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Colorado’s Guide To Golf

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Denver Golf Expo Issue 2013 Volume 21

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Show Program 8-16 Everything you need to know about the Denver Golf Expo!

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Course Directory 20-21 A comprehensive guide to Colorado’s golf courses

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Into 2013 at the Denver Golf Expo February 8-10 By Diana Rowe

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inter blues? Rusty swing? Golf fever? When the snow flies in the Rocky Mountains, the best place to nourish your golfing soul is the 20th annual Denver Golf Expo. From pro seminars to truckloads of equipment to free golf, discount offers and show-only deals, the 2013 Denver Golf Expo, February 8-10 at the Denver Mart Plaza Hall, is the Rocky Mountain region’s hottest event for the golf industry. Mark Cramer, President of Denver Golf Expo, says, “We continue to grow and improve as we approach our 20th anniversary in 2013! Last year, we added the ability to purchase tickets in advance through Ticket West at all King Soopers. We also made parking hassle free for attendees with additional parking at the East Parking lot and two shuttles running all three day with two pick-ups at the East Parking Lot and the south side of the Denver Mart.” “Each year, we assess the Denver Golf Expo experience to keep it a positive one,” Cramer says. “In addition, we continue to add more exhibitors, bring back the popular exhibits, create more freebies, and more excitement for golfers.”

No more standing in lines waiting to purchase your ticket. Denver Golf Expo Tickets are available through Tickets West at all King Soopers locations through the last day of the show, Sunday, February 10, 2013. Fore Golf Program, courtesy of South Suburban Parks and Recreation

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Held at the Denver Mart Plaza and Pavilion Hall, the Golf Expo welcomes golfers of all abilities from February 8-10. The Denver Golf Expo has something for everyone, including pro seminars for golfers of all abilities; golf resort destinations; truckloads of golf merchandise including show deals; and a bunch of discount offers for the upcoming golf season. Highlights of this year’s show include: •

The greatest features of the Expo, according to Cramer, are the amazing deals. “Everyone is looking for a way of extending their golf dollar. The moment you enter the doors of Denver Golf Expo, you’ve extended your golf dollars. Discount golf begins with your $12 admission, which immediately gives you a free “Fore Golf Program,” courtesy of South Suburban Golf Park and Recreation.” The Fore Golf Program is a new progressive golf experience, offered for the first time to Denver Golf Expo attendees. The offer features a different golf experience each month from February to May. Begin in February with a free round of gold at one of three South Suburban courses and then move into May with a choice of several golf deals, such as 2 for 1 green fees at Lone Tree Golf Course or a free round at Family Sports Golf Club.

Snow might keep golfers away from the courses, but beginning and seasoned golfers alike mark their calendars to attend this not-to-be-missed February annual event. Golf retailers, golf-related companies, golf courses, golf resorts and hotels, Colorado PGA members, Colorado Golf Association members, golf tournament directors, and 12,000 of your golfing buddies gather at the Denver Golf Expo to enjoy the industry’s best offerings – all under one roof!

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Cramer adds, “Thanks to our PGA partners, you can also learn from the pros, by participating in free swing lessons and seminars, and we’re introducing special programs for the ladies on Sunday. Our young golfers and their parents can take advantage of the Junior Golf Experience, including free admission for ages 12 and under.”

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The return of the Colorado Junior Golf Experience for beginning and competitive junior golfers. Browse aisles filled with truckloads of golf merchandise available at showonly prices and preview the latest and greatest. Discounted green fees available at Colorado golf courses – show-only deals. Lenny’s Golf sponsors the popular Demo Days Club Test and 15-station Driving Range. Elevate your game, swing lessons and seminars returns, courtesy Colorado Section of the PGA, including Ladies

Day on Sunday. Donate to the largest Used Club Sale in the West from Colorado Golf Association to benefit CGA Youth Programs. Plan your golf adventures by checking out the travel possibilities from local and international exhibitors representing golf resorts and destinations. Free swing seminars from Colorado’s PGA members and top teaching Pros.

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FREE admission and Colorado Junior Golf Experience for ages 12 and under. Test the latest 2013 model clubs at Lenny’s Golf Demo Days Club Test area. Free swing lessons and informative seminars, including Sunday’s Ladies Day with programs geared to the female golfer, courtesy Colorado Section of the PGA. Fore Golf Program, courtesy of South Suburban Parks and Recreation.

Mark the date now, so you don’t miss the biggest golf show in the region, the Denver Golf Expo, February 8-10, a must for any golfer in the Rocky Mountains. D For more information on the Denver Golf Expo, the premier golfing event of the season, visit www.denvergolfexpo.com. For timely updates, read our Tweets at www.twitter.com/DenverGolfExpo or follow us on Facebook.


