Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tidbits from Colonial

The PGA Tour's weekly notes package includes a few interesting tidbits about this week's Colonial and last week's Nelson.

  • The only golfer ever to win both the Nelson and Colonial in the same season is Ben Hogan. Jason Day won last week's Nelson, so he gets to try this week to become the second to accomplish that feat. And Day is a member at Colonial.

  • Only one golfer has won the Colonial more than twice. Yep, Ben Hogan again. Phil Mickelson can become the second this week. If he wins, it will be win No. 3 at Colonial. Same for Kenny Perry.

  • Twenty-two of the Top 30 players in the world rankings are playing Colonial in 2010. This tournament's field really dropped off in the aftermath of Hogan's death, just as the Nelson's field has in the aftermath of Nelson's death. But Colonial, at least, is rebounding nicely.

  • The last native Texan to win the Colonial was Ben Crenshaw in 1990.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Romo Advances in U.S. Open Qualifying

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo made it through his local qualifier on Thursday in a bid to play his way into the 2010 U.S. Open.

Romo was one of seven golfers who advanced out of a local qualifier played at The Honors Golf Club of Dallas. Here are the scores of the qualifiers plus two alternates:

Vince Jewell, Dallas, 31-33--64
Bill Allcorn, Abilene, 34-31--65
Scott Abbott, Dallas, 34-34--68
Casey Clendenon, Houston, 36-32--68
James B Patton, Arlington, 33-36--69
Tony Romo, Burlington, 34-35--69
Anthony Broussard, Beaumont, 32-37--69
(alt.) Robby Ormand, Austin, 33-36--69
(alt.) Ronny Glanton, Richardson, 36-34--70

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hiller Wins STPGA Callaway Tradition

From the Southern Texas PGA:

Austin, TX: Greg Hiller of San Antonio shot a final round of three under par 69 to claim a one shot victory at the 2010 STPGA Callaway Tradition Championship. Hiller’s two under par total of 142 for two rounds over the challenging Fazio-Canyons Course at Barton Creek Resort and Spa was good enough to edge Chip Craig of Kingwood by a single shot. Tim Thelen and Lonnie Alexander tied for third at even par 144.

In the Senior Division, first round leader Steve Parker of Houston posted a three shot over Troy Schleicher of The Woodlands. Parker followed his opening round 69 with a 74 for a one under par total of 143.

Hiller, who works for the Alamo City Golf Trail in San Antonio at Breckenridge Park, was asked if he was watching the leader boards on the course: “No. I never do,” Hiller stated. “I knew I was playing well and thought maybe I was in the thick of it, but I didn’t know I was winning.”

Several names got to the top of the leader board at various times throughout the final round, and Craig was tied with Hiller coming to the 36th and final hole. He then three putted for a bogey and came up one shot short of forcing a playoff. Thelen and Alexander also had some chances, but in the end it was Hiller holding the winner’s trophy and $3,000.00 first place check.

Top Finishers
Gregory Hiller, San Antonio, 73-69-142
Chip Craig, Kingwood, 71-72-143
Lonny Alexander, New Braunfels, 72-72-144
Tim Thelen, College Station, 72-72-144
Ricky Arnett, Austin, 72-73-145
Full Scores

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2010 U.S. Women's Open Qualifying - Texas Sites

The USGA has done away with local qualifying in 2010 for the U.S. Women's Open, instead offering one round of qualifying (which it is calling sectional qualifying) at 20 sites around the country.

One of those qualifiers was played on Monday, May 17 in Texas, and there'll be another in Texas on Monday, May 24. Below are the results for the first of those two qualifiers; only those who qualified for the U.S. Women's Open, plus alternates, are listed.

Shady Oaks Country Club, Fort Worth
Maria Hernandez, Spain, 70-74—144
Taylor Leon, Dallas, 72-73—145
Heather Young, Fort Worth, 74-73—147
(alt.) Pernilla Lindberg, Sweden, 76-73—149
(alt.) a-Chelsea Mocio, Fort Worth, 76-75—151

The second Texas qualifier is scheduled for May 24 in Richmond at Shadow Hawk Golf Club.

