Central Station – August 2008

Team USA IS Runner-UP In LOO CUP England

The 10th Annual LOO CUP was held this June at Trevose Golf and Country Club near Padstow in Cornwall, England. Team USA was looking for their 9th victory in this the 10th anniversary of what was originally “The Great Pub Challenge” but later re-named The LOO Cup.

Captain John Ufheil had been looking forward for the last year to avenging the Americans’ only previous loss (at Trevose) in 2006 when his father was the captain of the American team. This year became known as the “Ufheil Curse”. With 25 team members representing eight different states, Team USA arrived in London on June 7th and after a six hour bus ride arrived in southwest England to their home at Molesworth Manor which is owned by opponent Geoffrey French who put on a feast for the new arrivals. French also did a masterful job negotiating handicaps and was overheard telling one of his teammates that “he had picked up 35 strokes” for their side. While riding the bus to Molesworth manor, the US team passed the ancient ruins of Stonehenge and this must have had a major affect on their psyche because during the week they played like ancient ruins.

So now the ball beaters from Europe have won 20% of the time and look forward to coming to America to LPGA International in Daytona Beach in May of 2009 to try to improve on this record. Next year’s US Captain Eric Albrecht, who works with the LPGA is already thinking of playing some of the top LPGA members against the Brits – this could become a battle of the sexes as well – a sort of Billie Jean King whipping the arse of Bobby Riggs.

It wasn’t all about the competition as many of the competitors can tell you. What happens at Trevose stays in Trevose. Just ask two of the teammates who shall remain nameless – right Luke and Jim. Some people just don’t need to get up in the middle of the night – to do anything. Food and drink were plentiful as Kevin Bowler of Daytona Beverage made certain that a sufficient supply of Budweiser made it to Trevose. The host team at Trevose made certain that the two team shared many memorable moments with an incredible BBQ at Peter Lloyds and an epicurean delight at Tim Burridge’s restaurant.

Daily excursions were available for Team USA and trips to The Eden Project, the fishing village of Padstow, and other local places of interest, which usually included food, and Budweiser. Yes. Team USA was this year’s runner – up in the LOO Cup. Team Europe was the big time winner in this match play (Ryder Cup type) competition whipping the US 34 ½ to 17 ½. Yes. In this case runner up was also last place. Congrats from the colonies.

Ken Griffey, Sr. to Host Know Your Score: Fight Prostate Cancer Celebrity Golf Tournament and World Amateur Championship 25th Anniversary Gala, Saturday, August 23rd Myrtle Beach, S.C. –

Ken Griffey, Sr. and Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday will host the inaugural Know Your Score: Fight Prostate Cancer Celebrity Golf Tournament and World Amateur Championship 25th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, August 23, 2008, with proceeds to benefit the “Know Your Score: Fight Prostate Cancer” campaign and Zero – the Project to End Prostate Cancer.”

The special day will begin at 8:00 a.m. with an 18- hole celebrity golf tournament at The Long Bay Club in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Each golfer will receive a gift bag, lunch and drinks and prizes will be given to long drive and the closest-to-the pin winners.

After golf, participants will head to The Kingston Plantation in North Myrtle Beach for the World Amateur Championship 25th Anniversary Gala. Held in honor of the silver anniversary of the “World’s Largest Amateur Golf Tournament.” The gala will begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. before the 7:30 p.m. dinner of filet mignon and crab cakes is served. A silent auction will be held after dinner and participants can bid on sports memorabilia during the night. After dinner entertainment includes U “N” I Elegant Jazz and Blues, a performance by Branford Marsalis, a stand-up comedy performance by Henry Cho and a “Locker Room Chat” with Griffey and his celebrity friends, hosted by ESPN personality Mitch Laurance, where guests will have the opportunity to ask questions of some of their favorite celebrities.

Golfers can purchase a foursome in the celebrity golf tournament with eight tickets to the gala with a $1,200 donation to the “Know Your Score: Fight Prostate Cancer” campaign. Participants can also buy a single ticket to the golf tournament and gala for $250 or just partake in the tournament or the gala for $125 each. For more information, visit KnowYourScoreMB.com or call (843) 477-8833, ext. 296.

Bobby Jones Sportswear for Men and Women Arives on Third Street South in Naples, Florida This Fall New York, NY

Bobby Jones, the exclusive menís and womenís apparel and accessories collection is proud to announce the opening of their sixth retail store this fall in Naples, Florida.

Paulette Garafalo, CEO of Bobby Jones, a division of Hickey Freeman says, “We are excited by the opportunity to introduce our classic luxury brand to this vibrant community in the Naples area. The new styles take the Bobby Jones heritage of classic American sportswear and modernize it for the 21st century, for a completely captivating, fresh point of view.”

The sportswear features cutting edge, innovative materials, and sharp, smart styling, giving discerning customers a fashionable look on or off the golf course. The legendary Bobby Jones was the only golfer ever to win the “Grand Slam” of golf, the original designer of the Augusta National and a co-founder of The Masters tournament.

The new 1200 square foot store will be located in the Camargo Building on Third St., just east of 13th Avenue. It is expected to open in early September and will feature brushed nickel fixtures, eco-friendly bamboo flooring and green awning stripe upholstered furniture for an upscale country club look. The Naples location is the sixth Bobby Jones store, with others in Honolulu, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York City.

Retail prices for Bobby Jones products range from $70 for cologne to $1095 for a suede jacket. Bobby Jones is a division of Hickey-Freeman Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Hartmarx Corporation.