Congratulations to Team NTPGA and Playing Captain Paul Earnest, PGA director of golf at Four Seasons Resort and Club, on their 2016 Texas Joe Black Cup victory! Team NTPGA bested Team STPGA by a 16 to 8 point margin. The 36th Texas Joe Black Cup Matches were held October 24-26 at Lajitas Golf Resort in Lajitas, Texas.
The Northern Texas PGA team included: Paul Earnest, Four Seasons Resort and Club – Playing Captain, 8th NTPGA appearance Greg Antunes, PGA Life Member – Vice Captain Chance Blythe, Old Brickyard Golf Course – 6th appearance Simon Buckle, Brook Hollow Golf Club – Captain’s Pick, 1st appearance Daniel Coughlan, Abilene Country Club – 2nd appearance Cameron Doan, Preston Trail Golf Club – 16th appearance Kevin Golding, Four Seasons Resort and Club – 4th appearance Adam Headley, Hillcrest Country Club – 4th appearance Dean Larsson, Royal Oaks Country Club – 4th appearance Tony Martinez, Keeton Park Golf Course – NTPGA President, 1st appearance Britt Patton, Dallas National Golf Club – 9th appearance Sam Randolph, Mira Vista Country Club – Senior Representative, 1st appearance John Sikes, Hollytree Country Club – 6th appearance
The Texas Joe Black Cup Matches is an annual competition between the Northern Texas PGA and the Southern Texas PGA Sections. The STPGA currently leads the Matches 18-17-1. 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.
A special thank you to presenting sponsors Club Car and Nike Golf for their support of the Matches.