2019 CATEGORY: AMATEUR PLAYER

Mike Booker

Date of Birth *Monday, January 24, 1955

Hometown *Houston, Texas

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Bio *

Mid Am/Senior:
• Winner of a record 10 Texas Golf Association events-including Senior, Mid Am and Mid Am Match Play
• A record Three-time Texas Golf Association A Player of the Year (2012, 2014 & 2015-Senior) 
• Two-time U. S. National Club Champion (2007 & 2008, Senior) 
• Southern Texas PGA Amateur of the Year (2014) 
• Two-time South Texas Player of the Year (STAGA)
• Texas Golf Association South Texas Player of the Year, all ages (2011)
• First/only golfer named Athlete of the Year, Houston Sports News (2002)
• A record 7-Time Houston City Amateur & Senior Amateur Champion in 3 different decades (4 Amateur, 3 Senior championships, ’85-’18)
• GOLFWEEK “Local Legends” Selection-only six golfers were selected nationally (2014)
• Qualified/Competed in 14 USGA events, 5 R&A events-Medalist 6 times (local USGA Qualifiers), “Sweet Sixteen”, U.S. Senior Am (2014), T-12 British Seniors (2017)
• Only player to hold Texas Mid Am, South Texas Match Play and Houston City Amateur titles simultaneously (2002-2003)
• Selected, Texas Shoot Out Team 7 times, three times a player-captain
• Winner of Charlie Coe, Champions Cup (2 times) and Carlton Woods Invitational (4 times, a record) 

College:
• Playing Member, 1977 U. of Houston NCAA National Championship team (1977)
• Selected Associated Press NCAA All-American Team, U. of Houston (1977)
• Selected All Southwest Conference Team, U. of Houston (1977)
• Playing Member Southwest Conference Championship Team (1976, 1977)
• Winner of multiple College Championships. 

High School:
• Semi-Finalist, California State Junior-(1972)
• Member California-CIF All Conference Team (1971 & 1972)
• Winner California State 4-Ball (1972)
• Winner of multiple high school/junior events

Giving Back to the Game:
• 2005: Established Booker Melanoma Research Endowment for UT/MD Anderson to eradicate melanoma. Melanoma kills one person every hour. 2019 Balance = $1,000,000+
• 2016: Underwrote U. of Houston short game facility located @GC of Houston
• 2017: Became a First Tee Trustee

Ed Brooks

Date of Birth *Tuesday, July 19, 1949

Hometown *Fort Worth, TX

Bio *

• Southern Amateur - 1997 - WINNER 
• Texas State Amateur – 1997 - WINNER 
• Texas Senior Amateur – 2017 - WINNER 
• Texas Super Senior Amateur – 2019 - WINNER 
• Men’s West Texas State Amateur - 1995 - WINNER 
• Men’s West Texas State Amateur Super Senior - 2018 - WINNER 
• Harvey Penick Invitation-Austin CC - 1994, 1995,1996,1999 - WINNER 
• Austin City Champion – 1992,1993,1999 - WINNER 
• Texas Senior Pro Open – 1999 - LOW AMATEUR – (Third Overall) 
• Bluebonnet Cup – Austin 1995, 1996, 1999 - WINNER 
• San Antonio Open - 1998,1999 - WINNER 
• Southwestern Nat’l Amateur – 1999 - THIRD 
• Morris Williams Amateur – Austin - 1998,1999 - WINNER 
• Texas Open- Houston -1999 - LOW AMATEUR – (Second Overall) 
• Texas State Father-Son- 1994,1995 - WINNER 
• Nat’l Father-Son Amateur Pinehurst NC -1995 - WINNER 
• Mira Vista GC Championship – 2015 - WINNER 
• Mira Vista GC Senior Championship – 2012,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018 - WINNER 
• Tarleton University 1968,1969,1970,1971 - MVP 
• Selected to US Team – Simon Bolivar World Cup Matches – 1997
• Selected to USGA Nat’l State Team Matches – 1995,1997
• Selected to TGA Texas Cup Matches – 1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999
• Selected to George Hannon Cup Team - Austin – 1997,1998,1999
• Selected to Mid-South Cup Team – 1998
• Qualified for USGA Nat’l Amateur – 1994,1996
• Qualified for USGA Nat’l Mid-Amateur – 1996,1998,1999
• USGA Nat’l Mid-Amateur – 1999 - MEDALIST 
• US Open – Sectional Qualifier – 1994 - MEDALIST 
• Canadian Nat’l Mid-Amateur – 1999 - MEDALIST 
• South Texas PGA - 1996 – AMATUER OF THE YEAR 
• Odessa Quarter Century – 1981,1985 - WINNER
• Odessa CC – 1973,1979 - WINNER 
• Circle C Open – Austin – 1994,1995 - WINNER 
• Trans-Miss – Nat’l Amateur – 1999 - MEDALIST 
• Porter Cup Nat’l Invitational – Niagara Falls, NY – 1999 - EIGHT 
• US Senior Open – 2001 - TOP 25 

Billy Bob Coffey

Date of Birth *Sunday, May 28, 1916

Hometown *Fort Worth, Texas

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Billy Bob Coffey (1916-1996)

Notable Achievements:
• Fort Worth City Amateur Champion, 1936

• Abilene Country Club Invitational, Winner, 1938, Medalist, 1932, 1935, 1938
• San Angelo Country Club Invitational, Winner, 1937

• Lower Rio Grande Valley Champion, 1938

• Biloxi Amateur, Winner, 1938

• Mineral Wells Invitational, Winner, 1939

• Texas PGA Open, Winner, 1938

• River Crest Invitational, Winner, 1938, 1940, 1949, Medalist, 1934

• Texas Amateur Title, 1940, 1941, Runner-up, 1937

• Low Amateur Western Open Champion, River Oaks, Houston 1940

• Qualifier, USGA National Amateur; Portland, Ore. 1937, Glenview, Ill. 1939, Mamaroneck, N.Y. 1940

• Captain Amateur Team-Texas Cup Matches, 1940

• Qualifier, USGA National Open, Fort Worth, 1941

• Singin’ Hills Golf Course Fort Worth, Texas; Developer and Owner, 1961-1973

• Glen Garden Invitational Champion, 1967

• Life Begins at 40 Tournament: Harlingen, Winner, 1974, 1975, Medalist, 1957, 1971, 1972
• Mexican National and International Seniors Title, 1972
• New Mexico-West Texas Seniors, Champion 1978

Interesting Facts:

• 1936 Fort Worth Men’s and Women’s Amateur Titles: Billy Bob Coffey (19) and Aniela Goldthwaite (24), Both were members of River Crest Country Club.

• Billy Bob and Aniela topped that achievement in 1940, when both won, State Amateur Titles

• 1939 Texas PGA Open, Staged in Wichita Falls, was Billy Bob’s Crowning Glory. Only one amateur golfer had ever won; Harry Todd in 1937. In a Dallas Morning News profile, Coffey was touted as a “conditioned little Fort Worth golfer”, who practiced up to five hours a day and turned out the lights at nine o’clock. Columnist Reynolds Smith, a Walker Cup player, called Billy Bob. “Dr. Alden Coffey’s pride and joy.”

• When Coffey died in 1996, Blackie Sherrod, eulogized him as,
“The rancher who once ruled the state’s amateur golfers and later the seniors.”

Richard Ellis

Date of Birth *Saturday, September 11, 1948

Hometown *Plano, Texas

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Bio *

• Texas State Amateur Champion – 1980 (Brookhaven CC) and 1990 (Stonebridge Ranch Dye Course)
• Texas A & M University team member - Southwest Conference Championships 1967 and 1969
• Low Amateur – PGA Tour – Houston Champions International 1970
• Low Scorer Local Qualifying USGA Open Championship 1982, Ft. Worth, TX
• Qualified for USGA Amateur Championships 1993 (Houston Champions) and 1996 (Pumpkin Ridge)
• First Recipient of the David “Spec” Goldman Award - 1990
• Texas Team member multiple Mid-South Cup Matches
• Dallas Morning News Texas Cup Amateur Team Member
• Partnered with Bill Maxwell to win the last Odessa Pro-Am 1969
• Six time Top ‘O Texas Champion (Pampa, Tx.) 1969, 1979-1983
• Winner Champions Cup 1983 and 1984
• Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame – Golf Athlete of the Year 1969 & 1980

Nancy Hager Hale

Date of Birth * Wednesday, September 1, 1948

Hometown * Plano, Texas

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Bio *

• Texas State Amateur Champion – 1980 (Brookhaven CC) and 1990 (Stonebridge Ranch Dye Course)
• Texas A & M University team member - Southwest Conference Championships 1967 and 1969
• Low Amateur – PGA Tour – Houston Champions International 1970
• Low Scorer Local Qualifying USGA Open Championship 1982, Ft. Worth, TX
• Qualified for USGA Amateur Championships 1993 (Houston Champions) and 1996 (Pumpkin Ridge)
• First Recipient of the David “Spec” Goldman Award - 1990
• Texas Team member multiple Mid-South Cup Matches
• Dallas Morning News Texas Cup Amateur Team Member
• Partnered with Bill Maxwell to win the last Odessa Pro-Am 1969
• Six time Top ‘O Texas Champion (Pampa, Tx.) 1969, 1979-1983
• Winner Champions Cup 1983 and 1984
• Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame – Golf Athlete of the Year 1969 & 1980

Wanda Sowell Hendrix

Date of Birth *Friday, May 20, 1938

Hometown *Tyler

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Bio *

Wanda Sowell Hendrix is a lifelong Texan whose many accomplishments in golf are reflective of a passion for the game that began at age 13 in Tyler when her father gave her a set of clubs. In addition to her amateur record listed below, she has been a dedicated teacher of the game for many years like her mentor, the late Harvey Penick.

“I played while at the University of Texas with Barbara Puett and Sandra Haynie and it was Sandra’s dad who suggested I take a lesson from Harvey. Taking that first lesson from him was one of the best days of my life. I followed his methods, instilling a positive attitude to encourage students and through the years, seeing them improve has always been a joy for me.”

Hendrix introduced golf to Tyler High classmates Charles Milstead and Kenneth Talkington, who both went on to quarterback their respective teams at Texas A&M and Texas Tech. At every Tyler High reunion, Talkington always cites Wanda as the BEST ATHLETE of their class.

* Winner of the Southern Golf Association Amateur in 1963
* Winner of Texas State Amateur in 1972 at River Plantation and 1973 at Colonial CC
* Winner of the Texas Publinx Championship in 1960 and 1961
* Winner of the Louisiana State Amateur in 1963
* Winner of the Mississippi State Amateur in 1975
* Runner-up in Texas State Amateur in 1961 and 1963
* Runner-up in Southern Golf Association Amateur in 1972
* Semi-finalist at NCAA tournament in Chapel Hill, NC, in 1959
* Graduated from University of Texas in 1961
* Graduated from Tyler High School in 1956
* Taught at Willow Brook CC in Tyler from 1985 until 2017
* Member of LPGA Teaching Division since 1986

Hank Kuehne

Date of Birth *Thursday, September 11, 1975

Hometown *Dallas, TX

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Bio *

• Inducted into the SMU Athletics Hall of Fame (2018)
• Golf Digest's #1 Ranked Amateur in the World (1999)
• Low Amateur in the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort (1999)
• Member of the U.S. Palmer Cup Team (1999)
• United States Amateur Champion (1998)
• Member of the U.S. Palmer Cup Team (1998)
• Member of the U.S. Men’s World Amateur Team Golf Championship (Eisenhower Trophy) (1998)
• Four time All-American at SMU (1996-1999) 
• Four time All-Conference at SMU (1996-1999)
• Winner of three individual titles at SMU, including the 1996 Southwest Conference Championship (1996-1997)
• Three time member of the Highland Park High School State Championship Golf Team (1991-1993)
• Winner of eight individual titles at Highland Park High School (1990-1994)
• Winner of five American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) individual titles (1988-1992)

Robert McKinney

Date of Birth * Thursday, November 29, 1945

Hometown * Houston, TX

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COMPETITIVE PLAYING HIGHLIGHTS OF ROBERT W. MCKINNEY

Personal

Age: 72
Occupation: Architect
Home Club: Champions Golf Club, Houston, TX, Meadowbrook Farms Golf Course, Katy, TX

Junior Golf

1960 West Texas Junior Championship
1964 Texas/Oklahoma Junior Championship, Runner up 

Collegiate Golf 

1967 – 1968 Southwest Conference Champion 

Amateur Golf 

1963 Nebraska Open – Kearney Country Club, Kearney, NE 
1967 Saltillo Amateur Championship Champion, Saltillo, Coah., Mexico 
1968-1969 West Texas Amateur Champion 
1970 Lubbock City Amateur Champion 
1971 New South Wales Medal Play Champion, New South Wales, Australia 
1983,1986,1989 Harvey Penick Invitational – Austin Country Club, Austin, TX 
1987 Anderson Cup – Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, NY 
1988 Texas 4 Ball Champion 
1996 Texas Mid Amateur Champion 
1999 Texas Amateur Champion 
STPGA Amateur Player of the Year 
City of Houston Amateur Champion 
1999-2008 City of Houston Senior Amateur Champion 
2009 Texas Senior 4 Ball Champion 

Club Championships 

1967-1968 Hillcrest Country Club, Lubbock, TX 
1971 Royal Sydney Golf Club, Rose Bay, New South Wales, Australia 
1976-1980 Kingwood Country Club, Houston, TX 
1992,1994,1999 Champions Golf Club, Houston, TX 
2009,2011,2012 Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club, Katy, TX 

Miscellaneous 

1970 – Present Winner of +30 4 ball competitions in Texas 
1970 – Present Winner of +20 individual championships in Texas 

Publications 

Tips on Golf by Jack Burke, Sr., Biography and teaching of Jack Burke, Sr. Author 
Country Club, A Case Study, Author 
History of Golf Clubhouses, (Article), Author 
Golf Clubhouse Design, Author 
Capture Your Market Share, Article on Outpatient/Ambulatory Care, Author 
Golf Course, A Case Study, Author 

Induction 
Texas Tech University Hall of Fame 
Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 

Co Founder 

Medalist Golf Association 
An Amateur Golf Association founded regionally to support the working Amateur. 

