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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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Sanderson renews PGA commitment; tournament moving to October

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 extension, tournament officials and PGA ...

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Medical practices sign on with Century Club Charities for PGA event

MADISON — Four Mississippi specialty medical practices, NewSouth NeuroSpine, Jackson Heart Clinic, Capital Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center and Jackson Eye Associates, have signed an agreement with Century Club Charities Inc., to become participating sponsors of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “We are extremely grateful to these leading medical specialty groups for their continued support of this longstanding community event that ...

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Work to begin on new USM golf practice facility

HATTIESBURG — Right now, a rolling landscape of churned earth is all that can be seen at the northeast corner of the Hattiesburg Country Club. Within the next few months, those 5½ acres will be transformed into the kind of first-class practice facilities that the Southern Miss men’s and women’s golf teams never have been able to call their own. ...

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