2023 Tournament Information

Paxton Park hosts several large tournaments each year in addition to numerous smaller events such as church, nonprofits or corporate outings. The 2023 dates for our larger events are scheduled below:


2023 James Marine/Bryant Law Center Greater Paducah Amateur 2-Player Team Championships will be held June 17 & 18, 2023.

This event is a 2-player, 36 hole scramble format event, with an optional skin game each day and cosest to the pin prizes both days.  The tournament will be flighted after completion of play and prizes will be in golf merchandise script.  The skin game will be paid in cash each day.  Men under 55 will play from the blue tees;  Men 55 and over will play white tees;  Men 65 & over will play red tees.   Ladies will play from the red tees.  Tee times will be assigned on a "first come - first serve" basis from 7 A.M. to 1 P.M.  Players may get their own teams and request their own foursome.  Leader groups will be repaired on Sunday at the end of the line-up.  Otherwise, players will play at the same time both days with the same foursome.

This event is open to any amateur golfer who desires to compete, regardless of his or her residency. This tournament is limited to the first 50 teams.  

We would like to thank our title sponsors James Marine and Bryant Law Center, and our event sponsor Pepsi MidAmerica, for their support of this event.  Their support is critical to the success of this event.

2023 James Marine/Bryant Law Center Greater Paducah Amateur Entry Form

2022 City Am Flight Results

2022 Greater Paducah Amateur 2-Player Championship Final Scores (Top 10)

117  Mark Knecht / Rick Loyd
127  Jim Ellis / John Hobby
128  Mark Kettler / Caleb Stonecipher
129  Rick Cochran / Scotty Parker
130  Bob Anderson / Mike Murphy
130  Craig Armstrong / Kevin Westerfield
132  Alex Bryant / Robert Bryant
132  Larry Grace / Marcus Grace
133  Chad Carpenter / Dave Guinn II
134  Morris Banks / David Martin

Thank you to everyone who came out and played this weekend!   Congratulations to Mark Knecht and Rick Loyd on their win!  78% of the participants won script/cash!!



2023 Banterra Bank/Jim Smith Contracting Irvin Cobb Golf Championships will be held July 15th & 16th.  The Pro-Am will be held July 14th.  Entry forms will be mailed out after June 1 and will be available online at that time.


2022 Winners - Tim O'Neal of Savannah, GA  (who has since earned his PGA Champions Tour playing card for 2023) was the Champion in the Professional Division shooting 133 (9 under par).  Jay Nimmo of Benton, KY won the Amateur Division shooting 137 (5 under par) and Luke Beadles of Nolensville, TN won the Junior Division  with a 144 (2 over par).


The Irvin Cobb Golf Championships feature professionals and amateurs alike and is the premiere event in our area. This tournament is a 36 hole event and is preceded by a Pro-Am on Friday. The field is comprised of approximately 40 professionals and 68 amateurs who compete in their respective divisions, participants will play in threesomes.  The tournament is held annually on the 3rd full weekend in July.

Past participants in the Cobb have gone on to win over 80 PGA Tour events and 30 Champions Tour events. They have won 1 PGA Championship (and a Runner-Up), 4 PGA Senior Championships, 2 Masters (and a Runner-Up), 2 US Opens, 1 Senior US Open, 2 Senior British Opens, 1 Senior Players Championship, for a total of 13 majors.  They have also been on 4 Ryder Cup Teams.  That's a pretty good resume for the quality of competition in this event.

Sponsors of this event include our title sponsors Banterra Bank and Jim Smith Contracting, as well as our many community sponsors who make this event such a special event including Pepsi, Linwood Motors, Banks Market, Cash Saver, Bryant Law Center, Jenkins Plumbing, Orr Medical,  WPSD-TV, The Paducah Sun, McDonald's, Clark Distributing Co., and Independence Bank. We also want to thank the many great players who compete each year and make this event very special.  Their display of fellowship and good sportsmanship is to be commended.

2022 Irvin Cobb Championships Prize Payout

2022 Irvin Cobb Championships Final Scores Professional

2022 Irvin Cobb Championships Final Scores Amateur & Junior


2023Texas Roadhouse/Paducah Bank Tri-State Seniors Golf Championships to be held September 16th & 17th.

2022  Winners - Mark Knecht, of Paducah, was the overall winner in the Amateur Division shooting a 139 (3 under par).  The following amateurs won in their respective age group:  (50-54) Andy Woods of West Frankfort, IL shot 149;  (55-59) Mark Knecht of Paducah shot 139;  (60-64) Tommy Fike of Murray, KY shot 142;  (65-69) Jerry Throgmorton of West Paducah shooting 138;  (70-74) Rick Loyd of Paducah, KY shooting 145; (75-79) Tommy Thomas of Paducah, KY shooting 141; (80 and Over) Robert Pavelonis of Harrisburg, IL shooting 154.  

2022 Seniors of the Tri-States Entry Form

2022 Seniors Results-- flighted by age group

2022 Seniors of the Tri-States Golf Championships Final Results

The Texas Roadhouse/Paducah Bank Tri-States Senior Golf Championships are held at Paxton Park each year for male amateur golfers 50 years of age and older.  Players compete within their own age groups (i.e. 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over). The event traditionally draws players primarily from Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee.

We would like to thank our flagship sponsors of this event, Texas Roadhouse and Paducah Bank for their support of this premier senior event.  


Baird Wealth Management Tour Players Charity Golf Scramble To Benefit Paxton Park and Junior Golf featuring Russ Cochran and Kenny Perry.  This event is scheduled for Thursday, September 28, 2023.

2021 Baird Tour Players Charity Golf Scramble Entry Form

The Baird Wealth Management Tour Players Charity Event To Benefit Paxton Park and Junior Golf was started in 2002 and has featured PGA and Champions Tour Professionals Russ Cochran, Kenny Perry and John Riegger.  This event was started to provide funds to help make necessary capital improvements to Paxton Park and all proceeds go into a special account which is used for that purpose, and beginning in 2007, a portion of the net proceeds also benefit Junior Golf, including local high school golf teams. It is a fun, 4 person scramble event that takes on the atmosphere of a reunion more than a golf tournament.   THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AGAIN IN 2023 AND THE DATE HAS BEEN SET.

We are very appreciative of Russ Cochran, Kenny Perry, Freddie Sanders and Mark Page for their efforts each year on behalf of this event. They have busy schedules and the fact they continue to come back and help this facility each year is huge and we deeply appreciate their help. 

Special thanks goes out to Baird Wealth Management  for their title sponsorship of this event.  We would also like to thank the following additional sponsors of this event:  Banks Market and Cash Saver Grocery, Jimmy Brown (UBS Financial Services),  Fairhurst Realty, Pizza Inn, Home Floor & Kitchens, Paducah Service Company, US Bank, Industrial Maintenance & Gears, Sherri Morril (State Farm), Dominos Pizza, Jeff Holland (Holland/Stivers).


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