Verdict is in on Course Renovation

Our recent Covey Buster Invitational was the first opportunity for teams of members from other private clubs to check out this summer’s $2 million Boot Ranch course renovation. These tough judges who play at some of the best clubs in four states rendered their verdict: Still challenging. More Beautiful. Way more playable and fun.

Sixteen four-person teams from private clubs in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Kansas were invited for golf, putting and shooting competitions over two days in early November.

Each team consisted of three club members and one of their PGA professionals. The golf tournament format was a team net Stableford, meaning each team received points based upon their hole-by-hole score; the highest point total being the winner. Baton Rouge Country Club sent two teams, and Team #2 garnered 144 points, followed by Austin Golf Club at 137 and The Patriot at 134.

The Boot Ranch “home team” with Director of Golf Emil Hale, Frank McGuyer, Ted Miller and Bill Waldrip, came in fourth with 134 points. Emil Hale topped the professional results, both in individual and pro-pro competition. The Patriot won the shooting competition with a score of 156 points. Austin Golf Club took home the putting competition honors with a low score of 66 on the very challenging Putting Park 18-hole circuit.

The Covey Buster is sponsored by the Loden Group and its three golf clothing brands—Martin, Fennec and Aptus—all of which are available in the Golf Shop.