Team Competitions 

Texas Cup 
Amateur Team Selection 
1967, 1996, 1999, 2002 

Mid South Cup Matches 
Texas Team Selection

Randy Sonnier

Date of Birth *Tuesday, November 25, 1947

Hometown *Houston, Texas

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Bio *

Walker Cup 1985
World Amateur Team 1984
Runner Up US Mid Amateur 1984
3 Time Medalist US Mid Amateur
4 Time Semi Finalist US Mid Amateur
Semi Finalist and QuarterFinalist US Amateur
2Time Texas Amateur Champion 
Former Texas Mis Amateur Champion
Trans Mississippi Champion 1992
Pacific Coast Amateur Champion 1991
Azalea Amateur Champion 1985
Stocker Cup Champion 1993
Crump Cup Champion ( Pine Valley ) 1985
Baltusrol Invitational Champion 1985 
Anderson Cup Champion ( Winged Foot ) 1987
2 Time Travis Invitational Champion
2 Time American Amateur Champion 1980, 1981
Low Amateur Memorial Tournament ( Muirfield Village ) 1985

Jack Williams

Date of Birth *Wednesday, September 25, 1929

Hometown *Plainview, Texas

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Bio *

Jack Stone Williams

Jack was born Sept. 25th 1927 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He moved to Plainview with his family in 1929 and lived there until his death in 2004. He started playing golf at age 10 and by the age of 16, he was winning the Championship flight in tournaments including The City Championship which he went on to win 17 times. The Plainview Country Club invitational was renamed in 2000 to The Jack Williams Invitational, now The Jack Williams Memorial.
• 1983 Inductee into the Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame
• Winner of over 110 individual invitational medal and match play tournaments
throughout Texas and New Mexico starting in 1950
• 3-time Champion of the Men’s West Texas Golf Championship (1953, 1957,
1963)
• 3-time Champion of The Tri State Golf Association Championship
• 3-time Champion of The Life Begins At 40 Golf Championship
• 1-time Champion of The Top Of Texas Golf Championship
• 1962 United States Amateur Champion-St. Louis (lost in third round to Harvey
Ward)
• 1960 played in the U.S. Open in Dallas at Northwood Country Club
• 17-time Champion of the Plainview City Championship
• Played on TCU golf team -No.1 player (two second place finishes in the
Southwestern Conference behind the Texas Longhorns)
• Played in several exhibitions with Byron Nelson
• Finished Low Amateur in the only pro tournament he played (Phoenix, Arizona)
• Played on the Texas Cup Amateur Team with Earl Stewart, Raymond Marshall,
John Munn, Don Schumacher, and others.

2019 CATEGORY: PROFESSIONAL PLAYER

K.J. Choi

Date of Birth *Tuesday, May 19, 1970

Hometown *Dallas, TX

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 Born in Wando, KJ Choi is the most prolific golfer from Korea. Currently resides in Southlake, Texas.
 Since turning pro in 1994, has won more than 25 professional golf tournaments worldwide, including eight on the PGA Tour, making him Asia's most successful golfer.
 After establishing his career on the Korean Tour, where he picked up his first professional win in 1995, and the Japan Golf Tour, where he won twice in 1999, KJ secured his PGA Tour membership by finishing T35 at the 1999 Q-School. 
 First Korean to earn a PGA Tour card. In his rookie season, finished 134th on the money list and had to re-qualify, but since permanently moving to Texas in 2001 he has been a consistent performer on the tour. 
 In 2002, became the first Korean to win on the PGA Tour at the Compaq Classic of New Orleans, and followed up with another victory at the Tampa Bay Classic later that year.
 Won the 2003 Linde German Masters, his first win on the European Tour.
 In 2007, won Jack Nicklaus's Memorial Tournament and the inaugural AT&T National hosted by Tiger Woods, which helped him reach the top 10 of the world rankings for the first time. Won the 2008 Sony Open and rose to No.7. In March 2008, reached career-high world No.5.
 Biggest career victory was the 2011 Players Championship.
 Spent 40 weeks in the top-10 of the world rankings
 Member of the International Team in the Presidents Cup as a player in 2003, 2007, 2011 and as an assistant captain in 2017, 2019.
 Head coach for Team Korea at 2016 Rio Olympics, and 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
 Devout Christian and very active with charity work. Has donated much of his money to charity through the K.J. Choi Foundation which he launched in 2007.

Keith Fergus

Date of Birth *Tuesday, March 3, 1959

Hometown *Temple, Texas

Bio *

He started playing golf at age 8. In high school, he played football and basketball but enjoyed practicing golf more than the other sports. He attended and was a member of the golf team at the University of Houston, where he was a 3-time All American and runner-up to Jay Haas at the 1975 NCAA Championship. He turned pro in 1976.
Fergus had his best years on the PGA Tour in the early 1980s. During his PGA career, he had over 40 top-10 finishes and won three events. His best finish in a major was a T-3 at the 1980 U.S. Open; he also had a T-4 at the 1981 PGA Championship. He began using the long putter in 1988. Fergus took a break from the tour in 1988 when he accepted the head golf coaches job at his alma mater, the University of Houston, a position he held until 1994.
Fergus resumed tour play in the mid-1990s on both the Nationwide Tour and, on a limited basis, in PGA Tour events. 

After turning 50 in March 2004, he began play on the Champions Tour. His first win was the 2007 Ginn Championship Hammock Beach Resort, where he became the second player to win on all the PGA Tour sponsored tours (PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and Champions Tour). 
Fergus won the Cap Cana Championship in March 2009 where on Sunday, he shot a five-under-par 67 which included a dramatic holed out eagle 2 on the par 4 17th hole to give him the one stroke victory over Mark O'Meara and Andy Bean. It was his second Champions Tour win.
Fergus has done some course design work and starred in some television commercials. He lives in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing.

Tom Jenkins

Date of Birth *Sunday, December 14, 1947

Hometown *Lakeway Texas

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Bio *

*Born Houston, TX Dec. 14, 1947
*Daughter Melani, 37. Two sons: TJ, 17 and Weston, 15 and three grand children.
*Graduate of Bellaire High School 1966
*Graduate with BBA from the University of Houston 1971
*Member of the U of H golf team 1966-1971
*Member of the NCAA Championship Team 1970 and Team runner-up 1971
*Winner Houston City Amateur Championship 1968
*Qualified for the PGA Tour 1972-1985
*One PGA Tour win at the IVB Philadelphia Golf Classic 1975
*Head golf professional 1987-1989 at Meadowbrook GC, Gainesville, FL
*Helped create The Dave Pelz Short Game School and lead instructor 1981-1990
*Created The Tom Jenkins Short Game School 1992-1997
*Qualified for PGA Tour/Champions Fall of 1997. 
*Gained full exemption status in 1999
*Comeback Player of the Year 1999
*Turned 70 in Dec. and still playing limited number of events on Champions Tour.
*7 Champion Tour Victories:
*1999 Bell Atlantic Classic
*2000 AT&T Canadian Senior Open
*2002 AT&T Canadian Senior Open
*2003 Bruno’s Memorial Classic
*2004 Blue Angels Classic
*2005 Allianz Championship
*2006 SAS Championship
*11th on All Time Champions Tour Money List as of 3-21-18
*Currently single Dad raising two sons and helping boys with high school golf.

Angela Stanford

Date of Birth *Monday, November 28, 1977

Hometown *Saginaw, Texas

Bio *

*4 time City of Fort Worth Champion. 1993-1996
*1996 PING Texas State Junior Champion.
*Won 15 tournaments at Boswell High School, 3 time District Champion, 2 time Regional Champion, 4A State Champion 1996.
*Inducted to the Eagle Mountain Saginaw Hall of Fame 2013.
*Graduated from Texas Christian University in 2000.
*Won 9 college tournaments at TCU.
*4 time All-American at TCU.
*4 time All Western Athletic Conference.
*1997 WAC Freshman of the Year.
*1999 WAC Player of the Year.
*2000 WAC Conference Tournament Champion.
*Inducted into the TCU Hall of Fame 2010.
*Inducted into the Collegiate Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame 2016.
*2000 Futures Tour Tournament Champion.
*Finished 4th at LPGA Qulifying School in 2000.
*95 top ten finishes in LPGA tournaments. 
*2003 ShopRite LPGA Classic Champion.
*2008 Bell Micro LPGA Classic Champion.
*2008 Lorena Ochoa Invitatioanl Champion. (LPGA)
*2009 SBC Open Champion. (LPGA)
*2012 HSBC Women’s Champion. (LPGA)
*2018 Evian Champion. (LPGA Major Championship)
*Played in 6 Solheim Cups. 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015
*Ranks 11th on the LPGA Career Money List.
*Created the Angela Stanford Foundation in 2009 to give students scholarship money who have been affected by cancer.

Jimmy Walker

Date of Birth *Tuesday, January 16, 1979

Hometown *Boerne, Texas

Bio *

• Jimmy Walker is a six time PGA Tour Winner:
• Walker won his first PGA Tour event at the 2013 Frys.com Open, after nine years and 188 PGA Tour starts. 
• Walker opened up 2014 finishing T21 at his first visit to the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. The following week, he earned his second PGA Tour win at the Sony Open in Hawaii. 
• In February 2014, Walker won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
• Walker successfully defended his Sony Open Title in Hawaii in February 2015.
• In March 2015, Walker earned his fifth PGA Tour win and second of the season at the Valero Texas Open.
• Walker won the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club, his first Major.
• Walker was a 2014 and 2015 Ryder Cup Team Member.
• Walker was a 2015 Presidents Cup Team Member. 
• Walker is also an avid astrophotographer; his photos have been featured on Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD).

D.A. Weibring

Date of Birth *Monday, May 25, 1953

Hometown *Quincy, Illinois

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Bio *

• Illinois State University, Bachelor’s in Business Administration
• 40 years: PGA TOUR (26 years) and PGA TOUR Champions (14 years)
• PGA TOUR victories:
o 1979 Ed McMahon- Jaycees Quad Cities Open
o 1987 Beatrice Western Open
o 1991 Hardee’s Golf Classic
o 1995 Quad Cities Classic
o 1996 Cannon Greater Hartford Open
• PGA TOUR Champions victories: 
o 2003 SAS Championship presented by BusinessWeek
o 2004 Allianz Championship
o 2005 Bruno’s Memorial Classic
o 2007 3M Championship
o 2008 Senior Players Championship (Major)
• Major top 10 finishes:
o PGA Tour: 
 Players Championship (2nd)
 British Open (T8)
 Masters (T7)
 U.S. Open (T3)
 PGA Championship (3rd, 4th)
o PGA Tour Champions:
 Senior British Open (5th,6th)
 Traditions (T10, T4, T9, T7, T7)
 U.S. Senior Open (6th, T2, T8, T5)
 Constellation Energy Senior Players (1st, T5)
 Senior PGA Championship (10th) 
• International success:
o Wins in Japan and New Zealand
o 10 top 5 finishes in Costa Rica, New Zealand, Japan, England and Scotland
• 50 top 10s in first 106 tournaments on the PGA Tour Champions. 
• PGA Tour/Champions Tour Board Member/Advisory Board Member for multiple years
• Accolades:
o Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame, 2014
o Illinois Golf Hall of Fame, 2001
o Illinois State University Hall of Fame 
o ISU golf course named “Weibring Golf Club” in 2007
o Quincy Notre Dame High School Hall of Fame
o PGA Tour Co-Come-Back Player of the Year, 1991
• Founder/Chairman of Golf Resources in 1987, now Weibring-Wolfard Golf Design.
o Designed/renovated, managed or provided agronomic consultation on ~100 projects across 25 states and four countries. 
o Byron Nelson was an original founding member and investor in Golf Resources. 
o TPC Deere Run – Illinois 
o Cedar Crest – Texas 
o TPC Las Colinas – Texas
o Gentle Creek – Texas 
o Midland Country Club – Texas
o Amarillo Country Club – Texas 
• Philanthropic endeavors including:
o Byron Nelson Classic Junior Clinic- Founder/Hosted, 23yrs 
o Quincy Illinois Golf Charity event, 25yrs
o ISU Golf fundraiser, 30yrs
o Bishop Lynch Golf tournament, 13yrs

2019 CATEGORY: GOLF PROFESSIONAL / TEACHER

Ed Campbell

Date of Birth *Thursday, May 19, 1938

Hometown *Beaumont, Texas

Bio *

Ed: St. Anthony High School Beaumont: 1956
BBA Lamar University: 1960
Golf:
Class A PGA Member since: 1965

