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PRO PEAKS

The Official Publication of the Colorado PGA June 2017

Smigelsky Qualifies for US Senior Open

Section Championship Registration Open


Colorado PGA Pro Peaks Digital Magazine

The Official Magazine of the Colorado PGA Pro Peaks is produced by the Colorado PGA

Colorado PGA Officers

West Chapter Officers

Ben Welsh, PGA Vice-President | 2017-2018 Frost Creek Golf Club

Jeff Boyer, PGA Secretary | 2017-2018 Eagle Ranch Golf Course

Jim Hajek, PGA Secretary | 2017-2018 Fossil Trace Golf Club

Brett Gagnon, PGA | 2017-2018 Red Sky Golf Club

Tom Bauerle Owner Colorado Golf and Turf

Mike Mendelson, PGA Honorary President | 2017-2019 City of Grand Junction

Brad Dombaugh CEO PSA Worldwide Corp., INC.

Board of Directors

Walter Glover Former Chief Financial Officer USOC

Jacques Deyoe, PGA | 2017-2019 Aspen Glen Club

Theo Gregory Senior Vice President - El Pomar Foundation

Ty Thompson, PGA President | 2017-2018 Colorado Springs Country Club

Leslie Core-Drevecky, PGA Honorary President | 2017-2018 Murphy Creek Golf Course

Board of Directors

Andy Benson, PGA | 2017-2019 Highlands Ranch Golf Club Rick Ellefson, PGA | 2015-2017 PGA Member Scott Erwin, PGA | 2015-2017 Maroon Creek Club Kyle Heyen, PGA | District 9 Dir. Hiwan Golf Club Charles ‘Vic’ Kline, PGA | Past District 9 Director Indian Tree Golf Club Cathy Matthews-Kane, PGA | 2016-2018 Country Club of Colorado Josh Miller, PGA | 2016-2018 GolfTEC Bobby Quaratino, PGA | 2017-2019 West Woods Golf Course Chris Swinhart, PGA | 2017-2019 Thorncreek Golf Course Dave Troyer, PGA | 2016-2018 CommonGround Golf Course

Independent Directors Theo Gregory Spencer Zinn

Ed Marzec, PGA President | 2017-2018 Country Club of the Rockies

Luke Brosterhous | 2017-2019 Catamount Ranch and Club

Joe Kamby, PGA | 2016-2018 Country Club of the Rockies CJ Rhyne, PGA | 2016-2018 GJ Golf

Board of Director Elect

Alice Plain, PGA | 2018 - 2020 Vail Golf Club Steve VanDyke, PGA | 2018-2020 Aspen Glen Club

Colorado PGA REACH Trustees Spencer Zinn Chairman

Anne Broholm CEO AHEAD

Bob Lally Chief of Staff YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region George Lee Managing Director – Investments Wells Fargo

Staff

Executive Director/CEO Eddie Ainsworth, PGA eainsworth@pgahq.com P (303) 996-1593 C (719) 761-6125 Assistant Executive Director Foundation Programs Keith Soriano, PGA ksoriano@pgahq.com P (303) 996-1590 C (720) 841-1006 Assistant Executive Director Section Programs Patrick Salva psalva@pgahq.com P (303) 996-1597 C (303) 246-1007 Tournament Director Justin Limon, PGA jlimon@pgahq.com P (303) 996-1588 C (720) 390-1160 Junior Golf Director Holly Champion, PGA hchampion@pgahq.com P (303) 996-1591 C (217) 232-1790

Scott McGraw Cherry Creek Insurance Group Vice President of Employee Benefits

Executive Assistant Annie O’Donnell adonnell@pgahq.com P (303) 996-1595

Honarable Sue Payton President SCI Aerospace Inc.

Employment Consultant Bruce Lubach, PGA blubach@pgahq.com P | (623) 243-9199 C | (402) 802-8241

Lisa Potvin Captain United States Navy LTG Ed Soriano, US Army (Ret) Director, Business Development Global Land Forces - Northrop Grumman Corporation Bill Vogeney Executive VP and Chief Lending Officer Ent Credit Union

Colorado PGA 6630 Bear Dance Drive | Larkspur, CO 80118 P | (303) 681-0742 www.coloradopga.com Pro Peaks is distributed free to members and affiliates of the Colorado PGA twelve times per year. The articles and other information contained within this publication are informational and do not necessarily represent the view or opinions of the Colorado PGA. The Colorado PGA assumes no responsibility or liability for claims made for or by any product in this publication whether reported or advertised. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission of the Colorado PGA is prohibited.

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5 Colorado PGA Professionals Continue to Make Us Proud Exec. Director’s Report 6 Are you Spending Too Much Time Attached to Your Phone? District Director Report 8 June Update - PGA Disaster Relief, Senior PGA Championship and PGA Professional Championship Colorado PGA News 10 PGA of America Announce Scholarship Winners 11 Richerson to Attend Fall Membership Meeting 12 Register Today for the REACH Invitational Tournament News 14 Smigelsky Qualifies for US Senior Open 15 CPGA Women’s Championship Headed to the Club at Ravenna 16 Section Championship Registration Now Open Junior Golf News 22 Breakthrough! Schalk Wins AJGA Hale Irwin 20 The Ridge Hosts First DCP Event of the Year

June 2017

What’s Inside President’s Report

Important Dates

June 5, 2017 Ptarmigan Country Club Pro Am Ptarmigan Country Club

July 6, 2017 Pro-Super The Golf Club at Bear Dance

June 12, 2017 The Ridge at Castle Pines North Pro Am The Ridge at Castle Pines North

July 10, 2017 Inverness GC Pro-Am Inverness Golf Club

June 19, 2017 CC of Colorado Pro-Am Country Club of Colorado

July 17, 2017 Pro-Lady Indian Peaks Golf Club

June 26, 2017 Colorado PGA REACH Invitational Colorado Golf Club

July 18, 2017 PAT #5 Fitzsimons Golf Course

June 28, 2017 PAT #4 Riverdale Golf Club – Knolls Course

July 24, 2017 The Club at Pradera Pro-Am The Club at Pradera

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Colorado PGA Members Continue to Make Us Proud By Ty Thompson, PGA

Colorado Golf Hall of Fame Ceremony

IVY Pro Am

This past Sunday, May 21, 2017 I had the opportunity to attend the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. In addition to the induction MJ Mastalir, the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado was honored with the Distinguished Serve Award. A combined effort of the Colorado Golf Association and the Colorado PGA with the Colorado Women’s Golf Association serving as a contributing partner, the JGAC proved a big success in its inaugural year.

The IVY Pro Am was recently held at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course and the event was yet again a highlight of our year. This event continues to be an incredible way for us to give back to those that have served or are currently serving our country. If you have made the trip down to be a part of this event, thank you for your time and dedication! If you haven’t had a chance, I can’t encourage you enough to be a part of the event next year!

Ty Thompson, PGA President Colorado PGA Director of Golf Colorado Springs Country Club ty.thompson@pga.com

As PGA Professionals, you should all be proud of the commitment and dedication your section has put forth in this effort. You should be extremely proud of the efforts of JGAC President Alan Abrams, who spoke on behalf of the organization at the ceremony, the section staff and everyone else who has had a hand in creating this groundbreaking organization. Scholarship Winners We were incredibly proud to announce that eight sons or daughters of Colorado PGA Professionals were awarded scholarships from the PGA of America. Congratulations to all of the recipients including 2017 John Cox recipient Zach Troyer. Additionally, we were thrilled to announce that all of the candidates that qualified for the National Scholarships but did not earn one were awarded Colorado PGA REACH Foundation scholarships. It has been the policy of your Colorado PGA REACH Foundation to award scholarships to all candidates as long as they are qualifiers for the national scholarship.

