The Hannon Cup Association
The Hannon Cup Association contributes to golf scholarships, supports the Austin Junior Golf Academy, hosts the George Hannon Junior Invitational, and conducts the Hannon Cup Matches. These activities are made possible by a “Society” of large donors to the Hannon Cup Association. Society members make an annual donation of $500 to the Hannon Cup Association.
Join the Society’s efforts to support the Hannon Cup Association by making your contribution. You may do so by using one of the following methods.
- Click this link and complete the form , print the form, mail it and your check to the address on the form OR,
- Click this link and complete the form then save the form to your desktop, email the form as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call Randi Long at (512) 633-4653 to provide your information by phone and arrange payment.
Society members receive invitations to Hannon Cup events through the year via the Association’s newsletter.
History of the Hannon Cup Association
Mark Coward, then Head Professional at Great Hills C.C. and Brent Buckman, then Director of Golf at Barton Creek C.C. were instrumental in conceiving the idea and in organizing and forming the initial committee. Thus the Hannon Cup was born – the Austin golf community’s way of honoring the “Coach.”
The Ryder Cup like format was selected for the competition with the top 14 Austin metro area golf professionals playing against the top 14 male amateurs. Each team is headed by a selected captain who in turn chooses his team. The yearly competition has been a testament to “Coach,” filled with excitement, fellowship and “true grit.”
Support for the event was provided by a group of individuals and businesses that became known as the Hannon Society. Proceeds from their efforts were initially used to support the University of Texas George Hannon Scholarship Fund. This fund was fully endowed with the help of additional contributions from the Barton Creek Men’s Golf Association. In 2003, the Hannon Cup was upgraded to an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and was renamed the Hannon Cup Association. The Association is governed by a Steering Committee and advised by Coach Hannon. Over the years, the Association has evolved from a one event, single purpose entity to a major contributor to initiatives designed to grow golf in central Texas.
Southern Texas PGA George Hannon Scholarship
Administered by the STPGA Foundation and supported by the Hannon Cup Association, merit based scholarships are awarded each year to deserving boys and girls. The Hannon Cup Association feels very strongly about the scholarship program and the George Hannon Scholarship is currently the largest scholarship awarded through the STPGA Foundation. For more information about the George Hannon Scholarship or any of the other scholarships offer through the STPGA Foundation please visit the South Texas PGA Website here.
2013 Brandon Pederson, Dillon VanEssen, James Jasso, Kraig Zimmerhanzel
Leanne O’Donnel, Michelle Hartenstein, Shane Morris, Victoria Gomez
2012 Brandon Pederson, Chad Chesnut, Denton Taylor, Kristal Ewall, Madeline Walker,
Megan Hartenstein, Elaziel Espinoza-Roche, Weyman Hopke
2011 Alyssa Morgan, Kelsey Coburn, Webb Walker, Brandon Pederson,Sean Aleman
2010: Michelle Hartenstein Shane Morris
2009: Victoria Noetzel Joseph Scivicque
2008: Jennifer Kathleen Lea Ryan Thill
2007: Kasey Terry Jacob Hanzel
2006: Kelsey Thompson Jimmie Jackson
2014 Scholarship Winners
Chase is a senior at Cedar Park High School and has been playing golf since 7th grade. Next fall he will be headed to Oklahoma Christian University and will be a member of their golf team. While at OCU, he plans to study accounting or business management. He was recognized for making the All District Team, All Region Team and Academic All District team. He finished in 11th place at the 4A UIL State Golf Tournament. Aside from golf, Chase enjoys playing football and fishing with his friends.
