Veterans Alliance at Texas State to host golf benefit for local VFW
Veterans Alliance at Texas State (VATS) is a chartered student organization that supports student-veterans.
By Billi London-Gray
The Veterans Alliance at Texas State (VATS) is sponsoring its third annual golf tournament on Friday, April 19, at Quail Creek Country Club in San Marcos. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3413, located in San Marcos.
“The VFW has a long history of supporting the surrounding community and providing veterans with a voice in local, state and national government,” says Jeremy Casselberry, a Navy veteran and president of VATS. Continue reading
Bobcats’ Alastair Jones
advances at British Amateur
Texas State golfer Alastair Jones has advanced to the match play portion of the British Amateur Championship after finishing second in the stroke play part of the tournament in Merseyside, England.
Jones, who is from Cardiff, Wales, shot a 3-under-par 68 in the second round. He finished the two rounds at 140, just behind Greg Eason of the University of Central Florida.
Sixty-four golfers advanced to the match play part of the 116-year-old event. Competition continues through Saturday. Continue reading
Fashion merchandising student drives fresh ideas into golf apparel market
By Billi London-Gray
Jessica Salazar is a fashionista who loves spiky heels. Especially when she’s on a putting green.
The senior at Texas State University – a fashion merchandising major and a member of the women’s golf team – is ready to revamp the world of golf apparel. With her entrepreneurial creativity and her love for the sport, Salazar already is driving hard into the golf business.
“I just don’t see myself not being a part of golf,” Salazar says. “I feel at home with the game.”
In the past two years, Salazar has completed internships with Prime Outlets and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, and she also job-shadowed at the corporate headquarters for Academy Sports and Outdoors. Earlier this year she won national recognition for one of her sports technology designs. In September she began an internship with the proprietary department at Golfsmith, an international golf retailer.
What is Salazar’s goal? She wants to give a “fun, hip vibe” to the game she loves.
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