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Callaway to Sponsor Men?s Collegiate Match Play Championship

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Callaway to Sponsor Men?s Collegiate Match Play Championship

Colonial to host 2006 event

NORMAN, Okla. ? Callaway Golf has agreed to sponsor the men?s collegiate match play championship to be held at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, on Oct. 29-31, 2006. Invitation to the Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play Championship will be based on 2006 Division I national championships finish.


"The Golf Coaches Association of America?s goals and objectives aligned perfectly with Callaway Golf for this collegiate golf event," said Nick Raffaele, VP Sports Marketing for Callaway Golf Company. "When advised of the venues to be played and the competitive format, Callaway Golf felt this paralleled our innovative and passionate position in golf. Colonial Country Club?s history and golf course layout will provide the perfect venue for collegiate golfers to better understand the games traditions and required shot-making skills to be a better golfer. Callaway Golf is very privileged and excited to be associated with this atmosphere around Colonial Country Club, Ben Hogan and college golf."


One of the finest courses in the United States, Colonial has served as host of the Colonial Invitational since 1946 and is the only course to hold a U.S. Open, a Players Championship and an annual PGA Tour event. A 7,054 yard, par 70 layout, Colonial also serves host to The Ben Hogan Award banquet, which is awards annually the top collegiate men?s golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during a 12-month period.


"On behalf of Colonial Country Club, it is truly a privilege to have the opportunity to host the Match Play Championship," said Colonial President Bill Bowers. "We are looking forward to the top 16 teams from the NCAA Championships to perform at Colonial. It is an honor and privilege to be a part of the great game of golf and give the opportunity to these fine, young players to compete at Colonial."

"We couldn?t be happier to have Callaway Golf involved as title sponsor of the collegiate match play championship," said GCAA President Tom Drennan. "With the addition of also playing at one of the game?s most revered venues - Colonial Country Club - it makes one of the most special events in college golf that much better."


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