Golf News for Friday, November 21, 2008 | Briefly

Texas Golf Hall of Fame prepares for its new home in San Antonio

After being homeless for more than a decade, the Texas Golf Hall of Fame is relocating to one of the most historic golf sites in the state: San Antonio's Brackenridge Park.

Part of a $7.5 million project in the center of downtown, the new Texas Golf Hall of Fame and Museum will be adjacent to San Antonio's famed Brackenridge Golf Course, Texas' first public course that will re-emerge in December from a remarkable restoration of its 1915 A.W. Tillinghast design.

"When we open the doors, we will be the fourth largest golf museum in the country," said Reid Meyers, chairman of the non-profit Municipal Golf Association-San Antonio, which is overseeing the project, scheduled for completion in 2010. "Being situated next to the flagship public golf layout in the state, we will have something unique and very special that will cater to golfers, tourists and business travelers alike."

The Texas Golf Hall of Fame was housed at The Woodlands in Houston from 1978 through 1996, when it was closed.

Fundraising for the Texas Golf Hall of Fame project continues and golfers can lend support throughout November by playing Brackenridge Golf Course, which will not be open to the public until Dec. 1. Limited tee times are available for $250 per golfer ($200 tax deductable), with money from the "special preview" rounds going to the Hall of Fame capital campaign fund. No more than five foursomes will be accepted per day. For tee times, call 210-475-2899, or e-mail epressley@alamocitygolftrail.com.



 
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