July 21, 2010

Halbritter to play in PGA event

Halbritter enters Turning Stone event as pro

By David M. JohnsonRay Halbritter, the head of the Oneida Nation Representative and CEO of Nation Enterprises, announced Tuesday he will compete in the Turning Stone Resort Championship taking place August 5-8.

“It’s just a golfers dream,” Halbritter said of his entry. “I earned that privilege passing my players ability test.”

With the help of golf pro Rick Smith and PGA player Notah Begay III, Halbritter worked on his game then passed a test in Florida that made him eligible to compete in PGA events.

Because he did not play in any tournaments to qualify for the event, Halbritter had to get a sponsor exemption to enter the championship.
And:Another new angle is a partnership with the Buffalo Bills. The NFL team looks to reach a market of fans it did not have access to in the past, according to ex-Bills star Steve Tasker.

“The Bills are interested in regionalizing the franchise,” Tasker said.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Begay as Golf Analyst and 2nd NB3 Challenge Raises $1 Million.

Below:  "Ray Halbritter, Notah Begay III, and Steve Tasker answers question during a press conference about the Turning Stone Resort Championship on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. The Turning Stone Resort Championship will be held August 2-8 2010 at Atunyote Golf Club." (John Haeger)

1 comment:

Rob said...


Halbritter withdraws from Turning Stone Resort Championship field

Many fans were looking forward to seeing him compete in the FedEx Cup event. Others in the golf world heavily criticized him for giving himself an exemption so he could play alonside the pros.