2020 Wichita Open volunteer registration is open.  Over 500 volunteers are needed the week of June 15 as the Wichita Open, one of the longest running Korn Ferry Tour events, enters its 31st year.

 Online registration is available at http://www.wichitaopen.com/volunteers/. This year’s volunteer fee has been reduced to $30 and $5 of each volunteer fee will be donated to KU Wichita Pediatrics projects. KU Med Pediatrics is the 2020 Volunteer Sponsor.

“Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Wichita Open”, Roy Turner, Tournament Director said. “Volunteers share camaraderie, make lifelong friendships, and help our tournament give back to  local charities.  Our volunteers supply the support that has allowed us to grow and be honored as the 2019 Korn Ferry Tournament of the Year.”

The 2020 event will be held at its reigning home for the last 20 years—Crestview Country Club—from June 11 to June 21, with competition rounds from the 18th to the 21st.   Since the inception of the Wichita Open Ambassadors Program, close to $1.5M has been donated to local charities.

McCownGordon Construction and Splurge! Magazine are Wichita Open Ambassadors.

“We are so excited to support the Wichita Open by becoming an Ambassador, said Darin Headrick, Director of Project Development   “As we have looked for opportunities to support events and charities in Wichita, we knew the Open had to be a part of our portfolio.  The Wichita Open is all about support of local children’s charities, providing positive economic impact, and creating countless networking opportunities for our associates and trade partners throughout this region. We appreciate the opportunity to join this outstanding group.”

McCownGordon’s mission is to deliver the best building experience — for clients, industry partners, team and community — during every step of the process. Every project is viewed  through a customer-centric, future-focused lens that challenges employees to redefine the way they see, think and work when bringing  projects to life.

Splurge! Magazine also joins 31 other ambassadors for the 2020 and 2021 event.

“SPLURGE! Magazine is dedicated to helping non-profits in our community: according to Wendell Funk, President, Inspired Koncepts/SPLURGE! Magazine.  “Our readers are some of the most generous donors in the city of Wichita.  We are excited become an Ambassador and continue our support of The Wichita Open and this special event for our community.  SPLURGE! has been a proud supporter of The Wichita Open and host of SPLURGE! Night for the past 10 years.”

Splurge is the premier lifestyle, people and fashion magazine in Wichita.  It publishes on the first of every month.  Over 20,000 copies are delivered to over 150 strategic locations throughout Wichita with a readership of 85,000 people.  Splurge primarily targets the female and reaches an educated and upscale audience.  Splurge covers living, shopping, dining, playing and the home in Wichita.  Splurge is committed to quality content and design and enjoys featuring local and positive information about the Wichita community.  The magazine provides an excellent environment to serve our advertisers needs. 

 “We welcome McCownGordon and Splurge!  to our group of ambassadors and appreciate their commitment to the Wichita Open and the City of Wichita”, Roy Turner, Tournament Director said. “Our ambassador group supplies the support that has allowed us to grow and be honored as the Korn Ferry Tournament of the Year.”

 The Wichita Open Ambassador program encourages and provides a way for its members to get involved by:

  • Raising Charitable Donations for Local and National Organizations
  • Improving the Overall Quality and Success of the Event
  • Stabilizing the Tournament’s Future

The 2020 event will be held at its reigning home for the last 20 years—Crestview Country Club—from June 11 to June 21, with competition rounds from the 18th to the 21st.   Since the inception of the Wichita Open Ambassadors,   close to $1.5M has been donated to local charities.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The Korn Ferry Tour honored the Wichita Open, at the PGA TOUR’s annual Tournament Meetings on Wednesday, November 20 at TPC Sawgrass, with the annual season-ending Tournament Awards.

The Wichita Open Supporting Wichita’s Youth, one of the Tour’s original four events dating back to the inaugural 1990 season, claimed the prestigious honor of Tournament of the Year.

“We are thrilled to name the Wichita Open Supporting Wichita’s Youth our 2019 Tournament of the Year,” said Korn Ferry Tour President Alex Baldwin. “For 30 years, this event has helped to establish the foundation of success our Tour enjoys today, and Roy Turner and his team earned this tremendous honor by delivering what we considered to be the best week in tournament history.”

As the winner of the Tournament of the Year Award, the Wichita Open Supporting Wichita’s Youth succeeded in putting forth a top-notch tournament on all applicable fronts, including:

  • Record fan attendance, including the highest ticket redemption rate of all time and marking a 10 percent increase over 2018. Tournament developed an enhanced social media campaign to amplify these results.
  • Record level of income generated, including a sold-out Pro-Am, sold-out 17th Coors Corner chalet and a 21 percent increase in tournament Ambassadors.
  • Successful 30th year campaign featuring a “Birthday Bash” on June 15, ceremonial tournament logo and a Wichita Open anniversary flag signed by 27 past champions and donated to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Local cross promotion to generate additional revenue via partnerships with Barker Oil, AETNA, Fagron Sterile and Key Construction.
  • Expansion and upgrade of player dining experience.

“What a fantastic honor for our community. It takes a lot of wonderful people and sponsor support to pull off our event, not to mention our great tournament host, Crestview Country Club,” said Wichita Open Tournament Director Roy Turner. “To all who have made this possible – a heartfelt thank you. Go Wichita!”

The 2020 Korn Ferry Tour season will kick off with The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay, set for January.

The Wichita Open will take place at Crestview Country Club beginning on June 11 and ending on Championship Sunday, June 21.

WICHITA, KS. – The 2019 Korn Ferry Tour season came to a close Labor Day Monday in Evansville, Indiana as the Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance wrapped up. Twenty-five (25) players secured their PGA TOUR cards for the 2019-20 season. England’s Tom Lewis won the season-ending event in dominant fashion at 23-under, five strokes clear of second-place finisher Fabián Gómez.

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WICHITA, KS. – The Wichita Open counted a 12% increase in attendance at this year’s tournament, which celebrated its 30th year in Wichita. The Wichita Open will also donate over $200,000 to local charities.

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