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 104 Grasshoppers at the ColoVista Golf Club in Bastrop, Texas. This is the best turnout we’ve seen for a tournament since March 2011...many thanks to all who participated!

At the ColoVista Tailgate Party, we were joined by former Grasshoppers and Directors, Richard & Iwana Brown!  We also welcomed two new Grasshoppers at ColoVista...Dave & Mary Schwartz (Corpus Christi). 

The ColoVista Golf Club is still rebounding from an extended closure, but the fairways and greens were in excellent condition.  Ryan Andrews (General Manager) was a pleasure to work with before and during the tournament.  Some of the impending improvements (new fleet of carts, sand trap overhaul and Clubhouse renovation) should make ColoVista a very strong contender for future Grasshopper outings.   

A special Thank You from the Directors to John Neukom, Charles Davenport & Skip Ross for hauling bags on Tuesday & Wednesday.  And to Skip & Fran Ross and Evelyn Arentz for manning the Scorekeeping Table.  And to Norma Jean Kjar & Marilyn Camper at the Tailgate Party!

Next up...the River Plantation Country Club on 3 & 4 November.   See you there!

Paul & Annabel



Jim & Janice Boyle

Directors 2015-16

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