Taylor Paul Relives Origins of HSU Cowboy Golf Team 67 Years Later

Taylor Paul one of the first Hardin-Simmons golf team members, and former trustee joins the 2014-2015 team for a tournament in Tyler.


Someone special was watching the Hardin-Simmons University Golf Team last weekend during a tournament in Tyler.

Taylor Paul, one of the first HSU students to play organized golf at HSU, came to watch

as current HSU golfers Logan Fox, freshman accounting major from Harker Heights, placed eighth and Kara Doege, senior communications sciences and disorders major from Monahans, tied for 19th.

“I was very proud of the team. My favorite part was just getting to spend time with them,” said Paul who watched the action from Sunday through Tuesday.

Paul played on the first HSU golf team in 1947, helping to lead them to their first Border Conference Tournament in the spring of 1948 at the University of Arizona.    

“We all loaded up in my car and just drove there,” said Paul. “We had 12 balls between us to play with.” 

HSU Golf Coach Bart Craig invited Paul to attend the Al Jones Memorial Golf Tournament held at the Cascades Golf Club. 

“It was my pleasure to invite one of the oldest members of our golf team to watch our players,” said Craig. 

As for Paul, he wishes the team well and remains a Cowboy through and through.

“I really do love Hardin-Simmons, it has been such an inspiration to me,” said Paul. 

For more information on the Hardin-Simmons Golf team visit www.hsutx.edu


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