March 11, 2009
The Champions Tour has moved up the freeway to Valencia Country Club this week, and though I will be up there covering the AT&T Champions Classic, I still can’t get last week’s Toshiba Classic out of my mind. With the economy the way it is I was expecting an event that would be a shell of itself. It wouldn’t have been the fault of Toshiba or Executive Tournament Director, Jeff Purser or Hoag Hospital. Times are bad and expectations — at least in my mind — were for a half empty gallery.
March 6, 2009
NEWPORT BEACH - The strut of Jim Colbert that was a trademark walk and noticeable from two fairways away has been slowed by the humility of age, but for one day, he was back prowling around Newport Beach Country Club. His jaunt, after posting a 66 in the first round of the Toshiba Classic today, didn’t include a trip to the locker room. The guys would have been waiting for him and he didn’t want to endure the teasing and harassment that surely was awaiting him from the other golfers.
February 26, 2008
The drama is about to unfold for the 14th time in the Toshiba Classic, the only pro tournament in Orange County. From year to year, there are so many storylines entering the tournament. Some stories come alive all on their own throughout each round, each swing of the club, each putt on the green. The site, Newport Beach Country Club, is not just about a quaint golf course possessing a picturesque backdrop of the ocean. Competition is found here and a champion rises. Meanwhile, in each year, there’s proof that more memories will be created.
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)
March 18, 2006
FIRST TEE 10:15 a.m. ? James Mason, Jose Maria Canizares, Jim Colbert 10:25 a.m. ? Jim Ahern, Hale Irwin, Craig Stadler 10:35 a.m. ? Mark McCumber, Morris Hatalsky, Des Smyth 10:45 a.m. ? Rick Karbowski, John Bland, Mike McCullough 10:55 a.m. ? John Jacobs, Allen Doyle, R.W. Eaks 11:05 a.m. ? Jay Haas, Bob Gilder, Mike Reid 11:15 a.m. ? Dana Quigley, Jack Ferenz, Pat McGowan 11:25 a.m. ? Tom Wargo, Ed Dougherty, Ben Crenshaw 11:35 a.m. ? Mark Johnson, Walter Hall, John Harris 11:45 a.m. ?
March 19, 2005
Toshiba Senior Classic At Newport Beach Country Club First round 1. Gil Morgan --6 32-33--65 2. Tom Jenkins --5 33-33--66 Wayne Levi --5 34-32--66 4. Keith Fergus --4 33-34--67 Lonnie Nielsen --4 33-34--67 J.C. Snead --4 35-32-67 Mark McNulty --4 35-32--67 Allen Doyle --4 33-34--67 Morris Hatalsky --4 33-33--67 Bruce Lietzke --4 34-33--67 Brad Bryant --4 34-33--67 ...
March 11, 2005
Through week ending March 6, 2005 SEASON MONEY LEADERS Rnk Player Events Earnings 1. Hale Irwin 4 $703,000 2. Dana Quigley 4 $431,253 3. Tom Watson 4 $271,920 4. Mark James 3 $264,450 5. Wayne Levi 4 $247,900 6. Mark McNulty 4 $244,382 7. Morris Hatalsky 4 $216,250 8. Tom Wargo 2 $214,400 9. Don Pooley 4 $170,650 10. Gil Morgan 4 $161,043 11. Jerry Pate 3 $145,758 ...
March 15, 2001
Toshiba Classic Richard Dunn It was late Monday afternoon, the first day of player practice rounds for the Toshiba Senior Classic in Newport Beach. Earlier, because of unplayable conditions due to rain, Senior PGA Tour official Skip Whittet canceled the practice rounds, but the visiting golfers could use the practice putting greens, which is where Jim Colbert was spotted. Like many of the players in the field, Colbert arrived on a charter flight late Sunday night from Mexico, where Mike McCullough won his first Senior Tour event at Las Vista in Puebla.
February 28, 2001
Paul Clinton NEWPORT BEACH -- Driving a ball down the fairway may not be the toughest part of the Newport Beach Country Club's golf course. But once you get to the sloping greens, you could be in trouble. It's a fact those in the 78-player field of this weekend's Toshiba Senior Classic are reminded of each year. "The thing about this golf course that makes it a difficult course is the greens," Toshiba entrant Walter Morgan said. The course, built in the mid-1950s, was among the tougher challenges on the Senior PGA Tour last year, with golfers shooting an average 72.404 score at the course.