Prof:
1961-1977 Pinewood Country Club, Sour Lake TX
1980-1993 Bayou Din Beaumont Tx
1993-2017 Babe Zaharias Golf Course Port Arthur Tx

Service on STPGA Board of Directors:
1970’s 2 yrs
1980’s 2 yrs
1990’s. 2yrs

Honors and Service:

2001 STPGA Golf Professional of the Year
2002 STPGA Junior Golf Leader of the Year for Eastern Section 

Beaumont Area STPGA Junior Golf Director to present

2015 Received 50 Year PGA member pin
2001 Founder and Director of Southeast TX Junior Golf Tour until present

Directly involved in promotion of Junior Golf in Southeast Tx for over 60 yrs

Married: wife Melissa, daughter Dee Davis, granddaughter Allie Hunt

**Ed is semi-retired and is still at the Babe Zaharias course five mornings a week. 

Tim Cusick

Date of Birth *Wednesday, June 13, 1962

Hometown *Allen, Texas

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Bio *

• Member of Northern Texas PGA Section since 1992
• 2005 to present - Director of Golf Instruction – Four Seasons Club and Resort in Irving, Texas
• Current Radio Co Host of ‘The Pro Shop Golf Show’ 103.3FM ESPN, Sunday’s 9 – 10am
• PGA Member since 1989, Quarter Century Club in 2014
• 2019 - Golf Magazine Top 100 Golf Instructor
• 2018 - PGA Master Professional in Teaching/Coaching
• Monthly Instruction Contributor for Dallas based Avid Golfer from 2002 – 2018. 175 articles.
• Northern Texas Section Teacher of the Year – 2005, 2009, 2015
• Northern Texas Section Horton Smith Award – 2014 and 2018
• Current member of PGA of America National Adjunct Faculty in Teaching/Coaching
• 2018 Northern Texas Section Mentor – Teaching/Coaching
• 2018 Northern Texas Section Awards Committee Member
• 2018 Northern Texas Section Education Committee Member
• 2016 and 2019 – Nominated by NTPGA for National Teacher of the Year
• 2015 – Authored book - ‘The Four Keys to Improve your Game.’
• 2014-2015 – Northern Texas Section Teaching/Coaching Seminar Committee Chairman
• 2012-2013 - Northern Texas Section Teaching/Coaching Seminar Committee member
• Prominent players coached: Bruce Crampton, Michael Allen, Brad Elder, Kris Tschetter, Val Skinner, Sandra Palmer, Hollis Stacy, Kay Cockerill, Trip Kuehne, Hank Kuehne, Kelli Kuehne, Melissa McNamara, Il Hee Lee
• Emily Collins, U. of Oklahoma, 2014 Illinois State Open Champion.
• Kelly Grassel, U. of Florida, 2014 Indiana State Open Champion.
• Anthony Paolucci – 2010 AJGA Player of the Year, 2009 USGA JR Runner Up, 2016 PGA Latin Americas Tour - Argentina Open Champion
• Coached Matt Gilchrest – 2013 AJGA Player of the Year Runner Up
• Coached over 125 junior golfers that have received college scholarships
• 1993 – 1997 – SMU Assistant Men’s Coach 

Cameron Doan

Date of Birth *Monday, April 8, 1968

Hometown *Dallas, Texas

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Bio *

• Head Professional at Preston Trail Golf Club: November 1999 to present
• Head Professional at El Paso Country Club: 1996 to November 1999
• Assistant professional under Bill Eschenbrenner at El Paso Country Club: 1992 to 1995
• Elected to PGA Membership: July 1994

• 7 former assistants are now Head Professionals
• 3 former assistants are Directors of Instruction

• 2018 PGA National Bill Strausbaugh Award
• 2018 El Paso Golf Hall of Fame

• Co-Founder of KidSwing: kids’ golf tournament that benefits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, started in 2002, has raised more than $2 million

Teaching

• Mentored and coached Rich Beem to 3 PGA Tour wins, including 2002 PGA Championship
• “Best Teachers in Texas” Golf Digest: 15 years
• Mentor and coach Jeff Barton, Preston Trail Director of Instruction, 2018 NTPGA Teacher of the Year
• Coached multiple college All-Americans and PGA Professionals

Northern Texas PGA Awards, Service and Playing Record

• 2018 Bill Strausbaugh Award
• 2012 Bill Strausbaugh Award
• 2010 Golf Professional of the Year
• 2008 Player of the Year
• 2003 Teacher of the Year
• 3 former assistants have won NTPGA Assistant Professional of the Year

• Past Tournament committee chairman
• Section Board member

• Qualified for 18 Joe Black Cup Matches 
• Qualified for Byron Nelson Classic 3 times


• Section Victories
o 11 Pro-Assistant Championships
o 3 Western Championships
o 2 Match Play Championships
o 1 NTPGA Championship 
o 1 NTPGA Senior Championship

Sun Country PGA Awards, Service and Playing Record

• Player of the Year: 1996, 1997 & 1998
• Merchandiser of the Year: 1996, 1997 & 1998
• Teacher of the Year: 1997

• Section Board Member

• Section Victories
o 3 Section Championships
o 1 New Mexico Open
o 1 Match Play championship
o 6 other Section Majors

College

• University of Texas at El Paso BBA, Finance 1991
• 1991 Scholar-Athlete of the Year
• 2-time Academic All-American

Bill Dowling

Date of Birth *Thursday, April 12, 1956

Hometown *Springfield, IL

Bio *

Life Member of the PGA of America. 

Member of the Club Management Association of America

Will celebrate 40th year of PGA Membership in December of 2019.

Relocated to Texas from Illinois in 1979 and worked for Club Corp in various roles from 1980 until 1998. 

Roles included were Director of Golf at Brookhaven Country Club and serving as a Regional Golf Operations VP for 23 clubs in the southwest United States. 

Recognized as one of the top teachers in the greater Houston area by the Houston Post.

Taught PGA Tour winners Billy Ray Brown and Trevor Dodds, along with past PGA Tour Members Philip Jonas, JC Anderson and several other domestic and international tour players. 

Held PGA Tour Teaching credentials for over 10 years. 

Reinvigorated the Brookhaven C.C. junior program that produced Matthew Rosenfeld the 2000 US Junior Amateur Champion. 

Served as a member of the PGA Board of Directors for the Southern Texas PGA Section.

In 1986 was named Merchandiser of the Year by the Golf Manufacturer's and Distributors Association.

Has operated Integrity Golf Services a golf management and consulting firm since 1998.

Qualified for the 1989-1990 Ben Hogan event held at Northshore C.C. in Portland, TX

Finished in the top ten of the STPGA Section Championship

Won the 1975 Region VI NJCAA tournament representing Lincolnland Community College

Won the 1975 (what is now the Midwest Athletic Conference) Championship

Won the 1975 Lincoln Trail Invitational

Was a 1974 an All-Conference selection (What is now the Midwest Athletic Conference)

Served for 5 years as Co-Chair of the Children’s Medical Chip Moody Classic, an auction party and golf tournament that raised over $250k annually benefiting Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Bob Elliott

Date of Birth *Saturday, May 17, 1952

Hometown *Dallas, Texas

Recommendation Letter * Link Here

Bio *

Currently Director of Instruction-True North Golf Club, Michigan

• PGA Life Member; Northwood Club Head Golf Professional 1981-2015
• Consultant – PGA Magazine – 2016 to present
• NTPGA Golf Professional of the Year 1993
• Finalist for PGA of America National Professional of the Year 1999
• National District 12 Director of PGA of America 2000-2003
• Twice ran for Secretary of the PGA of America in 2004 & 2006 finishing 2nd & 3rd
• 2016 NTPGA Distinguished Service Award
• 2006 NTPGA Bill Strausbaugh Award
• 1985 & 1989 NTPGA Horton Smith Awards
• 1992 NTPGA Merchandiser of the Year Award – Private
• Mentored 18 Assistants who have held title Head Professional or Director of Golf
• Won 7 NTPGA team major championships and 2001 PGA Professional Championship
• 6th all-time NTPGA point leader for the Texas Joe Black Cup Matches with 4th best winning percentage
• Twice NTPGA Texas Joe Black Cup Captain
• Qualified for 5 Bryon Nelson Classics and 1983 PGA Championship 
• Tournament Chairman of the 1997, 2002, & 2009 Westcott Pro-Am raising $550,000 for NTPGA Junior Foundation
• 1979 – 1995 Co-Chair of Gatlin Brothers Celebrity Golf Tournament raising over $1,000,000 for MDA
• Co-Chair of AJGA Justin Leonard Team Championship from 1997-2006 raising $500,000 in scholarships for NTPGA
• Awarded an Honorary Membership to Northwood Club 2015 
• As PGA Head Professional at Northwood, hosted 4 U.S. Open Sectional qualifiers 2000-2013
• Worked closely from 2005 to 2015 with our Master Golf Course Committee and architect Tripp Davis to bring Northwood’s Golf Course Master Plan to realization; Voted best redo in 2018 
• Accomplished club fitter with all major golf companies
• Learned golf under the legendary Harvey Penick alongside Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite

Dow Finsterwald, Jr.

Date of Birth *Thursday, January 1, 1959

Hometown *Ft. Worth, Texas

Bio *

After being born in 1959 in West Palm Beach Florida to Dow and Linda Finsterwald our family later moved to Colorado Springs Colorado in 1962 where my dad was the Director of Golf at the Broadmoor. I worked for my father with various duties including caddying, working the driving range, and helping guests with their arrivals and departures. After attending Cheyenne Mountain High School I attended college at Arizona State University graduating in 1981. In 1982 I was hired by Oak Tree Country Club as an assistant golf professional where I married Mary Lou Morey. We have two children Dow the third and Katy and have two grandchildren Addison and Madison. As an assistant in Oklahoma City I won the assistants championship in 1986 as well as several one-day assistants’ tournament. In 1987 my life changed dramatically. I was hired by Colonial Country Club as their Head Golf Professional and have served in that capacity to this very day. I have been the host PGA professional for 33 PGA Tour events and one Women’s U.S Open. With 700 golf members at an 18-hole course I was kept very busy throughout the year. I was very fortunate to play in 4 Joe Black Cup matches, as well as winning the Metro Chapter Championship in 1990 and Club Pro Championship in 1991. I also was fortunate to Qualify for the Byron Nelson Championship and play in 3 Colonial National Invitationals. I now consider Texas as my home as well as my children’s and grand children’s and would not want to live anywhere else. I am truly honored to be nominated to be in the Texas Golf Hall of Fame

Gilbert Freeman

Date of Birth *Tuesday, February 22, 1955

Hometown *Garland, Texas

Bio *

Director of Golf Lakewood CC
1994 to present

• 25 years as Director of Golf at Lakewood Country Club
• PGA Class A Member since 1983
• NTPGA Merchandiser of the Year 1990 and 2015
• NTPGA Professional of the Year 2006
• NTPGA service includes 4 years on NTPGA Board as At Large Director and Chapter President. Served on NTPGA Committees including Tournament, Membership and Awards.
• Played on three Joe Black Cup teams
• Along with Darrell Crall and Malcolm Holland, established the Byron Nelson Junior Championship now in its’ 20th year.
• Previous employment includes – 
1988-1993 Head Professional Eldorado Country Club McKinney Texas 
1981-1988 Assistant Golf Professional Dallas Athletic Cub
1981 Assistant Professional Tenison Park
1980 Assistant Professional Northwood Club
• Lakewood has thrived during my tenure with numerous golf course and clubhouse renovations and now the strongest Membership roster in its’ history. I am proud to have been a part of this process. 
• I have taught and studied the golf swing for 39 years and worked with many well known instructors in a continuing effort to help golfers improve their games. Now at Lakewood I use V1 Coaching software and Trackman in teaching a wide range of students. 

