Preston Moore Jr.

Just as his father was an avid golfer, Preston Moore, Jr. became a devoted golf enthusiast at an early age. He won the Houston Junior Golf Championship five times and, as captain of the Lawrenceville School golf team, won the 1948 Eastern Interscholastic Tournament. At age 14, Preston became one of the youngest individuals to play in a professional golf tournament when he entered the Dallas Open. Recently, Preston participated in the planned restoration of the Gus Wortham Golf Course and was honored to be inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. 

Preston attended The University of Texas at Austin (UT) where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the Silver Spurs, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business in 1954. He later attended the Small Company Management program at Harvard Business School.

Preston served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command. After leaving the service, he joined the family business, Wilson Stationery and Printing Company and eventually became President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition, Preston was President and CEO of Graham Realty Company.

In 1984, he served as President and Director of Wilson Industries, Inc., which specialized in oil field equipment and supplies. 

Called into government service during the George H.W. Bush administration, Preston was appointed and confirmed as an Assistant Secretary of Commerce and as the first Chief Financial Officer in the United States government. After leaving the Commerce Department, he entered into partnership with Tom Fatjo, Jr. in the solid waste disposal business.

He served as President and Director of Volcano Therapeutics, a start-up medical diagnostic and treatment company. Preston was a director of numerous companies including InterFirst Bank of Houston, Southwestern Drug Corporation, Wilson Business Products, Wilson Industries, TransAmerican Waste, Tanglewood Bank, and WCA Waste Corporation. 

Throughout his adult life, Preston, a dedicated runner who competed in 16 marathon races, was proud of his 2:57 finish in the Houston Marathon and 3:01 time in the Boston Marathon. He was named to the President's Council on Physical Fitness during the Reagan Administration, selected Amateur Co-Captain of the 2002 Texas Cup Golf Matches, and served as Director of Houston Golf Association.

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Born: August 7, 1931

Died: December 27, 2015

Paul Marchand

Paul Marchand currently serves as Shadow Hawk’s General Manager and head Golf Professional beginning his tenure six months prior to the Club’s opening in 1999, after ten years as the head Golf Professional at Houston Country Club. 

Paul has been recognized by GOLF Magazine as one of the Top 100 Teachers in America, and by Golf Digest Magazine as one of America’s 50 Greatest Teachers. A former University of Houston Cougar golfer on teams with Blaine McAllister, Fred Couples, and Jim Nantz, Paul had stints as an Assistant Professional at the Connecticut Golf Club, Houston Country Club, Lakeside Country Club, and River Oaks Country Club. 

Paul has coached several PGA and LPGA Professionals most notably Fred Couples and was Ken Venturi’s Captain’s Assistant in 2000 when Mr. Venturi captained the record setting United States President’s Cup team to victory over the International team 21 ½ to 10 ½ at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Manassas, Virginia.

Throughout high school, college at the University of Houston, and several years after college Paul was completely dedicated to the study and execution of the game. Along the way Paul Marchand was exposed to great teachers like Sam Carmichael, Jackson Bradley, Charlie Epps, Dick Harmon, Jim Flick, and Carl Lohren. On his college team there was a kid who lived across the hall from him who had a really cool swing. His name was Fred Couples. "What an education to have someone to learn from like Fred.", says Paul.

Birthplace: Indiana

Born: 1957

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Jeff Maggert

aggert was born in Columbia, Missouri and was raised on a golf course in The Woodlands, Texas, where he attended McCullough High School. He attended Texas A&M University, where he was an All-American member of the golf team.

Maggert turned professional in 1986. He was Player of the Year on the Ben Hogan Tour (now Tour) in 1990 (first year of the second-highest men's professional golf tour in the US), and has been a member of thePGA Tour since 1991. He has won three times and finished runner-up 15 times on the PGA Tour, in addition to winning several other professional tournaments. He has represented the United States in the Ryder Cup three times and in the Presidents Cup once.

Maggert withdrew from The Players Championship in 2008 after completing one round, when he learned that his older brother, Barry, had died in a single-engine airplane crash in Gilpin County, Colorado.

Maggert is the only golfer to have more than one double eagle in major championship play (once during the 1994 Masters Tournament and once during the 2001 Open Championship). He has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking, going as high as 13th in 1999.

Maggert started the 2012 season on a medical exemption after shoulder surgery in June. His 2011 season was limited to 18 events, making six cuts. He went to Q School to back up the nine starts and $567,086 on his exemption. Maggert could not satisfy his medical exemption and played the remainder of the 2012 season in the Q School/Nationwide Tour graduate category. He still managed to barely retain a PGA Tour card, finishing 123rd on the money list.

