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February 28, 2001 | SCOTT MARTELLE and MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As organizers prepare for Friday's tee-off of the Toshiba Senior Classic golf tournament in Newport Beach, they're facing a hurdle of their own making: trying to top the record $1 million raised last year for Orange County charities. Their strategy: Pray for sunshine. Last year's tournament at the Newport Beach Country Club was the first senior tour event to clear more than $1 million, despite heavy downpours that rained out the final day of play.
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March 9, 2001 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Many of the students are grandfathers, but school is in session today and their undivided attention is essential. Honors will go to fast learners. Only a handful among the SBC Senior Classic field of 78 have played the Valencia Country Club course in Santa Clarita, the new venue for a tournament held the last six years at Wilshire Country Club. Even fewer can recall anything about it.
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March 1, 2001 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Allen Doyle had a feeling that the one-foot birdie putt he made at the end of his second round in the Toshiba Senior Classic last year might be a tournament winner. He sank the putt in a heavy drizzle and the weather forecast was calling for more rain, threatening the final round at Newport Beach Country Club. Doyle's putt, which capped a run of five birdies in his last eight holes, gave him a one-shot lead over Jim Thorpe and Howard Twitty.
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March 2, 2001 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Larry Nelson has a secret that Tiger Woods would probably love to know. It's not about the hot streak Nelson is riding into the Toshiba Senior Classic, which begins today at Newport Beach Country Club. Woods knows about streaks. It's not about making crucial putts with tournament titles on the line. Woods certainly knows about that. It's about seizing control of his tour without attracting much attention. At that, Nelson is an expert, while Woods knows apparently very little.
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October 16, 1995 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Playing Wilshire Country Club for the first time, Ben Hogan arrived at the ninth tee, where a large mound on the fairway obscures the green. The usual way to play the blind tee shot was to aim for the white Hollywood sign, far up in the hills. So when Hogan asked where he should hit his drive, his caddie told him to aim for the Hollywood sign. "Which letter?" Hogan asked.
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March 4, 2000 | By STEVE KRESAL,
Tom Jenkins could easily be mistaken for a well-dressed spectator rather than a successful Senior PGA Tour player. After finishing a round of two-under-par 69 Friday at Newport Beach Country Club, Jenkins walked right past a throng of fans and into the scorer's tent without one autograph request. What many of those people didn't realize is that Jenkins had an impressive season in 1999. He had one victory, 17 top-10 finishes and earned $1.7 million, seventh on the money list.
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March 13, 1999 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In its fourth year at Newport Beach Country Club, the Toshiba Senior Classic is settling into a routine as certain as the cool afternoon breeze off the Pacific. There have never been fewer than three players in the lead after the first round, and Friday was true to form with Gary McCord, Tom Jenkins, John Jacobs and Bruce Summerhays shooting four-under-par 67s. "You're probably not going to blow the field away here," Summerhays said. "A lot of people are in the tournament normally." No doubt.
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March 13, 1999 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In its fourth year at Newport Beach Country Club, the Toshiba Senior Classic is settling into a routine as certain as the cool afternoon breeze off the Pacific. There have never been fewer than three players in the lead after the first round, and Friday was true to form with Gary McCord, John Jacobs, Bruce Summerhays and Tom Jenkins each shooting four-under-par 67. "You are probably not going to blow the field away here," Summerhays said. "A lot of people are in the tournament normally."
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March 12, 1999 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Larry Nelson came onto the Senior PGA Tour with great expectations. Here was a guy, many thought, who could push Hale Irwin and Gil Morgan for senior supremacy. It didn't work out that way in 1998, Nelson's first full year on the senior tour. Irwin won seven times, Morgan won six and the pair swept the four senior majors.
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March 2, 2001 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Larry Nelson has a secret that Tiger Woods would probably love to know. It's not about the hot streak Nelson is riding into the Toshiba Senior Classic, which begins today at Newport Beach Country Club. Woods knows about streaks. It's not about making crucial putts with tournament titles on the line. Woods certainly knows about that. It's about seizing control of his tour without attracting much attention. At that, Nelson is an expert, while Woods knows apparently very little.