June 2017

President’s Message

CoBank Colorado Senior Open I always enjoy watching the leaderboard at the CoBank Colorado Senior Open as it seems out PGA Professionals always make their way to the top of the leaderboard. A special congratulation goes to Rick Cole, PGA Head Professional at Eaton Country Club for representing all of our PGA Professionals and earning the honor of being the best finishing Colorado PGA Professional. Of the 39 members and apprentices that competed in the event, 18 made the 36-hole cut and earned prize money for their finish. Northern Represents in Senior PGA Championship While watching our own members compete in our senior state open is fun, watching one of my fellow Colorado Springs Professionals compete in the Senior PGA Championship may be even more special! I want to recognize PGA Life Member Mike Northern for representing all of us Colorado PGA Professionals as he competed in the most prestigious Senior Major Championship at Trump National D.C. While he missed the cut, Mike made all of us proud! There’s a lot of great information in this month’s issue of Pro Peaks. Be sure to take a couple minutes to check it all out. As always, thank you for letting me serve you as the President of the Colorado PGA! My Best,

Ty Thompson, PGA President - Colorado Section PGA ty.thompson@pga.com P | (303) 918-9270

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Executive Director’s Message

Thanks for Honoring Our Vets & Are You Hooked On Your Phone? By Eddie Ainsworth, PGA

My Fellow Colorado PGA Professionals, Wednesday, May 24, was another great day at Fort Carson for our Annual IVY Pro Am. In 2017, the 4th Infantry Division is celebrating its 100th Anniversary making it indeed a privilege to honor and play with our Veterans. If it has been a few years since you have played Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course, you should make a trip down to Colorado Springs to do so. Thanks to the leadership of our PGA professional staff that serves our Soldiers and families at Fort Carson and the support of General Ryan Gonsalves, the course is in the best shape I have seen it in during my 20 years of living in Colorado Springs. They have done quite a bit of work to continually provide an outstanding recreational facility to our Veterans and they are turning Cheyenne Shadows into something special. I would like to extend my personal thanks to all of you who attended and supported this year’s event. If you have never had the privilege of participating in this event, I would encourage you to put it on your schedule for 2018. I promise it will be an experience you won’t soon forget. Several years ago for my wife’s birthday, I gave her a different kind of gift. It was the gift of 100 percent of my time. Upon arriving home on Friday night, I turned my cell phone off and handed it to my wife knowing I would not get it back until Monday morning. Sometimes the gift of our time is the most important thing we can give people. What I learned that weekend was that I was addicted to my phone. There were times during the first 24 hours that I felt like my phone was vibrating in my pocket; and I didn’t even have it on me. A very dear friend of mine and one of my mentors recently sent me a 60 Minutes piece called “Hooked on Your Cell Phone.” I have linked it here and would strongly encourage you to view it - www. cbsnews.com/news/hooked-on-phones. That Monday when I received my phone back, I noticed that I had missed a few phone calls, text messages and emails. Funny thing, though, was my world did not crumble, no emergencies presented themselves and people were fine when I got back to them that Monday. A friend called me Monday morning before I had a chance to return his call and commented, “Wow, I could never do that.”

Eddie Ainsworth, PGA Executive Director Colorado PGA eainsworth@pgahq.com P | (303) 996-1593 C | (719) 761-6125

I know its summer time, the Golf Season is now in full swing and we are all extremely busy. However, I challenge each of you to take time out of your day to give the gift of 100 percent of your time -- no distractions, especially technology distractions -- even if this gift is to yourself. I believe we will all be better for it and, more than likely, we will be even more productive. I feel very fortunate to be your Executive Director and thank you for the opportunity. As always, please feel free to reach out to any of us here at the Section Office if we can ever be of assistance. All the Best! Very Respectfully,

Eddie Ainsworth, PGA Executive Director/CEO Colorado PGA 6630 Bear Dance Drive Larkspur, CO 80118 eainsworth@pgahq.com O – 303-996-1593 M – 719-761-6125

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District 9 Director Report

June Update

PGA Disaster Relief Fund, Senior PGA Championship, PGA Professional Championship By Kyle Heyen, PGA PGA Disaster Relief Fund The PGA Disaster Relief Fund was created to provide assistance to PGA Members who find themselves faced with temporary financial problems, due to medical emergencies or natural disasters, such as flooding or storms. The fund is supported exclusively by donations from PGA Professionals, as due to tax regulations, the Association is not able to provide such a direct financial benefit to a Member. This program was implemented in July 2000, so no pre-existing conditions prior to then can be considered. During annual dues billing, PGA Members and apprentices make voluntary contributions to PGA Disaster Relief. In FY 2015/2016, roughly 11,000 Members and apprentices donated to this fund. Kyle Heyen, PGA District 9 Director PGA of America Head Professional Hiwan Golf Club

Donate Now If you would like to donate to the PGA Disaster Relief Fund, please access your dues bill or call PGA Membership Services at (800) 474-2776. Please Note: The voluntary contribution to the PGA Disaster Relief Fund is not tax-deductible as a charitable contribution. Apply for Disaster Relief Fund Assistance To access the PGA Disaster Relief Fund program application, please call PGA Membership Services at (800) 474-2776. KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship Congratulations to Mike Northern for representing the Colorado PGA Section at the recent KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.

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Our Champion Bernhard Langer became the first

golfer to win all five senior majors. He now holds nine senior major wins, eclipsing Jack Nicklaus. Jim Estes, of Germantown, Maryland, the former Tour professional turned nationally-recognized instructor for our nation’s Veterans, completed a steady 2-under-par 70 Sunday, securing Low Club Professional honors in the 78th KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Trump National Golf Club – Washington, D.C. Estes, 52, last competed on Tour in 2000, and became co-founder of the Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA). He finished with a 72-hole total of 2-overpar 290, to head a group of five senior PGA Club Professionals making the cut in the 156-player field. Mark Brown, of Oyster Bay, New York, was a stroke back at 291, after a 73, while Rick Schuller of Chester, Virginia, who was deadlocked with Estes going into the 18th hole, suffered a triple-bogey 8, to finish with a 76 and 293. Jeff Roth (77) of Farmington, New Mexico finished at 298; and Lee Houtteman (78) of Glen Arbor, Michigan, came in at 304. PGA Professional Championship Sunriver Resort – Bend, Oregon The PGA Professional Championship returns to Sunriver Resort, one of the country’s most scenic golf destinations, featuring acclaimed Crosswater Club. It will host the 50th PGA Professional National Championship presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz and OMEGA, June 18-21. It should also be noted that leading into the Championship, myself and the rest of your Board of Directors will gather for a two-day meeting. During this time, amongst other things, we will review and approve the fiscal year budget ahead, to ensure it aligns with our two-fold mission of serving the Member and growing the game. This will be the fourth visit to Oregon for the PGA of America’s showcase event for PGA Professionals. Rich Berberian is our defending champion. Good luck to Geoff Keefer, Mike Northern, Ari Papadopoulos, Blake Sharamitaro, Dale Smigelsky and Kirk Trowbridge, who will represent the Colorado PGA Section at the PGA Professional Championship.


The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will be held June 29-July 2, at Olympia Fields (Illinois) Country Club. Brooke Henderson is the defending champion. KPMG also announced that an impressive lineup of highly-accomplished leaders in the worlds of business, sports, politics and media will attend the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit that week. This will include keynotes by the 66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty, who will both be on-hand to inspire the next generation of women leaders. Through our relationship with NBC, the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit will be available via live streaming in its entirety. For this live coverage and the latest news regarding the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, please visit KPMG.com/WomensLeadership.

June 2017

District 9 Director Report

KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and Leadership Summit

Have a great June of golf, and I hope your tee sheets and lessons books are nice and full! Please contact me at kah57@me.com if you have any questions. Sincerely,

Kyle Heyen, PGA National PGA Director, District 9 Head Professional, Hiwan Golf Club kyle@hiwan.com

Updated Printable Directory Now Available on ColoradoPGA.com

Most up-to-date resource remains Colorado PGA App Directory

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ue to continued interest in a printable version of the Colorado PGA Directory, we have now made an updated version available on ColoradoPGA.com. The printable version includes all of the information our members are accustomed to seeing, including a member, facility and sales rep directory. The directory can be access by clicking on Forms and Directory under the PGA Member navigtation button on ColoradoPGA. com or by clicking here.