U.S. Open Qualifying, Texas Sites

More 2010 U.S. Open local qualifying results coming in from Texas sites. The three lists below show only those players who qualified from each site, plus alternates.

Austin Country Club, Austin
a-Payne Gniewek, Trenton, Mich., 69
Jarrod Lyle, Australia, 69
Kyle Maze, Austin, 70
a-Julio Vegas, Venezuela, 70
Jamie Amoretti, San Antonio, 71
(alt.) a-Cody Gribble, Dallas, 71
(alt.) a-Conrad Shindler, Westlake, 71

Lakeside Country Club, Houston
Ryan Baca, Sugar Land, 64
Craig Kanada, The Woodlands, 65
Shawn Stefani, Bayton, 67
a-Michael Whitehead, Sugar Land, 67
Justin Engel, Sugar Land, 68
a-Brady Exber, Las Vegas, Nev., 68
Thomas Hagler, Cypress, 69
Jhonattan Vegas, Venezuela, 69
(alt.) a-Jake Saladin, Houston, 70
(alt.) a-Ryan Kelley, The Woodlands, 70

Midland Country Club, Midland
Zack Reeves, Arlington, 71
(alt.) a-Larry Bryan Jr., Big Spring, 73
(alt.) a-Christopher Ward, McKinney, 73

Nicklaus Talks About Summit Rock

These are tough times for golf courses, and we've seen many courses close in the past few years. But there are still golf courses under construction in Texas - new openings, those rarer than they were 10 years ago, are still on the way.

One of those courses under construction is Summit Rock, a Jack Nicklaus signature course in Horseshoe Bay. The course is part of the luxury real estate development Skywater over Horseshoe Bay.

Nicklaus recently visited the site, and here is a clip of him talking about the course and the construction:

Monday, May 17, 2010

2010 Byron Nelson Monday Qualifier Results

Here are the four golfers who played their way into the 2010 HP Byron Nelson Classic in the Monday qualifier:

Bobby Hutcherson, San Marcos, 30-34--64
Trevor Fisher, Fort Worth, 32-32--64
Wil Collins, Albuquerque, N.M., 33-32--65
Jason Schultz, Dallas, 32-33--65

And here is the recap, provided by the NTPGA:

The 2010 HP Byron Nelson Championship Open Qualifying Tournament was conducted at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club (Hills Course) in McKinney . 85 players competed for four qualifying spots. The field was comprised of PGA TOUR, Nationwide Tour and Champions Tour members, as well as 54 players that advanced to Open Qualifying from Pre-Qualifying.

The four qualifiers were Bobby Hutcherson of San Marcos, Texas, Trevor Fisher of South Africa, Texas, Wil Collins of Albuqeurque, New Mexico and Jason Schultz of Dallas, Texas. Hutcherson and Fisher posted the low rounds of the day with scores of eight-under par, 64.

There was a hole-by-hole sudden playoff with three players who shot seven-under par, 65 competing for the final two spots. The players in the playoff were Wil Collins of Albuquerque , New Mexico , Jason Schultz of Dallas , Texas and Bradley Ott of Frisco , Texas . Collins and Schultz both made par on the first playoff hole to advance to the 2010 HP Byron Nelson Championship.

The 2010 HP Byron Nelson Championship will be conducted on May 20-23 at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Irving, Texas.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo earned a spot in the Monday qualifier field via the pre-qualifier, but was unable to play due to Cowboys team commitments.

You can find the full list of scores here.

Couture/Fenimore win State Four Ball

From the Texas Golf Association:

Frisco, TX – Another great day for scoring greeted the players for the final round of the State Four-Ball Championship. The Fazio Course at Stonebriar Country Club played host to this year’s championship and gave teams a great chance to shoot low numbers. After a round full of inclement weather, two days of mild conditions allowed the players to post impressive scores. Rob Couture and Dru Fenimore were five shots off the lead coming into the final round, but made a remarkable comeback to claim the title by 3 strokes.

Rob Couture and Dru Fenimore, both of Dallas, made 9 birdies on their way to final round 63. The team birdied 4 of the last 5 holes to make a late charge and vault up the leader board. Fenimore drained birdies on the final 2 holes to increase their lead. Rob Couture has now won the State Four-Ball 2 out of the last 3 years. Couture and Fenimore finished at 24 strokes under par for the 54 hole championship after rounds of 65-64-63.

