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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.

He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Redstone Extends with Vanderbilt Legends Club

Written by Mark Button on Thursday, 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

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SHO and Tell: Meet the Mustache Guy

Written by Mark Button on Wednesday, 28 March 2012

HUMBLE, Texas—When the Shell Houston Open begins Thursday with the opening round, golf fans will roam The Tournament Course at Redstone Golf Club and watch their favorite PGA Tour stars. They’ll get up-close and personal looks at household names like Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Lee Westwood and Rickie Fowler. One player who fans

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SHO and Tell: Mickelson's Putting Prowess

Written by Mark Button on Tuesday, 27 March 2012

HUMBLE, Texas—Headed into his Shell Houston Open title defense – and the Masters next week – Phil Mickelson feels confident about his game and optimistic about his chances for winning. And why not? Already this year the big left-hander has a win (AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am) and a runner-up (Northern Trust Open at Riviera). A

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A Call to Arms

Written by mtTXgolf on Tuesday, 06 March 2012

Take a look to your right. Now look left. Chances are you just saw someone who has been affected by cancer. One in three Americans will contract some form of the disease. Maybe that one in three is you. Maybe it’s someone you love. My grandma turned 96 in January, and she’s a cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and

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