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Northern Texas PGA Announces 2018 Texas Joe Black Cup Captain, Levy Cup Co-Captains

May 2nd, 2018

Dallas, Texas - The Northern Texas PGA is pleased to announce that the captain for the 2018 Texas Joe Black Cup Matches will be Tony Martinez, PGA director of golf at Keeton Park Golf Course. Bryan Minnick, PGA assistant professional at Shadow Hawk Golf Club, will serve as the Southern Texas PGA captain. 
 
This will be Martinez's first time to serve as captain of a Texas Joe Black Cup team.  Martinez is a 2-time member of the NTPGA Texas Joe Black Cup team.
 
The 2018 Texas Joe Black Cup Matches will be conducted at Dallas National Golf Club in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday, November 13 through Wednesday, November 14. With the Northern Texas PGA's second straight victory in 2017, the overall team records are level at 18-18-1.

The second annual Levy Cup Matches will be contested much like the Joe Black Cup Matches. The Levy Cup team will consist of six NTPGA Assistant Members and six NTPGA Senior Members competing against a Southern Texas PGA team comprised of the same classifications.

The Southern Texas PGA will play host in 2018 from October 15-16 at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. 

Serving as NTPGA Co-Captains for the event will be Jim Stalder, PGA head professional at Hurricane Creek Country Club, and Shane Pearce, PGA assistant professional at Hurricane Creek Country Club. The STPGA Co-Captains will be David Pilsner, PGA director of instruction at Timber Creek Golf Club, and Ryan Briggs, PGA assistant professional at Whispering Pines Golf Clubs.
 

About the Texas Joe Black Cup Matches
The Texas Joe Black Cup Matches is an annual competition between the Northern Texas PGA and the Southern Texas PGA Sections. The Ryder Cup-style format features 12 PGA golf professionals from each Section competing in Four-Ball and Foursome Matches the first day followed by Singles Matches the final day. The event was started in 1981 to honor Joe Black, a Snyder native who was completing his first year as President of The PGA of America.

About the Levy Cup Matches
The Levy Cup Matches is an annual competition between the Northern Texas PGA and the Southern Texas PGA Sections. The Matches were created to honor Paul Levy, current President of The PGA of America and longtime STPGA Member. The Ryder Cup style format features six of the top assistant golf professionals and six senior professionals from each Section competing in Four-Ball and Foursome Matches the first day followed by Singles Matches the final day. 

About the Northern Texas PGA
The Northern Texas PGA is one of 41 Sections that comprise the PGA of America and has a professional membership of over 850. The geographic territory includes the State of Texas north of the 31st latitude, or just north of Austin. The Dallas based office has a full time staff of 14 employees with an additional 60 employees serving in a part-time capacity. The Section is a not for profit organization governed by an elected board of directors, who are PGA golf professionals. The operational focus of the Section is to provide services to golf professionals and the golf industry, while encouraging interest in and promoting the game. In addition to managing the day-to-day affairs of the Section, the headquarters operates the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. For more information, visit www.ntpga.com.