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Houstonian Golf Club Inks Deal with Dick Harmon


The Redstone Companies announced in February that Dick Harmon will be overseeing a golf school at the exclusive Houstonian Golf Club. Located in Richmond, Texas, 20 minutes west of the Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa, the school will allow local and visiting golfers access to one of Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Teachers.” The Dick Harmon School of Golf at The Houstonian, slated to open in October 2001, will cater to corporate executives and avid golfers wishing to improve their games.

“We are fortunate to add Dick Harmon to The Houstonian,” said David C. Shindeldecker, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Redstone Companies. “We plan to build an instructional facility of which Houston will be proud and which will be unrivaled in the state. Dick’s name and reputation will bring national attention to the new school.”

The teaching facility will include practice bays with state-of-the-art computer equipment for swing and game analysis, while offering clinics to improve the practice habits and skills of students. “I look forward to developing this unique and elite program for Houstonians and visitors from around the world,” said Mr. Harmon. “Our golf school will bring new experience for players seeking a greater understanding of their games.”

The son of 1948 Masters Champion, Claude Harmon, Dick continues a rich family heritage in the world of golf. The second-generation Harmon “dynasty” includes brothers Dick, Butch (Tiger Woods’ instructor), Billy and Craig. Dick Harmon has been head pro at River Oaks Country Club since 1977.

The Redstone Companies anticipate high demand for pre-registration for the corporate and commuter schools, and clinics. For more information about the Dick Harmon School of Golf, call 281-340-7240 or The Houstonian Golf Club at 281-494-4244. Sessions will begin in October 2001.

Located in the heart of Houston, The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa is a four-star, four- diamond property situated amid towering pines and oaks near the Galleria and Memorial Park. The Houstonian Golf Club was ranked in March 2000 as one of the ”Top Ten Best New Courses to Play” by Golf Magazine. The Rees Jones-designed, 7,300-yard layout is open to members of the Houstonian Club and guests at The Houstonian Hotel.