San Antonio Country Club
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
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.
Born: August 8, 1955
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.
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.
Birthplace: Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Born: May 23, 1946
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.
Born: July 29, 1947
Died: February 10, 2006
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.
Born: August 7, 1933
Died: August 23, 2019
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
Born: October 1, 1933
Died: October 15, 2010