The Greenbrier Classic Names Monte Ortel Tournament Director - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

The Greenbrier Classic Names Monte Ortel Tournament Director

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Were the two firefighters at the Tunnel lending a helping hand, or doing something illegal?

    Were the two firefighters at the Tunnel lending a helping hand, or doing something illegal?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:00:46 GMT
    When lending a helping hand, how far is too far? During the tractor trailer fire on Friday, Colin Dunn and Virginia Prince stole an emergency vehicle and drove it through the tunnel. Dunn is a firefighter in Maryland and Prince is a firefighter in Maine.
    When lending a helping hand, how far is too far? During the tractor trailer fire on Friday, Colin Dunn and Virginia Prince stole an emergency vehicle and drove it through the tunnel. Dunn is a firefighter in Maryland and Prince is a firefighter in Maine.
  • Alleged robbery leaves bartender scarred for life

    Alleged robbery leaves bartender scarred for life

    Alleged robbery leaves bartender scarred for life

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:18:38 GMT
    In Summers Countythe Lilly Pad Bar in Hilldale was taken by surprise over the weekend.According to reports, two men allegedly walked into the bar with knives demanding money. Around 1:00AM on Sundaythere were only two people in the entire bar, the bartender and a customer.Two men allegedly came in armed with knives. and tied up the customer and cut his hand.After that, deputies say the robbers took 7-8 thousand dollars from the bar.While this was going on, the bartender says she was cut acros...
    In Summers Countythe Lilly Pad Bar in Hilldale was taken by surprise over the weekend.According to reports, two men allegedly walked into the bar with knives demanding money. Around 1:00AM on Sundaythere were only two people in the entire bar, the bartender and a customer.Two men allegedly came in armed with knives. and tied up the customer and cut his hand.After that, deputies say the robbers took 7-8 thousand dollars from the bar.While this was going on, the bartender says she was cut acros...
  • Will parking be an issue for Saints fans as the State Fair of West Virginia comes to town?

    Will parking be an issue for Saints fans as the State Fair of West Virginia comes to town?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:29:53 GMT
    Local New Orleans Saints fans continue to watch and enjoy their beloved team as they continue to practice in our area. But as the State Fair of West Virginia grows closer and closer, some are concerned if parking will soon be an issue.
    Local New Orleans Saints fans continue to watch and enjoy their beloved team as they continue to practice in our area. But as the State Fair of West Virginia grows closer and closer, some are concerned if parking will soon be an issue.

White Sulphur Springs, WV – Monte Ortel, formerly Assistant Tournament Director for The Greenbrier Classic, has been named Tournament Director for the annual PGA TOUR FedExCup Event, taking place July 1-7 at The Greenbrier, the classic American resort. 

The Greenbrier Classic, which will be played for the fourth consecutive year on The Greenbrier's Old White TPC championship golf course, has received numerous accolades, including the prestigious "Best in Class" award in 2011 from the PGA TOUR.  Ortel has been with The Greenbrier Classic since its inception in 2010, after previous PGA TOUR stints as Operations Manager with the 84 LUMBER Classic in Farmington, PA, from 2004, and as Tournament Operations Manager with the Turning Stone Resort Championship in Verona, NY, from 2007.  Ortel has been involved with 12 professional golf events over the course of his extensive career.

Ortel earned his Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from Washington Adventist University, followed by a Master's Degree in Sport Management from Slippery Rock University.  He now resides in Lewisburg, WV, with his wife, Amber, and two daughters, aged one and three.

"Monte's hard work over the past four years has been an important part of the growth and continued success of The Greenbrier Classic," says Jim Justice, chairman and owner of The Greenbrier.  "We have exciting plans for further development of the tournament as a leader in the community and on the PGA TOUR, and Monte will continue to play a pivotal role in our success."

Tickets to all concerts, three practice rounds and pro-ams, and four competition rounds are available for $199 (concert tickets are not sold separately). Benefactor, Alumni and Clubhouse Badges, which include upgraded access to the golf tournament as well as tickets to all concerts, are available. All badge levels are available for purchase at www.greenbrierclassic.com.

For more information about The Greenbrier Classic, please visit www.greenbrierclassic.com or follow on Twitter at @GBRClassic.  For more information about The Greenbrier, please visit: www.greenbrier.com.

 

ABOUT THE GREENBRIER:

Located in White Sulphur Springs in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778. Known as "America's Resort," it encompasses 6,750 acres of undulating landscape that includes: four golf courses (including the exclusive Greenbrier Sporting Club's private course); a championship indoor and outdoor tennis facility (including five outdoor clay courts and five indoor courts); The Greenbrier Clinic (specializing in executive health); a 40,000-square-foot spa; a mélange of sporting activities; shops; private homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; guests-only casino; and, at its heart, a vast and imposing grand hotel. Purchased in 2009 by West Virginia entrepreneur James C. Justice II, The Greenbrier has undergone a $250+ million restoration and is now home to The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR, FedExCup event, and will soon launch The Greenbrier Medical Institute, a state-of-the-art medical complex on the resort's grounds.