Central Texas News & Events

  • Austin's Champions Tour Event gets New Title Sponsor

    AUSTIN - Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced, along with tournament officials and Champions Tour professionals Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite that Triton Financial will become the new title sponsor of the Austin Champions Tour Event through 2011. The tournament, formally known as the FedEx Kinko's Classic, will continue to be played at The Hills Country C ...

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  • Packsaddle Country Club Unveils New Web site And New Golf Rates

    KINGSLAND - Packsaddle Country Club recently unveiled a new Web site at www.packsaddlegolf.com Visitors to this new site can now book tee times online 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Not only does this site offer the functionality of online real-time tee times, but packsaddlegolf.com offers site visitors information on the course, a user friendly photo g ...

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  • Sun City Texas Scramble to Play at White Wing Championship Course

    AUSTIN, Texas - Sun City Texas, a community by Del Webb, has rescheduled its Sun City Texas Scramble, a golf tournament held at Sun City's 18-hole White Wing championship course, for Saturday, Nov. 8. Golfers will be just one hole-in-one swing away from winning a new Del Webb home in the Sun City Texas community. A portion of the tournament proceeds wil ...

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  • East Teaches West

    Gathright Helps Students Understand Their Game from Both Sides of the Ball Being a left-handed golfer can – in many aspects – make the game more difficult. In years past, equipment was harder to come by, courses were designed with right-handers in mind and teaching (as far as terminology) was devoted to players standing on the west side ...

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  • Bechtol Keeps Making Them Great

    Austin-Based Golf Course Designer’s Name is on the Short List of Breakthrough Architects Golf architect Roy Bechtol is in no way an overnight success story, but the recent groundswell of acclaim for his myriad golf courses seems to have come out of left field – a place fitting for someone who used to man the outfield as a member of the Uni ...

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  • PGA Tour Announces Contest to Design Hole at TPC San Antonio

    Thanks to a recently announced PGA Tour contest, aspiring golf architects will have a chance to play a part in designing a hole on what could eventually become home to a regular stop on the PGA Tour. The PGA Tour is inviting hopeful golf course designers to submit an original, hand-sketched design of the 13th hole on the AT&T Canyons Course at ...

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  • Roy Bechtol-designed Golf Course Featured in American-Statesman

    AUSTIN - The sublimely difficult and near-perfect golf course at The Club at ConCan in the Frio River Valley of south Texas – designed by Austin-based golf architect Roy Bechtol – was highlighted Aug. 10 in a glowing travel feature published by the Austin American-Statesman. The course – which after a year and a half of maturation and ...

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  • Late magic gives Mickelson Colonial title

    Often chastised for his aggressive style of play and questionable decision-making, Phil Mickelson is a go-for-broke type of golfer. But when his bold approach combines with his brilliant talent, Mickelson can produce strokes of genius. Standing about 140 yards from the hole during the final round of the Crown Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country ...

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  • Area Teens to Participate in Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach selection process in New Hamps

    SAN ANTONIO – Sara Jane Hughes, 17, Sara Diaz, 15 and Daniel Ortega, 17 from The First Tee of San Antonio will compete for the opportunity to play in the Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach in August. Hughes and Diaz are two of 36 girls from The First Tee learning facilities worldwide who will take part in The First Tee selection process at Wen ...

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  • The Golf Club - Your South Side Austin Golf Alternative

    Customer service and attention to detail are often sacrificed on the altar of size when it comes to stores specializing in golf equipment and merchandise. The Golf Club in Austin, located two-miles south of the river on Lamar Boulevard, has also expanded its operation but hasn’t lost its personal approach along the way. “We occupy more of ...

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