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Northern Texas PGA Announces Texas Joe Black Cup Team

September 14th, 2018

DALLAS, Texas – Following the completion of the Joyce Crane / Veritex Bank Section Championship, 12 members were named to the Northern Texas PGA Texas Joe Black Cup team.  Team Captain Tony Martinez, PGA director of golf at Keeton Park Golf Course, will lead the NTPGA team during the Matches slated for November 13-14 at Dallas National Golf Club.

The Northern Texas PGA team includes:
Brett Beaty, Dallas National Golf Club – 2nd appearance
Simon Buckle, Brook Hollow Golf Club – Captain’s Pick, 2nd appearance
Cameron Doan, Preston Trail Golf Club – Senior Representative, 18th appearance
Ronny Glanton, Sherrill Park Golf Course – NTPGA President, 15th appearance
Adam Headley, Hillcrest Country Club – 6th appearance
Hunter Hidalgo, Lakewood Country Club – 1st appearance
Tony Johnson, San Angelo Country Club – 1st NTPGA appearance (played six times for the STPGA)
Dean Larsson, Royal Oaks Country Club – 6th appearance
Ronnie O’Brien, Maridoe Golf Club – 1st appearance
Reid Parrish, River Crest Country Club – 1st appearance
Britt Patton, The Vaquero Club – 10th appearance
John Sikes, Hollytree Country Club – 7th appearance
Tony Martinez, Keeton Park Golf Course – Captain
Greg Antunes, PGA Life Member – Vice Captain
Brent Lingel, former NTPGA Member and current Southwest Section Member – Vice Captain
Mark Harrison, Northern Texas PGA – Vice Captain

The Texas Joe Black Cup Matches is an annual competition between the Northern Texas PGA and the Southern Texas PGA Sections.  The Matches record is currently level at 18-18-1.  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 that year.  

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. 

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