Sunday, July 14, 2024


107 members who signed up for the Hole-in-One jackpot are about to be disappointed as member #108 hit his iron on #15 last Tuesday at Lions Muny into the hole, and this time he had paid his entry, so Gabe Padilla will be taking home $540!

A new Hole-In-One contest starts next Tuesday. Get your $5 to Bill Burke (who’s substituting for Shawn Higgins) to be in the next go-round.

Good Luck to Everyone!

Friday, July 5, 2024

Member Goodbyes & A Couple of Speedy Play Tips

 Member Passings 


 James Evans (1940-2024)


A long-time active member (James was playing since before we kept computer records), James logged in over 300 rounds of golf with the ASGA, before he ended his playing in 2015. 

He worked at Morris Williams for some time. A definite golf fan, an excerpt from his obituary states "...He impressively had five holes in one". 

Here is a link to his recent obituary.

 Ronnie Morgan (1952-2024)

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of ASGA member Ronnie L. Morgan on June 9, 2024. Ronnie has been a member of ASGA for the last couple of years and enjoyed golf outing with various members of the association.

Ronnie is a native of Rockdale, Texas, had a childhood upbringing in Fort Worth, after which he joined the US Air Force and served for many years before retiring to Austin.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn, children, and siblings.

Gone but not forgotten Ronnie Morgan, rest in peace my dear friend.

Speedy Play Tips

So we'll be sharing tips regularly on keeping pace, but the one simple goal to keep in mind is this....

Keep Up with the group in front of you!!!!  

Your correct position on the course is immediately behind the group in front of you, not immediately in front of the group behind you. Arrive at your next shot just before the group in front leaves the area in front of you. If you are consistently not able to keep up and a gap opens in front of you, invite the group behind you to play through.

Another small time saver is leaving the driver head cover in the cart until the last hole.

Taking the head cover on and off on every tee box is a time suck. You’re not really protecting anything—take it from the equipment editor of Golf Digest. The driver sits well above your irons, and your fairways and hybrids have covers, so you’re good. I’ve gone without a driver head cover the last few months and my driver is never dinged and certainly never busted. Put it back on before you shove the clubs in the trunk—that’s it.