The late Ed Cable will be honored at this year’s LBJ Museum of San Marcos golf tournament to be played Saturday.
Sixteen teams will compete at Quail Creek Country Club Saturday in the eighth annual LBJ Museum of San Marcos golf tournament fundraiser.
This year’s tournament has been dedicated to the late Edwin “Ed” Cable of San Marcos who passed away last Nov. 24 at the age 82. Cable, who is credited as founder of the golf tournament, served many years on the museum board and worked hard to get it opened to the public in December 2006.
Since its beginning, the tournament has been a source of museum operating money.
The tournament’s 2010 director, museum board treasurer Theresa Schwartz, said the 16 teams competing include some newcomers, as well as several of “the usual suspects.” One entry is a virtually unknown group that calls itself “Dead Last.”
San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz is fielding a team. The mayor will not play, but her husband, Mike Narvaiz, will.
Scheduled back on the green for the tournament are last year’s top three placing teams – the first place Insurance Agency of San Marcos, second place Ted Breihan Electric and third place John Clarke’s Farm Bureau Insurance.
Schwartz said silver sponsors for this year’s tournament include Ted Breihan Electric Company, Carbajal and Associates, CenturyLink, Elliott Electric Supply Company, the Austin-based Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson law firm and San Marcos Local News (www.sanmarcoslocalnews.com).
Although not fielding a team, Ed Cable’s children – Mary Kaye, Pamela, Betsy and Mark – are gold-level sponsors. Mrs. Cable donated several items to be raffled at the tournament in her late husband’s honor.
The tournament features a four-person Florida scramble format. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. Golfers will tee-off with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Plaques will be awarded to the first, second and third place teams. Individual golfers receive plaques for the longest drive, as well as closest to the pin. Each golfer will receive a door prize and all participating can purchase raffle tickets throughout the day.
A barbecue chicken lunch will be provided by veteran barbecue chef David Peterson, Hays County’s Precinct 1 constable, who coordinates San Marcos’ annual Juneteenth Barbecue Cook-Off.
For additional information about the tournament, contact Schwartz at (512) 393-7541 or Board President Pat Murdock at (512) 353-1943.