After back to back amazing rounds of 61 and 63, the team of Greg Boots and Lucas Boyd held the 36 hole lead. A final round of 1 under par 71 was not enough as they fell to a four way tie for 2nd place. Boots and Boyd got off to a slow start and were not able to recover in time. After two days full of birdies from both players, the team managed only three in the final round and faltered with two bogeys.

Also tied for 2nd place was the team of Aaron Hickman and Colin Stoops. Hickman and Stoops made a run and were able to close in on the leaders, but only made 2 birdies in their final 7 holes in a final round of 66. Jim Neumann and Jim Campbell made a late rally to try and put pressure on the leaders, but fell just short. Neumann, a Stonebriar member, and Campbell fired a final round 63 to climb into the second place tie, three shots off the lead. Randy Lance and David Ward also had a great final round to join the second place tie. Lance and Ward got off to a blistering start, making 3 birdies and an eagle in the first 4 holes. Their final round 63 left them 3 shots off the lead.

View scores

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Playoff Decides Firewheel Classic on Adams Tour

The Mt. Auburn Roofing Firewheel Classic on the Adams Golf Pro Tour Series came down to a playoff between Todd Rossetti and Tyler Leon. And Rossetti emerged with the win.

Rossetti and Leon, both of Dallas, finished 72 holes on the Bridges Course at Firewheel Golf Club in Garland tied at 16-under 273. Rossetti got there with a closing 69; Leon had a final round of 67.

The two headed back to the par-5 18th for the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, and Rossetti ended it there with a winning birdie.

Top Finishers
Todd Rossetti, Dallas, 67-71-66-69--273
Tyler Leon, Dallas, 65-72-69-67--273
Brian Rowell, Lafayette, La., 67-68-68-71--274
Anthony Broussard, Beaumont, 71-66-69-69--275
Wil Collins, Albuquerque, NM, 69-69-70-68--276
Full scores

Rossetti has made on two cuts in six starts on the Adams Tour so far in 2010, but he's made the most of them; in addition to this win, his other made cut resulted in a tie for fourth.

Leon has three starts so far in 2010, and now has posted finishes of 10th, seventh and second.

British Open Qualifier Coming in Plano

The HP Byron Nelson Championship concludes in Las Colinas on Sunday, May 23. The following day, some of the players from the Nelson, plus a bunch more, will head up to Plano and Gleneagles Country Club for a 36-hole qualifier to get into the 2010 British Open.

If you're in DFW and you're hungry for more golf than the back-to-back Nelson and Colonial can provide, then take in the qualifier, too. You can view the full field here.

Among those entered are Matt Kuchar, K.J. Choi, Rickie Fowler, Ryan Moore, J.B. Holmes, Rory Sabbatini, Bubba Watson, Chad Campbell, Bill Haas, Davis Love III, Fred Couples, Vaughn Taylor, D.J. Trahan, Charley Hoffman and Boo Weekley. It's like a one-day PGA Tour event.

Only eight players from this site will qualify to play in the British Open. That's lots of talent fighting for a handful of spots.

Romo Unlikely to Play in Nelson Monday Qualifier

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo made it through the pre-qualifier last week to earn a spot in the field for the HP Byron Nelson Championship Open Qualifying Tournament (a k a, the Monday qualifier). But it appears likely that Romo won't be able to play after all.

After earning his spot in the Monday qualifier, Romo requested an afternoon tee time. The reason: The Cowboys begin their first official, organized team preseason activities on Monday at 11 a.m., and Romo plans to be there.

Alas, when tee times were announced, Romo had been given a 9:57 a.m. tee time. No afternoon tee times were given to anyone; as per PGA Tour regulations pertaining to Monday qualifying fields of this size, the tee times are all morning times.

After seeing his tee time, Romo said the only way he'll be able to play is if the qualifier is significantly delayed by weather.

The qualifier takes place at the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club's Hills Course in McKinney. Others in the field include Joe Durant, Mark Brooks, Paul Stankowski, Kris Cox, Frank Lickliter, Robert Gamez, Guy Boros, Eric Axley, Robert Damron and Glen Day.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cowboys QB Romo Advances in Nelson Qualifying

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is trying to qualify to play in the PGA Tour HP Byron Nelson Classic. And he successfully made it through Step 1, advancing out of the "pre-qualifier."

