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Golf

DEAR LIFESTYLE READER,

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GOLF UPDATE 8 BACK TO THE FUTURITY

GOLF RECAP 10 STUDENT DRIVERS

THE SCORECARD 11 FEATURE STORY 22 LIFE IN THE FAIRWAY

RALLY FOR THE CURE 31 WOUNDED WARRIORS 32 MGA GOLF EVENT

GOLF READING 36 COURSE REQUIREMENTS

IN EVERY ISSUE FITNESS 16 POWER UP YOUR ABDOMINAL CORE

CALENDAR 18 MEMBERSHIP & EVENTS 28 STAFF PROFILE 39 REGGIE COX

HISTORY 40 FLORENCE THORNTON BUTT

PET PROFILE 46 REAL ESTATE 48

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We are so proud that our development has received yet another accolade. Comanche Trace was recently named to the “Top 50 Best MasterPlanned Communities in the US” by Where to Retire magazine. It is confirmation of what we believe to be true. We offer a product with great value, provide a diverse lifestyle through club membership, and deliver on our promises. Thank you to everyone who supports Comanche Trace. I always look forward to summer because the Texas Hill Country has the most beautiful weather, blue skies, puffy clouds, and…golf. The comments we receive on our course condition are outstanding, from folks who play on championship courses nationwide. Our members know that our fairways & greens are in the best condition every day. As we ease into the lazy days of summer, I hope you will make time for some fishing at our private lake and take in a picnic at the River Park. The lake is stocked with perch, bass and catfish, and though it’s catch & release, the fun is in the thrill of the chase and these fish love to chase! Comanche Trace is growing! As our 2011 Tour of Homes has just wrapped up, numerous new residents are settling into their new lifestyles. 21 custom homes were completed within the last year, 11 more are under construction, and we anticipate another 16 new starts within the next year and many of those folks are joining the club now. I am very excited about the direction our club is headed. Confidence among members is strong, and prospective buyers are choosing to live here. I am encouraged by our position in the club market. Event bookings continue to be strong, as are membership sales. Our club is operating in the black. Our homeowner’s association is fiscally strong. Golf activities draw in greater numbers of member participants, and we look with great anticipation to the coming year. All the best,

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LIFESTYLE OF COMANCHE TRACE AND

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PUBLISHERS: Uncle Frog’s Island, LLC/Comanche Trace Uncle Frog’s Island, LLC Morgan Schooley – CEO/President morgan@mykerrville.org Drew Hand - Creative Director drew@mykerrville.org Comanche Trace 2801 Comanche Trace Drive Kerrville, Texas 78028 CONTACT: Comanche Trace Lifestyle Magazine 2733 Indian Wells Kerrville,Texas 78208 830-285-4373

LIFESTYLE is published bi-monthly through a joint venture between Comanche Trace and Uncle Frog’s Island, LLC. No reproduction in any form is authorized without the consent of both Comanche Trace and Uncle Frog’s Island, LLC. 2733 Indian Wells, Kerrville TX 78208. Printed in the USA. All rights reserved 2010. All rights reserved. No responsibility is assumed for unsolicited submissions. Manuscripts, photographs, and other submitted material can be acknowledged or returned if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. The content contained does not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Comanche Trace, Uncle Frog’s Island, LLC, or Comanche Trace residents. Comanche Trace and Uncle Frog’s Island, LLC assumes no liability for misinformation, omissions, or errors.


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Golf

UPDATE

Back to “The Futurity”


Right around the corner is the 2011 Men’s member guest “The Futurity”. This all-inclusive, three-day event showcases our golf course and immaculate greens, and our outstanding food and hospitality. This year’s event is lined up with a full schedule, including two days of competitive golf, with breakfast and lunch served Friday and Saturday. Practice rounds are included on Thursday for your guest and spouses. On Friday night players and spouses will partake of a fabulous dinner in the Vista Room, along with complimentary drinks. Following the men’s play on Friday, a ladies’ day golf tournament begins at 10:30 a.m. with a fun format and lunch following play. On Thursday during registration, a mobile golf shop sponsored by our vendors Titleist and FootJoy, will be available for each member and guest to pick up their gifts. The staff and I are looking forward to making this year’s event a great success and a memorable one for you and your guest. To sign up or to receive further information for this year’s Futurity please call the golf shop at (830) 895-8500.

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Golf

RECAP

Student Drivers by Tony Johnson

Summer will be ending soon and some cooler weather will be coming our way. During June and July we hosted the Kid Comanche Camp and both camps this year were a great success. Jacob Davis, Colby Cobb and I taught the golf instruction while B.K. Cody gave tennis lessons. The camp began on Tuesday and finished on Friday with a big pizza party and a last dip in the pool. The kids were awesome and we saw a lot of talent on the golf course and tennis courts. This year we had a few new faces who experienced Kid Comanche for the first time along with some Juniors who are veterans. Here are a few fun moments that we experienced with the kids. 10 LIFESTYLE august/september 2011


Championship Flight

The Scorecard In June we hosted “The Brute�, played over two days with two members joined as a team. Each team played within a flight of 5 other teams. The teams competed in a 9-hole match against 5 teams and the team with the highest points at the end of all 5 matches was crowned Champions. The matches between some teams were very close, and within some flights the difference between first and second was a matter of 1 point. The flight winners starting with the Championship Flight were Leonard Scott & Todd Ezell, First Fight Rod Bowyer & Bill Gensler, Second Flight Leo Clark & Norm White, Third Flight Curt Mitchell & Frank Bumpus, Fourth Flight Mike Kerstetter & Alex Dingman, and in the Fifth Flight Don Coombs & Bob Byrne. Congratulations to all those players who took first in their flights.

