Author Archives: mike allen

Alex Ellis Fires Career Low At Muny, Grabs 1st Round Lead in Firecracker Open

Alex Ellis, a former Westlake High School Golfer and currently an assistant golf coach at the College of Charleston had a pleasant homecoming.  He fired  a nine under par 62 to grab a three shot lead after the first round … Continue reading

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Hopke’s 67 Qualifies For Web.Com Event

Wehman Hopke, who played golf at Westlake High School and Furman University, shot 67 in a Web.com Tour qualifier and will play in the inaugural Savannah Open.  Click here to read the story. Hopke turned professional after graduating from Furman … Continue reading

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Dell Match Play Volunteers Love the Tournament

Approximately 1200 people are volunteers for the Dell Match Play tournament.  Their contribution to the success of the event is significant because they all work anywhere from 25-50 hours prior to, during and after the tournament.  Do the math and … Continue reading

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Putting Aids At Dell Match Play

In a recent conversation with Tom Kite, he stressed  the importance of alignment in putting.  His contention was that many players, both amateurs and professionals,  do not line up properly when putting and as a result the stroke itself is … Continue reading

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Training Aids Used By The Players At Dell Match Play

Spectators who attended the Dell Match Play Championship during the practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday spent more time watching players on the practice range, chipping and putting areas than they did on the course because there were no matches. … Continue reading

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What is the Future For Hancock And Lions Municipal Golf Courses?

I received an email from Charlie and Teri Mahar, friends of mine from Minneapolis, MN.  They were recently in Austin and played Austin Golf Club along with the TPC in San Antonio and watched the practice round on Monday at … Continue reading

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Dell Match Play – Monday Practice Rounds

The worlds best players are congregating at Austin Country Club for the 2018 World Golf Championship Dell Match Play event.  The practice tee, putting and chipping greens were busy as players prepared and began their preparations for the matches that … Continue reading

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Sandefur Dominates 2018 Spring Championship

Barrett Sandefur’s first round 69 was good for a one stroke lead headed into the final round of the 2018 Spring Championship at Morris Williams Golf Course.  There were a number of players close behind at the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Barrett Sandefur’s 69 Leads Spring Championship

Barrett Sandefur, winner of the 2016 Spring Championship, birdied 1,2, 8, 17 and 18 along with bogies on 7 and 14 to post a three under par 69 and take the lead after the first round of the 2018 Spring … Continue reading

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Final Prep For Dell Match Play

  Austin Country Club closed the course to members today (Monday 3-13) in order to make the final preparations for the 2018 Dell Match Play Tournament. My usual foursome played this past Saturday morning and I snapped a few photos … Continue reading

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