Jacob is a 2014 Homeschool student graduate from Austin, Texas. He has committed to the University of New Mexico and as a non-scholarship member of the golf team, hoping to get to the PGA Tour one day. In the meantime Jacob will be working on a degree at UNM in Business/Marketing while developing skills in Graphic Arts. He is a First Tee Scholar, and has served as a volunteer mentor for the past 4 years at the First Tee of Greater Austin. Jacob also hosted a golf-a-thon to benefit them. His love for the game started when he was 18 months old with plastic clubs in the living room. He has played in the STPGA since he was nine years old and has participated in many national, state and local competitive golf tournaments. Jacob has improved his scoring average greatly last summer (down to 73) – with some top finishes in National junior events, three top five finishes, one top ten finish and placed 13th at the Texas State Legends tournament at Horseshoe Bay. Jacob loves to play golf as much as possible, but whenever he is not golfing he is usually out fishing.
Leanne O’Donnell is a senior art history and writing double major, arts administration minor at Texas Christian University. Golf has always been an important part of her life; growing up the daughter of a golf pro, it was a way for her and her father to bond, and has provided her with many educational and personal growth opportunities for which Leanne is grateful. At TCU, Leanne is the Director of Membership and Leadership Development for the Student Activities community building organization, is a student editor for TCU Press, is a member of the Chancellor’s Leadership Program, and serves on the Student Honors Cabinet, the student voice for the Honors College. Leanne hopes one day to work in the arts industry either in a museum or a fine arts auction house. This summer Leanne will intern at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, TX.
Kraig recently completed his freshman year at Texas Lutheran University where he is a member of the Bulldog golf team. He competed in each tournament of the fall and spring seasons and was named SCAC Player of the Week as well as well as to the Dean’s List. His love for the game was evident at a very early age. When he was 3 he started hitting shots along beside his father and was hitting off the tee not long after. Kraig started competing in area junior tournaments at the age of 7 and at 10 became involved with the STPGA. For 8 years he competed in tournaments on all levels of the program from Little Linksters to the Prestige Tour. He played varsity golf all 4 years at Smithville High School and as a medalist was a District champion and four time Regional qualifier. The highlight of Kraig’s high school golf career was winning the 2012 3A Texas State Championship. He is looking forward to his sophomore year at TLU and pursuing his degree in Accounting.
The Hannon Cup Association Supports the Austin Junior Golf Academy
George Hannon, Lloyd Morrison and Joe Balendar were the founders of the Austin Junior Golf
Academy. The Junior Golf Academy is hosted and administered by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and conducted by their Golf Department. The Hannon Cup Association supports the Austin Golf Academy financially and members of the Hannon Cup Association Steering Committee also sit on the Board of Directors for the Austin Junior Golf Academy.
2012 Austin Junior Golf Academy
The 2012 Junior Golf Academy was a resounding success for the 344 participants. There were 325 young golfers in the age 5-13 groups and 19 participants in the 14-18 age group.
Link to the Photo Album.
Hancock Golf Course, the original home of Austin Country Club, was the Academy site for age 5-13 year old participants, some of which are shown in this photo. There were beginning and advanced categories and participants were groups accordingly.
The Jimmy Clay/Roy Kizer Golf Complex hosted the 14-18 year olds. Eric Lopez ,head of instruction at Clay/Kizer, works with the 14-18 group. They receive instruction and play the par three course at the Clay/Kizer complex one day and then play Jimmy Clay golf course on the final day of the Academy.
Participants rotated from one station to the next every 35 minutes. The staff of the City Golf Department were creative in making the activities fun as well as instructional. For example, one station which required a shot through goal posts to promoted hitting lofted shots.
At another station contestents chipped from off the green to a pin. In each of these activities, participants were awarded “Academy Bucks” for successful completion of the activities. At the conclusion of the academy these academy bucks are redeemed for prizes.
Each group of kids were supervised by camp counselers that are hired by the City of Austin. These counselors are mostly from area high schools and they help insure the safety and enjoyment of the participants. They make sure the kids get from one station to the next. A horn blows every 35 minutes and the kids rotate to the next station.
