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LIFE IN SMALL TOWN PARADISE

COR DILLE R A JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION

JAMES AND CONNIE SHERWOOD

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Junior Golfers learn the game of golf as well as life lessons on and off the course.

From Boerne to Rio, this is Rose Monday’s second time joining Team USA as an Assistant Coach.

TxDot recognizes Cordillera Ranch families for their 12 years of trash pick-up commitment.

BY MARC DEWALL

BY CHERYL VAN TUYL JIVIDEN

BY JULIE CATALANO

Danny and Valerie Petrie had specific features from previous residences in mind when they chose Garner Homes to build their dream home.

CORDILLERA JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION

THE ROAD TO THE OLYMPICS

KEEPING IT CLEAN

HOME SWEET HOME

BY MAURI ELBEL

ALSO INSIDE: 14 WELCOME LETTER 16 A DAY IN THE LIFE AT CORDILLERA RANCH 26 RANCH SCENE 28 MEMBER TRADITIONS 30 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 38 STAFF PROFILE: BRYAN GATHRIGHT 40 “ROAD” TRIP: WARING-WELFARE ROAD 44 2016 TEXAS FOUR-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP 46 SURVEY SAYS! 48 COURSE CLEAN-UP 50 KAYAKING AND THE UPPER GUADALUPE RIVER 52 SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURES AT CORDILLERA RANCH 54 CREATIVE CARDIO 60 BOERNE ISD 2016 BOND ELECTION 70 DEVELOPER’S CORNER 72 CR REALTY 2016 HOME SALES 74 CORDILLERA RANCH REAL ESTATE

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LIFE IN SMALL TOWN PARADISE The Sherwood’s dream of raising their kids in a small town came to fruition in Boerne and Cordillera Ranch. BY CHERYL VAN TUYL JIVIDEN

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WELCOME

It’s the people. Newcomers to Cordillera Ranch are often first blown away by the beauty of the Ranch and the amenities. They may be mesmerized by the views across the Guadalupe River valley or the stunning canyon bluffs in Swede Park, but they connect with the people. After enjoying their first round on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course and then a refreshing dip in the infinity pool that overlooks this playground, you’re likely to hear, “I know why people love it here; it’s like living in a resort.” My comment is often, “That may attract you to Cordillera Ranch initially, but it’s the people that keep you here.” [And, no, we don’t claim to be responsible for the good fortune of having so many friendly residents!] It’s the people — the members, residents and staff — that take this from an extraordinary array of unparalleled amenities inside a gated, 8,700-acre community, and make it something truly unique. This issue’s feature, the Sherwood family, specifically note that “it’s the people” that make this community ideal for them. That’s been echoed by most of the other families that the magazine has featured, repeatedly referencing the warm welcome they received after moving here from some far-away town. Throughout this issue of the magazine you really see that common thread. It extends beyond just residents and members to the staff. You have Club veterans like Shane Reynolds who’s been here since The Club opened, always going out of his way to engage members and do whatever it takes for them to enjoy their experience. You have Gevin Allen, another original member of The Club staff, partnering with a new, but equally friendly and welcoming face, Bryan Gathright, whose collective passion for the junior golf program and player development is already showing results (see their feature on the Junior Golf Association, Junior Tournament Player Program and the Cubs Golf Camp). And speaking of the youth, with so many young families and kids in the neighborhood, see the Summer Camp Adventures feature. It assures an active and vibrant lifestyle with busy summer camps; a lifestyle for all ages. But the real core of all of the people living and working in Cordillera Ranch is the generosity. There is a generosity of their time and money to help local causes, to help their neighbors and, as illustrated in the TXDOT recognition of the “Families of Cordillera Ranch” feature in this issue, “it’s the outstanding effort and generous contribution of time and energy,” as the state’s accolade so appropriately puts it. This award by TXDOT to the Families of Cordillera Ranch for their dedication in helping keep our stretch of Highway 46 clean is just one of the many examples where the families here go out of their way to help. As a stark contrast to the many “takers” of this world, the people of Cordillera Ranch are generous “givers” that give this beautiful Hill Country oasis the heartbeat. It’s much like the distinction we often draw between a “house” and a “home.” Many communities have luxurious amenities and beauty, but few have such outgoing, welcoming and down-to-earth people. Ultimately, it’s these people that make Cordillera Ranch “home.” Enjoy your summer with some of the friendliest people around.

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WINE DINNER

ME MORIAL DAY POOL PARTY

Photos by Club Photographer Kelsey Grudle


CALENDAR

MEMBER TRADITIONS Our Ranch Menu is available every day with great new features! Tuesdays, Bi-Weekly Menus

Wednesdays

Wednesday Evenings

Come to The Club on Tuesday nights from 5:00-9:00pm for a rotation of Pasta Night and the new Mixed Grille. Both menus are perfect for the whole family! Our made-to-order pasta bar includes salad, pizza and dessert. Our mixed grille includes salad, a variety of meats and dessert.

We will draw a member’s name from our membership roster. If that person or anyone in their immediate family is in the main Clubhouse at the time of the drawing, they will be awarded the current Club credit. ($50 added for next week’s drawing if a winner is not present.)

Our Prime Rib Buffet is a perfect accompaniment for Manny’s wine picks of the week!

CORDILLERA RANCH’S SIGNATURE DINING MENU

Friday Evenings

Sundays

Join us for dinner at The Club as we spotlight our chef’s finest steak and seafood creations, delivering an unparalleled fine dining experience.

This elegant dining experience includes live music and our chef’s finest creations. Live entertainment is featured from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Advance reservations are strongly suggested.

Remember when Mom used to cook Sunday family meals? We do! Join us at The Club for some home-style cookin’! $15.95++ for adults and $8.95++ for children ages 10 and under, from 11:00am to 8:00pm.

PASTA NIGHT & MIXED GRILLE

Thursday-Saturday Evenings

CORDILLERA RANCH GOLD RUSH

SIGNATURE DINING

WEEKLY WINE PICKS

FAMILY MEAL FEATURE

To make reservations for any of these events, please contact The Club reception desk at 830.336.9000, or reserve your spot online at Clubsofcordilleraranch.com.


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CALENDAR

EVENTS JULY

August

Men’s Night Out

August 10 Junior Club Championship

Every Thursday in July and August. Time: 5:30pm Entry Fee: $15 MNO events take place throughout the summer. Come out and enjoy 9-holes of golf in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. These events are a great way to get to know your fellow members.

July 2 Red, White & Blue Pool Party

Bring the whole family to our Fourth of July pool party celebration! We’ll have games for the kids, an incredible Independence Daythemed buffet and our fabulous DJ to play all of your favorite summer tunes! (With fun cocktails to enjoy, too!)

July 4 Patriot Partnership

Come out to The Club and help us celebrate Independence Day! This two-person team event is a great way to get out and beat the heat. Time: 8:30am Shotgun Entry Fee: $60 Members and $135 Guests, includes guest fees, tee gifts, food and prizes Teams can be formed by two members or one member and one guest Format: One Net BB

July 15 Open Championship One-Day Member-Guest

Time: AM Tee-Times Format: Flighted Stroke Play based on age and ability Entry Fee: $30, includes lunch and trophies Test your skills and all of the things you have learned this summer on the golf course and in our Cordillera Cubs Camps.

August 13 Parent-Child Golf and Fishing Tournament

This event is one of the most popular on the calendar with the kids as it gives parents and their children the opportunity to play golf and fish together, and compete against their fellow junior members. Join us as we also recognize our MVP, Most Improved and Sportsmanship award winners.

August 26-28 Men’s Match Play Championship

Time: 12:00pm on Friday, 8:00am on Saturday and Sunday Entry Fee: $75, includes food and prizes Match Play is a popular format with our members so I hope you will consider playing this year. Players are flighted by handicap. The Championship Flight will play without regard to handicap, and matches in all other flights will play off the low handicap in each individual match. The Championship Flight will compete from the Bear tees, middle flights will compete from the Blue and Ranch tees and the highest flight will compete from the Silver tees. Players are guaranteed at least two matches.

Time: 12:30 Shotgun Bring a friend or client for this event and showcase our top-ranked Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course as well as the incredible Cordillera Ranch Clubhouse facilities. Contact the Golf Shop for more information.

POOL HOURS May 28 - August 21

July 29 PGA Championship One-Day Member-Guest

August 27-28 & September 3-4

Time: 12:30 Shotgun Bring a friend or client for this event and showcase our top-ranked Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course as well as the incredible Cordillera Ranch Clubhouse facilities. Contact the Golf Shop for more information.

All pool amenities will be available, including lifeguards, towel service and poolside food and beverage service from 12:00 to 8:00pm with the exception of Mondays, and Tuesdays following holiday weekends.

The pool will be fully operational during these weekends, including lifeguards, towel service and poolside food and beverage service from 12:00 to 8:00pm.

September 5

Labor Day The pool will be fully operational, including lifeguards, towel service and poolside food and beverage service from 12:00 to 8:00pm.

For information on all golf events, contact the Golf Shop at 830.336.4653. For information on dining and other activities, contact The Club reception desk at 830.336.9000.


LIFE IN SMALL TOWN PARADISE By Cheryl Van Tuyl Jividen :: Photography by Jason Risner

JAMES AND CONNIE SHERWOOD JUST HOSTED THEIR ANNUAL END-OF-SCHOOL PARTY FOR 70 STUDENTS FROM BOTH BOERNE AND CHAMPION HIGH SCHOOLS — FRIENDS AND CLASSMATES OF THEIR CHILDREN, SAMANTHA AND ROBERT — AT THEIR CORDILLERA RANCH HOME. THE OCCASION WAS ALSO A CELEBRATION OF ROBERT’S BIRTHDAY. IT’S JUST THE SORT OF THING JAMES AND CONNIE IMAGINED FOR THEIR FAMILY.

