Our Latest Tournament Sponsors
Here’s a shout out to WPF’s latest sponsors in our first ever 2014 Spring Forward Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for the renovation and refurbishment of Gus Wortham park GC.
Congrats to (in alphabetical order):
- Abel’s Machining and Abel Perez (Team Sponsor) New!
- Dr. Rey Calderon (Hole Sponsor) New!
- In Memory of Dan Castaneda (Team Sponsor)
- Dixon Golf (Prize Sponsor)
- Dona Maria Mexican Cafe New!
- Gus Women’s Golf Association (GWGA) (Hole Sponsor) New!
- GolfSmith (Prize Sponsor)
- Congressman Gene Green (Hole Sponsor)
- Gil Gonzales (Hole Sponsor) New!
- The Grove Restaurant (Prize Sponsor)
- Kroger (Food Sponsor)
- La Clicka (Hole Sponsor) New!
- M2 (Hole Sponsor) New!
- Jesus Martinez, Attorney-at-Law (Hole Sponsor) New!
- Emmett and Diane McDonald (Hole Sponsor)
- Carlos Mendoza, Attorney-at-Law (Hole Sponsor) New!
- Merinos Sports Bar (Hole Sponsor) New!
- Murillo Print Group (Hole Sponsor) New!
- Coleman (Clint) Naron (Hole Sponsor)
- Abel Perez, Mexican-American Golfers Association (Hole Sponsor)
- Tauna and Don Ready New!
- Saint Arnold’s Brewery (Prize Sponsor)
- Fred Salinas in Memory of Alfonso (Al) Salinas (Hole Sponsor)
- Renato Santos, Attorney-at-Law (Hole Sponsor) New!
- Daniel Silva, Mexican-American Golf Association (Hole Sponsor)
- Sowell, Alvares & Walls, PLLC (Hole Sponsor) New!
- Stop and Stay Club (Hole Sponsor) New!
- Anthony Suarez (Hole Sponsor) New!
- Constable Victor Trevino (Precinct 6) (Hole Sponsor)
- Honorable Richard Vara (Hole Sponsor)
- Law Offices of Reginaldo Villalon (Hole Sponsor)New!
Gus Wortham Park Golf Course is Texas’ oldest 18-hole municipal golf course, and Texas’ second oldest golf course! Currently Gus Wortham is under threat from the Houston Botanic Garden, which has its sights set on the golf course as the grounds for a new botanical garden. By reducing the acreage of this historic site by over half would make it very difficult for the Historic Golf Course to remain profitable. The Houston Botanic Garden wants to take advantage of the light rail currently being constructed by Metro. This very same light rail would make Gus Wortham Park Golf Course even more accessible and bring more revenue to the golf course via expanded accessibility. This golf course dates back to 1908 when Tom MacNamara and Willie Maguire were the first resident professionals at the then Houston Golf Club.
Gus Wortham is an historic site and is rich in history. Many of Houston’s elite have played at Gus Wortham and lived in its nearby neighborhoods. Throughout history, many famous golfers and tournaments have played and been played at Gus Wortham.
By signing this petition you will show the city the importance and value of this historical site and green space to the community and the City of Houston. This petition will be presented to the Houston City Council to make the City once again aware of the importance of this Historical site, and the need for an historical designation and conservancy. We need many signatures to stop this encroachment onto Houston’s diverse history.
Thank you for your support.
Wortham Park Friends