Colorado Golf Journal

24 06, 2017

USGA Spots Hang in Balance

2017-06-24T17:46:34+00:00 June 24th, 2017|

State high school champions headline field for U.S. Girls' Junior qualifying at Valley CC by Gary Baines All three of the golfers who won girls state high school titles last month are scheduled to be in the field when Valley Country Club in Centennial hosts a U.S. Girls' Junior qualifying tournament on Tuesday (June 27). [...]

23 06, 2017


2017-06-23T18:41:30+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|

Solem makes it 3 straight boys wins at state Big I Junior Classic; final-round 69 gives Lehigh girls title by Gary Baines The junior golf career of Jackson Solem of Longmont is winding down, but he put the final touches on one more accomplishment on Friday by winning the state Big I Junior Classic for the [...]

21 06, 2017

Sensing a Pattern?

2017-06-21T21:52:17+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Westminster's Kupcho wins third straight CWGA Stroke Play, fourth consecutive CWGA major by Gary Baines Jennifer Kupcho seemed surprised by the weight of the CWGA Stroke Play trophy, but she probably shouldn't be. After all, she's had plenty of opportunities to lift it over the last couple of years. The Westminster resident on Wednesday did [...]

20 06, 2017

First Tee GVR Kids Clinic

2017-06-20T22:45:49+00:00 June 20th, 2017|

Coloradan David Duval finding a groove as a golf analyst on TV by Gary Baines When some of the kids from The First Tee of Green Valley Ranch were asking David Duval about the core values the organization teaches, the 2001 British Open champion couldn't help but chuckle when "perseverance" was mentioned. If any elite-level golfer [...]

20 06, 2017

One More Time?

2017-06-20T18:14:38+00:00 June 20th, 2017|

Kupcho ahead by 5 in quest for three-peat in CWGA Stroke Play by Gary Baines Jennifer Kupcho of Westminster put herself in good position to three-peat in the CWGA Stroke Play Championship, but after Tuesday's second round, a few players are within striking distance should the unexpected happen on Wednesday. The three-time CWGA Player of [...]

19 06, 2017

Solid Start

2017-06-19T15:32:12+00:00 June 19th, 2017|

2-time defending champ Kupcho opens with 71 at 70th CWGA Stroke Play by Gary Baines Jennifer Kupcho of Westminster, who's seeking her third consecutive title in the CWGA Stroke Play Championship, shot a 1-under-par 71 to go ahead by two after Monday's opening round of the 54-hole tournament at Lone Tree Golf Club. Kupcho (pictured), [...]

19 06, 2017

Toss In a Great Memory

2017-06-19T07:37:28+00:00 June 19th, 2017|

USGA paid tribute to Arnie -- and his visor toss at Cherry Hills -- on U.S. Open Sunday at Erin Hills by Gary Baines Arnold Palmer won only one U.S. Open, and it was 57 years ago. But on Sunday at the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin, the King's 1960 U.S. Open victory [...]

16 06, 2017

Palm Beach Gardens, Here We Come

2017-06-16T15:04:42+00:00 June 16th, 2017|

Another large group of Coloradans earns spots in Optimist International Junior by Gary Baines Twenty-seven junior golfers -- all but three from Colorado -- qualified on Friday at Fitzsimons Golf Course in Aurora for the Optimist International Junior Championships. Friday's tournaments, which featured five age/gender divisions, concluded two days of qualifying for the Optimist, which will [...]

16 06, 2017

4 Rounds, 1 Day, 4 Time Zones

2017-06-16T11:40:40+00:00 June 16th, 2017|

'Racing the Sun' fundraiser on June 21 includes a stop at Ballyneal by Gary Baines A prominent Colorado golf course will be part of a unique -- and philanthropic -- event that will take place on Wednesday (June 21), the longest day of the year in some areas of the U.S. On that day, six golfers [...]

16 06, 2017

Kupcho Seeks CWGA Stroke Play Three-Peat

2017-06-16T09:42:47+00:00 June 16th, 2017|

U.S. Women's Open qualifier has won last 2 Stroke Plays by combined 40 shots by Gary Baines Perhaps it's time to wonder, "What will Jennifer do next?" Especially regarding how Jennifer Kupcho of Westminster fares at the CWGA Stroke Play, that's a particularly relevant question to ponder at this point. When the 70th Stroke Play [...]