GUADALAJARA, Mexico The North Texas men’s golf team hosted a goodwill youth clinic in conjunction with the Club de Golf Santa Anita North Texas Classic golf tournament which began play Sunday. Mean Green head coach Jim Bob Jackson as well as golfers Anthony Broussard, Jason Lindgren, Raul Lemus, Andreas Kali and Austin Welch all participated in Saturday’s clinic which taught basic golf principles to children from the ages of 5-16 from the Guadalajara area. Golfers from all 11 schools participating in the tournament also assisted in the clinic.
It has been a homecoming of sorts for North Texas sophomore Raul Lemus, who has extended family that live in the community surrounding the golf course. Lemus assisted his nephew Emilio during the youth clinic and was treated to a homecoming reception at the clubhouse Saturday evening.
“It is wonderful to be back to see my family and host my teammates on a golf course that I have played on since I was a little kid,” Lemus said. “Everyone is enjoying the chance to experience this unique culture and this beautiful weather.”
North Texas begins play in the first annual tournament Sunday, playing 36 holes followed by the final 18 on Monday. The Club de Golf Santa Anita is one of only six courses in the Guadalajara area that services nearly eight million residents. Along with North Texas, teams from Arkansas-Little Rock, Cal State Northridge, Houston, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Middle Tennessee, Oral Roberts, Southeastern Louisiana and Texas State are participating.