IN THE NEWS
By Joe Chemycz PGA TOUR
(BOISE, Idaho) – Luke Guthrie’s homework might be late. The 22-year-old Web.com Tour rookie has been trying to balance a professional golf career while finishing his studies at the University of Illinois where he is 13 credit hours shy of his business degree. Thanks to his effort Sunday, it looks like he’s destined for a long and successful career in the golf business.
Guthrie fired a 6-under 65 in the final round of the Albertsons Boise Open to finish with a tournament-record 22-under total and win for the first time as a pro. The Quincy, Ill., native quickly erased a two-stroke deficit with a par-birdie-eagle start and then slowly pulled away from a packed leaderboard to win by four strokes.
Richard H. Lee (66), Scott Gardiner (69), Steve Wheatcroft (69) and third-round leader Michael Putnam (71) shared second place at 18-under. Tyrone van Aswegen (70) was sixth, five shots back.
September 2012 | READ MORE
By Matt Furber, Sun Valley 360 staff
BOISE, Idaho — Learning to play golf can be a lot like learning to ski. Sometimes you whiff the ball, which can be as embarrassing at the tee as a face plant in front of your ski instructor. But with practice and determination there’s always a chance to improve your score, says Jeff Sanders, a former PGA Tour competitor and the CEO and President of Jeff Sanders Promotions, Inc.
Sanders’ company has been managing charity golf events across the country since 1989, including their hallmark event, the Albertsons Boise Open, an annual internationally televised professional golf event at Boise’s Hillcrest Country Club. One of the longest running stops on the Nationwide Tour, the event has raised some $13 million for dozens of Idaho charities over the past 22 years.
Spring 2012 | READ MORE
Tournament Provides Over $1 Million To Charity Again This Year
Boise, Idaho -– With the culmination of the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft today, Executive Director Jeff Sanders is happy to announce that once again this year, the tournament will provide over one million dollars in charitable contributions. The total amount that will go to charity this year is $1,076,000.
Mike Clawson, President of Albertsons Intermountain West Division said, “In this economy, we are thrilled to be able to provide over one million dollars to charity once again. Thank you to all in the Boise community for making it possible – and to Hillshire Brands and all of the local charities for their hard work in selling tournament tickets as part of the TICKETS Fore CHARITY program. This year’s TICKETS Fore CHARITY program generated over $725,000 for Boise charities. Our vendor partners, local sponsors, media partners, loyal volunteers and golf fans all played key roles in delivering this phenomenal result for charity, and we are grateful to all of them.”
18 September 2011 | READ MORE
RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion Jamie Sadlowski has accepted a sponsor invitation from Albertsons to stay and compete in the 22nd Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft September 15-18 after the Michelob Ultra “Battle of the Big Guns” Shoot-Out on Monday the 12th. During the Monday Shoot-Out, he will compete against John Daly in a head-to-head competition at Hillcrest CC starting at 3 pm. Sadlowski will compete for the YMCA Activate Treasure Valley Campaign and Daly the men’s and women’s golf programs at BSU. He will tee it up on Thursday in the tournament.
6 September 2011 | READ MORE
Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Executive Director Jeff Sanders announced today PGA TOUR legend John Daly has accepted a sponsor’s invitation to play in the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft September 15-18 at Hillcrest Country Club. Daly had previously committed to play on Monday, September 12th at 3 PM in The Michelob Ultra “Battle of the Big Guns” Shoot-Out at Hillcrest in a head-to-head duel with Long Drive King, Canadian Jamie Sadlowski in support of two outstanding Boise organizations. Daly will represent and play for the Boise State University Golf Programs and Sadlowski will do the same for the YMCA Activate Treasure Valley Campaign.
29 August 2011 | READ MORE
On Monday, September 12th the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft will bring back one of the most memorable features of the tournament over the years – the Battle of the Big Guns Michelob Ultra Shoot-Out. The two “big guns” that will duel it out for charity at Hillcrest Country Club are sure to draw a crowd: 5-time PGA TOUR Winner John Daly and World Long Drive Champion Jamie Sadlowski!
