The LGA got into the holiday spirit by filling gift baskets with homemade goodies and other donated treats for our golf pros and their staff; just a small thank you for their help all during the year with play days and other events.
Also in celebration of the season Joan Spear and new chef, Carolyn Brown, planned a festive luncheon held in the Vista Room. At such a busy time not all of our 40 members could attend but a majority was there to enjoy the chance to visit with each other. In attendance was the newly elected 2013-2014 Board, including President Diana Bamerick, Vice Presidents Sherry Maytorena and Ariana Almond, Treasurer Margie Hirsch and Secretary Amaya D’Amore.
We are trying to get photos of all our members to use throughout the year. You can see some of them in the Golfer of the Month frame on our bulletin board located in Shelton Room West. However without golf hats and visors some of us may not be recognizable!
Thanks to Bill Stillwell the LGA will have a brand new website this year. Check out this web page at https://sites.google.com/site/ctracelga/.
With record participation in our 2013 Member/Member and Member/ Guest tournaments LGA is geared up to have an even greater golf season in 2014. We have new events planned along with our annual tournaments and Thursday play days. Social events and luncheons are also on the agenda in the New Year. All are welcome to join us!
Every Thursday is LGA play day, weather permitting of course. The format changes weekly, with both individual and team events. Once a month we have a Golfer of the Month event.
The Member/Guest Tournament is in May. It is a two-day event with a different format each day. The cocktail party is held in a member’s home and is very popular with all the participants.
Our Member/Member Tournament in September is the replica of the Member Guest Tournament. Historically, this event has the best participation of our membership.
At year-end we hold the Golfer of the Year tournament. Ringer scores are kept all year long and are used to qualify the 24 members who are invited to participate. There is always a Gross winner and a Net winner to insure everyone’s competitiveness.
The Hill Country Stableford Cup has eight LGA members traveling to compete against nine other surrounding clubs. Not only do you get to visit other clubs and meet new people but we always enjoy a great lunch. Teams are flighted so everyone has a chance of winning prizes.
New last year was the first year for Team Play Competition. Comanche Trace LGA teamed up with Riverhill’s LGA to compete against ten other area ladies golf groups. The joint team fields six, low handicap players in a match play format. Last year, Comanche Trace was the home course but this year it will be held at Riverhill.
Tentatively scheduled during the 2013-2014 year are two play days with the Lady Niners. Also in the planning stage is an LGA, MGA and Lady Niners play day.
A mid-year luncheon is scheduled in May, and our End of the Year Luncheon is in October. At this last luncheon our two Golfers of the Year are recognized. Prizes are also given to Most Improved, Ringer winners and we all get golf balls for every birdie we had throughout the year. Our new board is also elected at this time. This is a fun way to end our golf year and great way to begin a new one.
Contact Margie Hirsch at Trailhead1@windstream.net for LGA membership information.