Colorado PGA Directory App The Colorado PGA Directory App, included in our BlueGolf tournament software app, is still the easiest, most up-to-date directory resource that we offer. Member information is updated nightly from the PGA of America database. The app directory is also the easiest way to access and utilize information as it includes one-touch calling, texting and emailing. The app is free and can be downloaded on the Apple and Android platforms. For more information on the App, please click here.

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Colorado PGA News

2017 PGA of America Scholarship Winners Announced Eight Awarded from Colorado PGA

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he PGA of America recently announced its 2017 PGA Scholarship winners and we’re thrilled to announce that eight Colorado PGA member-affiliated students were selected to receive scholarships just one year after only one Colorado PGA member affiliated student earned the scholarship. The PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program was established in 1986 to provide college scholarships for graduating high school seniors and college students who are the children or grandchildren of a PGA member. The group is highlighted by Zach Troyer, son of CommonGround Golf Course Head Professional Dave Troyer, is the recipient of a John Cox Scholarship. Receiving a PGA of America scholarship for the second year in a row is Marshall Hough, son of PGA Life Member Hank Hough. Of the 15 applicants this year, two winners from the high school category and six from the college category, with Colorado PGA Section affiliations, were granted scholarship funding. All winning candidates who were awarded the National Scholarship earned $2,000 while the John Cox Scholarship award winner earned $5,000.

College Scholarships Jessica Ainsworth – daughter of Colorado PGA Executive Director Eddie Ainsworth Marshall Hough – son of PGA Life Member Hank Hough Anastasia Keating – daughter of Brad Keating, PGA Instructor at Springs Ranch Golf Course Rachel Lodwick – daughter of Matt Lodwich, PGA Assistant Professional at Inverness Golf Club Nathan Parry – son of CJ Parry, PGA Head Professional at Glenmoor Country Club Zachary Troyer – son of Dave Troyer, PGA Director of Golf at CommonGround Golf Course High School Scholarships Taylor Ausec – son of Tim Ausec, PGA Director of Golf at Valley Hi and Patty Jewett Golf Courses Lauren Stevenson – daughter of PGA Professional Scott Stevenson

Colorado PGA Looking to Fill A Number of Volunteer Positions

Opportunities to support junior golf and receive MSR points abound in 2017. The Colorado PGA and the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado are in need of volunteers for the following events in 2017. To volunteer, please contact Keith Soriano, PGA at ksoriano@pgahq.com Drive Chip and Putt Qualifiers and Sub Regionals • • • • • • • • •

June 5 | The Ridge at Castle Pines North June 19 | Fort Collins Country Club June 27 | Murphy Creek Golf Course July 10 | Park Hill Golf Club July 20 | Eagle Ranch GC July 31 | Colorado National GC August 2 | The Club at Flying Horse August 12 | CommonGround Golf Course (Sub Regional) August 19 | Walnut Cree Golf Preserve (Sub Regional)

United States Olympic Committee FLAME Program •

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July 27 | The Club at Flying Horse (Colorado Springs)


Richerson to Attend Colorado PGA Fall Membership Meeting PGA

Secretary Jim Richerson will be included as a featured guest at the upcoming Fall Membership Meeting, set for Monday, October 16, 2017 at Heritage Eagle Bend Golf and Country Club. “We’re extremely excited to have Secretary Richerson join us for the upcoming Fall Membership Meeting,” noted Colorado PGA President Ty Thompson, PGA. “He will only add to the great lineup we have put together including our featured Fireside Chat with one of my mentors and longtime Cherry Hills Country Club Head Professional, Clayton Cole.” Richerson is the PGA General Manager and Group Director of Golf for Kohler Company in Kohler, Wisconsin. He was elected at the 2016 PGA Annual Meeting, when he became the first Wisconsin PGA Member to be elected as an Officer of the Association.

Fall Membership Meeting Monday, October 16, 2017 Heritage Eagle Bend Golf and Country Club 8:00am to 12:00pm Note: the tournament following is a Pro-Pro-Pro-Pro A member of the PGA Board of Directors from 201315, serving District 6, Richerson also serves on the Wisconsin PGA Section Board of Directors, where he was Secretary from 2015-16; is chair of the Wisconsin PGA Education Committee; and is a board member of the Wisconsin State Golf Association. Richerson was born in Kirksville, Missouri, learning the game of golf from his father, Bill, who was a standout football player at Northeast Missouri State University and who later returned to his alma mater as a successful men’s golf coach and headed the Health

and Exercise Science Department.

Elected to PGA Membership in 1995, Richerson spent the first 18 years of his career affiliated with the Marriott & RitzCarlton Hotel & Golf Corporation, holding various executive and management positions at golf properties in Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, California, Arizona and Missouri.

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Colorado PGA News

During Richerson’s term as a District 6 Director, he served as chair of the National Properties Committee; as a member of the National Budget and National Investment Committees; and continues as a PGA.com Advisory Board member. He was recipient of the 2013 and 2016 Wisconsin PGA Golf Professional of the Year, and the Section’s 2011 Horton Smith Award and 2012 Bill Strausbaugh Award. Prior to joining Kohler Company, Richersonserved as the Senior Director of PGA Golf Properties for the PGA of America based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Richerson has served an integral role for Kohler Properties in conducting major golf championships. He was an Executive Committee Member of the 2007 U.S. Senior Open; the 2010 PGA Championship; the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open, where he also was General Chair; and the 2015 PGA Championship. In addition to his PGA and Kohler Company duties, Richerson has been active in community service, promoting and fundraising for charitable organizations in Wisconsin including the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Sheboygan Children’s Museum, Bookworm Gardens for Children, and United Way and Harvest for the Hungry events. Richerson and his wife Kristi are parents of a daughter, Mary-Claire. For more information and to registration for the upcoming Fall Membership Meeting, please click here.

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Colorado PGA REACH News

Register a Team for the Colorado PGA REACH Invitational Today! T

he Colorado PGA REACH Invitational is coming up and will be here before we know it! The event includes breakfast and lunch, 18 holes of golf and much more! Each participant will receive a custom Callaway wedge and will have the opportunity to bid on a number of items during the silent and live auctions! Event Details 7:00 AM - Registration 9:00 AM - Shotgun Start 2:30 PM - Lunch

Colorado PGA REACH Foundation Scholarships Announced Seven Earn Scholarships

A week after the PGA of America announced their 2017 PGA Scholarship winners, our Colorado PGA REACH Foundation would like to announce that seven candidates of earned local scholarships. Two students earned Marion Pfluger Scholarships while five students earned Colorado PGA REACH Scholarships. Of the 15 applicants this year, eight earned PGA of America Scholarships and seven earned Colorado PGA REACH Scholarships. One winner from college and one from the high school category earned the Marion Pfluger Scholarship. The scholarship is named in honor of longtime Pinehurst Country Club Head Professional Marion Pfluger, a past president of the Colorado PGA and a 1996 Inductee into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame. All winning candidates who were awarded the Marion Pfliger Scholarships earned $1,500 while the Colorado PGA REACH recipients earned $1,000. Marion Pfluger Scholarships College Ashley Sutherland – daughter of Mark Sutherland, PGA Member High School Austin Northern – son of Mike Northern, PGA Life Member College Scholarships Cade Benson – son of Andy Benson, PGA Head Professional at Highlands Ranch Golf Club Ryan Hanson – son of Jeff Hanson, PGA Director of Golf at Red Sky Golf Club Zach Hofer – son of Scotty Hofer, PGA Director of Instruction at Meta Golf Learning Center Ashley Stewart – daughter of Scott Stewart, PGA Member High School Scholarship Henry Teare - grandson of Charles “Vic” Kline, PGA Life Member

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June 2017

Tournament News

Post/Grady Team Up for Myran Craig Pro-Pro Title R

emington Post and Pat Grady have known each other for nearly two decades as they competed together in what was then the Colorado Junior Golf Association (CJGA). The duo relied on that history when they partnered together to win the 2017 Myran Craig Pro-Pro Championship presented by the PGA Tour and Jani-King. In the opening Four-Ball Stroke Play portion of the tournament, the pair distanced themselves from the field by posting two eagles and seven birdies in amassing 44 points in the modified stableford event. They kept the peddle to the metal during the second round as they added 20 points in the foursome stroke play portion to finish with a total of 64 points.

