This will be our second Ernie Ford Memorial Golf Tournament, which honors our beloved trooper and friend who loved to play golf at our reunions. He was tragically killed in a 2014 automobile crash in Alaska. We know it is likely to be hot in the middle of June in San Antonio, but Ernie would not have wanted it easy for him or anyone else. Just in case, there is plenty of shade on this course for those of us who may need to take a knee! Bob Akam, platoon leader and troop XO in Fulda in the mid-1980s and First Squadron Commander at Irwin in the early 2000s, will be our golf coordinator. Bob lives within a couple of miles of the course and has hacked there once or twice.
Date: Friday, June 17
Location: Silver Horn Golf Club of Texas (off of Bitters Road, between Hwy 281 and Blanco Road)
Time: 10 a.m. tee time start. You will need to be at the course NLT 9:30 a.m. or earlier if you want to rent clubs or practice a bit. Silver Horn has full up range facilities. Depending on the number of players, we will go off in foursomes with tee times every 10 minutes, or we’ll have a small shotgun start!
Transportation: You will need to make your own arrangements to get to the course (it’s less than 30 minutes from the Drury Plaza Hotel on the River Walk and heading in the opposite direction from morning traffic), and maps will be available at the registration desk. Carpooling will make it even easier.
Cost: $60. This includes greens fees, cart, boxed lunch from the clubhouse, and two drink tickets. Tell us on your reunion registration form that you want to play in the tournament, and please include this cost in the total amount that you pay.
Cost of rental clubs: $45. (Pay at the course.) Please tell Bob ahead of time so that he can ensure enough sets of clubs are available for us to use.
Bob will keep everyone informed of any changes as we get closer to June. He will also provide driving route recommendations to the Silver Horn. Please contact Bob and ask him any questions that you have.
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