Houston - Gulf Coast News & Events

  • The Wilderness - Kemper Sports' Scenic Beauty

    What if I told you could drive less than an hour outside of Houston to play golf in a wilderness park setting with no homes and very little sign of civilization at all? What if I said you could play a 4-year-old Jeff Brauerdesigned course that’s growing into its surroundings yet might still be the bestkept secret in Texas? Wouldn’t you jump at ...

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  • Gantz Management Group Changing the Perception at Country Place

    Country Place suffers the same plight as many golf courses in a Gulf Coast region that’s been “overbuilt by 20 percent.”  Supply has outstripped demand, to compete for business among golfers who are playing fewer rounds. ...

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  • Texas Golf Hall of Fame Names its Former Executive Director as Historian Emeritus

    The Board of Directors of the recently reconstituted Texas Golf Hall of Fame and Museum has appointed Frances G. Trimble of Houston as its Historian Emeritus.   The Texas Golf Hall of Fame, formerly located at The Woodlands, Texas, and closed in 2001, was reconstituted late last year with a statewide board of directors. ...

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  • Death of Ross Collins is a Loss for Golf

    The PGA of America and the Southern Texas section lost one of its most decorated and respected members when Ross Collins passed away on June 10. Collins was 88 years old and had spent his retirement years at Riverhill Country Club in Kerrville. He had been a member of the PGA of America for 51 years. ...

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  • Southern Texas PGA Foundation Hands Out 19 Scholarships

    The Southern Texas PGA Scholarship Committee has selected 19 students to receive a total of $65,000 in 2010 STPGA Foundation Scholarships. The amount to be disbursed this year represents a record total for the STPGA Foundation Scholarship Program, which has distributed $414,100 in scholarship funds to 176 students since the program was restructured in ...

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  • TPC San Antonio Deflects Criticism to Deliver Exciting Finish

    Prior to the start of the Valero Texas Open, San Antonio's own Cameron Beckman could see the storm clouds gathering above the city's shiny new 36-hole mega golf resort. In a column for Golf.com that was published before the tournament kicked off Thursday, Beckman said that he'd played the AT&T Oaks course at TPC San Antonio about two doze ...

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  • Financial Aid Program Aims to Help STPGA Junior Golfers

    The goal of the Southern Texas PGA and the Southern Texas PGA Foundation is to introduce youngsters throughout the southern half of Texas to the challenges and rewards of golf. In 2009 alone, more 2,700 youngsters took part in the activities offered through the two organizations. ...

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  • 2010 Eagle Pointe STPGA Foundation Pro-Am Raises Record Amount

    Lonny Alexander lead a team that included David Turrentine, Blake Barnes, Bryan Kennedy and Chris Kendall to a two best balls score of 181, and Zoran Zorkic did the same for his team, which included Herb Clifton, Cody Clifton, David Francis and Cliff West. The result was a first-place tie in the 2010 Eagle Pointe STPGA Foundation Pro-Am, presented by B ...

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  • Father's Day Father-Child Charity Golf Tournament

    The annual Father’s Day Father/Child Charity Golf Tournament is held on the Thursday before Father’s Day every year and benefits the Houston Parks and Recreation Department's First Tee of Houston Junior Golf Program and Athletes Seeking Knowledge Education Fund. The tournament, originated by Dr. Norman Berkman in 2002, has been a very succe ...

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  • East End Golf Classic

    The Gus Wortham Golf Course is hosting the 2nd annual East End Golf Classic Friday, May 21. The tournament is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds from the tournament go to the renovation and beautification of this important piece of Houston’s cultural history. For online registration, visit www.houstonparksboard.org. ...

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