The Bubba Conlee National Junior Golf
Tournament, one of the MidSouth's finest junior
events, is dedicated to the life of James Larry
"Bubba" Conlee, Jr. Bubba, one of the best young
golfers in the Mid-South, tragically died at the
peak of his junior golf career. He was a beloved
son, good Christian, fine student, dear friend, and
excellent golfer. This tournament is intended to
perpetuate Bubba's aspirations and those of other
fine young golfers to achieve the best that the
great game of golf has to offer.
The Bubba has a rich history of drawing some of
the nation's best junior golf talent. The list of
former players reads like a Whos Who of junior
golf. Past participants include current PGA Tour
players Shaun Micheel (2003 PGA Champion),
Doug Barron, and Vance Veasey; LPGA players
Reilly Rankin and Courtney Wood; and, U.S.
Amateur champions David Gossett (1999), Bubba
Dickerson (2001), and Meredith Duncan (2001).
College coaches realize the strength of the Bubba
field as well! Every year dozens of college coaches
come to recruit the talented field in The Bubba.