MEET 2017 #TeamSTPGA
|Rick Arnett||Rich Barcelo||Jamie Christianson||Marc DeWall||Chad Donegan||Joe Mitchell|
|Garrison Nordt||Ryan Polzin||Casey Russell||Wes Skaggs||Robert Thompson||David Von Hoffmann|
The Southern Texas PGA Section announced the 2017 Texas Joe Black Cup Matches Team on Wednesday. The team will be led by Captain Ken McDonald, Vice Captains Gordon Johnson and Jeff Strong. This annual Ryder Cup style event between the Northern Texas PGA and the Southern Texas PGA will be the 37th meeting and is set for October 23-24 at Spanish Oaks Golf Club.
The 2017 STPGA team includes Marc DeWall (STPGA President), Robert Thompson (Senior Representative), Garrison Nordt (Captain’s Pick), Joe Mitchell (Victoria Country Club), Casey Russell (The Club at Colony Creek), Ryan Polzin (Royal Oaks Country Club), Ricky Arnett (Great Hills Country Club), Jamie Christianson (Miramont Country Club), Wes Skaggs (Crystal Falls), Rich Barcelo (Bluejack National), David Von Hoffman (Spanish Oaks Golf Club), and Chad Donegan (Landa Park Golf Club).
Last year, STPGA fell short 16-8 but leads the Matches with an 18-17-1 overall record.
ABOUT TEXAS JOE BLACK CUP MATCHES
The Texas Joe Black Cup Matches is annually the most anticipated competitive event in the Northern and Southern Texas Sections. This fiercely contested rivalry between two sister sections is marked by close matches, dramatic shots, uncompromising sportsmanship, and friendships that last lifetimes.
Established in 1981, the Texas Joe Black Cup Matches were created to honor Snyder native Joe Black who was completing his first term as President of the PGA of America. The son of a carpenter, Mr. Black decided early in life that making a living through the game he loved was more appealing than following in his father’s footsteps.
Joe Black was a standout at Hardin Simmons University and played briefly on the PGA TOUR. He first began to make a name for himself in the golf industry and with the best players in the world while running the PGA TOUR in the early 1960s. In 1964, Mr. Black began working as the PGA Head Professional at Brookhaven C.C. in Dallas. He served as the Northern Texas PGA President from 1971-72.
During Mr. Black’s term as PGA of America President in 1981-82 and for many years after, he was one of the key figures in discussions and negotiations with the PGA TOUR. His early influence and relationships with the PGA TOUR and its players enabled him to play a vital role in the relationship between the TOUR and PGA of America. In 1985, Mr. Black moved to Scottsdale, Arizona to become a partner in Western Golf Properties and recently returned to Texas and resides in Dripping Springs just outside of Austin.
To view past Sites and Captains, please click here.
To view the Overall Match Summary, please click here.
To view Individual Records, please click STPGA or NTPGA.