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The 52nd Annual Knights of Columbus International Amateur Golf Association

By Bob Stegge

Vol. 4, 2016-2017

20190614 201424

For the fourth time in Texas, the 52nd Annual Knights of Columbus International Amateur Golf Association (K.C.I.A.G.A) Tournament is coming the Montgomery County area, June 8 through 12, 2020. Father T. A. Bily Council 5921, Willis Texas is the host Council this year. The Council Brothers have been working diligently to make the event in Montgomery County area and at their Council Hall, one to remember for all of the visiting Knights and their families. Competitions will be held at the Panorama Country Club, Panorama Village, TX and River Plantation Country Club, Conroe, TX. Tournament week includes; golf for men and ladies, a tour of Southern Star Brewery, Houston Astro’s game, various meals, fraternalism, and charity. This year, Pro-Life of Montgomery County is the charity chosen. Full details, (registration, fees, lodging, rental cars, etc.) can be found at www.kciaga.com/tournament The International Golf Association of the Knights of Columbus was founded in the State of Missouri in 1969 by an association of men headed by Brother Jim Gormley, our first President, for the purpose of providing an opportunity to Knights of Columbus members, on national and international levels, to fraternize and enjoy the sport of golf. Ultimately the name of the Association was changed to its present title, to assure that its tournaments were open only to amateur golfers who are Knights of Columbus members in good standing. Through the use of a handicapping system even the less skilled golfer has the opportunity to win a tournament award. The tournament and its family social events promote the principle of fraternity and closer ties in brotherhood. In July of 1969, the first tournament was held in St. Louis, Missouri and was concluded with a banquet and dance. Recreation was also provided for the children. Expenses of the first tournament were underwritten by the Missouri State Council and were repaid by the tournament proceeds and the advertisements in the program book. Likewise, the 2nd annual tournament was also underwritten by the Missouri State Council and was held in Kansas City under the direction of its second president, Brother Jim Devine. Again, the State Council was fully repaid. To date the tournament has traveled to 24 States and 2 Canadian Provinces:

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