The Golf Galaxy Tour is a nationwide tour for amateurs - from scratch golfers to higher handicappers, any golfers interested in friendly competition. The San Antonio chapter is known as the Mission City Golf Tour, and MCGT this year is playing host to the Golf Galaxy Tour Texas Open Championship.
The GGT Texas Open Championship takes place at Golf Club of Texas in San Antonio Nov. 17-18. "There will be 2 days of golf, camaraderie, food, fun," said San Antonio tour director Tony Vaught (who also is the editor of BunkerShot.com's South Central region).
Added Vaught: "The Golf Galaxy Tour Texas Open Championship is open to all golfers, just like our tour is structured, who normally shoot 95 or better. We are a real golf tour for the average golfer."
You might think of this event as a good test run for what's coming in 2008, when Vaught at the Mission City Golf Tour host the Golf Galaxy Tour's national championship tournament in San Antonio.
Even if you're not a member of the Golf Galaxy Tour, you can play in the Texas Open Championship. Assistant tour director Dave Roberts explained, "For golfers that score in the 90s, 80s or 70s and who are looking for fun, friendly competition, this is a perfect fit. Our tour offers 2-person team formats which are a great way to build camaraderie with friends and other local golfers. There are no mandatory membership fees or dues, you don't need a handicap, tournaments are played on weekends, and it's very affordable. On top of that, you can win great prizes."
For more info see www.MissionCityGolfTour.com, or drop a line to info@MissionCityGolfTour.com.
Note: The Golf Galaxy Tour is also looking for a tour director to help run 4-6 tournaments in Austin in 2008. "Requirements include residence in the Austin or surrounding area, good people skills and a passion for the game. Will require on average only a few hours per week and responsibilities include helping at events (but you will still be able to play) and having fun!" If interested, send an email to info@TXGolfTour.com.