March marks the beginning of the busy spring golf season here in South Texas. The bunker renovation project is now complete and the golf course looks absolutely fantastic with the new Bunker White sand out of California. Not only is it a great time to come out and play with some friends or clients when the golf course is in fantastic shape, but we also have a number of events that highlight the tournament calendar.
The Cordillera Ranch Golf Professional staff will once again be hosting an Adult Short Game Clinic Tuesday-Thursday, March 2 – 4 from 5:00pm – 6:30pm at the Practice Park. This always seems to be a well-attended event and space is limited to the first 24 participants. Focus will be on Chipping and Pitching, Bunker play and Putting.
The 10th Annual Cordillera Cup will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3. This Ryder Cup-style team competition is the most popular tournament we have amongst our members and thus continues to grow in numbers every year. Last year, the Hill Team cruised to their very first victory in the history of the event. The format is always fun and part of being a team is what makes this event so special. Members must register on-line for the tournament this year at www.clubsofcordilleraranch.com.
We also will be hosting our Major’s series of One Day Member-Guests this year and our Master’s One Day Member-Guest will kick us off. The tournament is scheduled for Friday, April 8 and is a great way to bring up to three guests and showcase all of the beautiful Cordillera Ranch facilities and incredible Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. Check with the Golf Shop at 830.336.4653 for format and details.
The Blockbuster Demo Day is set for Saturday, April 16 from 9:00am -3:00pm. We have added a few things this year to make the event even more entertaining, including music, beer and a few apparel vendors that will help create a very festive atmosphere. We once again will have a fantastic group of manufacturers lined up to showcase the latest technology in golf clubs, and there will be special discounts on products purchased or ordered that day only so I hope you have the chance to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Complimentary sodas and hot dogs will be available so come and enjoy the day with us.
April also means the return of the Valero Texas Open here in San Antonio. The tournament has a new date this year, moving two weeks after The Masters, and will be held April 21-24. Golf San Antonio has done a terrific job with this event in their efforts to make this one of the best events on the PGA Tour. Valero continues to sponsor the event to help make it the leading tournament on the PGA Tour with over $10 million going to charity last year. Our very own Jimmy Walker will be the defending champion after his victory last year so I hope you will consider supporting him and head over to watch the best players in the world compete at the TPC San Antonio course.
The El Compadre Member-Member will take place April 29-30. For the first time in the history of the tournament we will be hosting a Women’s Division. We also have moved the tournament to a Friday-Saturday format and will have the traditional Casino Party on Saturday night at the conclusion of the event. The format will once again be a Two-Person Quota and Net BB Quota. Put this date on your calendar and come join us for a great time with good friends.
As you can see, we have some great events to participate in so come out and play some golf!
See you on the course,