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The fitness message is being heard and followed everywhere. Every day I see faithful walkers and even a few runners pounding the pavement. Treadmills and elliptical machines are humming away in the gym. Some of you are supplementing your cardio routines with weight machines and free weights. So, your hearts are getting fit and your muscles are getting strong and toned. That’s great! But what are you doing for your core? (My what?) Oh – you mean my abs! Well, I occasionally do sit ups and crunches, so I’m good. Right? You are on the right track, but there may be a better way. First of all, let’s define “core”. More than just abdominal muscles, the core is actually the entire trunk of the body and includes the groin muscles, hip muscles, abdominal muscles, lower back muscles and the glute (or butt) muscles. Those muscles are called upon constantly to help us perform everything from our normal activities such as getting out of bed, tying our shoes, and standing up straight, to athletic pursuits such as riding a bicycle and swinging a golf club. Will 20 crunches a day help in all those pursuits? Maybe a little, but if abdominal work is your only attempt at core fitness, you are leaving most of those muscles behind. In our somewhat sedentary society full of work saving gadgets, we find ourselves spending the majority of our time sitting in a flexed position. Think about how many hours a day you are sitting at a desk, at your computer, in your car, or in front of the TV. This prolonged state of “flexion” results in muscle imbalances. Muscles that are not called on too often become weak, and muscles that are in a flexed position for long periods of time become tight and inflexible. Dr. Vladamir Janda, a physician from the Czech Republic, was the first person to document this

type of muscle imbalance, and he calls it Lower Crossed Syndrome. It’s basically the combination of tight hip flexors and a tight lower back, paired with weak abdominals and weak glutes. This combination leads to an excessive arching of the lower back (swayback), a flabby abdomen and a flat butt due to weakness in the glutes. The most dangerous consequence of this condition is excessive stress on the lower back, often resulting in pain. So, in order to get us out of that constant state of flexion, we need to introduce exercises that put us in different positions while working the entire group of core muscles. There are many possibilities, but these 4 basic moves, each with some variations, can get you on your way to better core fitness. Core strength is essential for functional fitness – that is, enabling our body to safely and efficiently perform daily tasks. And when we attempt athletic pursuits, it becomes even more important. Is the power of a golf swing, for example, generated from only the shoulders and arms? No! It comes from the leg, hip, abdomen and back muscles. Core muscles transfer power generated in the lower body to the shoulders and arms. Core strength results in a more efficient body. It’s about being able to safely do what you want to do, and doing it longer. Be sure and add core strengthening to your fitness regimen.

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Lie on your back with knees bent and feet shoulder width apart. First, try to isolate those glute muscles by squeezing your glutes (not the whole leg – just the glutes). Now, raise yourself up so that you are in a straight line from shoulders to knees. Keep squeezing the glutes! For a balance challenge, take arms off the floor. For even stronger glutes and more balance, straighten one leg and have all weight on the down leg. Repeat with each leg 5 times.

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Muscles: Transverse abdominals and lower back

Begin on forearms and knees. Curl toes under and lift and straighten legs, lowering body into a plank pose with weight on toes and forearms. Tighten abs and hold at least 10 seconds. To advance, straighten arms and place hands on floor and hold longer than 10 seconds. Repeat 3 times.

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More than just abdominal muscles,

Lie on back with legs bent and raised to table top position (90 degree angle). Arms are out to the sides. Lower your legs slowly to the right, keeping arms and shoulders flat on the floor. Slowly return legs to the start, and then lower them to the left. Repeat 5 times on each side.

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Muscles: Oblique abdominals, transverse abdominals, lower back, hips and glutes

Lie on your left side with weight on your forearm, right leg stacked on left. Raise body off of floor, keeping weight on left foot and left forearm. Hold at least 10 seconds. To modify, bend legs and raise up on left knee and forearm. To advance, keep legs straight and arm straight, weight supported on feet and hand. Repeat 3 times on each side.

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Couples Club Championship The Club at Comanche Trace-A fun couples event that is played over two days & is on all three courses. Play on Saturday begins in the morning and play on Sunday begins at 12 noon. After the round on Sunday, we will have dinner & awards in the Vista Room. Please call Golf Shop at 830-895-8500 to sign up.

