The Cen-Tex Grasshoppers are a group of senior golfers that was chartered under the auspices of Golf Card International in 1979.  The Grasshoppers require that you be a member of Golf Card International.  We enjoy the game of golf and the fellowship of other golfers.  We play 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 night before a tournament, we meet for a “Tailgate Party” where we are informed which members will be on what teams and the format for the tournament.

We use many of the USGA rules, but with leniencies. We have a few members with low handicaps, but just as many with high handicaps.  All are welcome whatever your handicap, as long as you remember that we are here to have fun. 

Grasshoppers are generally considered senior citizens (but we don’t feel old). A few of our members are in their eighties and nineties, but don’t let that bother you, as one of them had a hole in one recently!

There is a limit to our membership and while we are at the max right now, please contact the Directors to have your name put on the waiting list or if you would like more information. 

Paul & Annabel Sparkman


Paul & Ann Sparkman

Directors 2013-14


We had 78 Grasshoppers tee off at our first tournament of the Quail Valley Golf Course in Missouri City. 

Missouri City was a fantastic location.  The hotel was only five minutes from the courses...there were dozens of great restaurants nearby...and the staff and facility at Quail Valley were simply OUTSTANDING.   Even the weather cooperated with us this year...we concluded the two day tournament with ZERO auto or RV hail damage claims this year!

We played a scramble on the El Dorado course Tuesday and two best net balls on the La Quinta course Wednesday.  Both courses were on the difficult side for many Grasshoppers, but they were in excellent condition considering the harsh winter we just came out of. 

There are 20 new Grasshoppers this year!  I’ll be posting their pictures on the “Member” page over the next few months, but please make our new Grasshoppers feel welcome by including them in your dinner plans at upcoming tournaments. 

And last but not least...please join us in April 2014 at the Buckhorn in Comfort. 

Paul & Annabel



Jim & Janice Boyle

Directors 2015-16

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