JCR was inspired by our founder, Dan Langner, and his emphasis on family values. The letters represent the names of Langner’s three sons: Jack, Corey, and Ryan. The foursome shares a love and passion for golf, the lifelong lessons learned from it, and the bonding earned from each and every round played together.
Jack was influenced by golf at a very young age, with his dad gifting him a set of plastic Little Tikes golf clubs and balls. Dan’s passion for sports rubbed off on his son throughout the early childhood years, encouraging Jack to participate in basketball and golf. They would consistently head out to the driving range after work and school to enjoy some bonding time together while hitting balls into the lights.
As time passed and the family grew, Corey and Ryan joined Jack and their father to create the ideal foursome. In addition to spending quality time together, each round out on the course embraced tough love and increased family competition, bringing Jack, Corey, and Ryan closer together as brothers.
On one particular Christmas, Dan and his wife, Colleen, wrapped a bunch of little boxes related to golf—balls, tees, headcovers, towels, and more. Jack and his brothers all unwrapped their presents at the same time, revealing that the family had joined Coto de Caza Country Club. The boys and their dad could now drive right up the street to hit balls on the range or squeeze in a quick round at the end of a long day.
With this new membership, Jack found himself spending the bulk of his free time at the club. Not only was he able to play with his dad and brothers, he had found a group of friends to start golfing with regularly. Golf quickly became his favorite sport.
Upon starting at Jack’s new high school, he badly wanted to be on the extremely selective and highly skilled golf team. His dedication, perseverance, and hard work led him to try out each year. He was lined up against tough competitors at his school, including current professional golfer Beau Hossler, among others. Although Jack didn’t make the team, he never lost his passion for the sport, nor did he lose touch with his good spirit. He learned that not every round would be perfect, but as long as he played his heart out, enjoyed the company of his competitors, and had fun, he was living out the true meaning of golf.
From spending time with his father and brothers, to unwrapping special Christmas presents, golf has been an important part of Jack’s life since the beginning. Golf is a unique sport through its gifting qualities: it can be a present, a vacation, some evening bonding time after work, or a simple and meaningful familial connection.