The Academy was originally founded by Joe Balander, Lloyd Morrison and George Hannon who were the head golf professionals at Jimmy Clay/Roy Kizer, Lions Municipal and Morris Williams Golf Municipal Golf Courses. The Academy has been continued by the city ever since and through the years thousands of boys and girls who might not have had the opportunity otherwise, have been introduced to the game of golf and benefited by participating in Academy. Beth Cleckler, Steve Hammond, Lloyd Morrison and Kevin Gomillion and all the Austin Golf Staff have spearheaded this year’s activities and they were assisted by other city employees and volunteers.
Volunteers from the golfing community such as Billy Clagett, one of Austin’s best golfers over the years, participated as instructors. Clagett said it has been one of the most rewarding activities he’s done over the years and loves being around the kids. He looks forward to it each year. He said “You look across that golf course and see all these kids playing golf and it’s just great. Hancock is part of my old stopming grounds and where I learned to play this great game. Seeing it full of kids reminds me of my experiences here and it’s a blast.”
Fees for the academy were $110 for the 5-13 and $125 for the 14-18 age group. Participants receive a personalized bag tag with their picture on it, a golf cap, a tee shirt, golf balls, cliff energy bars, golf balls, and a punch card good for four rounds of golf at any municipal golf course in Austin and five large buckets of practice balls. In some cases, scholarships are given to cover the registration fees for participants that need financial assistance. This year there were 25 scholarships awarded.
The expenses for the Academy were funded by the registration fees and donations from the Hannon Cup Association, which has contributed annually to the Austin Golf Academy for over a decade. Thanks to all who support the Hannon Cup Association. For more information about how you can get involved in that organization, click here.
For kids that don’t have clubs, clubs were provided and there was a fitting session to insure they have proper equipment. The Hannon Cup Association donated funds for clubs and these are used by the participants.
The Cliff Energy Bar Corporation donated energy bars to keep the energy levels up and the Achunet Corporation’s representative Dave O’Connell donated Titleist Golf Balls for the participants. Many thanks to those folks for their support of the Academy.
The schedule for the academy was as follows.
Session 1 June 4 -8 8:00AM –11:30AM / Ages 5 -13
Session 2 June 11 -15 8:00AM –11:30AM / Ages 5 -13
Session 3 June 11 -15 1:00PM –5:00PM / Ages 14 –18
The George Hannon Junior Invitational Tournament
Established in 2009, The George Hannon Junior Invitational is one of the premier junior golf tournaments in Texas. Managed by the Texas Legends Junior Golf Tour (www.tljt.org), a joint venture between the Texas Golf Association (www.txga.org) and the Northern and Southern Texas Sections of the PGA, the event brings together the best junior players in Texas for 36 holes of competition on one of Central Texas’ best golf courses.
2014 George Hannon Invitational Results
AUSTIN—Max Miller of College Station, Hailee Cooper of Montgomery and Thomas Critch of Cedar Park won their respective divisions at the sixth annual George Hannon Junior Invitational. The Hills Country Club’s Signature Course played host to 85 elite junior golfers for the second time in three years.
