Sunday, September 23, 2007

A Internationally Covered Event

Of course, NEWSChannel 2 and strive to give you the best coverage of all events in Central New York, including the Turning Stone Resort Championship.

But, to give you an idea of how renown this event is, I did some surfing and looked at all of the organizations all over America covering this event right here in our backyard.

The Associated Press
NBC Sports Sports
CNN Sports / Sports Illustrated /
CBS Sports Line
Fox Sports
The Golf Channel
The New York Times
USA Today
The Canadian Press
Ireland Online
Kansas City Star

The Final Day Well In Progress

As I enter through the main gates in order to traverse the course on the way to the Media Center, I cannot help but notice how extremely beautiful this entire atmosphere is. The course is incredibly well kept, the intricate details of every sign and even how every tent is designed to just make this entire place look classy.

I stop by for a quick snack in the Atunyote Club where the food is absolutely outstanding. Most of it seems to be made up at the Casino's kitchen.

The excitement can definitely be felt in the air as this amazing inaugural tournament comes to close. Check back for more throughout this final day.

Friday, September 21, 2007

LIVE From The Turning Stone Resort Championship

Hello everyone. I am blogging live from the Turning Stone Resort Championship. We are situated in the media center adjacent to the first tee of the course.

We have just finished setting up our station where we will broadcast our Live at Five Newshour and NEWSChannel 2 at 6:00. The team out here includes Kristen Copeland, Matt Lanza, Pat Bailey and Brian Sandler with Dave Streeter, Jenna Devitt, Bob Thomes and myself behind the scenes. Steve McMurray, Bill Worden and the crew are holding down the fort atop Smith Hill.

Right now Steve Flesch is leading the pack with a -13. You can find more results on our leader board.

We will have live reports from here tomorrow and Sunday on Weekend Today and we will air NEWSChannel 2 Weekend at 6:00 on Sunday live from here at Atunyote.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Round One Made For Good Golf

The first round of the Turning Stone Resort Championship is in the books. Over 3500 fans saw some very good golf. Jeff Gove and Chad Campbell posted matching 7-under 65's to lead the field. Steve Flesch, John Senden, Matthew Goggin and Brendon de Jonge are tied for third.
John Rollins, who won the final B.C. Open just over a year ago with a closing 64, shot 67 today.

John Daly withdrew after seven holes, complaining he was ill with the flu.
Look for more great scores in round two as the course is perfect and weather will follow suit.
Brian Sandler will have live reports at noon, five and six tonight and a complete wrap up on Sports Express.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Enjoy The Golf!

It's time to tee it up at Atunyote. As a fan of the sport, you have to make your way out to Turning Stone. The golf course is in unbelieveable condition. Robert Harper, Robert Todd and their staff have done a wonderful job preparing Atunyote. A PGA offical told me that the greens are in the best shape, perhaps the best on tour this year.
Too many sports fans complain there's never any big events to go to in Central New York. Now's the time, no complaints, put on your comfortable shoes, sunscreen and see the pro's play golf.
While you are at it, watch us at night for highlights, or come back to the web,

Monday, September 17, 2007

Schedule of Events

Monday, September 17

9:00 am Gates open
10:00 am The Monday Pro-Am begins at Atunyote GolfClub at Turning Stone (Shotgun Start)PGA TOUR professional practice rounds

Tuesday, September 18
8:00 am Gates open, PGA TOUR professional practice rounds
3:30 pm Junior Golf Exhibition – Practice Range

Wednesday, September 19
7:00 am Gates open
7:10 am The Wednesday Pro-Am at Atunyote Golf Clubat Turning Stone (Morning Flight)
12:10 pm The Wednesday Pro-Am at Atunyote Golf Clubat Turning Stone (Afternoon Flight)

Thursday, September 20
7:00 am Gates open, First round of competition begins
12:00 pm XM Radio Channel 146 coverage begins3:00 pm Golf Channel television coverage begins

Friday, September 21
7:00 am Gates open, Second round of competition begins
12:00 pm XM Radio Channel 146 coverage begins
3:00 pm Golf Channel television coverage begins

Saturday, September 22
8:00 am Gates open, Third round of competition begins
8:30 am The Saturday Pro-Am begins at theShenendoah Golf Club at Turning Stone(Shotgun Start)
12:00 pm XM Radio Channel 146 coverage begins
3:00 pm Golf Channel television coverage begins

Sunday, September 23
8:00 am Gates open, Final round of competition begins
12:00 pm XM Radio Channel 146 coverage begins
3:00 pm Golf Channel television coverage begins6:00 pm Awards Ceremony

Please Note: *Schedule Subject to Change

Tournament Quick Facts

Dates: September 17-23, 2007

Title Sponsor: Turning Stone Resort

Purse: $6.0 million - $1,080,000 winner’s share

Live Broadcasts: The Golf Channel – Thursday through Sunday coverage
XM Radio Channel 146 – Thursday through Sunday coverage

Course Information: Atunyote Golf Club at Turning Stone
Designer: Tom Fazio Par: 72 Yardage: 7,490

Welcome To Our Newest Blog

Hello everyone. Welcome to the newest blog of the family. This one is dedicated to our coverage of the 1st Annual Turning Stone Resort Championship.

Last year, Atunyote had its first chance for a PGA event in which was developed in mere weeks. This time, months of preparation were available and definitely utilized.

Check back on this blog for updates regarding the tournament. On some occasions we will even bring you live updates right from the course. Stay tuned.