Fort Worth native Lance Barrow, a 10-time Emmy Award winner as CBS’ coordinating producer for golf and NFL telecasts, joins two-time major champion David Graham among this year’s eight inductees into the Texas Golf Hall of Hame.
The 2013 class, announced Thursday, will be inducted Oct. 21 during a ceremony at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio.
Barrow, an Abilene Christian graduate who lives in Colleyville, has produced all of CBS’ golf coverage since 1997. He worked his first Masters Tournament, typically the network’s highest-rated golf telecast each year, in 1977 as a spotter for legendary announcer Pat Summerall.
Barrow expressed surprise to receive what he called a “wonderful award” and said he looks forward to his induction. He was selected under the Hall of Fame’s distinguished service category.
“I can’t believe this and I am so honored to have been selected,” Barrow said.
Graham, a Dallas resident who won major titles at the 1979 PGA and 1981 U.S. Open, was selected under the tour professional category. A native of Australia, Graham won 38 professional events worldwide.
In addition to Barrow and Graham, other 2013 honorees include Eldridge Miles and the late Dick Harmon (club professional); Anna Schultz and Chip Stewart (amateur); A.J. Triggs (distinguished service) and the late Ray Riviere (pioneer). The San Antonio Country Club was added to the Texas Registry of Historic Golf Courses.
_ Jimmy Burch