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.