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In THIS issue golf update 8 Competition is heating up

FITNESS 12 shaping up with interval fitness

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feature story 18 The sky is the Limit

Membership & Events 24 Staff PROFILE 35 Michael Parker, controller

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The Comanche Trace community is buzzing with activity…Christmas parties, our annual Golf Shop Sale, the Christmas Golf Cart Parade and more. October and November were filled with member events, golf tournaments and parties. There certainly is never a need to search very long for something to do. As our weather cooled off in October, the golf course was overseeded, and it’s a beautiful sight to behold. We are featuring a new look to some of the bunkers after the renovation was completed last January, so the course is shining brightly. Construction and growth are still the hot topics at Comanche Trace, and we are so pleased that so many of you find the lifestyle appealing. Tell your friends about us! As Comanche Trace continues to grow, membership also builds on that growing foundation! 24 new members have signed up at Comanche Trace this year, and we anticipate the growth to continue to be strong in 2012. Take time to enjoy our traditions this holiday season with family and friends, or perhaps establish new traditions with some of our new friends, and welcome them to the community! After all, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. All the best,

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The cooler weather is here and it’s time to break out the long sleeves and sweaters and start enjoying some cooler weather. This fall has been jam-packed with events, including our LGA Member-Member, Ladies Club Championship, Men’s Member-Guest, The Futurity and the MGA Championship. The LGA Member-Member was a two day eclectic format played on the Valley and Hills. The teams were divided into two flights and each flight was awarded for the top two places. Coming in first place in the first flight were Debbie Wade and Maria Swann, following in second were Cheryl Wood and Nancy McKeen. In the second flight coming in first place were Polly Rickert and Camille Luppino, and in second place were Missy Hunt and Vicki Downing. Congratulations to all the teams for their great play. The Ladies Club Championship was hosted in October and was a two day gross event for the Championship flight and a two day net for the first flight. After round one Anne Hearn had the lead with an opening round of 85 through some gusty wind conditions, with Cheryl Wood and Trish Butler following a couple shots behind. In round two Cheryl Wood played outstanding with a score of 84 giving her a two day total of 171 and becoming the new Ladies Club Champion. Anne Hearn finished in second place along with Trish Butler taking third. In the first flight Helen Herd and Marian Ezell were within one shot after round one. On the second day Helen shot a net 75 giving her a two day total of 149 net. Marion Ezell came in second place followed by Carla Barlow in third place.


The Futurity was played over the first couple of days in October and the weather was beautiful. We split the field into three flights with a payout for the first three teams in each flight. In the Championship flight, 2009 champions Al Fields and Ben Bender won first place, while Mike Lewis and Randy Reinagel took home second. Finishing with a tie for third were Joe Gosmano and Ted Metcalf and Tim Dewell and Bryan Petska. In the first flight, coming in first place was Jimmy Locke and Paul Urban. Finishing in second was the team of Don Downing and Mike O’Shea and in third place H.T Hyde and Lin Barker. In the second flight, coming in first place was John Swann and Dennis McCarty. In second place, the team of Glenn Andrew and John Hall, and in third position was Leo Clark and Josh Mooney. The overall Men’s Futurity Champions were John Swann and Dennis McCarty who finished the event for a total Quota of +1. Congratulations John and Dennis for your great play! The all-inclusive three day event was a great success and I would like to thank Titleist and Footjoy for being our gift sponsors this year. We crowned a new member for the MGA Championship this year. Steve Hultquist won the gross division and the net division during the MGA Championship. Steve shot rounds of 76 & 74 for a total of 150 to win the gross, and finished first in the net division with a 74 & 72 for a total of 146. Great play Steve, and congratulations for both victories. I would like to thank all the volunteers

who helped during the Champions AT&T Tour Qualifier this year. The qualifier was set to be held in San Antonio but due to drought conditions they wanted to ensure best qualifying conditions and Comanche Trace was their first choice of venue. We had some of the top Champion players trying to qualify for 4 spots to the new TPC Marriott JW Resort in San Antonio. The weather on Monday was beautiful with calm winds and fast greens. Jeff Hart shot the low of the day with a 66. Robin Byrd and James Mason shot a 67 and there was a two-way playoff for the last two spots at 68. The course was in beautiful shape and the comments from the professionals were “What a beautiful facility Comanche Trace has.” The players also commented on the generosity of our membership and would like to thank all of the volunteers that helped. We will finish this year with some new champions. I would like to thank all of our members for participating in all the events that were hosted this year and I am looking forward to next year’s events. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your Golf Staff at The Club at Comanche Trace!

