Gig’Em & Hook’Em tourney has record field


The 14th Gig’Em & Hook’Em Golf Classic, held Saturday, May 11, at the Luling Golf Course was great fun and financially successful for both alumni organizations. A record number of 52 golfers enjoyed the beautiful spring weather and the excellent condition of the Luling course.

Forty-four sponsors contributed more than $8500 in financial support. The tournament, jointly hosted by the Caldwell County Texas Exes and the Caldwell County A&M Club, netted nearly $10,000.  These proceeds, shared equally by each alumni organization, provide scholarships to Texas A&M University at College Station and to the University of Texas at Austin for Caldwell County youth.

Over the past 15 years, more than $100,000 in scholarships have been awarded to Caldwell County students bound for Aggieland and UT-Austin.

Following the tournament, the assembled golfers and sponsors enjoyed a barbecue meal with all the trimmings provided by Kent Black and The Original Black’s Barbecue on the covered patio overlooking the course.

Golf-bag tags emblazoned with the Gig’Em & Hook’Em logo were presented to the top three teams and other golfing luminaries. With a score of 56, first place honors were awarded to the Ron Peterson Team including Ron, Kyle Hope, Ian Stowe and K.C. Tyler. Second place winners with a score of 58 included the Charles E. Smith Team composed of Charles, Leslie Smith, Stephen Riggs and Mike Spruiel. With a score of 59, the Leo Tiller Team, including Leo, Stan Edwards, David Bass and Bobby Magallanez celebrated third place honors.

Ian Stowe received the “closest to the pin” award. The “longest drive” award went to John Grogan.

The Golf Committee is already planning the 15th Gig’Em & Hook’Em Golf Classic scheduled for May 2025 with the location yet to be announced and more details to come. The Gig’Em & Hook’Em Golf Classic is the only successful joint project in the State of Texas between Aggie and Longhorn alumni organizations. As the tournament continues to grow, it remains a positive and unifying force between the Caldwell County supporters of the two flagship universities in the State of Texas.


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