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   click here for news archives dated before the items listed below
December 4, 2002

Paradigm Golf Management, LLC took over the reins at The Refuge, an upscale daily fee golf course in Flowood, Mississippi--a fast growing suburb of Jackson.  The course has long been known for its excellent golf course conditioning, being called the "Best Purely Public Golf Course in Mississippi."  Paradigm has put into place an aggressive marketing and promotions campaign aimed at attracting corporate outings, tournaments, and additional annual pass holders.
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February 21, 2003

Paradigm Golf Management, LLC has begun a unique campaign to increase sales of annual passes by offering up to two free SkyGolf GPS SG2 personal digital caddies with the purchase of Premium Annual Passes for a limited time.  Paradigm has also developed an online store to sell the SG2 units nationwide via the Internet.

To read the full press release, click here.

To visit the online store, visit www.skygolfshop.com

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April 12, 2003

Members of the Paradigm Golf Management staff hosted a free golf clinic for junior girls in conjunction with the USGA/LPGA Mary Ann Edge Junior Girls Golf Club of Mississippi.  A number of area golf professional and collegiate golfers pitched in to help these young girls learn the game of golf in a number of stations ranging from putting, shipping, and etiquette to driving and iron play.

To visit the Mississippi Girls Golf web site, click here.

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April 25, 2003

Paradigm Golf Management is helping the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis by sponsoring an Annual Pass to be given away during the "St. Jude Dream Home" telethon on Jackson's (Mississippi) WLBT Channel 3 on Sunday August 17th.  For more information on how you can purchase a chance to win the home and support St. Jude's, click here.
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May 28, 2003

Paradigm Golf Management's Nathan Crace, has been accepted into the Golf Writer's Association of America for his work in his "Lipouts" column, which appears regularly in regional and national golf publications.
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June 2, 2003

The Refuge (a Paradigm Property) hosted another successful Cingular Wireless Junior Golf Day on Monday, June 2, 2003.  Each year, four facilities in the Greater Jackson area host this annual event, attended this year by some 1,100 juniors who were introduced to the game by area golf professionals at no cost to the children.  In fact, 284 juniors participated at The Refuge alone!
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July 10, 2003

The Paradigm Golf Management web site (the one you are currently visiting) was today awarded with a prestigious Golden Web Award for 2003-2004 by the International Association of Webmasters and Designers.   Congratulations to our staff!
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August 17, 2003

Paradigm Golf Management's Nathan Crace, was one of a number of sponsors on-hand at Jackson's WLBT-TV (NBC) to help with the annual St. Jude Dream Home telethon benefiting St. Jude's Research Hospital of Memphis.  Paradigm gave away a year of free golf at The Refuge to one of the more than 6,000 caring individuals who donated $100 each for a ticket on a chance to win a $220,000 dream home.  This year's telethon raised almost $700,000 for the hospital, which provides free care to childhood cancer patients!
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September 22, 2003

Paradigm Golf Management announced today that it has entered into a new contract with the City of Flowood (Mississippi) to continue operating The Refuge, an upscale daily fee course located in the City.  Paradigm assumed operations of the facility in December of 2002, but the new contract extend that arrangement as far as the Fall of 2005.
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October 9, 2003

Paradigm Golf Management's Nathan Crace, spent today participating as a guest lecturer at his alma mater, Mississippi State University.  Crace, who also serves as the lead architect at Watermark Golf, LLC (a sister company of Paradigm), spent almost two hours discussing golf course design theory, his design philosophy, and answering questions from a packed house of professional golf management, agronomy, and landscape architecture students.  He will follow up with another campus visit in November to evaluate the progress of the students' ongoing design projects.
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December 12, 2003

Paradigm Golf Management owner, J. Michelle S. Crace has been nominated for the "Manchester Who's Who in American Business Executives" for her role as owner of Paradigm.
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February 9, 2004

Paradigm Golf Management owner, J. Michelle S. Crace announced today that Paradigm has been certified as a Minority Business (as a Woman owned Business Entity [WBE]) by the Mississippi Development Authority's Minority Business Enterprise Division.
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March 31, 2004

