Golf News for Friday, November 5, 2010 | Others

Boxgroove congratulates Rod Spittle, winner of AT&T Championship

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Boxgroove (, an inventive, reliable online network offering golfers the opportunity to play private golf courses of their choosing, extends congratulations to Rod Spittle, a Monday qualifier who defeated Jeff Sluman on the first hole of a playoff to emerge victorious at last week's AT&T Championship at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio. This is the first Champions Tour win for Spittle, director of golf at Little Turtle Golf Club in Westerville, Ohio, a member of the Boxgroove network of golf courses.

"We congratulate Rod on his exciting victory," said McRedmond Morelli, founder and CEO of Boxgroove. "Now golfers at Little Turtle Golf Club, both club members and Boxgroove members, will have the chance to greet a Tour winner."

Spittle, a 55-year-old Canadian who never played the PGA Tour, won the playoff with a 4-foot par putt in the final full-field event of the year, taking home $262,500 and earning some playing privileges for next year.

About Little Turtle Golf Club
Little Turtle Golf Club, just outside Columbus, Ohio, features an 18-hole championship course designed by internationally-renowned golf-course architect Pete Dye. The scenic mature course, which winds quietly through the woods alongside the Big Walnut Creek, is proud to have hosted two USGA Amateur Qualifying Tournaments as well as club programs. In 2008 the club hosted the USGA Junior Amateur Qualifying Tournament. Course record holders include Fred Couples, a multiple winner on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, and Rod Spittle, former Canadian Amateur Champion and now a Champions Tour winner.

"We couldn't be happier for Rod," said Garth Walker, general manager and owner of Little Turtle Golf Club. "He is a fine player and director of golf. What a wonderful accomplishment this win is for him."

About Boxgroove
More than a tee-time aggregator, reciprocal-club network or fractionalized country-club membership, Boxgroove offers players seeking diverse golf experiences the opportunity to forge new golf relationships and play private courses in the United States, which they select from the Boxgroove options. Boxgroove provides members with meaningful opportunities to play private golf clubs around the U.S., a powerful arena for business and social networking, a simple Web-based method of accessing tee times at private golf clubs and a national community that shares passion for the game. For business or vacation travel, or even a weekend away, Boxgroove provides members with the chance to explore appealing golf venues while meeting new players or bringing their own guests.

Designed by private-club members, PGA Golf Professionals and private-club board members, Boxgroove works exclusively with private clubs to strengthen and grow membership, maximize revenue and increase club exposure.

For more information or to become a Boxgroove member, see

Sally J. Sportsman
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