30 01, 2018

Bagging Scholarships

2018-01-30T14:54:47+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

12 Colorado caddies awarded full tuition and housing Evans Scholarships by Gary Baines It was a nice bit of symmetry for Randall Thompson. Two weeks ago, he was among those in attendance at Denver Country Club for an Evans Scholars Selection Meeting, helping interview the caddies who were finalists for the college scholarship. Fifty years earlier, [...]

29 01, 2018

25 Years Old and Counting

2018-01-30T09:35:19+00:00 January 29th, 2018|

Despite ups and downs over the years, Denver Golf Expo going strong after a quarter-century by Gary Baines Stan Fenn remembers attending the Chicago Golf Show in the early 1990s, and coming back home to Colorado with a gnawing takeaway: "I said, 'Nothing like this is going on in Colorado,'" he remembers -- and wondering why [...]

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 & [...]