In second place was the team of Legacy Ridge Golf Course Head Professional Joe Carlton and Meadow Hills Golf Course Assistant Professional Caine Fitzgerald. The duo posted 55 points which included 10 biridies during the opening round. Coming in third place after posting 52 points was the team of Ben Honaman, Lakewood Country Club Head Professional and Geoff Keffer, Instructor at the Greater Golfer Development Center. Click here for the complete results

Milstead Wins National Car Rental Pro Am Series B

arry Milstead, PGA Head Professional at Valley Country Club shot a fourunder-par 67 to claim first place at the National Car Rental Pro Am Series event at Lakewood Country Club on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Miltead edged out Geoff Keffer, Instructor at the Greater Golfer Development Center who posted a three-under-par 68 on the course he grew up playing. Milstead also led his team to victory as they posted an 18-under-par 124 in the Low Gross/Low Net event. Click here for the complete results

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Tournament News

PGA to Conduct PGA Championship, KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club T

he PGA of America announced today that it will host two different major championships at Southern Hills Country Club, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, between now and 2030. Southern Hills will host the 2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship—the most historic and prestigious major championship in senior golf—and also will be the venue for a PGA Championship no later than 2030. This will be a record fifth time that Southern Hills has staged the PGA Championship, one of golf’s four men’s major championships. In 2021, the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, the most historic event in senior golf, will make its second visit to Oklahoma as it debuts at Southern Hills. Founded in 1936, Southern Hills has hosted seven previous major championships, beginning with the 1958 U.S. Open won by Tommy Bolt through Tiger Woods’ PGA Championship triumph in 2007, when he captured the Wanamaker Trophy for a fourth time. Southern Hills also hosted the 1970 PGA Championship (won by Dave Stockton), 1977 U.S. Open (Hubert Green), 1982 PGA Championship (Raymond Floyd), 1994 PGA Championship (Nick Price) and 2001 U.S. Open (Retief Goosen).

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“Few American golf venues match the legacy and record of excellence of Southern Hills Country Club,” said PGA of America President Paul Levy. “Some of our sport’s greatest names have walked these fairways and etched their name in major championship history. The PGA of America is proud to once again connect with Southern Hills, its membership and the great sports fans of Oklahoma. We are confident Southern Hills will continue to attract respective world-class fields for both the PGA Championship and the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.” With the announcement, Southern Hills’ history of hosting major golf championships will encompass more than 80 years. Southern Hills will also become the 13th venue to host both a PGA Championship and a KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. “We’re thrilled to again partner with the PGA of America and host a pair of championships of this caliber,” said Southern Hills President Craig Bothwell. “Major championship golf is a part of Southern Hills’ heritage, but we could not make this happen without the unending support of our dedicated membership, the sporting passion of the greater Tulsa community and the welcoming spirit of our proven volunteer network.” The PGA Championship is the only all-professional


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Tournament News

Colorado PGA Women’s Championship Headed to the Club at Ravenna

Colorado PGA Women’s Championship Event Date – August 22-23, 2017 Facility – The Club at Ravenna Registration Deadline – August 16, 2017 at 11:59am Entry Fee – $160 Eligibility – All PGA Professionals in good standing are eligible for this event. The second annual Colorado PGA Women’s Championship will be held at the Club at Ravenna. The event is open to all female members of the Colorado PGA and LPGA as long as they live or are employed in the Colorado Section. continued from previous page major in men’s golf. It began in 1916, just months after the birth of the PGA of America and today features one of the deepest international fields in golf. Since 1994, it has perennially featured the most top-100 players in the Official World Golf Rankings of all golf Championships. The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, which will celebrate its 82nd edition in 2021 at Southern Hills, was born in 1937 at Augusta National Golf Club, three years after the first Masters Tournament. The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship is the most prestigious event in the game for PGA Members age 50-and-older. About Southern Hills Country Club Founded in 1936, Southern Hills Country Club is a private, member-owned country club located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Designed by Perry Maxwell, who believed in adorning nature, not disturbing it, Southern Hills has been recognized for more than a half-century among the top 100 courses in the world. Since 1946, Southern Hills has hosted seven men’s major championships and eight other significant national or premier championships.

FUTURE SITES (as of May 2017) PGA CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 - Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina 2018 - Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis, Missouri 2019 - Bethpage Black, Farmingdale, New York 2020 - TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, California 2021 - The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island (South Carolina) Golf Resort 2022 - Trump International Golf Club, Bedminster, New Jersey 2023 - Oak Hill Country Club, Pittsford, New York 2024-30* - Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma * Year to be announced KITCHENAID SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 - Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor, Michigan 2019 - Oak Hill Country Club, Pittsford, New York 2020 - Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor, Michigan 2021 - Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma 2022 - Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor, Michigan 2024 - Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor, Michigan

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Tournament News

Colorado PGA Professional Champ. Registration Open

Red Sky Golf Club - Fazio Course September 11-13, 2017 Registration Closes | Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 11:59 PM MDT Entry Fee | $250 Click here to register Eligibility Eligibility is limited to PGA members who meet all of the following criteria: 1. Must be eligibly employed in and classified in one of the following active membership classifications at the time of entry and as of July 7, 2017. The PGA of America headquarters records must reflect this status at time of entry and as of July 7, 2017. *MP Master Professional A-1 Head Professional at a PGA recognized golf course A-2 Head Professional at a PGA recognized golf range A-4 Golf Directors at a PGA recognized golf course *A-5 Past PGA Presidents A-6 Self-employed teaching professionals A-7 Director of Golf or Head Professional at a PGA recognized golf facility under construction A-8 Assistant Professional A-9 Executives or managers of golf properties A-10 Golf Clinicians A-11 Employees of Go f Associations A-12 College Golf Coaches A-13 General Managers/Directors of Club Operations A-14 Directors of Instruction A-15 Retail A-16 Golf Course Architect/Builder A-17 Golf Course Superintendents A-18 Golf Media A-19 Golf Manufacturer Management A-20 Golf Manufacturer Sales Representatives A-21 Tournament Director A-22 Rules Official A-23 Golf Club Fitting/Golf Club Repair A-24 PGA members primarily employed within the golf industry who are not eligible for another Active classification *Must be eligibly employed in one of the above mentioned active membership classifications or must

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be eligible for the following Life Member classifications (LM, LMA, LMM or LMMA). 2. Must not have played in more than ten (10) combined Adams Golf Pro Tours, Asian Tour, Australia/New Zealand Tour, Champions TOUR, Dakotas Tour, eGolf Gateway Tour (eGolf Professional Tours and All-American Gateway Tours), European Challenge Tour, European Senior Tour, European Tour, JPGA Senior Tour, JPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour (LET), LPGA Futures Tour (Symetra Tour), LPGA Tour, LPGT, SwingThought.com Tour (NGA Pro Golf Tours), PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Canada, PGA TOUR LatioAmerica, The Safari Tour, The Sunshine Tour and web.com TOUR tournaments between July 7, 2016 and July 7, 2017. The U. S. Open, U. S. Senior Open, PGA Championship and Senior PGA Championship are not included in the 10-tournament count. PGA Tournament Corporation, Inc., reserves the right to determine whether or not any player is so employed and to reject any player who does not meet these requirements. A PGA member will not be eligible to participate if: a) the member is serving a suspension from membership; b) the member is suspended from tournament participation for National tournaments; or c) the member is classified as Class F, LM, LMM, LMC, RM, Inactive, A-3, or Honorary.


