WICHITA — Willowbend Golf Club owners Rod and Rick Nuckolls have a new partner: PGA golfer Woody Austin.
"I will not be a silent investor who will not show up," Austin says. "Part of the allure for me is I love to tinker. . . . I will be out on the golf course trying to fix a bunker or fix a green.
"It's a big, long-term deal for me. It's nothing on a short-term basis."
The Nuckolls brothers say they couldn't have a better partner than Austin.
"Everyone knows that Woody Austin is truly one of the best players in the world," Rick Nuckolls says.
He says Austin's presence will have an impact with members and the club.
"The capital influx will definitely help us run the operation," Rod Nuckolls says. "There's been a lot of things we wanted to do."