Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Win for Former Sundance Pro

Lonny Alexander of Onion Creek Country Club in Austin was the winner of the Southern Texas PGA's Callaway Tradition Championship. The tournament was played at Austin Country Club.

Alexander shot 70-67, then survived a six-hole playoff with Robert Thompson (Whispering Pines Golf Club). Complete results are available here.

Alexander used to be with Sundance Golf Course and Practice Facility in New Braunfels. But we've heard for some time now that Sundance is on the block. That's a shame.

The husband-and-wife team of Bob and Sue Puetz opened Sundance about 13 years ago, and Sue led a junior golf program that developed into one of the best in the country. She wrote the book on developing junior programs - literally. A book she wrote on the subject is frequently recommended by the USGA when that organization is contacted for advice by fledgling junior golf programs.

We can only hope that whomever the new owners of Sundance turn out to be, they have the same dedication to kids that the Puetzes have shown all these years.

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