It’s so nice to see the cooler weather coming, but what a great summer we had with temperatures in the mid 90’s and some welcomed rain showers. The course is in excellent, lush condition, as always, thanks to Scott Parker, Superintendent, and his crew. We have some great events coming up this fall that I would like to tell you about.
Rally for the Cure
The first big event is the 4th Annual Rally for the Cure Breast Cancer Awareness tournament on October 22nd. The sign up board and registration forms will be in the golf shop if you would like to sign up for this worthy event that helps raise awareness for a great cause.
The MGA is hosting its MGA Championship on October 25th and 26th to determine the overall gross and net winners for the year.
Halloween Glow in the Dark Challenge
Following closely on October 29th, we will have the Halloween Glow in the Dark Challenge. The format will be a four person team with two different 9-hole formats. The first shotgun start will be in the evening; starting at 5:00 p.m. Participants will play 9 holes in the day time and the two lowest net scores per team will be recorded. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.; meanwhile the golf staff will light up the course and glow the flagsticks to prepare for a 9 hole scramble in the dark with glowing balls. Players can put their own team together or simply sign up and we will pair you with some other members. It’s a very fun event and if you have never played it, I highly recommend you join us!
James Avery Hill Country Classic
In November we host the three day James Avery Hill Country Classic on November 8th, 9th, and 10th. This two man event is open to all amateurs and is a great event to play and enjoy some of the great courses of the Hill Country. We also held some fantastic events in August. Here are some pics from our winners this summer.
Couples Club Championship
The couples Club Championship was August 16th and 17th. Congratulations to Bob and Kristen Crandall who won the championship, while Danny and Ariana Almond won first place net.
Men’s Club Championship
The Men’s Club Championship was August 1st and 2nd. Congratulations to Mike Burniston who won the championship flight gross division and is the new 2014 Men’s Club Champion.
New Pro Staffers
If you haven’t noticed, we have two new golf professionals that have joined our team at Comanche Trace. Bryan Minnick and Corbin Bratteli have now been working at the club for three months and I am very happy to have them as our golf professionals. Bryan came from The Dominion, located in San Antonio and had worked there as the Head Golf Professional and as their Teaching Professional. Bryan has been a PGA Professional of America for the last 16 years, working with members to better their game and the game of golf. Corbin Bratteli just joined the PGA of America this August and is very anxious to get into the business. Corbin received his B.A. in Political Science from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN while playing on the university golf team. Corbin has worked in the high retail clothing business and he is looking forward to bringing some of his experience to our golf shop. Both gentlemen are very accomplished players and are happy to be part of our club.