Senior Section Championship Registration Open

Valley Country Club August 14-15, 2017 Registration Closes | Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 11:59 PM MDT Entry Fee | $250 Click here to register Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to PGA members who meet all of the following criteria. 1. Must be eligibly employed and classified in one of the following active membership classifications or have Life Member status in one of the following classifications (LM, LMA, LMM or LMMA), at the time of entry and as of July 14, 2017. The PGA of America headquarters records must reflect this status at time of entry and on July 14, 2017. *MP Master Professional A-1 Head Professional at a PGA golf course A-2 Head Professional at a PGA golf range A-4 Golf Directors at a PGA recognized golf course *A-5 Past PGA Presidents A-6 Self-employed teaching professionals A-7 Director of Golf or Head Professional at a PGA recognized golf facility under construction A-8 Assistant Professional A-9 Executives or managers of golf properties A-10 Golf Clinicians A-11 Employees of Go f Associations A-12 College Golf Coaches A-13 General Managers/Directors of Club Operations A-14 Directors of Instruction A-15 Retail A-16 Golf Course Architect/Builder A-17 Golf Course Superintendents A-18 Golf Media A-19 Golf Manufacturer Management A-20 Golf Manufacturer Sales Representatives A-21 Tournament Director A-22 Rules Official A-23 Golf Club Fitting/Golf Club Repair A-24 PGA members primarily employed within the golf industry who are not eligible for another Active classification

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*Must be eligibly employed in one of the above mentioned active membership classifications or must be eligible for the following Life Member classifications (LM, LMA, LMM or LMMA). 2. Must not have played in more than ten (10) combined Adams Golf Pro Tours, Asian Tour, Australia/ New Zealand Tour, Champions TOUR, Dakotas Tour, eGolf Gateway Tour (formerly eGolf Professional Tours and All-American Gateway Tours), European Challenge Tour, European Senior Tour, European Tour, JPGA Senior Tour, JPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour (LET), LPGA Futures Tour (Symetra Tour), LPGA Tour, LPGT, SwingThought.com Tour (formerly NGA Pro Golf Tours), PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Canada, PGA TOUR LatinoAmerica, The Safari Tour, The Sunshine Tour and web.com TOUR tournaments between July 14, 2014 and July 13, 2015. The U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open, PGA Championship, and Senior PGA Championship are not included in the 10-tournament count. 3. Participants must also be a minimum of 50 years of age on September 28 2017, the first round of the 2017 Senior PGA Championship Professional National presented by Mercedes-Benz. PGA Tournament Corporation, Inc., reserves the right to determine whether or not any player meets eligibility and to reject any player who does not: A. the member is serving a suspension from membership; B. the member is suspended from tournament participation for National tournaments; or C. the member is classified as Class F, Inactive, A-3, Retired Member, Life Member Century or Honorary.

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Smigelsky Punches Ticket to First US Senior Open D

ale Smigelsky has been on a roll lately. His hot play culminated with the Collindale Golf Course Director of Golf punching his card to the 2017 US Senior Open during qualifying on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Meadows Golf Course in Littleton, CO. Smigelsky, fresh off a top-10 finish at the CoBank Colorado Senior Open and a first place finish at the Ft. Collins Country Club Pro Am in mid-May, posted a four-under-par 68 to share medalist honors. Smigelsky posted six birdies and just two bogeys, including a closing four-under-par 32 to finish tied for first with two-time US Amateur Public Links Champion Billy Tuten of Sugar Land, Texas. Charlie Post of Castle Rock finished as the first alternate after posting a 69. Victor Minovich of Littleton, CO fired a 70 for the second alternate position. Chris Johnson, PGA Life Member also posted a 70 while PGA Professionals Jon Arnold, Shawn Wilcox, Bill Hancock and John Ogden all posted one-under-par 71.

A Number of Opportunities to Compete Coming Up!

The Ridge at Castle Pines North Pro Am Event Date – June 12, 2017 Registration Deadline – June 7, 2017 at 11:59am Entry Fee – $380 Eligibility – All PGA Professionals in good standing are eligible for this event. The Ridge at Castle Pines North hosts a Pro Am for the fourth year in a row. Opened in 1997, this Troon property celebrates twenty years of providing an upscale mountain feel right in the Denver metro area. Country Club of Colorado Pro Am Event Date – June 19, 2017 Facility – the Country Club of Colorado Registration Deadline – June 14, 2107 at 11:59am Entry Fee – $380 Eligibility – All PGA Professionals in good standing are eligible for this event.

We will head south to host our first Pro Am at the Pete Dye designed Country Club of Colorado in a number of years! Dye’s first design west of the Mississippi and his first Colorado course is sure to provide a great day of golf.

Pro-Superintendent Event Date – July 6, 2017 Facility – The Golf Club at Bear Dance Registration Deadline – June 30, 2017 Entry Fee – $210 Eligibility – All PGA Professionals in good standing are eligible for this event. Teams will be made up of our PGA Professional and one member of the Maintenance staff. Both players must be employed at the same club. This event features teams made up of one PGA Professional and one member of the maintenance staff in a two-person Fourball Net Stroke Play event at the home of the Colorado PGA, the Golf Club at Bear Dance. The event is sponsored by Colorado Golf and Turf and Cutter and Buck. Each player will receive a shirt compliment of Cutter and Buck and will compete for a number of prizes on the course. Inverness Golf Club Pro Am Event Date – July 10, 2017 Registration Deadline – July 5, 2017 at 11:59pm Entry Fee – $380 Eligibility – All PGA Professionals in good standing are eligible for this event. We return to the Inverness Golf Club for our annual Pro Am on Monday, July 10, 2017. The renowned Press Maxwell designed course and former host of the Colorado Open features a Low Gross/Low Net team format.

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Assistant Section Championship Registration Open

Highlands Ranch Golf Club July 31 - August 1, 2017 Registration Closes | Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:59 PM MDT Entry Fee | $150 Click here to register Eligibility Eligibility is limited to Class A-8 PGA members and apprentices who meet all of the following criteria.

tween July 21, 2016 and July 20, 2017. The U. S. Open, U. S. Senior Open, PGA Championship and Senior PGA Championship are not included in the 10-tournament count.

Class A-8 Members and all Apprentices must be eligibly employed and in good standing at the time of entry and as of July 21, 2015. The PGA of America headquarters records must reflect this status on July 21, 2015.

PGA Tournament Corporation, Inc., reserves the right to determine whether or not any player is so employed and to reject any player who does not meet these requirements.

Must not have played in more than ten (10) combined Adams Golf Pro Tours, Asian Tour, Australia/New Zealand Tour, Champions TOUR, Dakotas Tour, eGolf Gateway Tour (eGolf Professional Tours and All-American Gateway Tours), European Challenge Tour, European Senior Tour, European Tour, JPGA Senior Tour, JPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour (LET), LPGA Futures Tour (Symetra Tour), LPGA Tour, LPGT, SwingThought.com Tour (NGA Pro Golf Tours), PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Canada, PGA TOUR LatioAmerica, The Safari Tour, The Sunshine Tour and web.com TOUR tournaments be-

A PGA member/apprentice will not be eligible to participate if:

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a) the member/apprentice is serving a suspension from membership. b) the member/apprentice is suspended from tournament participation for National tournaments. c) the member is classified Class F, Inactive, A-3, Retired Member or Honorary.

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Gallagher Wins CoBank Colorado Senior Open FASHION & DEMO

EXPERIENCE Cole Finishes as Best Colorado PGA Professional

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Dow Finsterwald Colorado PGA OMEGA Player of the Year 1 | Geoff Keffer |Greater Golfer Development Center | 2,379.40 2 | Chris Johnson | Life Member | 1,819.17 3 | Blake Sharamitaro | Lake Arbor Golf Club | 1,796.17 4 | Caine Fitzgerald |Meadow Hills Golf Course | 1,598.50 5 | Rick Cole |Eaton Country Club | 1,592.00 6 | Eric Bradley |Blackstone Country Club | 1,561.00 7 | Kyle Voska |The Links Golf Course | 1,517.65 8 | Jason Witczak |The Club at Pradera | 1,385.17 9 | Visanu Tongwarin |Legacy Ridge Golf Course | 1,379.00 10 | Sherry Andonian |Valley Country Club | 1,378.14 11 | Peter Norwood |MetaGolf Learning Center | 1,160.12 12 | Paul Lobato |Meridian Golf Club | 1,102.25 13 | Ron Vlosich |Life Member | 1,082.64 14 | Kirk Trowbridge |MetaGolf Learning Center | 992.00 15 | Ken Krieger |Cheyenne Country Club | 918.00 16 | Barry Milstead |Valley Country Club | 858.00 17 | Dale Smigelsky |Collindale Golf Course | 857.00 18 | Scott Sommers |Saddleback Golf Club | 807.50 19 | Christopher Hyten |Castle Pines Golf Club | 768.17 20 | Ben Honaman |Lakewood Country Club | 696.50 21 | Jeff Carter |Riverdale Golf Courses | 683.00 22 | Dave Detweiler |Life Member | 679.50 23 | Tyler Parsloe |Jake’s Academy | 678.00 24 | Dave Troyer |CommonGround Golf Course | 673.50 25 | Scott Hart |Life Member | 649.00 26 | Will Panella |Buffalo Run Golf Course | 643.12 27 | Dan O’Shaughnessy |Meadow Hills Golf Course | 618.75

