Local Golf Pro Gets Big Honor

A big honor for the head golf pro at The Club At Colony Creek.

The Southern Texas PGA Section announced the 2018 Southern Texas PGA Texas Joe Black Cup Matches Team on Thursday. Captain Bryan Minnick alongside Vice Captains Ricky Lyons, Matt Trevino, and Jeff Strong will lead the team. This annual Ryder Cup-style event between the Northern Texas PGA and the Southern Texas PGA will be the 38th meeting and is set for November 13-14 at Dallas National Golf Club.

“The Texas Joe Black Cup is the pinnacle event for our Members and something every player wants to be a part of,” said Minnick. “I am humbled and honored to be chosen as Captain of this year’s STPGA team. I look forward to leading our PGA Professionals in bringing the Cup back to south Texas.”

The PGA Professionals who played their ways onto the team based off points received for their finishes at the Section’s major championships are:

Jason Alexander (The Clubs at Carlton Woods) Jamie Christianson (The Dominion Country Club) David Buchheit (Lakecliff Country Club) Brandon Dixon (Escondido Golf & Lake Club) Tim Hobby (The Clubs at Sonterra) *Senior Representative Jeremy Ice (Northgate Country Club) Ben Kern (Georgetown Country Club) Mike Kullberg (Sterling Country Club at Houston National) Ryan Polzin (Oak Hills Country Club) Casey Russell (The Club at Colony Creek)

Joining them will be STPGA President Marc DeWall (The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch) as well as a Captain’s Pick. Minnick’s Captain’s Pick will be announced next week via the STPGA’s Facebook account.

The Northern Texas PGA won the 2017 edition of the tournament with a 13.5 to 10.5 victory at Spanish Oaks Golf Club last fall. The Matches are now tied at 18-18-1.

The Texas Joe Black Cup Matches is annually the most anticipated competitive event in the Northern and Southern Texas Sections. This fiercely contested rivalry between the two sister sections is marked by close matches, dramatic shots, uncompromising sportsmanship, and friendships that last a lifetime.

Established in 1981, the Texas Joe Black Cup Matches were created to honor Snyder native Joe Black, who was completing his first term as President of PGA of America.