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By Barry Faulkner | August 8, 2012
Former UC Irvine golfer Selanee Henderson said appearing on the Golf Channel's Big Break Atlantis was indeed a big boost to her young professional career. She taped 11 episodes on 10 consecutive days in January and February and the show aired from May 14 through July 23. Henderson was defeated in the 18-hole match-play final by Marcela Leon, five and four. The competition took place at Paradise Island Golf Course in the Bahamas. Henderson, a four-time first-team All-Big West Conference performer at UCI from 2004 through 2008 who was conference Player of the Year in 2006, finished second among 12 contestants and was also voted fan favorite.
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March 5, 2007
WHEN March 5-11, 2007 PURSE $1.65 million. The winner gets $247,500 SITE Neport Beach Country Club, par 71, 6,584 yards TICKETS Good Any One Day (advance purchase): $18 Single Day (admission gate): $20 Season Clubhoust Badge (grounds and clubhouse): $100 Corporate ticket packages also available WEBSITE www.toshibaclassic.com TELEVISION Friday: 2-4:30 p.m. (The Golf Channel)
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February 26, 2008
Dates March 3-9, 2008   Players Seventy-eight PGA Champions Tour professionals, led by defending champion Jay Haas   Format Three rounds (54 holes), stroke play with no cuts   Purse $1.7 million. The winner will receive $247,500   Site (Since 1996) Newport Beach Country Club 1600 East Pacific Coast Highway Newport Beach, CA  Par: 36-35—71; 6,598 yards   Tickets  Good Any One Day Tickets (advance purchase)
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March 19, 2004
June Casagrande Some local Adelphia cable subscribers who sink into their sofas for coverage of the Toshiba Senior Classic are in for an unpleasant surprise. The Golf Channel, until recently available as part of Adelphia's basic cable service, is now available only to subscribers with a digital cable package. "We're disappointed," said Debra Legan, a spokeswoman for Hoag Hospital, which puts on the professional charity tournament. The Golf Channel had been available as part of the Expanded Basic cable program in Newport Beach on Channel 73. Now it is available only as part of Adelphia's Digital Plus program on Channel 121. "This is a decision the company made earlier in the year to try to standardize their channel lineup for everyone in the area," said Keith Swenson, a spokesman for Adelphia.
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By Paul Anderson | March 6, 2009
It’s just a few minutes until the Golf Channel goes live with coverage of the Toshiba Classic and one of the guys in the truck quips, “The stock market closed 32 points up today. We’ve hit bottom.” This sets off a cavalcade of joking and teasing until associate director Chuck Whitfield reminds Producer Keith Hirshland that he still owes him $20 on a bet they had during the presidential election. Hirshland, who lost the bet by how much Obama would win, jumps up, pulls out his wallet and looks for the 20 bucks.
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March 11, 2005
WHAT Toshiba Senior Classic WHEN March 14-20, 2005 PLAYERS 78 PGA Champions Tour professionals, led by defending champion Tom Purtzer FORMAT 3 rounds (54 holes), stroke play with no cuts PURSE $1.65 million, up from $1.6 million in 2004. The winner will receive $247,500. SITE Newport Beach Country Club Par 35-36 -- 71; 6,584 yards TICKETS Advance purchase Good-Any-One-Day coupon, $18 Single-day ticket, Monday through Sunday (admission gate prices)
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April 27, 2005
Bryce Alderton The thought of outlasting all nine female golfers through weeks of elimination rounds and skills challenges didn't hit Newport Beach resident Danielle Amiee until she strolled onto the tee at the par-3 17th hole at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. With berths into two LPGA tournaments on the line, Amiee, 28, promptly stuck her tee shot within eight feet and sank the birdie putt to defeat Pam...
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February 11, 2014
The 20th Toshiba Classic won't disappoint when it comes to its annual Breakfast With a Champion, as World Golf Hall of Fame member Colin Montgomerie, a 41-time professional winner who joined the Champions Tour in 2013, will be the keynote speaker on March 11. The event, presented by The Allergan Foundation, begins at 7 a.m. at Balboa Bay Resort. The breakfast also includes awarding two top Orange County students with a $10,000 scholarship from the Toshiba Classic Scholarship Fund.
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March 2, 2008
In referring to the upcoming Toshiba Classic golf tournament, Daily Pilot Sports Editor Steve Virgen said the event is really our version of the Super Bowl. And that’s really an understatement. Monday marks the first day of what we call Toshiba week. It starts with a pro/am tournament, then the Breakfast of Champions and Shot from the Top of the Newport Beach Marriott the next day. Two more pro/am events follow, and finally on Friday begins the first day of professional tournament play with some of the best golfers to have ever played the game.
