It's time to start working on your back swing. The Pinnacle Bank Championship tour stops in Omaha Monday. Indian Creek Golf Course is usually open to the public, but starting Monday, the course will be full of golfers that are one step from the big tour.
For the second straight year Indian Creek Golf Course will be hosting the Pinnacle Bank golf tournament. "These players are one step from the big tour, I mean they are that good," said James Rolls, the director of golf at Indian Creek. Rolls says golf and Omaha go hand in hand. "Omaha is a great events town so these fans come out for their sport...they support their events...it's a great place,” said Rolls.
He says having it at this 27-hole golf course is a perfect fit. "The food's great, the atmosphere's great, the people are great and we like to think that having the event at this facility kinda just blends in with the whole setup,” said Rolls.
The four-day tournament starts Thursday but events are being held all week at the course, with things like youth golf day and putting practice with professional players. However, Rolls says his favorite part is seeing the players win big right here in Omaha. "You're gonna see some guys up here playing this week that you'll see on the big tour next year, our winner last year, Sam Ryder, secured his tour card right here,” said Rolls.
For the first round of tournament play the gates open at Indian Creek Thursday at 6:15 a.m. and tee time is expected to be at 6:45. Starting Monday Indian Creek golf course will be closed for public play but spectators are encouraged to come out and watch the tournament Thursday through Sunday. For a full list of events and times click here.