Henryetta’s golf course owes its layout to one of the most prominent names in early course design – Perry Duke Maxwell.PerryMaxwell
Born in Kentucky to parents of Scottish Descent, Maxwell built his first golf course in Ardmore on the site of a former dairy farm.
From there he built the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club and Prairie Dunes Country Club.
Over the years he made major contributions to such revered layouts as Pine Valley Golf Club, Augusta National Golf Club (home of the Masters), Colonial Country Club, Crystal Downs Country Club, and Merion Golf Club. In total, Maxwell is estimated to have designed 70 courses and remodeled about 50 others.
He was the first designer to use grass greens in Oklahoma.
His designs were based on using the natural features and landscapes of the courses he designed.
One of his designs, the tenth hole at the Augusta National Golf Club, is considered one of the ten most difficult holes in the country.
He partnered with Dr. Alister MacKenzie to produce challenging curses around the country.
Maxwell became a founding member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects and was inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.

When golf coach Dutch Vandenborn gets ready for the annual Henryetta Cup tournament, memories of one of the finest HHS golfers.
jeff profileJeff Lawrence is a two-time state high school golf champion and, ”the best golfer I ever coached,” Vandenborn says with pride.
The son of Louis and Pam Lawrence captured back to back gold at state in 1993 and 1994. He narrowly lost a third honor after going into a tie at the end of the regulation play.
“He could do things I haven’t seen others do,” Vandenborn said. “He had natural talent.” Even though he was left-handed, Lawrence played with his right.
“He was a perfectionist. If we get the ball on the green we are happy. If it wasn’t a foot from the hole, he was upset. He would try to imitate the professional golfers with his swing.” Fred Couples, who won the 1992 PGA Masters, was his favorite.
Through his father, Lawrence participated in the Optimist Club national tournament one year and ws paired against up and comer Tiger Woods. “I was told he beat him,” Vandenborn said, “but I can’t certify it.”
Even though he was devoted to the game of golf, Lawrence was not above pulling some pranks.
Vandenborn said there was a time when he and several other high school teammates were playing on the Henryetta course and had some fun with a trailing group of golfers.
“They were on the old Number 6 hole, a par-3. When they got through putting, they took the cup out of the hole and moved it and the flag into the sand trap.”
Lawrence received a scholarship to Northeastern State University after high school.jeff sand
That career was cut short when he and Johnny Moore had left the golf course and were driving north on US 75. The car they were in went off the road and crashed, killing both of them.
“We established the Henryetta Cup as a way to give back to the community in his name,” Vandenborn said.jeff early“Each year we get players who were either on the same team with Jeff or who played against him to participate in the tournament.”
One of those who always returns is J.W. Vandenborn, the head golf coach at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.
“j.W. got interested in the game when he tagged along with Jeff,” Vandenborn said.
The Jeff Lawrence legacy carried on in this century when his sister, Morgan Brown, captured the state title.
Her bag included a leprechaun head cover that belonged to her brother. The car wreck destroyed Jeff’s clubs but the head cover was undamaged.
Vandenborn said he wants to honor Lawrence as well as the other top high school golfers from Henryetta with a board at the club house marking the years they won state and regional titles.
“We have produced some great golfers, especially Jeff,” he said.

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The winner of the 2017 Henryetta Cup was determined Sunday afternoon by a scanty 4.5 points following 54 holes of golf in two days.
With a score of 191 points, the Henryetta team of J.W. VanDenborn, Jason Cunningham, Bruer Torrix, Casey Jones, Ray Tarwater, Jed Hill, Billy McDonald and Morgan Brown fended off two attacks on Saturday and Sunday.
The two day tournament at the Henryetta golf and county club sees participants split into four teams: Henryetta, Seminole, Trosper and Cushing. They are named for the three state championship contests the late HHS golfer Jeff Lawrence won during his short career.
Play is broken down into 27 holes of golf in a Ryder Cup format on Saturday and Sunday.
At the end of the first round, the Henryetta team had a nine pont lead over the Seminole team composed of Justin Been, Wayne Robertson, Butch Glover, Shawn Pye, Dutch VanDenborn, Billy Brown, Beryl Davis and Stephenie Taylor.
Cushing’s team of Brandon Andrews, Mark Deason, Tim Hicks, Dusty Mulliniks, Murry Key, Dickie Hefner, Greg Ogle and Emily Machetta picked up enough points to take second and get within nine of taking the lead.
Both Henryetta and Seminole grabbed 23.5 points in the second round of play Sunday setting them in first and second place.
The final round saw the Henryetta team falter as Seminole, Cushing and Trosper all picked up more points. The Seminole team had the best round in the final round with 42.5 followed by Cushing with 40.5 and Trosper tallying 39.5. Henryetta’s team struggled to gain 37.5 points but had already banked enough points to come ahead for the win.
The Trosper team was composed of Billy Torrix, Jason Thomas, Shane Stogner, Drew Cunningham, David Warden, Dale Horn, Gary Carnes and Gayle Machetta.
The tournament is held as a fundraising effort by the golf course for scholarships awarded to Henryetta seniors.

club houseThe Henryetta Golf Course boasts a 4,000 square foot club house.
Built in 2008, the club house prominently overlooks the course with a covered veranda and patio offering visitors and golfers alike a perfect place to relax and visit or watch others play.

club house interiorInside there is a dining area that provides a great place to recap the day's game or sit and watch professional golfers compete on the big screen tv.
A grill and snack bar is available for those who worked up an appetite after their round of golf.

meeting roomThe club house also features a meeting room that gives members a place to gather or host a special function.   It is available to rent by the general public for reunions, receptions or weddings.
Rental rates for the facility are discounted for members and include a security deposit. Check with the Clubhouse Manager for scheduling availability.

   
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