Press Release

Release Date: April 04, 2024
by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

A yearlong effort to establish a senior golfing club is paying off for Chickasaw citizen M.K. “Sonny” Larman and several of his collaborators.

Chickasaw Seniors Golf Club will host its inaugural golf tournament May 2 at Lake Murray Golf Resort, 2673 Lodge Road, Ardmore, Oklahoma.

“We have worked hard over the last year to get everything into place,” Larman said. “The club is for Chickasaw elders, 60 years old and older. Spouses are welcome to participate as well. Membership currently stands at approximately 30, and more are welcome to join and play.”

Larman, along with Chickasaw citizens Greg Veitch, George Taylor, David Keel and Jan Baird, serve on the board of directors for the new club.

“We are dedicated to playing on golf courses located within the Chickasaw Nation treaty territory,” Larman said. “It is a way for us to contribute to our communities and enjoy 18 holes of golf within the Chickasaw Nation.”

At the May 2 tournament, club members will pay $30, which includes green fees and golf cart. The tournament will be a 4-person “scramble” format, according to Larman. It is a favorite among golfers. Each player plays a shot, and the best shot is determined by the group. The team then hits from where the best shot landed until the hole is completed.

Chickasaw elders and spouses are welcome to play, and the board requests interested participants to alert them by April 10 so accommodations may be planned by the host golf course.

To participate, board members can be reached by phone. Larman may be reached at (405) 664-8906, Veitch at (405) 609-9550, Taylor at (405) 639-9755, Keel at (405) 219-2334 or Baird at (405) 258-8007.