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. …
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 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 …
Looking for a daily-fee golf course around Gwinnett County? We've got some choices for you.
The Masters just finished and the Greater Gwinnett Championship is this weekend. The azaleas and dogwoods are in bloom, and golf season is in full swing. Unless you're a member (or have some connections), chances are you're not going to be able to play at a private club like TPC Sugarloaf — where Tom Watson and other PGA greats are playing this weekend — but there are plenty of daily-fee options in the Gwinnett County. Check out our interactive map (attached) or the list below on public and semi-private golf clubs in the county. Note: Information was compiled from club websites and the Georgia State Golf Association. > Bear’s Best > Collins Hill Golf Club > Country Club of Gwinnett > Heritage Golf Links > The Hooch Golf Club > Legacy on …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Greater Gwinnett Championship at TPC Sugarloaf event is scheduled for April 17-21. Find out about tickets, parking and more.
For Peachtree Corners golf fans this is the week to enjoy watching some of the PGA's top Champions Tour golfers. The Greater Gwinnett Championship begins 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…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Some of the legends of golf will be at TPC Sugarloaf to play in the Greater Gwinnett Championship next week.
In Georgia, April always means the Masters Tournament. And in 2013, there's something of a Gwinnett connection. Peachtree Corners golf fans have the chance to see some of the past Masters champions next week. A number of the legendary golfers who teed it up on Thursday (April 11) in Augusta also are scheduled to appear in the Greater Gwinnett Championship at TPC Sugarloaf next 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 (1982) and Mark O'Meara (1998) are also on the list of committed players for the GGC tourney who are also playing in Augusta, the first of the year's …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Some of the top PGA players will be in town next week for the Greater Gwinnett Championship. Peachtree Corners golfers have a chance to play with the pros at the pro-am.
The first PGA Championship in several years is rolling into town next week - the Greater Gwinnett Championship played on the TPC Sugarloaf 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 pairs …
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 …