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Step BY Step

SHAPING UP FOR THE NEW YEAR WITH INTERVAL TRAINING By Jane Garbish

It’s December, the Holidays are upon us, and how many times have you already said, “I don’t have time!”? Too much to do, not enough hours in the day… There’s no doubt that this time of year brings challenges unlike the other 11 months. We need to do our normal activities as well as fit in extra shopping, entertaining, holiday cooking, out of town guests, etc., etc., etc. No wonder we’re stressed! Something will just have to go! What will it be for you? Will it be your healthy eating habits? Christmas time brings such tempting treats – how can we resist? Or will it be your exercise routine? (You do have a routine, don’t you?) You can just shove that routine aside for now and save it for the New Year and its obligatory resolution making, right? Well, you could, or you could avoid the typical December weight gain and begin January in better shape than ever. “How can I do that”, you may ask, “when I just don’t have time?” I have just the answer for you – INTERVAL TRAINING. I’ve touched on this topic in several of my previous articles, but I’d like to go into a bit more detail. Let me give you three good reasons why you should continue reading: Get a more effective workout in less time. Slows your aging process. Increases your rate of calorie burning. Got your attention? 12 LIFESTYLE december/january 2012

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WORKOUT IN LESS TIME There is nothing wrong with walking an hour nearly every day. In fact, if that’s your current routine, congratulations for your dedication! You’ve already mastered the first requirement for success – commitment. But let’s see what you can do to increase the effectiveness of your workout. Interval training is defined as short bursts of higher intensity work followed by periods of rest or low activity. Unless you are currently training for a long distance endurance event where extended periods of aerobic activity are necessary, studies have shown that shorter bouts of exercise that focus on increased heart rate are more effective in overall physical conditioning. By including some interval training in your cardio routine, you could easily cut your workout time in half, while increasing its effectiveness. SLOW THE AGING PROCESS Our muscles need oxygen for fuel. As we age, however, our hearts beat slower and pump less blood to those muscles, and our lung capacity also decreases. What happens? We grow weak and lose our stamina. Research has shown, though, that regular aerobic exercise can decrease biological age by 10 years or more. (Shephard

2008) When we increase the cell production in the blood, more energy is produced. Interval training is one of the most effective ways to exercise at a high enough intensity to significantly increase oxygen demands and thus slow the aging process. (Wright & Perricelli 2008) As opposed to exercising at a constant pace, interval training is exercise with brief periods of high intensity, forcing the body to adapt in ways that slow aging. Just as REST is important for the body to adapt, INTENSITY is the key ingredient to cause change. Both rest and intensity are the keys to interval training. BURN MORE CALORIES There’s a thought process that working out for longer periods of time in a moderate intensity heart rate zone (50 – 65%) will lead to more fat loss. Really, however, adding more time to a lower intensity workout only makes your body more efficient at that intensity. In order to get our bodies to their most efficient level, however, higher intensity exercise must be introduced. The higher intensity causes the body’s metabolism to increase, thus enabling us to continue burning calories at an increased rate even after the exercise session is completed.

The First Steps

GETTING STARTED WITH INTERVAL TRAINING

how can i incorporate interval training into my current routine? The easiest way is to choose your favorite cardio activity and introduce intervals into it. For example, walking: Walk at a normal pace for a 10 minute warm up. Then, using a watch, speed up the pace and walk as fast as you can for 30 seconds to one minute. Cool down for the same amount of time at your normal pace. Repeat that sequence for at least 5 minutes. Prefer the Eliptical machine or a stationary bike? Warm up for 10 minutes at an easy resistance level. Then, increase the level by at least 3 for 30 seconds, followed by another increase of 3 for 30 seconds. Revert back to the second level for 30 seconds followed by another 30 seconds at the difficult level. Do this for at least 5 minutes. Always finish any workout by cooling down at an easy pace for at least 5 minutes. should i do this every time i work out? No. The interval workout should be done 2 to 3 times a week. Do your constant pace, slower cardio workout the other days. i’m worried about my knees. will this be too much impact? If you tolerated walking before, this should not create more impact. If high impact activities are taking a toll on your joints, try low impact machines such as the Eliptical or the stationary bike.

i don’t have a heart rate monitor. how can i tell if i’m getting my heart rate in the proper zone? There is another way to measure heart rate activity without a monitor. It is called Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE). On a scale of 1 through 10, 1 would be how you feel sitting still while 10 is how you feel doing an activity that’s sustainable for only a few seconds. With interval training, your RPE during the 5 minutes should vary from 6 to 8. i’m just starting to exercise. is this a good choice for me? Always check with your physician before beginning any exercise program. With his or her okay, find a certified personal trainer to customize a program to fit your needs. The proper program can start where you are now and take you to that next, healthy level. My best wishes to all of you for a blessed holiday season and a happy and healthy 2012. Please contact me if I can get you started on your path to better fitness in the New Year.

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DECEMBER 22 lGA 10:00 am

lady 9ers 10:00 am

DECEMBER 24

DECEMBER 3

Christmas Eve The Club & course will be open until 12:00 pm

MGA 10:00 am

DECEMBER 6 Bridge Club 2:00 pm

DECEMBER 7 MGA 10:00 am

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DECEMBER 25

Christmas Day The Club & course will be Closed

DECEMBER 13 Bridge Club 2:00 pm

Candlelit Dinner

DECEMBER 1

Trim the Tree and Party The Annual Christmas Golf Shop Sale will be on December 1st from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bring a wrapped children’s toy to place under the tree, which will be donated to Arms of Hope. The sale will have big discounts on clubs and merchandise along with complimentary wrapping of gifts. 6:00 pm

Bridge Club 2:00 pm

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DECEMBER 15 lGA 10:00 am

lady 9ers 10:00 am

DECEMBER 8 lGA 10:00 am

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DECEMBER 20 Bridge Club 2:00 pm

DECEMBER 21 MGA 10:00 am

DECEMBER 31

New year’s Eve New years Eve Dinner & Dance The Club & Course will be open


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7 years old My name is Buckley Livermore. I’m half poodle and half golden retriever. Golden Doodle. Funny name, if you ask me. It sounds like some kind of insect. Some of my favorite tricks are shaking hands when I meet someone and rolling over to get a treat, but it’s getting harder for me to roll the whole dog because I’m so big. I love to chase ducks in the lakes around here, but I’m not allowed near them anymore. Marcia had

Owners: Ed & Marcia Livermore to swim out one day to drag me to shore by the tail, and she is still mad about it. If I get out of the yard, I enjoy a walkabout. I lose track of time, and my Managers get anxious when they can’t find me. Just so you know, my phone number’s on my collar. Please don’t call animal control. What I think: There’s a lot of talk around here about the problems in the world. Here’s my solution: Bark and growl less, wag more.

