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Atlanta Open in the news @ AJC

Postby JimS » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:43 pm

In this morning's AJC, Metro section:

FULTON COUNTY

Disc golf tour coming to Roswell, Cumming

The Professional Disc Golf Association has announced the 2009 Atlanta Open National Tour will be held at East Roswell Park in Roswell and Central Park in Cumming.

The two-day event, March 28 and 29, will host 90 professional disc golf players representing more than 17 states, according to a news release from the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Atlanta tournament, with an $80,000 purse, is the highest tier event by the Association and will also be a qualifier for the U.S. Open, which is held each year in Rock Hill, S.C.

—- Michelle Shaw

(Link to the online article):
http://www.ajc.com/search/content/metro ... riefs.html
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Re: Atlanta Open in the news @ AJC

Postby jritger » Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:36 pm

$80,000 purse

sweet!
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Re: Atlanta Open in the news @ AJC

Postby keith johnson » Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:15 am

jritger wrote:
$80,000 purse

sweet!



Nice article - except for the 4-6 times the purse number, but it looks good on paper! :mrgreen:
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Re: Atlanta Open in the news @ AJC

Postby Jay » Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:21 am

Last year Atlanta lost a PGA National Tour and this year they Gain a PDGA National Tour!
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Re: Atlanta Open in the news @ AJC

Postby Randgolf » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:31 am

To hard to track down the right person to fix the typo at the AJC. Anyone want to try to handle that?

Here was the correct press release that was sent over to them, clearly it was hacked up a bit for the AJC:


Atlanta Open National Tour Disc Golf Coming to Alpharetta 2009

The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) will hold the 2009 Atlanta Open National Tour at East Roswell Park in Roswell and Central Park in Cumming, March 28-29. Ninety professional disc golf players representing more than seventeen states are expected to participate. The Atlanta Tournament is the highest tier sanctioned event by the PDGA and will also be a qualifier for the U.S. Open, which is held each year in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and has an $80,000 prize purse.

The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) worked with tournament Director, Rand Eberhard, to secure the event and players will be staying at the Hampton Inn and Suites Alpharetta, resulting in room nights for the CVB and generating a positive economic impact for Alpharetta. Twelve-time Disc Golf World Champion and five—time Disc Golf U.S. Open Champion, Ken Climo of Clearwater, Florida, will play in the tournament.

“There are only ten national tour events,” said Anna Brostrom, Sports and Group Sales Manager at the Alpharetta CVB “and we are thrilled to work with the event organizer to bring this phenomenal tournament to our area.”

Added, Eberhard, “I grew up in this area and am excited to be hosting one of the Top 10 PDGA tournaments here.”

Said Janet Rodgers, President and CEO of the Alpharetta CVB, “The CVB Group Sales Team continues to go after top-tier sporting events, bringing players and their families to awesome Alpharetta and generating a positive economic impact for the city.”
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Re: Atlanta Open in the news @ AJC

Postby keith johnson » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:52 pm

Like they always say, "Any press is good press!" :mrgreen:

Great job again Rand and thanks for all YOU do for the Disc Golf community!

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