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AUGUST 23 Bridge Club 2:00 pm

MGA 9:00 am

AUGUST 25 LGA 9:00 am

AUGUST 26

The Club at Comanche Trace Couples Twilight Golf 5:00 pm Dinner After Round of Golf at the Club 7:15 pm

AUGUST 31 MGA 9:00 am

AUGUST 16 Book Club 4:30 pm

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AUGUST 18 LGA 9:00 am

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Labor Day Club Open for Golf

SEPTEMBER 6 & 7

Book Club 4:30 pm

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SEPTEMBER 15 LGA 9:00 am

SEPTEMBER 28 MGA 9:00 am

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FRANK & BETTY BOYNTON STORY BY MARY LEE GOWLAND PHOTOGRAPHY BY AARON YATES

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WinTer park, Florida do When hiS parenTS and docTor Tell him he can’T go ouT For SporTS? “i had good hand-eye coordinaTion,” recallS Frank BoynTon, “So i played a liTTle golF.” By age ThirTeen, he had Fallen in love WiTh The SporT, and WaS Soon aBle To play ForTy-Five holeS and carry hiS oWn Bag.


t age sixteen, he played in an exhibition game with Sam Snead, one of the top players in the world. “I shot sixty-one,” remembers Frank, “and Sam shot sixty-two.” Rather than be upset that the young whippersnapper had shown him up, Snead took him under his wing. “Sam was good to me. He invited me to play at Greenbrier and Boca Raton, and paid my way. He was a tough competitor, but he was nice to me and wanted me to pursue my dream.” Frank went on to become the Florida State High School Golf Champion and attended Rollins College on a golf scholarship. In his second year he was the Florida State Inter-collegiate Champion. This convinced him to turn pro, even though, as Frank says, “If you look at the percentage of people who make it, nobody would try.” It was a big risk, particularly since golfers cover their own expenses. “Unlike football, a golfer pays his entry fees, caddie, room, food, and travel – these days that can easily run up to $5,000 a week.” Asked if he had a back-up plan, Frank says, “Have you ever heard of anyone trying out brain surgery?” He jumped in feet first, and never looked back.

PRO CAREER Frank’s career took him all over the United States, Mexico and Canada. He turned pro and played in his first PGA Tournament in 1956, and joined the tour full time in 1957. In those days the tournament circuit was set up so that players drove from course to course. “When I started in the late fifties, there were few rental cars. We drove ourselves. We’d all pull in to a Stuckey’s or Luby’s and fill the place up. You’d look down the cafeteria line and all you’d see were golfers.” Another thing that was different back then was the PGA policy of discrimination. “I was friends with black pros, but they couldn’t play a full schedule of tournaments,” Frank remembers. By the early sixties, the policy had been abolished, “but there were still some hard feelings.” Frank played in eight Bing Crosby Classics. His favorite course was Cypress Point. “I played all up and down California,” he says,

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“from Carmel to San Diego, even Tijuana, and inland – Fresno, Bakersfield, Hesperia. I never played in Europe but I did play in Bermuda when I was in the Navy (1958-60) and even won a tournament at Gitmo (Guantanamo Bay, Cuba).” Frank’s best finishes as a tour regular were second place at the 1962 St. Petersburg Open and the 1968 Tucson Open along with twenty-six top tens. Tired of being on the road, he took a Club Pro job in Rochester, New York and later in Cleveland, Ohio. At that time it was possible to have a Club job up north and also play the Winter Tour. Eventually the tour was changed so that driving was impossible. You could not get from an East Coast tournament to one on the West Coast in the time between tournaments. That’s when golfers began to have to fly. “There would be a courtesy car waiting when you landed,” Frank says. But because of the increased expense of travel, “they had to raise the tournament purses.” Tired of the grueling schedule Frank retired from the tour in 1969. For the next ten years, he was a Club Pro in Tucson, Arizona. His last job in the golf business was as General Manager of Great Hills Golf Club in Austin.

BETTER HALF In 1962, Betty Jordan, a graduate of University of Texas at Austin, went to work for IBM in Dallas. Her career took her from Dallas to Houston, back to Dallas, to Austin, to New York City, back to Austin, to Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, and one more time, back to Austin. She loved the busy pace and said she didn’t really have time to meet a friend after work one Friday night. But her friend was very persistent. “She called me five times that day,” Betty remembers, “so I finally broke down and said I would meet her at a club . . . for one drink.” About ten minutes after she got there, Frank walked in, “He smiled at me and I smiled back.” This year the Boynton’s celebrated their twenty-ninth wedding anniversary.

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The first time Frank and Betty played golf together, he says “She drove the ball 140 yards with a 7-iron which put her about twenty yards off the green. Then on her next swing, she hit it 140 yards right into a McDonald’s parking lot! I could tell right away that she needed a lesson in gearing down.” By now Frank had decided he wanted “a more normal life, where I didn’t have to work weekends.” He had always loved following the stock market, so he became a financial advisor. The Boynton’s moved to Dallas. “It was a big transition. I’d had modest success. I was never out of the top one-hundred. But I decided it was time to give it up.” Meantime, Betty had come full circle and finished her IBM career in the Dallas area after thirty years and six weeks. When Frank was at the age to qualify for the Senior Tour, he thought about returning to golf. But by then he had over 300 clients, “so I decided to just stay where I was.”

