March 6, 2000 | ,
Allen Doyle got up Sunday morning expecting to have to work for his first Senior PGA Tour victory of 2000, but as he neared Newport Beach Country Club, that seemed less and less necessary. "When I drove to the golf course," said Doyle, who was leading the Toshiba Senior Classic by one stroke after 36 holes, "I said, 'Wow, there's been a lot of rain.' " To say the least. About an inch and a half had fallen since Doyle made a birdie on the 18th hole Saturday afternoon.
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February 28, 2000 |
Every year at this time, Barbara Hagerty of Hacienda Heights takes a week's vacation in Newport Beach . . . to pick up trash. There's no shortage of the stuff where she's going. That's because at least 60,000 people are expected to descend on Newport Beach Country Club this week for the sixth annual Toshiba Senior Classic, Orange County's only major professional golf tournament.
February 18, 2000 |
This just in: "I think Tiger is the player to beat." It's quite a bulletin, of course, since Tiger Woods is usually the favorite. But this one is a little different. The player who said it is Jose Maria Olazabal and the tournament he is talking about is the Masters, where Olazabal is the defending champion. "Obviously, we all know that he's a long hitter, but at the same time he's very accurate off the tee," Olazabal said in a conference call. "And his putting is really good.
April 13, 1998 |
For much of Tina Schafnitz's adult life, her friends could routinely find her name in the society pages of local newspapers. She'd be listed as part of a steering committee for a Childhelp USA fund-raiser or as a card dealer at a gambling night to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It was a path of benevolent acts she was following upward to the top circles of Newport Beach society. That all ended four weeks ago.
April 7, 1998 |
Corona del Mar senior Max Wallick has long had the ingredients for great golf--a sweet swing, competitive fire and an intuitive feel for the game--but the mix was never consistent enough. He has played well enough to be the No. 1 player for the Sea Kings for four seasons, but not well enough to satisfy his own ambitions. Wallick plans to play in college next fall, although he's waiting for the first sign of interest from a recruiter.
March 12, 1998 |
The 1997 Toshiba Senior Classic went overtime with Bob Murphy and Jay Sigel battling for nine extra holes until Murphy's 80-foot putt finally put an end to the tournament and $150,000 into Murphy's pocket. The 1 1/2-hour playoff, then the longest in Senior PGA Tour history, played out on Newport Beach Country Club's 16th, 17th and 18th holes, focusing more attention on the course's fine finishing holes. They are set up in a clockwise circle, something that Sigel obviously noticed.
January 21, 1998 |
The Toshiba Senior Classic, plagued by instability during its first three years, appears to be on solid ground for 1998. Tournament managers announced Tuesday that the Senior PGA Tour event in March will be at Newport Beach Country Club for at least the next three years. Hoag Hospital Foundation has three-year contracts with the PGA Tour, Toshiba and the club, said Jeff Purser, tournament director. The agreement with Toshiba's Irvine-based computer systems division calls for a $1.