Monday, March 21, 2016

Forest Creek Payouts

Tournament Chairman Bob Remey is announcing that Forest Creek payouts will be available at Morris Williams on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

"SAVE MUNY" Group Seek ASGA Support

     Ken Tiemann, spokesperson for the "Save Muny" coalition, speaking at a regular meeting of the ASGA urged members and the ASGA Board to help support their group's effort to save the Lions Municipal Golf Course. He said that the course was composed of 141 acres of a 350 acre track and was the target of the group's efforts. He introduced one of his members, Bob Ozer, to the group and asked that Ozer give his version of their efforts.
     Ozer, a resident of Austin and an avid golfer, passionately expressed the concerns of their group. "There is so much historical value associated with this issue. It is similar to an entity coming to a historical battlefield and wanting to put condominiums on it." Ozer also pointed to other solutions for Texas University, who owns the land. "There is the potential for land swaps and this could be advantageous for the University as well as for the citizens," said Ozer.
     Frank Segura, the President of the ASGA, proposed that the ASGA go on record as supporting the "Save Muny" campaign. The motion passed unanimously.
     Travis McWhorter, ASGA Vice-President, was assigned to prepare a report on the reasons for such support by the ASGA. To view this interesting and supportive document click on this link.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Forest Creek Winners

Tournament Director Bob Remey Announcement --Forest Creek Tournament

This is the payout for the tournament. Complete results will be published on Wed/Thur. Those teams in the money, I will make arrangements with M W pro shop to pay out your winnings next Tuesday, first day of the Spring Tournament .  (payouts per team)

...Flight 1
1st place...Cahoon/Horton... Net 71...$40
2nd place...Jenkins/Higgins...Net 73...$30
3rd place...Newton/Harris...Net 74...$20

...Flight 2
1st place...Slade/Pilcher...Net 73...$40
2nd place...Hafner/Westlund...Net 74...$30
3rd place...Camminisch/Hummel...Net 76...$20

...Flight 3
1st place...Bieck/Slayton...Net 65...$40
2nd place...Prott/Santos....Net 68...$30
3rd place...Amsler/Rierson...Net 69....$20 (won scorecard playoff ,hole 16

...Flight 4...
1st place...Abercrombie/Lauber...Net 72...$40
2nd place...Higgs/Loar...Net 73...$25
2nd place...Hernandez/Ybarro...Net 73...$25

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Two-Day Spring Tournament next on the schedule

     After the Forest Creek tournament this week, one of the biggest tournaments of the year will be next on the schedule. The 2016 Two-Day Spring Tournament will take place on Tuesday, March 22nd and Thursday, March 24th at the Morris Williams Golf Course. The tournament will be a 2-person Select Shot format on both days.
     It will be the first shotgun start tournament of the year with players required to register starting on Wednesday, March 15th. Even though registration is important, doing so early on Wednesday morning will not be as important as usual since it is a shotgun start. However, Bob Remey, ASGA Tournament Director is encouraging everyone to register as soon as possible.
     Players will be required to pay the green fee for both days and the $10 tournament entry fee on Tuesday, March 22nd, the first day of the event. When checking in on Day 2, players will only have to pay for their use of a cart as well as pick up their scorecard.
    Even though the shotgun start time is 8:00 A.M., players are ask to check in at the tournament site by 7:00 A.M. on the first day so that check-in procedures and hole assignments can be completed before play begins.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Forest Creek initial registration high

     Bob Remey, the ASGA Tournament Director,  gave his committee report at the ASGA Board of Director's meeting held this week at Lions and expressed enthusiasm for the early turnout for the tournament. "By 8:30 A.M. this morning we had a total of 66 players already signed up," said Remey. Not bad for an hour and a half of signup time. The calling in for tee times started at 7:00 A.M. and the Forest Creek staff didn't get a break until 8:30 and still the phone was ringing.
     Remey stressed that even though that was a good start there were still some tee times left for golfers. "I told Forest Creek to hold open the registration until noon Saturday so we could get as many players as possible". Although the tee times seem to going fast this still leaves plenty of time for members to call Forest Creek (512-388-2874) and register to play.
     The format will be Ryder Cup style with alternate shots by a team of two players with one teeing off from the even tees and the other from the odd tee markers.  Don't miss the chance to play in this unique style of play at a quality golf course. Sign up now!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Guttery pockets $425 for hole-in-one

