DALLAS, Texas (Oct. 6, 2020) – The Northern Texas PGA is proud to announce the 12 members who will represent the Northern Texas PGA at the 40th Texas Joe Black Cup Matches.
Perry Arthur, PGA Life Member, will captain Team NTPGA during the Matches slated for Nov. 9-10 at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas. This will be Arthur’s first time to serve as captain of a Texas Joe Black Cup team after serving as an Assistant Captain twice and having played on the team 12 times.
“I am honored and humbled to captain the Northern Texas PGA team, especially during the 40th playing of these historic and highly-competitive Matches,” said Arthur. “The clear goal is for Team NTPGA to win and bring the cup back to North Texas for the year.”
The Northern Texas PGA team includes:
Brett Beaty, Dallas National Golf Club – 4th appearance
Courtney Connell, Mira Vista CC, NTPGA President – 1st appearance
Cameron Doan, Preston Trail Golf Club – 20th appearance
Greg Gregory, Hidden Creek Golf Course – 2nd appearance
Billy Harris, Dallas Country Club, Captain’s Pick – 16th appearance
Josh Havard, Rolling Hills Country Club – 2nd appearance
Adam Headley, Green Tree Country Club – 8th appearance
Jeremy Langdale, Ranchland Hills Golf Club – 1st appearance
Reid Parrish, River Crest Country Club – 2nd appearance
Shane Pearce, Hurricane Creek Country Club – 2nd appearance
John Sikes, Hollytree Country Club – 9th appearance
Brandon Veld, Lubbock Country Club – 1st appearance
Perry Arthur, PGA Life Member – Captain
Philip Bleakney, Luna Vista Golf Course – Vice Captain
Keith Coppedge, The Golf Club of Dallas – Vice Captain
Mark Harrison, Northern Texas PGA – Vice Captain
The Texas Joe Black Cup Matches is an annual competition between the Northern Texas PGA and the Southern Texas PGA Sections. The event was started in 1981 to honor Joe Black, a Snyder native who was completing his first year as President of The PGA of America that year. This year marks the 40th playing of the Matches.
“For these Matches to have lasted 40 years is truly a testament to two things. The first being all of the eligible PGA Members that have embraced the event and made it their top priority to earn a place on the team year in and year out,” said Mark Harrison, NTPGA Vice Captain and Executive Director / CEO of the Northern Texas PGA.
“The second item is Mr. and Mrs. Black are always in attendance at the Matches. Mr. Black is a true legend in golf, and all the competitors, whether they are first timers or seasoned veterans, want to be there to compete and spend time with him and Susan.”
The overall Matches record currently sits in favor of the STPGA at 19-18-2. The Ryder Cup-style format features 12 golf professionals from each Section competing in Four-Ball and Foursome Matches the first day followed by Singles Matches the final day.
The teams from each Section are represented by their President, the top playing PGA directors of golf, PGA head professionals and PGA general managers and a Captain’s Pick.
The 40th Texas Joe Black Cup Matches are presented by Club Car, STITCH and Sun Mountain. Please visit ntpga.com/texas-joe-black-cup for more information.