In the wake of the action at Augusta, golfers turn their eyes towards Texas. The Texas Open looms next on the pro tour horizon – and boasts a history unlike that of any other stop on the tournament.
The Texas Open was first played in 1922, making it the fifth-oldest event on the PGA Tour. While the British Open, Canadian Open and PGA Championship claim older pedigrees, the Texas Open is the only tournament of the five that has always been played in the same city.
Several big names cut their teeth at the Texas Open. Take Ben Hogan, a golf great who made his professional debut on the Texas course in 1930 – only to miss the cut and finish with runner-up status three years in a row before hitting it big with the win in 1946.
The WISP: an ideal addition for historical courses
Playing in the PGA Tour is every golfer’s dream. Of course, history plays a huge role in the tour’s allure: at tournaments like the Texas Open, players join a long and celebrated line of golfers who return every year to the same cities — sometimes even the same courses – in pursuit of a better game…or possibly the best game of their lives.
Courses with a rich heritage become hallowed ground for avid golfers; and that is precisely why the WISP stands poised to become an integral part of the game. The WISP is a revolutionary maintenance and etiquette tool that upholds traditions of player courtesy while also changing them for the better – and maintaining the integrity of the green into the bargain.
The WISP’s unique design allows players to swipe away sand and debris after bunker shots with an easy-to-use bristle-brush tool, removing unsightly impediments for the next players in the process. Etiquette is the WISP’s most obvious benefit – but it is also only the beginning.
Lauded by superintendents as a multi-purpose greenkeeping solution, the WISP tool allows everyday players to help maintain the green. The WISP golf tool mimics top-dressing action to keep the green firm and even, while simultaneously preserving bedknives and reels from unnecessary wear and dulling. The WISP not only improves the appearance of the green between shots – it is an investment in the course’s history and future, a tool for the continued upkeep of the putting surface and everything that goes with it.
So while pipe dreams of PGA courses play in your head, hit up your favorite home course and talk to your superintendent about the WISP today. Our sales representatives will come to your course to conduct a demonstration at your request – simply contact us for more info and to set up a demo, or watch the video tutorials on our website for a quick fix.