Steve Hammond, shown here on the left, was recently named Assistant Captain of the 2013 Rudy's I-35 Cup Austin Team. Randy Reynolds, the Captain of this year's Austin team selected Hammond for his support of golf in Austin and his active role in junior golf as well as his love of the game.
Steve is the Director of Golf at the Jimmy Clay/Roy Kizer complex and recently added Lions Municipal to his responsibilities under the Golf Department of Austin Parks and Recreation. He has been very active in promoting the growth of golf and in particular junior golf since he began at the Clay/Kizer golf complex in 2003. In particular, he has been the administrator for the Austin Junior Golf Academy over the past several years along with Kevin Gomillion who is head of the Golf Department for Austin Parks and Recreation. They do a great job of promoting junior golf.
Hammond's hard work led to being recognized by the Southern Texas Professional Golf Association as the Junior Golf Leader of the Year. He hashas been active in planning, organizing and helping the STPGA with their junior golf programs. Originally from Copperas Cove, Hammond received a BBA from Texas State and now resides in Austin with his family.
What is the Rudy's I-35 Cup?
The I-35 Rudy's Cup is an annual competition between Austin and San Antonio that is designed to raise funds for local charities and promote relations between Austin and San Antonio Golfers. In the past four years of the competition, over $200,000 has been raised for San Antonio and Austin Charities. To learn more about the Rudy's I-35 Cup and it's sponsorship opportunities, click here.
Austin players earn a spot on the Rudy's I-35 team in a season long competition hosted by Austin Amateur Golf. Players receive points for their performance in a schedule of local events as well as Texas Golf Association and USGA events. Players from Austin and San Antonio compete vigorously for a spot on their respective teams so they can represent their city as well as enjoy the competition and camaraderie of the event. The 2012 Austin Rudy's Cup team is shown here. Current point standings for Austin players trying to earn a place on the I-35 Rudy's Cup are available at this link.
The Rudy's cup tournament site rotates between Austin and San Antonio. This year the competition is be held in San Antonio at Oak Hills Country Club November 1-3. Oak Hills was the home of the Texas Open at the time that Arnold Palmer won the event in 1961 & 62. Famed golf course architect A.W. Tillinghast designed Oak Hills and the course has a rich history of wonderful golf events. It is a spectator friendly course so make plans to watch the competition if possible.
Congratulations to Steve Hammond on being selected as Assistant Captain.