CHOOSING KERRVILLE After thirteen years in Dallas, Frank and Betty decided to look for a place to move that was pretty and had a more leisurely pace. They considered Colorado, Arkansas and east Texas. But then Betty remembered how much she had loved the Texas Hill Country as a kid. “Frank’s introduction to the Hill Country, other than Austin was when we were invited to a party in Hunt,” Betty says. Later, a Dallas friend flew Frank down for a weekend of golf at Riverhill. That was the tie breaker. “We liked the beauty, the pace and the peacefulness of the Hill Country.” “There are three great golf courses in Kerrville,” says Frank, “Comanche Trace, Riverhill, and Schreiner. That’s very rare for a town this size.” Frank is not the only famous Boynton: Radar, their eleven-year old Tibetan Terrier-Border Collie-Poodle mix is well known as a therapy dog. (He was featured in the first issue of Lifestyle of Comanche Trace and the Texas Hill Country). Radar makes trips to the V.A. Hospital and performs a series of entertaining tricks. He’s a great listener when children read to him in the Canine Literacy program. Today the Boynton’s are happy in their Comanche Trace home, designed by Mickey Thompson and built by Arthur Schmidt. They have lovely views of the hills and expansive Texas sky. Asked what advice Frank would give to young golfers thinking of turning pro Frank says, “You better be playing – and beating – people at different levels.” He notes that golf will be an Olympic sport starting in 2016. “I had a great career,” he says. “I played with my heroes, but I really love my life now.”


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CLUB NEWS AND EVENTS

• Rotary Club Casino Night

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he ghosts of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday floated through the Comanche Trace clubhouse as more than 250 gamblers dressed in western attire attended the 2011 Rotary Casino Night on Saturday, May 14th, 2011. Participants tried their luck at blackjack, roulette, craps, & Texas hold’em, until after 10PM. Drinks flowed from the Vista Bar with its cowhide motif, and an abundance of food throughout the club provided various types of delicious cuisine. The Rotary Casino Night occupied the entire Comanche Trace clubhouse, as one of the largest events of the year. Screams of delight and disgust permeated the Casino air as some gamblers became big winners and some lost it all. Gamblers won credits to be used at the live and silent auctions held immediately following the close of gambling. What a pleasure it was to work with the Rotary Casino Night tri-chairs Kelli McLaughlin, Kyle Bond & Bill Hinton not to mention all the other Rotarians hard at work to make this such a successful event. Proceeds from this exciting evening went to help Families in Literacy of Kerrville.

• Annual Comanche Trace 4th of July BBQ Blast • UPCOMING: Rally for the Cure • Wounded Warriors Golf Event • Plan Your Next Event at the Club at Comanche Trace

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paTrioTic FamilieS, coupleS and individualS Turned ouT in Force To celeBraTe aT The annual comanche Trace independence day celeBraTion BBQ Shindig. More than 190 members & guests gathered at the Comanche Trace River Park for an old fashioned Texas Summer BBQ with BBQ chicken, sausage and brisket complimented with grilled sweet corn, coleslaw, potato salad and all the fixings. A fantastic banana split bar and different types of luscious fruit topped off the fare.

Adults enjoyed horseshoes, washers, and volleyball, while kids decorated t-shirts, played badminton and enjoyed the moon-bounce. Congratulations to Linda Capps & Katie, John & Jo Ann Harrison’s precious granddaughter, winners of the 2nd Annual Homemade ice-cream contest. Linda’s home-made Banana Split Ice


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The Comanche Trace Rally for a Cure Committee is looking for hole sponsors. Traditionally, this type of sponsorship raises the largest amount of funds. Rally has been supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s commitment to awareness as the first step in eliminating breast cancer since 1996. The cost to sponsor a hole for our tournament is $100. Donations will help raise much-needed dollars for Komen for the Cure as well as demonstrate support for this great cause. Cream recipe and Katie’s homemade Pineapple Ice Cream recipe were selected as best by the panel. It was a unanimous tie. Why pick just one? Meyer Anderson’s Band topped off a fun filled day with music and dancing until 10PM. All in all, it was the kind of 4th of July celebration that enabled member and guest patriots to celebrate their freedoms and enjoy each other’s company. It is the kind of party Comanche Trace has become well known for, another example of the incredible Lifestyle enjoyed by its members.

If you have contact with any business that might like to sponsor a hole, or if you belong to a group that would like to help us raise funds for breast cancer research, please contact Trish Butler at golftrish@ gmail.com/895-1935 or Judy Coombs at jcoombs@ stx.rr.com/257-9297. We will supply you with all the necessary information and a letter to present to the donor. Thank you for your support. Together we can help make a difference!

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Wounded Warrior Heroes Honored by Comanche Trace Men’s Golf Association By John Harrison, MGA President

One Wednesday afternoon a group of golfers from the Men’s Golf Association (MGA) was sitting around the Locker Room when someone brought up the idea of the MGA giving back to the community in some way. Bringing some wounded servicemen from Ft. Sam Houston for a round of golf was offered as an idea. The support for this idea from the guys in the room was very strong. Trevor Hyde was quick to offer his support by agreeing to make the golf course available to us. Ten weeks later, what started out as a little idea turned into a reality! Everywhere we turned, there was overwhelming support. How can I help? Where do I send a donation? The support shown by the Comanche Trace community, as well as the Kerrville community, was very encouraging and heartwarming. A team was formed to organize and plan the