Maggert won on his Champions Tour debut in March 2014 at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, becoming the 17th player to do so. He also became the seventh player to win on all the PGA Tour sponsored major tours (PGA Tour, Tour, and Champions Tour). He finished the three rounds at 11-under-par, two strokes ahead of Billy Andrade.

In May 2015, Maggert won his maiden senior major championship and second Champions Tour event at theRegions Tradition. After finishing in a tie at 14-under-par after regulation play, he defeated Kevin Sutherland in sudden-death playoff on the first extra hole with a birdie.

The following month, Maggert won his second senior major championship with a two stroke victory over Colin Montgomerie at the U.S. Senior Open. He began the final round tied for the lead with Bernhard Langer, but shot a five-under-par 65 to pull clear of the field and claim the win.

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Birthplace: Columbia, Missouri

Born: February 20, 1964

Died: N/A

Bill Penn

One of the all-time great gentlemen of the game of golf was William Albert “Bill” Penn. He was one of the truly great Austin-area golfers throughout his life, but what he did off of the greens was just as important.  Bill Penn lived a life that inspired many, and had an effect on many more, even if they don’t realize it.  He was the driving force behind the successful expansion of the Texas Golf Association, lobbied for easier access into the game he loved by way of lower junior entry fees, and was a mentor and role model to golfers of all ages.

Birthplace: Austin, Texas

Born: November 25, 1931

Died: July 11, 2003

Bob Rawlins

Known as the “Dark Cloud” for his sarcasm and acerbic wit, which hid a kind demeanor, Rawlins competed in 21 USGA championships and won club titles at Las Colinas Country Club, Preston Hollow and Dallas Athletic Club. He also won the inaugural American Amateur Classic in 1972 and won again in 1982.

In the 1984 Senior Amateur conducted at Birmingham (Mich.) Country Club, Rawlins needed 19 holes to defeat 1982 champion Alton Duhon in the semifinals. In the championship match, Rawlins birdied No. 18 to force extra holes against Richard Runkle, the previous year’s runner-up. At the time of his victory, Rawlins was the youngest Senior Amateur champion (55), a mark that has since been surpassed by several players.

A year earlier in the U.S. Senior Open held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., Rawlins was one of nine amateurs to make the cut, and despite weekend rounds of 76-78, he managed to earn low-amateur honors with a 72-hole score of 16-over 300, 12 strokes behind champion Billy Casper.

At Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas, where Rawlins was a member, the trophy case features a replica of the U.S.  Senior Amateur Trophy, along with competitor badges from his 21 USGA appearances.

Rawlins turned professional in 1987 and played nine years on the PGA Senior (now Champions) Tour.

Rawlins estimated he shot his age or better more than 3,000 times based on roughly 200 rounds per year, many coming at Royal Oaks, and he registered 13 holes-in-one, all coming in competition.

Royal Oak pro Randy Smith, who has taught USGA champions Justin Leonard and Colt Knost, as well as PGA Tour winners Ryan Palmer and Harrison Frazar, said Rawlins had one of the purest swings he had ever seen. He told writer Kevin Newberry:  “His swing is like pouring syrup from a jar. He’ll go out and groan, but he breaks his age every time he plays.

“If I ever want to show someone the proper grip, I call ‘Cloud’ over and show them his grip. His hands are just amazing. To have the touch around the green with the wedges he has at age 80 … it’s just scary.”

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Born: February. 6, 1929

Died: Oct. 11, 2014

Bruce Devlin

Bruce William Devlin is an Australian professional golfer, sportscaster and golf course designer.

He turned pro in 1961 and joined the PGA Tour in 1962 after an amateur career in Australia which included a win at the Australian Amateur in 1959. During his PGA Tour career, he had eight victories all of which occurred between 1964 and 1972. In 1972, he earned $119,768 and finished eighth on the money list.

On the Senior PGA Tour, Devlin won one tournament, the 1995 FHP Health Care Classic. At the end of the 1998 golf season, Devlin decided to retire from the Senior PGA Tour to concentrate on his Golf Course Architecture and Design business and his commitment to ESPN's Golf Telecasts.

The main focus of Devlin's career in the past 30 years has been his work as a Golf Course Architect and Designer. Devlin has designed and built more than 150 golf courses throughout the world including Australia, Japan, Scotland, the Bahamas, and the United States. About two-thirds of the golf courses he designed have been in Florida and Texas. Many of these courses have hosted all of the professional golf tours, including: The Houston Open, HealthSouth LPGA Classic, Key Biscayne Golf Classic, and The Nike Cleveland Open. His golf design business is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Devlin has also worked as a television commentator. He worked for NBC from 1977 to 1982; ESPN from 1983 to 1987; and since 1999 has occasionally covered professional golf for ESPN.

