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Visitor spending in Augusta expected at about $8 million for July

...believe Nike Peach Jam is unique to the communities on both sides of the river, and we are excited to bring so many elite players, coaches, members of the media and scouts to the area," the director of Nike Elite Youth Basketball, Merl Code...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-06-27/visitor-spe
LPGA Tour event to determine top country in Maryland

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The inaugural International Crown is unique for what it isn't.Thirty-two elite players from eight countries will compete at Caves Valley Golf Club to determine which nation has the best women's players in the world...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-07-23/lpga-tour-event-determine-to
SEC women are back among elite in college basketball

...Caldwell said. "You don't really get a full view of it unless you play in it."What the conference has lacked is the elite player who can carry a team to title contention. The SEC's last first-team Associated Press All-Americans were Tennessee's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-03-27/sec-women-are-back-among-
Brandt Snedeker emerging as an American star

...him in their league. But he's headed in that direction.Snedeker had said a week earlier at the Phoenix Open that elite players are defined by winning, especially majors, and "I haven't done nearly enough of that.""I'm playing great...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2013-02-11/brandt-snedeker-emerging-ame
Anchoring style of putting is banned by golf's governing bodies

...is right for the long-term benefit of the game for all golfers, and we just can't write them for one group of elite players."The new rule does not ban the long putters, only the way they commonly are used. Golfers no longer will be able...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-05-21/anchoring-style-putting-banned-go
Cornhole game is catching on in Augusta

...In game play, cornhole boards should be positioned 27 feet apart, with two designated pitchers boxes on each end.Elite players are always practicing different throws. Depending on the style of bags used, there can be a lot of strategy involved...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2013-07-11/cornhole-game-catching-a
Weir, Mattiace reminisce about Masters playoff

...already won five times on the PGA Tour, was poised to use his first major championship as a springboard to join golf's elite players of that time, such as Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Vijay Singh and Davis Love III. Weir's victory at Augusta...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/weir-mattiace-reminisce-about-masters-play
Golf adopts rule to ban anchored putting stroke

...is right for the long-term benefit of the game for all golfers, and we just can't write them for one group of elite players."The tour said in a statement it would consult with its Player Advisory Council and policy board to determine...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/golf-adopts-rule-ban-anchored-putting-stro
Golf loses a genius of the game

...technology, but maybe something as simple as reducing the number of clubs in the bag from 14 to 11 would require today's elite players to learn how to do more with less the way Ballesteros could.THE FINAL TRIP TO AUGUSTA That singular genius was last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2011-05-07/golf-loses-genius-game
Golf | Scott Michaux | Sports | Scott Michaux
Few capitalize on generous course setup

...banks that surround the back of the tiny tiered green.Friday produced seven scores of triple bogey or worse from some elite players, including Paul Casey, Ian Poulter and Zach Johnson.Love, who is involved in course design himself, believes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2010-06-20/few-capitalize-generous-cour