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February 11, 2014
The 20th Toshiba Classic won't disappoint when it comes to its annual Breakfast With a Champion, as World Golf Hall of Fame member Colin Montgomerie, a 41-time professional winner who joined the Champions Tour in 2013, will be the keynote speaker on March 11. The event, presented by The Allergan Foundation, begins at 7 a.m. at Balboa Bay Resort. The breakfast also includes awarding two top Orange County students with a $10,000 scholarship from the Toshiba Classic Scholarship Fund.
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January 8, 2014
Tickets are now on sale for the Toshiba Classic, which turns 20 this year. The 20th Toshiba Classic tees off March 10 through 16 at Newport Beach Country Club. A new 20th Toshiba Classic logo has been unveiled to commemorate 20 years as a leading stop on the Champions Tour and its charitable commitment to the Orange County community. The popular golf tournament has produced several memorable moments. It has also been one of the favorite events on the Champions Tour, as the players and spectators enjoy the area.
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By Barry Faulkner | August 8, 2012
Former UC Irvine golfer Selanee Henderson said appearing on the Golf Channel's Big Break Atlantis was indeed a big boost to her young professional career. She taped 11 episodes on 10 consecutive days in January and February and the show aired from May 14 through July 23. Henderson was defeated in the 18-hole match-play final by Marcela Leon, five and four. The competition took place at Paradise Island Golf Course in the Bahamas. Henderson, a four-time first-team All-Big West Conference performer at UCI from 2004 through 2008 who was conference Player of the Year in 2006, finished second among 12 contestants and was also voted fan favorite.
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By Paul Anderson | March 6, 2009
It’s just a few minutes until the Golf Channel goes live with coverage of the Toshiba Classic and one of the guys in the truck quips, “The stock market closed 32 points up today. We’ve hit bottom.” This sets off a cavalcade of joking and teasing until associate director Chuck Whitfield reminds Producer Keith Hirshland that he still owes him $20 on a bet they had during the presidential election. Hirshland, who lost the bet by how much Obama would win, jumps up, pulls out his wallet and looks for the 20 bucks.
NEWS
March 2, 2008
In referring to the upcoming Toshiba Classic golf tournament, Daily Pilot Sports Editor Steve Virgen said the event is really our version of the Super Bowl. And that’s really an understatement. Monday marks the first day of what we call Toshiba week. It starts with a pro/am tournament, then the Breakfast of Champions and Shot from the Top of the Newport Beach Marriott the next day. Two more pro/am events follow, and finally on Friday begins the first day of professional tournament play with some of the best golfers to have ever played the game.
FEATURES
February 26, 2008
Dates March 3-9, 2008   Players Seventy-eight PGA Champions Tour professionals, led by defending champion Jay Haas   Format Three rounds (54 holes), stroke play with no cuts   Purse $1.7 million. The winner will receive $247,500   Site (Since 1996) Newport Beach Country Club 1600 East Pacific Coast Highway Newport Beach, CA  Par: 36-35—71; 6,598 yards   Tickets  Good Any One Day Tickets (advance purchase)
SPECIAL_SECTIONS
March 5, 2007
WHEN March 5-11, 2007 PURSE $1.65 million. The winner gets $247,500 SITE Neport Beach Country Club, par 71, 6,584 yards TICKETS Good Any One Day (advance purchase): $18 Single Day (admission gate): $20 Season Clubhoust Badge (grounds and clubhouse): $100 Corporate ticket packages also available WEBSITE www.toshibaclassic.com TELEVISION Friday: 2-4:30 p.m. (The Golf Channel)
NEWS
April 27, 2005
Bryce Alderton The thought of outlasting all nine female golfers through weeks of elimination rounds and skills challenges didn't hit Newport Beach resident Danielle Amiee until she strolled onto the tee at the par-3 17th hole at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. With berths into two LPGA tournaments on the line, Amiee, 28, promptly stuck her tee shot within eight feet and sank the birdie putt to defeat Pam...
NEWS
March 11, 2005
WHAT Toshiba Senior Classic WHEN March 14-20, 2005 PLAYERS 78 PGA Champions Tour professionals, led by defending champion Tom Purtzer FORMAT 3 rounds (54 holes), stroke play with no cuts PURSE $1.65 million, up from $1.6 million in 2004. The winner will receive $247,500. SITE Newport Beach Country Club Par 35-36 -- 71; 6,584 yards TICKETS Advance purchase Good-Any-One-Day coupon, $18 Single-day ticket, Monday through Sunday (admission gate prices)
NEWS
March 9, 2005
Roger Dunn, leading golf retailer, officially opened for business at its newest location, Newport Beach Golf Course, on Friday. Store manager Christy Xavier estimated 10 customers strolled through the doors to gaze at the merchandise, which is still funneling into the 3,300 square-foot shop, formerly occupied by John Leonard, the course's director of instruction. As of Wednesday, Xavier said the store held about 60% of its inventory, which includes everything from clubs to balls to clothing.
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