Four ladies, Sandee Hartley, Hattie Rogers, Jo Ann Snow, and Anita Miles attended the Senior Women’s Amateur Golf Association of Texas Tournament at Samon’s Park in Temple, Texas April 15th and 16th 2009. This association holds two tournaments a year and the San Saba Ladies have been participating for many years. Senior ladies across Texas join this organization and play in the two yearly tournaments. Anita Miles is a member at large on the board and will be serving for the next two years.
The ladies attended the welcome party with all kind of snacks at the course on their arrival and renewed old friendships.
On the second night the ladies were treated to an awards banquet, which was held at the Garden Hilton where the ladies were staying. It was a beautiful facility with a gracious staff and a wonderful dinner menu of pork loin, twice baked potatoes, green beans, rolls, cheese cake or chocolate cake. And we had a winner! Hattie Rogers won ‘closest to the pin’ in the fifth flight. We were proud of Hattie! She was our only winner. The golf course is very challenging with water playing a part in every hole but three. Anita Miles did manage to score a birdie. But most important, the ladies had a marvelous time of fun and golf and fellowship.
After golf on the last day the ladies were served a delicious hamburger lunch at the golf course. It was announced that the fall tournament will be in Bastrop, Texas.
On ladies day three ladies ‘kept the home fires burning’ by playing golf in San Saba, Jo Anne Hardy, Dorothy Sterner, and Bobbie Churchill who managed to putt and chip a little in her recovery to golf.
The City of San Saba continues it’s beautification of the San Saba River Golf Course with more gorgeous plants and rocks and natural stones. We now have a beautiful rock garden ledge on #1 which has certainly enhanced that hole and made it more difficult. We have new white sand in the sand traps that will prove challenging and the other old traps are being planted with a deep grass that will require chipping out of. The new driving range will be finished soon and a new putting green is planned. There are new signs being made to change the numbering of the holes and return the magnificent finishing hole over the water coming into the club house to #18!
It is worth your time to take a trip out to the San Saba River Golf Course and behold this beautiful asset to the City of San Saba and maybe just maybe you might want to start “swinging!”