Bryan Gathright

Date of Birth *Tuesday, August 19, 1958

Hometown *San Antonio, TX

Recommendation Letter * Link Here

Bio*

*PGA 30 years

*Director of Instruction Cordillera Ranch (present), Oak Hills, LaCantera

*Original Director of Instruction Harvey Penick Golf Academy 1993-95

*Asian Golf Tour 1986

*STPGA Teacher of Year 1997, 2000

*Golf Magazine Top 100 Teachers 2001-Present

*Golf Digest Best Teachers in Texas

*Texas Monthly Top Teachers in Texas

*Co-host weekly radio show "That's Golf" 23 years

*Co-host LaCantera Golf Show 7.5 years

*Appearances on Channel, XM Radio, PGA Tour Radio

*20-Week Series on Golf Channel Asia 2016

*Prominent Pupils: 5 players earned PGA TOUR Card 1st time under my tutelage including:

*Jimmy Walker- 6X PGA TOUR Champion/2016 PGA Championship/Multiple Ryder & Presidents Cups/2004 Nationwide Tour Player of Year 

*Notah Begay - 4X PGA TOUR Champion/2000 President's Cup

*Cameron Beckman - 3X PGA Tour Champion

*David Ogrin- 1996 Texas Open Champion

*Dorothy Delasin- 5X LPGA TOUR Winner/2008 World Cup Champion

*PGA Champion's Tour Players Frank Conner & Ronnie Black

*Toni Hakula-2018/19 PGA LatinoAmerica Tour/ 2018 BUPA Match Play Champion, 2013 British Amateur 2nd

*Tom Moore- 2017-19 PGA LatinoAmerica Tour

*Mitchell Meissner-2018 Texas Amateur Champion, Conference USA Champion, North-South 2nd,
PGA LatinoAmerica Tour/2nd Panama(1st event)

*Mac Meissner-2019 American Athletic Conference Player of Year/2019 American Athletic Conference Champion(-13 Copperhead Innisbrook Broke Bryson Dechambeau's scoring record by 6), 2018 AAC Freshman of Year, 9th US Amateur, 3rd Texas Amateur, 2017 Texas HS record 61(-11), Texas 5A Champion

*Levi Valadez-2017-18 Texas Amateur Runner-up, 2018 Southland Conference 3rd

*Colby Harwell-2014 USGA National Team Champion, Texas Mid-Am Champion 2017-18, 2017 Texas Mid-Am Match Play Champion, 2016 The Devlin & Carlton Woods Champion

*Taught 10 Individual Texas High School Individual Champions

*2018 Taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Finishers in Texas Amateur

*Taught Golf San Antonio Junior Player of Year 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

*Taught over 250 high school golfers who went on to play collegiate golf

Timothy Hobby

Date of Birth *Friday, June 2, 1967

Hometown *Boerne, Texas

Recommendation Letter * Link Here

Bio*

College Golf – Baylor University (1987-90) 
*All-SWC 1990, (4 victories) 
*Honorable Mention All-American 1990 
*1989 US Public Links Champion, Cog Hill GC
* 1989 US Amateur, Sweet 16, Merion 
*1990 Masters participant
*1990 Texas Golfer Magazine Amateur of the Year 

Professional Golf /Club Professional/Golf Coach 
* Prestonwood , Sweetwater , Detroit Golf, Baylor, Sonterra 
* Competed 1995 US Open, Shinnecock Hills 
* Elected PGA Member, April 1996 
* Hired as Baylor University men’s golf coach, June 1996 
* Led Bears to 17 victories in seven seasons and the Big 12 Championship, 2001 
* Coached 2001 Big 12 Champion, Worth Williams
* Coached Four- time All Big 12 and Third Team All American, Jimmy Walker 
* Named All Big 12 Coach of the Year, District 6 Coach of the Year, 2001 
* Led Baylor to Six straight NCAA Regional Appearances and one Top 16 finish 
* Claimed the 1998 and 2001 NTPGA Player of Year Award 
* Competed in two Byron Nelson events during coaching stint at Baylor 
* Hired as Director of Instruction Sonterra, August 2003 
* Since becoming Director of Instruction in 2003, over 60 students have received college golf scholarships
* Harvey Penick Western Chapter Teacher of the Year 2007,2011 
* Harvey Penick Teacher of the Year, Entire section, 2013 
*Co-Captain, Rudy’s I-35 Cup team 
* Levy Cup Team, Southern Texas , 2017 
* Joe Black Cup Team, Southern Texas , 2018 
* Golfreach Ministry – Dick Forester Pro of the Year Award, 2015 
* Winner of 15 North Texas,Southern Texas Major PGA Section Events in the Open and Senior 
Division 
* 2018 Southern Texas Senior Player of the Year Award 
* Inducted into the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame as a Player and Coach, 2018 
* Served on STPGA tournament, awards and sponsorship committees 

Glenn Lee

Date of Birth *Monday, July 2, 1962

Hometown *San Antonio, Texas

Recommendation Letter * Link Here

Bio*

• Native of San Antonio, resided in Texas 1962–2018
• Registered PGA Apprentice 1986
• Elected PGA Membership 1991
• A-13 PGA General Manager 2012
• Elected PGA National Board of Directors, District 12 Director/North Texas, South Texas, Sun Country 2015-2018
 Instrumental in the selection of Frisco becoming the new headquarters for the PGA of America 
and moving PGA Championship to May
• Boardroom Magazine Distinguished Emerald Club of the World 2014–2018
• CMAA 2015
STPGA 
• Horton Smith Award 2015
• Bill Strausbaugh Award 2013
• Golf Professional of the Year 2012
• Golf Professional of the Year–Western Chapter 2011
• Western Chapter Merchandiser of the Year–Resort Club 2009
• Western Chapter Golf Professional of the Year 2008
• Golf Professional of the Year 2005
• Western Chapter Merchandiser of the Year 2000
NTPGA 
• Assistant of the Year 1989
• President of the Assistant’s Association 1988–1989
Service
• Currently hosts Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Open
• Hosted TGA Senior Amateur and TGA Mid-Amateur 
• Opened Jack Nicklaus courses, Flint Rock Falls and Summit Rock 
• Texas Joe Black Cup Captain 2014
• STPGA President 2011–2012
• STPGA Vice President 2009–2010
• George Hannon Foundation Board 2008–2012
• STPGA Secretary 2007–2008
• Established On the Rocks Ladies’ Invitational-Horseshoe Bay 2007; now one of the most prestigious in Texas
• First Tee Board Austin 2006–2009
• ClubCorp National Golf Committee 2003–2007
• PGA Champions Tour FedEx Kinko’s Classic Host Professional 2003–2007
• Tom Kites Kids Classic Committee 1996–2006
• STPGA Western Chapter President 2005 – 2006
• Titleist Leadership Advisory Staff 1999–2018
• Hannon Cup Professional’s Team Captain 2000
• Dallas Morning News Golf Texas course rankings panelist 1998–2018
• PGA Nike Tour Greater Austin Open Host Professional 1997–1998
• National Finals Disney World Oldsmobile Scramble Team 1997
• Cobblestone Golf Group Golf Retail Committee 1995–1999
• MDA The Chili’s/Gatlin Brothers Celebrity Golf Tournament Steering Committee 1985–1997
• NTPGA Apprentice Chairman 1992–1994
• NTPGA Junior Golf Committee, Program Chairman 1992–1994
• GTE/Byron Nelson Junior Golf Clinic–Assistant Golf Professional Coordinator 1993

Ron Miller

Date of Birth *Saturday, July 24, 1948

Hometown *Cedar Park, Texas

Bio*

• 2019 – Certified by PGA.Coach for “American Development Model”
• 2018 – Harvey Penick Teacher of the Year Southern Texas PGA Western Chapter 
• 2014 – Nominated by the Southern Texas PGA for the “National” Player Development Award
• 2014 – Completed Certified U.S. Kids Instructor Program
• 2014 – Completed Certification Eye-Line Golf 4-PE Putting Instruction
• 2013 – Section Winner of South Texas PGA President’s Plaque for Player Development
• 2014 – Completed Certified U.S. Kids Instructor Program
• 2014 – Completed Certification Eye-Line Golf 4-PE Putting Instruction
• 2013 – Section Winner of South Texas PGA President’s Plaque for Player Development
• 2011 – PGA of America, Play Golf America’s Top 100 
Only 1 of 13 Private Facilities Recognized
Only Facility in Texas Recognized
• 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 – US Kids National, Honorable Mention, Junior Golf Instruction
• 2009 Host and Official for the Triton Financial Classic – PGA Champion’s Tour Event
• 2008 Attended First Tee Coaching Certification Seminar, Houston , Texas
• 2007-2008 Nominee Southern Texas PGA Golf Professional of the Year.
• 2006 Southern Texas PGA, Western Chapter Harvey Penick Teacher of the Year
• 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 – Named to the National PGA’s President’s Council on Growing the Game.
• 2004 - 2010 Awarded the PGA President’s Council Award for Commitment to Growing the Game
• Host and Official for the 2003 - 2008 Fedex/KINKO’s PGA Champion’s Tour Event
• 2002 Executive Committee, Austin First Tee Program
• 2001, 2002, 2004 – Southern Texas PGA Junior Golf Leader
• As “Bogey the Clown”, Trick Shot Artist, gave performances at PGA Tour Events with PGA Stars. (1993 & 1999 Colonial National Invitational – 1994-1997 GTE Byron Nelson)
• August, 1995, voted TEXOMA’s Best Golf Instructor by the Wichita Falls Times Record News.
• 1990-1996 Originated and directed the TEXOMA Junior Golf Tour
• Instructor, Fellowship of Christian Athletes National Golf Camps.

Dale Morgan

Date of Birth *Sunday, August 18, 1957

Hometown *Austin, Texas

Recommendation Letter * Link Here

Bio*

1.Began my Teaching career in 1978 at Bryan Municipal Golf Course, giving more that 100 lessons per year and creating a Junior Program for the City of Bryan that consisted of over 40 Juniors per session. Nothing truly unique about this other than we didn't have a Driving Range at the course. Throughout my career I have continued to be very active in creating Junior programs at every facility I have served at.
2. I have been the PGA Head Golf Professional at Austin Country Club for 24 years
3. PGA of America member for 29 years
4. Players that I have taught or instructed Tom Kite, Brian Noonan, Michael Cooper, Matthew Perrine, Courtney McGowan 
President of the Southern Texas Section of the Professional Golfers Association 2005 and 2006.•Vice President of the Southern Texas Section of the Professional Golfers Association of America 2003 to 2004• Secretary of the Southern Texas Section of the PGA 2001 and 2002•Southern Texas PGA Board of Directors 1993 to present •Master Staff Professional with Callaway Golf 2007 to 2009 presently is a Leadership advisory staff member with Titleist and member of the Foot-Joy advisory council• Member PGA National Employment Committee 2008 to 2012• Was appointed to the PGA National Board of Control to serve a four year term by PGA Past President Alan Wronowski. • PGA Golf Professional of the Year 2004 and 2007 for Southern Texas Section• Bill Strausbaugh award winner for (Distinguished service in the field of club relations) 2001,02,03,04,11,14 •Appointed by the national President of the PGA of America to serve as one of four members of the PGA of America Board of Control 2012 to 2016• Horton Smith award winner for Distinguished Service 1998,2016 •Merchandiser of the Year for Public Facilities in 1994• Merchandiser of the Year Private Clubs 2016

Paul K. Levy

Date of Birth *Thursday, September 1, 1960

Hometown *New Orleans, Louisiana

Recommendation Letter * Link Here

Bio*

PAUL K. LEVY, PGA
PGA HONORARY PRESIDENT

• Following a two-year term as the 40th PGA President, 
Paul Levy was named PGA Honorary President. 
He previously served as PGA VP and Secretary.

• Levy was influential in relocating PGA Headquarters to Frisco, Texas. The $550M deal will bring 26 PGA of America championships; approximately 150 jobs; and a new Northern Texas PGA Section Headquarters.

• As PGA President, Levy was committed to enhancing the skills and employment opportunities of PGA Professionals. From 2004-2008, Levy was a PGA Board of Control member and served on several National Committees since the 1990s. From 2007-2012, Levy was on the Southern California PGA Board of Directors.

• He was STPGA President from 1998-2000, and earned the Section’s 2000 Golf Professional of the Year Award. Was named the Section’s: 1992, 1993 and 1998 PGA Junior Golf Leader; 1999 Bill Strausbaugh Award winner; and the 1997 Merchandiser of the Year for Public Facilities. Levy chaired every major Section committee.

• He helped create the STPGA Junior Golf Tour and Little Linksters. Levy also implemented the Section’s GolfPass, generating $2M for the STPGA.

• Levy is President and CEO of PKL Golf Management and Club Services, specializing in operational management and consulting services to the golf and club industry. For over 18 years, he was President of Club Operations and Development for Sunrise Company, with properties in Texas, California, Nevada and Colorado. Additionally, he was CEO and GM at Toscana C.C. in California. 

• From 1999-2004, Levy served as GM and Director of Golf at Royal Oaks C.C., in Houston; and was Senior VP of Club Operations for Sunrise Company (Royal Oaks’ developer). 

• Levy earned PGA Membership in 1986, and served in leadership capacities at the Section and national levels since 1992. 

• A 1983 LSU graduate, Levy played on the Tigers golf team. 

Tom Martty

Date of Birth *Sunday, November 5, 1939

Hometown *Montgomery

Bio*

Professional History
• Assistant Professional – Oakbourne CC 1964 (PGA Tour venue at the time)
• Head Men’s Golf Coach – LSU
• Owner – Briarwood CC 1974 – 1989
• V.P. Billy Casper Management
• President Martty Management 1993-2002
• General Manager/COO – Woodforest 2003-Present
PGA 
• Gulf State Section – Held every officer but turned down Presidency
• Coordinator Business School I
• Education Faculty Speaker – Buy Build or Lease Seminar
• Half Century Member December 2019
Personal Accomplishments
• Gulf States Hall of Fame
• Gulf States PGA Horton Smith Award
• Ran Boston / New York Marathons
Teaching History
• Vaughn Moise – SEC Champion 1970
• 40+ college golfers
• 25+ State Championships
• Jenny Lidback - College Hall of Famer, Major winner LPGA Tour
• Tim Graham - College Hall of Famer, won “Q” School
• Laura Lindsey – Division III National Champion
• Lexi Brooks – Southland Individual Champion
• Krista Newman Manning - 8 time Shady Oaks Club Champion/Texas Women’s Cup Team
• David Ortego – Champion 2016 South Texas Senior, Golf Channel National Senior 
• Hunter Bott – AJGA ranked 4th in Texas 
• Montgomery Team chosen #1 in Houston (all 5 my players)
• Vaughn Moise / Mike Shea – PGA Rules Officials 

Woodforest Achievements During My Tenure 
• #1 Public Course in Texas (2011, 2013)
• #2 Public Course in Houston (2015)
• #1 Public Course in Texas and Houston (2019)
• Construction oversight for Clubhouse (2014) and 5,000 Golf Training Center (2017)
• Golf Events/Tournaments brought to Woodforest
o STPGA State Amateur Qualifier – 2008 & 2009
o STPGA Pro – 2009
o TGA Public Links – 2012
o USGA Amateur Qualifier – 2012
o TGA Senior 4-Ball – 2009
o PGA Southern Texas Section Prestige Tour – 2019
o PGA Champions Tour “Q” School – 2014-2017 & 2019
o Southland Conference Women’s Championship – 2016 & 2017
o PGA Houston Open Monday Qualifier – 2017 & 2018
o PGA Valero Open Pre-Qualifier – 2018 & 2019

Tinsley H. Penick

Date of Birth *Friday, May 27, 1938

Hometown *Austin, TX

Recommendation Letter * Link Here

Bio*

Tinsley Holmes Penick was born in Austin, Texas on May 27, 1938, to his proud parents Harvey and Helen Penick. He attended Robert E. Lee elementary, University Junior High, Travis High and The University of Texas, all the while playing golf while being taught by his father. 