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Senior Colorado PGA OMEGA Player of the Year 1 | Rick Cole |Eaton Country Club | 3,354.00 2 | Dale Smigelsky |Collindale Golf Course | 2,957.00 3 | Mike Northern |Life Member | 2,840.50 4 | Chris Johnson |Life Member | 2,789.17 5 | Ron Vlosich |Life Member | 2,036.64 6 | Paul Lobato |Meridian Golf Club | 1,522.25 7 | Jeff Hanson |Red Sky Golf Club | 1,521.00 8 | Ken Krieger |Cheyenne Country Club | 1,424.00 9 | Sherry Andonian |Valley Country Club | 1,378.14 10 | Doug Wherry |Jake’s Academy | 1,311.00

Colorado PGA Apprentice Player of the Year 1 | Patrick Grady | University of Colorado | 1,565.33 2 | Rich Lash | Bear Creek Golf Club | 1,112.98 3 | Bryan Hackenberg | Riverdale Golf Courses | 884.52 4 | Steve Bidne | University of Northern Colorado | 871.00 5 | Ben Lanting | Bear Creek Golf Club | 516.00 6 | Audie Dean | Littleton Golf & Tennis Club | 494.00 7 | Jeff Franks | Catamount Ranch and Club | 393.50 8 | Kory Harrell | The Club at Pradera | 297.00 9 | Trevor Martinet | The Ridge at Castle Pines North | 252.50 10 | Max Twarjan | Maroon Creek Club | 215.00

As of June 8, 2017

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Breakthrough

Erie’s Schalk scores first win by Coloradan in AJGA Hale Irwin; Grand Junction’s Olkowski 2nd again in boys tourney by Gary Baines

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ailey Schalk of Erie, who just a couple of weeks ago became the first freshman since 2002 to win a girls state high school championship in Colorado, didn't take long to add another major accomplishment to her golf resume. On Thursday, the 15-yearold not only notched her first American Junior Golf Association victory, but she became the first Coloradan to win the AJGA Hale Irwin Colorado Junior by Transamerica. Schalk (pictured) came from four strokes behind entering the final round at Walnut Creek Golf Preserve in Westminster to post a one-stroke victory in the girls division of the tournament. "It's really special," said Schalk, who called it her biggest accomplishment in golf. "Just to win my first one in Colorado is cool. I've been playing really well this year so I thought it was a good tournament to try to win." Schalk, who just completed her freshman year at Holy Family High School, shot a 3-under-par 69 in the final round to finish at 4-under 212. She made five birdies on the final day, including an 8-footer on the 17th hole that put her ahead for good. Then she overcame a poor third shot on the 18th hole to get up and down for par. "I just played aggressive today and I was making more putts," said Schalk, the girls 2016 Colorado Junior Match Play champion. "I was making sure I got them to the hole even if they went 10 feet by. And I made three birdies in a row (4-5-6), which gave me confidence." Charlotte Hillary of Cherry Hills Village, who led after each of the first two rounds, missed a 5-foot birdie putt on the final hole that would have forced a playoff (left). Hillary, also 15, closed with a 74 after a 16-par, two-bogey day. "I'm just super disappointed in myself," said Hillary,

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who also was runner-up to Schalk in the 3A state tournament. "I had about five lip-outs so it was really hard because if at least one of them had dropped I would have been in a playoff or something. But that was the difference between today and yesterday and the day before when all of those dropped. Today not one did. "I could have avoided the bogeys I had -- just some mental errors. But bogeys happen and you need to have birdies to even those out and I couldn't execute. That's why the title goes to Hailey." Still, it was by far the best performance in an AJGA event by Hillary, the 2016 girls JGAC Tour Championship winner. "My goal was top three (going into the week), but I had such an advantage going into today, it's just really hard for me to give it up," she said. Trussi Li, a Chinese-born Californian, set the women's course record with a 7-under-par 65 on Thursday to tie Hillary for second place at 213.

"That's my best round ever," said the 16-year-old Li.


The Ridge at Castle Pines North Hosts First DCP Local Qualifier

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he Ridge at Castle Pines North hosted the first Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier of the year on Monday, June 5, 2017. 119 juniors were signed up for the event where the top-3 players in each division qualified for the Walnut Creek Golf Preserve Sub-Regional Championship. Girls 7-9 Boys 7-9 1 Adrielle Miller 66 points 1 Bourne Weideman 74 points 2 Abby Carlson 53 points 2 Reid Clayton 60 points 3 Chloe Johnson 40 points 3 Gaven Novak 55 points Boys 10-11 1 Brock Narva 2 Ross Miller 3 Frank Lockwood

119 points 105 points 104 points

Girls 10-11 1 Katelin Fawcett 2 Julia Mangan 3 Lylah Joseph

63 points 57 points 56 points

Boys 12-13 1 Yusuke Ogi 2 Wesley Erling 3 Christian Carter

116 points 106 points 95 points

Girls 12-13 1 Abigail Aeschleman 2 Brooke Conway 3 Anna Jordaan

91 points 80 points 73 points

Boys 14-15 1 Scott Ismert 2 Hunter Khan 3 Tyler Eddy

129 points 120 points 112 points

Girls 14-15 1 Marie Jordaan 2 Sofia Choi 3 Ashley Kozlowski

120 points 119 points 104 points

Click here for the complete results

Next Drive, Chip & Putt Local Qualifier June 19, 2017 at Ft. Collins Country Club - click for full schedule

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JGAC Season Starting to Heat Up! Mulligan, Lehigh Prevail after Marathon Playoffs for First June 8, 2017 It was a perfect day for golf at Overland Park near downtown Denver today. In the Girls Division, Katelyn Lehigh and Taylor Tucker battled through a five hole playoff for honors. Both shooting 79 for the day, Lehigh prevailed with blisters on her feet after the 23 hole marathon. Tucker finished in second and Eva Pett took third after a scorecard playoff between four players at a +8 (80). For the Boys 14-15 division, Will Chadwick took first place with a three-over-par score of 75. Eli Marquez took second place, with a 76 and Cole Reister shot a 77, earning third place. In the competitive Boys 16-18 division, two Chaparral High School teammates competed in a 3-hole playoff after a tie with 18-hole scores of 73. Tyler Mulligan took first place, putting his team mate, Jonas Graham, at second place. Henry Howser rounded out our top three with a 74. Many players were able to capitalize on the opportunities available on this Denver gem. The links style course with its tough pin placements, tree lined fairways and thick rough proved to be a great venue for our JGAC players to shine!

In the girl’s division, Kaylee Chen, from Highlands Ranch walked away with medalist honors after firing a very solid +5, 69. Kaylee made 3 birdies on the back nine to finish the back nine at one under par. Just one stroke behind Kaylee was Sophia Choi of Littleton. Rounding out our top 3 was Hadley Ashton from Erie, shooting a +9, 73. For complete Girls Division results, click HERE. In our boy’s division, Traejan Andrews, from Windsor, finished in first place with a fantastic finish of +1, 65. He made 2 birdies today, offset by just three bogeys. Coming in second place, and just two strokes behind Traejan was Gage Messingham of Arvada. We had a three way tie for 3rd place between Kenny VanWormer, Will Rinehart, and Maxwell Lange. In breaking that tie for our 3rd place medal, winning the scorecard playoff, was Will Rinehart, shooting 36-33- 69. For complete Boys Division results, click HERE. The next JGAC 11-13 Series Event will be contested at Southridge Golf Course on June 15th.

