Happy New Year! I wanted to take an opportunity to share with you some of the exciting things we have planned for 2015.

There were a number of successful events last year that we hope to build on this year and a few new things planned for next year. The Bear Trap Friday afternoon game will be in its third year and I hope you will come out and participate. It is a great way to get to know other players or just play in the weekly game with your own group. The format is a running quota with skins. We will be trying a few new things with our Men’s Night Out program during the summer months so stay tuned.

The MGA Staff Kick-Off Scramble will take place on Saturday, January 31st. We will once again have key Cordillera Ranch staff personnel joining each group. This is a great way for so many of us to get to know our members and a chance for you to maybe play with someone that you have not yet played golf with. I think everyone that participated last year enjoyed the day so hope you will help us get the year started off right and play in the tournament.

Cordillera Ranch will be hosting the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America National Championship on February 22nd-23rd. Take a look at the feature article on this event in this issue for details. I know Director of Agronomy Mark Semm and his team are excited to be showcasing the golf course and we are looking forward to a special event.

On February 28th, we will be hosting the Second Annual Cordillera Ranch Putting Championship. We have an awesome day planned as we hope to identify the best putters here at the Club. Breakfast and Bloody Marys begins at 7:30am before heading out for a 9:00am shotgun. The format is BB of the twosome and there will be two flights based on combined handicap. Team entry fee is $80 and we will have an optional skins game, as well as pari-mutuel wagering for those who would like to make it a little interesting. I hope you will join us as we look forward to a fun day on the course.

Finally, thanks for your support of Gevin Allen in his first year as our Director of Instruction. He had an outstanding year and will continue working this year toward developing an instructional program that will benefit all of our members. He will have new programs developed specifically for golfers of all varying abilities. Gevin is now a TPI Certified Level 3 Golf Professional which affords our members an opportunity to gain insight into the latest trends in teaching and golf fitness.

We are always looking for ways to grow and improve our golf operation so please let me know if you have any suggestions that will help us improve the member golf experience here at Cordillera Ranch.

See you on the course,

Marc DeWall, PGA
Director of Golf, The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch | 830.336.4653

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