Aggies of a certain vintage likely were reminiscing during the final round of the PGA Championship on Sunday — especially after the announcers mentioned Bobby Nichols, a native of Louisville, Ky., where the tournament was played. Nichols, the 1964 PGA Champion with the physique of a football player, attended Texas A&M on a football scholarship, albeit he never played football.

Sort of like the Texans in their Saturday night preseason opener. Ouch.


Curtis Donohoe won the club championship at South Shore Harbour, shooting a round of 70 that included a nine on one hole. Yes, Curtis is that good, and is paying his dues to become a successful professional. Soon, he’ll be off to what most players agree is the most grueling of golf challenges: Q-School. Here’s wishing the Clear Creek and University of North Texas grad all the best.


They could have used a beacon at the final hole of the PGA, which ended in almost complete darkness and not without a measure of confusion with a little frustration on top.

Don’t be confused or frustrated, but you, too, can play until dark on Sept. 17 at Magnolia Creek Golf Club by playing in the Lighthouse Charity Team 100 Holes Challenge.

It’s a “golf-a-thon,” the details of which are clearly explained at

Or, you can call Scott Gordon at 281-482-9400, or the “People Helping People” Lighthouse Charity Team website at light Or, wait for more information in next week’s column.


Sept. 15 is the date for the 25th anniversary edition of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic. There’s still room for teams and all kinds of sponsorships which can get you or your business acknowledged on the website and signs on the course.

Register online or call 409-763-5326 for more information.


John Merritt, Randy Burrows, Cliff Robinson and Gilbert Trevino fired a sizzling 59 to win last week’s Bayou Golf Senior Scramble at Moody Gardens.

Balbino Gomez, Buzz Elton, Rick Mitchell and T.W. Bevil claimed second place with a 62, tied with the team of Bob Young, Gus Vega, Jerry Suhler and Clint Landrum.

Be safe, on and off the course.

Gean Leonard is a columnist for The Daily News and can be reached at

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