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Two changes are in store for the Jackson Masters golf tournament, which is now taking entries for the Aug. 13-14 event. For the first time in the tournament’s 68-year history, it will be played at Sharp Park Golf Course. And for the first time since 1967, there will be no cut after the first round. The 36-hole stroke play tournament is open to Jackson County residents who are amateur golfers with a handicap of 8 or less. Entry fee is $50, or $25 for high school students. Entry forms are available at the Country Club of Jackson, Arbor Hills, Cascades and Sharp Park pro shops, and entry can be made on-line above under Tournaments. The entry deadline is 5 p.m. Aug. 9. For more information, contact Dave Gilpin at 688-4046.

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The Jackson Golf Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for its 2016 induction in September. Nominees generally fall into two categories, those with an outstanding playing record and those who have served the game of golf in some capacity. The Hall of Fame committee considers all nominations from past years along with new nominations, and additional information on past nominees is welcome. Nomination letters should include as much information as possible. Letters can be sent to Jackson Golf Hall of Fame, 2800 Fourth St., Jackson MI 49203 and are due by Aug. 5.

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Now on the Jackson Golf website, the tournament schedule for 2016. See "Tournaments" above for a list of the local men's and women's tournaments.

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Recently updated on the "History" link above, the all-time results of the Jackson Masters. You can now view the scores for all tournaments since the Jackson Masters was started in 1949, along with the playing records for everyone who has appeared in the tournament, and all the tournament records. All scores and records are complete for the City Championship and Spring Thaw as well, and research continues on the other tournaments.