Texas Golf HOF Induction Monday Oct. 8

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, October 6th, 2018
The Legacy Continues!
The Stage is Set!
Chad Campbell, Billy Ray Brown, Bill Moretti, Bill Macatee and Austin Country Club to be inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame on Monday October 8th in San Antonio.
Chad Campbell, who grew up in Andrews, Texas, has pocketed four victories, 56 top-10 finishes, and $26 million in earnings during his 18-year career on the PGA Tour. He will be honored in the professional player category.
Billy Ray Brown, honored in the amateur player category, was born, raised and still lives in Missouri City. His Dulles High School teams won three state regional championships and state titles in 1980 and 1981. He kept winning at the University of Houston, claiming the NCAA Championship individual and team titles his freshman year. In each of his four seasons at UH, Brown earned NCAA All-America and All Southwest Conference accolades. His Cougars captured three NCAA titles, and Brown added Southwest Conference individual crowns in 1983 and 1984.
Bill Moretti, honored in the instructor category, was an accomplished player before becoming teaching professional in 1979. The St. Louis native has been a Top 100 Golf magazine teacher since its inception. He has been honored as Southern Texas PGA Teacher of the Year (nominated 11 times) and Chapter Teacher of the Year.
Bill Macatee, honored in the lifetime achievement category, has been a major force in the golf world for some 30 years as national television golf broadcaster. The El Paso native has worked 28 Masters, 20 PGA Championships, and every Ryder Cup from 1991 to 2006. He has also served as lead announcer of PGA Tour events such as the AT&T Byron Nelson and the Valero Texas Open on CBS.
Austin Country Club, which will be added to the Texas Registry of Historic Golf Courses, has seen many changes in its 119 years.  The club moved to its third _ and current _ site in 1984. The challenging course on the south bank of the Colorado River (Lake Austin) has hosted the WGC Match Play championships for the past three years. Austin Country Club’s previous location was in east Austin _ now Riverside Golf Course _ adjacent to the Riverside campus of Austin Community College. This is where major champions Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite were coached by legendary Harvey Penick.
This will be the Texas Golf Hall of Fame’s ninth class to be inducted since the Hall’s reconstitution in 2009. Public nominations made online were voted on by living Hall members, the Texas Golf Hall of Fame Board of Directors, and designated Texas golf media members. The TGHoF is a 501(c)(3) organization.
For ticket information contact Mary Carriker
at mary@golfsanantonio.org or (210) 736-8701.
“The Gathering of Eagles” Schedule of Events
October 8, 2018
Brackenridge Park Golf Course, 2315 Ave B, San Antonio, TX 78215
10:15AM     2018 Class Hickory Club “Driving In”, #1 Tee
10:30AM   18 Hole Golf Tournament Shamble Shotgun Start, Brackenridge GC
2:45PM      Introduction and Pinning of 2018 Class of Inductees, Borglum Studio
3:15PM       Unveiling of Class Marker, Walk of Fame
San Antonio Country Club, 4100 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, TX 78209
6:30PM      Cocktail Reception
7:30PM      Induction Dinner
8PM           Induction Ceremony
9:45PM      Adjourn

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