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 …
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 …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Larry Nelson, Hale Irwin and Tom Kite and other leading golfers scheduled to play in April professional golf tournament in Duluth.
Hall of Famers Larry Nelson, Hale Irwin and Tom Kite as well as recent winners such as John Cook have committed to play in the PGA Champions Tour event at TPC Sugarloaf in Gwinnett in April, according to an announcement. Officials of the Greater Gwinnett Championship announced Tuesday (January 29) that 27 of the top 30 players from the Champions Tour 2012 money list have committed for the event, which marks the return of pro golf to Gwinnett after an absence of several years. The 54-hole tourney in Duluth will be April 19-21. Various events will be held at Sugarloaf during the week leading up to the event. Are you excited about pro golf returning to Gwinnett? Share your thoughts in the comments below. "Like all my fellow Champions Tour …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Spring golf tournament at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth to benefit healthcare and education non-profits.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Healthcare and education will benefit from the Greater Gwinnett Championship next spring at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth. The charities and non-profit organizations benefitting from the 2013 golf tournament through the Gwinnett Championship Foundation include the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, Gwinnett Technical College, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Gwinnett College, and the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation, according to an announcement issued Monday (Nov. 12). The Greater Gwinnett Championship is an official event on the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour. This 54-hole stroke play golf tournament, which marks the return of professional championship golf to Gwinnett County, will feature 81 Champions Tour professionals competing for a…
Sunday, September 30, 2012
A news conference with some Champions Tour players is set for October 2 at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth.
It's looking more and more like pro golf will tee up again in Gwinnett in 2013. Gwinnett tourism officials and the PGA Champions Tour have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the prestigious TPC Sugarloaf Course in Duluth. And Gwinnett officials already have acknowledged that they were discussing an event with the PGA Champions Tour for 2013. The invitation for Tuesday's news conference called it an "important announcement" and said that Corey Pavin and Larry Nelson -- both Champions Tour regulars -- would be in attendance. Further details were not available Thursday. In April, Stan Hall of the Gwinnett Sports Commission told Patch: "It would be great to get this tournament here in Gwinnett." The Champions Tour, …