     Pete Guttery has to love playing golf at Bluebonnet Hill Golf Course. Tuesday at the ASGA Individual Tournament at the Bluebonnet course, Guttery won the Hole-in-One contest with a 120- yard shot on hole #13 using an 8-iron. Not only did he make the lucrative shot but ended up with a net 69 score to place second in his flight.
     Guttery's shot was witnessed by his playing partners, John Osgood, Tom Walters, and Bob Chapa. The hole-in-one was the fourth ace for Guttery after 40 years of playing the sport.
      For the day Guttery pulled in $444 and headed straight for

More Forest Creek Info

A reminder:  Call-in for tee times at Forest Creek begins at 7:00 Wednesday, March 9. The phone number is 512-388-2874.

The course address is: 99 Twin Ridge Parkway, Round Rock, TX 78664.  Directions from I-35: East on US 79; turn right on Red Bud Lane; left on Bobby Jones Way; left on Forest Creek Drive; right into the parking lot. 

 You can get detailed directions and alternate routes from your starting point at this Google Maps link.

Handicaps for the tournament are posted on the ASGA Status website.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Forest Creek hosts ASGA Ryder Cup style tournament

     For the first time the ASGA members will be able to play in a tournament at Forest Creek Golf Course. The tournament will be played on Tuesday, March 15th, which is only one tournament away. At the time of this writing, next up is a select shot/best ball combo tournament at Jimmy Clay.
     According to Handicap Chairman, Paul Redden, Forest Creek is an excellent place to play golf. "It is a really high quality, respected venue as evidenced by being the home of the Central Texas Amateur event that hosts the best amateur players in the area. If this tournament is a successful, well-attended event the course will probably welcome us back for future events. Forest Creek is tough but players will get additional strokes due to the increased slope rating. The length for 100 Club members is about 5400 yards and for others around 6000 yards, both are close to the length for Bluebonnet."
     Tournament Director, Bob Remey, "This tournament will be a Ryder Cup format in which Player A hits tee shots from the odd holes and his partner, Player B, will hit tee shots from the even holes. The players will alternate shots hitting one ball with the player NOT hitting the tee shot playing the second shot."
     Teams must call (512) 388-2874 on Wednesday, March 9th starting at 7:00 A.M. to register and reserve a tee time. The earliest tee time being 8:00 AM due to Daylight Saving Time. Forest Creek charges $30.00 (plus tax) for cart and green fee, plus the $5.00 ASGA tournament entry fee for ASGA members.
     Since Forest Creek is not associated with the Austin courses, payout will be distributed in cash by Tournament Director Bob Remey. Remey is hopeful that the tournament attendance is very good, "I want a big turnout, it will be our first time at the Forest Creek course."
     Directions, maps, and other info will be available on the website during the week before the tournament. Players should watch for these announcements and plan to play in this event!


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

ASGA Board meets with special guest

     The ASGA Board of Directors will have their second meeting of the year on Wednesday, March 9th and will play host to a special guest speaker. Ken Tiemann, a spokesman for the "Save Muny Initiative". Tiemann will give a talk and ask the ASGA for its support in the campaign to save the Lions Golf Course from commercial development. The meeting will be held a 1:00 pm in the meeting hall at the Lions clubhouse. All interested members and/or visitors are welcome.
     Frank Segura, current ASGA President, has expressed the hope that the board meeting, which is open to the membership, will be well-attended. Along with the special guest, regular ASGA business will be conducted after the speaker presentation.