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Jack

Jack Nicklaus, nicknamed “Ohio Fats” when he turned pro in 1960 and challenged the reigning king of golf Arnold Palmer, is 70 years old today. He won’t officially celebrate until tomorrow though as he’s on Christmas Island on a fishing trip and to save you looking it up, Christmas Island is in the Indian Ocean south of Jakarta, Indonesia.

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KAMADA TWINS IN CHATTANOOGA SHARE 2009 NATIONWIDE TOUR VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL / CHATTANOOGA, TN – The Nationwide Tour has selected twin brothers Ron and Andy Kamada of the Chattanooga Classic presented by Black Creek to share the Tour’s 2009 Volunteer of the Year award, it was announced today by the PGA TOUR.   
The Kamada twins have been volunteers of the Chattanooga Classic presented by Black Creek since the tournament’s inception in 2003.  They have served the Classic in numerous ways, most recently as co-chairmen of the Walking Scorers committee.  During their seven years with the Chattanooga Classic, they have devoted vacation time to be a part of the tournament’s volunteer team.  The Kamada’s volunteer careers began in the early 1990s when they worked at the PGA TOUR’s Provident Classic, which was also held in Chattanooga.

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Caddyshack in college

Sometimes things pop up which don’t require a lot of analysis and this release from Florida’s Lynn University is one of them. See the text below:

Danny Noonan and the gang from Bushwood Country Club form the central theme of a new Lynn University course, “Caddyshack 101: Lessons from the Coolest Sports Movie Ever Made,” currently underway at the south Florida university.

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Sony Open: History of firsts

The Sony Open in Hawaii, this weeks’ stop on the PGA Tour, has a lot of history going all the way back to 1971 when it began as the Hawaiian Open, an unabashed advertisement of Hawaii’s charms to winter bound mainlanders. From 1990 through 1998 with a new sponsor and name it was played as the United Airlines Hawaiian Open and 1999 Sony became title sponsor.

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Prediction 2010: Tiger

Even though it’s not exactly the new year there’s no rule predictions can’t still be made. Therefore when a flash of insight hit while reading Jack Nicklaus’ remarks regarding Tiger Woods’ advance on the Golden Bear’s all time record of 18 major championships it was too good an opportunity to pass

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BILLY POWELL DIES

If you are not from Ohio or the Midwest, you may not recognize the name William, "Bill", Powell.  He was the first black man to own, build and operate a golf couse. He died of a stroke on December 31st in Canton, Ohio.  He was 93 years old.

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