IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THE DALLAS-FORT WORTH area truly is one of America’s great golf communities. We host two PGA TOUR events-the GTE Byron Nelson and the Colonial-as well as the annual LPGA Skins Game. Each year, we play host to professional, amateur, collegiate and high school championships-not to mention the daily battles between friends, business partners and self that rage on courses all around our community. We have firmly secured our place on the national golfing map.
Golfing here, and around the world, is undergoing a profound change. Tiger Woods is not only on the cover of every golfing publication imaginable-he’s also on the cover of Business Week and Fortune. Interest in the sport is at an all-time high.
So it seems only natural to debut our annual D GolfGuide, a publication focused on covering the Dallas-Fort Worth people and places that are most important to the game of golf. Among the stories in our premiere issue is a look at 20 leaders who will guide us through the challenges and opportunities presented by the popularization of golf.
We also profile Dallas’ resident Generation X Tour players-Justin Leonard and Kelli Kuehne- and look at the struggles and strides of the growing numbers of executive women taking up and perfecting the game. We also tour the region’s abundance of nearby golfing resorts, from our own Four Seasons in Las Colinas to the marvelous Hill Country resorts such as Horseshoe Bay and Barton Creek.
As we tee off D GolfGuide, we eagerly look forward to the challenges presented by America’s renewed interest in the game of golf, because we know that somewhere around here, the next Tiger Woods is taking his first golf lesson.
And he’s going to learn the game in the nation’s best golfing community.
TIM GAMSO, EDITORIAL CONSULTANT