The Cen-Tex Grasshoppers are a group of senior golfers that was chartered in 1979. The Cen-Tex Grasshoppers previously required a membership with Golf Card International.  However, that is no longer a requirement for membership.  Our purpose is to enjoy the game of golf while creating new friends.  Fun and fellowship are major aspects of our group. 

We organize and conduct eight two-day tournaments each year in the general geographic areas between the piney woods of East Texas and the hill country of Central Texas.  The evening before each tournament we meet for a “Tailgate Party” where we are informed which members will participate on what teams and the format of the golf tournament.

The USGA rules are generally followed with a few modifications. Members come to us with a range of handicaps, including some very low to very high.  All are welcome whatever your handicap, remembering that fun and fellowship are the keys to our success.

Generally, our membership consists of senior citizens fifty-five and older with a few of our members being slightly younger and some in their nineties. However, we are all young at heart and ready to play golf while enjoying one another’s company. 

Our membership is limited and while we are at the maximum right now, please contact the Directors to have your name put on the waiting list or if you would like more information about our group.

We are looking forward to another year of fun, fellowship, and competitive golf.

Jim & Janice Boyle


Cowan Creek Recap– Jun 9 & 10, 2015

What a fun few days together - Life is good and we truly enjoyed one another’s company once again!

The Cowan Creek Golf Course was in great shape again but with recent rains and high temps, the weather was not only hot but HUMID as well.  This may have been a factor to slow play on Day #1, but with some encouraging words from many of us, Day #2 went a lot faster and we finished sooner.

FINALLY, a Grasshopper achieved the ever-elusive HOLE-IN-ONE!  It occurred on Hole #2 during our first day of the tournament by none other than Richard Carr of Team #17.  His fellow partners were Don King, Sammye Jo Smith and Ginger Njaa, who all stated they never witnessed the skulled shot actually going into the hole!  They even searched for the ball before finding it in the cup!!  However, the story told when awarding the $334.00 PRIZE MONEY was that it was a beautiful high-flying, 9-Iron shot falling 10 feet just past the flag with enough spin to roll back into the cup for the Ace!  This could not have been a more perfect story all around or happen to a better Grasshopper – CONGRATULATIONS, RICHARD!!!!  Yes, that’s the story told to the applauding crowd of inspired Grasshoppers.

Our next event is at the beautiful Lady Bird Johnson Golf Club in Fredericksburg on July 14th & 15th.  Be sure to review the bulletin for the deadlines and submit your entries on time.   See you there!!

Jim & Janice

Cen-Tex Grasshoppers

Jim & Janice Boyle, Directors

400 County Road 100, Burnet, TX   78611-3594


Jim’s Cell:  (254) 624-5477

Janice’s Cell:  (254) 624-8811

Home:  (512) 756-2576



Jim & Janice Boyle

Directors 2015-16

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