•He used this and a lifelong education from Harvey in his lengthy career as a teaching golf professional, instructing others how to play the difficult game of golf. 

•After his schooling and serving his country in the US Army, Tinsley returned to golf as an assistant in 1965 to Sonny Rhodes at the Huntington Country Club in Huntington, Long Island, New York for two years. 

•He then served at Pinehurst Country Club in Littleton, Colorado for Marion Pfluger

Graham Ross

Date of Birth *Saturday, October 1, 1904

Hometown *Dallas, Texas

Recommendation Letter * Link Here

Bio*

Graham Ross
1904-1969

-Member of PGA 1933

-Head Pro positions
1933-1944 Glen Lakes
1944-1954 DAC-Glen Lakes. (Graham was pro for Dallas Athletic Club and Glen Lakes when they mergered.)
1954-1968 DAC Moved to East Dallas Location and worked along side Ralph Plummer built 36 holes.

-Played on 1933 Texas Cup team that included Nelson and Hogan. (Pros played top Texas Ams.)

-He planted Bent Grass greens at DAC-Glen Lakes in Dallas. They were the first in the Dallas area.

Coach of the 1954 NCAA Championship SMU Mustangs.

Graham Ross and Ross Collins had a golf instruction show on local TV in Dallas in 1954.

-PGA & USGA Service
Sevvired on the USGA committee that brought the 1952 Open to Northwood.
Vice President on the PGA Executive Committee 1950-1952.
Texas Section President of PGA 2 years.
Texas Section "Golf Professional of the Year" 1963.
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He was the driving force that brought the 1963 PGA Championship to Dallas Athletic Club.

He was instrumental in establishing the Texas Turf Association at Texas A&M.

Graham built the first continuous cart paths around 36 holes in this area in 1961.

-Graham began a legacy at DAC for training and moving assistants to the better clubs as head professionals. Ross Collins and George Hannon are members of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. Some other notables are Jerry Andrews, Lafayette Franks, Larry Crummet and John Neese. 35 DAC assistants have become Head Golf Professionals.

-Graham Ross was a complete golf professional. He was a community leader, promoter, innovator, player , teacher and businessman. He was beloved by his members, assistants and other professionals.

Thanks for considering Graham for induction.

Jerry Smith

Date of Birth *Sunday, March 3, 1946

Hometown *Bullard, TX

Recommendation Letter * Link Here

Bio*

• 1965 Team/Individual Champion National Junior College Athletic Association Championship
• 1966 Student Body President, Odessa Junior College
• 1969 Harvey Penick Assistant/Golf Shop Manager
• 1970 Golf Instructor/Assistant, Westchester CC, Harrison, NY
• 1972 Present, PGA Member for 46 years
• 1973 President, Metropolitan Chapter Assistants Association
• 1974 Assistant of the Year, Metropolitan Chapter
• 1976–1997-Head Professional, Lakeside CC, Houston, TX
• 1978 Coordinator, Southern Texas PGA Annual Meeting
• 1978–1981Treasurer, Secretary and President, Gulf Coast Chapter PGA
• 1979- 1987-National PGA Meeting Attendee
• 1980 Chairman, Southern Texas PGA Employment Committee
• 1982 Coordinator, Southern Texas PGA Annual Meeting
• 1982 National PGA Public Relations Committee
• 1982 Runner-up Gulf Coast Southern Texas PGA Championship
• 1982-1986-Treasurer, Secretary, and President Southern Texas PGA
• 1983 Course Record Holder (66), Riverhill CC, Kerrville, TX
• 1983 Instructor, Business School 1
• 1983 Merchandiser of the Year, Southern Texas PGA
• 1984 Course Record Holder (66), Lakeside CC
• 1984 National PGA Boundaries Committee
• 1985 National PGA Merchandising Seminar Instructor
• 19851987-National PGA Education Committee Member 
• 1986 Horton Smith Award Winner, Southern Texas PGA
• 1986-1988-Member of Joe Black Cup Team
• 1986 Professional of the Year, Sothern Texas PGA
• 1986 Responsible for the Creation of PGA of America “National Teacher of the Year Award”
• 1987 National PGA Long-Range Planning Committee Member
• 1987 Tied for 2nd St. Andrews, Scotland Heritage Pro-Am
• 1988 Merchandiser of the Year, Southern Texas PGA
• 1991 Bill Strausbaugh Award Winner, Southern Texas PGA
• 1991 Chairman, Southern Texas PGA Employment Committee
• 1997 Member, Board of Directors Southern Texas PGA
• 1997-2010-Head Professional, Brook Hollow GC, Dallas, TX
• 1999-2010-Member, Texas Golf Association Board
• 2010-Present-TCG Advisor, Assist 7 PGA Professionals with Financial/Retirement Plans
• 2010-Present-Member, Texas Golf Hall of Fame Board
• 2013 Distinguished Service Award, Northern Texas PGA
• 2016-2017-Chairman, Texas Golf Hall of Fame Board
• Attended more than 35 Educational Seminars
• 2017-Present–TCG Advisor to Northern Texas PGA Foundation

2019 CATEGORY: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Byron "Barney" Adams

Date of Birth *Friday, March 24, 1939

Hometown *Marcellus New York (pop 600 then !)

Recommendation Letter * Link Here

Bio *

-Graduated Clarkson University 1962
-After graduation became field engineer Corning Glass 
-Golf club design was always hobby 
-After college held management positions ending up in the Silicon Valley 
-Left CEO position 1984 for Pelz Golf in Abilene TX 
-1988 started Adams Golf in Abilene making and selling my own club designs 
-Company moved to Richardson TX in 1991
-Afternoons and evenings I worked at Hank Haney Golf Ranch as a club fitter 
-Developed my own fitting manual (which was later used by other OEM's)
-Conducted fitting classes for PGA pros who visited to take lessons from Hank 
-Took my fitting system on the road to clubs and resorts for their customers and as a vehicle to sell my designs
-Became intensely aware of the challenge of the long second shot off the fairway and designed a club, Tight Lies, specifically for that environment. It became the largest selling fairway wood in the history of golf
-Expanded Adams Golf line to a complete brand. Company's market success led to an IPO in 1998
-Awarded Entrepreneur of the year by Ernst and Young in 1999
-Received Ernie Sabayrac award for Lifetime Contribution by the PGA of America in 2010 
-Helped start two charities: Folds of Honor (with Major Dan Rooney for vets) and The Ryan Foundation (to combat MPS). The Ryan Foundation was featured on 60 min
-In 2011 wrote the "Tour Length Golf" concept showing tees could be re-positioned to create more player enjoyment This was picked up nationally by The PGA of America and the USGA under the name "Tee It Forward." This concept is still viable which I support as a lifetime honorary member of -The PGA of Southern California. Desert Chapter.
-Currently CEO Breakthrough Golf Technology, Richardson, TX scientifically advancing golf shaft stability and performance

Jerry Andrews

Date of Birth *Friday, April 24, 1936

Hometown *Dallas, Texas

Recommendation Letter * Link Here

Bio *

• Starting as a caddy age 13 at Austin Country Club to owning, building and managing golf courses across North Texas, his storied 70-year commitment to golf has spanned a lifetime.
• 1957-1960 Assistant Pro Lions Municipal under Head Pro Tom Pencik
• 1960-1965, Assistant Pro Dallas Athletic Club under Head Golf Pro Graham Ross and was First Assistant when Jack Nicklaus won the 1963 PGA golf tournament.
• 1965-1967 First Head Pro Preston Trails 
• Head Golf Pro and Manager LB. Houston Golf Course from 1967-1979 where he also oversaw construction of the course.
• Sent 8 players to South Plains Junior College where they had started a new golf program & players received full golf scholarships. Seven of these players worked in the golf business; 3 are still active in the golf industry
• 1970’s Owner of Top Ten Sales – Munsingwear (Distributor) 
• 1979-1982, Head Golf Pro and Manager Tenison Park Golf Course (36 holes) where he rebuilt 11 greens and turned a six-digit loss to a five-digit gain.
• 1982-2000, Director of Golf Firewheel Golf Park and Head of Golf Department for the City of Garland where he oversaw construction of 63 holes (Texas’ largest golf course operation at one location). He negotiated trade to have Lakes Course built for free. Negotiated land swap to build The Bridges at Firewheel. 
• Owner Shores Country Club, grew membership from 135 to 500-plus.
• Owner Practice Tee & Par 3
• Two-time teacher National PGA Business School, Chapter Officer Northern Texas PGA (1974), and Sectional Officer Northern Texas PGA (1975-1976).
• Inducted into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame (1995); 2000 City of Garland named the Firewheel Golf Park tournament pavilion the Jerry Andrews Tournament Pavilion. Received the Horton Smith Award (NTPGA, 1980) 
• 2001 Distinguished Member Award Northern Texas PGA and is a Half Century and Life Member PGA.

Coley Jordan-Chambless

Date of Birth *Monday, November 24, 1969

Hometown *Richardson, Texas

Recommendation Letter * Link Here

Bio *

PLAYER EXPERIENCE
 Individual Qualifier, UIL State Golf Championship, 1988.
 Qualifier, USGA Junior Girls, USGA Women’s Amateur and the USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur, various years.
 Medalist, Women’s Western Golf Championship, 1987.
 SMU Women’s Golf Team, 1988-1992.
• Most Improved Player, 1991.
• Co-Captain, 1992.
• Southwest Conference Champions, 1992.
• Southwest Conference All-Tournament Team, 1990 & 1992.
 Texas Cup, North Team, 2012.
 Canyon Creek Country Club Women’s Club Champion, 2009-2016 (undefeated).

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
 Senior PGA Reunion Pro-Am, 1986-1989.
 Marilynn Smith Founders Classic, 1987.
 Byron Nelson, 1986-1987.
 NCAA Golf Championship, 1994.
 TOUR Championship, 1997 & 1999.
 First Tee of Dallas, 2017-present.
 Shell Houston Open, 1997-2018 (22 years).
• Media: media guide, media center operations, program and pairings.
• Pro-Am & Sponsor Relationships: sponsor pro shop purchasing, set up and operations.
• Tournament Operations: venue gate operations and other projects as assigned. 
• Difference Maker Award, Houston Golf Association, 2017.
• Difference Maker Award, Shell Houston Open, 2017.

WORK EXPERIENCE/ELECTED OR APPOINTED POSITIONS
 SMU Athletic Council, student-athlete representative appointed by the President of the university.
 Assistant Commissioner, Compliance & Championships, Southwest Conference, 1992-1995. 
• Oversaw Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships.
 Canyon Creek Country Club Board of Governors, 2013-2015.
• Chairperson, 2015.
 Co-Founder/Tournament Director, Kutter Memorial Golf Tournament, 2007-2008.
• Raised more than $30,000 for melanoma research, Kutter children’s college fund.
 Tournament Director, Canyon Creek Country Club Men’s Member- Guest, 2012 & 2013.
 Founder/Tournament Director, Eagles Swings Golf Tournament, benefitting All Saints Catholic School, 2014 & 2015.
• Established tournament while Co-President of school’s Home & School Association 
• Golf tournament proceeds part of over $300,000 raised for the school during 2.5 years as Co-President.

COACHING EXPERIENCE
 Coach, Canyon Creek Country Club, Junior Golf Camps, 1986-1992.
 Volunteer Coach, Advanced Junior Program, Club Corp Family of Clubs, 2009-2011.
 Volunteer Golf Coach, All Saints Catholic School, 2014 – present.

Robert L. Dewar

Date of Birth *Saturday, May 7, 1932

Hometown *San Antonio, Texas

Bio *

• Began golf as teenager under Tod Menefee at SACC. 

• Won Intramural golf at UT Austin for DKE Fraternity 1953-5. 

• Golf club memberships over many years: SACC, Rockaway Hunting Club on Long Island, NY, Presidio GC San Francisco, Brook Hollow GC Dallas, Houston CC, Rockport CC. Club golf champion Rockaway 1960, SACC 1989.

• Played in US Senior Amateur 1987 at Saucon Valley PA. Member US Seniors Golf Assn 1989-present, was membership chairman over 11 central states for 10 years. 

• Served on Board of Texas Golf Hall of Fame for 3 years and stay active in supporting it's mission. 

• Was active with Bill Bradford starting SA Junior Golf League (SSGL). Bill Rogers and I organized 1st AJGA tournament in San Antonio at SACC. I was Chairman won by Tiger Woods. Mary Carriker has carried on greatly with junior golf in San Antonio. 

