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MDA to sponsor ISPS Handa Cup at Old Waverly

June 4, 2014

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One of Mississippi’s most venerable golf courses will soon play host to legends, and the state is throwing in its support. The Mississippi Development Authority will help sponsor the ISPS Handa Cup, the longest-running tournament on The Legends Tour, at Old Waverly Golf Club. Pitting a team of 12 U.S.-born LPGA Legends against a team […]

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New owners have big plans for venerable golf course

May 19, 2014

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One of Mississippi’s most noted golf courses, designed by one of the sport’s greatest legends, is under new ownership and is expected to undergo a major restoration. Veteran club pro Leigh Brannan is among the new owners who recently took control of Deerfield Golf Club, a Byron Nelson-designed 18-hole course in Jackson. Brannan was the […]

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Sanderson Farms Championship moving to Country Club of Jackson

April 3, 2014

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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 […]

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Rick Gehr named head golf pro at Beau Rivage’s Fallen Oak course

February 5, 2014

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BILOXI, Mississippi — Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is pleased to welcome Rick Gehr as Fallen Oak’s new Head Golf Professional. An accomplished golfer and operator, Gehr played in the 1998 US Open and won the national PGA Assistant’s Championship the same year. Prior to joining MGM Resorts’ Fallen Oak, Gehr served as the Director […]

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Sanderson Farms Championship hires new tournament director, Steve Jent

November 11, 2013

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Century Club Charities, host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, selected Steve Jent to lead the event as the new Tournament Director. The hire comes on the heels of Sanderson Farms announcing its three-year extension through the 2016-17 PGA TOUR FedExCup season, and the move of the event from the July date it has held […]

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C Spire sponsoring Champions Tour golf tournament on Coast

September 13, 2013

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A Mississippi telecommunications company has stepped forward to sponsor a professional golf tournament on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Ridgeland-based C Spire Wireless has signed a three-year deal to be the presenting sponsor of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic golf tournament, part of the Champions Tour that features golfers 50 years and older. It will mark […]

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Sanderson renews PGA commitment; tournament moving to October

September 3, 2013

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Mississippi’s only PGA Tour event is staying in the state and keeping its title sponsor, but is moving to a new date — which means it will not be played next year. Sanderson Farms has agreed to a three-year renewal of its title sponsorship of the PGA TOUR’s Sanderson Farms Championship. In addition to the […]

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