May 17, 2019-May 19, 2019
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My Old Kentucky Home Golf Course
668 Loretto Road
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The Bourbon Open Golf Tournament was born in May 1945.
Since then it has expanded to feature an after party at OKH Country Club with live music by the pool, bourbon tastings with local distillers, karaoke, dinner, and happy hours!
Following World War II, in an effort to keep the course from becoming a cornfield due to suppressed interest, three local businessmen developed the idea for this special golfing event.
Each year, hundreds of golfers from around the country and abroad converge on Bardstown and The Old Kentucky Home Country Club the third weekend in May.
Not many small town golf tournaments can claim such diverse guests as J. Edgar Hoover, the former FBI director, and Foster Brooks, the comedian. This tournament, which in the 1960s was featured by Sports Illustrated Magazine, has counted as guests and players such names as legendary football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, U of L basketball coach Denny Crum, golf professional Gay Brewer, famed WKU basketball coach Ed Diddle and Governors, Lawrence Wetherby and Paul Patton.
Local celebrities have also played throughout the tournament’s history, including Bill Samuels, Terry Meiners, Sean Woods, Fred Cowgill, Jay Cardosi, Ralph Beard, Rick VanHoose, Gary Gupton and Tony Cruise to name a few.
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