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Their passion for flying has spanned more than 40 years. Ed earned his pilot’s license in 1968. A few years later, Marcia took a “pinch-hitter” class to learn emergency procedures. She came home and announced, “I learned to land. Now I want to learn to fly.” She earned her license, they acquired their first plane, and their eagle’s eye view widened their horizons. Ed has logged 5,000 hours of single-engine time. “Our ‘magic carpet’ has taken us to almost every state, including Alaska” he says. “We’ve flown to Mexico and Canada, the Bahamas, Hispaniola and the Virgin Islands. Our first choice for transportation is the plane, and it has carried us to remote areas where we’ve camped under the wing and also to our largest cities. We love to travel, and the journey is often as good as the destination.” Ed’s journey began after WWII when his father bought a small newspaper in Oklahoma and instilled in his son a love for the business. At age six, Ed had a newspaper “route” which consisted of one customer, the owner of a local vegetable market. For the next 15 years, he shadowed his father at work, learning every facet of the business, and began writing news stories in high school. “My dad was a wonderful

mentor. You could say I have printer’s ink in my blood,” he says. “I loved my career.” Between semesters at the University of Oklahoma, Ed worked in London and motorcycled through western Europe and behind the Iron Curtain. That trip sparked a wanderlust to see the world. He and Marcia married the summer after they graduated from OU, and Ed received orders for military service in Germany. While Ed spent the next two years as a tank company commander, Marcia and a friend traveled all over the continent. “Our guidebook was ‘Europe on $5 a Day’, but we didn’t have that much money, so we managed on about $4 a day. On our first anniversary, Ed was on tank maneuvers on the Czech border, and I was in Monte Carlo!” laughs Marcia. “Since then, we’ve not been overly sentimental about our milestones, but 45 years together speaks for itself.” When Ed left the Army, he and Marcia moved with infant son John to Colorado and daughter Christy was born a year later. “I had good jobs working for newspapers,” says Ed, “but we wanted to own a business. Our dream came true when we bought into a small semi-weekly newspaper in Edmond, OK. The LIFESTYLE december/january 2012 19


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early years were a struggle – I often had to collect receivables before we could make payroll. We were competing in a market with the large metro daily just a few miles away, so our focus was always local. We believed that a strong newspaper was vital to building a better community. I wrote a front-page editorial almost every day for 30 years, usually about Edmond-specific issues.

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“We were lucky to be in a fast-growing town with a staff of loyal and talented employees, and our business model soon produced a respected daily newspaper. Through the years we expanded our printing operation with presses to produce four daily newspapers and other publications.” Marcia was corporate treasurer. “Anyone who knows Marcia understands how good

she was in that role,” Ed jested. “Seriously, she was instrumental in our success because I never had to worry about the accounting or financial issues. As publisher I oversaw production, news and advertising, and she handled all the HR and administration. She’s also a good writer, and I’ve never known a better speller. We worked as a team every day.”


S Y D N E Y, A U S T R A L I A

Ed lobbied before Congress and spearheaded the effort to build Arcadia Lake, a much-needed urban reservoir in drought-prone Oklahoma. He served as chairman of the Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges, president of the Oklahoma Press Association, a member of two national newspaper boards, and was named to the Journalism Hall of Fame.

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He was a founder of Edmond Education Endowment. With a group of other journalists, in 1987 he took an informative trip through the Soviet Union. By the late 1990’s, the publishing company had grown, but neither of the Livermore children had interest in joining it. John and Christy had launched successful careers in other fields. “When

an attractive offer came for our business, we decided to retire,” Ed says. “At the time, we thought it might be too early, but in retrospect the timing was perfect. Because of the internet, the newspaper industry has declined dramatically in the last ten years. I wish it weren’t so. Good newspapers are trustworthy sources of information and watchdogs of government. They should

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be positive forces in a community, urging it forward. Newspapers should demand transparency in local government and hold it accountable. I still miss the community involvement.” “We loved Edmond and our friends there,” Marcia said, “but we wanted to live in a warmer climate. We visited golf communities all over the country, from coast to coast. I was thrilled when Ed liked Kerrville. I’ve loved the Hill Country since I was a Waldemar camper at age 12. For ten years we had a “half-life” here while we lived May-October in a rain forest in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Ed played a lot of golf there, and I welcomed every opportunity to hike with friends among ferns and waterfalls and 200-ft trees. We often came home with blue lips from eating wild blueberries. On rainy days there was always a bridge game or a good book or a dinner party – such a different pace from our prior high-pressure business life. Now we’ve put parentheses around those halcyon days and are happy to be in Kerrville year-round.” The family enjoyed many years of backpacking, fishing and skiing in Colorado. “We still have a long bucket list,” says Marcia. “We’ve hiked above Machu Picchu, explored ruins in Mexico, stood awestruck on the battlegrounds of Normandy and visited

friends in Australia. We joined our neighbors Betty and Frank Boynton on a wonderful auto trip in New Zealand. Three weeks in Argentina and Chile wasn’t enough – we’d like to go back there. There’s still such a lot of world to see! Only problem is, we miss so much activity when we’re away from Kerrville.