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“Both James and I grew up in small towns so we knew the benefit of raising kids in a small town,” says Connie. She and her husband were both born in Corpus Christi with her youth spent in Beeville and him growing up in Goliad. In addition to the small town feel, they had other criteria in their decision to relocate from Houston. “Our kids were born in Houston, and started elementary school there. From the time they were born, we both said that it would be our goal to one day move to a small town with good schools to raise our kids. When Samantha was about 10, I started doing a little research. The town had to be in within 90 miles of Austin, because James’ biggest client is located there. I found Boerne. It had everything we were looking for, and best of all, a beautiful neighborhood in the Hill Country — Cordillera Ranch! We were sold!” Citing Cordillera Ranch’s golf course, tennis and other Club amenities, an idyllic Hill Country setting, exemplary area schools and quaint, small-town living with the big city in their backyard, the Sherwood’s moved six years ago. “It’s the people and the feeling of living in paradise,” says Connie about what makes the community ideal. Adds James, “I start every day standing on my back porch with a cup of coffee looking at the view. It’s been six years and I have yet to get tired of that view.” At the time they relocated, James, a Texas A&M grad with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, was working for Houston-based Smith & Associates before he began working at a satellite office in Boerne. The company is the largest independent distributor of electronic components offering sourcing and supply chain solutions to customers worldwide, with James managing some of their largest accounts over his 23-year career. “The electronic component market often finds itself in short supply of commodities such as Processors, Memory, Storage Devices (HDD and SSD), etc. We have the ability to supply our customers with these components to keep their manufacturing lines running. We also offer Customizable Supply Chain Solutions and Inventory Management. Over the years we have evolved into a Total Solutions Supply Chain Company for most of our largest clients. If you use a smart phone, computer, the internet or most other electronic devices, the chances are we sold one or more of the components it took to build it,” says James who was recently recognized as the #1 trader at Smith & Associates for the 4th year in a row and for the 12th time total. He has achieved Platinum Club Status every year since its inception, joining 12 other traders from five offices in the U.S., Asia and Europe. James also remains interested in horse racing — he worked with his father training thoroughbreds as he put himself through college, and continues to follow the sport, regularly attending races with a longtime friend and trainer. Crediting his earlier experiences as a foundation for his later successes, “You can’t imagine how hard of a job training horses is. It’s an 18-hour-a-day job, 365 days a year. The work ethic I learned in the horse business definitely paved the way to my success in

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the electronics industry. I know the world has evolved with all of the technology that is now available at our finger tips, but there is still no substitute for hard work.” Connie, a Texas A&M grad with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, worked for Ashland Chemical, Allied Signal and Amoco/British Petroleum in the high performance plastics industry in both sales and market management for 13 years before leaving her career to be home with her children. “I was blessed to be fortunate enough to quit my job to stay at home and raise my kids. I pledged to volunteer in the community as much as I could to give back. We also believe in trying to be involved in what our kids are participating in.” Connie is a tremendous supporter of school activities including: Boerne Education Foundation Vice President and cochair for their Rock On and Purse Mania fundraising committees, room mom and PTO President, Champion High School

Cheer Booster President and both the Long Range Planning Committee and the Political Action Committee for the Boerne Independent School District bonds. James, too, has lent his time and expertise through coaching many of Robert’s football, baseball and basketball teams over the years. That love of sports has led the family to enjoy the tradition of attending Friday Night Lights for both Boerne ISD high school home football games, as Samantha chose to attend Champion High School while Robert attends Boerne High School. With their kids at each of the two local high schools, the Sherwoods consider themselves a “House United!” The teens are active in athletics with Samantha on the school cheerleading squad and varsity track team as well as a UCA All American Cheerleader and 2013 National Acrobatic Gymnastics Team Member. The Xbox-loving Robert is a wide receiver and cornerback on the football team and a

centerfield and pitcher on both his school and Select Baseball teams. Both James and Connie are Aggies who count many Boerne Aggies as friends. James, a self-proclaimed diehard fan, participates annually in the Boerne Aggie Golf Scholarship fundraiser. It’s quite possible College Station will welcome more Sherwoods to the fold in the future — Samantha is considering Texas A&M or Notre Dame when she graduates. Robert only has eyes for A&M. Their parent’s example of servitude has influenced the siblings. Both are active at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church where Samantha, a rising senior, serves on the Teen Leadership Team and Robert, who will be a sophomore in the fall, is a Lifeteen. Connie explains the importance of a Christ-centered life, “Faith has been the thing we stress as most important in our home. As the kids were growing up, we read the Bible to them every night and talked to them at length about Christ and the different stories in the Bible. We have always stressed how important it is to help those in need and to give back to society.” Family time does not always revolve around school activities — the Sherwoods make time to break away for weekend trips and family vacations. “During the summer, we spend a lot of time at our house on Lake LBJ. The kids love to bring their friends along to jet ski, tube and wake board,” says Connie. There’s also their annual summer vacation, selecting destinations that are not only scenic, but include activities that everyone will enjoy. Recapping the past couple of years, “We go on a family vacation every summer. This summer we are going to the Bahamas. Last summer we went on a cruise to Alaska and the year prior to that we went to Hawaii. In Alaska, we went fly fishing, whale watching where we got to see killer whales, and took a helicopter ride where we landed on a glacier and then had a sled ride pulled by dogs that run in the Iditarod. In Hawaii, we went scuba diving, zip lining, another helicopter tour and biked down Haleakala. Lots of family fun!” As for Max the dog, he simply prefers the family pool.

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STAFF PROFILE Bryan Gathright 210.373.6055 Teaching Professional Hometown: Teague, Texas Family Status/Members: Engaged to Jill Newman; one son named Hunter who is 23. Hobbies: Fishing, college football, working out and walking How long have you been with Cordillera Ranch? April 1, 2016 How did you get started in the golf business? I played golf in college and tried playing professionally for about five years. In 1987 I interviewed for an Assistant Golf Professional position at Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond, OK with Brent Goodger. I had no experience whatsoever but I told him that I have an incredible passion for the game and that I would work harder than anyone else. I moved to PGA West in 1988 and gave lessons there. My first job as a Teaching Professional came four years later at the Aspen Jr. Golf Foundation teaching kids how to play the game as well as life lessons through the game of golf. What is your philosophy about teaching the golf swing? Very simple — that there is not one golf swing for everybody. It is my responsibility to find that one swing that they can repeat under pressure time after time. What do you feel about the balance between practice and play? It is so individual. Look at how Harvey Penick handled two of the greatest players of all time in Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw. One loved to practice and one loved to play, and he understood that. We have two terrific juniors here at The Club in Will Williamson who likes to practice and Zach Heffernan who likes to play. Not one way is best.

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Why don’t more people work to improve their mental game when so many top players do? Most people just feel they need to hit it better. I think everybody just thinks they can fix it themselves. How many PGA Tour Players have you instructed? About 25 or so. What have you learned from teaching PGA Tour Players? All truly great players have an incredible amount of discipline in their practice regimen. They never hit shots without a target in mind. What is the key to making a great player even better? Simplicity. Who is the most difficult Tour Player you have ever worked with? Notah Begay. He is extremely intellectual and very headstrong. He challenged me on everything and I became a better teacher for it.

What are you most proud of in your work with Jimmy Walker? The relationship and friendship that we have. I look at Jimmy as a second son to me. I am very proud of the success that we had together as well as the success he has had since then. What is your most memorable moment in teaching? In 2000, Notah was having a good year but had not earned a spot on the upcoming President’s Cup team. Captain Ken Venturi told Notah that he would not select him as a Captain’s Pick because he had no international team experience and that he would have to earn his way onto the team with a Top 10 finish. Notah birdied the 17th and 18th holes on Sunday at Valhalla to finish 8th and make the team. That was a really cool moment to walk with him off the green knowing how far he had come and what he had accomplished. What are you most proud of in your career? To have taken five players with no Tour experience all the way to the PGA Tour.


“ROAD” TRIP

WARING-WELFARE ROAD By Julie Catalano

Just north of Boerne off I-10 is a tree-lined stretch known as Waring-Welfare Road (SR1621), named for two nearby small towns. In between stops on the scenic route are sprawling private ranches and a horse farm or two on shaded pasturelands. Stop for a hearty meal or outdoor adventure on this simple trip back in time. Po Po Restaurant 830.537.4194 www.poporestaurant.com Plates on the walls. Plates on the tables. Plates everywhere. Named after the Mexican volcano Popocatepetl, this full-service family restaurant opened in 1929 in what was once a dance hall. Best known for its comfort food, homey interior and 2,500+ collectors plates on every wall, the restaurant features Southern favorites like fried chicken, catfish, meatloaf, Texas Gulf Coast shrimp, biscuits and honey, homemade cobblers, cheesecake, bread I-10 pudding and more. There’s a wine list, margaritas, martinis and Boerne other signature cocktails, plus mesquite-smoked baby back ribs on Friday nights and turkey on Sundays. Open seven days for lunch and dinner; lunch specials Monday-Friday, 11:00-3:00. Reservations recommended.

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Nelson City Dance Hall and Party Ranch 830.537.3835 / 210.269.2278 www.nelsoncitydancehall.net There hasn’t been a public dance here in quite some time, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t kick up your heels in an old time dance hall. Just get yourself invited to a special event there (or book one yourself) and you’ll be two-stepping in no time. Right next door to Po Po.

