FEGS gatherings I-XXVIIII. Horseshoe BayII. Kiawah IslandIII. Castle PinesIV. OrlandoV. Pebble BeachVI. Myrtle BeachVII. Palm SpringsVIII. Los CabosIX. PinehurstX. ScottsdaleXI. San AntonioXII. Hilton HeadXIII. Las VegasXIV. Kohler ResortXV. World Golf VillageXVI. Bandon DunesXVII. Chapel HillXVIII. Barton CreekXIX. Reynolds PlantationXX. Orlando/ReunionXXI. TreetopsXXII. WilliamsburgXXIII. North Myrtle BeachXXIV. Hilton Head IIXXV. Horseshoe Bay IIXXVI. InnisbrookXXVII. WintergreenXXVIII. Hammock Beach

April 24-28, 2014: Back
to where it all began.
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Of the 13 participants in FEGS I, six returned to Horseshoe Bay Resort
for the 25th version.  So this year's field of 20 includes 14 players who weren't
at No. 1, but who have all contributed to the history of these golfing newspapermen.

Here's the XXV champion, at far right, accepting the winners plaque from last year's champ.

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Mr. Low Net for the week went to the shy editor from Houston, shown on No. 10 tee at Apple Rock.

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The Blue Duck was bestowed on a certain AP crew who needed police assistance to get back to the hotel after the BBQ convoy to Llano.  Last year's recipient and his assistant fittingly donned bad Duck Dynasty outfits for the presentation.

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The two Feglets for XXV are sworn in (left hands raised, of course) by two of the charter members.

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Here's how the week went:
Thursday, April 24:  Show-up round at Slick Rock with first starting time at 1:16 p.m.
                                  Dinner at the Lantana Restaurant at Horseshoe Bay Resort Hotel at 7 p.m.
Friday, April 25:  First tournament round at Ram Rock with first starting time at 9 a.m.
                             There was a convoy to Cooper's BBQ in nearby Llano for supper.
Saturday, April 26:  Second tournament round at Apple Rock with first starting time at 9 a.m.
                               Dinner on the deck at River City Grille in Marble Falls at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 27:  Third tournament round at the private Summit Rock, with first starting time at 9 a.m.
                                Blue Duck Dinner at the Highlands at Horseshoe Bay at 5 p.m.
Monday, April 28:  Getaway round at Willie's Place, the Pedernales Golf Club.

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Tony was the big winner, with 8 1/2 points. Jeff won a playoff of cards to take second with Mike C. third.

Houston won the team prize with 29 points, Dallas second with 26 1/2, the Coastals in third with 23 1/2 and Aypees last with 11.

 

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One of the multiple gatherings for group photos before Blue Duck Dinner.  Guess who's missing?

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Our legal 'levensome at Pedernales Golf Club for the getaway round.

 

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Photo at top left is the famous "Million-Dollar Hole" (No. 14) on Robert Trent Jones Sr.'s Slick Rock course. This was where the
show-up round was played on Thursday, April 24, but due to some fungus on back nine greens, three foursomes played the first nine
twice. The three tournament rounds were on Ram Rock Friday, Apple Rock Saturday and then the private Nicklaus Summit Rock
on Sunday. Here's the Slick Rock scorecard:

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This is the scorecard for Ram Rock, the toughest of the three courses,
which was used for Friday's first tournament round:

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And this is the scorecard for Apple Rock, the most scenic of the courses,

which was used for Day Two of the tournament on Saturday:

 

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An Apple Rock threesome (Will's replacement didn't make it} on first tee.

 

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This is the score for Summit Rock, a private course at Horseshoe Bay for members only ... and FEGS. This is card for champ's deciding match Sunday.

 

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The Blue Duck dinner, with a very special guest, was held at the resort's Highland Room on Sunday night.

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You can check out the resort at www.hsbresort.com
   

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FEGS were set up in the resort's Paseo villa apartments, adjoining the hotel. The end unit in center

of photo (with little terrace off second floor) was site for the Hostility Suite. It survived.

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The meal of the week wasn't at the Blue Duck, but at Cooper's (no relation) BBQ in Llano, where the Duffster charmed the chef. Below, Jeff's bill for "beef" chop and a few "sides".

 

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The birthplace of FEGS.