grandparents.” Ed frequently volunteers for Grace Flight missions, which provide transportation for those in need of medical care from small towns to urban medical centers. He was recently selected to serve on the Kerrville airport board. “Since we sold our house in NC three years ago,” says Marcia, “we’ve faced many timeconsuming challenges, but now we’re eager to volunteer more, entertain more, exercise more, and enjoy our new home. We never imagined how much our five grandchildren would enhance our lives, and we cherish every minute with them.” Marcia watches the sunrise every morning and thanks God for another day. “We are blessed to be here,” she says. “Every time we make the turn into Comanche Trace, it feels good to be home.”

And we hate to leave our dog, Buckley. He always wants to go where we go.” “Retirement has been good,” Marcia reflected. “Life now is not about what we did, but who we are. Our goal is to be good citizens, friendly neighbors, caring friends and nurturing LIFESTYLE december/january 2012 23


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Comanche Trace members were allowed exclusive shopping privileges from 9AM - Noon, while the public waited anxiously for their opportunity to shop from Noon to 4pm. This event is becoming one of the most popular of the entire year. Vendors offered fantastic specials that made for some great buying opportunities, and business was brisk. The Extravaganza was a great


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great photos he took at this year’s show. Thank you to our

• Comanche Trace 2012: Mark Your Calendar Today!

Especially Yours- Becky Priour, Elegant Furs-Kristen Brown, Lillians of BoerneTammy Otten, Nancy Watts Interiors-Nancy Watts, Perfect Surroundings-Stephanie Miller,

Rita’s Graphics-Rita Frey, Rustic Elegance-

dedicated vendors for their

Jan Lynch, Scentsy-Lynne Laurence, Silpada

participation in making this such a successful day:

Designs Jewelry-Carrie Schmerbeck, Partain

Beijo Purses-Laurie Rees, Comanche Trace Golf

Photographs-James Partain

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the season for

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More than 140 Comanche Trace members gathered at the Club for the Fall Member Mixer. The music offered by DJ Jake St Pierre complimented the drinks & hors d’ oeuvres providing an energetic atmosphere. Members were excited about the chance to win one of the 12 door prizes valued at over $700. All door prizes were graciously donated by vendors of the Fall Shopping Extravaganza. Trevor Hyde, President of Comanche Trace, gave members a very positive update about our club growth, and took a moment to say thanks to all of the club leaders. He expressed appreciation to the Board of Governors, MGA, LGA, Lady 9ers, Mahjongg, Bridge & Book Club and the new member welcoming committee for their involvement in making Comanche Trace such a wonderful place to live.

L o s pat i o s lUnCh, CheCK, shoPPinG, CheCK, DaY oUT WiTh frienDs, PRICELESS!

The Comanche Trace Ladies enjoyed a beautiful Wednesday afternoon in San Antonio at Los Patios. The ladies departed from the sales parking lot at 10am and arrived at Los Patios for a delicious lunch. Everybody enjoyed exploring the variety of shops before returning to Comanche Trace. It was a gorgeous day for this fabulous outing!

Visit Comanche Trace on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/comanchetrace to see the door prize winners!


MEMBERSHIP & EVENTS

t h e W ay W e W e r e W i t h J o e h e r r i n G , J r . Joe Herring, Jr. brought to life the History of Kerrville, Wednesday, September 21st at Comanche Trace. Joe shared his collection of Kerrville photos detailing its history from the late 1800s on. Joe explained how to verify and establish the age of vintage photos. His vast knowledge and research of Kerrville history have earned him the nickname of “Mr. Kerrville”. Afterward, the members & guests had a chance to purchase Joe’s book “Home: Photographs of Kerrville” and get it personally signed by Joe himself!

Joes book can be purchased at Wolfmueller’s Books, Herring Printing Company, and online at www.joeherring.com

3 r D a n n u a L B o B B y s h e Lt o n & the history of ComanChe traCe On Tuesday, November 8th, Don Neuenschwander wove his magic presentation of Comanche Trace history for members and guests at a western buffet dinner. As a result of Don’s personal relationship with Bobby Shelton, original land owner, he is able to relate history, stories, and anecdotes about Bobby & Comanche Trace, known by very few others.

This event is an excellent way for new members to learn something special about their new home. Several members & guests attend every year to learn more about the interesting history of Comanche Trace. It’s great to have a friend & resident historian like Don to share his knowledge with us.

