We have some great Club events lined up over the next few months and we anticipate great turnouts for each of them. The first event of 2014 was The Big Cup and it was a great success.The Big Cup format provided a cup that was an inch bigger around than a standard USGA hole cup. We wanted to make the event fun and at the same time see if members could shoot lower scores with a larger cup. The results for the flight winners and their team net scores were: Championship flight, Bob Malson and Kent McKinney shot a net 63. First flight, Leo Clark and Norm White shot a net 63 also to win their flight. Second flight, David Barker and Paul Schoenfeld shot a net 62. In the Third flight, Jim Laffan and John D’ Amore shot a net 58 to win their flight. The Ladies flight was won by Marian Ezell and Ariana Almond with a net 59. Closest to the pin for the men and women was won by Anthony Corey and Harriet Warren. Congratulations to all the winners!
Back by popular demand in April and May is Nine & Dine, designed for couples to play golf and have dinner with other couples in a fun, social environment. These are held on select Friday evenings with a 5:00 p.m. shotgun start, followed by dinner, and then more golf. Players of all handicaps are welcome to participate so come on out and join us!
The Social Connection hosted their first annual event on St. Patrick’s Day and it was decorated to the tee with green outfits, Irish music, and green beer. We had a total of 23 teams participating for a total of 92 players in a four-person scramble. LIFESTYLE APRIL/MAY 2014 9 Coming in first place was the team of Michael Sigerman, James Caldwell, Liz Bigelow, and Lisa Self shooting a 61. In second place Robert Wenning, Jim Laffan, Nannine Reynolds, and Helen Herd shot a 64. Finishing in third place were Gary Garbish, Steve Phillips, Marjorie Hirsch, and Diane Smith shooting a 65. Closest to the pin for men was Jim Laffan and for the women, Joan Spear. It was a great success for the Social Connection with clever gift ideas, classical St. Patrick’s Day food and theme. Congratulations to the winners! May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.
Comanche Trace hosted one of the best amateur events in Texas in March, the Greater San Antonio Regional Amateur Championship. Some of the best men, women, and senior amateurs were here to compete at Comanche Trace. The amateurs came from all areas of South Texas stretching from Austin to San Antonio to Kerrville. Several members played, such as Trevor Hyde, Ed Sanchez, BK Cody, and Matt Griffin. In the Men’s Championship flight, Ed Sanchez took home first place. Trevor Hyde finished second and Luke Healy finished third. In the Senior Division Bobby Baugh finished in first place, Harry Ramirez finished second, and one of our members, BK Cody, finished tied for 5th place. In the Women’s Senior Division Whitney Smith took home first place and Diane Henry finished in second place. Congratulations to all the winners and to Greater San Antonio for hosting a great championship.