• I have been fortunate to be able to have played many of the great golf courses in the US, including Pine Valley, Augusta, Cypress, Seminole, Shinnecock and have also played most of the great ones in Scotland where my wife and I visit each summer. 

• I have also assembled an extensive golf book collection, many of which will one day go to the Museum at Texas Golf Hall of Fame. 

Fin Ewing III

Date of Birth *Monday, July 14, 1958

Hometown *Dallas, Texas

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Bio *

SUMMARY OF EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS / SERVED

• Title Sponsor of the PROJECT SHELTER PRO-AM from 1992 to current
• More than $5M raised for the Genesis Women’s Shelter, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting abused women and children

• Title sponsor of the NTPGA JUNIOR TOUR from 2005 to current
• A 501(c)(3) organization with 4,000 Junior Tour members ages 7-19 who compete in more than 500 junior tournaments annually

• Title sponsor of the EWING CHARITY CLASSIC from 2006 to current
• Supports the NTPGA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization’s growth of the game initiatives including junior golf, scholarships, fellowships, inclusion and military and veterans
• More than $4.1M has been raised 
• Since 2012, I have given away a Mercedes-Benz to a PGA Club Professional who competes in a closest to the hole contest following play

• Title sponsor of the THE CARMEL CUP from 2011 to current
• The 54-hole event played at Pebble Beach includes eight of the best teams in the country and has one of the strongest fields in college golf (officially the strongest in 2019)
• Texas schools who have played include Texas Tech, TCU and Texas A&M
• Players stays at The Lodge, have their own caddie, groups have standard bearers / live scoring etc. 
• I have underwritten 100% of all tournament expenses 

OTHER PHILANTHROPIC EFFORTS / MISCELLANEOUS

Texas Tech and Vanderbilt Universities
• My sons, Finley and Charlie, played collegiately at Texas Tech and Vanderbilt respectively. I helped facilitate fundraising campaigns for both universities to build new state-of-the-art team clubhouses

Other Charitable Golf Support
• Royal Oaks Great 108 (1983-present)
• St. Jude Tournament (1997-present)
• Spike Dykes Tournament (1999-present)
• KidSwing (2009-present)
• Birdies for Kids (2009-present)
• President Bush’s Warrior Open (2012-present)

Miscellaneous 
• Inaugural Honorary PGA Member of the NTPGA
• Life Member and Past Chairman of the Cotton Bowl
• Life Member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas

John Fields

Date of Birth *Saturday, January 10, 1959

Hometown *Austin, Texas

Bio *

Played High School Golf in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Grew up at NMSU Golf Course, under Herb Wimberly, Golf Coach and Golf Pro
Attended the University of New Mexico, 1977-81, Lettered 4 Years, New Mexico Lobo Golf Team
1981 won Sun Country Amateur 
Qualified for the 1983 European PGA Tour, La Manga, Spain
Competed on the 1983 European PGA Tour, 21 tournaments, 9 Countries
Asst Golf Professional, 1984-87, Yuma, AZ
1987 Member of the PGA of America
1987-97, Head Men's Golf Coach University of New Mexico
Raised over $2 Million Dollars for Golf Course Improvements, Annual Budget and Camp Enchantment, a Camp for Kids who have Cancer in New Mexico
Recruited and Coached Tim Herron, Brian Kortan, Sean Murphy (coached only), Kent Jones (coached only), DJ Brigman and Doug LaBelle
1997-Present, Men's Golf Coach, the University of Texas @ Austin
Oversaw the build of the University of Texas Golf Club, the UT Golf Academy and the UT Golf Practice Facility, 2001-Present
17 All Americans
2018 Ben Hogan Award, Masters Low Am, Doug Ghim
2012 Byron Nelson Award, Dylan Frittelli
3 Time Major Champion Jordan Spieth
2017 US Open Low Am Scottie Scheffler
8 Big 12 Championships
5 NCAA Regional Championships
2012 National Championship, Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, CA
2012 Golf Coaches of America Hall of Fame
NCAA National Coach of the Year, 2012 and 2016
Big 12 Coach of the Year 8 times

My walk in golf has included dreams of becoming a Player, making it on the PGA Tour and then helping Youth enjoy opportunities that I did not have. As the old saying goes, be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. I am a PGA Professional, the Golf Coach at the University of Texas, I am living my dream.

Denne H. Freeman

Date of Birth *Monday, November 9, 1936

Hometown *Dallas

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Bio *

. Associated Press Texas Sports Editor for 31 years responsible for all golf events from pro to amateur.
. Covered Masters, U.S Open, PGA and British Opens plus the debut of the Legends of Golf in Austin.
. President of the Texas Golf Writers 1994-95.
. President of Texas Sports Writers Association 1974.
. Lifetime member of the Golf Writers Association of America.
. Exclusive for interview with Ben Hogan in 1971 won AP National writing award.
. Chosen sportswriter of the year by contemporaries in Texas in 1980.
. Currently committee chairman of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco.
. Actively involved in Bob Lilly’s TSHOF charity golf tournament.
. Participated in Babe Zaharias and Super Bowl charity events.
. Won two Headliners Club writing awards and wrote three books, Hook ‘Em Horns, That Good Ole Baylor Line 
and I Remember Tom Landry.
. Voted into the Texas A&M journalism Hall of Fame in 2013.
. On golf team at Woodrow Wilson High in Dallas and learned the game at iconic Tenison Park under the 
famed late Erwin Hardwicke.
. Golf coverage highlights included the 1997 Masters record-shattering victory by Tiger Woods, Ben Crenshaw’s amazing 1995 Masters victory, Arnold Palmer and Lee Trevino’s final British Open round
that same year, Jack Nicklaus ‘ 1982 Colonial win and every round of The Legends of Golf plus Meg Mallon’s U,S. Women’s Open at Colonial in !991.
. Personal highlights include rounds with Byron Nelson (9 holes Par 3; he won); Art Wall, Stan Musial, and Tom 
Landry.

Kate Golden

Date of Birth *Thursday, February 9, 1967

Hometown *Jasper, Texas

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Bio *

1985 Texas State High School Champion
1987 Southwest Conference Individual Champion (3 total collegiate wins at UT Austin)
1980s All Decade Team Southwest Conference
2001 LPGA State Farm Rail Classic Champion (set a tournament record -21)
2010 Started as Interim Head Coach at Florida State for the Spring. Team had 3 wins and finished top
10 at the National Championship
2010 September to June of 2012, Volunteer Coach at UT Austin. Team won the Big XII Championship 2012 Became the Assistant Coach at UT Austin
2017-19 Associate Head Coach at UT Austin. Team has won three straight Big XII Championships and
is currently ranked #2 in the country.

I love coaching and being around golf. Its a game that has given me so much. My father, Joe Bob Golden played collegiately for Harvey Penick and then was his assistant while attending law school at UT. He won the Southwest Conference in 1954.We are the only parent/child combo to win individual titles in Southwest Conference history. It's very special to be a part of Texas golf along with my Dad. I love the game, this State and the people you meet in this game. I would be honored to be in the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. Thank you!

Steven Gribin

Date of Birth *Saturday, April 23, 1949

Hometown *Westlake, Texas

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Bio *

21 years ago, Steven Gribin began hosting, what would become one of America’s “Top” local golf radio shows, The Golfers Home. Gribin received numerous awards the Northern Texas PGA’s Highest Honor, the Bob Galt award for Distinguished Service and PGA of America. Three times, the International Network in Golf awarded him, “Best Golf Radio Show in America”. He also wrote a weekly newsletter that was read by over 52,000 golfers. 
In addition to, The Golfers Home, Gribin hosted Inside Golf, a National Golf Radio show on the ESPN Radio network and was heard on Sirius/XM’s PGA Tour Radio. Although retired, Gribin is still considered one of golf’s top experts and is called upon to give his opinion by a number of Sportstalk Shows.
In December of 2018, Gribin decided to retire from his ownership and hosting of his golf shows.
“It is all about the passion,” says Gribin, “and unconditional love of the game. Of its history, its honor and the amazing parallels to life itself. That is what I tried to bring to each broadcast.” 
“I never thought I could make a living playing the game, but with over 47 years of radio background, I thought I could create an entertaining golf show,” Gribin said. “I also thought the metroplex was in dire need of a ‘real’ golf program.” One important aspect to Gribin’s broadcast was the use of many of the local PGA Professionals. Each week he would as a different Head Pro or local instructor to sit in as guest host.
In his little spare time, Gribin enjoys playing “Mannie” to the 3 children of his best friend, Playing golf, watching movies and being a part of anything UCLA. He resides in Westlake Tx. Gribin has three sons who reside in Southern California 

Bert "Rusty" Herridge II

Date of Birth *Tuesday, June 13, 1950

Hometown *Eastland, Texas

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Bio *

• Graduated: Eastland High School 1968 
• Graduated: Texas A&M University 1972 B.S. in Health and Physical Education Minor in Biology
• Teaching/Coaching/Administrative Career in Texas Public Schools: 1976-2015
• Schools: Ganado H.S. 1976-1982, Leonard H.S. 1982-1983, Montgomery H.S. 1983-2015
• Golf Coaching Accomplishments: National Coach of the Year for Texas 2003, Texas H.S. Coaches Association Achievement Award for Golf, Texas H.S. Girls Coaches Achievement Award for Golf. Coach of the Year Award for Golf presented by Texas High School Golf Coaches Association. 
• Ganado H.S. (‘76-‘82) 13 combined teams participated at the UIL State Tournament. Girls State Champion 1979. Runner-up finishes by girls in 1978 and 1980 Seasons.
• Leonard H.S. (‘82-’83) No golf program. Head Football Coach and Athletic Director.
• Montgomery H.S. (’83-’89) coached football, basketball, track and assisted with golf. 
• Montgomery H.S. (’90-2015) Head Boys and Girls Golf Coach. Implemented the girls program in 1990.
• 43 (19 boys and 24 girls) combined district championships
• 36 regional championship (14 boys and 22 girls)
• 11 UIL Girls State Championships (2001-2012). UIL record 7 in a row State Championships for Girls Golf class 4A from 2001-2007)
• I UIL Boys State Championship (1996)
• 2 Individual UIL State Champions-Girls Golf: Lisa McCloskey (’07-’08) and Hailee Cooper (2015)
• During 30 year head golf coaching career a total of 61 teams (boys and girls combined) participated at the UIL State Golf Championships. 
• Coached PGA Tour Winner Derek Lamely(2010 Puerto Rico Open) and LPGA Tour Player Lisa McCloskey 
• 46 scholarship players (D-1, D-2, D-3, NAIA, NJCAA) coached during 30 year golf coaching career.
• 2015-2019, Instructor at Herridge Golf Academy, Competitors Program, Conroe Country Club
• 2018-2019 P.G.A. Junior League Assistant Coach, Conroe Country Club 

Quinton Johnson

Date of Birth *Wednesday, June 10, 1959

Hometown *Hutto, Texas

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Bio *

Born: November 1, 1930 to Knute and Evelyn Johnson, Hutton, Texas

Personal: Married June 6, 1952 to Martha Haschke; Roland and Karla, children

Education: Texas Lutheran College, General Studies, 1947 - 1949 
Texas A & M College, 1949 - 1952, Major - Agronomy/Turf Grass

Employment: Goldthwaite's, Ft. Worth, Texas - summer, 1950

Goldthwaite's, Houston, Texas - summer, 1951; spring/summer, 1952

United States Army - Staff Sargent, 1952 - 1954 - Photo Interpreter

Goldthwaite's, Ft. Worth, 1954 - 1962 - Irrigation design/sales

City of Ft. Worth, 1962 - 1964 - Golf Course Superintendent - Meadowbrook Golf 
Course - Course reconstruction and maintenance

Brookhaven Country Club, Farmers Branch, Texas, 1964 – 1984 - Head Golf 
Course Superintendent - Maintained 54 hole golf course and provided 
consulting expertise for Club Corporation of America

Club Corporation of America (ClubCorp), 1984 - 1995 - Corporate Purchasing 
Department - Developed golf course equipment purchasing programs

ClubCorp - 1995 – 2005 - Part-time; Provided expertise regarding golf course 
equipment purchasing and golf course construction

Professional: North Texas GCSAA – 1958 - Present; held several offices

Texas Turfgrass Association – 1952 – Present; President, 1972; A.W. Crain Award 
recipient – 1988 

National GCSAA – 1964 – Present; Served on several committees; regular national 
conference speaker

Volunteer: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 1995 - Present- Volunteer; provides 
landscaping for the grounds; built a therapy putting green and tee on the 
hospital grounds

Verne Lundquist

Date of Birth *Wednesday, July 17, 1940

Hometown *Duluth, Minnesota

Bio *

Analyst, GOLF ON CBS

Verne Lundquist joined CBS in 1982 and was a regular on the Network’s golf coverage from 1983-95. He has called the action at Augusta National beginning in 1983 and has called the PGA Championship since 1999, with 2019 marking his 21st year. This year marks his 55th year overall in broadcasting.

During his tenure with CBS, Lundquist has broadcast more than 20 different sports, including lead play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports’ coverage of college football from 2000-16. He served as play-by-play announcer for NCAA basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship for 33 years (1982-95, 1999-2017).

