Friday, December 24, 2021

Alternate Shot/Alternate Tee Shot Next Week!

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Christmas is coming and Winter Solstice is past. The ASGA Board wishes all our members and their families a joyous holiday weekend. And with Solstice behind us, first tee times will soon start to trend earlier (after this week, as it turns out…)

Let’s give a shout out to our tournament director, Shawn Higgins. Shawn is doing a tremendous job this year, including bringing back event formats that we haven’t played in a while.

This coming Tuesday at Jimmy Clay we will once again be playing the Alternate Shot/Alternate Tee Shot format. Each 2-Person team uses one ball and takes alternate shots until the hole is completed. Team members also take turns in teeing off on each hole, i.e. one player will take the tee shot on odd-numbered holes, and the other on even-numbered holes.

Here are a few tidbits about the course that may help you in deciding which player tees off on the even or odd-numbered holes.

  1. There are four Par 5 holes. Three are on even-numbered holes and one on an odd-numbered hole.
  2. There are four Par 3 holes. Three are on even numbered holes and one on an odd number hole.
  3. According to the course handicap rating, the two hardest holes are on even-numbered holes while the next three hardest are on odd-numbered holes.

Hope this helps. Have fun with the Alternate Shot/Alternate Tee Shot format next week. May your tee shots be straight and long and your approach shots dance around the flags.

At your service,

“Sand Trap”

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Prior Member Passing


 John “Jack” Vaeth, who was a long-time member of ASGA, died December 6, 2021, at the age of 97. Computerized tournament results go back to 2006, and Jack is listed as playing that year. He last played in 2018.

His obituary may be found here, as well as in the December 15, 2021, edition of the Austin American-Statesman. 

Sam Mihalik