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Sanderson Farms Championship moving to Country Club of Jackson

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 the PGA Tour’s Policy Board ...

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Sanderson Farms Championship moving to Country Club of Jackson

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 the PGA Tour’s Policy Board ...

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Tournament officials hire full-time staff, move headquarters

MADISON — Century Club Charities, host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, along with title sponsor, Sanderson Farms, has hired a full-time tournament staff. The hiring reflects one change among many for the championship, including Sanderson Farms’ three-year contract as title sponsor, a purse increase of $1 million and a date change from July to November. John Mercer is the ...

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Golf cart popularity driving Mississippi business

David Dreher is used to selling golf carts. These days he sells an average of one cart a day, about 300 to 400 a year. What’s different lately is the buyer. “It’s rare we sell to a golfer,” Dreher said. “Everybody wants carts for tailgating, cruising around the neighborhood or hunting.” He figures for every 15 cart buyers, “one guy ...

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

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 of Golf Operations at Craft ...

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PGA golf tournament officially sets new November date

MADISON — The Sanderson Farms Championship has officially set the tournament for Nov. 6–9, 2014 at the Annandale Golf Club in Madison. The date change will allow the tournament to compete at the front end of the PGA TOUR’s 2014-2015 official schedule, the same week as the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in China. By doing so, it will not be ...

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Sanderson Farms Championship hires new tournament director, Steve Jent

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 the past three years back ...

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PGA honors MSU's Jeff Adkerson

Jeff Adkerson, a Mississippi State University administrator, is the 2013 Gulf States PGA Section’s Golf Professional of the Year, the highest recognition paid to Mississippi and Louisiana members. Adkerson has led the university’s professional golf management program since 2007 and was assistant director during the four previous years. He is a 1999 marketing/PGM graduate of MSU’s College of Business, where ...

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PGA honors MSU’s Jeff Adkerson

Jeff Adkerson, a Mississippi State University administrator, is the 2013 Gulf States PGA Section’s Golf Professional of the Year, the highest recognition paid to Mississippi and Louisiana members. Adkerson has led the university’s professional golf management program since 2007 and was assistant director during the four previous years. He is a 1999 marketing/PGM graduate of MSU’s College of Business, where ...

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C Spire sponsoring Champions Tour golf tournament on Coast

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 the fifth year for the ...

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