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June 2, 1997 | MARTIN BECK and STEVE KRESAL
After an acrimonious split with Newport Beach Country Club, it appears as if the Toshiba Senior Classic might return there next year after all. Bob Neely, president of the management company that runs the Senior PGA Tour event, said Thursday that he expects to announce a site for the tournament this week. He said he is in discussions with five Orange County courses, one of which is Newport Beach Country Club. "It's the old story.
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March 16, 2014 | By Steve Virgen
Going into the final round of the 20th Toshiba Classic, Fred Couples didn't think he could win the tournament because Bernhard Langer had been so hot. But on Sunday at Newport Beach Country Club, Couples grabbed momentum on his back nine to give himself an opportunity. Still a victory wasn't close to being secured because at one point nine golfers had held or shared the lead. Six were tied for the lead with three holes remaining. But Couples shot a five-under-par 66 in his final round and finished at 15-under 198 to become the second player in Toshiba Classic history to win the event twice, as he won it in 2010.
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August 28, 1997 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The uncertainty over the location and status of the 1998 Toshiba Senior Classic will be eliminated this morning at a news conference at Newport Beach Country Club. Toshiba is expected to announce that the Senior PGA Tour event will return in March to Newport Beach Country Club, which has hosted the tournament for two years. Toshiba also will introduce a new event manager and charity beneficiary.
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March 14, 2014 | By Steve Virgen
To many, the fantastic weather slated for Newport Beach this weekend isn't much of a surprise. The same could be said of the Toshiba Classic's first-round leader. That would be Bernhard Langer. The two-time Masters champion, who won the Toshiba in 2008, is the hottest golfer on the Champions Tour. He shot an eight-under-par 63 Friday at Newport Beach Country Club and takes a two-shot lead into Saturday's second round. It was Langer's 12th consecutive sub-par round and 19th in his last 20 rounds going back to October.
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May 14, 1997 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After digesting the fact that the Toshiba Senior Classic won't be returning to Newport Beach Country Club next year, the event's management company is turning its energy toward finding a new home. And Bob Neely, president of International Sports and Event Marketing, says his company won't be slow about it. "I want to do this pretty fast in deference to the tournament, the course we go to and the charities," Neely said. "I want to make sure we get this done very quickly.
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February 28, 2001 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 18th hole at Newport Beach Country Club has been home to several of the Toshiba Senior Classic's most memorable moments. It's where Gary McCord and John Jacobs both made eagles during a thrilling 1999 playoff; where Hale Irwin made a birdie to cap a course-record 62 in the final round for a one-shot victory in 1998; and where Bob Murphy made an 18-foot birdie putt from off the green that extended his nine-hole playoff with Jay Sigel in 1997.
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March 8, 2010 | By Steve Virgen
Just as Fred Couples walked onto the 18th green to collect his $255,000 winner's check, a fan shouted a pleasantry at him. "Welcome to the other side of 50," the man screamed. Couples just laughed to himself. He can be happy on the 50-and-older Champions Tour. He has played three times on the tour, and Sunday he won for the second consecutive time, this victory coming in the Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club. With a large gallery following him, Couples used an 18-under-par 195 (66-64-65)
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January 22, 1997
What: 23rd annual Taco Bell Newport Classic pro-am golf tournament. When: Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Newport Beach Country Club. Details: 74 professionals, most from the PGA, Nike and LPGA tours, are paired with amateurs in a tournament benefiting Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. Cost: Free.
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July 18, 1995 | MARTIN BECK
The Newport Beach Country Club will play host to Orange County's Senior PGA Tour event, the Toshiba Senior Classic, next March. Bob Neely, president of International Sports and Event Marketing, which will manage the tournament, said Monday that Newport Beach Country Club was chosen because of its location and support shown by community leaders. Coto de Caza also was a candidate. Mesa Verde played host to the inaugural event last March. That tournament, managed by the Orange County Sports Assn.
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January 26, 2014 | By Emily Foxhall
For any social group, with age often comes prestige. At the Newport Harbor Yacht Club - the oldest yacht club in Newport Beach - it also brings a crumbling building. For at least a decade, a club committee has tried to find a way to address the issues that arise with a facility that is about as old as the 98-year-old club itself. The proposed solution is to replace the existing two-story building with a new structure - one that looks nearly the same but larger. The Planning Commission approved the new project last week.
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March 13, 2014 | By Steve Virgen
Just after telling reporters that Patrick Reed already has "street cred," Tom Watson showed his with his message to the U.S. Ryder Cup team that he will captain. "We have something to prove," Watson said about the U.S. team's recent losses in the Ryder Cup, including squandering a big lead in singles play on the final day to Europe two years ago. "If that's the only thing I have to say to the team, I'll say, 'Remember 2012. Remember 2012. What are you going to do about it?' " Watson was at Newport Beach Country Club, site of the 20th Toshiba Classic, which begins Friday.
