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Welcome to the Pride of Panhandle Golf Club (POPGC) website.  We are an accredited   member club of the Texas State Amateur Golf Association (TSAGA) located in Amarillo, TX.

POPGC is the sponsor of the Annual Cleve Austin Memorial Day Scholarship Tournament.   Ross Rogers Municipal Golf Course is the host course for two day tournament. Play begins on the Saturday prior ro Memorial day and concludes on Sunday.

Weekly play dates at Ross Rogers Golf Course for members only. As of July 1, 2011, membership dues are $75 for returning members and is prorated for new members.

POPGC offers free golf camps to area youth via the Par For the Course Academy For Children (PFC/AFC) the first week in June.

POPGC also provides scholarships to local graduating high school seniors.

Mr. Cleve Austin

The Pride of Panhandle Golf Club (POPGC) Memorial weekend tournament is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Cleveland “Cleve” Austin.

Cleve Austin was a founding member of the original Amarillo golf club which evolved into the POPGC.

The Amarillo businessman was the ninth of eleven children born to Columbus and Ollie Farmer Austin. He graduated from Texas College of Mortuary Science in Forth Worth, Texas in 1941 and worked with his oldest brother at the family owned Austin Funeral Home.

He was also employed as a mail carrier of Diamond Shamrock Oil & Gas Company, retiring after 29 years of service in 1977.

Cleve was an avid golfer and his drive for excellence extended beyond the fairways and greens of the golf course. For more than 70 years he was an active and faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was also Past Potentate of Ozark Temple #146, John W. McKinney Consistory #283 and Markwell Lodge #415.

Cleveland married Florence Nails in November of 1940, God blessed this union with five children. Throughout his life he kept God first, family second followed by his passion for golf.

Mr. Austin’s daughter and son-in-law, Hazel and Jack Montaque are residents of Amarillo and they continue the legacy of Cleve Austin by endorsing the endeavors of the Pride of Panhandle Gold Club.­­

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POPGC is  member club of the Texas State Amateur Golf Association (TSAGA) located in Amarillo, TX. Weekly play dates at Ross Rogers Golf Course for members only. As of July 1, 2011, membership dues are $75 for returning members and is prorated for new members.

POPGC offers free golf camps to area youth via the Par For the Course Academy For Children (PFC/AFC) the first week in June.

POPGC also provides scholarships to local graduating high school seniors.

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