Thursday, January 17, 2019

Wyndham Championship Purchases Property

The Wyndham Championship has expanded its footprint with the purchase a house near the Sedgefield Country Club clubhouse. The 80th annual Wyndham Championship, which will determine the $10 Million Wyndham Rewards Top 10, is set for July 30-Aug. 4, 2019. The house, located at ­5400 Dorchester Road behind the clubhouse and adjacent to the 10th tee, was purchased by the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation, the body that oversees tournament operations; the purchase closed in recent days. Current plans for this property include general maintenance and upgrades to prepare it for use as a hospitality venue or similar during the Wyndham Championship and as housing during the AJGA Wyndham Invitational in June. This transaction follows the 2017 purchase of the property between East and West Sedgefield Drives which now serves as the tournament’s “Gold Parking” area and Uber pickup/drop off location. “We bought this house to provide room for our PGA TOUR event to grow,” tournament director Mark Brazil said. “Anyone familiar with Sedgefield Country Club knows the Wyndham Championship is somewhat land-locked; we don’t have much space for growth. When opportunities to expand our footprint a little bit present themselves, we need to take a serious look at them. “The property between East and West Sedgefield is a great example; as the Wyndham Championship grows, that parking area becomes more important every year. I expect the house we bought will have a similarly positive affect on our future. With the introduction of the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 in 2019, we have an opportunity to take the Wyndham Championship to the next level, and this type of expansion is part and parcel to the idea of elevating our PGA TOUR event.”

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

What's on eBay? 1995 Kmart Greater Greensboro Open Ticket


2018 Wyndham Championship

Wesley Bryan takes a drop next to the 18th green of the 2018 Wyndham Championship.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sam Snead's Private Collection

In 2004, the ggoblogger had an opportunity to travel up to Sam Snead's home and look at part of his private collection. This is a photo from that trip. I love the fact he displayed his Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic badge along side his Masters badge. Check out the McDonald's badge at the bottom right handed side. With that badge he could eat free at McDonald for life.

Monday, January 14, 2019

What's on eBay? 1972 GGO Program

What's on eBay? 1969 GGO Tickets

Lot of 3 original vintage sticker passes to the 32nd Annual 1969 Greater Greensboro Golf Tournament. Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina. Admit one for Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday. "Peel off and display." Each is unused, and in FINE condition. Back side ad for Caprolan Nylon by Allied Chemical, "participating sponsor of the 1969 GGO." Each measures about 5.25" x 3".

2017 Wyndham Championship Blair O'Neal

2017 Wyndham Championship Blair O'Neal

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

What's on eBay? 1982 GGO Decanter

Greater Greensboro Open GGO DECANTER "THE GREAT WEEK" March 29 - April 4 1982 This decanter looks to be in great shape with no chips or cracks that I can detect. The bottle top and cork are included. It's made of porcelain and measures about 11 1/2 inches tall.