The last weekend of March, we crowned a new champion in the Cordillera Cup as Team Hill won for only the 2nd time in the 12-year history of the event. While the team Ryder Cup-style event is usually very competitive, this year proved to be different as Team Hill won in convincing fashion 73.5 – 46.5.
We added a new twist to the Friday Night Pairings Party with a Club Throwing Contest at the Practice Park. We had a great turnout and each Captain selected five players from his team to participate and represent his side. Each contestant got two throws: one for distance and one throw at mannequins that were dressed like Team Captains Mac Northington and David Hill. Zane Price was the anchor for Team Hill and nailed his distance throw as well as his mannequin throw to put Team Hill over the top. Anchor Gary Lynd was unable to match the feat and Team Hill had secured the 2018 Cordillera Cup Club Throwing Championship! The event proved to be great fun, and like with most things associated with this tournament, there was a fun twist. Check out www.youtube.com:
Cordillera Cup 2018 Club Throwing, to see a short highlight video from the event. I promise you will enjoy!
The Hill Team often gets out to a good start on Day 1 of the Matches as the format is Front 9 Four-Ball Match Play and the Back 9 is Foursome Match Play. This year they completely dominated as they led 38-22 after the first day and took a commanding lead. Day 2 was Singles Matches with 60 points up for grabs and Team Hill continued to pour it on as they won the day with a 35.5 – 24.5 margin. This year we had two Hole-In-Ones during the tournament which was fantastic. Isaiah Navarrete got off to a great start by acing Hole #7 and Jay Harpole aced Hole #4 on the second day. Very cool to have that happen in one tournament!
Thanks to everyone who played in the event. It truly is the most popular tournament on the calendar and the event sold out this year for the first time. We look forward to helping create a special atmosphere and it is fun to watch the two teams grind it out each year … all in the name of glory!
See you on the course,
Marc DeWall, PGA
Marc DeWall is the Director of Golf at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 830.336.4653.