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The Greatest Year In Golf

2005 marks the 60th anniversary of The Greatest Year In Golf – the year Byron Nelson won 18 PGA tournaments with 11 consecutive victories. His accomplishment ranks among not only the greatest in golf, but also the greatest in sports history.

"Byron Nelson accomplished things on the pro tour that never have been and never will be approached again," said Arnold Palmer.

When asked to rate Nelson's 1945 season, Tiger Woods replied, "Winning 11 in a row ... do you realize how good you have to play? You're going to have one bad week in there, but his bad week he still won by probably, three, four, five shots?" Close. Nelson won by at least two strokes.1

The 2005 EDS Byron Nelson Championship commemorates Nelson's record-setting season of 1945. The world's greatest golfers came to take part in the Championship and to honor his achievement, including the top five professionally ranked players: Tiger Woods, Vijah Singh, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson and Retief Goosen.

To help the Salesmanship Club of Dallas manage and run the Championship, Innovative Way developed an automated volunteer registration system that could be placed on the corporate EDS website, so that volunteer workers can sign up, pick their schedules, and order uniforms online. Leveraging the same technology, Innovative Way developed an automated media registration system, so that journalists from around the world can apply for media credentials online. The two systems eliminated the need for the manual and labor-intensive paper forms, helping to make running and coordinating the Championship easier.

"We are honored to be able to provide our services to EDS and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and to help commemorate Byron Nelson's great achievement," said John Way, president of Innovative Way.

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