Thursday, September 21, 2006

This, That and the Other

There's a fancy new private club being built on the shores of Lake Travis between Austin and Marble Falls. The Club at Waterford won't be open until early to mid-2007, but it's already hired one of the top club professionals in Texas.

Allen Wooley, most recently the general manager and director of golf at Plum Creek in Kyle, is now the Head Golf Professional at Waterford. Wooley has served on the Southern Texas PGA Board of Directors since 1995 and was president in 2002-2003. He won the STPGA’s award for Golf Professional of the Year for 2003, and won the Bill Strausbaugh Award for club relations three years in a row.

The Club at Waterford's golf course was designed by the Austin team of Randy Russell and Roy Bechtol. You can view photos of the construction progress on the club Web site, linked above.

Elsewhere:

• The Hill Country Amateur Classic that we wrote about a couple weeks ago has been pushed back to November, and entry fees reduced. Kevin Robbins has the details in his blog on the Austin American-Statesman Web site.

• We've also written a couple times about the Texas Golf League in Houston, a competitive league for four-person teams representing businesses or churches. League organizer Joey Gimenez dropped us a line a few days ago to pass along the URL of the league's new blog, where announcements and results will be posted. You can check it out at texasgolfleague.blogspot.com.

• Longhorns fans will enjoy this article on the UT sports site looking back at the 1971 University of Texas championship golf team that includes Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite.

• And here's an article on how timeshares are gaining in popularity in San Antonio. New timeshare resorts have opened or will open in conjunction with the golf courses at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort and next to the Golf Club of Texas.

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