PGA Tour’s Shell Houston Open to Continue for Five Further Years
By Community | August 29, 2012
The Houston Golf Association (HGA) and Redstone Companies Hospitality, a division of The Redstone Companies, Wednesday announced a five-year contract extension for the Shell Houston Open PGA TOUR event to be played on the Redstone Golf Club — Tournament Course.
Steve Timms, president and CEO of Houston Golf Association, and Greg Nielson, Senior Vice President of Houston Golf for Redstone, jointly made the announcement at Redstone Golf Club, which has been the host venue for the Shell Houston Open since 2003.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Redstone Golf Club,” said Timms. “This announcement underscores the long-term commitment of our organization and The Redstone Companies to the PGA TOUR and the youth of our community who we serve through the Shell Houston Open.”
“We are thrilled to host the Shell Houston Open through 2017,” said Nielson. “Our goal is to continue providing an exceptionally manicured course and first-class venue for the PGA TOUR, the players and all the spectators who come out to support the event.”
HGA has been promoting professional golf to the area since 1946 and the local event is the 10th oldest among 40-plus events on the current schedule. The Shell Houston Open moved to Redstone Golf Club’s Member Course in 2003 and then to the current Tournament Course in 2006.
In conjunction with the contract extension the HGA announced it has underwritten a series of spectator enhancements for the Tournament Course, some of which have already been completed. Those enhancements will all be in place for the 2013 Shell Houston Open, set the week of March 26-31.
“We want to ensure that every patron who walks on the property has a world class viewing experience that matches the quality of the course that our friends at Redstone provide,” said Timms.