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David_Tepper

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OT - A Texas Golf Story
« on: February 14, 2024, 08:25:42 AM »
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David Cronan

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Re: OT - A Texas Golf Story
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2024, 09:12:02 AM »
https://www.texasmonthly.com/being-texan/del-rio-el-llanito-country-club-golf/?utm_source=pocket-newtab-en-us   


A movie of this history is coming in April.


Great read, great story and a great publication.


Thanks for the link, David.

Tom_Doak

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Re: OT - A Texas Golf Story
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2024, 09:34:43 AM »
Wow, that's a great story.


Everyone in the Golf Writer's Association of America should be ashamed they failed to pick up on it even after the book in 2012.  And that includes me -- I'm a member of the GWAA.


Although it will probably be a better movie, with the kids in jeans and white t-shirts.

Ben Sims

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Re: OT - A Texas Golf Story
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2024, 11:58:58 AM »
https://www.texasmonthly.com/being-texan/del-rio-el-llanito-country-club-golf/?utm_source=pocket-newtab-en-us   


A movie of this history is coming in April.


Five years of my life, on two separate occasions, were spent in Del Rio. Id never heard this story. Shame on me. But wow!

Tommy Williamsen

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Re: OT - A Texas Golf Story
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2024, 12:38:36 PM »
What a great story. Perseverance, for sure. Talent, absolutely. Good for them.
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David Wuthrich

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Re: OT - A Texas Golf Story
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2024, 02:00:32 PM »
This article makes me both sad and happy!


Let me explain. 


Sad because this happend in my great state that they were not allowed to play certain courses.


But happy because that is what Texan's are all about.  When faced with an issue, we find a way to make it work out for the best, we just don't stand back and complain about it!


As my Dad always told me, don't complain about something unless you have a way to fix it!!

Matt Schoolfield

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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2024, 06:41:48 PM »
I'm also surprised to have never heard this story having grown up in Texas. Also surprised to see so many Texans on this forum!
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Sam Morrow

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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2024, 08:44:32 PM »
I remember hearing this story years ago, kind of the golf version of Hoosiers.

Will Lozier

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Re: OT - A Texas Golf Story
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2024, 10:21:58 PM »
So cool!!! Thanks David!!!!

Peter Gannon

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Re: OT - A Texas Golf Story
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2024, 09:02:51 PM »
Also frustrated, embarassed, sad having not known of this.  I played High School golf  from '88-1912 in Corpus Christi, Texas and played with many a fine golfer from the Rio Grande Valley, McCallen, Laredo, Brownsville area. 


Our HS practiced at (NLE) Padre Isles CC, which was sandy, patchy, and hella windy.  Back then, with the old balatta ball, the desired trajectory was a stinger that rose to 30-50 ft in the air at the very end.  "Hardscrabble" is apropos!

Sam Morrow

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Re: OT - A Texas Golf Story
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2024, 09:29:28 PM »
Peter where did you live if yall played Padre Isles? That was my home course on summer and Christmas vacations. I can still smell the old clubhouse that I thought was probably swanky in 1977.


Corpus is a fascinating town that seems fairly happy staying in a permanent 1989 time warp. The lack of golf there has always amazed me. I do have a special place in my heart for Oso and old Pharaohs.

Peter Gannon

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Re: OT - A Texas Golf Story
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2024, 10:51:39 PM »
I lived in Flour Bluff, jealous, I know. 


My Dad was a food and beverage manager at CC Country Club, and then King's Crossing (NLE) - Bill Coore design.  Pharoah CC still sits there overgrown, as does King's Crossing.  Totally agree Corpus is in '89 time capsule.  We moved there in '85, probably at it's "peak".  My Mom still lives there, but I came back to NYC as soon as I graduated UNT in '97. 


Padres Isles was "swanky" in 1977!  Dark wood walls in clubhouse and pro shop from what I remember.  I just remember the WIND and long grasses, and the unGodlike "sticker burrs" that plagued the entire Coastal Bend.  It did teach me a variety of shots though.
 
Yeah, I don't get it with Corpus and golf.  It just hasn't been able to keep nice things.  My dream is hop over the Oso Creek from where King's Crossing was, and convince the Kings to open King Ranch Golf Club! 
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Sam Morrow

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Re: OT - A Texas Golf Story
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2024, 12:15:17 AM »
I lived in Flour Bluff, jealous, I know. 


My Dad was a food and beverage manager at CC Country Club, and then King's Crossing (NLE) - Bill Coore design.  Pharoah CC still sits there overgrown, as does King's Crossing.  Totally agree Corpus is in '89 time capsule.  We moved there in '85, probably at it's "peak".  My Mom still lives there, but I came back to NYC as soon as I graduated UNT in '97. 


Padres Isles was "swanky" in 1977!  Dark wood walls in clubhouse and pro show from what I remember.  I just remember the WIND and long grasses, and the unGodlike "sticker burrs" that plagued the entire Coastal Bend.  It did teach me a variety of shots though.
 
Yeah, I don't get it with Corpus and golf.  It just hasn't been able to keep nice things.  My dream is hop over the Oso Creek from where King's Crossing was, and convince the Kings to open King Ranch Golf Club!


I've always wanted a Flour Bluff drop on this site! CCCC was redone last year by Chet Williams, I need to get down there and see it.

David_Tepper

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Re: OT - A Texas Golf Story
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2024, 10:00:59 AM »
Trailer for the movie of this story here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZD8z4efptk

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