2008 NCC Held at TPC Sawgrass

2008 December

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2008 CMAA National Club Championship Presented by Cadillac Hosted November 15 -17th at TPC Sawgrass

Alexandria, VA – December 2008 – The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is pleased to report the 6th annual CMAA National Club Championship presented by Cadillac took place on November 15 -17 at TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, home of THE PLAYERS Championship. This year’s tournament brought more than 100 golfers from 18 different states to compete for the right to be National Club Champion. Also, CMAA was pleased to add PGA TOUR Experiences as a valuable member of the management team for the 2008 event.

The format consisted of 54 holes played at scratch over three days. The field played the first round on Pete Dye’s Valley course; rounds two and three 3 were played on the famed Stadium course. An ‘ultimate champion’ category was added to the 2008 tournament, which highlighted the winners of each division – champion, women’s and senior – in a 3-hole playoff. Our three champions were, Andy Cooper from The Woodlands CC in Texas, in the champion division with a score of 2 over par; Mike Booker also from the Woodlands CC in Texas, in the senior division with a score of 4 over par; and Amelia Lewis from San Jose CC in Jacksonville, Florida, in the women’s division with a score of 2 under par. Women’s Champion Amelia Lewis, just 17 years old, stole the show with her amazing 15-foot birdie putt on the Stadium course’s 18th hole to secure her spot as 2008 Ultimate Champion. “That was awesome! It was pretty amazing,” Lewis said. Booker was quick to give Lewis credit. “She’s got a lot of talent,” he said. “She can play.”

With the close of the 2008 event, we are excited to announce that next year’s tournament will be held at TPC Sawgrass on November 8 -11, 2009. Please visit our website to track further details at www.nccgolf.org.

The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs. With close to 7,000 members across all classifications, CMAA manager members run more than 3,000 country, golf, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and military clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote and advance friendly relations among persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to encourage the education and advancement of its members; to assist club officers and members, through their managers, to secure the utmost in efficient and successful operations. CMAA hosts the World Conference on Club Management and Golf Industry Show annually; maintains a highly trafficked Web site — www.cmaa.org — containing club industry resources as well as a section for CMAA members only; researches, writes and develops textbooks, manuals and white papers on club management issues; and is involved in numerous industry-wide initiatives that advance the profession of club management and enrich the lives of its members.

CMAA’s Club Foundation supports the advancement of the club management profession. The Club Foundation sponsors research, funds industry education programs, provides financial assistance to educational institutions and awards scholarships to outstanding students interested in the club management profession. For more information about The Club Foundation, please visit www.clubfoundation.org .

Cadillac is a division of General Motors (NYSE: GM). General Motors, the world's largest vehicle manufacturer, designs, builds and markets cars and trucks worldwide, and has been the global automotive sales leader since 1931. Cadillac products include the CTS sport sedan, SRX luxury utility, STS performance luxury sedan, DTS large luxury sedan, XLR luxury roadster, Escalade full-size SUVs (Escalade, Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT) and the exclusive, high-performance V-Series (CTS-V, STS-V, XLR-V.).

PGA TOUR Experiences
is your premier source for "PGA TOUR" quality golf vacations, TOUR Academy instructional centers, corporate events, and more. It's also your key to getting an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes at top PGA TOUR events. Experiences what it's like to play the best courses, stay at the best places, get the best training, and walk the fairways with your own personal caddie — If it's part of the PGA TOUR, it's part of the PGA TOUR Experiences package.

TPC Sawgrass is the annual site of the Players Championship and home to the PGA Tour. Unlike other major sports, through the TPC Network of Clubs, golf fans can get a taste of what it’s like to live the PGA TOUR experience. Here you can walk the fairways, take in the surroundings and enjoy a level of service and personal attention that is normally reserved for the greatest players in the world.

Links of interest:
CMAA: www.cmaa.org
CMAA National Club Championship: www.nccgolf.org
The Club Foundation: www.clubfoundation.org
Cadillac: www.cadillac.com
TPC Sawgrass: www.tpc.com/sawgrass
PGA Tour Experiences: www.pgatourexperiences.com