Did you know that in 2011, the PGA and USGA partnered to support “Tee It Forward,” a new effort to encourage golfers to play the course that aligns with their “playability and enjoyment?” Barney Adams, founder of Adams Golf, provided the concept that led to the idea of playing from forward tees for amateur golfers. This eventually became the silver tees which are used at Robson Ranch.
The total yardage for each of the three courses at Robson Denton are 2,083, 1,963, and 1,684 with 34, 34, and 36 pars. Shorter yardage gives golfers a chance to work on their short game and maintain a quicker pace in the hot Texas summer. The Lady Niners tried it when playing a scramble on one of their regular playing days and it was enjoyed by all!
The women described the experience as an opportunity to try out irons they hadn’t used for a while, challenging, fun, and more chances to try new strokes. Paula Saunders, Lucia Bone, and Debra Allen were up to the new challenge and scored below par for first place. Close behind was the team of Darla Mahan, Yvonne Callaway, and DeeDee Karabetsos and the team of Staci Brown, Linda Zisman, Linda Stevens, and Amy Enloe.
The Lady Niners continue to play on Wednesday mornings and invite women to join them by contacting Membership Coordinator Ana Corey at [email protected] or President Jane Thompson at [email protected]