Romo played the Hills Course at Stonebridge Ranch in McKinney, where 129 players competed to finish in the Top 23 (plus ties). The Top 23 gained entry into the "Monday qualifier" that takes place next, well, Monday, prior to the Nelson. Another 128 players were on Stonebridge's Day Course, with the Top 23 finishers there also advancing.

Romo carded an even-par 72, which got him in on the number. The next step is much, much tougher, however: Only four spots in the Nelson field are available at Monday qualifying, which will also include many more golfers with PGA Tour experience.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

U.S. Open Local Qualifiers

There are more than 100 local qualifying sites around the country for the 2010 U.S. Open, and some of those qualifiers are now in the books. Only qualifiers and alternates are listed. Here are the Texas sites to date (we'll add new posts as more results come in over the coming days):

Gentle Creek Golf Club, Prosper
Will Dodson, Dallas, 36-34--70
Will Osborne, Fort Worth, 32-39--71
Jerrett Hamilton, Richardson, 39-33--72
B.J. Staten, Austin, 39-33--72
Edward Loar, Dallas, 34-38--72
Dean Larsson, Frisco, 35-37--72
Phil Tataurangi, Flower Mound, 37-35--72
(alt.) John Schaefer, Plano, 35-37--72
(alt.) Clark Dennis, Fort Worth, 35-37--72

Butterfield Trail Golf Club, El Paso
a-Jake Spencer, El Paso, 73
a-Ross Rotwein, El Paso, 74
(alt.) Dominic Curran, Silver City, N.M., 74
(alt.) Travis Reid, Clovis, N.M., 76

2010 Texas Open Monday Qualifying Results

Here are the four Monday qualifiers who played their way into this week's PGA Tour Valero Texas Open:

Derek Tolan, Centennial, Colo., 36-32--68
Mike Standly, League City, 35-33--68
Gene Williams, San Antonio, 36-32--68
Ryan Baca, Sugar Land, 33-35--68

The Monday qualifier was played at The Club at Comanche Trace in Kerrville.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Els Headlines First Texas Open at TPC

The Valero Texas Open moves to its new home next week, the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio. And the new course, plus the Spring date to which the tournament moved last year, is supposed to help attract a higher-quality field. Its date immediately following The Players Championship doesn't help, but, hey, two things at a time: New date, new course. Is the field better in 2010?

Well, Ernie Els is making his first-ever appearance in the Texas Open. I'd say that's a good sign. Els highlights the field, which was finalized at 4 p.m. ET on Friday.

Among those joining Els in San Antonio next week will be defending champion Zach Johnson, sponor invites John Daly and David Duval, Sergio Garcia (who served as a consultant on the course design), J.B. Holmes, multi-winner Justin Leonard, Adam Scott and Vijay Singh. Full field

Palmer Port A Course Files for Bankruptcy

Is yet another Corpus Christi-area golf course in danger of closing? Last week we told you that Pharaohs Country Club in Corpus will close by July. Kings Crossing Country Club in Corpus shut down last year.

Now comes word that Newport Dunes in Port Aransas has filed for bankruptcy. Newport Dunes filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which means reorganization, not necessarily liquidation. So the Newport Dunes golf course may yet survive, assuming an organization plan can be worked out that meets with the bankruptcy court's approval. Chapter 11 filings don't always result in a company's survival, however.

Newport Dunes was designed by Arnold Palmer, and Palmer played a round there after the course's opening in late 2008.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Pocknall Pockets South Senior Am

From the Texas Golf Association:

Houston, TX – Another perfect day of weather presented itself at Pine Forest Country Club in Houston for the final round of the Texas Golf Association’s South Senior Amateur Championship. Katy's David Pocknall continued his dominance in South Regional Events by finishing a top the leader board once more with a final round 4-over par for a two day total of 1-over par, 145, good enough for a one stroke victory over Montgomery’s Dickie Williams. This is Pocknall's second victory in as many years at Pine Forest as he won here just over a year ago at the South Regional Mid-Amateur Championship.

