We’re breaking through the winter, and spring will be here soon. It will be nice to have some warm weather coming our way. We have some great Club events lined up in the next few months and were anticipating a grand turnout for each of them. The first Club event of 2014 is called The Big Cup and each year the turnout is a great success. In this event, the cup is actually an inch larger than a standard USGA hole cup. This event was created for fun and to see if members could shoot lower scores with a bigger cup. The event is flighted by team handicap index and there is a ladies flight also. This is a Member-Member event, so find a partner and sign up for the first event of the year.
Back by popular demand is Twilight Couples Golf, now named Nine & Dine. Nine & Dine is designed for couples to play golf and have dinner with other couples in a fun, social format. These are held on Friday evenings at 5:00 pm and are scheduled monthly through November. Players of all handicaps are welcome to participate, and we can’t wait to see everyone here.
Here is a list of other club events that we will be hosting in 2014:
•LGA Member-Guest – May 1st & 2nd
•Kentucky Derby Skins Game Fundraiser – May 3rd & 4th
•Senior Club Championship – May 9th & 10th
•Kid Comanche camp - June 12th – 15th and July 10th – 13th
•Ladies Club Championship - June 27th & 28th
•Men’s Club Championship - July 11th & 12th
•Kings & Queens Couples Invitational - July 24th, 25th & 26th
•The Futurity Men’s Member Guest - September 25th, 26th & 27th
On the 2014 calendar this year you will find a few Mondays that the Club at Comanche Trace will be open. These are called Member-Guest days and members will be allowed, on these days, to treat their friends and guests by playing Comanche Trace for a $40.00 fee including cart. They must play with the member that day and this rate is only available on Member-Guest play days. The dates for these days are listed below.
We are also very excited about the Hole in One Club created in 2009. When a member of the Hole in One Club makes an ace here at Comanche Trace, each member of the Hole in One club is billed $5.00. The money is placed into the credit book account of the person making the hole in one. We currently have 116 members enrolled in the Hole in One Club. Some of our lucky members who shot a Hole in One in 2013 were Ed Livermore, Bill Wood, Leonard Scott, Trish Butler, Bill Stillwell, Bill Dillard, and Tim McDugald. Bob Long was the man of the year by having two Hole in One’s in 2013, both occurring on the Hills course. Congratulations to all of these folks for their Hole in Ones in 2013! Let’s hope for more in 2014. Call the golf shop to enroll now because you never know when that ace might happen.
The touring professional will be right here at Comanche Trace just as Spring is hitting the Hill Country. The PGA tour has revamped their schedule so that the Valero Texas Open will be the held the week before the Shell Houston Open. The qualifying rounds for the Valero Texas Open will be hosted by Comanche Trace again on March 20th and 24th. With the excellent condition of our bent grass greens and fairways, the touring professionals are always excited to play such a high-caliber club.