Inagural McClure Match Champions – Cowan’s Tin Cups. Photos Available!

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2016 Inaugural McClure Matches

Honoring CTGCSA Pioneer Ted McClure
May 17, 2016

The Central Texas GCSA is proud to announce a new look to a familiar event. Formerly the North / South Cup, the May event honored CTGCSA Pioneer Ted McClure. Teams were selected by captains and matches were held on the beautiful River Crossing Club hosted by Paul Lane and his staff. Honorary Captains for the event were Bruce Burger and Matt Cowan who lead their teams to battle for the coveted inaugural McClure Match Championship.
Please enjoy this very heartfelt introduction and tribute to Ted McClure by CTGCSA Board Member Cameron McDermid: Click Here
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About River Crossing

River Crossing Club, a premier Texas Hill Country private San Antonio golf club, offers its Members (and a limited number of non-member golfers) an incredible golfing experience! Always considered one of the best maintained courses in this part of Texas, River Crossing Club is also known for being one of the most playable courses. It’s a perfect balance of challenge and forgiveness that provides one enjoyable round after another.

Our 18-hole championship San Antonio golf course, nestled in the rustic beauty of the Texas Hill Country, was recently voted as one of the most well-maintained golf courses in the San Antonio area. Golf Week (Texas Golfer publication) rated River Crossing Club “13th best course in the state” and The San Antonio Business Journal rated River Crossing’s course as one of the “3rd toughest private courses in the area.”

Our Host – Paul Lane
Paul received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy from Texas A&M University. He has been with River Crossing Club since March of 2000 managing the construction and grow-in/maintenance of the course. Paul has over 20 years of golf course maintenance experience. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, son and daughter along with hunting and playing golf.

500 River Way, Spring Branch, TX 78070

2016 Turf Show and Legacy Scholarship Fundraiser – PHOTOS POSTED

2016 Turf Show and Legacy Scholarship Fundraiser

Thanks to all who participated in our 2016 Turf Show and Legacy Scholarship Fundraiser. We had a blast and raised a ton of $ for Legacy Scholarship. And a special thank you to Michael Thomas and the staff at The Bandit for a terrific weather and an even better golf course. Follow this link to view all of the photos from this great event.

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About The Bandit

The Bandit Golf Club is situated off the shores of Lake McQueeney an easy 30-minute ride from downtown San Antonio is a “Must play” if in the area. Easy freeway access to Austin and Houston makes it a perfect location to meet with friends or make some new ones, as you enjoy an unforgettable round of golf in Texas, Hill Country!

The Bandit course designed by noted architect, Keith Foster is 6,928 yards of golf from the longest tees with a par of 71 although multiple tees insure you play from the length best suited for your enjoyment. The course winds in and around Long Creek and Lake McQueeney and makes good use of all the natural hazards these two bodies of water create. Significant elevation changes create spectacular views that lead to the sculpted fairways and perfect greens. Great conditioning is always part of the Bandit experience in fact it is these characteristics that likely contributed to The Bandit being named a “Top 10, Public Course in Texas” by Golfweek magazine.

6019 FM 725, New Braunfels, TX 78130   (830) 609-4665

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January Education Event – Thanks to all who participated!

Thanks to all who helped us welcome 2016 with a bang!
And a special thank you to our guest speakers:
David Doherty from the International Sports Turf Research Center in Lenexa, Kansas.
Armen Suny, Search and Consulting Executive from Kopplin and Kuebler in Scottsdale, Arizona.
About the Speakers
Armen Suny is a Search and Consulting Executive with Kopplin and Kuebler. He has provided Superintendent Searches for more than 30 clubs in 13 states and Canada. Kopplin & Kuebler is the leader in Golf and Country Club Executive Recruiting. In addition to Superintendent searches, he provides searches for General Managers, Golf Professionals and Assistant General Managers.

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David Doherty is CEO/Founder of the “International Sports Turf Research Center, Inc.” (ISTRC). and holds three patents on the ISTRC System which was developed to monitor the ageing process of both sand and soil based golf greens. Mr. Doherty is recognized by most in the industry to be the world’s foremost authority on the Physical Properties of golf greens.  The majority of the top 100 courses in all categories use the ISTRC System to monitor the effectiveness of their agronomic programs from year to year or from season to season. ISTRC has monitored the effects of aerification and other cultural practices of over 2,000 different golf courses and thousands of greens in less than 10 years. The patented ISTRC System of undisturbed core testing was developed by Mr. Doherty to provide turf grass professionals with: (a) accurate, cost effective data about root zone conditions as they exist in the field, and (b) the effects of those conditions on turf quality and plant health. ISTRC’s unique and proprietary data base contains thousands of test results. The knowledge derived from the database allows ISTRC to not only report the test data, but also interpret the data in “layman’s language”.

Thanks to all who participated in this terrific event!

2015 Toy Drive Tournament

Briggs Ranch Golf Club

December 8, 2015

Join us on December 8th, for this very special day of golf and giving!Briggs Ranch
Members and Guests of the Central Texas GCSA again this year will come together to help make Christmas extra special for local children in need.
Donated toys will be delivered to a selected charity.
Briggs Ranch Golf Club will be the special host for this spectacular event.

Don’t miss this great day and opportunity to GIVE!

Special Tournament Notes
* Registration will be limited to 100 players – first come, first served.
* Each team must include at least one CTGCSA member in good standing.
* All teams / players will be invoiced at the time of registration, payment must be received prior to
event to secure tournament spot.

Golf SantaGolf Format: 4 Player Scramble, Members and Guests Welcome
Pick your partner or we will pair individuals

Cost: $75 Per Player PLUS 1 Toy (Unopened, $20 min value)

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Registration
11:00 Shotgun Start and Lunch on the Run
Reception and Awards Following Golf

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