Although he claimed victory, it was a very uncharacteristic one for Pocknall. Known for his strong finishes in final rounds, Pocknall was only able to make the turn at 3-over par with three bogeys and no birdies to speak of. Meanwhile, Williams was able card two birdies along with two bogeys on the front nine, however, a costly double bogey on the par 3, 5th left the Montgomery resident only able to trim one stroke off of Pocknall’s lead leaving him two more strokes to make up on the back nine. Much of the same on the back nine kept things very tight. Pocknall, with a birdie on the par 5, 10th hole showed signs that he may be turning on the jets, but it was the only birdie he was able to muster all day. Meanwhile, Williams was able to plate two more birdies which were unfortunately cancelled out by two bogeys leaving just one stroke shy of taking the title. When asked about how the victory felt, Pocknall responded by saying "After a string of second places, it’s good to be back in the winner's circle once more."

The Super Senior Division looked as if it could have been anyone's to take, but the steady play of Houston's Mike Schell was good enough to capture victory. Schell cruised to a two victory over fellow Houstonian Howard Knowles by carding a 4-over par, 76 on the day. Schell was able to finish the front with two birdies, but started the back nine with a costly double bogey on the par 5, 10th and added three more bogeys coming in. However, his two fellow competitors whom which he started the day tied with, Bob White and Darrell Bowe, were unable to make any kind of move to stay in the hunt. This was Schell's first ever TGA Event and he is looking forward to playing in a lot more down the road.

Top Finishers
David Pocknall, Katy, 69-76--145
Dickie Williams, Montgomery, 72-74--146
Jamey Freisleben, Pasadena, 73-74--147
Herb Fisher, The Woodlands, 79-69--148
Mike Booker, The Woodlands, 74-74--148
Full results

Monday, May 03, 2010

Aggie Piller Posts First Nationwide Win

Congratulations to Martin Piller on winning his first title on the Nationwide Tour, the Stadion Athens Classic.

Piller was born in Dallas, grew up in Duncanville and played collegiately at Texas A&M. He turned pro in 2008 and won his very first start, the Texas State Open.

The victory pushed Piller up to No. 2 on the Nationwide money list. He trails only Bobby Gates, who happens to be Piller's former college roommate.

"(Gates) came up to me after and congratulated me and said 'good win, but you're still behind me,' " said Piller. "It gives me motivation. We're good friends and we hate losing to each other. It's just a testament to Texas A&M and the players they're producing."

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Nelson Wins Adams Tour Stop in Waco

Ryan Nelson was the winner of the Adams Golf Pro Tour Series stop in Waco that concluded on Saturday. The Jamie Hilton's Hillcrest Children's Golf Classic was played at Twin Rivers Golf Club.

Nelson, of Dickinson, ran away with it, shooting 72-68-69-69--278 (10-under par) to win by eight strokes. Ryan Baca was the player in a distant second.

Nelson has played five events so far on the 2010 Adams Tour schedule and finished no lower than 11th. His win in Waco moved him to the top of the money list.

Top Finishers
Ryan Nelson, Dickinson, 72-68-69-69--278
Ryan Baca, Sugar Land, 73-73-68-72--286
Bobby Hutcherson, Memphis, 77-73-67-71--288
Brian Noonan, Austin, 75-71-70-72--288
Connie Pierce, Oklahoma City, Okla., 72-78-73-66--289
Brice Garnett, Gallatin, Mo., 75-75-66-73--289
Nick Malinowski, Frisco, 73-69-73-74--289
Full Scores

LPGA Tour Wants to Add Stop in San Antonio

Richard Oliver of the San Antonio Express-News is covering the Duramed Futures Tour's Hill Country Classic this week at The Dominion, the former home to both the PGA Tour Texas Open and the San Antonio Champions Tour stop. In two articles published within the past couple days, Oliver details what appears to be a very strong interest on the part of the LPGA Tour in adding another tournament in San Antonio.

The first article reported the Tour's renewed interest, after a dalliance in 2006 didn't lead anywhere. The E-N quoted LPGA Tour spokesman Mike Scanlan saying this:

"It's obviously a market that the LPGA Tour is very interested in. At this point, we are actively looking at San Antonio."

