(Tim Jaynes, Staff)
Brandon Couch of Sikeston tees off on hole number nine at the Bootheel Golf Club on Monday in a practice round. Looking on is Joel Rechlicz of Wisconsin. The National Golf Association/Hooters Tour arrived on Monday starting with a junior clinic. Couch, Rechlicz and many other area amateurs will compete in the Pro-Am today. The long drive competition will be held Wednesday. The tournament starts on Thursday and is free to the public.