The George Hannon Junior Invitational is considered the “Tour Championship” for the Legends Junior Tour, as the elite field is selected using the College Golf Camps of America Points List. The event, which is run in partnership with the Hannon Cup Association, was created to honor one of Austin’s golf legends, George “Coach” Hannon…FULL STORY
George Hannon Junior Invitational
The Hills Country Club – Signature Course
1 Maxwell Miller, College Station, Texas – 70-66–136
T2 Cole Hammer, Houston, Texas – 74-65–139
T2 Ryan Grider, Lewisville, Texas – 69-70–139
4 Garett Reband, Cleburne, Texas – 74-70–144
5 Chandler Phillips, Huntsville, Texas – 72-73–145
6 Blaine Hale Jr., Dallas, Texas – 75-72–147
T7 Jackson Markham, Westlake, Texas – 77-71–148
T7 Walker Lee, Houston, Texas – 75-73–148
T9 Benjamin Arnett, Houston, Texas – 77-73–150
T9 Sam Bennett, Madisonville, Texas – 78-72–150
T9 William Holcomb V, Crockett, Texas – 77-73–150
T9 Zack Hayward, Dallas, Texas – 75-75–150
13 Weylen Chang, Richardson, Texas – 79-72–151
T14 Brandon Smith, Frisco, Texas – 75-77–152
T14 Rishi Kejriwal, Austin, Texas – 75-77–152
T16 Alex Clouse, Flower Mound, Texas – 75-78–153
T16 Dillon Baxter, Austin, Texas – 76-77–153
T18 Cooper Dossey, Austin, Texas – 77-77–154
T18 Levi Valadez, San Antonio, Texas – 80-74–154
T18 Max Harmon, Waco, Texas – 82-72–154
T18 McClure Meissner, San Antonio, Texas – 76-78–154
T22 Austin Cotton, Austin, Texas – 78-77–155
T22 Cash Carter, Dallas, Texas – 74-81–155
T22 Kane Ybarra, San Antonio, Texas – 81-74–155
T22 Kyle Hogan, Cypress, Texas – 72-83–155
T26 Camden DeBonis, Allen, Texas – 79-78–157
T26 Lawson Klotz, Lufkin, Texas – 77-80–157
T26 Mark Reppe, Dallas, Texas – 80-77–157
T26 Nicholas Duggan, San Antonio, Texas – 82-75–157
T26 Nick Costello, Austin, Texas – 80-77–157
31 Grant Lincecum, Houston, Texas – 78-80–158
T32 Clark McCollum, Austin, Texas – 75-85–160
T32 Nick Winborn, Austin, Texas – 80-80–160
T34 Jordan Sanders, Cedar Park, Texas – 82-79–161
T34 Oliver Simonsen, Ooltewah, Tenn. – 79-82–161
36 William Martinez, Austin, Texas – 78-86–164
T37 Austin Tran, Fort Worth, Texas – 82-84–166
T37 Dalton Hankamer, Salado, Texas – 83-83–166
T37 Jake Stevenson, Boerne, Texas – 79-87–166
T37 Ryan Baker, Houston, Texas – 87-79–166
41 Colin Mulligan, Houston, Texas – 88-79–167
42 Sebastian Lara, La Porte, Texas – 84-85–169
43 Braydon Evans, Oakville , Ontario – 88-84–172
44 Tate Fleming, Pasadena, Texas – 88-85–173
45 Eric Seutter, Carrollton, Texas – 87-87–174
46 Benjamin Constancio, Pflugerville, Texas – 92-96–188
47 Reid Davenport, Austin, Texas – 68-DQ–DQ
T48 Sean Meehan, San Antonio, Texas – 81-WD–WD
T48 Travis McInroe, Plano, Texas – 83-WD–WD
Boys 14 & Under
1 Thomas Critch, Cedar Park, Texas – 77-71–148
T2 Crosby Guercio, Frisco, Texas – 77-72–149
T2 Holden Wisener, Dallas, Texas – 75-74–149
T2 Jenson Rogenes, Frisco, Texas – 76-73–149
5 Jake Wittschiebe, Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas – 75-77–152
T6 Parker Coody, Plano, Texas – 75-78–153
T6 Pierceson Coody, Plano, Texas – 76-77–153
T6 Trey Bosco, Austin, Texas – 79-74–153
9 Austin Chung, Austin, Texas – 82-73–155
T10 Jansen Smith, San Angelo, Texas – 80-77–157
T10 Sangmin Park, Lewisville, Texas – 79-78–157
12 Blake Pettle, Dallas, Texas – 78-82–160
13 Garrett Martin, San Antonio, Texas – 88-74–162
