Texas Golf Hall of Fame and Museum Appoints New Board Members

Eschenbrenner, DeWall and Harrison named to Board

Today, the Board of Directors of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame and Museum formally appointed Bill Eschenbrenner, Marc DeWall and Mark Harrison as Directors. The Texas Golf Hall of Fame, formerly located at The Woodlands , TX, and closed in 2001, was reconstituted in 2009 with a statewide board of directors. The fifteen member Board is comprised of officials from the Texas Golf Association, the two Texas Sections of the PGA of America, San Antonio’s Municipal Golf Association-SA, and other golf officials, including two former members of the USGA’s Executive Committee and the LPGA Hall of Fame.

Mr. Eschenbrenner of El Paso fills the slot formerly held by Eric Fredrickson of Houston, who resigned his position in April. Eschenbrenner was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010 and was named the PGA Professional of the Year in 2005 and received the organization’s Horton Smith Award in 1994.

Marc DeWall will replace David Pilsner of Houston as the past-President representative of the Southern Texas Section - PGA of America. DeWall is Director of Golf at Corderilla Ranch in Boerne, TX. He was previously named Professional of the Year and Merchandiser of the Year for the Section.

Mark Harrison replaces Darrell Crall who was recently promoted to head the PGA of America’s Golf 2.0 project at the PGA’s headquarters in Florida. The Australian-born Harrison has been with the Northern Texas Section of the PGA of America since 1997 and recently replaced Crall as the Executive Director of the Section. He will be the NTPGA’s designated representative to the Hall of Fame board.

“We are very pleased to welcome these new Directors to our Board and we sincerely appreciate the many contributions of those who previously served”, said Buddy Cook, the Hall’s Board Chairman.

The Texas Golf Hall of Fame has enshrined 90 Texans into its hallowed organization. From Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and Babe Zaharias, to Lee Trevino, Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite, the Texas Golf Hall of Fame includes more great names than any other state golf hall of fame. The Texas Golf Hall of Fame and Museum will induct its 2011 class at a gala ceremony on October 10, 2011, in San Antonio.

The Texas Golf Hall of Fame and Museum is located at the Brackenridge Park Golf Course clubhouse and a historic building adjacent to the clubhouse, the Borglum Studio. The Texas Golf Walk of Fame connects the two buildings.


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