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author-mark buttonMark Button has spent the past 17-plus years writing about sports for newspapers, magazines and the Internet. He's worked for the Dallas Morning News, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Rocky Mountain News, CNN/SportsIllustrated.com, Mobile Press-Register and Avid Golfer.

Originally from Kansas, Button has worked for Texas Links since 2008. He published his first children's book in 2011. "Finding Ti Ming & Tem Po, Legend of the golf gods" is a magical journey filled with character-building life lessons. Button plays golf about four times a month and carries an 8.7 GHIN handicap index.

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Redstone Extends with Vanderbilt Legends Club

Written by Mark Button on 10 May 2012.

Most golfers in the Houston area know that Redstone Golf Club is one of the premier facilities in the state. The host club for the Shell Houston Open boasts 18 holes of public golf and a separate 18-hole championship course for its members. Since its opening in 20003, Redstone GC has been an industry leader in both course conditions and customer service.


Redstone Companies Hospitality helped Vanderbilt Legends Club go fully private and land an LPGA Tour event.Redstone Companies Hospitality helped Vanderbilt Legends Club go fully private and land an LPGA Tour event.It’s also operated by Redstone Golf Management, a subsidiary of Redstone Companies Hospitality, which recently signed a three-year management extension with Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.


Redstone originally partnered with Vanderbilt University in 2006 to manage the golf club. During that time, Redstone helped take Vanderbilt Legends Club fully private, renovated the clubhouse, redid the greens on one of its two 18-hole courses and hosted the Franklin American Mortgage Championship LPGA event.


In addition, Redstone has helped Vanderbilt Legends Club to elevate their club experience, service levels and help to grow and retain their golf and social memberships.


“We are thrilled to extend the partnership with Redstone Golf Management to continue managing Vanderbilt Legends Club,” stated Cliff Joyner, assistant vice chancellor for real estate operations for Vanderbilt University. “Redstone and Vanderbilt have a mutual commitment to quality and Redstone has helped us successfully manage the Club during the economic downturn, while maintaining a great property for the membership and entire university community to enjoy.”


Vanderbilt Legends Club will be hosting the upcoming 2012 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship this May and will be redoing the greens on the second 18-hole course this summer.


“Vanderbilt University has been a great partner and continues to have a commitment to providing a first-class experience for its members and guests at Vanderbilt Legends Club,” said Evan Johansen, Senior VP of Development for Redstone Companies Hospitality. “Vanderbilt is a wonderful complement to Redstone’s portfolio of golf clubs with that commitment along with the tremendous facilities and member offerings.”


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