Ben Hogan Junior Cup Matches 2018 Teams: Introduction - Page 2

On behalf of Shady Oaks Country Club, we would like to welcome all of you to the 3rd annual Ben Hogan Junior Cup Matches. We have worked closely with the NTPGA and STPGA to make this a great experience for you and your families. In 1955, Shady Oaks Country Club founder Marvin Leonard set out to design a new club with the finest golf course, impeccable clubhouse and small membership. Soon after, Mr. Leonard found 1,220 acres of farmland near down town Ft. Worth thought to be the perfect piece of land. Mr. Leonard then went to good friend Ben Hogan and asked him to walk the desired course layout and give his thoughts. With Mr. Hogan unsure of the terrain, Mr. Leonard pressed on and hired Robert Trent Jones to build what is now a magnificent 18-hole facility with a 9-hole par 3 course known as “The Little Nine” where Mr. Hogan spent many hours practicing. Mr. Hogan became a charter member of Shady Oaks in 1958 where he spent most of his time. He would eat lunch at the same table in the 19th hole overlooking the 18th green watching players finish their round. Mr. Hogan was known to be very quiet but would occasionally greet the players with lifetime memory golf lessons and swing tips especially for the junior golfers. We hope you enjoy your time here at Shady Oaks Country Club. Make yourself at home, and please ask the staff if there are any questions you might have while you are here. Good luck and play well! Shady Oaks Country Club Professional Staff