Midwest Junior Championship

MJC Board Members

Kevin Johnson - Tournament Director

Kevin started his professional career in 2003 at the Hank Haney Golf Ranch in McKinney, Texas after playing his colleg golf at Drake University (1998-2000) and the University of Iowa (2000-2003).  He quickly realized his passion was going to be helping junior golfers reach their goals and dedicated his career to doing so.  He served as Director of Junior Golf for Hank Haney Golf from 2003 - 2006 when he then took the same position at the D.A. Weibring Spring Creek Golf Learning Center.  Kevin returned to work for Hank Haney Golf in the spring of 2011 and is currently the Director of Junior Development at the Hank Haney Golf Academy @ WestRidge.  From 2006 - 2008, Kevin was named a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Instructor in America.  In 2009, he became the first North Texas instructor, and only 31st nationally, to be named a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Instructor. 

Besides teaching, Kevin also takes great pleasure in running junior golf tournaments.  In 2008, he was named the U.S. Kids Golf Dallas Local Tour Director.  One of the nation's biggest U.S. Kids Local Tours, Kevin and his staff run 3 tours (8 tournaments each) a year and average over 80 players per event.  In 2009, he helped manage one of the courses for the U.S. Kids Golf World Championships, hosted at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina.  Kevin also helped establish the Junior Golf Championships, a series of tournaments that have been played in Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado, and Illinois.  During his career, Kevin has run over 100 junior golf tournaments.

Kevin was born and raised in Urbandale, Iowa and will always consider Wakonda Club to be his home course.  He currently lives in McKinney, Texas with his wife, Jamie and their 3 children: Kaeden (3), Addisyn (3) and Graesen (1).

"Ever since I started running tournaments, my dream was to come home and run a tournament at my favorite course of all-time, Wakonda Club.  I've played all over the country at some of the best courses there are, but Wakonda will always be special to me.  I'm very excited to be able to start this great new tournament with an extremely accomplished group of guys who love golf as much as I do.  With our many years of golf experience, there is no doubt we are going to deliver a professional tournament atmosphere for the best players from all over the Midwest."

 

Bo Anderson

Bo played his golf college at the University of Iowa from 1998-2003, where he was a 3-time team captain.  During his college career, he won the Iowa Amateur Championship in 2001 and 2002 and also recorded a 3rd place finish in the Big Ten Championship in 2001.  After his college career, Bo moved to Florida and competed on The Golden Bear Tour, The Hooters Tour and the Gateway Tour.

Bo now resides in Des Moines with his wife, Erin and their two children: Dewell (4) and Elijah (2) and works as a senior financial advisor for HK Financial Services. Bo is a member at Wakonda Club, where he is the current Club Champion.

“Golf has played a major role in my life since I was able to walk and has helped mold me into the person that I am today.  The game teaches you many lessons that carry over to every aspect of your life and I look forward to sharing this great game with my sons.  I am looking forward to watching some of the best junior players in the country compete at Wakonda!”

 

Scot Johnson

Scot enjoyed a great junior golf career while starring at Dowling High School.  Scot played at a very high level nationally while having multiple top 3 finishes on the AJGA and at the Pepsi Little People's.  While at Dowling, he led his team to 2 state championships, a runner-up finish and a 3rd place finish while playing in every varsity tournament.  After high school, he earned a scholarship to Ohio State University where a wrist injry set him back.  He eventually transferred to Iowa State University and then to the University of Iowa, where he finished his college career. 

Scot is currently the Marketing Director for Karl Chevrolet in Ankeny, Iowa.  He still enjoys playing golf and plays competitively througout the summer. Scot lives in Ankeny with his wife Lindsay and their two boys: Hunter (10) and Carson (7).  His other hobbies include coaching both of his son's basketball teams. 

"Golf has always played a big role in my life and I'm excited to be part of this great new tournament.  Going back to Wakonda, where my brother and I played some many rounds, is going to be a lot of fun.  This will be a tournament to remember for all of the players!"