I would like to thank all the members and guests who showed up at the 2012 Club Championship tournament at River Ridge Golf Course to support our club. We had an exciting morning round, coupled by several surprising finishes in the afternoon. The course conditions were at premium conditions, with fast greens to boot. Surely, the winners earned their keep for playing great golf in both rounds. Iím certain everyone else also had a great time.
The Club Championship and Year End Dinner was also a success, thanks to all the support from members and their families. Guests also showed up to support our cause, along with a couple of Vietnamese charity organizations. Johnny Dang Charities and Medical Aid for Vietnam representatives shared their mission with all those who were present. Our members showed their generosity towards the charities by donating some of the winning raffle golf equipment (CT- driver, Tuan-Scotty Putter, etc.), as well as bidding on auction items that were aimed at fundraising for HVGA and Medical Aid for Vietnam. HVGA appreciates all members and their families who purchased raffle tickets and bided on auction items. HVGA recorded our highest fundraising amount ever from the raffle ticket sells and auctions. This was what was needed to keep the budget afloat due to the high cost of hosting the Texas Cup Event this year. We hoped everyone had a great time and continue to give us input on making the Year End Dinner a lasting tradition.
The Texas Cup event was hosted by the Houston team this year, and we certainly didn’t disappoint. The Texas Cup Captain, Ha Huynh, and co-captain, Thomas Nguyen, made sure our team had plenty of practice prior to the event to ensure success. The team spirit was there from the start, and echoed throughout the practice rounds and team pep rally held at the captain’s house several days before the event. Team chemistry and hard work led to the B Flight team’s success in keeping the trophy in Houston. Unfortunately, the A Flight trophy went back with Dallas team as we bid them and the trophy farewell for another year. Our A Flight team will have their work cut out for them next year to bring the trophy back to Houston. Regardless of who goes home with which trophy, both teams seem to enjoy themselves throughout the event. As usual, there were plenty of new friendships made between the opposing teams, and old friends from afar were once again united for the weekend. Let’s hope this lasting tradition continues between our two great clubs, and new traditions are born with other VGA clubs as well.
Finally, the end of the two year term for many of the committee positions is here, and HVGA is again looking for volunteers to fill any open positions. The committee will meet shortly to sum up this year’s events and show the balance that will be carried over to the next. There will be a couple of emails that will come out of this meeting, so please keep an eye out for them. Your valuable responses and inputs will be welcomed to help us shape next year’s agendas and focus.
Thank you for your continued support of our growing club.