A few items from around the state:
• The Brenham paper has a nice profile of the new head professional at Brenham Country Club, Don Aken. As these things go ("these things" being profiles of local pros in small-town newspapers), it's much more interesting than most. Aken has been a lot of places and played golf with and against a lot of people (including Crenshaw and Kite). It's a good read.
• San Antonio-based USAA Real Estate has sold the Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas - home of the Byron Nelson Championship - to a national commercial real estate investment and operations company called BentleyForbes.
BentleyForbes officials say they plan an aggressive improvement program for the entire property, including its two golf courses.
• Here's an article in the McAllen newspaper about the Sharyland High School golf team, which has been and is expected to continue to be a golf powerhouse in the Valley.
• And finally, this article in the Athens newspaper is a good primer on the various red-tape and regulatory issues involved when a major real estate development (this one including a golf course) and a city start negotiating with each other.