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Don Strange Ranch 210.434.2331 www.donstrange.com An authentic working Longhorn cattle ranch, the Don Strange Ranch, with its award-winning full-service family catering business, is legendary for private events ranging from intimate dinners to a blowout for thousands. They also arrange themed activities for party guests — fireworks, musicians, western gunslinger and trick roper acts, mariachis, mechanical bulls, hay rides and more. On the Friday after Thanksgiving, the ranch starts its Christmas Light Fest, a drive-thru treat featuring two million lights in dazzling displays open nightly through New Year’s Eve. Visit www.sanantoniochristmaslightsfest.com for more information.


Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn 830.537.3700 www.welfaretexas.com A restaurant steeped in history, the Welfare Cafe is housed in what was once the general store, post office and lending library. Those days are gone, but from them a Hill Country gem emerged in the form of a rustically elegant cafe, wine bar and beer garden in a pure country setting. The dinner menu features fresh farm-to-table ingredients combined with German fare like Jäger Schnitzel, braised beef cheeks and spätzle, summer vegetables, creamed corn polenta, potato cakes, assorted cured meats and cheeses and desserts. Open Thursday-Sunday for dinner, plus lunch on the weekends. Call for reservations.

Waring General Store 830.995.4377 www.waringgeneralstore.com This old time general store from c. 1900 has it all — the beaten wood floors, antiques, cold cold drinks and a restaurant open for lunch Thursday-Sunday. They keep the menu simple with their selfdescribed “Best Burger in the World” in five variations: Classic, Bacon and Swiss, the Stifler, Nacho Burger and HeartStopper. Fries, monster fries with toppings, onion rings, sodas, beer and wine round it out. Their famous Steaknites — going strong on Wednesday nights since 1998 — resume in August with steaks cooked to order, appetizers, desserts and live music. Reservations are recommended for large groups. For more adventure, book a ropes course or zip lining experience here to enjoy at the nearby Don Strange Ranch Adventure Challenge Course. They are perfect for company retreats or just a fun family outing.

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Waring Country Store 830.995.3176 Not to be confused with Waring General Store right across the street, this mom and pop stop also serves up juicy burgers, fries, rings and pies. Take your order to-go or stay and eat at one of the few outside tables. While you’re there, you can pick up snacks, ice cream and a few grocery items.

Joshua Creek Ranch 830.537.5090 / 830.230.5190 www.joshuacreek.com Sportsmen’s paradise — that’s how this 26-year-old ranch is frequently described. In addition to bird and deer hunting, Joshua Creek offers the most southerly U.S. location for trout fly fishing (November through May). Popular activities include clay target shooting in three fully-automated scenarios among some of the most scenic Hill Country settings, and water sports such as kayaking and tubing on the creek and the Guadalupe River. Lodging ranges from private rooms and elegant suites, to four ranch houses with full kitchens.

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JUNIOR GOLF

Junior Golf Association Mission Statement: The Cordillera Junior Golf Association (CJGA) was created with the purpose of promoting and encouraging junior golf in a social environment. We work to increase fellowship among junior golfers while developing their skill set on and off the course. Fee: $150, includes Cordillera Junior Golf Directory, CJGA Cap and entry to the CJGA events Schedule of CJGA Events: Saturday, June 11, 1:00-3:00pm Parent-Child Putting Contest — The putting contest will be held on the putting green. 9 holes will be created. The format will be alternate shot. They will play 18 holes. Saturday, July 2, 1:00-3:00pm Little Patriot Partnership-Skills Challenge — A 2-man Partnership Skills Challenge. Skills challenge will include flop-shot, putting, bunker play and pitching. Saturday, August 20, 1:00-3:00pm CJGA Clinic and Play Day — All juniors will have a clinic for the first 30 minutes on rules and etiquette, and play with the pros afterwards. Saturday, September 17, 1:00-3:00pm CJGA Clinic and Play Day — All juniors will have a clinic for the first 30 minutes on rules and etiquette, and play with the pros afterwards. Contact Joe Radulski at 830.336.4653 to join the CJGA and sign up for any association events.


Junior Tournament Player Program The Junior Tournament Player Program is designed to educate the “Elite” Junior Golfers who strive to elevate their game to the regional and national competitive level and provide the skill instruction needed to play competitively at that highest level. Each junior golfer will receive a customized personal evaluation detailing their strengths and weaknesses. The program will include regular on-course play, competition, skills analysis and instruction to enhance their competitive skills. Juniors entering this program will improve the three most important elements to scoring: driving, wedge play and putting. Bryan Gathright, Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teacher, and Gevin Allen, the Director of Instruction at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch, will administer and teach the program. Bryan Gathright has taught numerous players on the PGA Tour, Champions Tour and LPGA Tour, as well as, top amateur and collegiate players. Bryan has had five players earn their PGA Tour playing privileges under his tutelage.

2016 Cordillera “Cubs” Golf Camp The Cordillera Cubs Junior Golf Camps are a great way to introduce youngsters to the game, as well as instructing intermediate level juniors. The focus of the program is to teach each junior golfer at his/her own level of experience. Junior golfers will receive the basics of a proper setup that will lead to improvement in all areas of the golf swing, short-game, bunker play and putting. Junior golfers will also leave the camp with a better understanding of golf rules and etiquette.

Gevin Allen has been with The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch for the past ten years and has been involved with junior player development at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch from the beginning. He is a U.S. Kids Certified Instructor and TPI Certified Golf Professional Level 3 specializing in Golf Mechanics. Gevin works closely with Ann-Kristin Allen, a TPI Certified Fitness Professional Level 3 and a Certified Yoga for Golfers Level 2, in creating golf fitness programs at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch.

Summer Golf Camp Dates: Session 1, June 7 - 10 Session 2, June 21 - 24 Session 3, July 6 - 9 Session 4, July 19 - 22

Dates: Every Wednesday, June 8 - August 10 Time: 1:00-3:00pm Fee: $750 for all 10 sessions or $90 per session (member price)

Fee: $225, includes swimming and lunch following each day of the clinic

Contact Bryan Gathright or Gevin Allen at 830.336.4653 or bgathright@cordilleraranch.com and gallen@cordilleraranch. com to sign up for the Junior Tournament Player Program.

Contact the Golf Shop at 830.336.4653 to sign up for Cordillera Cubs Golf Camps or for any additional information about the Cordillera Junior Golf Association.

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm (instruction) 12:00 – 1:00pm (swimming and lunch) Ages: 7 - 14 years

Instructors: The Cordillera Ranch PGA Professional Staff

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GOLF

MISKELL AND HALLMARK WIN

2016 TEXAS FOUR-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Hosted by The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch, May 12-15 Courtesy of the Texas Golf Association

From 195 yards on the final hole of the 2016 Texas Four-Ball Championship at picturesque Cordillera Ranch, Terrence Miskell on Sunday striped a 4-iron to 15 feet, then rolled in the eagle putt to win the Championship Division title in style along with partner and Cordillera Ranch resident Trey Hallmark. In their seventh four-ball event together, Miskell and Hallmark teamed to shoot rounds of 64-69 to win with a final score of 11-under-par 133. Midday Saturday, thunderstorms and lightning led to a four-hour delay that caused TGA Officials to shorten the championship to 36 holes. As soon as the championship concluded just shy of noon Sunday, the skies opened again and brought down another heavy downpour. Miskell, from New Braunfels, and Boerne’s Hallmark won the Texas Four-Ball by three shots. They defeated three teams that finished at 8-under 136. The teams of San Antonio’s Colby Harwell and Brett Nichols; Barrett Sandefur and David Backus from Austin; and 2015 TGA Player of the Year Joshua Irving from Dallas and Scott Volpitto from Fort Worth all shared second place. For Miskell, a member at nearby Sonterra, the victory was his fourth

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“It’s a big advantage here knowing the greens and knowing how the course plays. Especially with the weather and the wind changing, there’s definitely an advantage. The home course advantage is big.” – Trey Hallmark Texas Four-Ball title and eighth overall TGA Championship. A two-time college All-American at USC and Fresno State, Miskell also won the Four-Ball in 2003 and 2004 with Titus Harris and in 2007 with Trip Kuehne. Miskell was the TGA Player of the Year in 2004, 2006 and 2007. “This one is really sweet because it’s been nine years since my last TGA win,” Miskell said. “In that time I’ve had shoulder surgery, elbow surgery and back surgery. So to get one of these again is pretty special.” Hallmark, a Clubs of Cordillera Ranch member since 2013, gave his team a leg up on the field with his knowledge of the course. A two-time Match Play Club Champion at Cordillera Ranch, Hallmark knows the subtle breaks of the

Jack Nicklaus-designed greens as well as anyone. Of course, the flip side of that can be the burden to win on your home course because everyone expects it. “It’s always tough to play on your own course because there is a little bit more pressure with everyone around,” Hallmark said. “It’s a big advantage here knowing the greens and knowing how the course plays. Especially with the weather and the wind changing, there’s definitely an advantage. The home course advantage is big.” The Texas Four-Ball Championship is the second team title for Miskell and Hallmark this year. In February, they shot 61-66 to win the San Antonio Golf Association’s Regional Four-Ball event. Despite Saturday’s weather delay, players in the Senior and Super Senior Divisions finished their second rounds and two teams were crowned champions. The Senior Division title went to Richard Koenig and Aaron Billings from Horseshoe Bay with a score of 10-under 134. The Senior Division is played by amateurs aged 55 years and older. Koenig and Billings held off a pair of teams from the Houston area by a single shot. Jonathan Shipley and John Dowdall, as well as Bob Kearney and Gary Durbin, tied for second place at 9-under 135. “It was a very, very tough field and we knew it,” said Koenig, who holed out from the fairway for an eagle on the 17th hole. “We knew we had to play really well.” In the Super Senior Division (65 years and older), Bob Hullender from San Antonio and Mike Arnold from Windcrest won the Texas Four-Ball for the third time. The duo also won in 2013 and 2014. This year, they finished with a score of 7-under 137 to clip Sam Boyd from Horseshoe Bay and Ken Redfern from Austin by one stroke. “The first three holes after the delay were tough, but we had to scramble for some pars,” Hullender said. “Once we kind of got back into the game we ended up making three birdies in a row.” The TGA extends its warmest and most sincere appreciation to the staff and members of Cordillera Ranch, as well as our volunteers, for their integral roles in making the 2016 Texas Four-Ball Championship a memorable and successful event.


