Posts Tagged ‘Golf’

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 […] [...]

No. 3: The Dogwoods, Grenada

He may be slightly biased, but Jeff Sanford is certain that there’s not a more scenic view for golfers in Mississippi than The Dogwoods Golf Course at Hugh White State Park in Grenada. “It’s such a beautiful and picturesque course, what with Grenada Lake serving as the backdrop for so many holes,” said Sanford, The […] [...]

No. 4: Timberton, Hattiesburg

If you’re looking for peace and tranquility in a golf course, Timberton Golf Club might be the answer. The Hattiesburg club was voted fourth by Mississippi Business Journal readers as one of the state’s top five golf courses to play. “We feel very proud to be recognized by the folks that read your publication and […] [...]

No. 5: Tunica National, Tunica

Matt Cooper believes the main function of a golf course is that golfers have fun. Now in his fourth year as director of marketing for Tunica National Golf & Tennis Club, Cooper was elated when informed Mississippi Business Journal readers voted the golf course as Mississippi’s fifth best. “We are definitely thrilled with being mentioned […] [...]

10 Mississippi golf courses among tops in the nation

Ten Mississippi golf courses have been rated on par with the best in the nation. The courses were selected to Golfweek magazines’s “America’s Best Courses You Can Play” list for 2010, doubling the number of Mississippi courses listed by the publication last year. “Mississippi’s increased number of courses listed reflects the depth of its high-quality […] [...]

The comeback trail

Jackson club sees good times ahead after suffering the tough times Featuring one of the state’s most picturesque golf courses, Brookwood Country Club had fallen on hard times in the fall of 2007. Memberships had dipped dramatically, the South Jackson club’s buildings needed a major overhaul and the once-pristine golf course resembled a cow pasture. […] [...]

Richardson leading charge at Brookwood

by Published: February 14,2010

Tags: Brookwood Byram Country Club, Golf, NFL, Willie Richardson

Willie Richardson has had a lot of great moments in his life. Consider the Clarksdale native’s body of work: -An All-Pro receiver with the Baltimore Colts who played in one of the NFL’s most memorable Super Bowls • Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame • Inducted into the National High School Sports Hall […] [...]

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