Congratulations to Carlton Wade, a Texas Golf friend and a friend of Texas golf, on his new gig as part of Bechtol Russell Golf.
Wade, the handsome fellow to the left, takes over responsibility for marketing, photography and general publicity for the Austin-based golf course artchitecture firm.
You probably are more familiar with both Carlton and Bechtol Russell Golf than you might first realize. Carlton is the former editor of Texas Golfer Magazine and owner, editor, head writer and chief bottle washer of Austin Golf Magazine. He's a great golf course photographer (that's his shot in our title bar up above) and produced the official Texas state golf guides for several years. You can see some of Carlton's photography at TexasGolfShots.com.
Roy Bechtol and Randy Russell, sometimes also working with Tom Kite, have designed quite a few notable golf courses around the state, including the University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Comanche Trace (one of my favorite courses) in Kerrville, The Golf Club of Texas in San Antonio and The Ambush at Lajitas, among others.
A few other things to check out:
- Hal Sutton appeared before the Fredericksburg City Council to request effluent water for his Boot Ranch development outside of town.
- Here's an interview with Curt Sampson, the author of several noted golf books including what many consider the best biography of Ben Hogan, in the Houston Chronicle.
- And here's a post from Kevin Robbins' blog, Backspin, on the Austin American-Statesman Web site, in which Kevin sings the praises of one of his favorite courses, Grapevine Municipal.