Jimmy Burch has covered professional golf for the Star-Telegram since 1991. He’s received state and national honors for his writing but fills his own scorecard with more bogeys than birdies when he hits the local links.
Officials at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial received recognition today from the North Texas Clean Air Coalition for being a local business attuned to environmental issues. The NTCAC awarded tournament officials with a Clean Air Partner Award for having a wind- and solar-powered skybox, run by TCU’s Institute for Environmental Studies, at Fort Worth’s PGA Tour stop in May. It marked the first skybox run by “green” energy at a PGA Tour event. _ Jimmy Burch
Because of today’s storms, the Fort Worth Golf Pro-Am _ benefitting the First Tee of Fort Worth _ has been postponed until Oct. 23 at Rockwood Golf Course. The event, originally scheduled for today, will begin with a 1 p.m. shotgun start on Oct. 23 at Rockwood.
Tierra Verde Golf Club in Arlington has been selected as the venue for the 2010 Texas Public Links Championships, officials at the Texas Golf Association announced Friday. The tournament will be held June 3-6, 2010. _ Jimmy Burch