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11-13 Series Event At Springhill 7-10 IMG Academy Junior Golf Course World Qualifier June 8, 2017

June 7, 2017

The Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado continued its busy start to the summer season today, heading to Springhill Golf Course, for an 11-13 Series Event.

For the first time, the JGAC conducted IMG Academy Junior World qualifiers for the 7-8 and 9-10 divisions. South Suburban Family Sports GC hosted thirty-seven juniors as they vied for five qualifying spots.

It was a beautiful day for golf as 68 players took the course. The leaderboard was bunched at the top in both the boy’s and girl’s divisions. We saw some fantastic play!

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In the Boys 7-8 division, Ashton Edwards of Boulder, CO earned the qualifying spot with a 9-hole score of 41. He beat 1st alternate Jude Gasser of Denver, CO by


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For complete results, CLICK HERE. In the Boys 9-10 division, Gavin Amella of Pueblo, CO fired 2-under par (29) to earn the first qualifying spot. Three shots behind him and earning the second qualifying spot was Andre Dumonteil of Centennial, CO (31). All with scores of 33, three golfers played off for the alternate positions. Ty Andrews of Windsor, CO secured the 1st alternate spot with a birdie on the first play-off hole while Frank Lockwood of Englewood, CO birdied the second play-off hole to hold the 2nd alternate spot. For complete results, CLICK HERE. The Girls 7-8 division finished with Taylor Wilson of Highlands Ranch, CO and Maddie Makino of Parker, CO tied at 41. Makino won on the 1st playoff hole to earn a spot in the IMG Academy Junior World Championship. Amalei Lagrimas finished third and in the 2nd alternate spot (46).

For complete results, CLICK HERE. The Girls 9-10 division was won by Caitlyn Chin of Greenwood Village, CO. Chin shot 33 to earn her qualifying spot by 4 strokes. Ashleigh Wilson of Highlands Ranch, CO finished as the 1st alternate with a score of 37. Livia Pett of Denver, CO and Emmalee Johnson of Denver, CO faced off in a playoff at 40 for the 2nd alternate spot. Pett came out on top.

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For complete results, CLICK HERE. Hadley Ashton of Erie, CO will also be representing Colorado at the national tournament. She earned an exemption by her top-finish in the 2016 IMG Academy Junior World Championship. Ashton will compete in the Girls 9-10 division. The IMG Academy Junior World Championship is held in San Diego, CA on July 11-14. See more at: http://www.juniorgolfcolorado.org/710IMG-Academy-Junior-World-Qu.html#sthash.eIn5obuk. dpuf

continued from page 22 "My low was 68 before today. The front nine (a 6-under-par 30), I honestly didn't expect that. Someone said I was bored and just throwing darts at the pin. And I made basically every putt today." Indeed, she needed just 25 putts on the day. In the boys tournament, Coloradans were 1-2 entering the final round, but Artem Yalovenko, a 15-year-old Russian who now lives in Florida, closed with a 67 to score his first AJGA victory. Yalovenko made seven birdies in his final round to rally from five behind on Thursday to record a one-stroke win. He posted a 7-under-par 209 total. Trevor Olkowski (left) of Grand Junction, a University of Colorado signee, finished second for the second straight year at the AJGA Hale Irwin Colorado Junior by Transamerica. This time, he had an 18-foot birdie attempt on No. 18 that would have forced a playoff, but he left it 2 feet short. The 18-year-old, winner of the boys JGAC Tour Championship last fall, parred his final 15 holes for an even-par 72. His 210 total gave him a share of the runner-up spot with Carson Griggs of Sand Springs, Okla., who closed with a 67. "I wanted to win. That's why we play it," Olkowski said. "Second place is just not the same. I don't like losing. "I'm kind of angry. I didn't hit the ball well on the back nine today. And I missed every single putt that I looked at. It was just really frustrating." Second-round leader Griffin Barela of Lakewood, who's signed to play college golf at the University of Wisconsin, placed fourth at 212 after a final-round 75. As for Yalovenko (below left), who finished his round about 25 minutes before Olkowski and Barela, he could hardly believe that he came out on top. "I'm speechless," he said. "I'm so thankful for everything that happened. I didn't really expect to win, to be honest. There's no way that I thought the winning score would be 7 under. That's for sure. "This is by far the biggest win I've ever had in my life."For final results from the tournament, CLICK HERE.

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Quarter Century Feature

Help us honor those Colorado PGA Professionals who have attained 25 years of membership!

Zane Zwemke, PGA

Assistant Professional Aurora Hills Golf Course (soon to be Head Professional at Saddle Rock Golf Course) Where did you grow up? I grew up in Aravada Colorado. I graduated High School in Albuquerque NM in 1981. What was your first introduction to the game of golf? My father Ron was an assistant professional at Rolling Hills CC and I started in there 4 hole Junior program. Why did you choose to become a PGA Golf Professional? For the love of the game it is unique in that you really don’t need anyone else to go play. You can always challenge yourself to be better and the only one you can hold responsible for how you play is myself good or bad. What makes you most proud about being a PGA Professional? Being a part of a great, well respected organization that continues to promote the game. What golf facilities have you been employed at and in what capacity? • University South Course - 1987 turn professional • Hiwan Golf Club - Assistant Professional • Lakwood CC - Teaching Professional, where I took over for a great Teacher Earl Sveningsen, PGA • Lakewood CC - First Assistant • Lakewood CC - Head Golf Professional • Fitzsimons GC - Assistant Professional • Aurora Hills GC - First Assistant Professional (Current)

rect and enjoy playing the game daily. I believe players that understand what they do and feel that they can fix on the fly have a better experience every time they play. What hobbies do you have outside of golf? I really enjoy fly fishing especially in Colorado the views and quietness of the time on the river is incredible. I do love to play golf and I have a great wife that loves the game so playing with her and friends is always enjoyable. If you could have a dream foursome, who would it be and why? Greg Norman, Jordan Spieth and Bobby Jones

What do you feel is the most meaningful contribution to the game of golf you have made? Teaching the Game, I truly make it easy and I believe I have a gift when it comes to the cause and effect of what the swing is doing. The students I teach get an understanding of their swing and are able to self-cor-

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Director of Golf Perry Park Country Club

Where did you grow up? Madelia, Minnesota. It’s a small town with a population of about 2,300. What was your first introduction to the game of golf? At the age of 12 a friend of the family introduced me to the game. Nobody in my family played golf at that time. Why did you choose to become a PGA Golf Professional? I worked at my home town golf course as it was being built and after it opened. I loved being around golf and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. What makes you most proud about being a PGA Professional? PGA members provide quality instruction to our members and students so they can better enjoy this game of a lifetime. What golf facilities have you been employed at and in what capacity? • 1984 – 1987 Assistant Golf Professional | Perry Park Country Club | Larkspur, CO • 1987 – 1991 Head Professional | Perry Park Country Club | Larkspur, CO • 1992 – 1997 Director of Golf | Dos Rios Golf Club | Gunnison, CO • 1998 – 2002 Director of Golf | Pine Meadows Golf Club | Brainerd, MN • 2002-2011 Head Professional | Cragun’s Legacy Courses | Brainerd, MN

• 2011 – Present Director of Golf | Perry Park Country Club | Larkspur CO What do you feel is the most meaningful contribution to the game of golf you have made? Promoting and teaching this great game to junior golfers. Being able to have the pleasure to meet former junior golfers years later to see that they are still playing and enjoying the game is something I really enjoy. What a privilege it is to be able to introduce the game of golf to thousands of juniors over the years. I also had the privilege to serve as the Volunteer Head Golf Coach at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, Minnesota from 2000-2010. The Men’s golf team captured the National Junior College Championship in 2005 and we had the Individual Men’s National Champion in 2004.