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event. We did not have any problems getting volunteers to help out. Everyone just pitched in and took charge. Whether they worked as individuals or part of a group, every detail was attended to. As the men took charge of planning the golfing activities, our wives took charge of organizing a day for the spouses of the Wounded Warriors and decorating for the evening BBQ. Each of our honored guests received a gift bag when they checked into the YO Hotel on Sunday, and what I found amazing was how many of the Kerrville businesses stepped up and donated items to go in the gift bags. Our Wounded Warriors and their spouses will go home with lots of goodies from Kerrville. Of course, some challenges arose as we planned and organized the event, but we just kept

reminding ourselves that the purpose of the event was to give each wounded serviceman a day of fun and relaxation, a day to forget about their everyday struggles. The Wounded Warriors, along with 40 Comanche Trace members, played in an 18 hole scramble. We had prizes for the Warriors on all par 3 holes, as well as a putting contest after completion of the round of golf. While the troops were playing golf, the spouses received a tour of the design and manufacturing areas of James Avery and a luncheon at Bella Vita Restaurant. In the evening, a BBQ dinner for our Wounded Warrior guests and spouses was held at the Comanche Trace pool. Over 170 of our friends and neighbors attended. Bottom line, the reward for all of us was to see the smiles on the faces of the Wounded Warriors and wives while they were in Kerrville. I have never doubted that Kerrville was the right place for me and my wife to live, but seeing the response of this community showing respect and caring for these young men and their spouses just reinforced that this is a community in which I want to live. Big thank you to Byron Warren and The Military Order of the Purple Hearts organization in Kerrville.


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The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever By Mark Frost The year: 1956. Eddie Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match. Lowery challenges Coleman to bring any two golfers of his choice to the course at 10 a.m. the next day to settle the issue. Coleman accepts the challenge and shows up with his own power team: Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game’s greatest living professionals.

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The Caddie Who Knew Ben Hogan By John Coyne Returning as an honored guest to the exclusive country club where he worked in his youth, Jack Handley remembers the summer of ‘46 when he caddied for Ben Hogan in the last Chicago Open. Jack recounts to the assembled sons and daughters of members he once knew the dramatic match between the mysterious and charismatic Hogan and the young club pro he idealized. This novel of friendship, lost love, and great golf is told through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy whose life is forever changed by one of the greatest players of the game.


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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT COMANCHE TRACE? Since it was only a lot of piles of dirt back in 2000. It has been educational and fascinating to watch Comanche Trace grow into a community from the time when there were no homes here. FAVORITE VACATION: A trip to Alaska with my friend Jodee Curwen. Since Jodee was born in Alaska, we were quite comfortable hopping ferries and taking a good look at the small towns like Petersburg and the huge Tongas National Forest. The best day was when we went out into Frederich Sound to watch the humpback whales with only 3 other people – including Captain Barry a renowned whale expert. What a fabulous day – a whale breeched only 30 feet from our boat – I was so awestruck, I didn’t figure out until later that we could have been crushed – what a way to go!! FAVORITE PLACE: My house on the Guadalupe River – it is over 100 years old and has a great stucco wall that keeps deer out so I can grow any plants I want. There is lots of room to play with my dogs, Corey and Tasha– two rescued Dobermans. My husband, Al, has done a wonderful job restoring the old wreck of a house into a very comfortable home. FAVORITE SAYING: My father always told me “Never do anything you would not want to see on the front page of the newspaper.” BEST PART OF MY JOB: All of the people I have the privilege to meet and the great staff we have in the real estate office to share in all of the planning and work it takes to bring so many people here to live. I love that no two days are the same and there is a new friend to make every time the front door opens.

Reggie with her Dobermans Corey and Tasha

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HISTORY

Florence Thornton Butt A W O M A N O F S U B S TA N C E STORY BY JOE HERRING

Mrs. Florence Thornton Butt was an amazing woman who was well ahead of her time. Florence Thornton was born in Buena Vista, Mississippi, on September 19, 1864, during the Civil War. Her family was deeply religious, and two of her brothers were pastors; Florence Butt often assisted them as they held revivals. She later attended Clinton College, where she was “not only the only girl in her class, but the honor graduate.” After college, she taught school for several years and also taught Sunday School at her church. At 24 she married Charles C. Butt, a pharmacist, and they made their home in Mississippi and Tennessee. They had three sons, Charles, Eugene and Howard; there were also two step-sons,

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These families were the original employees of the store, J Y Little, the Richeson Family, and the Butt Family. Florence Butt is the woman on the right; her sons Charles, Eugene, and Howard are behind her.

Kearney and Stanley Butt. Around the turn of the last century, Charles, Sr. became ill with tuberculosis. At that time little was known about the disease, though it was widely believed to be genetic, since it ‘ran in families.’ Only much later would science discover it was contagious. Of the various cures offered at the time, the most popular was to move the patient to a warm, dry climate. This often seemed to help, and many spots around the country became known for their care of tuberculosis patients; Kerrville became especially famous in the southern United States for its climate and special hospitals and facilities for victims of this disease. You might be surprised to learn how many local families first came to Kerrville because someone

in their family was dying of tuberculosis. So many of these families stayed on after their ill family member passed away, putting down deep roots in the hill country. The disease brought the Butt family here; Charles Sr. and their son Charles Jr., would both eventually die of the disease, and both are buried here, in Glen Rest cemetery. Since her husband was unable to work, and since she had a house full of sons, Florence Butt decided to sell some of the A&P grocery products shipped to her by a relative. She went door to door offering these products, and, according to her son Eugene, had a door slammed in her face by a Kerrville woman, who told her “I don’t buy from peddlers.” “My mother was a very refined woman, and this


Florence Butt later in life, at the opening of a store. This was likely the store in the 800 block of Water Street, next to the old Bluebonnet Hotel.

