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Mississippi numbers down, but golf numbers nationwide surge

The Professional Golf Association’s PerformanceTrak figures for year-end 2012 had some good news for the golf industry. Rounds played were up 6.4 percent over 2011, the largest year-over-year increase since 2000. It marked the most tangible sign that the industry had launched into full recovery after the doldrums of the recession. Part of the increase in rounds played can be ...

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True South Classic is ready to introduce itself

Six weeks before the True South Classic tees off, the tournament’s big marketing push is about to start. Tournament officials hope the campaign will drive ticket sales, something that’s already “tracking well,” according to the executive director. “Traditionally we’ll spike once all the (advertising and marketing) efforts get completely going here shortly,” said John Marovich, of Bruno Event Team. The ...

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Putting a number value to the Viking

Economic impact study of ‘The Viking’ should get it done The PGA Tour’s Viking Classic at Annandale has what tournament officials believe is its strongest field ever. John Daly, David Toms, Rocco Mediate and Boo Weekley are the most prominent names who will compete in this year’s Viking, which tees off Thursday morning. With all that star power, though, it’s ...

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