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February 2017 News

February News

 

We are very excited about the coming year with quite a few improvements taking place around Vaaler Creek Golf Club.  We are currently renovating the bunkers throughout the course and once we get back into the growing season we will start renovating some of the tee boxes as well.  We will be receiving a new fleet of golf carts next month with an updated GPS system that will be roof mounted which should cut down on glare.

We are going to organize a Summer League that will start in late April and run through the end of July.  This will be a 9-hole event every Thursday evening.  We will send out further details for the league in the next few weeks.

We are also starting a new Customer Loyalty Program.  We have punch cards in the golf shop andfor every 10 paid rounds of golf you play with us, you will be able to take 40% off an article of clothing.  Just ask for a card next time you play.

Now is the time to renew or start your GHIN Handicap for the 2017 season.  If you have a hanidcap already, you will need to renew the membership within the next 2 weeks in order to not have a lapse in your handicap.  The annual fee is just $35.

Our Director of Golf, Adam Grosch, will be on the Texas Golf Insider show on Saturday, February 18th from 8:00 to 9:00am.  You can tune in to ESPN The Zone in San Antonio on 1250AM or you can watch the show live online at www.thetexasgolfinsider.com


Our weekly skins games on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays are currently starting at 12:00.  Your green fee and cart is just $35, plus $20 cash for the skins game. Anyone can play, just show up and be ready to make birdies.

 


Monthly Tournaments

Our monthly 4-person scramble for February will be on Saturday the 18th with a shotgun start at 11:00.  The cost is $60 per player which includes: green fee and cart, range balls, 3 drink tickets, prizes for on-course contests, prizes for the top 3 teams, and food after the round.  To sign up please reply to this email or call the golf shop.  If you don't have 4 players you can still sign up and we will try to fill in your team.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR EITHER TOURNAMENT

Our monthly 2-person scramble for February will be on Sunday the 26th with a shotgun start at 10:00. The cost is $60 per player which includes: green fee and cart, range balls, 3 drink tickets, 2 mulligans, prizes for on-course contests, prizes for the top 3 teams, and food after the round.  To sign up please reply to this email or call the golf shop.  Please provide a handicap for both players when signing up.


LESSONS AND CUSTOM CLUB FITTINGS

If you're looking to fine tune your swing or get a new set of clubs to match your swing please give us a call.  Adam Grosch and Andrew Bryant are both qualified to improve your game.  We offer individual lessons or you can opt for a 4-lesson series and take advantage of the discounted rate.  Lessons can be planned to fit your schedule. For more information CLICK HERE or call the golf shop.


Frequent Player Program

Our January frequent player winner was: Kirk Sparkman, who won 4 shirts of his choosing.


 


Stay & Play Packages

We have some luxurious condos just off the 10th tee box that are available for nightly rental.  We have 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom and now 4-bedroom condos available.  Between all the condos, we have over 35 beds to accomodate larger groups, but we also cater to smaller groups or even couples.  The condos tend to book up several months in advance so start making plans for your memorable golf vacation and give us a call.  CLICK HERE for more information and pictures.

PAR LEVEL--$150/night/person includes condo and golf

BIRDIE LEVEL--$175/night/person includes condo, golf, breakfast and lunch

EAGLE LEVEL--$200/night/person includes condo, golf, breakfast, lunch, plus a 6-pack and a cigar per day

 
 
Superintendent's Corner
We have made good progress with the bunker renovation project. We have completed the front bunker on 4 and completed numbers 5 and 6.  With the exception of number 6, they have all gone through a heavy rain event and have performed perfectly. We will be raising slightly and sodding the back bunker on hole 4 this spring, and we will be turning the bunker on hole 7 into a water hazard this spring when we can lay sod around the edges. 


Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 4th-- Pat Dunn group-- Reverse shotgun start at 9:00
Wednesday, February 15th-- WAD group-- Reverse shotgun start at 10:00
Saturday, February 18th-- Monthly 4-person Scramble-- Shotgun start at 11:00
Sunday, February 26th-- Monthly 2-person Scramble-- Shotgun start at 10:00
Monday, February 27th-- Blanco HS Girls invitational-- Shotgun start at 10:00
Tuesday, February 28th-- Blanco HS Boys invitational-- Shotgun start at 10:00
Saturday, March 4th-- Dawg Fight and Team Golf groups-- Reverse shotgun start at 9:00
Saturday, March 11th-- Monthly 4-Person Scramble-- Shotgun start at 9:00
Saturday, March 18th-- Greater San Antonio Amateur Championship-- Tee times starting at 8:30 on holes 1 & 10
Sunday, March 19th-- Greater San Antonio Amateur Championship-- Tee times starting at 8:30 on holes 1 & 10
Saturday, March 25th-- USAA Eagle and SAMGA groups-- Shotgun start at 9:00
Sunday, March 26th-- Monthly 2-Person Scramble-- Reverse shotgun start at 9:00