Guest Author - Letta Meinen
I received an email from Jacque Ward from the Star Ranch Golf Club in Round Rock, Texas not far from Salado. Star Ranch is a neat golf course and club house situated near Austin so they get lots of golfers who play on their course. They have a very good deal as you get breakfast and lunch with your golf fee including golf cart. Star Ranch is a low rolling Texas terrain with plenty of water and sand traps to make a golf round very interesting.
Jacque sent me one of the tournaments she puts on called the Red, White and Blue. She figured out the shortest holes from the Blue tees and the longest from the Red tees then on the rest of holes are played from the whites. She said they played this tournament on the 4th of July and are planning to do it again. She said the gals all loved it and are anxious to play it again.
They had eighteen golfers who participated and had five tee times scheduled. Jacque had marked all the score cards with red on all the six holes that would be played from the red tees. She then marked the six holes from the blue tees followed by six holes from the white tee boxes. They scored this tournament with the two low ball net of each foursome. When finished score cards were turned in with the winning score of 128 and a 141 in last place.
Jacque explained it further as she laid out the format, as all par three holes plus two par four’s were played from the blue tee box. Then followed by four par four’s and two par five’s were played from the forward red tee box. Finally the rest were played from the white tee boxes. Jacque remarked that they aren’t too fancy with decorations or prizes at Star Ranch but purchased some Red, White and Blue items to give away. They charged $5.00 to enter and this event sounds like a good one to try. It certainly will make you think when hitting from the blue and white tee boxes.
This mix up on tee boxes you would have to check Jacque’s card to see which tee box you had to use. This is a very innovative game and keeps one on their toes so you hit from the right place. Since everyone is playing the same game it all evens out as to who was having a good golf game that day., Jacque said the group usually goes out to eat for lunch on tournament day either to a local restaurant or one of the girls will open her home to a covered dish luncheon.