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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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Hole-by-hole look at Sanderson Farms Championship course at CCJ

Hole #1 (411 yds.) – Par 4 The opening hole plays 411 yards from the back tee and 352 yards from the member’s tee into a generous fairway. Most errant tee shots find the pine trees in the right rough due to a fairway that forms a slight dogleg from right to left. The right greenside bunker is a good ...

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Autograph seekers have easy access at Sanderson Farms Championship

By RUSTY HAMPTON  An area near the practice putting green at the Country Club of Jackson will be roped off as the autograph area during the Sanderson Farms Championship. Players are free to sign autographs at any point during Tuesday’s practice rounds and Wednesday’s Pro-Am, but under PGA Tour rules they can only sign autographs after they have finished playing ...

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A plan for parking was a priority for the Sanderson Farms Championship

By RUSTY HAMPTON  When it was announced in April that the Sanderson Farms Championship PGA Tour event would be played at the Country Club of Jackson this fall, one of the first issues golf fans questioned was parking. Unlike Annandale Golf Club in Madison, where the tournament was played from 1994-2013, CCJ does not have an abundance of land adjacent ...

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European Ryder Cup Team Vice Captain Padraig Harrington commits to Sanderson Farms Championship

  JACKSON, Miss. – With just over a month left before the start of the Sanderson Farms Championship, 2014 European Ryder Cup Team Vice Captain Padraig Harrington highlights the list of players with Ryder Cup experience making early commitments to the tournament. Harrington commits to play on the heels of the European Team’s 161⁄2 to 111⁄2 victory in the Ryder ...

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