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aL L r a LL i eD u p ! ComanChe TraCe Golfers hosTeD a rallY for The CUre Golf sCramBle anD silenT aUCTion on oCToBer 6. rallY for The CUre is a ProGram ThaT WorKs To sPreaD aWareness aBoUT BreasT CanCer anD BreasT healTh, in sUPPorT of sUsan

G. Komen for The CUre, ThroUGh VolUnTeer orGaniZeD Golf, Tennis, anD soCial eVenTs. In April, the Lady 9ers games committee suggested this idea. Within three days, the LGA and MGA were on board and joined the 9ers to plan the event. The committee members were Judy Coombs, Lisa Self, Lynne Schuneman, Maria Swann, Terri Weatherly, Jennifer Phelps, Cindy Gosmano, Trish Butler, and Len Scott.

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The day’s activities included a golf scramble, luncheon, and silent auction. Golf prizes were awarded for 1st through 5th place. Winners of a closest to the pin challenge won a gift certificate to a local restaurant. Winners of the putting contest received raffle tickets for a chance to win the grand prizes of a lady’s golf bag and a man’s travel golf bag. All participants received a goody bag with breast health information and other Rally items. The silent auction, open to all residents carried donations by Comanche Trace members, staff, and local businesses. “Our success can be attributed to a super committee of dedicated individuals. In addition, the enthusiasm and support of Trevor Hyde, Sherri Jones, Tony Johnson, Colin MacKay and their staff contributed to our success” stated Judy Coombs,


Co u ntry roaDs taK e m e h om e

Chairperson. “We also thank the residents and businesses who donated 34 Hole sponsorships.” The mission of Rally for The Cure is to empower people to join the fight against breast cancer by providing a platform for them to educate their family, friends, and community on the importance of early detection. Comanche Trace golfers are proud of their first Rally for The Cure Event. Because so many of our residents played in the tournament, came to the luncheon, bid on auction items, and bought Rally flags, we were able to donate over $10,500 to Susan G. Koman for The Cure for breast cancer research. This is quite an accomplishment for the first event. The mission of Rally for The Cure is to empower people to join the fight against breast cancer by providing a platform for them to educate their family, friends, and community on the importance of early detection.

61 members participated in the 2011 “Take Me Home” Road Rally on October 11th. Everyone enjoyed an afternoon of driving to different locations and concluded their trip with an exclusive viewing of a fantastic selection of classic cars in Kerrville. Gary & Kay Clymans along with Rob & Linda Pitcher won the 2011 Road Rally. After the event, all of the participants made their way to the Club for dinner and participated in a silent auction & raffles to raise money for the Cailloux Humane Society of Kerrville! The Rally was organized by Lloyd & Ingrid Painter & James & Francie Mans, whose efforts helped to produce such a successful event!

GarY & KaY ClYmans alonG WiTh roB & linDa PiTCher Won The 2011 roaD rallY

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fRiDAy fEBRuARy 24 2012 COMANCHE TRACE MEMBERS OUTING TO ROCK BOX This Couple’s Outing takes you to the Rock Box! Tickets for the performance are compliments of Comanche Trace. Bus fee is $20 per person. 55 members maximum, so RSVP early! Deadline is Monday, Jan. 30 Leave the Sales Center parking lot @ 6:30pm, on Friday, Feb. 24 Keep an eye out for the “Rock Box” dinner special to be featured at the Grill for members before leaving for the Couples’ Outing!

Indicates a Member Only Event

fEBRuARy 14 Valentine Dinner for Lovers

fEBRuARy 24 Rock Box Member Outing

MARCH 21

Spring Member Mixer

APRil 7

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

MAy 19

APRil 8

Easter Brunch

APRil 8

MAy 20

Kid’s Back to School Pool Party

Annual Trim the Tree Member Event

oCToBER 1

DECEMBER 5

1st Annual Comanche Trace Bow Wow Bash

JuNE 7

Kids Summer Kick-Off Party

AuGusT 14

Pool Closes

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JuNE 12 - 15

Annual Comanche Trace Road Rally

July 3

Kids Halloween Party

July 4

3rd Annual Comanche Trace Fall Shopping Extravaganza

Annual Sparkler Golf Tournament & BBQ Shindig

Easter Egg Hunt

MAy 1

Pool Opens

MAy 13

Mothers Day Brunch

NoVEMBER 22

Annual Ladies Tea & Fashion Show

Kid Comanche Session I

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AuGusT 1

Kerrville Rotary Club Casino Night at Comanche Trace

Drinks & Fireworks at the Club

July 10 - 13

Kid Comanche Session II

oCToBER 31

NoVEMBER 3

NoVEMBER 13

Annual Bobby Shelton & the History of Comanche Trace

Thanksgiving Feast at the Club

NoVEMBER 30

Candlelit Dinner at the Club

DECEMBER 6

4th Annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade

DECEMBER 12 Annual Family Holiday Event

DECEMBER 31 New Years Eve at the Club

For more information visit us online at comanchetrace.com


Pinnacle Grill

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AT THE CLUB AT COMANCHE TRACE

Enjoy amazing vista views of the Texas Hill Country while you dine on signature dishes prepared by our talented culinary team. Our casual and ďŹ ne dining restaurants offers an experience like no other in Kerrville. (Open to the public).

