The Event 2018-03-27T17:08:48+00:00
The Event

The Forging Futures Classic Charity Golf Tournament takes place on Sunday, April 22 through Monday, April 23, 2018. Below is information on the individual activities:

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Schedule of Activities

Sunday, April 22, 2018

6:30 to 9:30 pm – Tee-off Dinner, Texas Ranger Heritage Center Pavilion, overlooking the Hill Country University Center campus. The address is 1636 E. Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas. Enjoy fine cuisine and mingle with old and new friends before the next day’s golf tournament. After dinner, you’re invited to bid on amazing prizes during a rowdy and riotous live auction. Dress is country club casual.

Monday, April 23, 2018

7:30 to 9:30 am – Check in at the pavillion in front of the clubhouse.

7:30 to 9:30 am – Players breakfast at the clubhouse. Join your team at the Boot Ranch clubhouse to enjoy omelets and waffles while you plot your strategy for coming in first.

9:00 am – Driving range opens.

10:00 am – Shotgun start, departing from the driving range. Four-person teams will enjoy a full 18 holes of golf played on one of the most spectacular courses in Texas. The Peoria scoring system will be utilized (no handicaps are necessary).

For fun, selected holes will feature contests, including long drive, closest to the pin, “hit it to win it” putting challenge, and a hole-in-one to win a new car! You can win a 2018 Mercedes GLA SUV from Mercedes-Benz of Boerne by being the first to sink a hole-in-one on Boot Ranch’s #5 hole.

3:00 to 5:00 pm – Cocktail Reception at the Ranch Club at Boot Ranch. You and your guest are invited to a reception and awards presentation at the Ranch Club. Dress is country club casual.

Boot Ranch …
a “Top Ten in Texas” Golf Course

Boot Ranch is an exclusive, private golf club in Fredericksburg, Texas that has won several awards and accolades, including Best New Course and #6 in the Dallas Morning News “Top 100 Texas Courses.”

  • 2,051-acre master-planned golf community
  • 6,584-yard, par-71 golf course with Tiff-Sport turf on tee boxes and fairways, and newly installed bermuda grass on the greens
  • Sited at roughly 1,800-foot elevation
  • Designated an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
  • Ranked #6 in Dallas Morning News’ annual ranking of Texas golf courses
  • Signature 10th hole, with its 40-foot waterfalls, was showcased in the movie, “Seven Days in Utopia,” starring Robert Duvall

Hal Sutton, 14-time PGA Tour winner, is the visionary behind the golf course. Sutton designed a unique layout that will test your game while surrounding you in stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, waterfalls and colorful landscaping.

“Wow, wow, wow—that just about sums up a round of golf at Boot Ranch! You’ll be hard pressed to find a more scenic golf course in Texas, thanks to huge elevation changes that offer majestic panoramic vistas of the Hill Country. Boot Ranch is fun, very demanding but fair, and requires finesse, some risk taking, accuracy over distance, and good use of a lot of your clubs.”

Texas Outside Review

“This course is flat out fun! The elevation changes, risk/reward opportunities, and expansive views add up to a winning combination. Flawless course conditioning [and] first-class facilities deliver the knockout punch that puts Boot Ranch in the elite category of courses in Texas.”

Billy Satterfield,

Around the Hill Country

For information about shopping, restaurants, maps, events and sights to see in Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country, click on one of the following links:

Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce:

Visit Fredericksburg:

Fredericksburg TX Online:

Lodging in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Inn & Suites

201 S. Washington Street (2 blocks from Main Street)
Located just a couple of blocks from Main Street.  The Fredericksburg Inn and Suites has 20 rooms available for the Forging Futures Classic.  The discount rates for a traditional king or two queens for Saturday is $209.00 and for Sunday and Monday is $119.00 plus hotel tax.  The rooms are located both upstairs and downstairs; there is no elevator available. For more information, go to or call 800-446-0202 or 830-997-0202.

Inn at Baron’s Creek

308 S. Washington
The Inn on Barons Creek has 19 rooms blocked for Sunday and Monday.  The discount rates for a traditional king or two queens for Saturday is $209.00 and for Sunday and Monday is $119.00 plus hotel tax.  There is elevator access to the 2nd and 3rd floor rooms.  For more information, go to  or call 855-516-1090 or 830 990-9202.

Hangar Hotel

155 Airport Road (2 miles from Main Street)
The Hangar Hotel has 20 rooms available at the discounted rate of $119.00 on the Sunday and Monday of the Forging Futures Classic.  All rooms offer king beds.  There is elevator access for rooms on the 2nd floor.  For more information, go to or call 844 596-2300 or 830 997-9990.

Gästehaus Schmidt

This is a lodging service for homes and suites in town and in the surrounding countryside.  The rates run from $89.00 to $299.00 for 2 people.  Properties sleep anywhere from 2 to 10 (prices are adjusted for extra people).  Amenities and bed sizes vary from house to house.  Discount rates are available for weekday stays (Sunday – Thursday).  For more information, go to or call (866) 427-8374 or (830) 997-5612.

Booking a Room:

Dates for available rooms: Sunday, April 22 and Monday, April 23, 2018

Use the code “Forging Futures Classic” when requesting a room.

All available rooms will be held for the Forging Futures Classic through March 21, 2018.

If making a reservation for Saturday; a two-night stay is required.

