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25 01, 2018

Springing into Action

2018-01-25T17:09:05+00:00 January 25th, 2018|

3 Colorado-based Division I college teams ranked in top 25 nationally entering 'spring' schedule by Gary Baines At midseason for college golf programs, teams from predictable states are staking out places in the national polls. For instance, when combining Golfweek's men's and women's NCAA Division I top 25, seven California-based programs are ranked, while there are [...]

24 01, 2018

Life Well-Lived

2018-01-24T16:36:00+00:00 January 24th, 2018|

Former CWGA president Hannah Bolster passes away at age 84 by Gary Baines Hannah Bolster, a former CWGA president and longtime volunteer for the association, passed away on Tuesday in Mesa, Ariz., after a short battle with cancer. She was 84. Bolster served as president, the CWGA's top volunteer position, in 1992. She played a key [...]

22 01, 2018

More Caddies in the Loop

2018-01-22T16:09:11+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|

Numbers at the CU Evans Scholars house for caddies have more than doubled over the last decade by Gary Baines The Evans Scholarship for caddies is one of golf's favorite charities, but things didn't look very good a decade ago for the part of the program based at the University of Colorado. The house at 1029 [...]

18 01, 2018

More Than Ever

2018-01-18T15:24:29+00:00 January 18th, 2018|

Record 19 juniors selected for Hale Irwin Player Program at CommonGround Golf Course by Gary Baines The Hale Irwin Player Program has undergone several notable changes for 2018 -- including a tweak of its name -- and more junior golfers than ever have been selected to participate this year. Designed to nurture the budding careers [...]

17 01, 2018

Junior Teachers Extraordinaire

2018-01-17T11:36:27+00:00 January 17th, 2018|

Colorado-based instructors Braga, Fisher, Heim, Wells receive international honors from U.S. Kids Golf by Gary Baines U.S. Kids Golf announced its "Top 50 Kids Teachers" this week, and three instructors at Colorado-based courses were recognized for the international honor. And another Coloradan was named a Master Kids Teacher by virtue of being recognized three times by [...]

11 01, 2018

A Fresh Slate

2018-01-14T18:26:25+00:00 January 11th, 2018|

What's new and different in 2018 for Colorado's local tour players and events?  by Gary Baines Colorado's tour golfer community has undergone quite a few changes over the last few years. You could say it was a matter of people coming and going, but it was mainly going. -- Sam Saunders, grandson of Arnold Palmer, moved [...]

8 01, 2018

Prized Outing

2018-01-10T11:49:52+00:00 January 8th, 2018|

Sorenstam will play round with 9 First Tee members at The Broadmoor, site of her 1995 U.S. Women's Open victory; CoBank, The First Tee of GVR, The Broadmoor co-sponsoring August event by Gary Baines The folks at The First Tee of Green Valley Ranch, who host the CoBank Colorado Open Championships each year, have had quite [...]

4 01, 2018

Paving the Way

2018-01-04T10:42:58+00:00 January 4th, 2018|

Ever-growing Youth on Course initiative, which will help make golf more affordable for participating junior golfers, is coming to Colorado by Gary Baines The CGA has drawn rave reviews for one youth-oriented golf program that uses subsidies to good effect, and now it's hoping another will be similarly successful. Since 2012, the Solich Caddie & [...]

1 01, 2018

Eventful Year On Tap

2018-01-01T16:03:44+00:00 January 1st, 2018|

U.S. Senior Open, Girls Junior America's Cup, first year following CGA/CWGA merger, TPC Colorado opening set for 2018 by Gary Baines If you're a fan of variety, of the new and different, you should like what awaits in Colorado golf in 2018. There's a return of major tour-level tournament golf to the Centennial State for the [...]

28 12, 2017

Talking Points

2017-12-28T07:41:14+00:00 December 28th, 2017|

Revisiting some of the most notable quotables in Colorado golf in 2017 by Gary Baines Kids say the darnedest things. So do adults -- and just about anyone affiliated with golf. We've certainly found that to be the case in many years of covering the sport. And 2017 definitely was no exception. Each December we go [...]