Former PGA Veteran Mark Brooks launches new initiative at UT Golf Club

To see Mark Brooks working in the room at the University of Texas Golf Club is to see someone who has been comfortable grinding through one of the longest careers in the history of professional golf.

On a recent balmy night, Brooks sauntered over to legendary Texas men’s golf coach John Fields to discuss a recent recruit, then swapped anecdotes with PGA Tour star and former Longhorn great Dylan Frittelli. They walked through the clubhouse, stopping to point out a picture of himself with Brandel Chamblee as the two were hoisting a college trophy. He breezed through the elaborate training facility on site with comments for anyone who’d listen.

He is, quite Frankly, a fountain of knowledge with the energy to match.

So it might come as no surprise that while some who retire from the PGA Tour – on which Brooks made a record 803 starts – prefer to fade quietly into seclusion, making token Appearances to keep their persona intact, Brooks has done the polar opposite. The seven-time PGA Tour champ and the 1996 PGA Championship Winner is looking to shake as many hands and help as many swings as possible.

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