Without golf tournaments, the only way to enjoy heated competition amid well-manicured greenery is by playing tag in a hedge maze. Avoid the wrath of green-thumbed minotaurs with today's Groupon: for $20, you get four single-day passes to the 2011 Midwest Classic golf tournament (a $40 value). This tournament will take place at Nicklaus Golf Club at Lions Gate; this Groupon is valid during the tournament's four days of competition rounds, Aug. 18–Aug. 21.
The Midwest Classic golf tournament—which was just added to the PGA's Nationwide Tour in December—unleashes a field of 156 pro golfers to tackle the rolling fairways of the Nicklaus Golf Club. The four passes grant access to any of the competition rounds of of this seven-day charity tournament hosted by the Kansas City Crusaders, which raises funds and donates tournament proceeds to Children’s Mercy Hospital. When pro golfers start their scorecards on Thursday, August 18, families are free to stand on the sidelines or take youngsters to a kids' play area for face painting and inflatable sports games. Check the tournament schedule for event details and exact times.
The Nationwide Tour hosts 29 tournaments across the United States and five other countries to sharpen the skills of PGA-bound golf talent and teach caddies how to give piggyback rides. The qualifying tournament takes place at Alvamar Golf Club on August 15; click here for registration details.
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