Lundquist was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in 2007. He was honored in May 2016 with the Sports Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Sports Emmy Awards ceremony. Well known in Texas as the long-time radio voice of the Dallas Cowboys (1972-84), he was sports director at WFAA-TV in Dallas for 16 years. Lundquist was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2003. He won seven consecutive Texas Sportscaster of the Year Awards (1977-83). Lundquist was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. It was the first time in the 55-year history of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame that members of the media were inducted. Lundquist was part of the inaugural class along with seven other legendary sportscasters and sports writers. 

Lundquist was the lead announcer for figure skating at the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games and also had extensive involvement in CBS Sports' previous coverage of the NBA. Among the 20 different sports he has broadcast for CBS include track and field, swimming and diving, boxing, volleyball, gymnastics, soccer, weightlifting, free style skiing, archery, horse racing and horse jumping. 

Inez Muhleman

Date of Birth *Sunday, March 6, 1921

Hometown *Donalsonville, Georgia

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Bio *

• Honored by USGA with the 2011 Joe Dey Award, the highest award given to a volunteer for outstanding contributions to the USGA and the game of golf.
• Recognized by USGA with the prestigious Isaac B. Grainger Award after 25 years of dedicated service as a volunteer in 2015.
• Honored as ‘Outstanding Senior Golfer’ for 2004 Father’s Day Classic by the Methodist Retirement Communities. 
• Honored by South Texas Professional Golf Association as “The STPGA Amateur of the Year” for excellence, leadership and overall performance as an amateur golfer in 2003.
• Served as a Rules Official for Texas A&M “Mo” Memorial Tournament and honored with an Award 2001
• Won both club championship and senior women’s club championship at Riverbend CC, Sugar Land.


Service:
• 1980 – 2010, Member of USGA Girls’ Junior Championship Committee. Served at more than 30 consecutive national championships as a Rules Official
• 1987 – 2018, Through financial support from WTGA, TSWGA, Houston Golf
Association, Woman's Golf Charities, and several member clubs of WTGA, have assisted Texas Junior Girls with travel expenses and caddie fees at U. S. Championships. 
• 1985 – 2010, As the Official in Charge, conducted Sectional Qualifiers for numerous USGA Championships. 
• 1981 – 2007, Attended and successfully completed 13 PGA – USGA Rules Workshops, plus two advanced workshops. 
• 1999, Assisted with the West Regional NCAA Finals (Chairman of Rules, course set-up, etc.) 
• Attended several Course and Slope Rating courses conducted by qualified USGA 
instructors. Rated over 60 golf courses as a team member or as a team leader while member of the WTGA Course Rating Committee
• 1972 – 1973 President, Riverbend WGA
• 1978 – 1984 Director, WTGA
• 1982 – 1983 President, WTGA
• 1980 - 2016 USGA Girls’ Junior Championship Committee

Roy Pace

Date of Birth *Friday, June 27, 1941

Hometown *Longview, Texas

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Bio *

* Born Runge, Texas
* Grew up in Longview, Texas
* Graduated from Louisiana Tech with degree in Mechanical Engineering
* Amateur record included 3 individual championships in Gulf State Conference
* Numerous Barbecue tournament wins
* Low amateur in New Orleans Open
* Played on the PGA Tour from 1964 through 1975,winning the Magnolia Classic in 1971
* Also won Connecticut Open twice in 1966-67 and Westchester Open in 1967
* Veteran member of PGA Tour Champions
* Designed Pacer Putters with 5 models, one used by Arnold Palmer
* Authored Target Golf in 1986 -- endorsed by Johnny Miller and others
* Head professional at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien, Connecticut from 1976-1999. 15 assistants became head pros.
* Partner in Pace-Sheftic Golf Schools in Vero Beach, FL, for the past 33 years
* Built and co-owned Alpine Target Golf Center in Longview from 1975-2016
* Founded the First Tee of the Piney Woods in 1996 and served as Executive Director until 2019. Currently the Director of Coaching.
* Have coached many youngsters during high school and college with more than 100 students currently receiving lessons and coaching.
* Designed and constructed 6 "Wee Links" short courses for kids, using artificial turf greens, 8-inch cups and "almost golf balls." This is a great way to introduce the game to kids and courses can be built almost anywhere.
Awards:
Metro NY PGA- Pro of the Year and Teacher of the Year -1971 & 1972
NT PGA- Junior Leader Award – 2006-2011
East Texas PGA- Teacher of the Year and Junior Leader Award – 6 Times
Golf Range of America- Top 50 Instructors in America 2006 thr 2013
US Kids Top 50 Instructor- 2006-2009 
Connecticut State Golf Association- Hall of Fame in 2014 

Dave Pelz

Date of Birth *Sunday, October 8, 1939

Hometown *Austin, TX

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Bio *

Education

- Four-year golf scholarship (BS Physics, Indiana University); 14 years Senior Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Teacher

- Founded Dave Pelz Scoring Game School 1985, Abilene, Texas; headquartered in Austin in 1986. Schools expanded to multiple locations in the U.S., Europe and Mexico.

- Taught 200+ professionals including Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Tom Kite, Steve Elkington, Tom Jenkins, D.A. Weibring, Andy North, Vijay Singh, Payne Stewart, Lee Janzen.

- Senior Advisor, Golf Channel (1995-2010), filmed 100+ half-hour instructional shows.

- Awarded Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teacher Emeritus and World Golf Teacher's Hall of Fame.

- Taught 60+ PGA Education Seminars; speaker at multiple PGA of America and European Teaching and Coaching Summits.

Author

- Seven books: Putt Like the Pros, Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible (NY Times Bestseller), Dave Pelz's Putting Bible, Damage Control, 10 Minutes/Day to Better Putting, Golf Without Fear, Putting Games.

- Short Game and Technical Consultant to Golf Magazine since 1982 (200+ articles, 17 covers including The Robot Stroke, 3x4 Wedge System, Pin In/Out).

Researcher

- Conducted tests studying the game (Dupont World Amateur in conjunction with PGA TOUR Shot Link; PGA TOUR Groove Test; Green Reading). Presented at World Scientific Congress of Golf on five occasions.

Designer

- Ten-hole Dave Pelz Short Course (Club at Cordillera, CO); teaching/practice facilities (Baylor University, University of Arkansas); and what the Wall Street Journal called "World's Best Backyard" at his home in Dripping Springs, Texas.

Creator

- Texas State Putting Championship (1984); World Putting Championship (1996 and 1997).

- Holds 23 U.S. Patents including Teacher Putter; Two-Ball Putter (licensed by Callaway Golf); Quick Change Hosel; Putting Tutor; Progressive Groove Geometry for wedges; Pelzmeter.


He is a golfer, a scientist, and a man who truly loves the game.

Chip Puhl

Date of Birth *Thursday, September 13, 1945

Hometown *San Antonio, Texas

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Bio *

1966-1968 CARPENTER'S PAR-3, San Antonio
Assistant to Ed Carpenter, weekly junior clinics/tournaments.

1980-1982 SAN ANTONIO COUNTRY CLUB
Assistant to Tod Menefee and Chuck Siver. A Hall of Fame course/
Hall of Fame professional.

1987-1993 SAN ANTONIO LIGHT Golf Columnist
Weekly column focused on local golf, local courses and challenging Municipal Golf 
Operations.

1989-1995 INCARNATE WORD COLLEGE Head Coach
I challenged the College to start a golf program. If they funded scholarships, i 
would volunteer as coach. My last team produced 2 doctors and 3 PGA 
professionals.

1994-2008 UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION
Appointed to the National Junior Championship Committee. Conducting a local 36- 
hole qualifier and supporting the annual Championship as a Rules official.

1999-2001 OAK HILLS COUNTRY CLUB
CO-Chairman, 2001 USGA Junior Championship bringing the best 164 junior players 
in the world and their families to San Antonio. Two years working on the bid to host 
and the logistics to make it a success. 

2012-2013 PECAN VALLEY GOLF CLUB
When the planned closure was announced I lead a coalition of city and 
county officials along with homeowners and golfers to save the famous golf course.
With 5,000 signatures in support and favorable articles from Sports 
Illustrated and Golf Week our arguments to City Council were not enough to 
overcome the developers and their lobbyist.

1990-2017 + Founding Member- San Antonio Rules of Golf Group.
+ The First Tee of San Antonio, Golf Rules Education.
+ Ruled Official at many city, state, high school and college tournaments. 
+ Captain, Central Texas Junior Cup Team vs Mexico/Canada taking 12 juniors to 
Mexico City. (2004)
+ Board member, San Antonio Golf Association.
+ Member, Executive Committee, Vantage at The Dominion
+ SA Chamber asked me to travel the St. Louis, Mo. to promote golf to ATT
executives moving home office to SA. (1992)

Mike Ray

Date of Birth *Wednesday, November 4, 1959

Hometown *Borger, Texas

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Bio *

• Executive Director Southern Texas PGA 1987-2017
• Assistant Executive Director HGA – Promoters of Houston’s Tour Event 1987-92
• Head Professional The Woodlands CC 1986-87
• BS, Mathematics and Scholarship Athlete, University of Oklahoma
• Texas HS 4A State Individual Champion 1978
• Established the STPGA as an independent business operation by directing transition of management from the HGA
• Grew STPGA budget from $100,000 and assets of $50,000 to over $4MM in revenues and over $1MM in assets
• Built STPGA Junior Golf Programs into one of the most robust in the country with over 3,400 members, over 400 tournaments and more than 22,000 rounds played annually
• Acquired tax exempt 501(c)(3) status with the creation of the STPGA Foundation, annually securing over $400,000 in fundraising
• Created STPGA Scholarships and awarded close to $1,000,000 to students
• Worked with Texas golf associations in reconstituting the Texas Golf Hall of Fame after 14 years of dormancy
• Served as Golf Consultant during the filming and production of the golf-themed motion picture, Seven Days in Utopia; leveraged relationship to host prescreening events raising funds for the STPGA Foundation
• Supported staff members in advancing professional golf careers numerous former team members serving as PGA Section Executive Directors, Private Club GM, and more
• Negotiated Homesite agreement with Cypresswood GC providing STPGA office space and saving more than $500,000 over 11 years.
• Secured purchase of 6,000 square foot office building for the headquarters of the STPGA including renovation to maximize the functionality and aesthetics of the office.
• Collaborated with NTPGA-TGA to launch Texas Junior Golf Alliance and Legends Junior Tour
• Past Board/Committee Member – Texas Junior Golf Alliance-Texas Legends Junior Tour; Texas Golf Hall of Fame; Spirit Golf Association; Houston Super Bowl Hospitality Sub-Committee; Texas Alliance of Recreational Associations; PGA Section ED Committee(Chair); PGA Technology Committee; PGA Communications Committee; PGA Tour Sponsors Speaker

Jerre Todd

Date of Birth *Saturday, January 16, 1932

Hometown *Arlington, TX

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Bio *

Jerre Todd, or "Mr. Colonial" as he is known to many in the Texas pro golf circles, is a humbly appreciative of being nominated to the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. Jerre Todd, a native Texan, became an iconic symbol of the Colonial tournament as he handled PR for the famed event for four decades, beginning in the early 1960's. Through his PR and promotional work over the years, he is credited with helping the Colonial tournament reach the elite status it enjoys. 
PR - promoter and oversaw press room operations for 40 Colonial tournaments. 
PR - promoter for US Women's Open at Colonial (1991) 
PR - promoter and press room operations for PGA Senior Tour Dallas Reunion Pro-Am (5 years)
Ushered in the first Corporate title sponsor of the Colonial tournament, Southwestern Bell in 1989. 
Member of the USGA public relations committee. 
Jerre was a long-time member of the Texas Golf Writers and the Texas Public Relations Society of America. He resides in Arlington with his wife Melba.

Dudley Wysong

Date of Birth *Monday, May 15, 1939

Hometown *McKinney, Texas

Bio *

May 15, 1939 to March 29, 1998
• Mr. Wysong was runner-up in the 1961 US Amateur to Jack Nicklaus at Pebble Beach after winning five matches against the likes of fellow Texan Ed Hopkins, Walker Cupper Harvie Ward and 3-time British Amateur champion Joe Carr. 
• As a pro he won twice at the Hawaiian Open and at Phoenix. He was second in the 1966 PGA Championship. 
• Later he was a PGA club pro at McKinney Country Club and started a precursor of the The First Tee at the local YMCA. Curt Sampson’s book on Texas Golf Legends, quotes Mr. Wysong, who passed away in 1998. “I started a program at the McKinney YMCA to expose kids to golf – to tell them where it came from and how it started. I go out every afternoon (in the summer) to teach 10 or 15 kids at the McKinney Municipal. The great thing is getting poor kids out on the golf course. I am proud to have helped kids learn the game and appreciate its traditions.”
• One of the people who taught Wysong how to play golf was Byron Nelson. 
• Wysong later served as Vice-President of the PGA of America.
• Wysong died in Plano, Texas after suffering an aneurysm at the McKinney Country Club where he was the golf pro for many years.

