30 03, 2017

Building on Success

2017-03-30T08:24:35+00:00 March 30th, 2017|

Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado taking it up a notch for season 2 by Gary Baines The Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado set the bar very high with its inaugural season last year. With the CGA partnering with the Colorado PGA and the CWGA, the Alliance conducted 88 competitions and had 838 members. More importantly, it [...]

27 03, 2017

Bowing Out

2017-03-27T13:00:48+00:00 March 27th, 2017|

Highly-regarded Colorado-based USGA regional affairs director Mark Passey plans to call it a career on June 30 by Gary Baines Mark Passey had a long career before working full-time in the golf industry, but even way back when, he seemed destined to devote much of his life to the game. Noting that he caddied periodically for [...]

23 03, 2017

Making the Rounds

2017-03-23T15:30:54+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|

Rounds played at Colorado public courses were down about 1% in 2016, according to Rounds and Revenue Survey by Gary Baines The year 2016 was either a very strong one for golf in Colorado -- at least based on number of rounds played -- or it dipped a bit compared to 2015. It all depends on [...]

22 03, 2017

Making Presence Felt

2017-03-22T13:49:10+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|

Coloradans Weinstein, Cohen, Prater among nation's best in Division II/III college golf by Gary Baines We've chronicled throughout this school year how two Coloradans are ranked among the top NCAA Division I golfers in the nation. And that continues to be the case, with Wyndham Clark of Highlands Ranch -- and the University of Oregon -- [...]

20 03, 2017

Inaugural Honorees

2017-03-21T08:10:52+00:00 March 20th, 2017|

CWGA's Clubs of the Year at Patty Jewett, Fitzsimons make a difference in their communities by Gary Baines At the CWGA Annual Meeting held earlier this month, attendees received a packet which included a "Benefits of Golf Card" from wearegolf.org. Among the benefits noted was charity. The card said that "golf raises more money for charity [...]

15 03, 2017

Warming Up in Paradise

2017-03-15T16:52:27+00:00 March 15th, 2017|

Westminster's Kupcho gets back on track with runner-up finish; UNC's Sahm, Keltz tie for 5th in separate tourney by Gary Baines Jennifer Kupcho is back on the contention express. The Westminster resident, a sophomore at Wake Forest, came into the spring portion of the schedule ranked as high as No. 1 nationally in women's college golf. [...]

13 03, 2017

A ‘Major’ Accomplishment

2017-03-13T19:49:08+00:00 March 13th, 2017|

50 years ago, hurdle after hurdle was overcome en route to Columbine hosting 1967 PGA Championship by Gary Baines The 1967 PGA Championship, held at Columbine Country Club, proved to be the little engine that could. A half-century ago this year, this Grand Slam event overcame multiple major hurdles to finally become a reality. To this [...]

9 03, 2017

Three of a Kind

2017-03-09T11:59:28+00:00 March 9th, 2017|

Third straight honor lands Kupcho in Sportswomen of Colorado Hall of Fame; Weinstein also earns award by Gary Baines Jennifer Kupcho is not yet 20 years old, but already she's going to be inducted into a hall of fame. When the Sportswomen of Colorado holds its 43rd Annual Awards Celebration on Sunday at the Infinity Park [...]

8 03, 2017

The Name Game

2017-03-08T14:02:31+00:00 March 8th, 2017|

Heritage at Westmoor changing name to Walnut Creek Golf Preserve by Gary Baines There was a time, not long ago, when it could get a little confusing if a person made reference to a Colorado golf course by noting the name "Heritage". After all, that could have meant any of three courses in the greater Denver [...]

6 03, 2017

Sixth Annual Caddie Summit

2017-03-07T17:23:56+00:00 March 6th, 2017|

Increasing number of Colorado public courses feature at least a small caddie program by Gary Baines In a survey conducted for last week's sixth annual Caddie Summit held at Cherry Hills Country Club, the total number of caddie loops recorded in Colorado last year was 38,559. Not surprisingly, more than 95 percent of those loops came [...]