Corey Roberson, Director of Golf
The 2023 Ranch Round-Up Ladies’ Member/Guest was held on Tuesday through Thursday, October 3 – 5. We had 35 ladies plus their guests for a field of 70 players. The event kicked off with a practice round and lunch on Tuesday followed by a 9-hole putting contest and an evening party. Our theme this year was Cordaritaville — our tribute to the late Jimmy Buffet and his famous Margaritaville. We used coconuts as our tee markers for the putting contest and the ladies had the opportunity to dunk the golf pros in a dunk tank after #4. A few of the ladies felt the need to visit the dunk tank after #7 as well!
After the putting contest, we rolled straight into the ladies’ party where they received a pair of Royal Albatross shoes, more cocktails and an island-themed dinner prepared by Executive Chef Issac and his team. There was a live parrot to take pictures with, a fire dancer, tequila tasting and an entertaining game of limbo. Of course, a party by the pool wouldn’t be complete without a dip in the pool led by Mary Callahan — she was the first to jump in, but definitely not the last!
On Wednesday morning, the Family Coffee Co. joined us on the range to provide a little pick-me-up along with a light breakfast prepared by our culinary team. Wednesday was the official start to the tournament — our format was a net best ball eclectic. Essentially, each 2-person team counts their lowest net score on each hole — on Day 2, they have the opportunity to improve their score on each individual hole. We wrapped up Wednesday with lunch in the Main Dinning Room and the ladies were free to explore Boerne or other parts of the Ranch that afternoon.
We gathered again on Thursday morning with the intention of teeing off at 9:00am but Mother Nature had other plans — we received almost an inch of very much needed rain. While it wasn’t great timing, nobody was complaining about the rain! Eventually the clouds parted and we were able to tee off at 11:00am and play 9-holes before crowning our flight winners — congrats to the 12 ladies below:
Bahama Mama Flight – Liza Robinson & Karen Northcutt
Sunrise Mimosa Flight – Karla Wright & Gerrie Donovan
Rum Runner Flight – Roxanne Matkin & Sue Colburn
5 O’Clock Somewhere Flight – Dianna Cervantes & Rita Myers
Planters Punch Flight – Kari Hollway & Debbie Perry
Loaded Landshark Flight – Dina Genovese & Barb Barton
To crown an overall champion, we played a 3-hole alternate shot shootout where two teams were eliminated on #16 and #17 leaving two teams coming up #18. In addition to me and Jacques MC’ing the shootout, we had a rowdy mariachi band. The teams of Cervantes/Myers and Genovese/Barton were eliminated on #16 and the teams of Robinson/Northcutt and Hollway/Perry were eliminated on #17. The teams of Wright/Donovan and Matkin/Colburn hit great drives on #18 but Wright/Donovan left their second shot in a better spot, which eventually led to them winning the shootout. Congratulations to our 2023 Ranch Round-Up Champions — Karla Wright & Gerrie Donovan!
Corey Roberson is the Director of Golf at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at email@example.com and 830.336.4653.