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By Marian on 2/22/2013 5:13 PM

 Former PGA champion and winning Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger has been selected to receive the 2013 Gold Tee Award from the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association.

The award will be presented at the MGWA’s 62nd National Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 18, at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY.

By Marian on 2/19/2013 6:31 PM
“A Shore Tradition” of community service and volunteerism continues as the 2013 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer has kicked off its volunteer recruitment for the 2013 event. Returning to the famed Bay Course at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, Monday, May 27 through June 2, the ongoing success of the tournament depends heavily on the dedication of nearly 1,000 volunteers needed to support a wide range of tournament operations. “Whether they are inside the ropes or helping behind the scenes, the volunteers are the heart and soul of our tournament and its positive impact on the region,” said Tim Erensen, Executive Director of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer. “Each and every one of our volunteers plays a major role in making the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer a world class sporting event, and one of South Jersey’s largest contributors to critical non-profit community organizations." With the on-going support of AtlantiCare — the Official Sponsor of the Volunteer...
By Marian on 2/11/2013 7:28 PM
The PGA Tour’s Honda Classic will be honored at the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association’s 62nd annual National Awards Dinner, which is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, New York. The award is presented to an individual or organization that promotes and supports the game of golf through commercial sponsorship of quality events. Honda is the oldest continuous sponsor on the PGA TOUR. The tournament got its start in 1972 as Jackie Gleason’s Inverrary Classic and was played at Inverrary Country Club in Lauderhill, Florida. Tom Weiskopf, who defeated Jack Nicklaus by one shot, was the first champion.

Since its inception, The Honda Classic has contributed more than $21 million to national and local charities, including the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. Since the Children’s Healthcare Charity took over tournament operations six years ago, it has raised over $1 million annually and last year’s charitable giving exceeded $1.85 million. Barbara and Gary Nicklaus serve as Co-Chairpersons on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Healthcare Charity.

By Marian on 2/8/2013 3:51 PM
     The PGA Golf Club, featuring 54 championship holes by Tom Fazio and Pete Dye – announces spring training “stay-and-play” packages through March, starting at $187 ( per night, one round).       Located an hour north of West Palm Beach, PGA Golf Club at PGA Village is annually ranked as one of America’s best golf resorts. In February and March, it serves as an ideal setting for Major League Baseball (MLB) fans escaping frigid temperatures and snow to tee it up in Florida while cheering on their favorite team. The PGA Golf Club and Learning Center is located less than a mile from the New York Mets Spring Training Camp and Stadium.       Lodging options located directly at the PGA Learning Center include the Hilton Inn, Mainstay Suites and Sheraton Vistana Villas, which offers one and two bedroom accommodations. The area also boasts several terrific restaurants featuring everything from fast food to American and Italian fine dining.       “This time of year, course conditions are pristine and pace-of-play is crisp,” says Corey Aurand, Senior Director of PGA Golf Properties. “We encourage golfers of all abilities to visit us and see why more than 27,000 PGA Professionals call PGA Golf Club home.”...
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