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VALERO TEXAS OPEN’S GAME SHOW NIGHT A HUGE HIT WITH THE WALKERS, OTHER TOUR FAMILIES By Robert Rodriguez Photography courtesy of the Valero Texas Open

During the Valero Texas Open week — or any week on the PGA TOUR, for that matter — much is made about the tournament field. Talk typically centers on who’s in, and who’s out. Yet, what many don’t realize is the amount of effort it takes tournament officials to recruit the game’s best players — the shiny courtesy cars, five-star accommodations, soirees that showcase the best the city/town has to offer and more. For pros with families, they also have to consider how an event takes care of wives and children, from daily daycare to familyfriendly events throughout the week. This year, the Valero Texas Open hit a homerun with an event that attracted several Tour pros and families, and made for an entertaining evening for several Cordillera Ranch staff members and their guests. On Monday April 18, the Valero Texas Open, together with the PGA TOUR Wives Association, hosted Game Show Night presented by the PGA TOUR. It was a fun and engaging dinner event that featured pros and their spouses participating in three game show formats — Family Feud, the “Not So” Newlywed Game, and Win, Lose or Draw. The event, which occurred at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, provided sponsors and guests an intimate and exclusive forum to interact with PGA TOUR players and their wives.

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“THE VALERO TEXAS OPEN HAS ALWAYS BEEN A STANDARD-BEARER WHEN IT COMES TO CHARITABLE DONATIONS, AND EVENTS LIKE THE GAME SHOW NIGHT ARE GREAT CAUSES THAT BENEFIT PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS IN OUR AREA.” – ERIN WALKER Proceeds from the event were distributed equally between the PGA TOUR Wives Association’s initiatives and Valero Texas Open’s “Birdies for Charity” campaign. Cordillera Ranch proudly sponsored two tables at this event and watched members Erin and Jimmy Walker compete in Family Feud. “We had such a great time,” Erin said. “For a first-time PGA TOUR wives event, it went really well. We had fun meeting different people and getting to know the other players and their families on a personal level.” Tickets were available to the public to attend the dinner and game show festivities. VIP guests and sponsors were able to socialize with the players and their families at a cocktail reception. Valero Texas Open officials haven’t decided on Game Show Night’s fate for next year, but those from Cordillera Ranch who attended believe it’s a great event for members to reward employees or entertain guests. “The players enjoyed it because it was a family-friendly event early in the week — it was perfect for a Monday night,” Erin said. “The Valero Texas Open has always been a standard-bearer when it comes to charitable donations, and events like the Game Show Night are great causes that benefit people and organizations in our area. “Our community has shown it will fully support events like this.”

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AGRONOMY REPORT

COURSE CLEAN-UP They say April showers bring May flowers, but in Central Texas, April showers continued through May. The rainfall over the last 18 months, beginning in fall of 2014, has all but erased an almost seven-year drought that began in late 2007. Currently a little over 98 percent of the state is in the “none” drought conditions as I write in early June, as reported by the Texas Drought Monitor. Long term forecasts are stating we could shift from the El Niño pattern to La Niña by the end of the summer. This would be one of the quickest macro-weather shifts in history. El Niño generally brings wetter and cooler weather to Central Texas while La Niña generally brings the opposite — drier and hotter weather. Now is the time to conserve water. Just because we have it doesn’t mean we should waste it! As a state meteorologist said in 1927, “Texas is a land of perennial drought, broken by the occasional devastating flood.” The spring rain put our new Better Billy Bunkers to the test. I am happy to say they performed as expected or better. Little to no washing occurred throughout many heavy rain events. The maintenance staff was able to utilize their time formerly spent on repairing bunkers by addressing drainage improvements, storm clean-up and countless other items. Feedback from players has been very positive, especially now since the sand has had time to settle. We can all agree this was a very worthwhile investment. The Clubs are constantly making improvements throughout all areas. This summer will be no exception on the golf course. A contractor will be here again for four to six weeks focusing on cleaning up contaminated zoysia around the greens. Contamination will happen over time, especially when growing three different grasses like we do. Our goal is to complete half the green surrounds, re-grass all of #14 fairway (the good zoysia will be used throughout the green surrounds), rebuild three tees, and possibly build a zoysia nursery for future use. We will cover as much as possible this year, with any remaining areas completed next year. I hope you are enjoying your summer because once you close this issue of Cordillera Ranch Living, school will be back in session and the holidays will be right around the corner! Mark Semm is the Director of Agronomy at Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at msemm@cordilleraranch.com or 830.336.3710.

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U.S. Drought Monitor Texas

June 7, 2016

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3 Months Ago

12/29/2015

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#11 Fairway Bunkers after 1� of rain

D0-D4 D1-D4 D2-D4 D3-D4

One Year Ago 6/09/2015

Intensity:

DO Abnormally Dry

D3 Extreme Drought

D1 Moderate Drought

D4 Exceptional Drought

D2 Severe Drought

The Drought Monitor focuses on broad-scale conditions. Local conditions may vary.

Author: Deborah Bathke National Drought Mitigation Center

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OUTDOORS

WOW! WHAT AN AMAZING AMOUNT OF WATER MOTHER NATURE HAS BLESSED US WITH. NOW THAT OUR RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND WATERSHEDS ARE REPLENISHED, IT’S TIME TO ENJOY ALL OF THIS WATER. THE RIVER SHOULD REMAIN STRONG THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER, SO DON’T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET OUT AND ENJOY THIS WONDERFUL WATERWAY THAT WINDS THROUGH CORDILLERA RANCH AND BEYOND.


KAYAKING AND THE

UPPER GUADALUPE RIVER By Shane Reynolds :: Photography by Terry Vine

There is no better way to explore the Guadalupe River than by kayak or toob. The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch has a fleet of kayaks and toobs for our members and their guests to utilize and invite you to come give it a try. We have some NEW kayaks in fleet by Jackson Kayak, arguably the finest and most comfortable kayaks in the world. With our NEW Outfitter Center construction well under way, we are preparing to welcome some new equipment into our inventory. We also have commissioned a new kayak trailer as the River Club continues to grow in popularity amongst our members and their guests. As the Outfitter for The Club, we offer complimentary Learn to Kayak classes throughout the summer. We teach kayaking on Swede Creek Lake, a very controlled environment and a great place to learn to paddle before heading out onto the waters of the Guadalupe. The Club has all sit-on-top and inflatable kayaks, which are the easiest and safest kayaks to paddle. Sit-on-tops have similar hull shapes to their traditional counterparts, but instead of sitting inside the kayak, you sit in a molded-in depression on top. Sit-on-tops share many benefits with traditional sit-insides, but are easier to use. There are sit-on-tops for fishing, surfing, touring, scuba diving and more. They have a few advantages over sit-insides, one of which is comfort. Paddlers with large body types, long legs or limited flexibility feel less confined paddling a sit-ontop. One of the biggest benefits, though, is the self-rescue. Because sit-on-tops have an open deck rather than an enclosed one, there is no risk of being trapped in the boat if it tips over — no need to practice rolls or wet exits, which really appeals to new paddlers. From its headwaters outside Kerrville,

River Distances Around Cordillera Ranch

Hwy 474 to Swede Creek at Cordillera Ranch - 12 miles Swede Creek at Cordillera Ranch to Bergheim Campground (FM 3351) 1.8 miles Bergheim Campground (FM 3351) to Edge Falls Road - 3.8 miles Edge Falls Road to Guadalupe State Park - 4.5 miles Guadalupe State Park to Spring Branch Road - 9 miles Spring Branch Road to Hwy 281 - 4 miles

the Guadalupe River flows over a limestone bed lined with beautiful, huge, old Cypress trees accented by Pecans, Sycamores, Elms, Live Oaks and others that add to the scenic attraction of the river. The river is slightly narrower near the headwaters with shallow banks and gravel bars, and with fewer rapids. The gradient increases as it moves towards Cordillera Ranch, where rapids exist just below the ranch at Bergheim as the river makes it way towards Canyon Lake and ultimately towards the Gulf of Mexico. The water quality in the Upper Guadalupe is generally very good. However, it will become muddy after rainfall, and may become cluttered with debris during flood stage conditions. The river slows down during the dog days of summer unless there is adequate rainfall to keep the water flowing. The Upper Guadalupe is a free flowing river at the mercy of rainfall and spring flow. We have three spring fed creeks on Cordillera Ranch that contribute to this beautiful waterway. The first is Spring Creek, just south of the bridge across Cordillera Trace,

which has steady flow as it drops underground in dry times. The next is Swede Creek, which has a steady constant flow and feeds the lake at Swede Creek Park. The last is Panther Creek, which is on the undeveloped tract of the KWW Ranch. This beautiful creek is also lined with Cypress trees and has a steady flow down into the Guadalupe River. I have paddled every section of the Upper Guadalupe between Comfort and Canyon Lake over the past ten years, in the heat of the summer and cold of winter. During that time I have witnessed many changes in the character of this river. The Upper Guad is one of my favorite rivers (second only to the Devils River) to paddle because it is serenely beautiful, seldom crowded and offers an enjoyable paddle trip for almost any paddler. There are some good Class II drops, and at high water levels some of them can become Class III ratings. The Upper Guadalupe is a pool-anddrop river typical of most Texas rivers. The giant Cypress trees that line this river make for a beautiful paddling experience in the spring and fall, when the grasses are green and the trees are in full bloom. I highly recommend this river for anyone wanting to experience the joys of kayaking. The River Club also has toobs and canoes, but these can be challenging when the flow is slow. Headwinds can also be a challenge unless the water is moving, so plan trip distances according to flow rate and wind conditions for the most enjoyable paddle trip. Shane Reynolds is the Club Outfitter at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at sreynolds@cordilleraranch. com or 210.616.6051, or at the Cordillera Ranch Outfitter Center at 830.336.4823 for detailed float times and current river conditions.

