John Q. Hammons, Renaissance Hotel Extend Sponsorship of LPGA Classic

Officials from Octagon and the John Q. Hammons Hotels Classic announced recently that John Q. Hammons and the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center have committed to extend their title sponsorship through the 2006 event with an option to renew through 2009. The John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic returns to Cedar Ridge Country Club, September 12-18.

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Fair Meadows Offers Pipes, Ponies

Pipes and Ponies is the theme for 2005 as Fair Meadows at Tulsa opens its live horse racing season Thursday, June 9 for a summer of speed, speed, speed.

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Little-Known Danny Rennels Wields Power at OSSAA


He is the most powerful man in Oklahoma high school sports.
Yet he is virtually faceless.

He has the final word on all decisions dealing with Oklahoma high schools.

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Jackie Cooper’s Tulsa Cup

He’s at it again. Coach Bill Brogden is recruiting golfers at area clubs and businesses to play in the 20th Annual Tulsa Cup & Mercedes Dealer Championship. The tournament, presented by Jackie Cooper Imports, is June 27 at Cedar Ridge Country Club. Proceeds benefit the University of Tulsa Men’s Golf Program. Teams of eight will compete for the famed Tulsa Cup team award and three individual players will advance to the Mercedes Dealer Championship at LaCosta in November. Cost is $300 per person. Call Brogden at 631.2394

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Golf Made Easy by! is a new, free website that makes it easy to research, contact, book a tee time, and save money at a number of premium Tulsa golf courses. There is no need to go to the phone book and call all over town anymore. Just go to the website, shop the courses and book a time online. also includes the best deals participating clubs have to offer, especially by being a member of’s free e-mail club.

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Union Plans Benefit Golf Tournament

A first annual golf tournament is being planned for June 9, 2005 to benefit the Union Schools Education Foundation. The tournament is slated to be played at Battle Creek Golf Club.

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Tulsa Professional Baseball Enters 100th Year


One wonders if somewhere the ghost of Charley Shaft isn’t smiling.

It was 100 years ago that a group of Tulsa businessmen asked Shaft to go to Kansas City and form a baseball team. Tulsa had just joined the Missouri Valley League, and in those pre-statehood days having a baseball team in your city was considered a value almost on a par with the railroad stopping downtown.

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Kranz Princeton Bound

Holland Hall tight end Zack Kranz has been admitted and has committed to play football at Princeton next fall. Kranz was an integral part of Holland Hall’s two straight appearances in the Southwest Preparatory Championship game. The 6’3” 220-pound Kranz is projected to play tight end at Princeton. He signed his letter of intent in February.

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Iba Awards Dinner Taking Shape

The Rotary Club of Tulsa’s Twelfth Annual Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards. Dinner will be held Monday, June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.

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