After reading that first article, I was very skeptical about the chances. There is a growing corporate base in San Antonio, with some major players in town: Toyota, HEB, USAA, Whataburger, Valero, Tesoro, not to mention a continuing connection with AT&T. Among others. But Valero already sponsors the PGA Tour event in SA; AT&T already sponsors the Champions Tour event in SA. The others haven't show any recent willingness (in San Antonio, at least) to get deeply involved in sponsoring golf. The Futures Tour tournament in San Antonio has failed to find a title sponsor in its two years of existence.

And a company must get deeply involved to become a title sponsor for a pro golf tour. The E-N estimated a title sponsor for a potential LPGA Tour event in San Antonio would be in for at least $3 million.

But Oliver's second article, which appeared today, leaves me feeling much more optimistic about the LPGA's return to Texas.

In the second article, Oliver talked to, among others, Futures Tour CEO Zayra Calderon, who reiterated the strong interest of the LPGA in coming to San Antonio - but not at the expense of the Futures Tour. The two tours (the LPGA owns the Futures Tour) are thinking of staging back-to-back tournaments, first the Futures Tour followed by an LPGA event - in the same week, on the same course - and are looking south for potential sponsors.

... speaking from her office in Daytona Beach, Fla., (Calderon) said that she has been part of discussions aimed at someday possibly locating Futures and LPGA tour stops in San Antonio — in the same week.

"We're thinking big," Calderon said. "We're also talking to tournaments in Mexico, creating a little triangle (of tour stops), getting big sponsors in Mexico events interested in the San Antonio market."

What Calderon is describing is taking existing or possibly new tournaments in Mexico (the article revealed the tour is looking to add another event in Mexico), adding an LPGA tournament in San Antonio, and tying them together into a 3-week swing under the sponsorship of perhaps a single Mexico-based company.

I can see that working. One reason: Lorena Ochoa's management company is involved in managing the existing Futures Tour event in San Antonio. Lorena is retiring from competitive golf, she'll have plenty of time on her hands to schmooze potential sponsors among major Mexican corporations (including her husband's).

The articles states:

Calderon is optimistic. In addition to visiting San Antonio on several occasions to research the possibility of expanding the Futures Tour stop, she has joined with Hill Country Classic organizer Pepe Mirabent in discussing options with Mexico-based Ochoa Sports Management.

The group, overseen by star player Lorena Ochoa's brother, Alejandro, is helping coordinate this week's tournament.

A few days ago I would have put the odds of an LPGA Tour tournament coming to San Antonio at maybe 15 percent, at best. Now I'm thinking 50-50. At worst, what Calderon is talking about is evidence that the new LPGA commissioner and his braintrust are bringing lots of energy and ideas to the table.

Y.E. Yang Appearing at Play Golf America Day in Dallas May 15

A notice from the Northern Texas PGA about the Dallas stop for Play Golf America Day:

DALLAS, Texas – An exciting day of free golf activities will be held during the annual PGA Play Golf America Day at City Pointe Golf Center in Dallas on Saturday, May 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event is designed to provide free expert instruction to golfers of all ages and skill levels, introduce new golfers to the game and provide equipment testing from the best brands in golf today.

Highlighting the day will be a free clinic conducted by the reigning PGA Champion Y.E. Yang. In addition, more than 15 PGA Professionals from the Northern Texas PGA will be providing instruction during free 10 minute lessons and complimentary golf clinics for children and adults on all facets of the game regardless of skill level.

Several of the golf industry’s leading equipment manufacturers, including Cleveland Golf, Cobra, Nike, and Titleist will be on-site to provide hands-on testing of the hottest products in the market today. Attendees will be able to test equipment on the driving range as well as receive product insight from the representatives of each manufacturer.

Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to compete in long drive, chipping and putting contests throughout the day as well as win prizes compliments of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and HP Byron Nelson Championship during free raffles. The Play Golf America Day is sure to be a fun and interactive golf experience for men, women, and children of all ages and skill levels. Admission is free to the general public and the first 500 people in attendance will receive a free PGA t-shirt! For additional information, please contact the Northern Texas PGA at (214) 420-7421or visit their website at www.ntpga.com.