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SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURES AT CORDILLERA RANCH By Shane Reynolds :: Photography by Kelsey Grudle

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Summer is well underway, but it’s not too late to enroll your kids in a variety of camp sessions. The best summer day camps in the Hill Country are at Cordillera Ranch! Our day camps offer something for every child based on their age and what activities they are interested in. From art to horses, golf and tennis, to our specialty camps like Harry Potter camp, Science camp and Outdoor Pursuits camp, our primary goal is for kids to learn about and enjoy the activities available at The Club. Campers also get to enjoy many of the outdoor amenities, including Swede Creek, the Guadalupe River and the Equestrian Center. We offer high quality instruction and supervision in a fun atmosphere. Instead of watching movies or sitting in front of a computer screen, kids are tromping through the creek, playing games and learning to identify insects and plant species. Our camps run through August 19, just before the kids go back to school. Most camps are half day with a few full-day camps for the older kids. For those kids who are “too old” for camp, we offer a “Counselor-in-Training” or a “Wranglerin-Training” program at the Tennis Center or the Equestrian Center. When our campers get home at the end of the day, they’ll be dirty, hungry and tired from a full day of activity. Camp participation has a lot of benefits, including staying physically active, socializing and learning new skills, but when it comes down to it, camp is just plain fun. Visit our website at Clubsofcordilleraranch.com for more information or email summercamps@cordilleraranch.com with any questions.

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FITNESS

CREATIVE CARDIO By Ann-Kristin Allen :: Photography by Kelsey Grudle

Do you find yourself using primarily cardio equipment while at the Fitness Center because you are short on time yet still want to fit in a quick workout? You are in a great company, as everyone leads busy lives. Most likely you have already utilized the features of increasing and decreasing speed, resistance, elevation and stride length with the various cardio equipment. This article will introduce you to different concepts that offer more variety and additional benefits.

A variety of ways to use specific cardio equipment:

Upright And Recumbent Bikes

Scifit Upper Body Bike

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UPRIGHT AND RECUMBENT BIKES This type of bike offers a great option to combine sitting and standing. It’s important to note that while standing, the resistance needs to be greater than sitting to create a fluid motion. For example: 1. Sit for 1 minute and stand for 15 seconds 2. Sit for 1 minute and stand for 30 seconds. 3. Sit for 30 seconds and stand for 30 seconds. 4. Sit for 1 minute and stand for 1 minute. Both upright and recumbent bikes offer a great way to incorporate light dumbbells and elastic bands for even greater upper body benefits — front and side shoulder raises, overhead press, chest fly and chest press, bicep curls, triceps extensions, etc. Additionally, utilize the different resistance levels from lowest to highest, pedaling 5-10 seconds per level, until the highest level is reached and then return back to level 1 as an extra challenge. SCIFIT UPPER BODY BIKE This bike is commonly used in a rehab setting or for people unable to operate a recumbent bike. It offers a forward pushing motion and a backward pulling motion, and is a great way to increase upper body strength while also working on stability and mobility of the shoulders. It can be used either seated or standing, and while standing, squats, lunges and calf raises can be performed in addition to the pulling and pushing of the arms. This is to make it weight bearing. I hope you enjoy these different ways of using the cardio equipment during your next visit to the Fitness Center. Please contact me for additional information or specialized programs.


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ELLIPTICAL The elliptical offers a fun variation of squats by moving forward while lowering your body as low as you comfortably can while also addressing the importance of good posture by utilizing your abs. This motion is a great way to increase core strength, which is most often referred to as the combination of strength in your abs, glutes and lower back. An extra challenge can include performing this while heels are elevated. TREADMILL The treadmill is unique in that the user can move in all directions — forward, backward and sideways. The user can also have the option, without turning it on, to rely on their own strength to move the belt. A more advanced interval training combination of walking or running with squats, push-ups, skipping, etc., can be created on a personal basis. The treadmill can also offer a great opportunity to train for a sport such as tennis where the player moves in all directions at various speeds.

Advanced Treadmill

Two concepts of training that can be used on any cardio equipment: INTERVAL TRAINING Create your own interval program by switching speed, resistance, stride length and elevation. Begin with your current setting for 4 minutes and increase to a more difficult setting for an additional minute, continuing this concept throughout your workout. As you get comfortable, increase to a more challenging setting for a longer period of time.

Advanced Treadmill

TABATA PROTOCOL TRAINING This is a 4-minute concept where each set contains 20 seconds of high intensity followed by a 10-second rest period for a total of 8 rounds. I hope you enjoy these different ways of using the cardio equipment during your next visit to the Fitness Center. Please contact me for additional information or specialized programs. Ann-Kristin Allen is a TPI Certified Fitness Professional Level 3 and a Certified Yoga for Golfers Level 2. She can be reached at akallen@cordilleraranch.com or 210.367.5942.

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FROM BOERNE TO RIO —

THE ROAD TO THE

OLYMPICS By Cheryl Van Tuyl Jividen

CORDILLERA RANCH RESIDENT ROSE MONDAY IS FULLY ENGAGED IN HER ROLE AS THE WOMEN’S DISTANCE TEAM USA ASSISTANT COACH FOR THE 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL. THIS IS HER SECOND TIME JOINING TEAM USA, AS SHE SERVED AS THE ASSISTANT COACH FOR WOMEN’S DISTANCE FOR THE U.S. WOMEN’S TEAM AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN LONDON IN 2012.

But the road to Rio started far earlier for Monday and three Olympic hopefuls. Maybe you’ve seen them doing hill training in the neighborhood or on the track doing speed endurance training at Champion High School under the guidance of Monday who is their personal coach — all 800 meter runners, Kendra Chambers from El Paso, Laura Roesler from Fargo, North Dakota, and Dana Mecke, a Spring Branch local who also runs the 1500. The three women will be competing in the Olympic Trials July 1-4 in Eugene, Oregon for one of the three coveted spots on the 2016 Olympic Team in Rio. As a testament to Monday’s coaching, only 32 800 meter runners from the US qualify for the Olympic Trials. Sponsored by Nike®, this is Roesler’s third Olympic Trials allowing her to do her training full-time. The other two women have jobs to support themselves. Getting to the trials has been a long time coming says Monday, “We have been training in Boerne since 2011. Prior to training here, we trained in San Antonio at Reagan High School. Kendra, a graduate of UT, joined the group in September of 2014. I recruited Dana to UTSA from Smithson Valley High School in 2006. I continued to work with her every winter break. She fully joined the group in 2012. Laura, I coached in high school long distance in North Dakota. She graduated from Oregon in 2014 and moved to Boerne. All of them had very good

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college careers and that was the focus. It is a journey and the Olympic Games is part of it. All of them have been training for years.” It’s quite an accomplishment when you consider that Monday reports only one percent of college athletes makes it to the next level. Training in Boerne’s climate has prepared the runners well for the Trials and the Olympics. Monday says, “The warm, humid weather is beneficial to increasing blood plasma, so training here is good for both places. It will be winter in Rio when we are there and the average temperature will be 72. It could be as high as 80 but not nearly as hot and humid as Texas.” All three of Monday’s runners are race fit, well prepared and ready for the Trials. Roesler and Mecke have achieved the Olympic Standard of 2:01.50. To qualify for the Olympic Team, they will need to place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the final at the Olympic Trials. Chambers is close to the qualification time, if she does not get the standard by the Olympic Trials, she can get it at the Trials but not after. It will take 1:59 or faster to make the team in the 800 meters. Olympic processing will take place in Eugene for the USA Track and Field team. Following the Trials, there is a USATF training camp in Houston. There is also a United States Olympic Committee (USOC) processing camp in Houston from July 24 – August 2.


