An Ode to Hawks Creek Golf Club in Fort Worth,
Above 1 green the sun does gently breakStirring thoughts of birdies and pars, I hope to makeWe’ve rounded the long curve of number 5With a few lofty goals still aliveAlas, the fateful number 9 does beckonAnd on through 11’s gates, our game must reckon.But wait, 12 through 14 shows glimmer of hopeAnd 15 through 18, gives us just enough ropeThat we begin our thoughts of never returningBut wait, over number 1 tomorrow, the sun begins burning.
Oh, Hawks Creek … how I love you!You give me hope, you give me your best,Tomorrow I’ll come. Am I up to the test?
Dear Plantation Golf Club in Frisco,
Plantation Golf Club will always have a special place in my
heart because it’s where I was first introduced to the game. It also happens to
be where I worked as a Cart Girl while I was going to college. I worked there
for three years, and I got to know the other staff and the regulars, so it was
like a second home.
I also worked in the cafe and would cater the Seniors group
that would play every week and have lunch after their round. A lot of them
lived on the course, so I would get to see them almost daily. I’ll never forget
how they put together a collection for me when I graduated from school and got
my first graphic design job. They were the sweetest people, and they made me
The course was fun to play too!
Dear Windrose Golf Club in Spring,
Wow, where do I start? Owned and operated by PGA Professionals.
Let’s start with the pro shop staff. What a great bunch of people. The guys are
very laid-back and personable. They go out of their way to make us members
Then, there’s the grille staff. The ladies in our grille and
on the beverage cart are AWESOME! The food is terrific! One of the best burgers
around! EVERYTHING they make is great, though.
The maintenance staff does a great job, as well. The course
is one of the best draining courses around. The teaching programs are on par
with the best in the nation! Jim Phenicie is a multiple-time Southern Texas PGA
Section Teacher of the Year recipient. Shelby Thibodeaux is, two years in a row
now, ranked as one of the top junior instructors in the nation. The junior
league is tops in the Section and among the best in the nation also.
It is also the best deal in town for membership. Lastly,
what a great bunch of guys and gals I get to play with! It is always fun, and
laughs are common. In short, Windrose, we love ya!
Dear Alsatian Golf Course in Castroville,
This is my favorite golf course in Texas. They have the best
greens around because of their professional greenskeepers. The whole golf staff
is nothing short of awesome, beginning with their leader, Laura.
To top it off is the famous Juliana’s restaurant, where they
serve the best cheeseburgers in town! I love this place.
Dear Harvey Penick Golf Campus in Austin,
Thank you for allowing me to be a PGA Golf Coach at this
wonderful facility and to be able to coach and teach both youth and adults in
the game of golf.
The Harvey Penick Golf Campus is a wonderful community that
brings out the absolute best character traits of all golfers in this
challenging sport. I should say “sports,” as the HPGC is also a Foot Golf
Facility and has a very large following now of athletic youth and adults that
enjoy a version of soccer and golf.
The Staff at the Harvey Penick Golf Campus is always helpful
and courteous to the public that comes and play golf and foot golf for fun.
Thanks for all you do HPGC Staff to make this facility a
great place to work and to play!
Cheers to a Fun Year in 2022!