Monday, April 22, 2013
Despite a rainy start Friday, the weather for the Greater Gwinnett Championship's final two days Saturday and Sunday was ideal.
The inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship finished with a flourish on Sunday in nearly ideal weather conditions for galleries to enjoy the PGA Champions Tour event at the TPC Sugarloaf golf course. A rainy Friday didn't deter the 25,000 or so golf fans who came to watch the three day event held April 19-21 on the Greg Norman-designed golf course in Duluth. "We were hoping for over 40,000," said Stan Hall, executive director of Greater Gwinnett Championship foundation which heads up the operation and control of the new tournament. "If it hadn't rained on Frdiay, we would have easily met our goal," he added. Hall said nearly 800 volunteers, some who had worked at the AT&T Classic (formerly the BellSouth Classic) had returned to help. The …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
German pro shoots low round of the way to win at TPC Sugarloaf.
Check back with Patch for more on the tournament Posting the low round for the second straight day, Bernhard Langer won the inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship Sunday (April 21) at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth. The pro from Germany shot a 5-under 67 Sunday to finish 10-under par for the three-day tournament, three shots better than Americans Tom Lehman and Tom Pernice Jr. CLICK HERE FOR FINAL STANDINGS FROM THE GREATER GWINNETT CHAMPIONSHIP Langer shot 66 in the second round on Saturday. The winner's share was $270,000 in the $1.8 million Champions Tour event. See also:
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Estaban Toledo is one stroke ahead of four golfers at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth.
Click here for third-round pairings The leaderboard for the Greater Gwinnett Championship had an international flavor after the second round Saturday (April 20) at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth. Mexican Estaban Toledo held a one-stroke lead over a group of four golfers that included Bernhard Langer of Germany and Roger Chapman of England. Toledo is 6-under par after 36 holes. Langer, Chapman and Americans Tom Pernice, Jr. and Mark Calcavecchia are at 5-under. Langer and Jeff Sluman each shot 6-under 66 for Saturday's low round. CLICK HERE FOR SECOND ROUND LEADERBOARD FROM THE GREATER GWINNETT CHAMPIONSHIP Friday's play was suspended until Saturday, when more than half of the field completed the first round before moving on to the second round. …
Friday, April 19, 2013
James Mason, who grew up in Duluth and graduated from Duluth High School, is playing in the Greater Gwinnett Championship, a PGA Champions Tour event, at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth this weekend.
Duluth native James Mason, a veteran on the PGA Champions Tour, is playing in the Greater Gwinnett Championship at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth this weekend (April 19-21). Mason has played in more than 200 PGA Champions Tour events all over the United States in the past 10 years and has amassed more than $2 million in career wins. “Sometimes I get paid – I get a check – and sometimes I don’t,” he said. “It’s all based on performance.” The tournament for golfers age 50-plus has attracted an impressive field of participants. Mason and other players tee off Friday with the tournament continuing through Sunday. Mason, 62, said he competes in as many tournaments as he can. He played in seven PGA Champions Tour events in 2012 and 15 to 18 the …
Play begins Friday, April 19, in the Greater Gwinnett Championship at TPC
Sugarloaf in Duluth. A list of marquee players includes Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, and Curtis Strange.
After a long hiatus, professional golf is returning to Gwinnett County. The Greater Gwinnett Championship (GGC), a three-day PGA Champions Tour event, is set to play Friday, April 19, through Sunday, April 21, at the TPC Sugarloaf course in Duluth. The Greg Norman-designed last hosted a PGA event in 2008, (The AT&T Classic, formerly the BellSouth Classic) and attracted some of the top names in golf including Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. The inaugural GGC marks the Champions Tour’s return to the Atlanta area for the first time since 2000. The Champions Tour schedule included the Nationwide Championship in Alpharetta from 1991-2000. The GGC has attracted a stellar field in its inaugural tournament. In the field are three two-time Masters …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Sugarloaf resident Jim Pinard volunteering as a Golf Channel spotter at the Greater Gwinnett Championship this weekend.
