Carpet-smooth, lush zoysia fairways and slick, immaculate bent grass greens greeted the full field of 60 teams this weekend at the Seventh Annual C-Star Member-Guest at Cordillera Ranch. In its brief history, the C-Star has already earned the reputation as the best Member-Guest golf tournament around. To say it is fun is like saying that Cordillera Ranch’s own Brooks Kieschnick slightly enjoys dancing to 80’s hair bands. The C-Star is a perfect mix of pure entertainment, somewhat-competitive golf and a great group of members and guests slugging it out in five 9-hole matches and then the infamous Shootout with all the flight winners.
Contrary to what some might be thinking, this is not an attempt to spotlight the near miss at the event by my guest, Michael Sedlak, and me – we are completely over that devastating defeat… almost (thanks again Larry and Drew Smith). No, this is more of an opportunity to say thanks to the entire Clubs staff who work so hard leading up to and during the C-Star to make this a first class event for everyone. It’s not just about this event either; I want to say thank you to the entire team’s efforts throughout 2012. We’re proud to boast one of the best – if not the best – team of club management and employee partners in the private club industry. It would be unfair to even attempt to recognize a few of the names that make the Clubs of Cordillera Ranch experience first class because I will leave too many people off the list – so thank you to all of our dedicated team.
However, I would like to highlight the fourteen Clubs employees who have been with us the longest, all at least five years of tenure by year-end: Jonathan Stevens, Gevin Allen, Jack Haby, Angela Jenkins, Ernesto Fernandez, Alfredo Polanco-Revolorio, Marc Dewall, Jesus Lares, Rich Braune, Dustin Costello, Shane Reynolds, Dawn Hale, Nicole Chapman, and Glenn Barton. Thank you all for your long commitment to the Clubs of Cordillera Ranch and continued role in making this a truly special place.
Lastly, for our property owners and members, thank you for your continued support of this great community and club. We will strive to grow and improve in the years to come and always value your support and feedback.
Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!