May 14, 1997 |
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.
February 28, 2001 |
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.
March 8, 2010 |
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)
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.
November 22, 2009 |
From his backyard, Joseph Leggett used to look out over the green, manicured fairways of the Palm Desert Country Club golf course. Lately, what he saw looked more like weedy vacant lots. Swaths of the championship course, deemed one of the best designed in the desert, turned brown as its owners searched for hundreds of thousands of dollars to reseed, reopen and rebound from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. "The course is an eyesore," Leggett said recently. He estimated that his home of 30 years had lost half its value because of the ruined view.
July 18, 1995 |
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.