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Texas Golf Hall of Fame New Anchor Site draws dozens of Lone Star Golf Legends


FRISCO, Texas -- More than two dozen Texas Golf Hall of Fame inductees and hundreds of friends and supporters celebrated the grand opening of th

e new Texas Golf Hall of Fame Anchor Site & Digital Museum Sunday at the Northern Texas PGA Headquarters.


Some of the greatest names in Lone Star golf and many generous fans and Texas golf lovers from all over the state enjoyed a night of living Lone Star history which was hosted by former Texas resident and University of Texas golf star Brandel Chamblee and included a panel discussion from Dallas native Lee Trevino and transplanted Texans Bruce Devlin and David Graham.

“This is my first time out here and it’s incredible, it really is. I just appreciate the sacrifice of those who came before me and those who are here now,” Trevino said. “It’s being part of a legacy,” added 42-time LPGA winner Fort Worth’s Sandra Haynie. “It’s what motivated me when I was playing and still does. “ The night included the ribbon cutting for the new digital museum which will ultimately catalog every member of the largest state golf of fame in the country for future generations to see and learn about. On hand for the ribbon cutting was North Texas anchor sponsor Veritex Bank CEO Malcom Holland, Fin Ewing, Ewing Auto Group, Insperity HR Services, The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship & Whispering Pines Golf Club.

“There is no other state that has the enduring golf history Texas does, that’s why these legends all came tonight,” said Reid Meyers, Chairman of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame Board of Directors “This is one step further so we will have a chance to preserve their stories for many generations to come. “Having an anchor site on this site at the Northern Texas PGA in Frisco means so much to the people here.” The Texas Golf Hall of Fame began in The Woodlands and already has an anchor site in San Antonio at the historic Brackenridge Park golf course where the inductee plaques are located and will be doing its bi-annual induction in Houston in 2024. “It’s really cool to have an anchor site here in North Texas where people can see the great players in Lone Star Golf past, present and future,” said 2020 inductee Ryan Palmer.

Chamblee, who does national golf commentary for the Golf Channel, said there was no other state than where he grew up and learned to play the game which has as many great players as Texas.“Only the nation of England has more players in the World Golf Hall of Fame than Texas. It literally makes the hair stand up on my neck to be here and see the greats of the game on this new anchor site. “I can only think of Australia and Texas as the two places who have given more to the game with players, teachers and events. It’s a magical night of living golf history.”

The mission of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame is to celebrate the rich and diverse history in the great State of Texas by honoring its golfers, its teachers and those who have contributed to the game in a wide variety of ways, recently appointed TGHOF executive director Alli Jarrett was honored for her work at the anchor ceremony along with outgoing executive director Katie Manor while longtime coordinator Mary Carriker was selected as the first winner of the namesake Texas Golf Hall of Fame Mary Carriker Volunteer of the Year award.



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