Ledgestone CC set to host Julian Golf Classic

Jeff Julian, from Norwich, VT, takes a shot down the 9th fairway on the second day of the Greater Hartford Open in Cromwell, Conn., Friday, June 21, 2002. Julian had Amyotrophic Lateral Scierosis, also known as Lou Gehrigs disease.

Jeff Julian, from Norwich, VT, takes a shot down the 9th fairway on the second day of the Greater Hartford Open in Cromwell, Conn., Friday, June 21, 2002. Julian had Amyotrophic Lateral Scierosis, also known as Lou Gehrigs disease.

Branson, Mo. – The 10th annual Julian Golf Classic, a fundraiser honoring the late PGA Tour player Jeff Julian, will be held  Sept. 19 at LedgeStone Country Club.

There are five sponsorship levels, ranging from $5,000 for eight players down to $250 for cart sponsors. All proceeds go toward fighting ALS, the disease that claimed Julian’s life in 2004. The family of Julian’s widow, Kim, is from Branson.

For information, visit julianfoundation.org or call Bill Hasler at 417-335-8187.

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Scottsdale, Ariz. – OB Sports launched a free smartphone application that allows users to book tee times and learn more about the 40-plus courses that the company manages around the country. 

The application, available on iPhone and Droid platforms, includes course photo galleries, videos, news feeds, Yelp-powered reviews and tap-to-call functionality to contact the pro shops. It also has maps and information on area attractions.

Separately, OB Sports added The Raven at South Mountain in Phoenix to its management portfolio. Derek Crawford, who previously worked at We-Ko-Pa, is The Raven’s new general manager.

In addition, OB Sports appointed Steve Hupe director of golf at Victory Ranch Club in Park City, Utah. Hupe is a 28-year member of the PGA of America and previously held the same position at Promontory Ranch Club in Park City. 

Visit www.obsports.com. And OB Sports appointed Kurtis Pitcher to be general manager of Somerby Golf Club in Byron, Minn. 

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Notable – Paul Adams was promoted to director of golf operations at Tucker’s Point Club in Bermuda. . . .  Marriott Golf has assumed management of MetroWest Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. . . . Troon Golf was hired to manage The Falls Resort & Golf Club in New Ulm, Texas. Troon also was picked to oversee agronomy and maintenance at Desert Forest Golf Club, a private, member-owned club in Carefree, Ariz. 

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