Sunday, July 23, 2023

Strategizing for Tuesday--Jack Scruggs Memorial Service Scheduled

 Strategizing for Tuesday's Scramble


So far this year we’ve played two 4-person scrambles—one at Jimmy Clay, one at Morris Williams.

The Jimmy Clay results (from February) showed the usual tight scoring. The lowest among the flights was 47, while the highest score in the money was 53. That 53 would only have won money in one of the three flights—the others required a 51 or 52. But that was cold weather shooting.

The Morris Williams results in June were tighter still. 49 was the lowest, and 51 was the highest. Was it the heat or the course?  We’ll know more this Tuesday as we take on Jimmy Clay once again. By the way, in September, 2022 we played Jimmy Clay--the low score was 48—the highest money winner was 53. Bring your ‘A’ game!

 Jack Scruggs

 A memorial service for Board member Jack Scruggs has been scheduled for July 28th. Details may be found here.  Our heartfelt sympathies go to Jack’s family.

Jack & friends at the course



Monday, July 3, 2023

Notes from the 19th Hole

Hole In One

At our last event at Morris Williams, Robert Amaro had his first Hole-In-One on #14. As he had entered the Hole-In-One Jackpot Contest, he will be collecting the substantial pot.

Robert collecting his ball
after his Hole-In-One

If you wish to partake in the next Hole-In-One Jackpot, contact Shawn Higgins, Event Director

Drinking Water to Be Added Back to the Courses

According to GolfATX, “A decision has been made to re-introduce water jugs back on our courses.  You should see the water houses by mid-July.  This is not an overnight process as we have to make some ice machine and water house repairs.  Small cone cups will be provided but in an effort to reduce waste, we encourage you to bring your own reuseable bottles.  You have made it 41 months without them, hang in there for a couple more weeks.”

In addition GolfATX is asking us to help out when using carts: “With the elevated temperatures, our courses are drying out quickly.  Dry grass is delicate grass--anytime you have the opportunity to keep your cart on the path and/or utilize the 90 degree rule, please do so.  It will go a long way to ensure we maintain excellent playing conditions through this sweltering summer.”

Tuesday July 11, 2-Person Best Ball

Starting Wednesday, July 5, Tee Time Registration will once again be open to sign up for our next event. You will be part of a 2-person team where for each hole, the best net score will be used, then totaled for a final score. You will need to complete each hole, as we will be using your individual gross score for handicaps. We will assign you a partner if you don’t have one. Remember that if the total number of players is an odd number, one person will need to hunt down a partner!