Thursday, March 30, 2006

Showing Foresight

The Southern Texas PGA is relocating its headquarters from The Woodlands to Cypresswood Golf Club in Spring. It's a nice coup by Cypresswood, whose new ownership continues to restore the 54-hole facility to past prominence.

That owner is Foresight Golf, a company based in Boerne. The company began in the mid-'90s as a partnership between Dan Pedrotti and Ed Miller, who met while both serving as consultants on the construction of The Bandit in New Braunfels. Pedrotti, a Corpus Christi native, had been involved in golf course construction with a company in Arizona, while Miller was one of the most prominent golf course superintendents in America, having worked at Medinah and Cherry Hills, among others, before becoming director of agronomy at Pebble Beach.

After Foresight was formed, its first move was purchasing The Bandit. A couple years later, the company built The Buckhorn in Comfort, a fun course with wide fairways, huge greens, great conditions and a Hill Country setting. Next, in 2001, Foresight built The Republic south of Downtown San Antonio, the course that many now consider the best public track in San Antonio.

And then last year, Foresight purchased Cypresswood. And now it is home to the STPGA. Not a bad track record.

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