversized practice green with bunkers. With the partnership of The Tom Watson Design Group and the Junior Golf Foundation, this unique course was constructed through grass roots donation and fundraising efforts. Located adjacent to the Sechrest 18, the Watson9 at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park is an excellent complement to the award winning championship caliber 18-hole golf course.

On Wednesday, February 18th, Northwest Missouri State University President Dr. John Jasinski met with legendary golfer Tom Watson for a taping of “All Things Northwest”. Mr. Watson discussed his career from early on through his championship performances, the design of the Watson 9, and why the Tom Watson Design Group became invested in the project and community. The interview also features a segment with Bruce Twaddle, who, along with the Junior Golf Course Committee, directed the project from vision to reality.

“All Things Northwest” is hosted by Jasinski, as he visits with community and educational leaders on exciting developments and collaborations happening throughout our region. The interview originally aired March 10th on KXCV 90.5 FM and KRNW 88.9 FM.

Audio recordings of “All Things Northwest” are available on demand at

Full video of the interview will be available for viewing along with the release of the new website in April.