Monday, April 22, 2013
Despite a rainy start, the Greater Gwinnett Championship final two days picture perfect for watching the Champions Tour event.
The inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship finished with a flourish on Sunday in nearly ideal weather conditions for galleries to enjoy the Champions Tour event held 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 the 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. …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Less than a third of the field at TPC Sugarloaf completed the first round on Friday.
Less than a third of the field finished the first round of the Greater Gwinnett Championship Friday, April 19, at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth. Rain delayed the start of the PGA Champions Tour event for four hours, with only 24 of the 81 golfers able to finish 18 holes. The first round will resume Saturday at 8 a.m., followed by the second round. CLICK HERE FOR THE SCOREBOARD FROM GREATER GWINNETT CHAMPIONSHIP Bart Bryant shot 4-under 68 for the low round of the day. He was tied with South African David Frost, who was 4-under after 13 holes. Duluth native James Mason shot 1-over 73. For more information on the Champions Tour event, including the schedule and ticket information, visit the tournament website. Related Content
James Mason, who grew up in nearby 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.
For Peachtree Corners golf fans planning on attending the Greater Gwinnett Championship you may want to watch for a golfer named James Mason. He hails from nearby Duluth. The 62-year-old, a veteran on the PGA Champions Tour, is playing in the Greater Gwinnett Championship at TPC Sugarloaf over the next three days (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 …
The inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship has drawn some of the PGA Tour's top senior players for a three-day tournament April 19-21.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
TPC Sugarloaf is hosting the inaugural Champions Tour event, April 19-2. In the field are a list of marquee players that include 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. 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 Champions: …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The PGA's Championship Tour for pros 50 and over will be playing in the first Greater Gwinnett Championship at the Greg Norman-designed TCP Sugarloaf course.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Sunday, April 7
The Greater Gwinnett Championship, the county’s new Champions Tour golf tourney, is scheduled for April 15-21 at the TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth. The tournament will benefit a number of local charities, including the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund. This 54-hole stroke play tournament will feature 81 Champions Tour professionals competing for a $1.8 million purse. The event will be nationally televised on the Golf Channel. To purchase tickets or volunteer for Greater Gwinnett Championship, visit http://www.greatergwinnettchampionship.com. The PGA Greater Gwinnett Championship has volunteer opportunities available for students age 13 and up, and for adults. Volunteer opportunities include: Shuttle drivers to transport volunteers …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Larry Nelson, Hale Irwin and Tom Kite as well as leading money winners are scheduled to be at the event at TPC Sugarloaf in April.
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 on April 19-21. Various events will be held at Sugarloaf during the week leading up to the event. "Like all my fellow Champions Tour professionals, I am very much looking forward to returning to the Atlanta area for the Greater …