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27 02, 2017

Turning the Page

February 27th, 2017|

A year after celebrating its 100th 'birthday', CWGA will focus on the future at its Annual Meeting By Gary Baines As the CWGA embarks on its second century of existence, its Annual Meeting will feature a sprinkling of the past, along with healthy portions of the present and future. With the annual get-together of members, [...]

23 02, 2017

At the Top of Their Game

February 23rd, 2017|

4 current or past Colorado instructors among Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers in America by Gary Baines Two instructors who work in Colorado at least part of the year, along with two former Coloradans, are included among Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers in America, which was published recently. Golf Magazine (golf.com online) compiles the Top 100 [...]

22 02, 2017

Among the Best

February 22nd, 2017|

Great start to 2017 vaults Coloradan Clark into top 100 in World Amateur Golf Rankings; Kupcho back at school/practice following concussion suffered during tourney by Gary Baines What a difference a couple of wins make. Wyndham Clark of Highlands Ranch went through his first 4 1/2 years of college golf without an individual victory, though he'd [...]

21 02, 2017

Changing Landscape

February 21st, 2017|

Topics discussed at Colorado's G4 Summit run the gamut; Junior Golf Alliance expands tourney schedule by Gary Baines Tuesday's G4 Summit was a good example of the ever-evolving, ever-changing business of golf. Most of the topics discussed at the annual get-together of leaders in the Colorado golf industry almost certainly would not have been on the [...]

16 02, 2017

More Courses in the Loop

February 16th, 2017|

Solich Caddie & Leadership Academy spreading to Grand Junction, where a small pilot program will begin this year by Gary Baines If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the Solich Caddie & Leadership Academy should be in full blush as it embarks on its sixth season. These days, the Academy is not only thriving at [...]

13 02, 2017

On the Upswing

February 13th, 2017|

9,136 attend Denver Golf Expo, the most since 2014 by Gary Baines It seems to be a simple, yet effective formula for the Denver Golf Expo: Show dates in the first half of February, avoid conflicts with Valentine's Day and the Super Bowl, and hope the weather cooperates. When it works out, like it largely did [...]

12 02, 2017

Spring Opener

February 12th, 2017|

CU freshman Choi, senior Lee post top-5 finishes at Stanford by Gary Baines The University of Colorado women started the spring portion of their schedule on a positive note on Sunday by finishing third out of a dozen teams at the Peg Barnard Invitational and putting two Buffs in the top five individually. Competing against [...]

12 02, 2017

Sixes Wild

February 12th, 2017|

Daffinrud 6th on LET, Toledo 6th on Champions; Pat Hamill 6th in Pebble Beach pro-am by Gary Baines Two players with significant Colorado connections recorded sixth-place finishes Sunday in major tour golf, while a Colorado-based net amateur likewise placed sixth -- in his case at the pro-am for the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. [...]

10 02, 2017

New CWGA Board Member Q&A

February 10th, 2017|

With sports, non-profit and marketing background, Turner a good fit for association by Gary Baines EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a periodic series of Q&As with the women who have recently joined the CWGA’s volunteer board of directors. Amy Turner has worked in sports-related jobs for virtually her entire professional life. In the early [...]

9 02, 2017

Rare Opportunity

February 9th, 2017|

Registration starts Friday for CO Golf Hall of Fame tourney at Sanctuary; Bell, Douglass, Finsterwald to be recognized by Gary Baines Consider it a memorable two-for-one deal for Colorado golf aficionados. This summer, there's an opportunity to both play a stellar golf course which isn't easy to get on, and to help honor three of Colorado's [...]