14 Turner Hosch, Dallas, Texas – 83-80–163
15 Luke Dossey, Austin, Texas – 86-87–173
16 Nicolas Macias, Austin, Texas – 88-89–177
T17 Junmin Lee, Mission, Texas – 82-DQ–DQ
T17 Thomas Bockholt III, Austin, Texas – 84-WD–WD
1 Hailee Cooper, Montgomery, Texas – 73-72–145
2 Ann Parmerter, Austin, Texas – 74-79–153
3 Chandler Rosholt, Cedar Park, Texas – 76-78–154
4 Hanna Harrison, Plano, Texas – 80-75–155
T5 Grace Do, Coppell, Texas – 79-77–156
T5 Jenna Phillips, Austin, Texas – 73-83–156
T5 Kaylee Vesely, Austin, Texas – 79-77–156
8 Annika Clark, Highlands, Texas – 80-78–158
T9 Brielle Ward, Frisco, Texas – 83-80–163
T9 Sadie Englemann, Austin, Texas – 85-78–163
T11 Lauren Leslie, Houston, Texas – 81-83–164
T11 Randi Romack, Austin, Texas – 87-77–164
T13 Ashni Dhruva, Katy, Texas – 82-83–165
T13 Faith Summers, San Antonio, Texas – 80-85–165
15 Caylee Senn, Richmond, Texas – 88-80–168
16 Lauren Comegys, Austin, Texas – 79-93–172
17 Jordan Shackelford, Austin, Texas – 94-90–184
18 Courtney Gaskamp, Austin, Texas – 90-97–187
Past Winners of The George Hannon Invitational
2009 at Spanish Oaks G.C.
Boys 15-18: Brendon Redfern, Austin
Boys 14 & Under: Scott Scheffler, Dallas
Girls 15-18 Elena Warren, Austin
Girls 14 & Under: Libby Thomas, Midland
2010 at The University of Texas Golf Club
Boys 15-18: Tayler Termeer
Boys 14 & Under: Chandler Phillips
Girls 15-18 Callie Scheffler
Girls 14 & Under: Taylor Ecenberger
2011 at Austin Country Club
Boys 15-18 Joe Beck III
Boys 14 & Under Levi Valadez
Girls 12-18 Alexandra Rossi
2012 at The Hills of Lakeway
Boys 15-18 Max Miller
Boys 14 & under Harrison Mahon
Girls 12-18 Julia Beck
2013 at UT Golf Club
Boys 15-18 Charles Kim
Boys 14 & under Cole Hammer
Girls 12-18 Julia Beck
The George Hannon USGA Scholarship awards every junior golfer from the Austin area who qualifies for a USGA Championship a $500 travel stipend to play in the USGA event.
2013 George Hannon USGA Scholarship Winners
2012 George Hannon USGA Scholarship Winners
Christine Lin U.S.G.A Women’s Amateur
Marianna Sims U.S.G.A Women’s Amateur
Sierra Sims U.S.G.A Women’s Amateur
Jordan Sanders U.S.G.A Junior Boys
Kristen Gillman U.S.G.A. Junior Girls
Julia Beck U.S.G.A. Junior Girls
Past Winners of George Hannon USGA Scholarships
Julia Beck, Lake Travis H.S. – USGA Junior Girls
Taylor Moreno, Westlake H.S. – USGA Junior Girls
Sierra Sims, Westlake H.S. – USGA Junior Girls
Hannon Cup Association Steering Committee
The Hannon Cup Association Steering Committee has the policy making responsibilities for all of the organizations activities. In addition the Steering Committee the association has three advisors who assist the committee with legal, accounting and general guidance.
President – Steve Termeer
Vice President – Joe Beck
Treasurer – Ken Redfern
Steering Committee Members
Aaron Chilek, PGA
Ann Marie Gildersleeve, PGA
Joe Beck, PGA
Brent Buckman, PGA
David Von Hoffmann PGA
Dale Morgan, PGA
Steve Termeer, PGA
Rick Arnett PGA
Coach George Hannon, PGA
Brent Buckman PGA – Emeritus
Rod Harris – Tax and Accounting
Lance Ramsey – Legal
Rick Arnett – Professional Team
Chris Hartenstein – Amateur Team
George Hannon Golf Resume
- 1924: Born in Kemp, TX
- 1942: Enrolled in UT, education was cut short when he joined the Army Air Corp serving in the Pacific Theatre.