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hurt her deeply,” Eugene recalled. I have a photo from the period showing a wagon yard in snow, and on a post in the yard is a placard reading “Second Hand Furniture for Sale CHEAP, Kearney Butt.” Times were tough for the family and they were working very hard to survive here. According to family tradition, Florence Butt started her grocery store on November 26, 1905, in a small rented two-story frame building at what was then number 609 Main Street. The little building stood about where the Hill County Cafe stands today. Mrs. Butt opened her grocery store in the small room that served as the first floor; the family lived over the store. The windows were open upstairs summer and winter to provide ventilation and the ‘dry air’ needed for Charles Sr. The store (with rooms above) was tiny, about 20 feet wide by 38 feet, or 760 square feet, which she rented for $9 per month; she stocked the store with what was left of her savings, $60.

According to one of her grandsons, she made a discovery when sweeping out the room downstairs for the first time: she found a Bible left behind by a previous tenant. She immediately prayed for her little company, and dedicated it then and there to her Lord. Her neighbors on that block included a tailor on the corner of Main and Mountain streets; behind her, about where Fidelity Abstract Company is today there was the coal-powered Kerrville Ice Factory. The maps I own show the rest of the block contained small residences and several buildings marked ‘dilapidated.’ (Mountain Street is now called Earl Garrett Street.) Her store took hold somehow, and survived, providing for the young family. Her young sons were enlisted in the effort: the first deliveries were made in what must have been Howard’s baby buggy, later in a small hand wagon. Florence Butt ran the store alone for many years;

The original Florence Butt grocery store was in this building in the 800 block of Water Street in Kerrville.

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her son Charles was active in the business as early as 1917, and her son Howard, upon return from his World War I service, also worked in the business, eventually becoming its moving force. She retired from active involvement in the company around 1934, though she would often go to the store in the afternoons, visiting old friends and greeting customers. The store was originally on Main Street, but moved to Earl Garrett Street to the rock building that had been the community’s post office, and now houses Sheftall’s Jewelers. After Earl Garrett street, the grocery moved to a larger building on Water Street, now gone, but about where One Schreiner Center is today. My first memory of the store was at its fourth location when it was on the corner of Water and Quinlan, facing Quinlan; it was enlarged in the 1970’s to face Main in the building that now houses Hasting’s music and book store. Its fifth and present location is in the 300 block

A peek inside the first HEB store; Florence Butt is behind the counter.


Howard Butt at the dedication of the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library, 1967. Behind him are his wife, Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Butt, and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson.

Main Street, only six blocks northwest and 106 years away from that original store. The company that has grown so successful was founded by a woman of intelligence and faith, whose need to provide for her family was so strong she overcame countless obstacles, from the humiliation of slammed doors to the thenprevailing convention that said women couldn’t run businesses. She was ahead of her time in many, many ways and she was very determined. She was also very generous, giving back to the community that had supported her and her family. She was active not only in her church, but also in

the Eastern Star. She organized a Baptist mission at Oak Park here in Kerrville, and paid the pastor’s salary for many years. I have heard many, many stories of her kindness to those in need in our community. Florence Thornton Butt lived for 89 years. She passed away at her home on Earl Garrett Street, a few blocks from her first store. Her life was not easy in Kerrville: she buried her husband and her eldest son here, and now she rests beside them at Glen Rest cemetery near Schreiner University. Some might consider her company, given its tremendous success, to be her greatest legacy,

though, in my opinion, the enduring gift she gave her family and our community was the strength of her faith as demonstrated by her caring service to those in need. Her story is compelling to me because after she had one door slammed in her face she knocked on another door, and it was opened to her. Joe Herring Jr. is a Kerrville native whose father came to Kerrville to work in the grocery business (for the Evans Foodway chain, whose Kerrville store was located at Five Points, where the Fine Medical Center is today).

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the clyman caTS Podzie is our 4 year old Blond Hill Country Domestic Shorthair (DSH) that came to our back door June 2008. He was only 8 pounds when he decided he wanted us to be his family and he was not going to take no for an answer. He came and looked in the back door only to be ignored (we really didn’t want another cat). He was very healthy looking and did not look like a stray. In fact, we spent several days trying to find his

podZie FirST leT me Say We Were alWayS dog people, never had caTS and really didn’T Think We liked Them much. When We came To TeXaS ThaT all changed. ThiS iS hoW our liTTle caT Family WaS Formed.

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Miss Lula Belle is our 7 year old Black and Tan Tortoise Shell Kitty. We were adopted by her in 2004. You don’t choose a cat they choose you. She was abandoned at Buckhorn Lake RV Resort and wandered up to our RV. She was just a baby and looked lost and hungry so we fed her and she started

hanging around the RV. We would leave for the day only to find her waiting patiently for our return. We fell in love with her right away but it was only after we found out that she was going to be taken to the humane society that we decided we needed a kitty. I think somehow she was behind the story.

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owner. When he was tired of being ignored he got a running start and just crashed into the back door making quite a thud. Persistence does pay off; we have had him since that day. Podzie is named after our friend Phil Spizale from Louisiana. Many of you will remember Phil, he has been my Futurity partner many times and is a terrific guy and once you meet Phil you never forget him.


