Golf Bandera Newsletter #6

Coming Events Events are in flux due to possible COVID-19 social gathering restrictions. An April 5 Couples Orange Blossom Special (or Yellow Rose of Texas, depending on color of balls chosen by our fearless leaders) is tentatively scheduled for April Read More …

Golf Bandera Newsletter #5

I’m about five inches from being an outstanding golfer. That’s the distance my left ear is from my right.—Ben Crenshaw Coming Events The Lady Luck Tournament is scheduled for March 13-14. Dinner, team selection and evaluation will be on Friday Read More …

Golf at Alsatian in Castroville

The Men’s and Ladies’ Golf Associations have an outing scheduled at Alsatian in Castroville on Wednesday, March 4 with tee times beginning at 10:00 AM. Rates will be $33.00, tax included. Pay when you check in at the Alsatian pro Read More …

2020 Schedule

The 2020 schedule for the MGA and other events has been finalized and may be seen here. The schedule is also available through the link at the bottom of the golfbandera landing page and will be available there all year. Read More …

Handicaps, Part 3: Final Steps

The USGA handicapping system will be out of commission until January 6 as it tools up for the new World Handicapping System. Here are a few things to remember when the new system goes live. I know some of this Read More …

Handicaps, Part 2: Course Ratings and Slope

If you understand course ratings and slope you are well on your way to understanding the handicap system and what the changes in the new system are accomplishing, so this post is a review of course ratings and slope. But Read More …

Handicap Changes, Part 1

This is my first post about the new World Handicapping System and the changes going into effect Jan. 1, 2020. There will be several more posts over the next month or so. There is no obvious way to start this Read More …

Cowboy Classic Champs Crowned

The 2019 Cowboy Classic was dedicated to Margie Salyers. Margie passed away unexpectedly last November, leaving us all stunned and sad. Even though she did not play golf she was a great friend to all of us at the Flying Read More …

The “In the Leather” Chromosome

Thirty eight golfers turned out for the trip to Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course in Fredericksburg. As is common, the ladies putted everything out while the men called putts in the leather good. This difference led to predictable joking between Read More …