The 2022 Game Changer Shootout presented by Texas Mutual featured four girls and four boys from our top advanced participants. The event kicked off at San Antonio Country Club (SACC) on Friday, December 9th. Players volunteered and attended classes throughout the year to receive an invitation. Teams from First Tee – Greater San Antonio and First Tee – Greater Austin played practice rounds with SACC members to get a good idea for what the weekend was going to present. The course was in great shape, and the weather was calm – perfect conditions for a competitive weekend! Players began the tournament on Saturday, December 10th, playing the fourball format for the front nine and foursomes on the back nine. The day ended all square with anxious energy going into the final round on Sunday. Team San Antonio had won the boot the first two years of the event and were looking for the three-peat! Sunday’s round was down to the final holes with fourball format on the front nine and singles on the back. Team Austin finished strong and took the boot from Team San Antonio. Team San Antonio is keeping their head up and ready to prepare for next year’s Game Changer Cup!
2022 Game Changers Shootout Team San Antonio
The First Tee – Greater San Antonio team was happy to host this year’s event and shared a bit of their experience:
Carrie Kimbell – Chief Executive Officer It has been amazing to watch the Game Changer Texas Shootout presented by Texas Mutual evolve since starting it in December 2020 during the pandemic. It has become the local premier event between our friends in Austin. The relationships amongst the competitors have grown and blossomed, with lifelong friendships made! We are also very grateful to our friends at San Antonio Country Club who hosted these amazing individuals at a first class facility. For many of them – this was their first time playing at a country club. While it did not go our way – we are looking forward to getting “The Boot” back in 2023 when hosted in Austin!
Vincent Kabaso – PGA Program Ambassador Being part of the Game Changer brought back special memories for me. My love for golf was ignited when I represented my country (Zambia) at International events. Seeing golfers who were the stars of the time and playing with some of them provided me a firsthand look at what elite golf looked like. I have fond memories of the friendships I built and the lessons I learnt from that incredible exposure.
Gabby Rangel – Program Director 2022 Game Changer Shootout was my first one to experience and it was so cool to see our San Antonio rock stars battle Austin! It was not the outcome that we wanted, but excited to get our team prepped for 2023!