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April 16, 2019 BY AAGD STAFF On Monday, President Donald Trump, an avid golfer, shared with the word that he will award Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  The announcement comes on the heels of Wood’s 5th win last weekend at Augusta National during the Masters. TigerWoods over...

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Empire State Building Shines Green Tonight TO Celebrate 2019 Masters

(April 15, 2019) The Empire State Building will shine in “Masters green” with a red number five in the mast on Monday, April 15 in celebration of the 2019 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Tiger Woods emerged the Masters champion in dramatic fashion as he captured his fifth...

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  By Pete McDaniel Freelance Writer   The old man shifted in his easy chair and took a long, deep drag off his cigarette, an inch or so of ashes defying gravity by refusing to fall to earth in Sinatra style. The soft, melodic notes from the jazz musician’s saxophone filtered through the surround...

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Ryder Cup Points Through the Masters

April 15, 2019 Players in ALL CAPS would currently earn a spot on the team. Qualifying Explained RANK PREVIOUS PLAYER POINTS 1 5 TIGER WOODS 2,347.063 2 1 DUSTIN JOHNSON 1,990.542 3 2 KEVIN KISNER 1,085.456 4 20 XANDER SCHAUFFELE 963.323 5 24 BROOKS KOEPKA 941.292 6 4 MATT KUCHAR 851.088 7 3 JIM...

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Tiger Woods Roars as Masters Champion Again

Wins 15th major title with one-shot win at Masters   April 14, 2019 Tiger Woods summoned all the might of his wearying body, drew on unfathomable desire and steel, unmatched experience and bottomless nostalgia to win at Augusta for the first time in 14 years and seal a return to the pinnacle of...

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April 11, 2019 BY AAGD STAFF Ermias Joseph Asghedom, known professionally as Nipsey Hussle, was given a grand farewell by family and fans during a packed Celebration of Life memorial service that was held Thursday’s (April 11) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Following remarks by...

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We presently have an opportunity for a Senior Manager, Events to join our Communications & Marketing department.  This position is responsible for working with the Vice President, Communications & Marketing in the strategic development and implementation of a portfolio of brand, participant and...

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Vital Family Enjoys Augusta at a Masters practice round

April 10, 2019 BY AAGD STAFF With his Drive, Chip and Putt Championship trophy firmly secured, 13-year-old Matthew Vital and his family took time out on Monday to enjoy a Masters tournament practice round.  The family of four stood under bright Augustan skies and posed for a memorable photo to...

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April 8, 2019 BY AAGD STAFF Mariah Smith had the time of her life as an invitee to the very first Augusta National Women’s Amateur.  Announced last year, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, by Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley, the news of the coveted tournament was shared during his annual press...

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  April 7, 2019 | BY AAGD STAFF Congratulations to Matthew Vital for winning the Boys 12-13 year old division of the National Drive, Chip & Putt! Matthew finished third in driving, first in chipping, and third in putting to give him the overall championship. As 13-year old Vital stood among his...

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Robin Aikens Heads to California to Compete in New Extreme Mini Golf TV Reality Game Show “Holey Moley”

  BY AAGD STAFF (April 2, 2019) — Watching golf has just got a lot more exciting as comedy and sports legends Rob Riggle and Joe Tessitore join forces to host Holey Moley, TV’s first extreme miniature golf competition.  The brand new show features contestants competing on an insane, one of...

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (April 2, 2019) – The PGA of America has acquired Nextgengolf, to enhance player development programming that is designed to grow the game across emerging generations. Boston-based Nextgengolf conducts inclusive team golf tournaments and experiences for young adults,...

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2019 WGC Events and The Players Championship: 1 Point per $2,000 earned APRIL 1, 2019 — WGC-Mexico Championship; The Players Championship; WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship; WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational; WGC-HSBC Champions 2020 Regular PGA Tour events: 1 point per $1,000 earned —...

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  (March 29, 2019) — When Augusta National called to extend an invitation to the first women’s event ever staged at the iconic club, Mariah Smith took off her shoes, climbed on top of the pool table at her dorm – putter in hand – and jarred one into the corner pocket. Of course, that...

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Kennie Sims, PGA, 2019 Bill Strausbaugh Award Recipient

  (March 15, 2019)  The PGA North Section presented Kennie Sims, PGA, with the 2019 Bill Strausbaugh Award (Club Relations).  The award is designed to recognize PGA Professionals who by their day-to-day efforts have distinguished themselves by mentoring their fellow PGA Professionals in...

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It’s a tradition unlike any other and the unofficial start of spring for golf fans nationwide. But the beauty of April flowers at Augusta National Golf Club, once a plant nursery, belies the danger lurking for the 84 participants in the 83rd Masters Tournament, especially with Tiger back on the...

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BY AAGD STAFF Women of high moral standards who are destined to achieve greatness is what The Virtuous Woman Project (VWP) prides itself on.  Established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded by Mrs. Kim Harris, The VWP’s mission is to help young women drive the distance through education...

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Meet “Pillars Of The Community” at the 2019 Valspar Championship

(March 22, 2019) David Archie (left) and Glenn Davis (right) are native Floridians, born and raised in Tarpon Springs.  Tarpon Springs is the sister city to Palm Harbor, host of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Golf Resort.  This tournament is being played just a hop, skip and jump from...

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BY JOHN PERRY On the road for the Valspar Championship, formerly the Tampa Bay Championship.  This grand professional golf tournament tees off in Florida on the PGA Tour and it is held on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, just northwest of Tampa. Valspar...

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  BY AAGD STAFF 22-year-old professional golfer Jordan Bohannon recently graduated from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and has chosen to make a career in golf. Hailing from Southfield, Michigan, approximately 15 miles northwest of Detroit, he currently resides in Indio, California. ...

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