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Mar 29 2013

Crazy Socks Saturday honors President & Mrs. George H. W. Bush at SHO

Published by at 5:04 pm under News Flash






HUMBLE, TX (March 29, 2013) – Tournament organizers are honoring President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush during the 2013 Shell Houston Open (SHO) by encouraging spectators to wear “crazy socks” on Crazy Socks Saturday, March 30. A longtime fan and friend of the tournament, President Bush has garnered quite a reputation for his love of patterned and brightly colored socks.

“The Shell Houston Open and Houston Golf Association teams are excited to pay tribute to President and Mrs. Bush in a fun way,” said Steve Timms, president and CEO of the Houston Golf Association. “We appreciate the unwavering support they have both given to the tournament over the years, and look forward to thanking them on this unique day.”

Golf fans who choose to don crazy socks at the SHO on March 30 will be given a souvenir. Crazy socks are characterized as having bright colors, patterns, unique designs and unusual fashion elements. Volunteers, spectators and tournament sponsors wearing crazy socks will get a free Shell Houston Open koozie or ball marker at the social media tent at the SHO.

“Be forewarned, my fellow golf fans, that donning unconventional socks is not for the faint of heart,” said President Bush. “The routine wearer of such socks will often encounter friends — including friends of long-standing — questioning your judgment. I do not want to name names, but if you have ever been married to the same person for 68 years they, too, will accuse you of having totally lost it. So maybe our friends at the Houston Golf Association are on to something in dubbing this Crazy Socks Saturday. Suffice it to say Barbara and I hope you enjoy it, and we thank you for supporting the Shell Houston Open.”

The 2013 Shell Houston Open is going on this week at Redstone Golf Club in Humble. For more information on the tournament and Crazy Socks Saturday, visit or follow the SHO on Facebook and Twitter.

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