The Refuge (a Paradigm Property) in Flowood, Mississippi will host the St. Jude Dream Home Kickoff Luncheon on April 27, 2004 at The Refuge Clubhouse & Grill.  As will be the case again this year, Paradigm Golf Management donated an Annual Pass that was given away during the 2003 St. Jude Dream Home Telethon, which helped to raise money for the St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis.  If you would like more information on how you can help St. Jude's please visit them via our "Links" page or here: www.stjude.org
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May 31, 2004

Paradigm Golf Management, LLC announced today that May was the second consecutive month that The Refuge has surpassed previous benchmarks for gross revenues and rounds played since opening in October of 1998.  The management attributes the success to its staff, marketing, course conditioning, and the support of the golfers.
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June 18, 2004

Paradigm Golf Management, LLC announced today that Grady Lodes has been hired as the new Head Golf Professional at The Refuge in Flowood, Mississippi.  Lodes had been a golf professional at Oakbourne CC in Lafayette, Louisiana and Northwood CC in Meridian, Mississippi before taking the position at The Refuge.
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August 8, 2004

For the second year in a row, Paradigm Golf Management, LLC participated in the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, benefiting the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  This year's event set a new record for donations with generous viewers pledging nearly one million dollars to the hospital!  Grady Lodes, former head golf professional at The Refuge, was on hand to draw the winner for the annual pass donated by Watermark--a $1,200 value.

For more information on St. Jude's, why it is one of Paradigm's favorite charities, and how you too can help, click on their banner on our Links page.

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January 13, 2005

Watermark Golf Management, LLC has been retained by the "Best New Affordable Public Course in America for 2004" as rated by Golf Digest for marketing consulting services.  Copper Mill Golf Club's (located just north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana) General Manager, Mark Simoneaux, says the club will utilize Paradigm's services for promoting the facility's new award as well as as creation and long-term marketing and promotions strategies.  
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January 21, 2005

Watermark Golf Management was featured in Crittenden's "Golf Business and Real Estate" publication.   Crittenden asked four industry leaders their opinion regarding how golf instructional programs help to increase the prestige and bottom line of their facilities.  Watermark Principal, Nathan Crace, was quoted in Crittenden's "Ask the Experts" section of the publication with his response.  
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February 22, 2005

Watermark Golf Management announced today the hiring of Randy Tupper as Director of Events and Instruction.  A native of Arkansas, Tupper comes to Watermark from Clear Creek Golf Club in Vicksburg, Mississippi, where he served as the Director of Golf for 14 years.  In 1999, Tupper was awarded the coveted PGA Gulf States Section's Teacher of the Year honor.  In 2004, Paradigm's sister company Watermark Golf, LLC/Nathan Crace Design renovated Clear Creek Golf Club's front nine holes and Randy was so impressed with the company's work that he took advantage of the opportunity to join the Watermark team in the late spring of 2005 as the head golf professional at The Refuge in Flowood, Mississippi.  
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November 7, 2005

Watermark Golf Management announced today that it will be undergoing a name change effective January 1, 2006.  The name change is the end result of an ongoing plan to combine the assets of Watermark Golf Management with its sister company, Watermark Golf/Nathan Crace Design.  Paradigm's new name will be Watermark Golf Management, LLC and the legal and ownership structure of the company will remain unchanged, as will management and key personnel.  Work is currently underway to make changes to the web site, marketing materials, and other facets of Watermark that will require the name change.
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January 2006

For the third year, Watermark Golf Management, LLC participated in the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, benefiting the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  This year's event raised almost $800,000 in donations for the hospital!  Nathan Crace was on hand during the telethon to express our support for the hospital and their work and to give away an annual pass to The Refuge donated by Watermark valued at $1,200.

For more information on St. Jude's, why it is one of Watermark's favorite charities, and how you too can help, click on their banner on our Links page.

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September 2007

The City of Flowood, Mississippi and Watermark Golf Management, LLC executed a renewed contract for the management of The Refuge in Flowood.  With the term of the contract, options, and renewals, Watermark and the City have extended their winning relationship for up to an additional seven years. 
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January 2008

The Refuge in Flowood, Mississippi will be celebrating its tenth year of operation in 2008 and Watermark Golf Management, LLC is planning to make 2008 a year to remember for golfers at the "Best Purely Public Course in Mississippi!"  Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. 
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