Colorado Golf Journal

13 12, 2018

Honor for Volunteer Rules Official

2018-12-13T18:27:42+00:00December 13th, 2018|

Connection with players sets Topliff Award winner Monty Montgomery apart by Gary Baines Monty Montgomery was put to the test right off the bat when he became a rules official. The first ruling he made in the first tournament he ever worked is one he won't soon forget. It came at the boys 4A state high [...]

12 12, 2018

Happy Trails to You

2018-12-12T20:28:39+00:00December 12th, 2018|

Golf community bids fond -- and funny -- farewell to CGA staffers Brown, Robinson, Bley by Gary Baines From a hilarious send-off serenade by co-worker Ryan Smith -- a parody sung to the tune of Barry Manilow's "Mandy" -- to a part tribute/part roast by other fellow CGA staffers, to a heartfelt toast from boss Ed [...]

10 12, 2018

A Heck of a ‘Utility Infielder’

2018-12-12T20:42:34+00:00December 10th, 2018|

Invaluable staffer Gerry Brown retiring after 26 years at the CGA by Gary Baines CGA executive director Ed Mate had to chuckle at the fitting symmetry of it all. When Gerry Brown was hired at the CGA in 1992, he was asked to do the wiring for the first computer network at the association offices, though [...]

9 12, 2018

Earning His Card

2018-12-10T12:37:18+00:00December 9th, 2018|

Cheyenne's Creel, a former CU and Central Oklahoma golfer, lands exempt status on 2019 Tour by Gary Baines Cheyenne resident Josh Creel, who started his college golf career at the University of Colorado before transferring to Central Oklahoma, earned exempt status on the Tour for the first time in his career after finishing 34th [...]

8 12, 2018

Making Headway

2018-12-08T17:14:37+00:00December 8th, 2018|

66 puts Creel on pace to earn 2019 exempt status in Web Q-school finals by Gary Baines With the leaders on pace to finish more than 30 under par for four rounds, Josh Creel, a Cheyenne resident who started his college golf career at the University of Colorado befoe transferring to Central Oklahoma, moved into the [...]

7 12, 2018

Shootout at Q-school

2018-12-07T16:35:41+00:00December 7th, 2018|

Creel, Cunningham make up some ground with 67s in final stage of Web Q-school by Gary Baines In the shootout that is the final stage of Tour Q-school, this is how it's shaking out: The two players with ties to Colorado and the area are 8 and 7 under par, respectively, at the halfway point [...]

7 12, 2018

Best of 2018

2018-12-07T10:59:27+00:00December 7th, 2018|

Forey voted CGA Super-Senior Player of the Year by Gary Baines Now Sean Forey will have bookends for his trophy case. Eight years ago, the golfer from The Club at Rolling Hills earned the CGA Senior Player of the Year Award. And this fall, the 65-year-old from Morrison has added the CGA Super-Senior POY honor for [...]

6 12, 2018

For Starters

2018-12-06T16:41:45+00:00December 6th, 2018|

Creel opens with 69, Cunningham 70 in final stage of Tour Q-school by Gary Baines If Thursday's first round is any indication, the final stage of Tour Q-school is going to produce some crazy-low scores. And just playing good might not cut it as far as earning exempt status for 2019. As an example, [...]

5 12, 2018

Top Notch

2018-12-06T10:06:39+00:00December 5th, 2018|

Colorado courses, clubs, businesses receive accolades on national/international best-of lists by Gary Baines (Updated Dec. 6) 'Tis the season not only for the year-end holidays, but apparently to divvy out national and international recognition in the golf world. Just in the last week or so, there have been honors bestowed for golf courses, private clubs and [...]

3 12, 2018

Memorable Legacy

2018-12-03T16:14:47+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

After 3 monumental years in leadership roles with CWGA and CGA, Robinson set to retire by Gary Baines It's been a quick-moving, eventful last three years in golf administration for Laura Robinson. And, as of the end of this month, the ride will be over for a person who couldn't have foreseen all the twists and [...]