Dallas, Texas – The Northern Texas PGA (NTPGA) is pleased to announce that the captain for the 2015 Texas Joe Black Cup Matches will be Randy Smith, Golf Professional Emeritus and PGA Director of Instruction at Royal Oaks Country Club. Mark Steinbauer, PGA Director of Golf at The Club at Carlton Woods will serve as the Southern Texas PGA captain.
Randy will be the first person from either Section to serve as captain of a Texas Joe Black Cup team for a third time. He was captain in 1987 and in 1991. Smith is a 2005 inductee of The PGA of America Hall of Fame. He is the all-time leading PGA of America National Award winner with 18 national awards. In 1996, he was named Golf Professional of the Year by The PGA of America.
“As President, one of the more exciting duties that I get to be involved with is the Joe Black Cup Matches. Randy Smith is an easy selection to take this important leadership role as captain of our team. His experience with this format and his history as captain speaks to his strength and tenacity as a leader. Having Randy lead our team when we tee it up in November at Horseshoe Bay gives us the best chance to take back the Cup this year,” said Paul Earnest, NTPGA Section President.
The 2015 Texas Joe Black Cup Matches will be conducted at Summit Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, on Sunday, November 1 – Tuesday, November 3. The Southern Texas PGA currently leads the Matches with a 17-16-1 record.
The Texas Joe Black Cup Matches is an annual competition between the Northern Texas PGA and the Southern Texas PGA Sections. The Ryder Cup-style format features 12 PGA 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.