Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Roundup: Houston Mayor Saving Gus Wortham?

As we noted a few posts down below, one plan for building a new soccer complex in Houston for that city's MLS soccer franchise involved plowing under the historic Gus Wortham municipal golf course and replacing it with a youth soccer facility.

Since we wrote that, Houston mayor Bill White has announced that he won't support converting the golf course to a soccer field after the area's council representative made it clear that she and her constituents strongly oppose the move.

So Gus Wortham Golf Course appears safe for now.


  • Weatherford native and former TCU golf star D'Rae Ward will be playing on the Futures Tour in 2007. And she's taking a novel approach to raising money to cover expenses: she's auctioning sponsorship opportunities on eBay.
  • Professional long driver Mathew Vilade of Hideaway finished third last weekend at the 2007 Diamond in the Desert Classic in Mesquite, Nev. But at the following Desert Launch, he set a new event record with a drive of 473 yards.
  • A Texan won the Nationwide Tour Jacob's Creek Open in Australia last weekend. Scott Sterling is a Beaumont native who played collegiately at Louisiana State University. It was Sterling's first career win on the Nationwide Tour. In 2006, he led the Texas-based Tight Lies Tour in earnings, finishing in the Top 10 in all 10 tour events he played, including a pair of wins.
  • The city of San Antonio is looking for a golf course architect to lead renovations at its Brackenridge, Cedar Creek and San Pedro facilities. No timetable, however, for getting the work done.

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