Horton Smith

Horton Smith Wins the First-Ever Masters March 25, 1934

Missouri native Horton Smith claimed victory on this date at the inaugural Augusta National Invitational, which later became known as The Masters.

Benton County, Missouri Offers Small-Town Hospitality and Big Outdoor Adventures

It’s safe to say that most of us are thrilled for warmer weather, to breathe in the fresh air, witness the greening of nature, undertake an outdoor adventure, and relax afterward with a cold drink and breathtaking views. Located in central Missouri and a close drive from Springfield, Kansas City and St. Louis, Benton County is tailor-made for such pursuits - and much more.