Sunday, September 25, 2022

Fall Weather and the President's Cup

Last week’s great turnout for the 4-person scramble resulted in low scores everywhere. If your team didn’t shoot net 53 or under, you didn’t make the prize list.

Perhaps better luck is in store for the rest of us this week, as we partake in our second-to-last 2-person event for the season. We have 100 hopefuls signed up. With Fall officially here, we should start to see those daily high temps drop out of the 90’s. And speaking of Fall…


The Trophy
... that means our President’s cup competition is right around the corner.  For those new to ASGA this year, our golf event this day is a match play competition with a shotgun start where each of us is either "RED" or "BLUE". For whichever team wins the most matches, each winning team member receives a $10 credit to his/her account.

This year’s competition, which historically closes out our annual season, will be held on October 25th at Roy Kizer.  Then immediately after golf, we will have our annual banquet and awards presentation.  

This year's banquet menu is:

  • Fried catfish and chicken tenders 
  • Pinto beans
  • Coleslaw
  • Hush puppies
  • French fries
  • Tartar sauce and other condiments
  • Iced tea

Banquet tickets will soon be going on sale for $10 each. ASGA Board members will be selling tickets at our golf course events. What do you get for your $10? You not only get to eat the delicious meal described above but you’ll also be eligible for the many door prizes given away. The prizes have a value up to $100. You must be present to win.

Following the meal President Sam Mihalik will call the Annual meeting to order to conduct ASGA business, including award presentations, President's Cup and Grand Prix winners, conduct the election and conclude with the drawing of the door prizes. In addition, you will be able to pay your membership renewal (still only $10!) for 2023.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Bruce Jones / Lewis Howell
ASGA Webmaster/ ASGA Vice-President

Thursday, September 15, 2022

ASGA Championship Results--4-P Scramble Next!

Results--Two Day Championship

In a close finish, Eddie Nunez once again has won the ASGA Championship. Eddie finished tied with Rick Cardenas, who was one stroke behind after day one. Eddie won the resulting playoff for the Championship. This makes Eddie a back-to-back winner, having taken the prize last year, too.

Congratulations are also in order for Dan Roberts, who shot a net 117 overall to take the Net Championship by an amazing EIGHT strokes over his nearest competitors, and five strokes lower than prior winning scores for this format, begun in 2019. A new bar has been set!

We hope you all enjoyed Event Director Shawn Higgins's idea of adding the CTP and Long Drive contests. Here were our winners:

Prizes for Championship, Long Drive, and CTP will be handed out at our Annual Banquet next month. You must be present to win! (just kidding)

And thanks to all the members who played this year's Championship--our Day 2 attendance was 25% higher than last year!

4-Person Scramble -- back to Jimmy Clay

The City of Austin has experienced delays in getting those new carts for the newly renovated Roy Kizer course, so it's back to Jimmy Clay for us. We should know every nook and cranny of the course now, so low scores will be expected for my favorite event, the 4-Person Scramble! Rules for placing the ball etc. are available on our website here in Section IB.

Remember, you can sign up on-line anytime Wednesday through Friday for the following Tuesday's event. We'll pair you up if you don't have a complete foursome.

Hope to see you all next Tuesday!

Bruce Jones
ASGA Webmaster

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Latest from Golf ATX

 Here's the latest update from Golf ATX for your golf planning the next two weeks.

We hope all you GOLFATX'ers are enjoying the slightly milder temperatures. We wanted to update you with some highly anticipated news as well as a few operational updates and opportunities.

The Roy Kizer Golf Course will come back into the fold on Thursday the 8th. For about 2 weeks we will be walking only as we simply do not have the cart fleet to satisfy both courses. If we need to make a mobility accommodation based on a handicap parking placard or letter from a medical professional, we can do that. The golf course is good and the rough has not had the cart traffic on it so we suggest you hit it in the fairway. You are truly going to enjoy how plush the course is. Tee times can be booked over the phone only right now and once we get our cart fleet (hopefully the week of the 18th), we will be back in full force. Call 512-974-4653 to book times.

Senior City Championship--Sept 17th and 18th at Morris Williams, registration closes on Sept 13th at 6:00 PM. Open to men and women ages 50+. Register

Junior City Championships--Sept 24th and 25th at Jimmy Clay, registration closes Sept 19th at 7:00PM. Open to Juniors 18 and under. Register here:

General Closures--We do not have any greens punches scheduled for September but here are the closure dates so you can all schedule your rounds accordingly.

  • Sept 12th--Morris Williams
  • Sept 19th--Lions
  • Sept 26th--Roy Kizer-Herbicide Application--Closure Necessary
Thank you all and play hard, have fun and do it often!

Steve Hammond, PGA