The San Saba River Golf Course is very fortunate to have Keith Harris as their pro. He not only manages the course is a great way, both financially and physically, but he’s always enjoyable and knows his golf and how to manage a course! And he is lucky to have his helpmate, Crystal!
This week he went beyond the call of duty! On July 28, 2011 he participated in a game with the ladies association called "Beat the Pro" and he played nine holes with Anita Miles, Dorothy Sterner, and Hattie Rogers - then he played nine holes with Sandee Hartley, Jo Anne Snow, Janet Hoyt, and our newest member Peggy Cockrell Jones. Peggy played with us years ago and we welcome her back. She’s a lovely friend from Lometa, Texas and she and her new husband plan to play golf at the San Saba River Golf Course.
Now the catch was, our pro played from the blue tees, and the ladies got to subtract their full handicap. It was such a joy to watch Keith play and we definitely picked up some tips, even though he was doing it backwards. He’s left handed, so confusing when you are trying to emulate him. He posted the scores on the billboard and made it all official and lots of fun.
Anita Miles had her best day of the summer winning the Low Gross and the Low Net, winning the putt pot, and splitting the chip in pot with Jo Ann Snow, scoring the only birdie, and beating the pro with her handicap! Jo Ann Snow, Dorothy Sterner, and Hattie Rogers also beat the pro with their handicaps and Sandee Hartley tied. I feel sure he wants a rematch as he can score lower than he did that day, but that’s golf!
Jo Anne Hardy and Becky Hardin came out for the festivities and to watch. We were happy to have Becky back after her surgery and she even chipped and putted. Amazing to me, after back surgery.
The Pro in good spirits awarded the ladies pink balls and the top players a golf towel and a San Saba logo coozie.
The Texas heat is bearing down so the ladies voted to meet at 8:00 o’clock for the month of August, over the protests of the president.
The San Saba River Golf Course is like a beautiful green jewel dropped in the landscape of San Saba County. It is a place to meditate and be in tune with nature and God! Yes, it’s also great fun to keep on "swinging!"