Posts Tagged ‘Golf’

Playing through — New ownership saves Deerfield Golf Course from closure

by Published: June 6,2014

Tags: Business, Golf, Madison County, Mississippi

The new owners of Deerfield Golf Course in Madison County are working long hours after saving what was once one of Mississippi’s top-ranked golf courses from becoming a casualty of bankruptcy. Everywhere they look, the ownership team and 22-person staff sees challenges and needs. However, they also see opportunities and feel good that they are […] [...]

Tournament officials hire John Mercer, Jonah Beck, Renee D’Agostino and Diana Gustafson

by Published: April 3,2014

Tags: Business, Country Club of Jackson, Golf, Mississippi

Century Club Charities, host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, along with title sponsor, Sanderson Farms, has hired a full-time tournament staff. John Mercer is the director of sales. Mercer previously worked for Mizuno, host communications, advertising sales and sponsorship sales at the University of South Alabama. He graduated from Millsaps College where he was […] [...]

Sanderson Farms Championship moving to Country Club of Jackson

by Published: April 3,2014

Tags: Business, Country Club of Jackson, Golf, Mississippi

Mississippi’s only PGA Tour event plans to move to Country Club of Jackson, ending a 20-year relationship with Annandale Golf Club. The Sanderson Farms Championship has been played at Annandale in Madison, Miss., which is a suburb of Jackson, since 1994. This year’s tournament is scheduled for Nov. 6-9. The move is pending approval by […] [...]

Tournament officials hire full-time staff, move headquarters

MADISON — Century Club Charities, host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, along with title sponsor, Sanderson Farms, has hired a full-time tournament staff. The hiring reflects one change among many for the championship, including Sanderson Farms’ three-year contract as title sponsor, a purse increase of $1 million and a date change from July to […] [...]

Golf cart popularity driving Mississippi business

by Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Business, Golf, golf carts, Mississippi

David Dreher is used to selling golf carts. These days he sells an average of one cart a day, about 300 to 400 a year. What’s different lately is the buyer. “It’s rare we sell to a golfer,” Dreher said. “Everybody wants carts for tailgating, cruising around the neighborhood or hunting.” He figures for every […] [...]

PGA golf tournament officially sets new November date

MADISON — The Sanderson Farms Championship has officially set the tournament for Nov. 6–9, 2014 at the Annandale Golf Club in Madison. The date change will allow the tournament to compete at the front end of the PGA TOUR’s 2014-2015 official schedule, the same week as the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in China. By doing […] [...]

PGA honors MSU’s Jeff Adkerson

by Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, Golf, Mississippi, PGA

Jeff Adkerson, a Mississippi State University administrator, is the 2013 Gulf States PGA Section’s Golf Professional of the Year, the highest recognition paid to Mississippi and Louisiana members. Adkerson has led the university’s professional golf management program since 2007 and was assistant director during the four previous years. He is a 1999 marketing/PGM graduate of […] [...]

CARTOON — Chuck McIntosh on Sanderson Farms Golf Tournament

by Published: September 6,2013

Tags: Golf, Madison, Mississippi, PGA, Sanderson Farms

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Medical practices sign on with Century Club Charities for PGA event

MADISON — Four Mississippi specialty medical practices, NewSouth NeuroSpine, Jackson Heart Clinic, Capital Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center and Jackson Eye Associates, have signed an agreement with Century Club Charities Inc., to become participating sponsors of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “We are extremely grateful to these leading medical specialty groups for their continued support of […] [...]

Work to begin on new USM golf practice facility

HATTIESBURG — Right now, a rolling landscape of churned earth is all that can be seen at the northeast corner of the Hattiesburg Country Club. Within the next few months, those 5½ acres will be transformed into the kind of first-class practice facilities that the Southern Miss men’s and women’s golf teams never have been […] [...]

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