All Olympians from all sports are required to attend. This involves ambassador training of Olympic protocol including how to carry the flag and international relations. Additionally, they have their Ralph Lauren uniform fittings and leisure wear fittings, visits to the medical and travel stations, and the official sunglass station. These Olympics Games will be more difficult Monday predicts, “I feel the logistics are going to be more challenging compared to the Olympic Games in London, with language, and geographical proximities with mountains in the middle and an hour minimum to get to the stadium or the training facility from the Olympic Village.” Monday will facilitate all of their workouts while at the Olympic Training Camp in Houston and in Rio. “As part of the Official Team Delegation Staff as Assistant Coach – Women’s Distance, my role will

be to facilitate all training sessions among a myriad of other duties for 22 middle and long distance athletes during the training camp in Houston prior to our departure to Rio as well as during the Olympic Games. My goal is to create an environment that takes the pressure off of the athletes, al-

lowing them to compete at their best and to come home with the most medals.” The 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony is August 5, and Track competition starts August 12. Make sure to tune in and honor the athletes’ and coaches’ long journey to Rio. Photography by Judge Bert Richardson

LAURA ROESLER

DANA MECKE

KENDRA CHAMBERS

Personal Records

Personal Records

Personal Records

400m: 53.25

800m: 2:00.76

400m: 52.71

800m: 1:59.04

1000m: 2:37.89

600m: 1:26.73

1500m: 4:19.44

1500m: 4:13.34

800m: 2:01.92

4x4 split: 51.25

1-mile: 4:32.7h

4x4 split: 51.5

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At the polls in May, the overwhelming approval of a $175 million school bond package for the Boerne Independent School District sent a clear message about how deeply the community values public education, especially during challenging times of continued growth. The bond package will address growing enrollment and future capacity issues, alleviate current overcrowding and support evolving student programs. The package, which passed by a margin of 73 percent to 27 percent, will fund construction for three new schools — two elementary and one middle — along with expansions at existing secondary schools. “We are gratified by these results and pledge to be excellent stewards of the resources and trust placed in us by the voters of the district,” said David Stelmazewski, BISD superintendent. “In my conversations with folks leading up to this election, I consistently encouraged them to become informed and to vote. I thank them for doing both.” The new schools and expansions are in response to enrollment growth projections that forecast more than 4,400 new students in the district by 2026. Current enrollment is just over 7,900. This rapid growth means that work will begin almost immediately on the new facilities, as well as implementing expansions and upgrades to make the best use of existing facilities. Work on the new 20-acre site of elementary school #6 on DietzElkhorn is underway, with a projected August 2018 opening. An additional elementary school is planned for the new Esperanza subdivision east of Boerne on Highway 46. The district’s third middle school will be on a site and schedule to be determined. Fabra Elementary’s relocation into their new home leaves their old site ready to be converted into BISD’s administrative center and an expanded home for the alternative school. “Repurposing the old campus is a tremendously efficient and effective way to create a central services center that will serve the district for decades,” said Stelmazewski. The bond passage is the culmination of the efforts of the Long Range Facilities Planning Committee initiated in the fall of 2015, consisting of more than 60 parents, business leaders, teachers, district administrators, civic leaders and students to

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review and prioritize district needs, equipment and educational programs. The committee was charged with studying enrollment growth trends, reviewing facilities usage and developing a set of recommendations to guide the board. During the summer, Stelmazewski will be working with the Board of Trustees to appoint an oversight committee on the new bond expenditures and activities that will hold the district accountable for effective and efficient use of bond finances. “Just as in the 2013 bond, this citizens’ committee will serve as the eyes and ears of the public as the district executes the approved bond projects in an atmosphere of transparency and accountability.” Soon after the start of the 2016-17 school year, a committee will be formed to make recommendations on the important process of rezoning, using the same resource who provided the analysis on enrollment growth that informed the Long Range Facilities Planning Committee. “We want to establish new attendance zones that will serve our families for many years into the future,” said Stelmazewski. “Boerne, Fair Oaks Ranch and our surrounding neighborhoods place great value on public education,” he added. “That is the reason Boerne ISD is known as a ‘destination district’ for so many families. This day marks the beginning of the next chapter in our collective efforts to serve those families by providing excellence in education for our students.”

WHAT’S NEXT? History, background, tax information, demographic summary, project breakdown, FAQs and more are outlined on the Boerne ISD Bond Election website, boerneisdbond.com. The following is just a glimpse at what’s new and what’s next for the district. • Construction of three new schools: Elementary #6 (DietzElkhorn adjacent to Fair Oaks Ranch); Elementary #7 (Esperanza subdivision off Hwy 46 East); Middle School #3 (site TBD). • Sports facilities upgrades including new tennis courts, weight room and locker room upgrades at Boerne High School; and installation of artificial turf at Champion High School subvarsity football field to increase player safety, reduce maintenance costs and allow for year-round use. • Purchase of new buses and transportation vehicles to replace aging equipment and accommodate enrollment growth. • Additional security systems, communications equipment for transportation and emergency management operations. • Repairs and additions to parking lots, drives and pedestrian walkways, and upgraded fire lanes. • Playground equipment upgrades to meet current safety standards. • District-wide improvements include wireless internet capability upgrades, improved network operations, relocation of data center and equipment replacement; repairs and replacement of roofing, HVAC and Energy Management systems, lighting and flooring; kitchen upgrades and equipment replacement. For more information, visit boerneisdbond.com.


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KEEPING IT CLEAN: TXDOT RECOGNIZES FAMILIES OF CORDILLERA RANCH FOR ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY TRASH PICK-UP By Julie Catalano

When Joe and Maureen Cheben took over the duties of coordinating the Adopt-a-Highway program at Cordillera Ranch in March, they inherited a 12-year legacy of hardworking volunteers so successful that the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) took notice. The Families of Cordillera Ranch recently received an award of merit certificate that recognizes the “outstanding effort and generous contribution of time and energy to maintain the beauty of Texas roadsides through dedicated voluntary participation in the Adopt-a-Highway Litter Prevention Program over the period August 29, 2003 to August 29, 2015.” That’s a lot of trash, but no match for the lively group that meets quarterly — January, April, July and October — to clean up the two-mile stretch of Highway 46 that starts outside the entrance of Coveney Ranch and goes towards Bergheim, ending near O’Brien’s Restaurant. “The sessions are split into two different segments in the same week, one on Wednesday because a lot of people here are retired, and one on Saturday for the working people,” explains Joe. The group starts around 9:00am with breakfast for the volunteers, followed by a safety briefing. The rules are simple but important, says Joe: “Don’t go where no person has gone before. If you see trash but it’s in really heavy weeds, don’t go in. If you see an animal, stay away. Don’t pick up anything biological like deer kill or bones because those are biodegradable. It’s the non-biodegradable stuff we pick up.” That usually means plastic, and plenty of it — bottles, grocery bags (“they’re all over the place,” says Joe), containers, pieces of cars from crashes, the ubiquitous fast food

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refuse and “building materials, because there’s a lot of construction going on.” The most unusual items they’ve found so far were women’s underwear — bras, panties, and on a possible related note, empty liquor bottles. The prize for most illogical rubbish, says Joe, “is when people have lunch, clean up after themselves, put all their trash in a bag, then hurl the bag out the car window.” How long trash pickup takes depends on how fast they work, and how much has accumulated since the last pickup. Ses-

sions can end anywhere from 11:30am to 2:00pm. “People really work hard,” says Joe. The ones who show up are all amazing, he adds, including longtime volunteer J.W. Pieper. “He’s a force,” says Joe. “He never complains, just keeps picking up stuff.” Joe points out an important aspect of the volunteer program that residents may not know, especially those with teenag-

ers. “Kids in high school often need service hours for scouting or whatever reason. They could use this activity as a way of satisfying that requirement.” TXDOT provides trash bags, gloves, hats and orange vests — the latter especially crucial when cars are whizzing by (“we want to be abundantly visible,” says Joe). The most recent pickup was in April, with a total of 50 bags of trash. After all the bags are collected, adds Maureen, “we put them by the signs at either end of our stretch of highway, and TXDOT comes around to pick them up.” The award from TXDOT was significant, says Joe, considering the length of time the program has been in place at Cordillera. “It’s really to honor all the people who have done this over the past 12 years.” That includes former coordinators Jerry Merritt, Wilt Shaw, Mike Minson, Ross and Dianne Bowen, and countless volunteers. The next Adopt-a-Highway trash pickup is scheduled for July, and the Chebens will start sending out letters about three weeks ahead of time. They both say it’s a great way for the community to pull together. Four Cordillera groups get in the spirit by sponsoring the casual breakfasts that kick off every session: the Nature Club, the Ladies Social Group, Cordillera Property Owners Association (POA) and the Men’s Group. It’s a spirit that Joe and Maureen intend to foster in their new roles as coordinators. “We all live here in this community,” says Joe. “We all live on this planet. If we can just spend a little time making it a better place, it doesn’t take that much. For all the people who pick up trash, this is their effort to make where we live a nicer place.”


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Over the course of their 23-year marriage, Danny and Valerie Petrie have lived in a dozen different houses. But their current house, sitting on a secluded corner lot in Cordillera Ranch overlooking the golf course with sweeping Hill Country views, finally embodies everything they ever wanted in a home.

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Over the course of their 23-year marriage, Danny and Valerie Petrie have lived in a dozen different houses. But their current house, sitting on a secluded corner lot in Cordillera Ranch overlooking the golf course with sweeping Hill Country views, finally embodies everything they ever wanted in a home. “Because we have lived in so many homes, we had a very specific idea of what we wanted and this house definitely meets all of our wishes,” says Valerie, adding that their new home borrows their favorite elements from each of their previous homes. Boerne residents for the past 11 years, the Petrie’s previous home was just a mile from the quaint town’s square. The family, which includes three teenage children, wasn’t looking to move out of the city

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limits, but they soon fell in love with the community and lifestyle Cordillera Ranch provided so they purchased a lot in 2012 and began the building process in 2014. “We started to fall in love with the neighborhood,” recalls Danny. “We had the opportunity to buy a lot that we felt was perfect for our family –– it sits really well on a hill, overlooks the golf course and has really beautiful Hill Country views.” Last September, exactly 13 months after first breaking ground, the Petries moved into their custom-built home –– a sprawling 6,060-square-foot, four bedroom, four and a half bathroom transitional French Country house complete with a study, craft room, game room, kids’ retreat and a swimming pool and spa with an expansive covered outdoor living space. The couple had never built a house before so they were admittedly cautious about the experience, but they credit Garner Homes and J Terrian Designs for facilitating a seamless design/ build process that transformed the home of their dreams into livable reality. “We met with Garner Homes and right away we were really impressed,” says Danny. “They were highly concerned with making sure this was our home and we got everything we wanted.” Due to the couple’s strong vision and great taste, owner/builder Trey Garner says the team was able to bounce a lot of ideas off of each other while making quick progress on the design. “They knew they wanted a traditional home, done well and

