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Hattiesburg Country Club making turn with new ownership

By BECKY GILLETTE For 98 years, the Hattiesburg Country Club has been owned by member stockholders. Those stockholders recently voted for a new lease on life for the club by selling it to Carter Callaway, a former professional golfer who has been building homes in Hattiesburg since after Katrina, and Paul Maholm, a retired professional baseball player originally from Holly ...

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Another record amount given to Children’s Hospital

The charity of the Sanderson Farms PGA Championship donated yet another record amount to Friends of Children’s Hospital. A check for $1.125 million was presented to Friends on Tuesday. The amount surpassed the $1.11 million given last year to the fund-raising organization that supports Batson Children’s Hospital. In 2015, the tourney passed along $1.1 million. The donations go toward a ...

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(WATCH) MBJ BUSINESS SHOWCASE — In the swing of things: Sanderson Farms Championship 2016

Recently, we had a chance to talk with Steve Jent, tournament director for the Sanderson Farms Championship, to catch up on the details for this year’s event. The tournament this year will be held October 24-30, a bit earlier than last year. Some might remember that last year’s event was held in November, and was somewhat challenged by weather, although ...

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(WITH VIDEO) Sanderson Farms extends tournament sponsorship by 10 years

JACKSON — Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM), title sponsor of the Sanderson Farms Championship since 2013, will continue to sponsor its home state PGA TOUR tournament at The Country Club of Jackson through 2026, officials announced today at the host site. The 10-year extension takes effect once the current agreement expires following the 2016 tournament. Participating in the press conference were Joe F. Sanderson ...

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Deerfield Golf Club owners say club on par

By JACK WEATHERLY Mark Twain is credited with saying that “golf is a good walk spoiled.” If he were to stroll across the 150 acres that had been Jackson’s Colonial Country Club till it closed last year, the famed author’s musing might not be disrupted, save for navigating the tall weeds that have overtaken the property. The new owners have ...

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UNFOLDING OF A RESCUE — How Sanderson Farms saved Mississippi's PGA tour event

Years from now Mississippi golf fans will tell of how chicken — or, more specifically, a chicken empire — saved the state’s spot on the Professional Golf Association tour. The rescue required convincing Joe Sanderson Jr. and the board of his publicly traded company that chicken and the sponsor-less True South Classic belonged together under the new tournament name of ...

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Cappelen takes lead at Sanderson Farms Championship

JACKSON — Sebastian Cappelen narrowly missed earning his PGA Tour card last season and needed a sponsor exemption to make the field in the Sanderson Farms Championship. The 24-year-old from Denmark is making the most of his opportunity. Cappelen shot a 7-under 65 yesterday in his first PGA Tour round to take the lead at the Country Club of Jackson. ...

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