The Norman Transcript

Business

September 8, 2013

Three fore 2013

NORMAN — Good things come in threes for the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in 2013.

After hosting the NCAA Women’s Regional golf tournament in May and then the U.S. Amateur Golf Association’s Women’s Public Links championship in June, the course will host the Nike Golf Junior All-Star Invitational on Oct. 11-14.

The invitational event will feature 72 male and female golfers, ages 12 to 16, playing 54 holes during the competition. Those 72 golfers will be bringing parents, grandparents, siblings, coaches and more with them to our city.

Having three such high-profile golf competitions at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club within six months has brought an entirely new group of people to experience Norman for the first time.

The Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau was active in providing service and hospitality for the May and June events. From visible points like serving as timers and providing welcome bags at the course to providing on-site greeting and hospitality at the host hotel, the CVB supported the Jimmie Austin staff with association event requirements for the staff and officials when they are on site before, during and after the competition.

We are making the same kinds of plans for the American Junior Golf Association event in October.

The course is a beauty to behold but the trip to Norman is more than just the experience on the links. Successfully hosting the event requires the support of the Norman community, from the hotel staff to the dining establishments, and most importantly, an army of volunteers.

For those of you who can volunteer a shift or two during the four-day event — and possibly catch a glimpse of the sports future superstars — call the club at (405) 325-6716. 

Stefanie Brickman, CTA, is currently the interim executive director of the Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau. The NCVB exists to promote the city, to attract overnight meeting, convention, sport and tourism business to the community, and to enhance and contribute to the overall identity and economic wellbeing of the city. The vision of the Norman Convention & Visitors Bureau is to be the leader who proactively markets and develops Norman as the preferred destination in Oklahoma.

Stefanie Brickman, CTA, is the interim executive director of the Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Business
  • Ideal Homes to dedicate Oklahoma’s first Home for HOPE

    Ideal Homes dedicated the company’s first Home for HOPE on Wednesday at 13209 SW 5th in Yukon....

    July 27, 2014

  • Todd Lamb to keynote luncheon

    Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb will provide the keynote address at the Norman Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Lunch at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 6 at the National Weather Center. Lamb will speak on state issues that may impact local business and ...

    July 27, 2014

  • Builders Association of South Central Oklahoma learns about storm water proposal

    The Builders Association of South Central Oklahoma invited Norman Public Works Director Shawn O’Leary to talk about the new storm water fee proposal at its luncheon Thursday....

    July 27, 2014

  • Backing up everything, everywhere, not as easy as it should be

    Though we may wish or believe otherwise, computing devices are still somewhat of a hassle to use. Some devices, like Apple’s iPad, come close to being fully realized machines, but even iPads have their clunky side....

    July 27, 2014

  • Is using E10 or ‘pure’ gasoline more economical?

    An analysis by AAA Oklahoma shows that at today’s prices, E10 motor fuel is cheaper to use than 100 percent gasoline, despite the fewer miles per gallon produced by E10, which is a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline....

    July 27, 2014

  • Appellate judge retiring

    The Honorable Charles A. Johnson retired from the Court of Criminal Appeals after 25 years on the bench. Johnson was appointed to the court on Oct. 31, 1989, by Gov. Henry Bellmon to fill the unexpired term of Hez J. Bussey. After 59 ...

    July 27, 2014

  • Candy Basket celebrates 25 years

    Perhaps it’s the chocolate covered blueberries whose deliciousness still lingers. Or maybe it’s the blood orange and wild honey white chocolate ganache that won’t soon be forgotten by your taste buds. At The Candy Basket there is decadence ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Bramlett & Associates adopts new name reflective of business

    Bramlett & Associates Multimedia LLC (Bramlett Multimedia), 215 W. Main St., announced this month that the company will change its name after 12 years in business and will do business as BOLD-Multimedia. The announcement, made first to ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Toothpick holders convention coming to Norman

    Lynne Ryan has been collecting toothpick holders her entire life. “My parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. ‘Bud’ Gibbs started our collection in 1936,” Ryan said. Ryan was born in 1940, and she grew up crawling around toothpick holders, as have ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Protect your online banking, shopping with encryption

    In my free, one-night class called “Fight the Internet Bad Guys and Win,” I teach everyday computer users how to stay out of trouble on the Internet. How to avoid virus infections, how to discern between the genuine and counterfeit, and ...

    July 20, 2014