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July 1, 2019

Golf Performance Center Named For Late NFL Owner

The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek celebrated the grand opening of the Robert C. McNair Performance Center, a high-tech practice facility dedicated to improving members’ golf game and experience. Named after late entrepreneur, philanthropist and Houston Texans’ Owner Robert C. “Bob” McNair, the performance center is part of a two-year, $6-million renovation plan for the club’s golf course and facilities.

The private golf club is majority-owned by McNair Interests, a private investment and management company founded by McNair, who passed away in November 2018. Bob’s wife, Janice McNair, attended the June 24 grand opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting, along with son Cal and his wife Hannah and grandchildren Robert, Calhoun, Michael and Hunter Grace (pictured, inset).

The new 1,000-square-foot facility features a dedicated putting room, a hitting bay equipped with cameras and launch monitors and a clubfitting facility to ensure members are outfitted with the proper equipment. The center also includes a simulator.

“The Robert C. McNair Performance Center will allow members of The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek to refine their skills under the direction of top instructors, combining state-of-the-art equipment with personalized training,” said Clint Wood, general manager at Briar’s Creek.

The club also announced the hiring of Hank Smith as the PGA Director of Instruction. Smith will manage the performance center and will oversee training. Smith is the former Director of Golf at Frederica Golf Club on St. Simons Island in Georgia.