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State-run golf course in Mississippi closing for maintenance

A state-run golf course in Mississippi’s capital city is closing three months for maintenance. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says the LeFleur’s Bluff Golf Course is closing Tuesday and should reopen in late February. The department says crews will work on improvements to buildings at the course in northeast Jackson.

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Closed golf course could be sold to new owner for $1.5M

The owners of a closed Mississippi Gulf Coast golf course say there’s a $1.5 million offer to buy it. WLOX-TV reports current owners have voted 211-57 to accept the offer, and that a contract could be signed in early December. It would likely be complete in early 2020. The course is part of a historic resort that frequently hosted Elvis ...

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Blue Delta Jeans named official jean of US Ryder Cup Team

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Some of the world’s best golfers will be sporting jeans made in Tupelo. Blue Delta Jeans announced over the weekend that it has partnered with the PGA to be the official jean of the Ryder Cup team, which will compete in the 43rd Ryder Cup matches Sept. 25-27, 2020 at the Straits course at ...

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Mississippi’s oldest golf course files for bankruptcy

Mississippi’s oldest golf course has filed for bankruptcy. Gulfport’s Great Southern Golf Club filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on Wednesday. In an initial filing, the court lists both assets and debts as being between $1 million and $10 million. Board President Ellis Hill tells the Sun Herald the club wants to restructure $4 million in debt it has accumulated ...

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ALAN TURNER: Great golf, just around the corner

I talked recently with Steve Jent, Tournament Director for the Sanderson Farms Championship which is now coming up, just around the corner. This year’s tournament will be held at the Jackson Country Club on October 22-28. From Steve’s description, it looks to be another great year for the tournament. Steve Jent “We’ll have more than 130 players this year,” he ...

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Archie, Cooper Manning to host Wednesday Pro-Am at Web.com Tour’s North Mississippi Classic

The Web.com Tour’s North Mississippi Classic announced today that Archie and Cooper Manning will serve as hosts for the tournament’s Wednesday Pro-Am to be played April 18 at the Country Club of Oxford. The pairings party for the Manning Pro-Am will be held the evening of Tuesday, April 17 at the Ole Miss football facilities. “We are honored to be ...

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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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