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 …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Greater Gwinnett Championship tournament on April 15-21, 2013 marks return of championship golf to Gwinnett County and TPC Sugarloaf.
Golf aficionados rejoice, professional golf is returning to Gwinnett. The PGA Champions Tour will tee it up in April 2013, it's the first time since 2008 that a PGA Tournament has been held in Gwinnett. The TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth will host the Greater Gwinnett Championship, one of the events on the PGA Champions Tour, April 15-21, 2013. TPC Sugarloaf also will serve as the site for the golf tournament though 2016. Champions Tour, Gwinnett Sports Commission, Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau, and TPC Sugarloaf officials announced the tour dates at a press conference Tuesday (Oct. 2) in the TPC Sugarloaf Clubhouse. Everyone who spoke was excited about the return of championship golf to Gwinnett County and TPC Sugarloaf. Its departure …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Pro golf's return to Sugarloaf Country Club will attract some of the great names in the sport.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Pro golf will return to Gwinnett in April 2013. The PGA Champions Tour, which boasts some of the top names in pro golf, will hold a tournament at TPC Sugarloaf on April 15-21, 2013, it was announced Tuesday. The Duluth course, designed by Greg Norman, will host the event through 2016, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Gwinnett Sports Commission, which is associated with the Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau, will operate the 54-hole (three-round) tournament, with about 80 pros to participate. Bernhard Langer, Mark Calcavecchia and Fred Couples are among the current money leaders on the Champions Tour, which is for golfers 50 and over.
Friday, September 28, 2012
A news conference with some Champions Tour players is set for October at TPC Sugarloaf.
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, …