Posts Tagged ‘Golf’

Saving Par: It’s OK to admit you need a professional

by Published: July 10,2011

Tags: Golf, golf lesson, Pier Roy, sports column, Viking

Don’t be too proud to take a golf lesson. I’m not! That’s what Jack Nicklaus said years ago. And with a total of 118 tournament wins around the world including 18 majors, I say we should all trust him. Whether you’re an expert or thinking about swinging a golf club for the first time, instruction […] [...]

Q&A: John Currence

by Published: July 3,2011

Tags: chef, cooking, Golf, John Currence, Q&A, Viking, Viking Classic

In addition to being a PGA TOUR event, the Viking Classic is also a culinary extravaganza. Wrapping up the fun in this year’s Viking Culinary Tent will be chef John Currence, owner of City Grocery restaurant in Oxford. Currence was named Best Chef in 2009 by the James Beard Foundation and was recently a contestant […] [...]

Sponsorship talks on hold until after tourney

by Published: June 27,2011

Tags: Golf, golf tournament, Viking Classic

There’s very little that we know for sure about the negotiations to either keep Viking Range Corp. as the title sponsor of the Viking Classic, or to find a new one. What is certain is that Randy Watkins, tournament director, and his team will not resume talks with anybody until after the tournament is over. […] [...]

PGA Tour will release full schedule in November

There’s very little that we know for sure about the negotiations to either keep Viking Range Corp. as the title sponsor of the Viking Classic, or to find a new one. What is certain is that Randy Watkins, tournament director, and his team will not resume talks with anybody until after the tournament is over. […] [...]

Dancing Rabbit signs Daly to promotional agreement

by Published: March 18,2011

Tags: Golf, marketing, sports, tourism

CHOCTAW — Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, owned and operated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, has entered into a new marketing partnership with PGA Tour veteran and two-time major winner John Daly. In addition to making Dancing Rabbit Golf Club’s Azaleas and Oaks courses his home tracts, Daly will appear in broadcast, print and […] [...]

July tee time is back to the basics

by Published: February 6,2011

Tags: Golf, July tee time, The Golf Channel, Viking Classic

The Viking Classic will return to its summer roots this year, with a tee time in July instead of late September. That could be good news and bad news. The good news: The Golf Channel will televise the tournament live, instead of on tape-delay. The bad news: The Viking will compete with the British Open […] [...]

Study: Viking Classic has $22M impact on state

by Published: January 27,2011

Tags: economic impact, Golf, sports, tourism

MADISON — Researchers at Mississippi State University have determined the Magnolia State’s only PGA Tour event, the Viking Classic, has an impact on the Mississippi economy in gross output or sales of approximately $22 million. Commissioned by the Mississippi Development Authority, the study surveyed about 2,500 attendees at the Sept. 27-Oct. 3 tournament at Annandale […] [...]

Seven casino golf courses make national ranking

by Published: December 22,2010

Tags: casinos, gaming, Golf, hospitality, media, sports

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — According to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) Division of Tourism, seven golf courses in the state have been voted onto Golfweek’s “50 Best Casino Courses” list. The seven courses – in order of rank – are: Fallen Oak Golf Club (second); Dancing Rabbit Golf Club’s Azaleas Course (18th); Grand Bear Golf Club […] [...]

Sour taste remains from 2009 washout

by Published: July 4,2010

Tags: Golf, PGA, Viking Classic

  State’s only PGA tourney hopes to rebound in 2010 from last year’s disaster There’s an empty spot in the record books where the name of the winner of the 2009 Viking Classic should be. But it’s clear who the victor was —Mother Nature. Days of downpours before and during the tournament turned Annandale Golf […] [...]

No. 2: The Preserve Golf Club, Vancleave

There might not be a more aptly named golf course in Mississippi. The Preserve Golf Club in Vancleave was built adjacent to an 1,800-acre nature preserve. Designed by former U.S. Open champion and award-winning golf course designer Jerry Pate, The Preserve was voted by Mississippi Business Journal readers as the number two golf course in […] [...]

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