Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Famed Instructor Finds Success Playing

Chuck Cook, based in Austin, is one of the most famous golf instructors in the world. He annually is included near the top of Golf Digest's best instructors in America list, usually as one of the Top 10.

And Cook isn't just a teacher. He can play a little, too.

Here's the report from the Southern Texas PGA on recently completed Senior Series tournament:

Noted golf instructor Chuck Cook of Spicewood, the 1996 PGA of America Teacher of the Year and winner of the Southern Texas PGA’s Harvey Penick Teacher of the Year Award in 1984 and 1995, shot a 6-under-par total of 70-68—138 to win the Super Senior Division and overall competition in a Southern Teas PGA Senior Series tournament at River Crossing Club in Spring Branch.

Cook earned $480 for taking the win in the Super Senior Division and added $300 for the overall victory.

The Woodlands’ Sherwood Stewart finished in second place in the Super Senior group, finishing at 68-72—140 and won $370. Ben Smith of Tomball finished in third place at 73-72—145 and took home a check for $310.

Philip Miranda, an assistant professional at Great Hills Country Club in Austin, carded a 5-under-par total of 71-68—139 to win the Senior Division, worth winnings of $520.

Chuck Westergard, head golf professional at San Antonio Country Club, and Austin’s Steve Trafton tied for runner-up honors in the Senior group. Westergard posted a score of 70-72—142 and Trafton went 73-69—142 to win $375 each.

The next STPGA Senior Series event will be held August 11-12 at Houston National Golf Club in Cypress, followed by an Aug. 25-26 tournament at The Onion Creek Club in Austin.

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