Hours of Operation (Fall/Winter): Tuesday-Thursday-8:00am-8:00pm (last reservation/table seating) Friday & Saturday: 8:00am-8:30pm (last reservation/table seating) Reservations: Pinnacle Grill - Please reserve tables for groups over 10. Trophy Room- Reservations are required. (830) 895-8500 Ext. 249

The Pinnacle Grill - Casual Dining Enjoy traditional favorites along with southwest specialties. Offering burgers, signature soups and salads, pasta dishes, steaks and more in a golf club casual atmosphere. Check out the NEW Lunch and Dinner menus! The Trophy Room - Fine Dining To elevate your dining experience, we offer "After Five" dining in the Trophy Room. Choose from a variety of upscale dishes in a casual but reďŹ ned setting with hill country views at every angle. Dress for The Club: Golf Club Casual

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omanche Trace offers more than 10 locations throughout the club and property to host your special event. From intimate luncheons to banquets of up to 200, we’ll provide a custom menu and superior service to make your occasion the best.

eVenTs aT ComanChe TraCe Our dedicated staff looks forward to hosting your upcoming event and exceeding your expectations. With our breathtaking Hill Country views and our commitment to excellence, you are sure to find Comanche Trace the perfect venue for your special event. We look forward to making this a stress-free and exciting experience for you and your guests. “Let me help customize your next event.”

-Sherri Jones

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“Let The Club at Comanche Trace exceed your expectations”


MEMBERSHIP & EVENTS MEMBERSHIP & EVENTS

EVENT MENUS INCLUDE: •

Breakfast Buffets, Stations, and Entrées

Brunch Buffets, Stations, and Entrées

Lunch Buffets, Stations, and Entrées

Dinner Buffets, Stations, and Entrées

Full selection of Hot and Chilled Hors d’oeuvres

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Equipment Rental

Planning Suggestions

Floor Plans

James aVerY CrafTsman, inC. “Thanks again for a wonderful evening – by the way, everyone loved the 5 oz. filets which were cooked perfectly, and of course the Bananas Foster Cheesecake was the favorite dessert of all! The service and wait staff were also top notch! Everything was wonderful, we had such a great evening there – our meeting survey comments from our managers are rating this event as one of the best Awards Night Dinners we’ve ever had!”

- Marilyn Price, VP of Sales, James Avery

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fAVoRiTE AuTHoR oR BooK: Mind Hunter by John Douglas. This is the guy that developed criminal profiling for the FBI and it is a fascinating read of how he stumbled into this line of work. HoMEToWN: Bangs, TX fAMily: My wife Jill is from Mason, TX. We met at Tarleton State University in Stephenville and have been married for almost 17 years. We have 2 sons, Jack 11 & Jordy 10 and a daughter, Jolie 4. HoW loNG HAVE you BEEN AT CoMANCHE TRACE? Just over 7 years. Although my wife was from around this area and had always liked it, I had never been to Kerrville until I interviewed for this job and fell in love with the town right away. fAVoRiTE VACATioN oR PlACE: Before we had kids, Jill & I hit the road with no plans whatsoever. We ended up going as far north

as Illinois and as far east as North Carolina before looping back around through the Deep South. We stumbled on to some great places like Metropolis, Illinois where they have a 2 story tall statue of Superman downtown. fAVoRiTE MoViE: Forrest Gump. So many quotable lines from that movie. fAVoRiTE HoBBy oR PAsTiME: I’ve recently taken up researching my family tree. I’ve hit a few road bumps but I’ve traced some lines all the way back to Germany in the 1500s. fAVoRiTE QuoTE: “Never memorize what you can look up in books.” – Albert Einstein I use this quote to cover for any memory lapses.

fAVoRiTE fooD: Comanche Trace Nachos with ground beef. fAVoRiTE GADGET: I’m a recent convert, but I’d have to say my iPhone. WHAT HAs BEEN THE MosT REWARDiNG ExPERiENCE WoRKiNG AT CoMANCHE TRACE? I had worked for clubs and homeowners associations for years before coming to Comanche Trace, but I wanted to learn more about the development side of the business and Comanche Trace has been a wonderful place to do that. It’s allowed me to mature as an accountant and see a broader perspective of both the real estate and club industries.

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DAYTRIPS

C a mp Ver d e G en era l Sto r e By Sarah Schooley

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While exploring the Hill Country after being new to town, I stumbled upon an unexpected find that was well worth the drive. Camp Verde General Store captures your attention immediately with a two story colonial building that breaks up the rolling country side. It immediately grabs your curiosity due to the large metal sculpture of a camel

in it’s parking lot, whose name I later came to know as Arthur. Camp Verde invites you in with tempting smells coming from their restaurant, so make sure you bring an appetite. Their restaurant serves lunch from 11-3 pm and is open seven days a week except for holidays. If it’s a beautiful day outside take advantage of their patio


and enjoy the scenery of the Hill country that never gets old. The menu offers salads, burgers, and multiple styles of sandwiches along with the choice to build your own sandwich. During lunch, take the time to read about the incredible history of how Camp Verde began and don’t forget to save room for dessert. After lunch, the real fun begins. If you are anything like me than your interest was piqued during lunch by seeing all the amazing items for sale. You are

surrounded by such goodies like jams and jellies, unique cookware that you don’t find in just any store, and amazing art from wall to wall. Even more surprises await you upstairs, so don’t forget to venture up to the second floor. Before you leave, make sure you check out the nostalgic candy store on the first floor so you can take home some delicious treats with you. One trip just isn’t enough to explore the store and you will find yourself wanting to come back again and again. LIFESTYLE december/january 2012 37


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M G A

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The Comanche Trace Men’s Golf Association The Comanche Trace MGA was formed in September 2006 to provide a venue for male golfing members of The Club at Comanche Trace to get together several times a month for some fun and competitive golf. The MGA organizes regularly scheduled golf events on three Wednesdays and one Saturday each month (with a few exceptions). The format for the first Wednesday is standard, while the formats for the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays vary. Occasionally, due to course conditions or other factors, the “Wednesday Game” may be played on another day of the week, or even at another club. Starting times are 9:00 during the warm months (April - November) and 10:00 during the colder months (December - March). Entry fee for the Wednesday events is typically $10 per player.