- 1945 reenrolled in UT and began working as a starter at Lions G.C.
- 1950-1960: Head Professional in Breckenridge, TX; Head Professional at Marshall C.C.; Assistant Professional at Dallas Athletic Club where he also had an opportunity to work with the SMU Men’s Golf Team.
- 1961 Head Professional at Lions G.C., where he helped start the City of Austin Junior Golf Academy with Joe Balendar.
- 1963 Named Men’s Golf Coach at the University of Texas
- 1964 First Head Professional at Morris Williams G.C.
- Teams won nine Southwest Conference Championships
- 1971 Team won the NCAA National Championship and Ben Crenshaw won the Individual Championship
- 1972 Team defended its title winning the NCAA Championship, Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite were co-medalist.
- Past President of the Southern Texas PGA
- Certified Rules Official
- 1982 Inducted into the Golf Coaches Hall of Fame
- Member of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame
- 1987 named Honorary Member of the University of Texas’ “T Association.”
- 1989 selected for the Longhorn Hall of Honor
- Member of the Chancellor’s Council at UT
- 1995 received the Digger Smith Award from the American Junior Golf Association
- 2001 Golf Coaches Association in conjunction with the College Golf Foundation presented “Coach” with the Lifetime Achievement Award, their highest honor.
- Honored in the Texas House of Representatives with a special resolution by Representative Edmund Kuempel.
- Currently teaching at the University of Texas Golf Club
The Hannon Cup Matches
Started in 1997, the Ryder Cup format event is played as a tribute to Coach Hannon. The brain child of Mark Coward, then Head Professional at Great Hills Country Club and Brent Buckman, then Director of Golf at Barton Creek Country Club and Resort. The event served as a testament to Coach, filled with strong competition, fellowship and fun.
The event is comprised of two teams of 14 players. The teams play three 18 hole match play events over two days, earning points for their team with each win or tie. One team represents the top golf professionals and the second team represents the top male amateurs in the Austin metro area.
|Past Results||Amateur Team Score||Amateur Captains||Professional Team Score||Professional Captains||Venue|
|2012||15 1/2||Billy Clagett||12 1/2||Joe Beck||Spanish Oaks G.C.|
|2011||12.5||John Pigg||15.5||Brent Buckman||UT G.C.|
|2010||13||Tim Wilson||15||Bill Moretti||Austin C.C.|
|2009||14.5||Grady Bruce||13.5||Greg Garner||Spanish Oaks G.C.|
|2008||15.5||Michael Cooper||12.5||Steve Termeer||Spanish Oaks G.C.|
|2007||10.5||Jimbo Cotton||17.5||Brian Dees||Spanish Oaks G.C.|
|2006||5||Lance Hughes||23||Henrik Simonsen||Spanish Oaks G.C.|
|2005||15.5||Greg Meserole||12.5||Chip Gist||UT G.C.|
|2004||16.5||Robert McDonald||11.5||Jimmy Terry||Spanish Oaks G.C.|
|2003||15.5||Ken Redfern||12.5||Joe Beck||Spanish Oaks G.C.|
|2002||12||Wayne Smith||16||Dale Morgan||Spanish Oaks G.C.|
|2001||14.5||Chuck Gardner||13.5||Glenn Lee||Great Hills C.C.|
|2000||15||Jon McDonald||13||Steve Termeer||Colo Vista C.C.|
|1999||16||Mike Allen||12||Chuck Cook||Austin C.C.|
|1998||12.5||Billy Clagett||15.5||Brent Buckman||Barton Creek C.C.|
|1997||5.5||John Pigg||8.5||Mark Coward||Barton Creek C.C.|
Amateur Individual Records
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Professional Individual Records