If guests have special needs or wants, this could mean an increase in the cost per night stay depending on the need.

Live Auction Items

The Tee-off Dinner on Sunday, April 22 will feature a live auction of one-of-a-kind trips and merchandise.

A Guided Scaled Quail Hunt
Marathon, Texas

Package features a Guided Scaled Quail Hunt (blue quail) for two hunters on the Maravillas Ranch south of Marathon, TX in Big Bend country, and includes:

  • Two nights lodging in the historic Gage Hotel
  • $400 food allowance
  • Guided hunts in the La Bonne Dune Buggy (due to the terrain, all hunts will be done from the buggy)

The Maravillas Ranch sits in the Del Norte mountain range, just south of Marathon, Texas on the road to Big Bend National Park. Hunters on the Maravillas Ranch have access to an abundant amount of game, as well as some of the most breathtaking scenery in Texas.

For more details on the Maravillas Ranch, go to:

One Week Stay at the Jewel of Circle Drive
Santa Fe, NM

The Jewel of Circle Drive, Santa Fe is fresh, full of sunshine and offers glorious views! This stunning vacation home is private and tucked away, yet only 2 miles to the Historic Santa Fe Plaza. The home, with attached guest house, offers two complete living areas and two crisp white kitchens. The open concept living/dining/kitchen area has views of three mountain ranges, sunsets and sparkling city lights. The views extend to the portal where alfresco dining is available for 10. The guest wing offers a private entrance as well as its own view deck. The home sits on 4 acres with beautiful vegetation and a private hot tub to take in the exceptional views. Four fireplaces are a delight on cool evenings and the home is air conditioned for warm summer days.

Five Night Stay on an Island Paradise, Thatch Caye, Belize

Thatch Caye is situated on its own 11-acre Caribbean island 9 miles off the coast of Dangriga, Belize. The resort combines island adventure and beautiful ocean landscapes to create a memorable travel experience on the second largest barrier reef in the world. The resort includes 5 over-the-water bungalows and 4 island cabanas, offering the perfect experience for each guest preference. Click here for a video of the island.

The offer includes room only and guest must purchase a Rest & Relaxation Package for $150 plus tax per person per night which includes 3 meals per day, all local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, boat transfer to and from Dangriga, marine reserve fee, and use of our kayaks, paddleboards, snorkel gear, fishing poles, and island toys.

International airfare to BZE Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, commuter airfare to Dangriga, off island tours, SCUBA diving, fishing, and premium alcohol will be extra.

Winner has free rein over the calendar except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s week. Winner must stay within 1 year of the auction date.

Dinner and Drinks for 10
August E’s Restaurant, Fredericksburg, Texas

August E’s dining experience combines the freshness of locally sourced meats and produce with Chef Leu’s knowledge gained by a life of world culinary travel. With traditional preparations and experimental fusions, the menu at August E’s has something for everyone.

August E’s is located in the heart of the abundant organic produce and wine region of the Texas Hill Country, with access to superb local suppliers. Chef Leu maintains his own quarter–acre organic garden for herbs, tomatoes and peppers, while numerous local farmers provide fruits and vegetables year round. August E’s also proudly serves Akaushi beef provided by Heartbrand Beef in Yoakum Texas, duck from Maple Leaf Farms, and Foie Gras from Hudson Valley Foie Gras. Menu specials change seasonally based on the creative mood of Chef Leu and the seasonality and freshness of ingredients, including never frozen Sashimi Grade Fish shipped overnight from various locations throughout the world.

The offer includes a fine dining experience for you and nine guests, including wine and cocktails. Click here for more information on August E’s.

An Extraordinary Boot Ranch Experience

Round of golf for 4 on the newly renovated Boot Ranch golf course. Golf tips from Emil Hale, Director of Golf. Includes 2 carts and a forecaddie.

Dinner for 4 at the Clubhouse and overnight accommodations for 4
at the Boot Ranch Village.

Plus: friendly shooting competition for 4 at the Boot Ranch Trap and Skeet Range.

TriStar Setter S/T Shotgun

The TriStar Setter S/T features a solid frame for durability and strength, sealed actions to keep dirt out, self-adjusting locking lugs, top tang barrel selector and safety, and steel mono-block barrel construction and Turkish Walnut with semi-gloss finish. It is backed with a five-year mechanical warranty.

The Setter shotgun handles very much like a top-of-the-line over-under. It is sleek with a longer pistol grip that flows into the comb of the stock. The barrels are topped with a ventilated rib, and, as a classy touch, the side ribs that anchor the barrels are also ventilated for the rapid dissipation of heat in a hot dove field or elsewhere.

The 28″ barrels of the Setter are topped with Beretta Mobilchoke-style screw-in chokes. These chokes are perhaps the most useful constrictions for all-around upland and sporting clays shooting. Also included are three extended chokes in improved cylinder, modified and full constrictions.

The safety also incorporates the barrel selector. In use, the safety must be to the rear in the “safe” position, then the slide can be moved right to select the under barrel and left to shoot the top barrel first.

A performer his whole life, Andrew Bost began his career as a professional auctioneer in 2002.  In 2007, Andrew was among the first 30 auctioneers in the country to earn the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation from the National Auctioneers Association.  Currently, fewer than 1% of all professional auctioneers nationwide hold this designation.  Andrew’s auctioneering business is focused solely on benefit auctions, and he is pleased to be a part of yours this evening.