2019 CATEGORY:

REGISTRY OF HISTORIC COURSES

BraeBurn Country Club

Name of Director or Manager *Daniel Olson

Year Built *1927

Year Opened (If different than year built) 1931

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Golf Course Information *


BraeBurn Country Club was originally founded in 1927 as Colonial Country Club. Finding financial hardship, it was reborn and renamed in 1931. John Bredemus designed this lovely parkland course, completing his work with the assistance of Jack Burke, Sr. Houston business leaders Walter Fondren and Mike and Will Hogg were among BraeBurn’s founders. 
BraeBurn has had a number of notable Head Professionals: 
• Jimmy Demaret: 1936-1941. He won the first of his three Master’s championships while at BraeBurn. 
• Milton Demaret: 1942-1965
• Don Collett: 1965-1969.
• Jack Sellman: 1970-1993 and Pro Emeritus 1994-2017. 
• Breene Cantwell: 1993-1999.
• Ken McDonald: 1999-present. He has played in many PGA events, including the 1980 U.S. Amateur, the 1992 P.G.A. Championship and the 2013 Senior Open. 
During its history BraeBurn has hosted a number of prestigious tournaments, including:
• 1950 Houston Open -- won by Dr. Cary Middlecoff.
• 1952 Houston Weathervane -- won by Betsy Rawls, who defeated Babe Zaharias by 3 strokes.
• 1954 NCAA National Championship -- won by SMU. Individual Champion: Hillman Robbins, 1957 U.S. Amateur Champion. 
• 1995 Texas State Amateur -- won by Brad Elder.
• 2005 Texas State Mid Am Match Play -- won by Steve Gill.
• 2015 Women’s Mid Am Qualifier.
BraeBurn also has had many fine golfers and successful business leaders among its members, including: 
• John Paul Cain: 1959 Texas Amateur Champion, two-time Senior Tour winner.
• Joe Eason: Numerous Texas and national Senior amateur wins.
• Mark and Kristen Hendricks: Mark played golf for Rice University and won the 1976 Texas State Junior Championship . His daughter Kristen played for Baylor and won the 2007 WTGA State Amateur. 
BraeBurn has a rich history and remains a vibrant club today, with over 700 members. The golf course was redesigned by Carlton Gipson in 1991 and has been impeccably maintained. 
Thanks for your consideration of our club. 

Center Country Club

Name of Director or Manager *Joe Whittlesey

Year Built *1955

Year Opened (If different than year built) 1956

Golf Course Information *

Center Country Club, a nine-hole course in the Pineywoods of East Texas, was established in 1955. Since its inception, CCC has featured elevated "hump-backed" greens. The foundations for most of the greens are built with bricks from the original Panola County Courthouse, which was torn down around the same time. Original board members and volunteers provided the work and the equipment in the construction of the course and clubhouse.

The golf course officially opened on July 4, 1956 with a Member’s Tournament. In 1958, an Invitational Tournament was established for professional and amateurs golfers, as well as allowing collegiate golfer to play. This tournament has evolved into the current day East Texas Open, which was held for the 60th time in 2018. 

Past champions of the East Texas Open include: two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw, PGA Tour champions Bruce Lietzke and John Senden, as well as many others who have seen time on the PGA Tour.

The original clubhouse burned in 1988, and was rebuilt into the facility that stands today. Center Country Club is continually ranked as a Top 5 Nine-hole golf course in the state by the Dallas Morning News, boasts around 200 members today, and continues to be a unique challenge to golfers of all skill.

Dallas Athletic Club

Name of Director or Manager *Brent Burkhart

Year Built *1954

Recommendation Letter * Link Here

Golf Course Information *

Local, State and National Events 
Blue Course, Dallas Athletic Club


• 1963 PGA Championship 
• 1992, 2003, 2019 TGA Amateur Championship 
• 1993, 2011 Southern Junior Championship 
• 1997 USGA Mid-Amateur Championship 
• 1961, 1971, 1978 Texas Senior Championship 
• 1981, 2008 Texas Women’s Amateur Championship 
• 2012 TGA Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship 
• 2018, 2020 Women’s Big 12 Championship 
• 2019 Texas State Amateur, June 13 – 16, 2019 

Awards 

Dallas Athletic Club has been ranked in the top 100 Courses for the past 20 years by the Dallas Morning News 

PGA or LPGA Tour Players 

Doug Manor – State Amateur Champion 
Kevin Schultz – State Amateur Champion 
Rob Couture, Canadian Mid-Amateur Champion 
D. H. Lee – PGA Tour Player 
Jamie Hullett, LPGA Tour Player 

El Paso Country Club

Name of Director or Manager *Andy Khatami

Year Built *1906

Golf Course Information *

El Paso Country Club has made a significant impact on the evolution, development and perpetuation of golf in west Texas and the Southwest region. 

• El Paso Country Club is mentioned in Texas Golf Hall of Fame’s “History of Texas Golf – When the Ryder Came to (West) Texas” written by Frances G. Trimble in 2009. 

• Hosted six national El Paso Open tournaments from 1927-1929, 1952-1953, and 1959. Past winners are: Tommy Armour, “Wild” Bill Mehlhorn, Dr. Cary Middlecoff, and Chandler Harper.

• An original member of the Southwestern Golf Association (SWGA) which began in 1915. 

• Home of the Western Refining College All America Golf Classic for 43 years and counting. It is one of the oldest college golf tournaments in the nation and it's the only college tournament where collegiate golfers compete on an individual basis. Noted past winners and participants include Jerry Pate, Davis Love, David Duval, Tiger Woods, Webb Simpson, Jeffery Pate, Matt Kuchar, Notah Bagay, Ricky Barnes, Mark Brooks, Ben Curtis, John Daly, Steve Elkington, Jim Furyk, Todd Hamilton, Tom Lehman, Justin Leonard, Phil Mickelson, Mark O’Meara, Corey Pavin, Craig Stadler, Payne Stewart, Curtis Strange and David Toms

• Has hosted the Sun Country PGA Junior Tournament every year since 1970 

• Has hosted the Sun Country PGA Pro-President Tournament continuously since 1965

• First to host an NCAA Regional Tournament which was won by the University of Arizona in 1989 with Jim Furyck and Robert Gamez on the team. Robert Gamez went on to win individually.

• PGA Tour members Lee Trevino, Rich Beem, J.P. Hayes, Paul Stankowksi and Tim Norris have represented El Paso Country Club on the PGA Tour

• USGA Past President, Walter Driver, began his golf career at El Paso Country Club.

Glen Garden Golf & Country Club

Name of Director or Manager *Jason Rocha

Year Built *1912

Recommendation Letter * Link Here

Golf Course Information *

* 2nd oldest club in Fort Worth (Rivercrest Country Club 1911)
* Honorary Members: Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Sandra Palmer
* While Sandra Palmer moved away while young, Byron Nelson & Ben Hogan caddied at Glen Garden and learned how to play the game, including a historic caddie tournament that was won by Byron Nelson in a playoff.
* Final win of Byron Nelson's historic run of 18 tournaments was the Glen Garden Invitational in December, 1945. 
* Dick Grout became the Head Golf Professional in 1930 and his younger brother, Jack Grout, who became Jack Nicklaus's coach became friends and playing partners with Byron Nelson & Ben Hogan in their late teens.
* Jack Burke, Sr was the Head Professional from 1915-1920
* It's one thing to have a great player come from a golf course, but to have 3 is simply amazing! Byron Nelson, who is a true gentleman of the game and inspired the Iron Byron which is still used in club/ball testing today. Ben Hogan, who was a tireless worker and who's 5 Fundamentals still inspires golf instructors, including myself. Sandra Palmer, who might have only been around Glen Garden for a short time, but was an honorary member due to all of her achievements.

Lakewood Country Club

Name of Director or Manager *Gilbert Freeman

Year Built *1912

Recommendation Letter * Link Here

Golf Course Information *

Lakewood Country Club Tournament History 1912-2019
• 1944 Texas Victory Open won by Byron Nelson
• 1945 Texas Amateur Championship
• 1954 Texas Women’s Amateur
• 1997 Texas Mid-Amateur Championship
• 2000 Texas Amateur Championship
• 2001 AJGA Boy’s Championship
• 2008 Texas Mid-Amateur Championship
• 2013 USGA Sectional U.S. Open Qualifying
• 2015 USGA Sectional Women’s U.S. Open Qualifying
• 2017 USGA Sectional U.S. Open Qualifying
• 2017 Texas Amateur Championship
• 2000-2018 Byron Nelson Junior Championship notable past champions include Ryan Baca, Charlie Holland, Jordan Spieth, Cody Gribble and Pierceson Coody
• Golf Digest 2017 Ranked 24th in Texas
• Dallas Morning News Top 30 Annually
• Lakewood is the home course for PGA Tour member Cody Gribble, Web.com Tour members Ed Loar, Austin Smotherman, Canadian Tour Member Case Cochran, Adams Pro Tour members Charlie Holland, Jordan Russell, Bobby Hudson and Chris Meyer
• Lakewood amateur members include former Texas Mid-Amateur Champion Josh Irving, Former Stanford All-American Lila Thomas and Texas High School State Champion 2017 Scott Roden
• Lakewood Course Record 62 by Jordan Spieth 2nd round 2009 Byron Nelson Junior
• Course Architects Tom Bendelow 1912 Ralph Plummer 1947 Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 1994 to present
• Lakewood is a Member owned club with the longest wait-list to join in its history.

Oak Hills Country Club

Name of Director or Manager *Kris Glaubitz

Year Built *1922

Golf Course Information *

Few places in the country are blessed with the history, the tradition, the spectacular layout and a membership truly devoted to the game of golf for almost 100 years, as Oak Hills Country Club. With our golf pedigree and an eye on the future of Texas Golf, Oak Hills is a hall of fame country club.

- 1922 A.W. Tillinghast Golf Course Design, Tillinghast is one of six golf course architects in the Golf Hall of Fame

Professional Tournaments Hosted: 
-23 PGA Tx. Opens-1961-1966, 1977-1994
-1987 Inaugural Tour Championship
-2001 USGA Jr. Championship
-9 Champions Tour Events-2002-2010
-12 of the 34 winners of the above events won a Major Championship in their career

Collegiate Tournaments Hosted: 
-10 Univ. of Tx.-San Antonio Oak Hills Invitationals-2007-2016

Texas Tournaments Hosted: 
-Men's Am.-1950,1959,1972,2016
-Women's Am.-1948,1969,1983
-Men's Sr.-1998,2015
-Men's Mid-Am Match Play-2013

USGA Qualifiers Hosted: 
-Am. Qualifier-2013,2018
-Jr. Am. Qualifier-2000,2001,2007,2014
-Mid Am. Qualifier-2015
-Sr. Am. Qualifier-2000
-Sr. Open Qualifier-2010

Course Ratings: 
-2018 Dallas Morning News-ranked 40

Professional Players: 
-Abraham Ancer
-Cameron Beckman
-Tom Byrum 
-Roberto Diaz
-Nicholas Flanagan 
-Mitchell Meissner 

Collegiate Players: 
-Mac Meissner - SMU - 2019 American Athletic Conference Player of the Year, 2018 AAC Freshman of the Year 
-Andres Acevedo - Seton Hall 
-John Hill - Univ. of Incarnate Word - 2019 All Southland Conference First Team
-Trenton Leffingwell - Univ. of Incarnate Word
-Levi Valadez - Sam Houston State Univ. 
-Karlee Nichols - Tx. A&M Commerce
-Brian Garrett - Saint Mary's Univ.

Amateur Players: 
-Colby Harwell - 2017 Tx. Player of the Year, 2017 & 2018 Tx. Mid-Am. Champ, 2017 Tx. Mid-Am. Match Play Champ
-Mitchell Meissner - 2018 Tx. Player of the Year, 2018 Tx. Am. Champion 
-Danny Simmerman - 2016 S. Tx. Region Player of the Year 
-Ed Sanchez - 2013 S. Tx. Region Player of the Year 

Shady Oaks Country Club

Name of Director or Manager *Mike Wright

Year Built *1956 - 1958

Year Opened (If different than year built) 1958

Recommendation Letter * Link Here

Golf Course Information *

Shady Oaks was built by Marvin Leonard to be a prestigious club for a small membership. 
Mr. Leonard also built Colonial and Starr Hollow. 

Ben Hogan was a founding member of the club and spent almost every day of his life, when in town at the club. He loved it and stated upon its opening that "Shady Oaks is special and that there was no place like it anywhere, this one is my pet" Shady Oaks remains dedicated to Mr. Hogan's legacy and has an impressive collection of memorabilia displayed in his honor. Shady Oaks is the home to the Ben Hogan Foundation honoring him in many ways through charitable donations and scholarships.

The following SOCC members and Associates are members of the TGHOF: Marvin Leonard, Ben Hogan, Bruce Develin, Lindy Miller, Marty Leonard, John Grace, Dan Jenkins and Chad Campbell.


Shady Oaks currently has eight successful PGA and LPGA tour members on the membership roster: Chad Campbell, Angela Stanford, Martin Piller, Gerina Piller, So Yon Ryu, Su Oh, Cheyenne Knight, and Kim Kaufman. 


Shady Oaks hosted the 2008 USGA US Senior Amateur Championship and the 2014 TGA Senior Amateur Championship. The club has hosted almost every NTPGA major event, approximately 20 USGA qualifiers, numerous TGA qualifiers, the Mountain West Women's Championship, annually hosts the Ben Hogan Junior Cup Matches and the Fort Worth City Junior Championships.


Shady Oaks is a players club. With 500 members with golf privileges the club has over 20 zero or plus handicap amateur golfers, another 46 players with a handicap of 5 or less and 78 more between six and nine totaling almost 150 single digit amateur players.


The members of Shady Oaks would be honored for the club to be included in The Texas Golf Hall of Fame.