The horrific damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey extends to the golf community as well, as many courses are still closed while others have reopened with minimal damage.
The South Texas PGA office is urging all monetary donations be made to The PGA Disaster Relief Program at pga.org to better serve all of their fellow golf professionals affected by the hurricane. Their section office is also taking donations of gift cards in an effort to have more of an immediate impact on those golf professionals in need.
Golf Oklahoma will have an indepth review of the damage and long-term prognosis for the recovery and golf community in its upcoming October-November issue. Meanwhile, Brian Davis, executive director of the PGA South Central Section (Oklahoma, Arkansas and southern Kansas) reminded his members in a recent email that the pros in Texas stood tall when courses in Oklahoma and Arkansas were recovering from tornado damage.
“As many of you may remember, it was not too long ago that we were facing a similar task in supporting the local communities in both Oklahoma and Arkansas in the aftermath of tornado damage,” Davis wrote. “The South Texas Section was one of several sections that made contributions to our foundation for our Tee It Up for Oklahoma & Arkansas events.
Please join with me in returning the favor to The South Texas PGA. Our office will be accepting gift card donations in the coming weeks to send to South Texas. Gift cards can be mailed to: South Central PGA, 951 N Forest Ridge Blvd, Broken Arrow, OK 74014.”