Neil and I are thrilled to announce that we have 16 players who have accepted the invitation to play in the 11th Annual Ponce de Leon Invitational at the Greenbrier.  We sent out 16 original invites and only 1 person (Mac) has declined (due to a scheduling conflict). Mac is a 10 year veteran of the Ponce and will be missed this year. So…. after a lengthy worldwide search of a worthy candidate and after enduring grueling interviews, we have secured our final spot for the tournament. Please welcome Brooks Brown to this year’s event. Brooks lives in Charleston and will certainly be a fine addition to the Ponce.  He is a single-digit handicap who has a love for the game.  He plays out of Yeamans Hall, and currently anchors his putter.  Married, a father of 3 young girls – Brooks hails from Memphis originally and graduated from SMU.  Please join us in welcoming Mr. Brown to Ponce XI…

Since the field is now complete, we will be sending out an email with teams and team colors soon.  Forthcoming as well will be the specific format of the tournament.  Make travel plans now to be in White Sulphur Springs by early afternoon on Wednesday, May 29,  for the practice round. Departure will be Sunday, June 2, 2013.

I will be asking for a deposit from you all in early April. The deposit is $445 per man.

We are really excited for this year’s Ponce as we come off an incredible trip in Scotland. The facilities are going to be perfect and it will surely be a phenomenal venue to prepare for those Redcoats in 2014!