Devlin's most infamous moment came in 1975 at the Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational. On the 72nd hole at Torrey Pines South Course, he made a 10 after hitting multiple shots into the water in front of the green. Many have referred to this moment as a real life Tin Cup moment (the movie starring Kevin Costner).

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Birthplace: Armidale, Australia

Born: October 10, 1937

Died: N/A

Chuck Cook

Chuck Cook

  • 1996 PGA of America Teacher of the Year
  • 1984 and 1995 South Texas PGA Teacher of the Year
  • Listed in Golf Magazine’s Top 50 and Top 100 best teachers in America
  • Listed by Town and Country Magazine as one of the Top 10 golf teachers in America
  • Has coached four U.S. Open champions in the 1990’s. Payne Stewart (1991 / 1999), Tom Kite (1992) and Corey Pavin (1995)
  • Coached 1997 U.S. Amateur Champion: Silvia Cavallieri
  • Coached 1997 NCAA Champion: Heather Bowie
  • Has worked with over 100 professionals
  • Has worked with numerous amateur champions of all ages
  • Authored two books:Perfectly Balanced Golf and Tips from the Tour
  • Featured in Golf Digest video “How to stop your Slice or your Hook” 
  • Is a Member of the Golf Digest Professional panel and has written over 100 articles for publication
  • Known as the “teachers’ teacher”, has conducted teaching workshops and golf schools world wide

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A.J. Triggs

Triggs, a longtime member of Willow Brook CC, joined the TGA Board of Directors in 1970 and twice served as president of the association. While he is perhaps best known for his volunteer work in giving back to the game, during his competitive career Triggs compiled one of the state’s most impressive amateur records. He captured an amazing 55 tournament titles and was a key member of the University of North Texas’ Mean Green machine that won four consecutive NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships from 1949-52.

Birthplace: Cameron, Texas

Born: June 27, 1929

Died: May 10, 2015  in Tyler, Texas

Anna K. Schultz

10 career Hole in Ones as of the end of 2014 would alone make someone a hall of famer, but Anna K. Schultz has a golf resume that would put any golfer in awe of her accomplishments. 

Anna was inducted in the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 2013 after achieving significant honors in the national and local golf scenes.  She won the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship in 2007 and was a finalist in 2006.  She has qualified for the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship every year beginning in 2005. 

Other USGA accomplishments include finishing as a semi-finalist in the 2011 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship and a semi-finalist in the 2001 USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.  Anna was a Finalist in the 2000 USGA Women’s Mid- Amateur Championship as well.  She finished as a Quarter-finalist in the 2007 USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, and has qualified to play in this prestigious event 14 times as of 2014 and finishing as medalist in the 1998 qualifying event. 

Anna has qualified for the USGA Women’s Amateur Championship four times, in 2001, 2007, 2008 and 2009 and made it to match play in 2001 amongst the most elite amateur golfers in the world.  

Anna represented the state of Texas on the USGA State Team Competition in 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009 and 2011, helping the team finish second in the event in 2011. 

The Women’s Southern Golf Association Senior Championship was won by Anna in 2006, & 2007 in back to back victories.  Anna also finished as the runner-up in the Ione D. Jones Doherty tournament 3 times, in 2009, 2012 & 2013. 

Anna’s state and local success is also awe inspiring.  She has won the Central Texas Amateur Championship in 2014.  She was the low amateur in the Futures Tour event held at Canyon Creek Country Club in 1998, 2000 & 2001.  Anna won the Dallas Women’s Golf Association Championship 6 times, in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, & 2004.   

Anna participated in the Dallas Morning News Tournament of Champions 14 times and won the event 4 times in 2004, 2006, 2008 & 2010. 

Adding to her already full trophy case, Anna won the 2012 & 2014 Texas Senior Stroke Play event, the 2010, 2011 & 2013 WTGA Eclectic Gross Championship, the 2008, 2010 & 2013 Texas Women’s Amateur Golf Association Amateur Championship and the 2013 Texas Women’s Senior Open Championship. 

City championships are also included in Anna’s trophy case, amongst them the City of Ft. Worth Championship won in 2010, the City of Dallas Championship in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2010. 

Sharing the victories with her 4 ball partner, Jewell Malick, Anna has won the 2008 & 2014 Women’s Texas Golf Association 4- ball Championship as well as the 2013 Palm Beach 4-ball championship. 

