The cover story, however, is an interesting read about the DFW area's impact on the national (and world) golf scene. It is teased thusly:
Barney Adams used to sell his custom clubs out of Hank Haney's Golf Ranch in McKinney. About a decade later, Plano-based Adams Golf has 16 staff pros, the leading hybrid club on three tours combined, and sixth-best market share in iron sales. Haney's empire includes the industry's biggest giant, Tiger Woods. Adams and Haney are two examples of the Dallas area's impact on golf.
You can read that cover story and check out all the rankings at the DMN's Texas Golf 2008 index page. Unless you've registered previously, you'll need a password to fully explore the section. If you don't want to register with the site, visit bugmenot.com to find a password you can use.
It's the course rankings and awards that always draw the most attention (and scrutiny). Here are the category winners:
Best Course: Whispering Pines Golf Club, Trinity
Best New Course: The Club at Cordillera Ranch, Boerne
Best Course (most expensive category): Crown Colony Country Club, Lufkin
Best Course (high-priced category): The Rawls Course, Lubbock
Best Course (mid-priced category): Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston
Best Course (economy category): Comanche Trail (Arrowhead Course), Amarillo
Best 9-Hole Course: Starr Hollow, Tolar