BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX)- The descendants of the city of Bryan's namesake took in one final round of golf Saturday at the former Travis B. Bryan Municipal Golf Course.
The city officially closed the course on December 31st with a public event, but District Judge Travis Bryan III and his brother, Tim Bryan, were unable to attend. So, they asked the mayor if it would be possible to take in one more round before the holes on the course were permanently plugged.
Mayor Andrew Nelson joined the brothers at the course Saturday morning, and presented them both with framed course flags as a keepsake following the final putt by Judge Bryan. Local businessman Jim Lewis was also with the mayor and the Bryan brothers.
"I think it was an appropriate bookend. Their grandfather was instrumental in making this course available. Since then we've had generations of family have fun with the course," said Mayor Nelson. "It was only appropriate to give them honor to play the last hole."
The Bryan brothers, together, plugged the hole on the 18th hole.
"I'm going to miss this place. I've been out here all my life. This is a great day and I'm so happy Mayor Nelson did this for me, but I'm sad, too that the golf course is closing," said Judge Bryan.
"I played my first round out here when I was 9-year-old," said Tim Bryan. "There are so many memories here, and we've been sharing stories all day. It's been great."
When asked about the future plans to turn the former golf course into a "super park" for local families, the brothers said they were excited to see what's to come.
"I'll also be coming out here to walk around and enjoy it", said Judge Bryan.
"I think it'll be a showpiece for the city," said Tim Bryan.