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April 23, 2015, 11:37 am

Greater Gwinnett Championship: All About Golf & Giving Back

The annual Greater Gwinnett Championship wrapped up prematurely on April 19 at the prestigious TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga. This was the third year in a row that we are the presenting sponsor of the PGA Champions Tour event.

April 23_Greater Gwinnett Championship ImageOur global brand ambassador and animated PGA pro, Miguel Angel Jimenez, aimed to defend his title but it was Olin Browne who ultimately took home the top spot and $1.8 million purse. Browne finished 12-under par, setting a new course record, despite inclement weather throughout the week that resulted in the cancellation of the final round.

Fred Funk and Corey Pavin were also on the course alongside a number of local sports celebrities – including Matt Ryan and Steve Bartkowski, the current and former quarterbacks for the Atlanta Falcons; Kevin Butler, the first kicker inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame; and John Smoltz, former pitcher for the Atlanta Braves.

The Greater Gwinnett Championship is more than just a battle on the fairways and greens, however. It’s an opportunity to give back to Gwinnett County and make significant impacts in the community.

  • Proceeds from the event are given to local charities each year. The 2015 benefitting charities were the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.

  • Mexican professional golfer and PGA Champions Tour member Esteban Toledo joined us at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where he autographed toy golf sets, shared a few putting tips and went on-air with THE VOICE at Seacrest Studios, a radio show broadcasted from the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta that gives children an opportunity to learn about the exciting world of radio and TV broadcasting during their hospital stay. We handed out free tickets to the championship for the children and their families to see the golf pros in action.

  • Active and reserve members of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force were at the 16th hole to caddie for – or in some cases, play – alongside the PGA pros. A Patriots’ Outpost with snacks and refreshments was located on the 18th fairway for military members and their families to enjoy.

To hear more about this year’s Greater Gwinnett Championship, check out #GGC2015 on Facebook and Twitter.

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April 22, 2014, 1:43 pm

PGA Champions Tour Returns to Gwinnett

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The Greater Gwinnett Championship returned to Georgia again this year where 81 golf professionals, including Mitsubishi Electric-sponsored Fred Couples, vied for the 2014 title. We sponsored the PGA Champions Tour event for the second year in a row.

World Golf Hall of Fame members and other notable Champions Tour professionals competed for the $1.8 million purse in the 54-hole golf tournament, held from April 14-20 at the prestigious TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga. Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez took the top spot. Jimenez is the 18th player in Champions Tour history to win in his Tour debut and only the third player to have led from start to finish.

The Greater Gwinnett Championship not only brought an exciting event to Gwinnett County for the past two years, but also generated significant charitable and economic impacts in the community. All of the proceeds from the event benefit local charities through the Gwinnett Championship Foundation, Inc. The 2014 benefitting charities include the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation and the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.

Our relationship with professional golf started in 2007 when our parent company, Mitsubishi Electric, first became a PGA Tour sponsor. We became the title sponsor for the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai two years later, so it was a natural next step for our division to sponsor the 2013 Greater Gwinnett Championship. We are pleased to continue our support of the Champions Tour in Gwinnett County – our home for more than 20 years.

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