Murphy USA Shootout – Thursday

I’m looping for Liz Wendt.

Played fifteen holes yesterday until we ran out of daylight. No one was allowed to tee it up until after 1:30 due to the pro-am. We were second to last.

The course has dried considerably and playing much shorter.

Today it was just a general practice.


El Dorado (pronounced with a long a) has quite a colorful history. It’s HQ for Murphy Oil and the Arkansas Oil and Gas Assn.

In 1921, a gusher came in and turned this burg into a lawless boomtown and environmental disaster area from unrestrained drilling. So much oil was discovered that many of the country’s millionaires resided here.

But eventually things turned around. The area was cleaned up and the Murphy Oil Company eventually established the El Dorado Promise.

El Dorado Promise:

Starting with the class of 2007, The El Dorado Promise is a unique scholarship program established and funded by Murphy Oil Corporation. The Promise provides graduates of El Dorado High School with a scholarship covering tuition and mandatory fees that can be used at any accredited two- or four-year public or private educational institution in the US. The maximum amount payable is up to the highest annual resident tuition at an Arkansas public university.

Before the boom, El Dorado had there version of the shootout at the OK Corral.

El Dorado plaque

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