Friday, March 31, 2017

Spring Tournament Closest To Pin Winners


  • 3 – Jim DiSorbo
  • 8 – Cliff Rierson
  • 12 – Carl Givins
  • 14 – Xavier Guedea

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Kizer Tee Times Lost; Members Asked to Call Again

     Due to an electrical outage, the tee times for next week's tournament at Kizer have been lost. The course is requesting that members who had previously acquired a tee time call again and confirm their time with Kizer course officials. Members are asked not to request a more convenient time than the one originally assigned to them as this will cause even further confusion and delay. This should be done as soon as possible. Pass the word to other members who might not visit this blog.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

"L.E." Clarke Passes Away

     Louis Edward "L.E." Clarke, a long-time and dedicated member of the ASGA, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at his home in Georgetown. LE became a member of the ASGA in 1990. He served as Handicap Chairman continuously from at least 1992 through 2007. LE maintained and distributed handicaps manually during his term of service and before the ASGA turned to the digital age and full use of computer technology. 
     He became Vice-President in 2008 and advanced to the higher leadership role of ASGA President in 2009. Following his mandatory stint as Past President in 2010, LE was awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership at the annual meeting in November of 2011.

He remained a supporter of the ASGA and its activities even after his presence at ASGA events ceased.
     See more about services at the link below:

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Important Spring Tournament Information

     For the Spring Tournament coming up on Tuesday the membership should be aware that it is a two-day tournament held on Tuesday and the following Thursday. It will be a two-man select shot format and players are asked to come at least 50 minutes early as the registration desk will be extremely busy since it is also a shotgun start at 8:00 A.M. Those wishing to practice should think about being at the clubhouse at least an hour before starting time.
     Players will be asked to pay for both days on Tuesday. The "regular senior walking" will pay $39 for the two days. A "regular senior riding" will owe $65 while a "senior with annual card walking" will play $16. A "senior with annual card riding" will owe $42 for the two-day tournament.
    On Thursday, the rush to the clubhouse will not be as busy but players are still urged to be mindful of the shotgun start which will be time-consuming effort on both days.  The pros and staff will need time to organize and get players to the proper holes to start the tournament.

Spring Tournament Closest To The Pin

ASGA Vice-President Shawn Higgins Announcement

A closest to the pin  competition will be held in the Thursday round of the Spring Tournament at Morris Williams GC on March 30, 2017. Competitors will be broken into two groups based on their handicaps.  Participating members with the lower half of the handicaps will be competing on holes 3 and 12; those with the higher half of the handicaps will compete on holes 8 and 14.  (Note:  The two groups will be split as evenly as possible without splitting up the same handicaps).

There will be a $25 (cash) prize for each of the holes.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

UT Seeking Help With Men's NCAA Regional Championships

     The University of Texas is hosting the Men's NCAA Regional Championships in May and is looking for volunteers according to Jordan Hunter, Events Assistant for UT's Athletic Department. Hunter expressed his desire in an email to Jimmy Olivares III saying, "This May we will be hosting a NCAA Men's Golf Regional Championship at the UT Golf Club. We are currently looking for volunteers for May 15th through May 17th. We will need as many volunteers as we can get by April 1st. The University has created a website for people to sign up and it provides more information as to what we need."
     According to Hunter, shirts and food will be provided for all volunteers. "It is a great opportunity for anyone over the age of 18, and gives anyone a chance to be involved in a NCAA Golf Regional Championship and view some amazing golf."
     The volunteer website is stated below. Clicking on it or putting the address in your browser search engine will send you to the site where you will be given more information such as what they actually need. A partial list of positions are walking scorers, keeping pace of play, on-course spotters, leaderboard operator, hospitality, and rovers. Starting times for players is 8 a.m. each day with play completed at about 2-3 pm.  Volunteers should expect to be available at that time as well. The website is:

    Volunteers will be provided with additional details in early April once all responses have been received. The deadline for your response is Saturday, April 1, 2017.
     ASGA members would be a natural for these positions and are encouraged to apply. Help out our hometown university and see some wonderful golf but volunteer now!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Two-Day Spring Tournament Information

The "Next Four Events" link on the ASGA tournament schedule page had an error:  The two-day Spring Tournament on March 28, 30 at Morris Williams Golf Course should be llisted as a Shotgun Start event (as correctly listed on the full 2017 schedule).  This has now been corrected.

Sign up teams beginning Wednesday morning; the course will make the starting hole assignments.  And a reminder:  The green fee and entry fee will be assessed for both days during sign in on Tuesday (cart fees will be paid each day).

Sunday, March 12, 2017

ASGA Tournament Schedule Updated with New Format Changes

ASGA Tournament Chairman Sam Jenkins is announcing significant changes to the tournament calendar of events. The following changes have been made to the Hancock tournaments on June 1, July 13, August 24, and September 28. The format for these dates will change to the Individual format competition.

Also, the April 18th 4-Man Select Shot tournament (pick partners) at Morris Williams will change to 4-Man Best 2 Net Balls (per hole) (pick partners) format.

The May 16th TBA site will most likely be Bluebonnet and May 23 TBA site is yet to be decided as Jenkins is looking at several site possibilities. The city golf courses will not be available on these two dates due to the Texas High School Golf Championships being held in Austin.

These changes are being made simultaneously on the ASGA website in the tournament calendar. Please update your calendar with these changes.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Bluebonnet Event Notice

ASGA members, would you like to see more timely posting of event results?  If so (or if you don't care😏),  help is on the way.

Tournament Chairman Samuel Jenkins and Handicap Chairman Paul Redden are jointly announcing that scores at the Bluebonnet Hill event on March 7 will be reported and recorded as the members complete their round. This should result in the following benefits:
  • Timely posting of event results
  • Elimination of scorecard errors from  legibility and math issues
  • Significant reduction or elimination of revisions to the posted results
To reap these benefits members are requested to take the following actions as they complete their round:
  •  Verify that the scores on the scorecard are correct and legible
  • Deliver the signed scorecard to the reporting station ASGA volunteer
  • Verify that scores are entered correctly by the volunteer

Note:  The last step is optional; however, the scores as entered will be final.