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Brian Erickson, PGA

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What hobbies do you have outside of golf? Hunting, fishing, skiing, and hiking are my hobbies away from work; I enjoy most everything that takes me to the great outdoors. I also enjoy wine tasting and have been fortunate to have made three trips to Napa, CA in the last five years. My latest hobby has been honing my cooking skills. If you could have a dream foursome, who would it be and why? Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and my wife. These two players have been my golf “heros” since I was a young child. I would want my wife to be able to experience this with me.

Welcome to the Colorado PGA! Let us introduce you to the newest Colorado PGA Professional

Chris Hyten, PGA

Assistant Golf Professionals Castle Pines Golf Club Why did you become a PGA Professional? After playing golf in college, I wanted to give Professional golf a chance. When the budget didn’t allow, I knew I loved the game too much to leave it. With a few PGA Professionals giving me guidance, I began the path toward membership. What do you most look forward now that you are a member? Trying to avoid clichés, I look forward to both growing the game as well as growing those within the game. I look forward to creating lifelong relationships both with other PGA professionals as well as members.

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Route 411

An update on our Colorado PGA Members

Happy Birthday! June 1 Matthew W. Daubner, PGA Robbie Gilmore Jr., PGA Dustin G Erbes

June 2 Douglas P. Montgomery, PGA Craig Stadler, PGA Jeffrey D. Perkins, PGA Richard M Marulli

June 10 Matthew D Lodwick, PGA June 11 Schott Davis, PGA Kevin P. Carlson, PGA Tyler L. Ferratti, PGA Joshua B. Barilar, PGA Kyler A. Booher, PGA

June 3 Kevin P. Cubbage, PGA Dow N. Stewart, PGA

June 12 John R. Phillips, PGA Philip M. Linares, PGA Cory T. Sigler, PGA

June 4 David J. Steinmetz, PGA Sean M. Rea Jr., PGA

June 14 Rick D. Cole, PGA Scott A. Justman, PGA

June 5 Steve Saulsbery, PGA Gregory E. Patterson, PGA

June 15 Terry Naughton, PGA Bill Ramsey, PGA

June 6 Steve Ledonne, PGA Thomas Walter, PGA Howard R. Glasser, PGA

June 16 Jeffrey D. Seltz, PGA Tom W. Hensel Larry E. Worster, PGA

June 7 George C. Kahrhoff, PGA Sean C. Miller, PGA

June 18 George E. Hart, PGA Pete Bain, PGA Jack Morrison, PGA

June 8 Fairington E Wood, PGA Christopher J. Rusin, PGA Anthony L. Vitale, PGA Theophilus D. Gregory II, PGA June 9 Michael Lepore, PGA Charlie A. Ray, PGA Steven Johnson, PGA

June 19 Aaron K. Walsh, PGA Matthew P Kantor June 20 William J. Martin, PGA Jim M. Morrisey, PGA Edward Provow, PGA

June 21 Dillon N. Joslyn, PGA Jonathan R Roth June 22 Scott A. Stewart, PGA Jeff L. Rafferty, PGA Philip M. Tobias, PGA Zachary G. Anderson, PGA June 24 Travis J. Gruenenwald, PGA June 25 Jeremy D. Hughes, PGA Ethan E. Malzahn, PGA June 26 Justin M. Blomberg, PGA June 27 Russell R. Herndon, PGA Jason D Harris Joseph M. Chavez, PGA Nicholas D Leiker June 28 Pat J. Miller, PGA June 29 James H. Pratt, PGA June 30 James B. Milstead Jr., PGA Donald R. Fox, PGA Justin M Moore, PGA Mark W. Lampe, PGA

Bryne Retires from Saddle Rock Golf Course

M

ickey Byrne, formerly the PGA Head Professional at Saddle Rock Golf Course retired at the end of May, 2017. Mickey started his career in the golf industry at Foothills Golf Course in Lakewood, CO. He then moved on to serve as a longtime employee of the City of Aurora Golf Division. Byrne spent twenty years working as the Head Professional at Saddle Rock Golf Course. Prior to that, he spent ten years working as the PGA Head Professional. Zane Zwemke, PGA Assistant Professional at Aurora Hills Golf Course will take over as the Head Professional at Saddle Rock beginning in early June.

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New Members Chris Hyten, PGA | A-8 Castle Pines Golf Club

Russell R. Herndon, PGA | A-6 Country Club of Woodmoor | previously in the Southwest Section

Sean M. Rea Jr., PGA | A-8 Maroon Creek Club

Making Moves

Trey M. Johnson, PGA | A-8 Vail Golf Club | previously in the Southern California Section

Ben K. Honaman, PGA A-1 | Lakewood Country Club | previously an A-8 at Lakewood Country Club

John P. Kienast, PGA | A-8 Lakewood Country Club | previously in the Southern California Section

Elizabeth G McCabe B-8 | Beaver Creek Golf Club | presviously an B-8 at Red Sky Golf Club

Nathan J. LeBlanc, PGA | A-8 Telluride Ski & Golf Resort | previously in the Sun Country Section

Lawrence H. Mullis III, PGA A-13 | Silver Spruce Golf Course | previously an A-6 at Silver Spruce Golf Course

Steve Ledonne, PGA | A-13 Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks previously in the Sun Country Section

Robert T. Nelson, PGA A-8 | Hiwan Golf Club | previously an A-8 at Valley Country Club

Jeffrey C. Mayhall, PGA | A-14 PGA Tour Superstore | previously in the South Central Section

Tyler G. Parsloe, PGA A-6 | Jake’s Academy | previously an A-8 at the Country Club at Castle Pines

Joseph E Radulski | B-8 Country Club at Castle Pines | previously in the Southern Texas

David M. Thompson, PGA A-8 | Red Sky Golf Club (Norman) | previously the A-1 at Eagle Vail Golf Club Jeffrey R. Wilcinski, PGA A-1 | Headwaters GC @ Granby Ranch | previously the A-14 at Headwaters GC at Granby Branch

Welcome to the Colorado PGA!

Lincoln A Winslow | B-8 The Club at Cordillera | previously in the Northwest Florida/Alabama

Newly Certified PGA Professionals Jack Small, PGA | A-6 Aspen Golf Club Successfully complete the Certified Professional in Teaching/Coaching program Randy Meyers, PGA | A-13 Foothills Golf Course Successfully complete the Certified Professional in Player Development

Quarter Century Members Brian K. Erickson, PGA | A-4 Perry Park Country Club Nicholas C. Fiorini, PGA Life Member Chris Johnson, PGA PGA Life Member Robert J. Macaluso, PGA | A-1 Heather Gardens Golf Club Zane T. Zwemke, PGA | A-8 Aurora Hills Golf Course

Corey J. Zoller, PGA | A-8 Colorado Golf Club | previously in the Illinois Section

Moving On! Billy Peterson, PGA | MP previously at the Garden of the Gods Club | transferred to the North Florida Section

Carina M Capobianco | B-8 Maroon Creek Club | previously in the South Florida Section

Mark E. Sutherland, PGA | A-8 previously at The Broadmoor | transferred to the Southwest Section

Craig J. Corcoran, PGA | A-8 Roaring Fork Club | previously in the New England Section

New Apprentices

Timothy J. Drzewinski, PGA | A-8 Roaring Fork Club | previously in

Matthew B Hoffman | B-8 Country Club at Castle Pines

June 2017

Membership News

the South Florida Section

Audie Dean | B-8 Littleton Golf and Tennis Club

www.coloradopga.com

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Colorado PGA Pro Peaks Digital Magazine

Presidents Club | $20,000 and above

Colorado Chevy Dealers

Colorado Golf and Turf Tom Bauerle

National Car Rental

PGA Tour

Platinum | $10,000 OMEGA

Platinum | $7,500 Colorado AvidGolfer Allen Walters

Gold | $5,000

Denver Golf Expo Mark Cramer

KBS Shafts

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Fairway Promotions James Schlatter, Nick Porter

Greg Norman Mike Giarratano

Masek Golf Cars Jason Masek


Adidas/Ashworth Mike Bryant

GolfTEC Joe Assell, PGA

AHEAD Zach Ledvina

PTE Golf Matt Pollitt

Club Prophet Systems Tom Robshaw

June 2017

Silver | $2,500

Sun Mountain Kevin Neff

Bronze | $1,000

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