Over the past week, the 65th Annual Future Masters Golf Tournament has brought in a huge economic bump for the area.
City of Dothan officials estimate a 1.2 million dollar economic increase. This is all from the 500 plus visitors in town for this golf tournament.
The Future Masters Golf Tournament has been in the circle city for the past 65 years. Officials expect over a half of million dollars directly from the economic impact. All of the visitors are spending most of their money at eating and drinking establishments, retail sales and hotels.
"It's an event that we don't have to bid for and it comes every year and all we have to do is do a good job and show them southern hospitality which Dothan is so great at and they spend their money while they're here and we're glad they're here," said Bob Hendrix, the executive director of the Dothan Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
City officials are very pleased with this tournament every year. They are thrilled to host some of the western hemispheres best young golfers and their families.