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Memorial Park Renovation Goes Beyond Golf

Aug 10, 2020 | Administrator

The Astros Golf Foundation would love to show off its renovation to Memorial Park to fans, but as is the case with all large gatherings in the Year of COVID, the decision is out of its hands. There remains hope that at least some fans will be allowed onto the course during The Houston Open in November.

By Jerome Soloman, Houston Chronicle - For many of us, the return to Memorial Park for the Houston Open isn’t a return at all.

The last time the event was played there, pure-putting Kiwi Bob Charles became the first player to win a PGA event playing lefthanded.

That was 1963, two weeks after a kid named Jack Nicklaus became the youngest golfer to win the Masters, months before the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and a year before the Beatles invaded the United States. 

For those who weren’t around then, the idea of the best golfers in the world on display at the beautiful classic course has long been imagined.

That will happen in three months, when the PGA Tour stops here a week before a delayed trip to Augusta National.

Whether fans will be allowed onto the recently renovated course is another matter. Full Story

The excitement begins here.

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