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dooley Dooley is our 3 year old Black and White Hill Country DSH that is a rescue kitty as a part of the Big Fix. He was a wild little baby that we thought would always be feral. Our vet, Dr. Bennett at Ark Veterinary Hospital, told us that Dooley was young enough that if he had some time around humans he might become domesticated. So we left him in their care for a week and went on vacation. Our plan was for him to become tame and be adopted by some loving family. But after the week, the vet told us that he had not taken to the experience well at all and would not be a good house

pet. We decided to return him to his habitat and thought that would be the last we saw of him. A couple of hours after we got home, and the little cat had been released back to the wild, we looked out and there he was just lying on the patio like he owned the place. I went outside, and it had worked; he was happy to be picked up and loved on and as they say...the rest is history. LIFESTYLE august/september 2011 47


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49 Tour of Homes 2011 In Summary

52 Comanche Trace Realty Why Comanche Trace Realty?

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56 Comanche Trace Listings

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Where to Retire magazine has named Comanche Trace as One of the 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States

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at The Ranch - Staging). Mike Stavinoha, of Stavinoha Enterprises, gladly accepted the award alongside proud homeowners Tim and Jayne Smith. Stavinoha Enterprises is one of Comanche Trace’s Preferred Builders and his fine craftsmanship can be seen in many homes throughout Comanche Trace as well as Kerrville. More on the Comanche Trace Tour of Homes 2011 LIFESTYLE august/september 2011 49


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It was an exclusive view at the newly built homes, as all eight of the homes on this year’s Tour were custom private homes. It gave tour-goers the chance to meet with five award-winning builders and view their craftsmanship all in one day. It also gave them the opportunity to experience a range of highly skilled architecture and design, and get ideas for dÊcor from

local professional interior designers. The tour comes back in 2013 and you never know what new properties and exciting innovative designs will be show-cased next.

viSiT uS online and See all aWardS For each home aT: comanchetrace.com/toh2011.html

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comanche trace realTy Whether you are looking for a new home in our community, a

COMANCHE TRACE OFFERS HOMES AND HOMESITES

new homesite, or deciding to

• Lot Sizes: .25 to +1 acres

sell, we are the realty company

• Home sites from $59,000 to $300,000

that works hard for you!

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• Homes from $260,000 to over $1 million


HOMES OFFERED:

WHY COMANCHE TRACE REALTY? • We are a full service agency • We are vested in the success of the community • We market extensively both locally and worldwide • Our website alone generates 36,000 visits annually • 90% of the property at Comanche Trace is sold by our agents • We are open 7 days a week • Our focus is on Comanche Trace and You!

Courtyard Homes approx. 1500-2000 square feet, from $260’s Garden Homes approx. 1800-2500 square feet, from the $300’s Architecturally Planned Neighborhood approx. 2300-2700 square feet from the $400’s Single Family Homes approx. 2500+ square feet from the $400’s Estate Homes starting at 3500+ square feet from the $700’s

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FEATURED HOME

FEATURES •

Builder Coffee Homes

Approx 2765 Sq. Ft.

3 Bedrooms plus Study

2.5 Baths

2 Car Garage with Golf Cart Storage

$479,000

2955 dry hoow

ELEGANCE SET IN STONE

You can see this home is special before you walk up onto the unique tower front porch. This piece of heaven is so quiet and peaceful with beautiful antelope to watch from my vantage point on my very own patio. With almost 2 acres, there is no better place to share with friends and family. From here I can see the golf course and a neighboring ranch with views of the surrounding

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hill country that are simply soul quenching. The home has all the amenities we have been looking for. The master suite is spacious for my king size bed. There is even a separate closet for my husband so he can keep his golfing togs all neat. My large closet holds my entire wardrobe and a little extra for those fabulous finds on shopping trips. We each have our own sink and


Our backyard offers so many possibilities – we could add a pool or just a nice spa. But I must say, it is pretty special just like it is. There is plenty of room for guests on the large patio to watch sunsets or just sit and chat.

counter space so we can get ready for all of the fun there is to be had here. There are two more bedrooms for our guests. The beautiful hardwood floors in my dining room, great room and kitchen are a breeze to take care of and they look great. The kitchen has lots of cabinets for all my dishes and counter space to work on and have my friends join in. There is plenty of room at the long granite counter for friends to chat while I make the margaritas. The office space near the kitchen is a great place to plan parties and keep track of my life on my computer. It is so convenient. Our new lifestyle suits us to a tee. We can walk to tennis courts, the swimming pool, a fitness center with all the equipment we need to stay in shape, and the walking trails where we meet so many of our new friends. Wow, did you see that pretty antelope?

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LISTINGS

2955 DRY HOLLOW 3 bedrooms plus study, 2 1/2 baths, 2 car garage plus cart garage. Approx. 2765 square feet Price: $479,000 Located on a quiet cul de sac, this spacious home overlooks beautiful views of the golf course and the surrounding hill country. Tile and beautiful wood floors throughout along with high ceilings and a stone fireplace gives this home true elegance. A spectacular master suite with separate sink areas and two closets adds to the great floorplan and function this home provides. The guest bedrooms are large and could be put to use as a nice craft room or additional office space. Enjoy relaxing on the back patio of this quiet and elegant home.

