I just want to thank you and the entire staff for allowing the USGA to hold our 2012 US Amateur qualifying at Mira Vista Country Club. The course was in excellent condition and every player commented on how it was an honor to play there. There were several members of other clubs in the ar.ea; they each had very positive things to say about the course and the club. From setting up the course to assuring that all the players are afforded the chance to compete, your staff went above and beyond to make my job so easy. Mike Epps is one of the most diligent Superintendents in the area, the course was in the best shape. Courtney Connell has all things golf at heart, he is an excellent Head Professional, he has a staff in James and Jason he can be proud to call them professionals. The bag room staff that he scheduled was the best. They were selected due to their hard work and attentive nature. Wajdi Gabsi put my principle concern to rest, the water was flowing on the course and all the players were most appreciative of this often overlooked fact. Wajdi took care of everybody . His ever present smile let you know he was ready to help.

Bob Akin Jr.

USGA Regional Affairs Committee