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.

The 15-member board, which 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 statewide golf officials, including former members of the USGA’s Executive Committee and the LPGA Hall of Fame, made the decision based on Trimble’s years of experience and dedication to Texas’ golf history.

Trimble served as the former Hall’s Executive Director from 1992 to 1997 and has been published in many golf magazines and periodicals.  She has recently been retained by several prominent country clubs to write their histories.
“This appointment is an acknowledgement of Frances’ contributions to Texas golf and its history," said Buddy Cook, chairman of the Hall of Fame's Board of Directors. "Indeed, very few people have researched or written more about Texas’ golf history than her. Based on her previous experience as the Executive Director of the former Texas Golf Hall of Fame at The Woodlands, Frances has been and will be an invaluable resource for our ongoing efforts."

Board member and LPGA Hall of Fame Member Carol Mann said, “Frances is a treasure trove of historical knowledge about Texas golf, golfers, events, leaders and courses," said Carol Mann, board member and LPGA Hall of Fame member. "She is the encyclopedia for golf in Texas. The new Texas Golf Hall of Fame will be a formidable resource and authentic experience because of her association with it.”

“It is an honor to once again be associated with the Texas Golf Hall of Fame," stated Ms. Trimble. "I wish the new leadership great success with all future endeavors."

From the mid-1970s to the late 1990s, the Texas Golf Hall of Fame inducted 77 Texans into membership. 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’s golf hall of fame.

When opened later this year at Brackenridge Park Golf Course, the Texas Golf Hall of Fame and Museum will induct its first new class of inductees at a gala ceremony on October 25, 2010.  

The Texas Golf Hall of Fame and Museum will be located at the Brackenridge Park Golf Course clubhouse and a historic building adjacent to the clubhouse, the Borglum Studio.


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