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Oak Hills Country Club Among Texas Golf Hall of Fame Inductee Class of 2020

July 10th, 2020

San Antonio, Texas - The Texas Golf Hall of Fame today announced the 2020 Class of Inductees. The Hall announced its 2020 class will be honored with a formal induction ceremony at The Houston Country Club on Tuesday, October 6th. Each of the Inductees of the 2020 class has an illustrious history of achievement that will be commemorated on granite markers on the prestigious Texas Golf Walk of Fame at historic Brackenridge Park Golf Course, along with the evening’s festivities that are open to the public.
 
2020 Texas Hall of Fame Inductees:
 
Professional Player: Angela Stanford
Amateur Player: Hank Kuehne
Lifetime Achievement: Verne Lundquist
Golf Professional/Teacher Mike Wright
Golf Professional/Teacher Dow Finsterwald, Jr.
Texas Registry of Historic Golf Courses: Oak Hill Country Club

“We are delighted with this year’s class!” said Texas Golf Hall of Fame Board Chairman, Reid Meyers. “Ms. Stanford is the first female selected into the Tour Professional class in ten years. The Kuehne family now has the Triple Crown with Hank joining his sister Kelli and brother Trip as an Inductee. To have ‘Oh, Wow! In your life have you seen anything like that!’ Verne Lundquist elected is wonderful. There are no truer gentlemen than Mike Wright and Dow Finsterwald. Jr., and the venerable Oak Hills is a great addition to our Registry. We could not be more pleased not only with this class but, also, the depth of the list of nominees.”

The 2020 Hall Inductee in the Texas Registry of Historic Golf Courses, Oak Hills Country Club is one of the oldest and most respected private member-owned country clubs in the country. Originally founded in 1922 as the Alamo Country Club, Oak Hills was designed by premier architect A.W. Tillinghast – perhaps the most prolific golf course designer of his time, with a course portfolio including Winged Foot, Baltusrol, and San Francisco Golf Club. Tillinghast brought his vision of beauty and challenging play to life on the course, now regularly enjoyed by PGA, collegiate, and amateur players. Oak Hills has hosted 32 PGA TOUR events, including the inaugural PGA TOUR Championship, the USGA Jr. Amateur Championship, TGA Tournaments, and USGA Qualifiers.

This will be the Texas Golf Hall of Fame’s eleventh class to be inducted since the Hall’s reconstitution in 2009. Public nominations made online were voted on by living Hall members, the Texas Golf Hall of Fame Board of Directors, and designated Texas golf media members. The Induction Dinner will take place at the historic Houston Country Club on Tuesday, October 6th. For tickets and sponsorship information please visit www.texasgolfhof.org/donate.
 
The TGHOF is a 501(c) (3) organization. More information is available at www.texasgolfhof.org
 
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