SPORTS
March 1, 2001 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gary McCord may have won the 1999 Toshiba Senior Classic, but that doesn't mean much in 2001. McCord, who defeated Allen Doyle, John Jacobs and Al Geiberger in a playoff to win two years ago, needed a sponsor exemption to get in this year because he did not finish high enough on the money list last year to gain automatic entry. Only the top 31 finishers on the previous year's money list are fully exempt. McCord finished 33rd.
SPORTS
March 1, 2001
Tee Times Tee Times for the first round of the Toshiba Senior Classic Friday at Newport Beach Country Club: 8 a.m.
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March 1, 2001 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Allen Doyle had a feeling that the one-foot birdie putt he made at the end of his second round in the Toshiba Senior Classic last year might be a tournament winner. He sank the putt in a heavy drizzle and the weather forecast was calling for more rain, threatening the final round at Newport Beach Country Club. Doyle's putt, which capped a run of five birdies in his last eight holes, gave him a one-shot lead over Jim Thorpe and Howard Twitty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2001 | SCOTT MARTELLE and MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As organizers prepare for Friday's tee-off of the Toshiba Senior Classic golf tournament in Newport Beach, they're facing a hurdle of their own making: trying to top the record $1 million raised last year for Orange County charities. Their strategy: Pray for sunshine. Last year's tournament at the Newport Beach Country Club was the first senior tour event to clear more than $1 million, despite heavy downpours that rained out the final day of play.
SPORTS
February 28, 2001 | DIANE PUCIN
Doug Tewell got a cake for his 46th birthday. The icing didn't read "Happy Birthday." The icing said "Four years and counting." Tewell's wife, Pam, isn't into gentle hints. Tewell was four years from gaining eligibility into the Senior PGA Tour. "Yeah, you could say the senior tour was a goal of mine," Tewell says. "I spent some serious time getting ready." Tewell comes to the Toshiba Senior Classic at Newport Beach Country Club off his 2000 senior tour rookie of the year season.
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February 27, 2001 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It wasn't long ago that the Toshiba Senior Classic was the laughingstock of the Senior PGA Tour, but the tournament has become a tour darling for its ability to turn a profit and draw high-profile players.
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March 1, 2001 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gary McCord may have won the 1999 Toshiba Senior Classic, but that doesn't mean much in 2001. McCord, who defeated Allen Doyle, John Jacobs and Al Geiberger in a playoff to win two years ago, needed a sponsor exemption to get in this year because he did not finish high enough on the money list last year to gain automatic entry. Only the top 31 finishers on the previous year's money list are fully exempt. McCord finished 33rd.
SPORTS
March 9, 2001 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Many of the students are grandfathers, but school is in session today and their undivided attention is essential. Honors will go to fast learners. Only a handful among the SBC Senior Classic field of 78 have played the Valencia Country Club course in Santa Clarita, the new venue for a tournament held the last six years at Wilshire Country Club. Even fewer can recall anything about it.
SPORTS
February 27, 2001
Tom McGinnis of Orlando, Fla., Kikuo Arai of Rancho Palos Verdes and Paul Parajeckas of Woburn, Mass., earned spots in the Toshiba Senior Classic through a qualifier Monday at Strawberry Farms in Irvine. McGinnis shot five-under-par 67 to win the qualifier. Arai and Parajeckas each shot 68. Ray Carrasco of Irvine is one of three players who shot 69 and will play today for the final spot. Ted Goin of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
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October 30, 2000 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By now, we know that there are certain rules in golf that will never change. A birdie is always one shot under par. The fairway is a better place to be than the rough. A golf ball is round, and a flagstick is straight. You can never stop Joe Inman at Wilshire Country Club, you can only hope to contain him. There was no containing Inman this week at Wilshire, where the excitable, talkative, 52-year-old from Marietta, Ga., won the $1.4-million SBC Senior Classic for the third year in a row.
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