Texas Joe Black Cup Matches

Texas Joe Black Cup Matches


The 2017 Texas Joe Black Cup Matches were conducted at Spanish Oaks Golf Club in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, October 22 - Tuesday, October 24. The Northern Texas PGA captured the 37th Texas Joe Black Cup Matches by an overall point total of 13.5 to 10.5. With the Northern Texas PGA's second straight victory, that now means that the overall team records are level at 18-18-1.

Billy Harris, PGA head professional at Dallas Country Club, was he captain for the 2017 Texas Joe Black Cup Matches, and Ken McDonald, PGA director of golf at BraeBurn Country Club, served as the Southern Texas PGA captain. 

This was Harris’ second time to serve as captain of a Texas Joe Black Cup team.  He first captained the team in 1997.  Harris is a 12-time member of the NTPGA Texas Joe Black Cup team and is currently 9th on the all-time NTPGA points list having accumulated 17 points in his appearances. 

2017 Northern Texas PGA Team
Billy Harris, Dallas Country Club – Playing Captain, 13th appearance
Perry Arthur, The Golf Club of Dallas – Vice Captain
Mark Harrison, Northern Texas PGA – Vice Captain
Brett Beaty, Dallas National Golf Club – 1st appearance
Chance Blythe, Old Brickyard Golf Course – 7th appearance
Danny Coughlan, Abilene Country Club – 3rd appearance
Cameron Doan, Preston Trail Golf Club – 17th appearance
Ronny Glanton, Sherrill Park Golf Course– Captain’s Pick, 14th appearance
Adam Headley, Hillcrest Country Club – 5th appearance
Ben Kern, Diamondback Golf Club – 1st appearance
Dean Larsson, Royal Oaks Country Club – 5th appearance
Tony Martinez, Keeton Park Golf Course – NTPGA President, 2nd appearance
Paul Norris, Texas Wesleyan University – Senior Representative, 1st appearance
Greg Sikes, Hogan Park Golf Course – 9th appearance

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 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. 

The teams from each Section are represented by their President, the top playing PGA directors of golf, PGA head professionals and PGA general managers, a Senior Representative and a Captain’s Pick.  

Past Matches Information

History and Past Captains


Matches Summary and Records

2016 Texas Joe Black Cup Matches Highlight Video