22 August 2011 | READ MORE
RELEASE: Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Distributes More than $1 Million to Local Charities
Boise, Idaho — Mike Clawson, Albertsons president, Intermountain West Division, announced today the 2010 Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft generated more than $1 million for charity for the fourth straight year. In all, more than 100 non-profit organizations in the Treasure Valley will benefit from the event. The tournament, an annual event on the PGA TOUR’s Nationwide Tour, has now raised more than $11.8 million for charity in its 21-year history – that’s more money generated for charity than by any other Nationwide Tour event.
2 February 2011 | READ MORE
STORY: Haas Ties Tournament Record at Boise, Secures TOUR Card
By Joe Chemycz, PGA TOUR staff
BOISE, Idaho — Hunter Haas fired a 7-under 64 Sunday to win the Albertsons Boise Open by one stroke and collect his second title of the 2010 Nationwide Tour season. Haas tied the tournament record with his 21-under 263 total to beat 54-hole leader Daniel Summerhays (69) but more importantly assured himself of a trip to the PGA TOUR in 2011.
19 September 2010 | READ MORE
RELEASE: Past Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Champion and PGA TOUR Winner Jason Gore to Tee it up in Boise Next Week
Fan Favorite Will Go for His Seventh Career Nationwide Tour Title
Boise, Idaho – September 10, 2010 – Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Executive Director Jeff Sanders announced today Jason Gore, a past champion of the tournament and a winner on the PGA TOUR, will return to Boise next week for the 2010 event. Gore, who is splitting his time this year between the PGA TOUR and the Nationwide Tour, has been a fan favorite dating back to his first appearance in Boise in 1998.
10 September 2010 | READ MORE
RELEASE: BSU Alum and PGA TOUR Professional Graham DeLaet Joins Field for 2010 Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft
DeLaet Will be among a Host of Players with Local Connections
Boise, Idaho – September 10, 2010 – Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Executive Director Jeff Sanders announced today former Boise State University golfer and current PGA TOUR member Graham DeLaet will be among the field when the 21st annual tournament tees off next week.
10 September 2010 | READ MORE
RELEASE: Primary Beneficiaries Selected for Sept. 13-19 Boise Open Tournament
Plus Two Local Golfers Join the Field
Boise, Idaho – August 23, 2010 – Mike Clawson, president of SUPERVALU’s Albertsons Intermountain West Division, announced today at Hillcrest Country Club the Boise-area charities that will serve as the primary beneficiaries of the 21st annual Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft which is set for September 13-19th at the Hillcrest Country Club. Through an application process, each charity was selected based on its commitment to improving the health and well being of children in the Treasure Valley. As the primary beneficiaries of the 2010 Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft, each organization will receive a grant from the tournament proceeds.
23 August 2010 | READ MORE
RELEASE: BSU Alum and PGA TOUR Professional Troy Merritt Commits to 2010 Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft
Boise, Idaho – August 4, 2010 – Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Executive Director Jeff Sanders announced today Boise State University graduate and current PGA TOUR member Troy Merritt has committed to play in this year’s tournament September 13-19. Merritt is in the midst of an outstanding rookie year on the PGA TOUR with winnings so far of more than $640,000. He’ll be taking advantage of an off week on the TOUR to return to his Boise golf roots.
4 August 2010 | READ MORE
RELEASE: Albertsons and its parent company SUPERVALU Announce Three-Year Partnership Extension for the Albertsons Boise Open Presented by Kraft
Boise, Idaho (January 26, 2010) – Mike Clawson, Albertsons President of the Intermountain West Division, announced today at a news conference that Albertsons and its parent company SUPERVALU will extend the Boise Open golf tournament partnership for three more years beyond this year’s tournament—securing the event through 2013.
26 January 2010 | READ MORE
RELEASE: Albertsons Boise Open sets tournament charity record
BOISE, Idaho (December 16, 2009) — Mike Clawson, Albertsons president, Intermountain West Division, announced Wednesday at a luncheon hosted by Albertsons parent company SUPERVALU at The Boise Centre that donations from the 20th anniversary Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft tournament set a new tournament record, surpassing the MILLION DOLLAR mark again for the third straight year.
16 December 2009 | READ MORE
STORY: Quinn birdies final hole to win Albertsons Boise Open
BOISE, Idaho — There was both good news and bad news for Massachusetts native Fran Quinn as he approached the final green of the 20th Albertsons Boise Open. He and playing partner Blake Adams had been in a duel for much of Sunday’s final round, and they walked up the hill tied for the lead at 13 under.
21 September 2009 | READ MORE