Joe Fagan was a golf coach at Texas A&M in the 1950’s and was responsible for helping to get the financing to build the golf course on the grounds at Texas A&M. Joe went on to hold the Head Professional position at Grand Prairie Country Club.
While at A&M he coached the Southwest Conference championship team that included PGA professional Bobby Nichols. Bobby went on to win 11 PGA tour events including the PGA Championship in 1964. He was the runner up at The Masters in 1967. Joe also coached PGA tour player and golf course architect Billy Martindale. Martindale played full time on the PGA Tour from 1964 to 1968, and was recognized as the PGA’s “Sophomore of the Year” in 1965. He built several courses with partner and PGA tour player Don January including Royal Oaks in Dallas, Texas.