Well boys, we finally got around to the post tournament wrap up. We hope you all had a great summer!
While we had no idea how the change to individual scoring would be, we knew it would be different. The scores were pretty tight, from lowest to highest, so the experiment did have some merit. However, much like many of you, we missed the team concept and the camaraderie that comes with it. In addition, no one liked not knowing in advance who your new partners were going to be. So, for the foreseeable future, no more single champion and changing teams each round. It seemed like a good idea, but just didn’t work out to be as fun as we had hoped. We will revert back to the 4-man team for the tournament this year.
Congratulations to those who did finish in the money and especially to Bill Stevens our 2014 Champion. (It was mentioned on occasion that Bill was also the score keeper.)
On that note, Bill Stevens did work tirelessly. Tim White wasn’t there to tag team with him this year so he was left to do the bulk of the scoring. We really appreciate him. And in a totally different way, we also appreciate Kevin Dailey. We received comments on the website from people who don’t even play in the tournament! The videos continue to amaze. My only request is that we replace that guy named Larry with a Brad Pitt image….
We got a late start in sponsoring the Wounded Warrior Project, but all the taxes for the golf became the donation. (Because the hotel is part of the Indian nation, they did not collect taxes for the hotel rooms.) We sent WWP a check for $1,651 and if any of you made private donations, we thank you on their behalf.
Once again the Karbach Beer guys were too kind in their offering of their great beers. Thanks to Ken and Bennett Goodman and Chuck and Blake Robertson for your generosity. If you have some time, you need to go to the brewery in Houston for a tour.
Many thanks to all donors of cash & other gifts. Here is a list of those who made donations. Please thank them for their generosity. (Note that Ken Crockett had to withdraw & donated his entire entry fee.)
We really appreciate the thoughtfulness of these players. They go above and beyond by donating items; many are the same guys year after year. In addition to providing prize money for the closest to the pins, it helps off-set other costs and adds to the overall enjoyment of the tournament. We want to recognize and thank them.
Bill Atkinson, Tony Barrett, Doug Benson, Steve Benson, Leon Boone, Byron Branscum, David Carter, Ken Crockett, Bennett Goodman, Ken Goodman, Skip Inbody, Darnell Losak, Nick Martin,
Bob McDonald, Bill Milton, Bill Pitcher, Wayne Reitmeyer, Blake Robertson, Chuck Robertson,
Kevin Scullin, Tim Terzis, Danny Turner, Roy Warren, & Connie Williford
And much thanks to the tee shirt sponsors. Do some business with these guys if you can!!!!!!
We have too many volunteers to list, but as we have said before, without all the help, we wouldn’t do this. You guys are very generous and we appreciate you more than you know.
Looking to next year, we are always interested in your suggestions. Our target dates are April 16-19, 2015. We have checked out some interesting resorts in Texas—Horseshoe Bay, Hills of Lakeway, Hyatt Hill Country, La Cantera, & Dallas Cowboy Course, to name a few. Dancing Rabbit in Mississippi has been suggested as a place some would like to go back to, however Southwest Airlines no longer flies into Jackson, so airfare costs will be pricey. We haven’t had much luck with the Casino resorts in Oklahoma or in the Shreveport area, but if any of you know of a good contact, we will make the sacrifice and check them out.
We also want to hear any other ideas you might have. On a scale of 1-10 (with 1 being least important and 10 being most important), how important is having a casino? How important is the quality of the golf course? How about the accommodations? If you get time, shoot us back an email with simply: Casino - ___ Course - ___ & Accommodations - ___ along with a corresponding number. Please know that we will take all feedback into consideration – and then do whatever the hell is going to be easiest……
Enjoy football season and we will pass along any updates as they become available.
Hey listen up you assholes! Dammit listen up! Hey I got one more announcement here. Y'all played three days so Bill Steven's spreadhseet could spit himself out as the winner. Don't that beat all hell? He's a trustworthy guy right?. Hell I think he is .....so he is the 2014 WINNER! Congrats Bill!
Anyway, take a look at the spreadsheet and figure out how you will close the gap next year. If only your teammate didn't three putt 18....damn!
Thanks for coming. It wouldn't have been the same without you! See you next year.