A little birdie told us that the Charles Schwab Challenge (CSC) tees off at Colonial Country Club (3735 Country Club Cir.) next week for the 76th anniversary of the PGA tournament. From Mon., May 23-Sun., May 29, 120 golfers will drive, chip, and putt their way to a record breaking $1.5 million prize + a restored 1979 Firebird. We hope this year is on par.
Check the full list of competitors on the CSC website. | Photo provided
Did you know? The CSC is the longest-running PGA event that is still held at its original site. World Golf Hall of Famer and hometown hero Ben Hogan won the inaugural tournament in 1946 and went on to win four more times.
Starting in 1952, champions and committee chairmen donned official Scottish royal tartan plaid jackets as an homage to the origins of the sport, and another Hall of Famer + North Texas local legend Byron Nelson teed off the first shot, a tradition that continued for 13 years.
Golf clap for these players — each year, previous tournament winners select two young players who weren’t eligible to compete as the “Champions Choice.” 2015 Masters Champion Jordan Spieth, yet another local golfer, was a Champions’ Choice invitee in 2014, before taking home the title in 2016.
What makes a trophy better? A matching snazzy jacket. | Photo by Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
Know before you go
The first two days are for Pro-Am players and invited guests only, but the course is open to the public starting on Wed., May 25.
- Daily tickets are available in three tiers: Colonial (general admission), Villages (all-inclusive), and Patio Club (clubhouse access) + range from $55-$635.
- Gates open at 6:30 a.m. every day.
- Parking is also priced in tiers: Rockwood Lane (parking lot w/ shuttle), Silver (garage w/ shuttle), and Gold Valet + can be pre-purchased online.
Things to remember
- Bags are permitted but must be smaller than 6 inches x 6 inches. Check the full list of prohibited items.
Mobile phones must be silenced + calls should be taken in designated cell phone zones.
- Break out those polos and pastel shorts — wear light, loose clothing and sunscreen.
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- Matt Tedder | Thurs., May 19 | 4 p.m.-7 p.m. | Second Rodeo Brewing, 122 E. Exchange Ave. | Cost of purchase | Kickback with a local brew to hear tunes from a local musician. 🎸
Bar Ilegal Tour | Thurs., May 19 | 7 p.m. | Tulips FTW, 112 St. Louis Ave. | Cost of purchase | Enjoy live music featuring special guest SUSU, flash tattoos by John Clarke + Mezcal flights. 🎶
Basic Merengue | Thurs., May 19 | 6:30 p.m. | Reby Cary Youth Library, 3851 E. Lancaster Ave. | Free | Grab your dancing shoes + bring a partner for a crash course in Caribbean-style dancing.
PBR World Finals | Thurs., May 19-Sun., May 22 | Times vary | Dickies Arena | $42+ | Buck up for the final weekend of the annual bull riding showdown. 🐂
LeAnne Rimes | Fri., May 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Dickies Arena | $27+ | With 40+ singles on international charts, the singer/songwriter is bringing her classics to Cowtown. 🎙️
Dynamics of Flight | Fri., May 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Fort Worth Public Library - Northwest, 6228 Crystal Lake Dr. | Free | Junior high students can discover the science behind flights + build their own paper airplanes. ✈️
- Music Showcase + Flea Market | Sat., May 21 | 12-4 p.m. | Doc’s Records and Vintage, 2628 Weisenberger St. | Cost of purchase | Celebrate the weekend with beer, live music + classic records. 💽
Legendary Ladies of Country | Sat., May 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Downtown Cowtown at the Isis | $35 | Engage in a theatrical experience as Canadian native + Nashville-based recording artist Lisa Brokop reflects on women who have shaped country music.
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Good news BBQ lovers — Dayne's Craft Barbecue is keeping its residency at Lola's Saloon when Lola’s moves into the new location at 200 W. Berry St. Yesterday, Dayne’s announced that it will close its current doors (2735 W. 5th St.) at the end of May and reopen at the new spot on Fri., June 17.
Yay trees — the city has announced a partnership with the Texas Trees Foundation to create Cowtown’s first Urban Forestry Master Plan. The plan will provide physical, social, economic, and environmental benefits for the area + the partnership will bring a minimum of $300,000 to the project. 🌳
The season is getting underway for the Texas Rangers after winning (6-4) against the Los Angeles Angels with a walk-off homer in the 10th inning last night. The Rangers take on their Lone Star rivals in Houston tonight at 7 p.m. Catch it on Bally Sports Southwest. ⚾️
Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals was last night + the Dallas Mavericks fell (87-112) to the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco. But it’s not over yet — Game 2 will broadcast on Fri., May 20 at 8 p.m. on TNT before the Mavs return to Dallas on Sunday. 🏀(CBS Sports)
Remember back in March when a North Texas teen drove through a tornado and was subsequently gifted a new Chevy truck? Well, he is now the face of TXDot’s 20th anniversary “Click It or Ticket” campaign reminding the 10% of Texas who don’t wear seatbelts, how important it is. 🛻 (NBC DFW)
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The long-awaited reopening of Paris Coffee Shop (704 W. Magnolia Ave.) is finally here. The local favorite will reopen just one hour from the receipt of this newsletter at 7 a.m. today after an eight-month renovation. Stop in for the blue plate special: chicken and dumplings. Bon appétit.
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