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Staal Foundation Open Generates $4-Million Economic Impact

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 October 2015 21:55 Sunday, 04 October 2015 21:52

Staal Foundation OpenIn July of 2015, when the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada played the Staal Foundation Open presented by Tbaytel at the Whitewater Golf Club in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) worked with City of Thunder Bay – Tourism to conduct an economic impact study on the event. The Sports Tourism Economic Assessment Model (STEAM) found that the combined spending of visitors and event organizers in producing the event reached more than $1.8 million in initial expenditures, which supported an estimated $4 million of economic activity in Ontario and $2.8 million in Thunder Bay alone.

The event supported 25 jobs in the province paying $767,000 in wages and salaries, and total federal, provincial and municipal taxes supported by the event reached $728,000. In total the net economic activity (GDP) was $2.0 million in the province, of which $1.2 million was in Thunder Bay.



23rd Annual Jay Sigel Golf Invitational at Aronmink Benefits Cancer Research

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 October 2015 21:52 Sunday, 04 October 2015 21:47

Jay Sigel and Gary HallbergNEWTON SQUARE, Pennsylvania (PGA TOUR Charities) — The 23rd annual Jay Sigel Golf Invitational at Aronimink Golf Club brought together area golfers to raise funds for prostate cancer research and programs at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

In celebration of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, this annual charity event welcomed three-time PGA TOUR winner and recent prostate cancer survivor Gary Hallberg as its special guest. Over its history, The Sigel Invitational has raised more than $3 million for cancer research at Penn Medicine.




Last Updated on Saturday, 03 October 2015 12:41 Saturday, 03 October 2015 12:40

PR: Two French companies perpetuate the Parisian dandyism
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Behind this promise, the two Maisons propose to discover an exclusive collection, harmonizing the timeless design of the lighter S.T. Dupont Line 2 with the ValGrine’s flagship VG001. For the occasion, the blade adorns its perimeter with the iconic motif "diamond points". Its perfect proportions are glorified.
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The combination of ST Dupont and ValGrine houses has proved as obvious with the 2014 model Dandy "ST Dupont by ValGrine ". The new edition confirms their shared passion for creating high , excellence and art. Lovers of beautiful materials, beautiful finishes and beautiful machines have finally found their golf putter. Behind the two houses that promise you to discover an exclusive collection , harmonizing the timeless design the flagship model ValGrine VG001 . For the occasion , the blade motif adorns the iconic " diamond points " along its periphery. Its perfect proportions are magnified .
The elegance of the stainless steel blade is at the service of performance in the game . The insert in stainless steel with perimeter support plane is fixed with 8 screws brass alloy and gold, this technology offers to the tolerance and precision golfer. The lucky owner will appeal to all the senses , sight, hearing, touch, and balance to rediscover the pleasure in putting. The universe ValGrine offers a new experience and provides access to excellence.

NBC Sports Group Airing Nearly 60 Hours of Live Programming Surrounding the Presidents Cup

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015 07:37 Thursday, 01 October 2015 07:31

NBC Sports GroupORLANDO, Florida — NBC Sports Group will dedicate nearly 60 hours of live news, analysis and tournament coverage surrounding the 2015 Presidents Cup, Oct. 5-11, including more than 25 hours of live tournament coverage on Golf Channel kicking off each night in primetime. The biennial international match play event – which will take place at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, South Korea – will showcase the top players from the United States against the top international players outside of Europe.



Chitimacha Louisiana Open Awards $180,000 to Local Charities

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015 07:27 Thursday, 01 October 2015 07:22

Chitimacha Louisiana OpenLAFAYETTE, Louisiana — Once again, Acadiana-area charities are the biggest winners from the Chitimacha Louisiana Open Presented by NACHER golf tournament, as the area’s premier professional sports event awarded a total of $180,000 in checks to 55 different  local and regional charities and youth groups.

Louisiana Open officials presented the funds at a luncheon at the Petroleum Club in Lafayette’s Oil Center as the symbolic end to the tournament’s year-long activities, continuing the event’s mission of  dedication to charitable giving.

“This is our favorite day of the year,&rrdquo; said Open co-chairman Will Arledge, “and it’s our most important day because we know how vital these funds are to all of these non-profits, charities and youth groups. Today we got to see those dollars at work.”



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