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author-alex blairAlex Blair joined the Texas Links staff in 2007 after graduating from the University of Texas. At Texas, he covered sports and served as associate editor of The Daily Texan, one of the state's largest daily newspapers.

He has been a fan of golf ever since he watched Payne Stewart sink an improbable putt to win the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. When he's not pounding the pavement for the magazine, he reads any golf book he can get his hands on and enjoys playing his own 9-hole pasture golf course in Hallettsville...affectionally known as "Hallettsville National."

He brought the skills, enthusiasm, love for the game and work ethic that it takes to help us put out the nation's best local golf magazines, but in 2010 Alex decided to go back to school to get his law degree at Notre Dame.


To Live and Die by the Rules

Written by Alex Blair on Tuesday, 01 July 2008

Basketball has floppers, baseball has drug cheats and the NFL has Spygate. In contrast, golf has people like Loren Singletary. Many golfers were surprised to see a "DQ" next to Singletary's name upon their arrival for the second round for the 99th Texas State Amateur Championship at Houston Country Club. After all, Singletary is a well-known rules

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Time for Local Mid-Ams to Step Up

Written by Alex Blair on Tuesday, 01 April 2008

Is more than one Houston USGA champion too much to ask for? Ordinarily, yes, but not last year. In 2007, Texans won six individual national titles and one team championship. An embarrassment of riches, yet only one of those champions hailed from Houston. For us here at Houston Links, there's nothing better than when one of the golfers we cover

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