3505 ARROWHEAD DRIVE 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 car garage with cart storage. Approx. 3354 square feet Price: $839,000 This exquisite estate home boasts dramatic views over the lush greens and fairways throughout the Comanche Trace valley. The home has been designed for seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living. A spacious flowing veranda wraps around the home with a relaxing covered arbor area at one end. Cool nights can be enjoyed around an inviting fire pit at the edge of the veranda. A private loggia adjacent to the master retreat provides yet another opportunity to enjoy the ideal climate of the Texas Hill Country. The unique floor plan was designed around a spacious colonnade connecting the various interiors. 56 LIFESTYLE august/september 2011

3956 OAK PARK 3 Bedrooms plus Study, 3.5 Baths, 3 Car Garage. Approx. 2734 square feet Price: $449,000 This home, built by Arthur Schmidt Construction, has a spacious floor plan that features an open kitchen, breakfast room, and large stone wood-burning fireplace. Covered patio may be accessed from great room or master bed- room. All bedrooms have walk-in closets. Walls have a hand-trowel finish. Master suite has Jacuzzi tub, large shower, his and hers closets. Floors are travertine throughout, except for bedrooms which are carpeted. Kitchen has granite countertops, knotty alder cabinets and Viking appliances. 8 ft. doors throughout, ceiling fans in great room, master bedroom, and on patio. This gorgeous Tuscan-style home is on a quiet street right across from Hole No. 1 of The Creeks Golf Course, and it borders a pocket park for privacy. You can’t beat this quality, location, or lifestyle! 3412 TRACE CIRCLE 3 bedrooms plus study, 3 1/2 baths, 2 car garage plus cart garage. Approx. 3244 square feet Price: $599,000 This Texas Hill Country custom estate home features a massive stone fireplace with an iron mantelpiece, travertine marble floors with decorative inlaid tiles, open beams in the large study, granite counters with tasteful custom tile work, hand-pounded copper sinks, and a 7-channel surround sound system. Enjoy entertaining your guests from the large back patio with great views of the Golf Course and Hill Country!


This classic hill country home features a standing seam metal roof with a wonderful front courtyard, back porch and patio for entertaining your friends and enjoying the beautiful views. Large master suite with two closets, two sinks and counters and deep soaking tub. Large kitchen with granite countertops and plenty of ash cabinets. Gracious living room with stone fireplace and high beamed ceilings. Dining room is ready for your family dinners. Hand-troweled finishes throughout the home.

2052 TOSCANO WAY 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (including casita), 2 Car Garage + Cart Storage. Approx. 2722 square feet Price: $469,000 The beautiful courtyard nestled in the middle of this Tuscan style home is perfect for entertaining. The outdoor fireplace and speakers make that even more fun! Your guest will love the casita with full bath and large walk-in closet. The living, kitchen and dining space is warm and inviting. Wonderful finish-outs include wood interior doors, granite counters throughout, custom knotty alder cabinetry, stainless appliances and an unbelievable built-in sound system.

2857 ROCK BARN 2 Bedrooms plus Study, 2.5 Baths and 3 Car Garage Approx. 2453 square feet Price: $412,500

2784 INDIAN WELLS 3 bedrooms, 3 baths (Including casita), 2 car garage. Approx. 2000 square feet Price: $375,000

Elegantly rustic garden home with great views of golf course and historic Rock Barn. Spacious kitchen and great room with corner stone fireplace, wood floors, tall ceilings and lots of windows. Master suite features sitting area in bedroom, huge walk-in closet, garden tub, double sink vanity and large shower. Beautiful dining room and cozy breakfast nook. This floor plan offers many options.

This open floor plan features granite countertops in the kitchen, custom plantation shutters, hand-scraped wood floors, and an enclosed courtyard with a custom door that is ideal for a quiet evening by the fireplace. The bonus room adjacent to the living room is perfect for an office or reading room. The extras in this home are fabulous!

LISTINGS

2912 DRY HOLLOW 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 car garage plus cart garage. Approx. 2737 square feet Price:$540,000

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PHASE 9 LOT 50 Price: $69,000

PHASE 11 LOT 56 Approx. .493 Price: $105,000

Beautiful lot in Phase 9 almost half an acre with a good building site, nice views of the surrounding hill country and backs up to dedicated green space.

You’ll love all of the mature trees and wonderful views of the surrounding hill country on this fantastic lot. Set on Pinnacle View Drive, this lot is just waiting for you to build your dream home. Come home to Comanche Trace and discover the lifestyle so many others have found so satisfying.

PHASE 8 LOT 56 Price $93,000

PHASE 11 LOT 43 Approx. 0.41 acre Price: $115,000

Build your dream home in Tuscan Village! The DaVinci Plan is ready to begin. An architectural planned neighborhood featuring approximately 2300-2700 square-foot primarily single story plans with spectacular views of the surrounding hill country. Enjoy the ultimate lifestyle of Comanche Trace - all within your own community. Surrounded by the #2 and #7 fairways and greens, each homesite offers a spectacular view of its own. Exquisite Tuscan-style architecture and first class amenities and this lot is on-golf. Just look at the views!

Beautiful on-golf lot on Pinnacle View Drive with great views of golf and surrounding hill country. Level build site with mature trees in the back. After a fine day playing any of our 27 holes of championship golf you will love the peace and quiet on your back patio.


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