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February 19, 2013
Australian Steve Elkington, a 10-time PGA Tour winner, will be the featured speaker at the annual Toshiba Classic Breakfast with a Champion presented by The Allergan Foundation at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa on March 12. Elkington, known as "Elk," spent 50 weeks on the Official World Golf Rankings top 10 between 1995 and 1998. One of his 10 PGA Tour wins came at the 1995 PGA Championship, when he won in a playoff over Colin Montgomerie at Riviera Country Club in L.A. He finished in a tie for second at the 2005 PGA Championship behind Phil Mickelson at Baltusrol in New Jersey.
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January 29, 2000
Richard Dunn NEWPORT BEACH - Tom Kite and Lanny Wadkins, 2000 Senior PGA Tour newcomers, are among the early player commitments for the Toshiba Senior Classic March 3-5 at Newport Beach Country Club. Kite, the 1992 U.S. Open champion and two-time leading money winner on the PGA Tour, and Wadkins, who won the '77 PGA Championship and 20 other PGA Tour titles, will join crowd favorites Lee Trevino and Chi Chi Rodriguez in the sixth Toshiba Classic. Bob Murphy, the '97 Toshiba champion, will not play because of a television commitment with NBC. Jeff Purser, tournament director, said there's a "good possibility" Arnold Palmer, 70, will make his Toshiba debut this year.
NEWS
March 12, 2003
Richard Dunn One of golf's great ambassadors, Gary Player, committed Tuesday to the 2003 Toshiba Senior Classic, the PGA Champions Tour event that will be played March 21-23 at Newport Beach Country Club. Ending a three-year hiatus from the Toshiba tournament, the 67-year-old World Golf Hall of Famer is one of only five players to win the PGA Tour's Grand Slam, along with Jack Nicklaus, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, and Tiger Woods. One of the game's most traveled players, the South African superstar, who has a long line of other business interests, including golf course design, has 24 PGA Tour victories and 19 Champions Tour victories.
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By Steve Virgen | July 11, 2007
Steve Friedlander has seen dirt transform into a beautiful golf course — a project risen from nothing to Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wis. Now he's ready to see and oversee the same type of progression again. This time in Newport Coast. The Irvine Company has named Friedlander the general manager of golf for Pelican Hill Golf Club, which is set to reopen in the fall. He previously served as general manager and group director of golf at Kohler Co., which included Whistling Straits, the course that opened in 1998.
FEATURES
February 1, 2010
Champions Tour rookies Fred Couples, Corey Pavin and Paul Azinger have all committed to competing in the Toshiba Classic, scheduled March 1 through 7 at Newport Beach Country Club. The three golfers are expected to split 2010 between the PGA and Champions tours. In 2009, Couples tied for third at the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club and the Shell Houston Open. He tied for fifth at the Wyndham Championship. He is a 15-time PGA Tour winner, including the 1992 Masters title.
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By Bryce Alderton | May 11, 2012
We're heading into the meat of golf's major championship season, which got me thinking? What are the criteria to host a U.S. Open or PGA Championship? Do the powers that be at area golf courses desire to stage one of these events? And, perhaps the most critical question is: Are events of that magnitude feasible and make economic, logistical sense at a certain venue? Let's discuss the pros for hosting a tournament with U.S. Open or PGA Championship magnitude. First, the pros: 1. Exposure.
NEWS
October 28, 2007
T he Pelican Hill Golf Club, which closed for renovations more than two years ago, is scheduled to reopen Friday with two courses, a practice range, a clubhouse and a restaurant. In anticipation of the reopening, the Daily Pilot toured the green with Steve Friedlander, the Irvine Co.’s general manager for golf, and asked about his forecast for the coming years. The full Resort at Pelican Hill, which will include a hotel and wedding site, is scheduled to open in 2008.
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By Steve Virgen | February 23, 2010
To call a 50-year-old golfer a rookie seems sort of silly. But on the Champions Tour, that’s the proper title for Fred Couples, Corey Pavin and Paul Azinger. Yet for most in the Toshiba Classic, the trio is nothing to laugh about. The three players are the ones to watch for while at Newport Beach Country Club, March 5-7. They’ll be vying for the $255,000 winner’s check. Couples, the 1992 Masters champion, nearly won the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, Hawaii Jan. 24. He finished one shot behind the champ Tom Watson, 60. Couples, like Pavin and Azinger, will split 2010 between the PGA and Champions Tours.
NEWS
August 8, 2004
Aug. 9th through Aug. 15th marks the dates of the 86th Annual PGA Championship. This year it will take place on a links-type course in Wisconsin at the Whistling Straits golf course in Kohler, about 7 miles north of Sheboygan. The Professional Golfers' Assn. of America was founded in 1916 when a group of New York amateurs and professionals (including the great Walter Hagen) met at the behest of department-store magnate Rodman Wanamaker in order to promote and encourage a game that was fast taking the country by storm.
