Bruce Devlin to be inducted into Texas Golf Hall of Fame
The Board of Directors of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame elected seven individuals to the Texas Hall of Fame and the Dallas Country Club to its Registry of Historic Golf Courses. After receiving a record number of nominations through the hall’s website, the hall’s board was delighted with the outpouring of support for the nominees, the voting process and this year’s class.
The elected individuals for the 2014 Class are: Bob Rawlins – Amateur; Chuck Cook and Hank Haney – Club Professional; Bill Penn (deceased) – Distinguished Service; Bruce Devlin – Tour Professional; and, Charles Dexter (deceased) and Ronnie Choate – Pioneers. The historic Dallas Country Club was added to The Texas Registry of Historic Golf Courses.
Headlining the 2014 class are Devlin, Cook and Haney. Devlin won 27 professional events worldwide. With that record, he far exceeded the other Tour Professional nominees in the voting. He is also known for his golf course designs and architecture and as a TV commentator. Cook has been a mentor and teacher to PGA Tour professionals Payne Stewart, Keegan Bradley, Luke Donald, Jason Dufner and many club professionals around the country. Haney is widely known as one of Tiger Woods’ first coaches, his book on that experience and his show on The Golf Channel – The Haney Project, in which he has taught such celebrities as Rush Limbaugh, Michael Phelps and Charles Barkley.
Joining them are former USGA Senior Amateur Champion Bob Rawlins in the Amateur category and Bill Penn (deceased) in Distinguished Service. Longtime golf advocates and supporters Charles Dexter (deceased) and Huntsville resident, Ronnie Choate, were elected in the Pioneer category.
Finally, the Dallas Country Club was added to the Texas Golf Hall of Fame’s Texas Registry of Historic Golf Courses. The DCC will join Brackenridge Park, Dallas’ Cedar Crest Golf Course, Brook Hollow Golf Club, Ft. Worth’s Colonial Country Club, Houston’s Champion’s Golf Club and the San Antonio Country Club in the Registry.
“This is a wonderful class and we are delighted to add them to the greatest state golf hall of fame in the country,”said Texas Golf Hall of Fame Board Chair Buddy Cook of San Antonio. “All of them are worthy representatives of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame”, Cook added.
The formal induction takes place on October 20, 2014, at the San Antonio Country Club in San Antonio. For the fifth year, the emcee for the event was Golf Channel anchor, David Marr III. Earlier that day, the Inductees were introduced at a press conference and participated in a round table discussion and golf outing at the historic Brackenridge Park Golf Course, the home of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. The names of this class will be commemorated on a stone marker along the Texas Golf Hall of Fame’s Walk of Fame and on the Wall of Frames in the Brackenridge Park Golf Course clubhouse.
More information about the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, its members, and its facilities at Brackenridge Park on San Antonio’s Riverwalk can be found at www.texasgolfhof.org. In the near future, ticket information for the induction dinner will be available on the Hall of Fame website. Tickets will be available to the public and supporters of the members and inductees.
The Texas Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, a 501 (c) (3) organization, is located at the historic Brackenridge Park Golf Course clubhouse, an outside Walk of Fame and in the Borglum Studio, in San Antonio, TX.