Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Gathright Takes Over at Oak Hills

Oak Hills is one of San Antonio's oldest, most exclusive clubs, and one of its best golf courses. Oak Hills is the one that all of San Antonio's biggest movers and shakers want to join.

It's a historic course, designed by A.W. Tillinghast. It hosted the very first Tour Championship in 1987, for many years was the site of the PGA Tour Texas Open, and now is the site of the Champions Tour SBC Championship.

For the past four years, it's also been the home of Bryan Gathright, a perennial selection to Golf Magazine's Top 100 teachers list. Gathright, a Harvey Penick protege, is the teacher of Jimmy Walker, Dorothy Delasin and Notah Begay III, among others.

And now he's the director of golf at Oak Hills. Cary Collins, who previously held the position, is leaving for opportunities not yet known. Gathright left his position as director of instruction at The Academy at La Cantera about four years ago because he was tired of dealing with the public. Now, he's director of golf - a position that requires dealing with people. The difference is that at Oak Hills, those people aren't "the public" - they're "the members."

The chosen ones, in other words. Gathright is certainly a chosen one, so this should be a good fit.


  1. I would think the chosen ones would be harder to deal with than the other type.

  2. Anonymous11:29 AM

    maybe chosen ones can deal with fellow chosen ones easier than the hoi polloi


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