SPORTS
By JOHN REGER | April 1, 2009
While fantasy leagues for other sports are extremely popular, golf doesn’t seem to fit very well for this pastime for hard-core fans of the sport. I played in a golf league last year and it wasn’t nearly as thrilling as other sports as I have participated in the past. Football, baseball, basketball and hockey, you can make moves and it keeps you more involved in the sport. The golf league I was in we picked 12 players and used their weekly finishes to accumulate points.
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February 19, 2013
Australian Steve Elkington, a 10-time PGA Tour winner, will be the featured speaker at the annual Toshiba Classic Breakfast with a Champion presented by The Allergan Foundation at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa on March 12. Elkington, known as "Elk," spent 50 weeks on the Official World Golf Rankings top 10 between 1995 and 1998. One of his 10 PGA Tour wins came at the 1995 PGA Championship, when he won in a playoff over Colin Montgomerie at Riviera Country Club in L.A. He finished in a tie for second at the 2005 PGA Championship behind Phil Mickelson at Baltusrol in New Jersey.
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By Bryce Alderton | May 11, 2012
We're heading into the meat of golf's major championship season, which got me thinking? What are the criteria to host a U.S. Open or PGA Championship? Do the powers that be at area golf courses desire to stage one of these events? And, perhaps the most critical question is: Are events of that magnitude feasible and make economic, logistical sense at a certain venue? Let's discuss the pros for hosting a tournament with U.S. Open or PGA Championship magnitude. First, the pros: 1. Exposure.
FEATURES
By Steve Virgen | February 23, 2010
To call a 50-year-old golfer a rookie seems sort of silly. But on the Champions Tour, that’s the proper title for Fred Couples, Corey Pavin and Paul Azinger. Yet for most in the Toshiba Classic, the trio is nothing to laugh about. The three players are the ones to watch for while at Newport Beach Country Club, March 5-7. They’ll be vying for the $255,000 winner’s check. Couples, the 1992 Masters champion, nearly won the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, Hawaii Jan. 24. He finished one shot behind the champ Tom Watson, 60. Couples, like Pavin and Azinger, will split 2010 between the PGA and Champions Tours.
FEATURES
February 1, 2010
Champions Tour rookies Fred Couples, Corey Pavin and Paul Azinger have all committed to competing in the Toshiba Classic, scheduled March 1 through 7 at Newport Beach Country Club. The three golfers are expected to split 2010 between the PGA and Champions tours. In 2009, Couples tied for third at the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club and the Shell Houston Open. He tied for fifth at the Wyndham Championship. He is a 15-time PGA Tour winner, including the 1992 Masters title.
SPORTS
By JOHN REGER | April 1, 2009
While fantasy leagues for other sports are extremely popular, golf doesn’t seem to fit very well for this pastime for hard-core fans of the sport. I played in a golf league last year and it wasn’t nearly as thrilling as other sports as I have participated in the past. Football, baseball, basketball and hockey, you can make moves and it keeps you more involved in the sport. The golf league I was in we picked 12 players and used their weekly finishes to accumulate points.
NEWS
October 28, 2007
T he Pelican Hill Golf Club, which closed for renovations more than two years ago, is scheduled to reopen Friday with two courses, a practice range, a clubhouse and a restaurant. In anticipation of the reopening, the Daily Pilot toured the green with Steve Friedlander, the Irvine Co.’s general manager for golf, and asked about his forecast for the coming years. The full Resort at Pelican Hill, which will include a hotel and wedding site, is scheduled to open in 2008.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | July 11, 2007
Steve Friedlander has seen dirt transform into a beautiful golf course — a project risen from nothing to Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wis. Now he's ready to see and oversee the same type of progression again. This time in Newport Coast. The Irvine Company has named Friedlander the general manager of golf for Pelican Hill Golf Club, which is set to reopen in the fall. He previously served as general manager and group director of golf at Kohler Co., which included Whistling Straits, the course that opened in 1998.
NEWS
May 26, 2005
Bryce Alderton He might be 3,000 miles away from Newport Beach Country Club, but people recognize Paul Hahn as he walks the grounds of Laurel Valley Country Club this week. The course, located in Ligonier, Pa., is hosting the 66th Senior PGA Championship, which begins today and features notables like Hale Irwin, Craig Stadler, Jay Haas and Peter Jacobsen, and players like Hahn, embarking on a dream. For Hahn, 51, the Newport Beach Country Club head pro, the dream happened fairly rapidly.
NEWS
August 8, 2004
Aug. 9th through Aug. 15th marks the dates of the 86th Annual PGA Championship. This year it will take place on a links-type course in Wisconsin at the Whistling Straits golf course in Kohler, about 7 miles north of Sheboygan. The Professional Golfers' Assn. of America was founded in 1916 when a group of New York amateurs and professionals (including the great Walter Hagen) met at the behest of department-store magnate Rodman Wanamaker in order to promote and encourage a game that was fast taking the country by storm.
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