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Faces of Oxford: Larry Britt

PGA to Oxford: A ‘Win-Win-Win’ Accidental golfer Larry Britt turns hobby into a career BY JAKE THOMPSON PHOTO BY BRUCE NEWMAN When he picked up the game in high school, Larry Britt did not fully understand golf.  But, decades later, Britt has helped bring the first PGA tour even to Oxford this April. Britt, the owner of the Country Club of Oxford, has only been in charge of the property for a little over five years and has turned the area located just south of Oxford on Highway 7, into a thriving community. A native of Minter City, Mississippi,...

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Oxford Welcomes the North Mississippi Classic

Oxford Welcomes the North Mississippi Classic The path to the PGA heads for hill country BY JENNA MASON PHOTOS COURTESY OF COUNTRY CLUB OF OXFORD The North Mississippi Classic golf tournament comes to Oxford April 16-22, 2018. Hosted by The Country Club of Oxford, the event brings 156 players to compete for a $550,000 purse. Part of the Web.com Tour, the tournament is the third PGA TOUR-sanctioned event held annually in Mississippi, joining the PGA TOUR’s Sanderson Farms Championship and the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic on PGA TOUR Champions. Mississippi is one of only five states to host an...

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