The Territory Golf and Country Club – ranked No. 10 on Golfweek’s “Top 50 Best New Courses” list – announces that the Southwest Oklahoma Cancer Center will be the charitable beneficiary when the club hosts the 2007 Halliburton Southwest Oklahoma Championship. The Tight Lies Tour event, scheduled for July 11 through 14, will be played on the 18-hole Randy Heckenkemper-designed course.
Owners Rick and Barbara Braught envisioned The Territory, a golf and residential community with a focus on family, as a catalyst for economic development when they undertook the venture. Three years later, much of that vision has been realized – with the significant contribution to the Southwest Oklahoma Cancer Center as the latest piece of the puzzle.
“We are committed to Southwest Oklahoma and this is just one more way to give back to the community,” says Rick Braught. “We set out to build something of enduring quality, something to shine for generations to come and simultaneously blend seamlessly into this unspoiled area. Not only is The Territory an economic development stimulus which people in the region can be proud of, but it’s also an avenue to improve the way of life for those who depend on medical facilities in our own back yard.”
Duncan-area hotels, restaurants and shops can expect to see an influx of traffic throughout the week of the tournament. During the Halliburton Southwest Oklahoma Championship, The Territory will host more than 125 national and international touring golf professionals with a total prize purse of $125,000.
“The Territory is very pleased to get the opportunity to host a stop on the 2007 Tight Lies Tour,” says The Territory’s Director of Golf/General Manager Tim Johnson. “The Halliburton Southwest Oklahoma Championship will be a good challenge for the players on the tour this year. It will also be a great opportunity for us to show off the casual elegance that is The Territory, to people from outside the area.”
With 26 scheduled events, the Tight Lies Tour is open to any professional or amateur golfer with a handicap of 5 or less who is at least 18 years old. The Tight Lies Tour is one of the nation’s top developmental tours, providing opportunities for successful players to move on to the Nationwide Tour and ultimately PGA Tour.
The public can purchase spectator passes for the Tight Lies Tour for $5 per day or $20 for the week. The tournament schedule follows: (tentative)
• Monday, July 9 – Practice Round
• Tuesday, July 10 – Practice Round, Media Day, Junior Clinic
• Wednesday, July 11 – Pro-Am Day, 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
• Thursday, July 12 – Round 1
• Friday, July 13 – Round 2
• Saturday, July 14 – Round 3
For complete tournament information or to register, contact the Tight Lies Tour at 972.492.4777 or The Territory at 580.475-0075. For more information on The Territory, visit www.territorygolf.com.
About The Territory
The Territory is a golf and country club community located in Southwest Oklahoma. The course, which opened in 2004 and garnered a Top 10 ranking on Golfweek’s Top 50 Best New Courses list, has hosted the Oklahoma State Amateur, Oklahoma State Senior Amateur and an NCAA Division II Super Regional.
With five sets of tees – ranging from 4,845 to 7,110 yards – the modified target-golf course offers playability and enjoyment to players of all ages and skill levels. The greens are an A1-A4 creeping bentgrass blend, the tees, fairways and roughs are Tifsport Bermudagrass and native vegetation frames the playing corridors.
Prospector’s Ridge, the first planned phase at The Territory, is in the early stages of development. Three custom homes are now completed and occupied, while one spec home is finished and two others are nearing completion. On 16 of the 47 lots, Tuscany style homes are being developed by Majestic Builders of Lawton, Okla. Prices of lots available range from $68,000 to $135,000. Were a similar, high-quality property like The Territory located in the nearby Dallas-Fort Worth area it would likely cost three times as much.