April 24-28, 2014: Back
to where it all began.
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.
Mr. Low Net for the week went to the shy editor from Houston, shown
on No. 10 tee at Apple Rock.
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.
The two Feglets for XXV are sworn in (left hands raised, of course) by
two of the charter members.
Here's how the week went:
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.
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.
One of the multiple gatherings for group photos before Blue Duck Dinner.
Guess who's missing?
Our legal 'levensome at Pedernales
Golf Club for the getaway round.
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
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
Sunday. Here's the Slick Rock scorecard:
This is the scorecard for Ram Rock, the toughest of the three courses,
which was used for Friday's first tournament round:
And this is the scorecard for Apple Rock, the most scenic of the
which was used for Day Two of the tournament on Saturday:
An Apple Rock threesome (Will's replacement didn't make it} on first
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.