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right,” says Garner. “We were able to translate that into a floor plan and conceptual elevation easily with the help of the Petries. They were focused and disciplined to their goals of getting this home underway and completed in time for their oldest to enjoy it for his senior year of high school.” Wanting to mesh the Hill Country look with French Country style, Valerie, who has a background in interior design, was instrumental in the selection process and advocated for blending various elements and natural materials. Traditional and timeless, the home strikes a beautiful balance between masculine and feminine with its extensive use of wood spanning reclaimed oak floors with a wire brush distress finish, unadorned wood paneling, and ceiling


beams throughout playing well against a soft, neutral palette rife with luxurious finishes. Elements of the home’s exterior, comprised of chopped and smooth cut Lueders limestone balanced with stucco, continues inside with smooth cut limestone accents in the great room, fireplace surrounds and behind the bar. Creating open spaces that could become common gathering spaces for the growing family was critical to the home’s overall design concept. For example, the kitchen shares a space with the living area and connects to the formal dining and bar areas. “It was important to the Petries that the kitchen be open to the main living areas and easily accessed to the others,” says Garner. “The kitchen is at the heart of that idea and the heart

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of the home. Valerie worked with the designers to select classic materials and fixtures that would allow the major architectural elements nearby such as the great room ceiling and fireplace and the walk-up bar to be, along with the kitchen, design anchors.” But it’s the custom touches and well-thought-out spaces found throughout the home that create function and flow for the entire family. Danny’s office, for example, is a warm, contemplative space featuring a wood ceiling, judge’s paneling and matching built-in cabinetry, which provides a quiet work area by day and morphs into a relaxing sitting room by night. As part of the master suite at the opposite end of the house, it’s isolated from noise and everyday coming and goings. “I work from home so both the builder and the architect were very instrumental in making sure this was a very comfortable work space during the day but at the same time, in the evening it has a sofa and chairs so it allows us to have a sitting room,” says Danny. “Most home offices I’ve seen function only as one but this functions as both.” On the opposite end of the house near the garage, a custom-designed, hand-crafted, wood-paneled gun safe expertly displays Danny’s vintage and new rifles behind a secure, safe door and offers a convenient storage room for his hunting gear. The game room, located right off of the outdoor living area but close to the kitchen and walk-up bar, is complete with a raised platform to make movie and game watching enjoyable for the whole family. An aqua-walled craft room wrapped by stainless steel countertops features a mounted board displaying colorful rings of ribbon and spools of thread and serves as a special space where Valerie and her daughter enjoy coming up with new creations together. Because the front of the home is oriented toward the views, Garner strategically designed multiple areas to soak in the scenery –– a private master patio, a balcony coming off of the kids’ retreat on the second floor, and a veranda off of the dining room. The private backyard area, complete with a pool and spa and an enviable covered outdoor living area featuring a fireplace, cozy furniture and outdoor grill, is a serene retreat for the entire family to enjoy. The landscaping pays homage to the Petrie’s traditional styling with a manicured lawn while also respecting the raw and rugged natural terrain of the neighborhood. It’s evident the Petrie’s home represents a thoughtful balance between spaces that cater to individual interests with plenty of common ground to gather in and enjoy together. “This house functions really well for our family,” says Valerie. “It definitely meets all of our wishes of what we wanted in our home.” Garner Homes is an award-winning custom home builder in and around the Texas Hill Country. Founded by Trey Garner in 1998, the company uses a Design-Build approach which focuses on combining design, permit and construction phases all in-house to create timeless, well-built and energy-efficient homes. The Garner team welcomes homeowner collaboration to create unique and well-designed spaces to suit the needs of their clients. Call them at 210.493.1686 or visit their website at www.garnerhomes.com.

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CONSTRUCTION AHEAD!

USE CAUTION. By Charlie Hill

RIO CORDILLERA / FM 3351 ENTRY DEVELOPMENT UPDATE:

If you’ve driven through the Rio Cordillera / FM 3351 intersection recently you’ve probably seen some staking around that intersection and noticed all of the construction work ongoing at The Springs of Cordillera Ranch. As part of the plans to develop a new landscaping entry at The Springs of Cordillera Ranch, the developer is also electing to invest in upgrades to the existing entry at Rio Cordillera and FM 3351. Over the next few months, the developer will be undertaking significant entry landscaping, wall, signage and other upgrades to the entry at Rio Cordillera and FM 3351. Some of the work includes the addition of landscaping berms that will help this entry mirror the planned berms that will be final shaped across FM 3351 at The Springs of Cordillera Ranch entry. These berms will intersect through some of the existing walls and there will be columns added south and north of the existing entry (and the future Springs entry) which will serve to provide

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better notice to traffic on FM 3351 of the upcoming community intersection. There will also be new walls, landscape lighting and signage added at the existing Rio Cordillera entry. These upgrades to the existing Rio Cordillera intersection will provide a great enhancement to this arrival point into Cordillera Ranch which will someday in the future be a core location of the community, as it continues to grow east through The Springs. I want to reiterate that NO Cordillera Ranch Property Owners Association funds are being used for this enhancement project; it is 100% funded by the developer. This overall entry landscaping, wall, and signage project began in early June and will take approximately four to five months to complete, weather permitting. We have included some plans and renderings of these upgrades. POA MAINTENANCE FACILITY AND OUTFITTER CENTER CONSTRUCTION UPDATE:

Over in the same area, you might have

seen the construction access road going north off of Rio Cordillera just inside the gate at FM 3351. That is the new POA Maintenance Facility and Clubs Outfitter Center construction project, which broke ground in late May. This project is expected to be complete in late 2016. The new POA Maintenance Facility will greatly improve the POA staff’s operational setup and ability to maintain and store vehicles and equipment. The Clubs Outfitter Center will be located on an adjacent site and will provide the Clubs Outfitter staff convenient access to the Edge Falls Guadalupe River pick-up spot and also more storage for kayaks, tubes, fishing gear and other river and outfitter gear. It also includes plans for future outdoors gear goods and merchandise. With all of this construction activity in that area, PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY AND USE CAUTION as you come and go through the Rio Cordillera / FM 3351 entry point to Cordillera Ranch. Included are renderings of the new entry plans with locations of the new Maintenance Facility driveway access point.


Plan View of the Rio Cordillera / FM 3351/ Cordillera Springs Intersection

Elevation view of planned entry into Springs of Cordillera Ranch

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2612 RIO CORDILLERA $826,000

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3,431 Square Feet

Designed and built by Authentic Custom Homes, this newly renovated single story traditional ranch style home sits on 3.84 acres. The gourmet island kitchen features stainless Bosch appliances, double oven, gas cooktop and granite counters. An open great room features large windows and a wood burning fireplace. Conveniently located near the East gate, nature trail, Swede Creek Park and Guadalupe River. • • • • • • •

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3 car garage Hardwood and tile flooring throughout home Screened porch and covered patio Canyon Creek pool and spa Study/piano room finished with extensive hardwood shelving Plantation shutters and custom cabinetry Master Full Golf Membership available for purchase

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47 SWEDE SPRINGS $1,197,000

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Inspired by the Santa Barbara style, this open concept design features multiple flex spaces offering a variety of uses, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and additional space above the garage prepared for a game room or additional bedroom and bath installation. The flexible spaces can either host a nursery, an exercise room, an additional home office or a home theater. The rear sunroom offers additional space for eating or a second office space, and the kitchen overlooks a spacious outdoor area where young children can play safely. The front entry courtyard provides a serene and welcoming entry to the home. With 4,515 square feet of living space and nearly 1,000 square feet of outdoor space, this home fulfills the practical needs of a modern family. • 5 bedrooms, bathrooms, 3 car garage • 3.43 acres • Bonus room above garage • Entry courtyard / Rear veranda with grill

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209 SWEDE CREEK $1,125,000

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6,036 Square Feet

MLS# 1093162

Traditional Hill Country living in this masterfully designed and appointed home by Authentic Custom Homes. 4.52 acres of mature trees and panoramic views provide a relaxing backdrop and comfortable lifestyle. Open floor plan includes spacious great room and adjoining kitchen. Custom millwork, ceiling treatments and plantation shutters complement hardwood and stone flooring throughout. • • • • • • • • • • •

5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3 car garage Porte-cochere connects home to oversized garage French glass doors and divided light windows provide abundant light Gourmet kitchen with commercial grade appliances Oversized rooms throughout Butler’s pantry with climate controlled wine cellar Relaxing master suite and inviting guest suite downstairs Three spacious bedrooms upstairs Outdoor, covered living includes fireplace and built-in grill Convenient to Swede Creek Park and the Guadalupe River Master Full Golf Membership available for purchase

200 RIVERWOOD $1,220,000

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4,521 Square Feet

This beautiful custom home seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living with serene views and privacy! Intricate finishes and attention to detail abound in this custom home by Burdick & Christofilis. Exceptional windows and French doors lead to inviting outdoor living and views from virtually every room. Hand troweled walls complement travertine and wood flooring, the stone fireplace surround and vaulted ceilings with rough-hewn beams. The kitchen showcases furniture-inspired glazed cabinetry and commercial grade appliances featuring a Wolf gas range, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher. The owners’ retreat features a spa-like bath, coffee bar and spacious areas. The downstairs suite-inspired guest retreat includes a sitting area, private patio and direct access to the pool. An upstairs bonus room is large enough for a game room or entertainment area and the home office/study/library is the epitome of wood craftsmanship. An outdoor oasis includes living/dining area, fireplace and custom salt water pool with hot tub. • • • • • •

4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3 car garage Intricate stone and woodwork Multiple covered porches and outdoor living Resort-style pool with spa Outdoor kitchen Master Full Golf Membership available for purchase

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320 PARK RIDGE $699,000

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4,027 Square Feet

MLS# 1155039

Tucked away on 3.64 acres in a secluded area of Cordillera Ranch, this recently remodeled traditional home embodies “Cordillera Casual.” A grand circular staircase welcomes you into this beautiful home and leads to the master bedroom suite and oversized bedrooms each with en suite bath. First floor main living includes multiple eating areas, a casual great room, a home office/5th bedroom and flexible living and entertainment options. A wine and coffee bar leads to the secluded master retreat that includes generous space and privacy. A therapeutic garden tub completes the ambiance.

