San Antonio's Reid Meyers has been appointed executive director of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame and Museum. After decades of atrophy, the Texas Golf Hall of Fame is springing back to life in San Antonio, and will move into its new permanent home at Brackenridge Park Golf Course later this year.
Here is the news release from the Southern Texas PGA:
The Board of Directors of the recently reconstituted Texas Golf Hall of Fame and Museum has appointed Reid E. Meyers as its Executive Director.
The Texas Golf Hall of Fame, formerly located at The Woodlands, Texas, and closed in 2001, was reconstituted late last year with a new statewide Board of Directors. The new Board includes officials from the Texas Golf Association, the two Texas Sections of the PGA of America, San Antonio’s Municipal Golf Association-SA, and other golf dignitaries who have been heavily involved in Texas golf throughout their careers.
The 15-member Board made the decision to hire Meyers after six months of organizational planning.
"Mr. Meyers has the right passion and vision for this project and, without a doubt, he is a man of action. We are delighted that Reid has accepted this role," said Buddy Cook, Chairman of the Hall's Board of Directors.
Agreeing with Cook, Hall of Fame Honorary Chairman and former President of the PGA of America Joe Black said, "Reid is the right choice to jump-start our efforts."
Meyers, a San Antonio employment law attorney, has been a golf industry leader since 1992. He was president of the San Antonio Golf Association (now known as Golf San Antonio), operator of the Valero Texas Open, from 1996-98, and continues to serve on its Executive Committee. During his term as SAGA's president, the organization initiated The First Tee program and proposed plans to renovate the Brackenridge Park Golf Course clubhouse. He was also involved in the name change to Golf San Antonio and the hiring of longtime Golf San Antonio Chief Executive Officer Tony Piazzi.
More recently, Meyers was tapped by City of San Antonio officials to form and chair the Municipal Golf Association-SA (d.b.a. The Alamo City Golf Trail), which took over the operation of San Antonio’s municipal golf courses in 2007. In 2008, under Meyers’ leadership, the MGA-SA restored Brackenridge Park to its original A.W. Tillinghast design.
"I am deeply honored to have been offered this opportunity from the Hall of Fame Board. We have an opportunity to create a very special place at Brackenridge Park and, with the help of our Board and golf history lovers from across the state and nation, we will succeed," Meyers said.
The Texas Golf Hall of Fame and Museum will be located at the Brackenridge Park Golf Course clubhouse and a historic building adjacent to the clubhouse, the Borglum Studio.
From the mid-1970s to the late 1990s, the Texas Golf Hall of Fame inducted 77 Texans into its membership. From Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and Babe Zaharias to Lee Trevino, Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite, the Texas Golf Hall of Fame includes more great names than any other state golf hall of fame.
The Texas Golf Hall of Fame and Museum's new home at San Antonio’s Brackenridge Park Golf Course will open later this year, and, on October, 25, 2010, the Hall will induct its newest members.