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Born: August 8, 1955

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Chip Stewart

Earl "Chip” Stewart, Jr. of Dallas, who plays out of Brook Hollow Golf Club, has been a fixture on the Texas golf landscape going back to the 1960s, when he was a three-time Dallas City Junior champion. Over a lengthy and storied amateur career, he has won an impressive number of local, state and national titles including the Texas Amateur in 1992 and 1998, the 2001 State Mid-Amateur Match Play and 2001 Trans-Mississippi, to name just a few. 

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David Graham

Anthony David Graham turned professional in 1962 at age 16 and spent much of his career in the United States, playing on the PGA Tour. Turning age 50 in 1996, he joined the Senior PGA Tour, later known as the Champions Tour. Although known for his success in the U.S., he won events on six continents in his career, an achievement he shares with Gary Player, Hale Irwin and Bernhard Langer.

In 1976, after several successful years on tours around the globe, Graham came to prominence with two wins on the PGA Tour, and then came from behind to secure a victory over the reigning champion Hale Irwin in thePiccadilly World Match Play Championship.

Graham won two major championships, the 1979 PGA Championship at Oakland Hills near Detroit, and the 1981 U.S. Open at Merion, just west of Philadelphia. He also finished third at the 1985 Open Championship, after sharing the third-round lead. Both of his major victories came in remarkable fashion. In the 1979 PGA Championship, he stood on the last tee at 7 under par for his final round and leading by two, but double-bogeyed the last hole for a 65 to drop back into a playoff with Ben Crenshaw. At each of the first two sudden-death holes he holed long putts to keep the playoff alive and finally won at the third extra hole. At the 1981 U.S. Open, Graham shot a 67 in the final round to overturn a three-shot deficit to overnight leader George Burns to win by 3 strokes. He became the fourth Australian major champion (after Jim Ferrier, Peter Thomson and Kel Nagle) and the first to win a U.S. Open.

Graham also participated on the Australian teams that won the World Cup (in 1970) and the Alfred Dunhill Cup(in 1985 and 1986). At the end of 1981, he was ranked 7th on Mark McCormack's world golf rankings.

On 27 June 2004, during the final round of the Bank of America Championship on the Champions Tour, Graham collapsed over a putt on the eighth green. He was later diagnosed with congestive heart failure, ending his competitive golf career at age 58. He is now retired and resides at Iron Horse Golf Club in Whitefish, Montana.

Graham was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1988 and inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1990.

It was announced on 16 October 2014 that Graham has been elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame. His nomination was supported by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. He was inducted with other nominees Mark O'Meara, course architect A. W. Tillinghast and Laura Davies on 13 July 2015 at the University of St Andrews, during the 2015 Open Championship.

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Birthplace: Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Born: May 23, 1946

Died: N/A

Dick Harmon

Dick Harmon was one of America's top golf instructors with clients including Fred Couples, Jay Haas, Craig Stadler, Lanny Wadkins, Steve Elkington and 2009 U.S. Open winner Lucas Glover. He was a native of New Rochelle, New York and Palm Springs, California and devoted his life to his love of golf as a teacher and mentor.

His father Claude Harmon won the 1948 Masters Tournament. His brothers Butch, Craig and Bill were also ranked in Golf Digest's Top 50 Teachers.

Harmon was the professional at the River Oaks Country Club between 1977 and 2001. After leaving that position, he established two teaching centers in Houston, Texas.

Harmon established the Dick Harmon School of Golf at the Houstonian with teaching assistant and friend Arthur J. Scarbrough. The School became a great success especially within the junior golfing community in and around the Houston area and later throughout Texas. Harmon was said to be one of junior golf's greatest ambassadors by many teaching professionals throughout the country. 

Birthplace: ?

Born: July 29, 1947

Died: February 10, 2006

Eldrige Miles

Eldridge L. Miles is a PGA Professional in Dallas, TX. 

Affectionately, known as "Big E," Eldridge Miles has spent more than 50 years as a PGA professional in Dallas. He's been the head professional at Dallas County Club, Bent Tree Country Club and Gleneagles Country Club. In 1978, he was the first recipient of the PGA of America/Sports Illustrated Merchandiser of the Year.

A personal friend and playing partner of Ben Hogan for 20 years, Big E has given golf lessons to the likes of Tom Landry, Roger Staubach, Don Meredith, Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Dan Reeves and Yogi Berra.