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110 LANTANA H0LLOW $745,000

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MLS# 1161645

Enjoy the great outdoors! Two-story custom home on quiet cul-de-sac with closest proximity to main entrance of Cordillera Ranch. Set on 3.99 acres, this property features a resort-style backyard including multiple decks and patios, large pool, outdoor kitchen, detached pool cabana and sand volleyball court. Gently sloping acreage covered with live oak and other hardwoods presents a great opportunity for the horse enthusiast to as well. Great family home! • 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 2 car garage • Large bonus room with private access • Most rooms overlooking back yard amenities • Multiple dining areas • Game room and media room in loft • Wood burning fireplace in family room • Also available as a rental • Golf Membership available through The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch

528 CORDILLERA TRACE $1,585,000

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MLS# 1172899

Limestone, stucco and barrel tile adorn this stylish home featuring a covered patio, outdoor fireplace, summer kitchen, pool and spa. Indoor styling includes inlaid marble, travertine and wood flooring in the living and master areas. The recently remodeled kitchen, baths and Master Suite provide latest in luxury. A split level media room could also serve as a wine cellar. Walls of glass reveal stunning views of the 10 acre surrounds. This is a great estate for the equestrian enthusiast. A seven-car garage provides ample space for all the toys. • • • • • • • • •

4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 7+ car garage Burdick & Christofilis Custom Home 10 acres – perimeter fenced and gated Luxurious master suite Large secondary bedrooms Pool/patio area includes outdoor kitchen and fireplace Beautifully landscaped Close proximity to Hwy 46 entrance and The Clubs Master Full Golf Membership available for purchase

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$1,250,000 3,834+/- Square Feet Stadler Custom Homes - Under Construction Now under construction! This stunning single story Hill Country Traditional home fronting the 9th hole of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course has all of the conveniences of Clubs Village living — access, proximity to The Clubs and refined living. This home showcases views to the north of Twin Sisters from the guest suite and study. The rear of the home provides soothing views of the golf course, clubhouse and beyond, with refreshing southeast breezes and the comforts of a large covered outdoor living space and outdoor kitchen. The spacious master suite includes a luxurious bath, oversized closet and convenient utility room access. Open living areas seamlessly transition from kitchen to dining to great room. Natural light fills the home and the surrounding natural beauty is showcased from every room.

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This is the only home with a pool located in Clubs Village of Cordillera Ranch priced under $1MM. Inside, design details include a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a four-burner gas cook top, granite countertops throughout, stone and wood floors in downstairs living areas, the master bedroom and two guest rooms downstairs and a study complete with French doors, hardwood floors and an adjacent bath. Outside offers spectacular Hill Country and golf course views from the large, second floor game room and covered balcony, while below is a covered outdoor living area with a beach entry pool, spa and waterfall. The oversized garage includes a separate space and door for a golf cart. • • • • •

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4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2+ car garage Efficient, functional open floor plan End of cul-de-sac solitude Great proximity to The Clubs and amenities Master Full Golf Membership available for purchase

307 AUGUSTA $2,490,000

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MLS# 1180423

NOW IT CAN BE YOURS! This stunning home fronts the 16th green of the Nicklaus Signature Golf Course — voted the MOST beautiful golf hole in Texas, and perhaps THE most sought after golf course frontage lot in Cordillera Ranch. Views of the 16th from every major room and outdoor living area. The finest of finishes throughout include stone and wood flooring with hand-troweled walls, a gorgeous great room, gourmet kitchen and wine cellar, a game room with a full bar, spacious bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath, and tremendous storage. The outdoor living includes a dual fireplace, outdoor kitchen and spa with a waterfall. Impeccably appointed! • • • • • •

4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3 car garage Spacious, covered outdoor living and additional terraces Travertine flooring throughout most indoor/outdoor main level living Fabulous ceiling features and lighting Views of 16th Hole from most rooms Master Full Golf Membership available for purchase

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25 AUGUSTA $2,295,000

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This Stadler Custom Home was featured as the “WOAI Concept Home.” The ultimate entertainment home on more than 1.5 acres overlooking the 15th tee box on the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. • • • • • • • • • •

4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3 car garage Enormous gourmet kitchen features Miele appliances and abundant counter space Coffee bar in master bathroom Two-sided salt water aquarium visual in both study and entry way The ultimate outdoor living area with a fireplace, cascading waterfall pool, hot tub, and a full outdoor kitchen State of the art Zenpanion electronic/audio/visual home automation system Private outdoor putting green Golf simulator room and golf cart garage Numerous water features Master Full Golf Membership available for purchase

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1205 CORDILLERA TRACE $2,350,000

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Timeless Mediterranean architecture set on 5.46 hardwood studded acres with rear orientation to the north and commanding, long views across the Guadalupe River Valley. Open floorplan with spacious rooms including stately master suite, great room concept encompassing living, dining, kitchen and breakfast and a trophy room to die for. Attached casita includes galley kitchen, living area and bedroom with en suite bath. Resort-style pool area with attached spa, LED lighting, fire pit, and beautifully landscaped, spacious covered and open air entertainment areas provide the perfect exclamation point to this rare, must-see estate.

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122 GREYSTONE POINT $1,599,000

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7,053 Square Feet

MLS# 1172900

This Burdick & Christofilis Hill Country custom home features the finest finishes in spacious indoor and outdoor living. The Chef’s kitchen contains island prep area and Sub Zero, Wolf and Bosch appliances surrounded by custom knotty Alder cabinets and granite tops. Premium electronics throughout provide fingertip control of the Lutron lighting system, upgraded fixtures, whole home audio, motorized shades and surround sound/media projection. The covered Lanai overlooks the pool, landscaping and long Hill Country views beyond. • • • • • • •

5 bedrooms, 4/2 baths, 3 car garage Master suite with study Manicured landscape with mature hardwoods End of cul-de-sac solitude Natural stone and wood flooring Guest suite could serve as second master Golf Membership available through The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch

WWW.CORDILLERARANCH.COM | 830.336.3570


$549,000

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237 SANTA FE TRAIL

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3,177 Square Feet

This beautiful, cozy home is strategically located to take advantage of ample privacy and views from its heavily treed 4.07 acres. It has good proximity to the Equestrian Facility and the West Gate for convenient access to Boerne. A new roof is currently being installed. The island kitchen features stainless appliances and extensive quartz counters.

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4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 car garage Wood burning fireplace Plantation shutters Hardwood and tile flooring Rock-faced breakfast bar Unique alcove for wine storage

103 WOOD GLEN $1,399,100

15

4,468 Square Feet

MLS# 1183098

Live a true Tuscan hilltop, resort lifestyle every day! Robert Thornton’s classic craftsmanship features stained concrete floors and interior stone elements, and a functional floorplan with multiple, sizeable patios to enjoy panoramic views in every direction. The finest finishes inside are complemented by the ultimate in outdoor entertainment featuring a wine room with a 650 bottle cellar, pizza kitchen, large outdoor fireplace, covered patio, pool and hot tub. Extensive landscaping and lighting complete this Italian dream!

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• 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3 car garage • Stained concrete and Hickory wood floors • Spacious bedrooms each with own bath • Outdoor living includes pool with spa and waterfall, upper terrace with fireplace, wood fired pizza oven and detached Wine house • Great views from this hilltop retreat • Golf Membership available thru The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch

307 HORSESHOE BEND $775,000

16

3,655 Square Feet

MLS#1183318

This Robert Thornton custom home features hickory floors and cabinets as well as custom wood cased windows throughout. The open floor plan has a spacious kitchen complete with a Wolf® stove and Sub-Zero® refrigerator. An isolated master suite includes a spacious bedroom and home office, while sizeable secondary bedrooms are downstairs. An additional guest suite includes a full bath, kitchenette and large closet upstairs. Outside, this hilltop estate with a gated entrance provides privacy and gorgeous views from multiple outdoor living areas. • 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3 car garage • Isolated on 4.92 acres with long Hill Country views • Covered outdoor living on front and back of home • Rustic Hill Country design and finishes • Easy access to west gate, Equestrian Club and Gun Club • Golf Membership available through The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch

WWW.CORDILLERARANCH.COM | 830.336.3570


ElegantandInteriors

Double R Drygoods Exclusive retailer of Bella Notte Linens Some of Our Distinguished Furniture Lines Include: Century Furniture, Hancock & Moore, Marge Carson, Theodore Alexander, Maitland Smith, Heuredon, and more Full Design Services Offered | Almost 30,000 sqft. Combined of In-Stock merchandise Boerne Location | 412 River Road Boerne, Texas 78006 | 830-331-2412 Fredericksburg Location | 237 ½ E. Main Fredericksburg, Texas 78624 | 830-997-9438


CORDILLERA RANCH LIVING

808 Hwy 46 East Boerne, Texas 78006

PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FULTON, MO PERMIT #38

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