Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Report: San Antonio's Brackenridge Closing For A Year

San Antonio Express-News columnist Richard Oliver was writing from the Champions Tour AT&T Classic last weekend about Ben Crenshaw, and Crenshaw's love of San Antonio's venerable and historic Brackenridge Municipal Golf Course.

Down in the column is this nugget of info: Brack is going to shut down for a year for an overhaul. Oliver writes:

Brackenridge, which turned 90 last month, is about to get a needed facelift.

In coming days, the city is expected to officially announce that the renowned expanse will be shut down for a year or more, beginning next spring, to undergo an aggressive renovation.

As part of a planned multimillion-dollar outlay championed by deputy city manager Pat DiGiovanni and councilmen Chip Haass and Art Hall, fairways will be resodded, some bunkers overhauled and a new irrigation system installed, among other improvements.

The whole column, with Crenshaw reminiscing and interesting historical tidbits about Brackenridge, is a good read. But the part about Brack being renovated is what should catch every San Antonio golfer's eye.

I eagerly await details of the project.

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