Golf pro back at Tony Butler

HARLINGEN — He’s back.

After about six years, Israel Gonzalez has returned as the Tony Butler Golf Course’s golf pro.

Gonzalez takes over for Eddie Medlin, who resigned in December to take another job.

From 2009 to 2012, Gonzalez served as the course’s golf pro.

After leaving the course, he became general manager and golf director for the Pearland Golf Club, where he oversaw 21 employees along with daily operations at the 18-hole public golf course.

A PGA member since 1990, Gonzalez has more than 30 years of experience managing public and private golf courses in Houston, Kingwood, Dallas and Chicago.

For four years, he also owned a golf course in New Boston, Texas.

After Gonzalez left Tony Butler, Medlin was appointed golf pro in 2012.

After 16 years at the golf course, Medlin was making $48,000 a year.

Medlin, who was mum about the reason behind his resignation, said it did not stem from the golf course’s drop in revenue over the past few years.