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Team STPGA Readies for the 38th Texas Joe Black Cup Matches

November 12th, 2018

SPRING, TX (November 12, 2018) – Dallas National Golf Club will play host to the 38th Texas Joe Black Cup Matches on November 13-14, 2018. This annual Ryder Cup-style event between the Northern Texas PGA and the Southern Texas PGA is the most anticipated competitive event of the year.

The Southern Texas PGA team will be led by Captain Bryan Minnick as well as Vice Captains Ricky Lyons, Matt Trevino, and Jeff Strong.  

“The Texas Joe Black Cup is the pinnacle event for our members and something every player wants to be a part of,” said Minnick. “I am humbled and honored to be chosen Captain of this year’s STPGA team.  I look forward to leading our PGA Professional in bringing the Cup back to south Texas.”

The PGA Professionals who played their ways onto the team based off points received for their finishes at the Section’s major championships are:
  • Jason Alexander (The Clubs at Carlton Woods)
  • Jamie Christianson (The Dominion Country Club)
  • David Buchheit (Lakecliff Country Club)
  • Brandon Dixon (Escondido Golf & Lake Club)
  • Tim Hobby (The Clubs at Sonterra) *Senior Representative
  • Jeremy Ice (Northgate Country Club)
  • Ben Kern (Georgetown Country Club)
  • Mike Kullberg (Sterling Country Club at Houston National)
  • Ryan Polzin (Oak Hills Country Club)
  • Casey Russell (Golfcrest Country Club)
Joining them will be STPGA President Marc DeWall (The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch) as well as a Minnick’s Captain’s Pick Darrell Fuston (The Woodlands Country Club).

The Northern Texas PGA won the 2017 edition of the tournament with a 13.5 to 10.5 victory at Spanish Oaks Golf Club last fall. The Matches are now tied at 18-18-1.

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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 PGA of America. This fiercely contested rivalry between the two sister sections is marked by close matches, dramatic shots, uncompromising sportsmanship and friendships that last lifetimes.
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