El Paso Country Club
by Catherine Crowell Cagle and Jack Mahoney
El Paso Country Club
Copyright © 2008 by El Paso Country Club
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Cagle, Catherine Crowell. 1906-2006, the first 100 years : El Paso Country Club / by Catherine Crowell Cagle and Jack Mahoney. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-57864-512-1 (hard cover : alk. paper) 1. El Paso Country Club--History. 2. Country clubs-
-Texas--El Paso--History. I. Mahoney, Jack. II. Title. III. Title: 1906-2006, the first hundred years. HS2725.E55C34 2008 367’.976496--dc22 2008018751
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How It All BeganThe Early YearsThe Time of Their Lives
Chapter 2The Tumultuous TeensThe Lively TwentiesThe Lean Thirties
Chapter 3The Forgiving FortiesThe Spirited FiftiesThe Swinging Sixties
Chapter 4The Rejuvenating SeventiesThe Energetic EightiesThe Nifty NinetiesThe Significant 2000s
Chapter 5The El Paso Country Club Today
appendixbibliographyacknowledgmentsabout the authors
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Tiger Woods—Champion 1995 Savanne All-America. (Sun Bowl Assn.)
El Paso Country Club
A message from Club Presidents John Long (2006), Paul Dudley (2007), and Edward Santamaria (2008):
El Paso Country Club (EPCC) celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2006. The oldest golf clubs in the United States were begun in the late 1800s, making EPCC one of the oldest clubs in the country.
To celebrate its centennial in 2006, EPCC held a variety of events. In June, we had a party on our front lawn with wonderful jazz music, food, and libations along with golf and tennis tournaments and a swimming party. The centennial committee prepared exhibits to highlight the colorful history and people
of EPCC throughout the years. In October, we had a black-tie dinner and dance party that featured dances from each decade of the century. A centennial DVD was produced to highlight the rich history of the club.
EPCC has a tradition of being a family club through its championship golf course and tennis, swimming, fitness, and dining facilities.
In this book, you will discover EPCC’s rich and colorful history. We have members who have won major professional and NCAA golf and tennis championships. We have hosted a number of professional golf tournaments and, since 1974, the College All-American
Golf Classic. Bill Eschenbrenner, our golf pro emeritus, was selected as the professional of the year in 2006 by the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA).
Special thanks to the members of the centennial committee for their work on centennial events and production of this book: Fred Albers, Neil Baker, Susie Best, Bill Dahlberg, Carolyn Overley, and Don and Sheryll Van Pelt.
We thank all of our past and present members of EPCC for being a part of our wonderful history. We hope that the next one hundred years are as colorful and meaningful to our member families.
John Long President 2006 (EPCC)
Paul DudleyPresident 2007 (EPCC)
Edward SantamariaPresident 2008 (EPCC)
� El Paso Country Club
Original clubhouse for the El Paso Country Club built in 1906, located near Alameda Avenue in what is now central El Paso. At that time, this was farmland. (EPCC)
El Paso Country Club’s new home in 1908, located on the northwest corner of Dyer Street and Fort Boulevard. (EPCC)
El Paso Country Club located in the Upper Valley was completed in January 1922. (McKee Foundation)