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January 26, 2014 | By Emily Foxhall
For any social group, with age often comes prestige. At the Newport Harbor Yacht Club - the oldest yacht club in Newport Beach - it also brings a crumbling building. For at least a decade, a club committee has tried to find a way to address the issues that arise with a facility that is about as old as the 98-year-old club itself. The proposed solution is to replace the existing two-story building with a new structure - one that looks nearly the same but larger. The Planning Commission approved the new project last week.
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March 17, 2013 | By Steve Virgen
The par-three, 185-yard 17th is known as the signature hole at Newport Beach Country Club. It also became David Frost's as he sank a sensational 50-foot putt on his way to victory Sunday. The birdie was the highlight of his wire-to-wire win at the 19th Toshiba Classic. Frost shot a 65 to tie the tournament record at 19-under-par 194 and hold off Fred Couples, who trailed by one shot entering the final round but finished five shots behind. Peter Senior and Jay Haas, who shot 194 in 2007, finished tied for third place, eight shots behind Frost.
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March 13, 2011 | By Steve Virgen
At the 17th Toshiba Classic many saw Nick Price, a three-time major winner, do his best to maintain a first-round five-shot lead. Inside the ropes, if they looked closely and heard him speak afterward, they would've seen a rebirth of a champion. Price, a World Golf Hall of Famer who said he hit a low point in his career in his late 40s, said he feels like he's having fun again. Collecting the $255,000 winner's check Sunday at Newport Beach Country Club helped. Holding off a pesky Mark Wiebe also did the trick.
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March 11, 2011 | By Steve Virgen
Bernhard Langer has seen some of his peers go from the Champions Tour to the PGA Tour and achieve success. But the 53-year-old does not want to follow suit because he thinks "bouncing back and forth doesn't do a whole lot. " The two-time Masters champion (1985, 1993) also enjoys the Champions Tour for golfers 50 and older. Who could blame him? He has been ruling the tour for the last three years. Last year, Langer, a native of Germany, became the first player on the Champions Tour to win the Jack Nicklaus Trophy (player of the year)
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March 8, 2010 | By Steve Virgen
Just as Fred Couples walked onto the 18th green to collect his $255,000 winner's check, a fan shouted a pleasantry at him. "Welcome to the other side of 50," the man screamed. Couples just laughed to himself. He can be happy on the 50-and-older Champions Tour. He has played three times on the tour, and Sunday he won for the second consecutive time, this victory coming in the Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club. With a large gallery following him, Couples used an 18-under-par 195 (66-64-65)
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March 14, 1996
The Senior PGA Tour's annual visit to Orange County moves this year from Costa Mesa to the Newport Beach Country Club. The par-71, 6,598-yard course has three par-five holes, the longest of which----No. 3----plays at 549 yards. No. 5, a 455-yard par-four, is the No. 1 handicap hole. Here's a look at the layout the pros will see. (BEGIN TEXT OF INFOBOX / INFOGRAPHIC) The Course Newport Beach Country Club, 1600 E.
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May 13, 1997 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Those camera shots of the ocean and the coastline that accompanied television coverage of the Toshiba Senior Classic at Newport Beach Country Club last March would seem to be a thing of the past. International Sports & Event Marketing, which runs the tournament, is looking for a new site after receiving a letter from the owner of Newport Beach Country Club, saying contract negotiations were over. At issue is the total of a food and beverage bill sent to ISM. The parties are about $25,000 apart.
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March 7, 2010
Fred Couples spent Friday attracting most of the attention at the 16th annual Toshiba Classic. Saturday, he just stole the whole show. He shot the lowest score in the second round — a seven-under-par 64 — and he takes a two-shot lead into Sunday's final round at Newport Beach Country Club. Tom Lehman, who had the second-lowest score in the second round (65), is tied for second with Chien Soon Lu, who shot a 67. Loren Roberts and Ronnie Black are four shots off the lead.
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March 5, 2010 | By Steve Virgen
Mark Wiebe, appearing weary and ill, dropped himself into a chair in an interview room at the Newport Beach Country Club on Friday. He then leaned his left temple onto his left fist. His eyes drooped. This is how a sick man does an interview, apparently. And how a leader in the Toshiba Classic looked after the first round. Wiebe, battling flu-like symptoms, picked up six birdies and played his first bogey-free round of the year. He shot a six-under-par 65 to share the lead with Bob Tway and Chien Soon Lu. Fred Couples leads a group of four who are one shot back.
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