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  • The Shell Houston Open's Masters Metamorphosis

    At year’s end 12 of the top 20 players in the World Golf Rankings did not hail from the old USA. International stars are invading the PGA Tour with regularity and winning on golf’s biggest and most lucrative stage. The march toward The Masters, the season’s first and, as far as many in the golf industry are concerned, most prestigiou ...

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  • Southern Side Takes Back Cup in Battle of Texas' Best

    Since being cast as the determining factor of home field advantage in the World Series, Major League Baseball’s All Star game has become significantly more meaningful when compared to the other elite professional team sports, which remain rather inconsequential year after year. The same cannot be said for golf, where team competitions like the R ...

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  • Strictly Wedges

    Let’s Talk Wedges. The United States Golf Association had the golf manufacturers hopping this past year with new and revised design regulations that would mandate grooves conform to certain conditions of competition by Jan. 1, 2010. The governing body of our game thinks that when outfitted with the current clubs the skilled player is able ...

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  • Louisiana's Audubon Golf Trail

    Stretching from Shreveport’s Olde Oaks in the northwest corner of the state to Pete Dye’s world-class TPC Louisiana, host of the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic, just 15 minutes from the French Quarter, Louisiana’s Audubon Golf Trail is an enchanting assortment of 12 golf courses covering all five regions of the state. The majority o ...

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  • Jeff Strong Named Southern Texas PGA Golf Professional of the Year

    Jeff Strong, who has served as the head golf professional and general manager of Mont Belvieu’s Eagle Pointe Golf Club since construction on the course began in 1999, has been named the 2009 Southern Texas PGA Golf Professional of the Year. The honor has been presented annually for 42 years. The honor is the STPGA’s highest award and the rec ...

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  • Willow Fork's Plowman is New STGCSA President

    Willy Plowman, golf course superintendent at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy, was elected President of the South Texas Golf Course Superintendents Association for 2010 during the chapter's annual meeting last month at Willow Fork. Plowman, a 15-year member of the STGCSA, was first elected to the STGCSA Board of Directors in 2003 and has spent the past ...

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  • Southern Texas PGA Takes Back Joe Black Cup

    Bret Nutt, head golf professional at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, closed out Gilbert Freeman, head golf professional at Dallas’ Lakewood Country Club, with a par on the 16th hole to win their singles match 3&2 and give the Southern Texas PGA a 13-11 victory in the 2009 Texas Joe Black Cup Matches at Bryan’s Miramont Country Club. &ldquo ...

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