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Thursday, April 18
Greater Gwinnett Championship volunteer Jim Pinard of Duluth will be walking the TPC Sugarloaf course alongside professional golfers this weekend and wearing headphones as he relays information about their progress to the Golf Channel. “I’m looking forward to doing it,” Pinard said. During three days of professional tournament play Friday, Saturday and Sunday (April 19-21), he will walk more than 20 miles as a Golf Channel spotter. That’s about seven miles a day, he said. Pinard was scheduled for training to be a spotter Thursday. The Golf Channel will be broadcasting the GGC, a PGA Champions Tour for 50-plus golfers, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, and 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A longtime golfer who started playing the game when he …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Fourteen members of Sugarloaf Ladies Golf Association Nine Hole Group manning registration desk and supervising clubhouse activity at Championship Pro-Am Wednesday and Thursday.
Fourteen members of the Sugarloaf Ladies Golf Association Nine Hole Group are spending two busy days volunteering Wednesday and Thursday (April 17-18) at the Championship Pro-Am at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth. Professional golfers entered in the Greater Gwinnett Championship, a PGA Champions Tour event, this weekend are playing with amateurs in the Pro-Am. The Pro-Am volunteers include the group’s Co-Presidents Andrea Holliday and Maggie Innes. Others volunteering are Erin Waddington, Carol Ray, Judy Gagne, Barb Barger, Angela Pittman, Penny Nett, Denise Quinlan, Marian Roberson, Karen Post, Jayne Hoffman, Marie Turner, and Katya McGill. Most live in Sugarloaf or in the immediate area and all belong to TPC Sugarloaf. The SLGA provides members …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Here's some stuff you need to know about attending the Greater Gwinnett Championship at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth this week.
So you’re planning to attend the Greater Gwinnett Championship this week at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth. A field of 81 PGA professional golfers are scheduled to play in the 54-hole Champions Tour. The veteran 50-plus players will be competing for a $1.8-million purse. Here's some stuff you need to know: Tickets are still available and may be purchased Monday through Sunday, April 15-21, at the Gwinnett Arena Box Office, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway. Box Office hours are as follows: To reduce traffic congestion, all public parking is at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, and a shuttle will carry spectators to TPC Sugarloaf. The shuttle will operate at the following times Wednesday through Sunday, April 17-21. The public was not being admitted …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Several golfing legends planning to travel from Augusta to Duluth for Greater Gwinnett Championship at TPC Sugarloaf next week.
In Georgia, April always means the Masters golf tournament. And in 2013, there's something of a Gwinnett connection. Some of the legendary golfers playing in Augusta this week also are scheduled to appear in the Greater Gwinnett Championship at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth the following week. Former Masters champions Tom Watson and Larry Mize are among the players who reportedly will make the drive from Augusta National to Duluth for the 54-hole Champions Tour event that begins April 19. Craig Stadler and Mark O'Meara are also on the list of committed players for the GGC tourney who also plan to play in Augusta, the first of the year's four major golf tourneys. Watson is perhaps the biggest name scheduled for the Sugarloaf event. He has won the…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Some of the top PGA players will be in town next week for the Greater Gwinnett Championship. Duluth golfers have a chance to play with the pros at the pro-am Wednesday and Thursday.
Wednesday, April 10
The first PGA Championship in several years is rolling into town next week. The Greater Gwinnett Championship played on the TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth is scheduled for April 19-21. But before the pros tee off on Friday, amateurs have a chance to play in the pro-am of the Championship Tour event on Wednesday and Thursday. A field of nearly 80 PGA professional golfers have committed to playing on the Greg Norman-designed golf course that hosted the BellSouth Classic for a number of years. This year, amateur golfers have the chance to be paired with past Masters champions including: The price to play with the pros isn't cheap but golfers not only enjoy 18 holes on the Sugarloaf course, there are a few other perks to plucking down $3,250: Pro-am …