1st Wednesday Individual Stroke Play / Ringer 2nd Wednesday Pick-Two Partners (P2P). You may pick your own 3-man team or ask the pro shop to help find teammates. 3rd Wednesday A-B-C (pro shop picks 3-man teams) In addition to the weekly Wednesday events, the MGA also sponsors one Saturday event per month. The format of these events is different each month, and is usually different from the Wednesday events. Entry fee for the Saturday events is typically $20 per player. The Annual Red Blue Tournament This is a Ryder Cup-type event. This tournament honors members who have

passed away, and American soldiers and first responders who fight and die for our country. President’s Cup The President’s Cup is a match play event played over several weeks during the summer. Players are put into flights of 8 according to their handicaps. This is a double-elimination tournament. MGA Championship The MGA Championship is an individual stroke play tournament played each year in October. The event is flighted by handicap, with flight winners, plus an overall gross and net champion. The overall champions will have their names engraved on a plaque displayed in the Comanche Trace clubhouse. The 2011 Gross and Net Champions were was Steve Hultquist (he won both categories this year).

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Tony Roberts Custom Homes helps the McLaughlins Build Their Dream Home

home on the ranGe By Bethany heinesh

featureD BuiLDer: tony roBerts architect: Mark Eubank Cabinetry: Gary Wooten, Custom Trim & Cabinets Countertops: Alpha Granite interior Design: Tricia Byrom Lighting: Hill Country Lighting, Inc. masonry: Rafael Garcia tiling: CD Tile Windows: Allen & Allen Windows

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The McLaughlins have always loved Kerrville, but now that they have a gorgeous Tony Roberts custom home, they couldn’t be happier. When long-time Houston residents Dave and Jan began looking for the perfect place to retire seven years ago, they didn’t have to look far –they knew they’d feel right at home in the affluent Comanche Trace neighborhood. “I still pull up in the driveway and think, wow

this is actually my house,” says Jan, an LSU graduate originally from Kentucky. “I am so happy here; I am literally overjoyed every time I come home.” Dave, a Missouri native who does commercial work for GE Lighting, agrees, “Being here is like our own slice of heaven. I would have to admit my favorite part of the house is the back porch, but there is absolutely nothing about this house I don’t love.” After purchasing a lot right on the golf course, which was a must for Dave, the McLaughlins waited several years before pursuing a builder. Upon meeting Tony Roberts, however, they knew immediately they had found the right man for the job. “There was a level of trust right from the beginning,” Dave says. “We had seen other homes Tony built and liked his style, but we had absolutely no experience with building a custom home. He was the first guy we talked to and we never interviewed anyone else. We just instinctively knew he was the builder we wanted to go with.” The McLaughlins say it took about a year for their house to be constructed and they began moving in the beginning of March. “We were amazed at how easy the process was. We truly felt like we were working as a team, collaborating with Tony and his crew. We can’t say enough about architect Mark Eubank and Tricia Byrom, who helped us with the interior. Plus, we so appreciated how they respected our budget and didn’t try to encourage us to stray from it, as we have heard many builders are guilty of.” With a grown daughter in New York and


FEATURED BUILDER only the couple’s two dogs Mojo and Bennett to keep them company, Dave and Jan say their 2,715 square-foot, one-story home is what they call right-sized. “We are aware that our home is one of the more modest in the neighborhood, but that’s the way we like it,” the McLauglins agree. “We don’t have a need for a lot of space and the upkeep of a larger home is just not how we want to spend our retirement.” At the heart of the McLaughlin’s two bedroom, two-and-a-half bath Hill Country home is a great room with wood flooring and vaulted ceilings lined with timber wood. Four hanging lights center on the room above a beautiful granite countertop and make for the perfect use of vertical space. Plus, the bar, complete with comfy stools so guests can visit while Dave and Jan are cooking, make for a definitive separation of the great room and kitchen. Jan, who has served as a social services director for Harris County for many years, especially loves her custom maple cabinetry, kitchen island and walk-in pantry. “Oh, what can I say, I just love the kitchen,” she says. Opposite the kitchen is a prominent limestone accent wall with fireplace and hearth, with an archway on one side that leads to the guest bedroom and an entryway to Dave’s study on the other. The dining room, to the right of the front entryway, is nestled into its own corner with privacy walls that allow for a more intimate dining experience.

