Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Blue Devils won the Class AAAAAA state championship Monday, adding another win to the high school's 2013 state titles.
Norcross High has earned another state title in sports, and this time it's for boys golf. The Blue Devils won against Peachtree Ridge on Monday in the Class AAAAAA state golf championship at Spring Hill Country Club, according to Gwinnett Prep Sports. The title win was Norcross' fourth this school year. The Blue Devils also won the AAAAAA title in boys basketball, girls basketball and football, which was the first time the team had ever played in the finals. Read more about the golf tournament in the Gwinnett Prep Sports article. See also: Don’t miss any Norcross news. Subscribe to Norcross Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Estaban Toledo is one stroke ahead of four golfers at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth.
Click here for third-round pairings The leaderboard for the Greater Gwinnett Championship had an international flavor after the second round Saturday (April 20) at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth. Mexican Estaban Toledo held a one-stroke lead over a group of four golfers that included Bernhard Langer of Germany and Roger Chapman of England. Toledo is 6-under par after 36 holes. Langer, Chapman and Americans Tom Pernice, Jr. and Mark Calcavecchia are at 5-under. Langer and Jeff Sluman each shot 6-under 66 for Saturday's low round. CLICK HERE FOR SECOND ROUND LEADERBOARD FROM THE GREATER GWINNETT CHAMPIONSHIP Friday's play was suspended until Saturday, when more than half of the field completed the first round before moving on to the second round. …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Mizuno Golf gave brand new golf bags to each team member on the Norcross High team.
The 24-member Blue Devils golf team recently received an unexpected gift - a brand new bag for each golfer this season - thanks to a generous donation by Mizuno Golf. When the season started a few weeks ago Chris Hall, Norcross High's golf coach, began looking into the cost of getting bags for the school's two dozen players. But even discounted, the bags would be around $100 a pop, he estimated. He had a contact at the Mizuno Golf manufacturing plant in Peachtree Corners, Curtis Brown, and decided to place a call. "I called him and said 'I'd really like to get bags for the team, can we work out a deal?'" Hall remembered. Brown, who has a daughter attending NHS, did better than that - he arranged to have Mizuno donate 26 brand new golf bags…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Here's a look back at all the year's greatest sport stories around the Norcross area.
This year was a great year for Norcross sports. Here are some of Patch's top picks for 2012. Norcross High's Football State Championship Win: While this list is in no particular order, the Blue Devils' win of the Class AAAAAA title is definitely at the top. The game against Lovejoy last Saturday was Norcross' first time at the Georgia Dome since the school had a team in 1957, and they came out victorious with a score of 21-14. The Blue Devils' Undefeated Football Streak: Norcross had an undefeated season with 15 games. This and the fact that they won the state finals contributed to Norcross jumping from the No. 8 spot to No. 3 in the Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings. Greater Atlanta Christian Soccer Coach Named Coach of the Year: …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
A news conference with some Champions Tour players is set for October at TPC Sugarloaf.
It's looking more and more like pro golf will tee it up again in Gwinnett in 2013. Gwinnett tourism officials and the PGA Champions Tour have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the prestigious TPC Sugarloaf Course in Duluth. And Gwinnett officials already have acknowledged that they were discussing an event with the PGA Champions Tour for 2013. The invitation for Tuesday's news conference called it an "important announcement" and said that Corey Pavin and Larry Nelson -- both Champions Tour regulars -- would be in attendance. Further details were not available Thursday. In April, Stan Hall of the Gwinnett Sports Commission told Patch, "It would be great to get this tournament here in Gwinnett." The Champions Tour, …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The annual quest for the "Green Jacket" begins on Thursday as the world's best golfers head to Augusta for their chance at golf's ultimate prize.
On Easter Sunday afternoon, golf fans world wide will have their collective eyes glued to the television set to find out which golfer has managed to keep his nerves in check and game from going south during the final round of the 76th Masters Tournament. Played at the famed Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., it is the ultimate dream of every golfer, professional or amateur, to don the Green Jacket after sinking the final putt for the win. There is a lot of money wagered on this four-day match, forget the ultimate prize is nothing more than a rather garish green jacket (oh, and probably $1 million + in prize money). It is the prestige of winning a Masters Championship. So who will win? Bets are favoring Tiger Woods, who finally …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Famed golfer's agent issues statement about event in Johns Creek.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Tiger Woods -- the world's most famous and controversial golfer -- is expected to play in next month's PGA Championship in Johns Creek. Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, said in a PGA Of America-issued statement Friday that Woods would play in the event at the Atlanta Athletic Club if there are "no complications" related to his recent leg injuries. Also, Woods has announced that he is playing in next week's World Golf Championships (Aug. 4-7) in Akron, Ohio. Woods tied for fourth in the 2011 Masters tournament in Augusta but has not played a full schedule since while recovering from leg injuries. The PGA Championship is one of golf's four major tournaments. Woods has won 14 majors, four behind all-time leader Jack Nicklaus. However, Woods has …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The PGA Championship to be played at the Atlanta Athletic Club in August.
For golf enthusiasts it just doesn't get any better -- in just two months 156 of the top professional players will be teeing it up right here in Norcross's back yard to compete in thePGA Championship, golf's fourth and final major of the year. It will be the third time that the Atlanta Athletic Club will hosts the professional tournament. The club is one of only five to host the PGA Championship three or more times. The defending champion, Martin Kaymer from Germany, played the Highlands course for the first time on Monday. And as expected, he found the championship course has been set up to test the best golfers in the world. Winning on this course, said Kaymer, will require precision and sometimes keeping the driver in the bag. "I think …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
For golf history buffs, traveling PGA museum sure to be a big draw. Exhibit opens next Tuesday in Johns Creek.
The PGA Championship returns to the Atlanta Athletic Club for the third time in its now 93 years running. It brings with it to the area some of golf’s most legendary memorabilia—including Tiger Woods’ shoes, Walter Hagen’s walking stick and a straw hat worn by Sam Snead—and acclaimed artifacts—like Jack Nicklaus’ putter that helped him capture the 1980 PGA Championship and Phil Mickelson’s wedge that clinched his victory on the 18th hole in 2005. The PGA Championship History Exhibit open on Tuesday, June 7 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 14 and will be on display in the Johns Creek Welcome Center at Johns Creek Walk, 11030 Medlock Bridge Road, just three miles from the Atlanta Athletic Club. The exhibit is free of charge; operating hours …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
300 volunteer spots remain for PGA Championship in August.
When the 93rd PGA Championship rolls into town Aug. 8-14, the event will depend on support from some 3,500 volunteers. Taking place at the Atlanta Athletic Club, about 300 volunteer spots remain to date. According to Ryan Cannon, open volunteer duties include player transportation, manning the merchandise tent and the leaderboard committee. "We get folks participating who are avid golfers themselves and those who like to be part of big events in town," the championship director said. "We have something for everybody. You can be inside the ropes or inside in the air conditioning — it depends on what you are looking for. We certainly guarantee a good experience." Volunteers will work three or four four-hour shifts for the week and will …