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Jay Riviere

Jay Riviere leads the way by a large margin with 22 golf courses designed or renovated in the Houston area. Throughout his career, he designed more than 70 golf courses in the U.S. and South America. His highest-rated course is the Loch/Paddock course at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club.

Riviere, a three-year letterman and member of Rice University’s 1954 Southwest Conference championship football team, spent the early part of his career working in golf shops. He worked for Jimmy Demaret at the Concorde Hotel in New York (in 1956) and for Claude Harmon at Winged Foot Golf Club from 1957 to 1959.

He was also a competent player of the game— he won an Assistant Professional Championship and qualified for the 1959 U.S. Open while at Winged Foot.

His start in the golf course design business came when he worked as a construction supervisor for George Fazio during the 1964 construction of the Jackrabbit Course at Champions Golf Club. Within a few years, Riviere had provided his first solo project, the original 18 holes at Panorama Country Club in Conroe.

He teamed up with the late Dave Marr to form Riviere-Marr, Inc., in 1981, a partnership that led to many of the courses that sprung up across the Houston area during the mid- and late 1980s. Barclay met Riviere in 1995, when the former was the golf course superintendent at Memorial Park Golf Course and when Riviere was serving on the oversight committee that worked to restore the renowned municipal course to its former glory

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Born: October 1, 1933

Died: October 15, 2010

Charlie Epps

Charlie Epps is a PGA Professional in Cypress, TX. 

Charlie Epps has been a fixture in the Houston golf scene since 1973, when he became head professional at Houston CC. When he's not out on tour overlooking the swing of two-time major champion Angel Cabrera, Epps can be found at Redstone GC, site of the Shell Houston Open, where he's director of golf.

Much of Epps' energy as an instructor has focused on developing young players. Before the 2006 passing of Dick Harmon, his close friend and fellow instructor, the pair provided a wide range of opportunities for juniors. Epps founded the Yellowstone Academy Foundation Golf Tournament to raise money to help Houston's inner-city youngsters gain access to golf. He also helps organize the Dick Harmon Memorial Invitational and a number of other charity events.

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David Price

David Price is a PGA Professional in Dallas, TX. 

David developed his golf game on the golf teams for Odessa Permian High School and later for the University of Texas, where his golf team won back to back national championships in 1971-1972.  That team was led by well-known players, Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite.  Following graduation, his coach and great mentor, George Hannon, encouraged him to pursue a career as a golf professional.  Graduating with a degree in Finance in 1972, he began his professional career as an Assistant Professional at Houston Country Club.  David vividly remembers charging $5.00 for his first golf lesson and then having to share half of it with the head professional as part of their agreement.  However, at that moment, he recognized that his desire to learn more about the golf swing and the game he loved would lead him on a life long career in the business of golf. 

On March 22, 1985 David began his term as the Head Golf Professional at Bent Tree Country Club.  Herecalls that key factors in his selection were his keen knowledge of the handicap system and his pioneering efforts in computerizing handicap scores as well as his experience in conducting PGA Tour events, a necessary requirement with the forthcoming Senior Players Reunion Pro-Am at Bent Tree.  A couple of years later, David was invited to be one of 15 PGA Golf Professionals to write the first tournament manual for the PGA with his emphasis being computerized handicapping. 

In 1986, the PGA of America, not to be confused with the PGA Tour, invited David to join their Rules Committee.  Over the years, David has climbed up the ranks and recently served as the Chairman of the Rules Committee for four years, completing his tenure in December of 2012.  He is now serving as an Past Honorary Chair for the Committee. In his capacity, David has officiated in several major events:  The Masters, The Ryder Cup, The U. S. Open, The British Open and the PGA Championship.  He also conducts rules workshops for and by the PGA of America, and represents the PGA of America on the USGA’s Rules of Golf Committee which is in the process of rewriting the rules book with anticipated completion in 2016.

David was selected to the PGA of America Hall of Fame in Port St. Lucie, Florida, in 2000, but the highlight of his career and his proudest moment was in 1995 when he was honored as the Golf Professional of the Year by the PGA of America.  In 2012, he was equally proud to be nominated and inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, in his home state and where he began his career. David has worked with and mentored a large number of golf enthusiasts who have aspired to grow and prosper as golf professionals.  He is proud to have guided 21 of his assistants to become Head Golf Professionals and one who became the women's golf coach at the University of Texas.

David says that the greatest joy in life has been the family which he and his wife of 42 years, Dale Ann, continue to raise – Brian, Aaron, Christopher, Kevin, Paige and McKenzie!  Yes, six kids ranging from 22 to 34 years of age.  David closely cherishes his family and has enjoyed many great sport related activities with all of them.

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