Just off the kitchen is a study that leads to the master bedroom, where Jan enjoys relaxing in her favorite chair. A magnificent master bathroom decked in Tuscan-style tiling includes an inviting spa-style bathtub, spacious his and her closets and separate sinks. Perhaps one of the home’s greatest features is the sweeping view seen from any vantage point that faces the backyard. Rolling hills, lush

landscaping and a vibrant green fairway, Dave says, will keep him enjoying the outdoors for many years to come. “I love the windows in this house –they’re everywhere. Because I’m such an outdoorsy kind of guy, I appreciate that I can soak in the scenery whether I’m indoors watching television or outside hitting a few rounds.” Dave and Jan say they will enjoy the many activities offered in Kerrville and look forward to getting to know their neighbors. “We love the attitude of the people around here,” Dave says. “Everyone is so friendly and laidback. We have felt welcome since the moment we moved in.” After more than twenty years of wedded bliss, Dave and Jan are looking forward to twenty more, spent enjoying the fruits of their labor by taking in all that Comanche Trace has to offer. “It might sound silly, but when the house was finished, I was sad,” Jan laughed. “We had so much fun building this place. Tony Roberts and his team felt like family when it was all over with and for some time after we moved in, it was like I went through a grief process. But now, Dave and I are loving every minute of our new life here and we are so grateful that we get to enjoy such a beautiful home in the Hill Country.”

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COUNTRYCASTLE 3412 traCe CirCLe

FEATURES • Approx 3244 Sq. Ft. • 3 Bedrooms plus a Study • 3 Full Baths & 1 Half Bath • 2 Car Garage plus Cart Garage

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The scenic Texas Hill Country provides such a beautiful setting for the Comanche Trace community. The house I am taking a look at today is located in the center of it all. As I walk onto the front porch, it takes a long time before I go through the massive iron scroll front door because I am perusing the porch. The ceiling is a rustic wood treasure. The stone façade and brick detailing around the windows are so well done. Once I finally get through the front door into the very spacious entryway, I see a large stone fireplace and can just picture that huge Christmas tree I have

always wanted to show off in my foyer. I just love the custom tile floor art. What a perfect spot! Speaking of large family gatherings – there is a dining room and a large breakfast room – a wet bar and a big kitchen overlooking it all. I can already taste the Thanksgiving turkey and dressing – I love the smell of pumpkin pie, don’t you? It is so nice to have travertine floors throughout the house – no more yelling at the dog for coming in with muddy paws on my carpets. These floors look so cool and grand.


I can already feel the serenity. The kitchen has very nice stainless steel appliances and pretty granite countertops to set off the custom knotty alder cabinets. There is a long granite bar for guest seating and a casual place for snacks. Speaking of knotty alder, the great room has a whole wall of built in shelving. Lots of rooms for TV, treasures and books. The breakfast nook is amazing with the tall windows and a two story tower with even more windows at the top – a wonderful place for my morning cup of coffee – I can see the golf course from here and the pretty hills surrounding this corner of the world. The master bedroom suite has two closets, two bathrooms, a built-in desk, two pretty hammered copper sinks, a large shower and tub perfect for bubble baths. I have earned this haven! That second bath with a door from the back porch is perfect for when we build that pool we have always wanted in the back yard. There is so much space in the backyard, we can design the

pool any way we want. Speaking of back porch- this covered one is big enough for some nice seating for our family gatherings. My husband is the best griller I know and he loves to show off while he feeds our guests. The porch provides yet another perfect spot for morning coffee or evenings watching the moon come up. Great time for a glass of wine to finish the day. The study is such a pretty room with lots of windows and light -- great space to work on those projects and keep up with managing the household. There is plenty of room for my son to get his homework done. The other two bedrooms have plenty of room for kids or guests. I like that they are all the way across the house from the master suite. This gracious home has all of the qualities we are looking for in Comanche Trace. The convenience to the club house, pool, tennis, walking trails and just going into town to buy groceries just can’t be beat. You should come and take a look for yourself. LIFESTYLE december/january 2012 45


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2955 Dry hoLLoW 3 bedrooms plus office nook, 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.

3157 DouBLe eaGLe 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 car garage plus cart garage. Approx. 2690 square feet Price: $559,000 This classic Hill Country home was built for the 2009 Tour of Homes and then used as a model home for 18 months - It is brand new! Located on the golf course with fabulous views. Wonderful stone fireplace in the great room. Beautiful kitchen with natural alder cabinets, organic granite countertops, large island and eat-at counter. Lovely master suite with a jetted tub and granite countertops. The upstairs guest suite has a spacious bedroom with walk-in closet and bath. The views from the upstairs veranda are spectacular!

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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 bedroom. 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.

2813 roCK Barn 2 bedrooms plus study and bonus nooks, 2 baths, 2 car garage plus cart storage. Approx. 1810 square feet Price: $344,900 You have a beautiful view of the golf course from this home located on Hole No. 5 of The Valley. Lower the motorized solar screen for more private entertaining on the back porch. The Study/3rd bedroom has a hidden nook that can be used as an office! There is room just off the dining area to display a piano, create a music room, or whatever you desire. There is space in the garage for a workshop and a golf cart. Must see this charming home to appreciate the quality and decorator touches.

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

2713 inDian WeLLs 3 bedrooms, 3 Baths 2 car garage Approx. 1611 square feet Price: $249,000

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 home features a private courtyard, perfect for entertaining, and a casita with a private bath and closet. The kitchen offers a nice eat-at bar, and granite counter tops. The master suite has a separate tub and shower. The lovely backyard has a nice covered patio to enjoy the evening breeze.

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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 59 Price $99,500 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!

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