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Divot Magazine & Denver Golf Expo:

A Winning Two-Some By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

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fter more than 16 years, our partnership with Divot Magazine (formerly GOLFViews) continues to be a winning two-some,” says Denver Golf Expo director Mark Cramer. “Last year, Divot Magazine debuted its new look at the Denver Golf Expo, and in 2013, Publisher Karl O’Keefe enters his 21th year of publishing a golf magazine in Colorado. The loyal support we’ve known for over a decade and a half continues with the 2013 Denver Golf Expo.” With its stellar reputation in Colorado, Divot Magazine provides coverage of the Denver Golf Expo event to its readers. The results are a blend of two trusted industry leaders to create one of the most premier golf shows in the West. “Just as the Denver Golf Expo is growing and changing to meet the needs of the industry, so is Divot Magazine,” reports Publisher Karl O’Keefe. “Because of my growing website and email marketing services, Divot Magazine publishes four seasonal issues, which more realistically represents

Colorado's unique golf market. Divot Magazine continues to reach golfers throughout the state of Colorado, consistently providing an invaluable resource for golfers. Divot Magazine maintains the content that readers demand: in-depth coverage of the best golf-related news, information, trends and lifestyle, with a fresh look. From Publisher Karl O’Keefe’s first 8-page black and white newspaper to what you are reading today, O’Keefe says, “We have emerged into an authoritative golf publication. The easy to read tabloid-sized magazine is formatted for the convenience of our readers and to better accommodate the needs of our advertisers.” Published four times a year, including their special January/February issue highlights the Denver Golf Expo, Divot Magazine strives to re-educate and entertain its 30,000 readers. O’Keefe’s company also publishes the popular Green Saver golf discount book, containing over $8,000 in golf and golf-related savings. Denver Golf Expo gives all fans of Divot Magazine a chance to meet Publisher Karl O’Keefe. Stop by Divot Magazine’s booth, say hello to Karl and check out the values in the 2013 edition and register to win your own Green Saver – a $49 value. D

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South Suburban Parks and Recreation Offers

Littleton Golf & Tennis

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ill Ramsey, Manager of Golf at South Suburban Parks & Recreation, says, “The beauty of golfing at South Suburban Parks and Recreation is that we offer four very different golf courses with varying design and difficulty.” If you live in Denver metro, chances are you’ve already sampled these four great courses: the 18-hole executive at Littleton Golf & Tennis Club; Arnold Palmler’s18-hole championship course at Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel; 9-hole par 3

and 18 hole course at South Suburban Golf Course, and the 9-hole executive at Family Sports Golf Course (including its large heated and lighted year-round driving range) – something for every golfer. And Denver Golf Expo attendees have a unique opportunity to sample all four courses. Mark Cramer, President of Denver Golf Expo, explains, “The moment you enter the doors of Denver Golf Expo, you are given the opportunity to extend your golf dollars. If you take the survey and register, you are given a free ‘Fore Golf Program*,’ courtesy of South Suburban Golf Park and Recreation.”

The Fore Golf Program is a progressive golf experience, debuting in 2012 and returning in 2013 for Denver Golf Expo attendees. The offer features a several distinctive golf experiences from February to May. Golf experiences include February’s free round of golf at one of three South Suburban courses and then move into May with a choice of several golf deals, such as 2 for 1 green fees at Lone Tree Golf Course or a free round at Family Sports Golf Club. From March to April,

Expo attendees can also redeem a total of 8 coupons for free medium bucket of balls at any golf course. For more details on South Suburban Parks & Recreation’s four golf courses: Littleton Golf & Tennis Club, Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel, South Suburban Golf Course, and Family Sports Golf Club, log on to www.Sspr.org or www.lonetreegolfclubandhotel.com *Fore Golf Program restrictions apply. See offer details given at Denver Golf Expo. D

CGA Used Club Sale “Donate. Purchase. Give Back to Golf - One Club at a Time” By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

Get a new set of clubs for Christmas? Looking for a great deal on a driver at the Expo? Help a good cause and donate your used clubs or purchase your replacement set at Colorado Golf Association’s (CGA) Used Club Sale during the 2013 Denver Golf Expo, Friday, February 8 through Sunday February 10! The CGA’s Youth Programs needs your donations for its annual Used Club Sale. If you’re in the market for the odd iron, a proven driver or a starter set for someone special, visit the CGA’s Used Club Sale during the 2013 Denver Golf Expo. You’ll find great deals on previously owned equipment, and you’ll do something good for your community. Individuals may also donate clubs and choose to collect 70 percent of the selling price, with the balance going to CGA Youth Programs, or simply allow the CGA to keep all of the proceeds. Due to the organization’s non-profit status, any donations are eligible to be used as a tax deduction. The annual used club sale raises much needed funds for its youth developmental programs. These proceeds go directly

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to CGA Youth Programs, a non-profit entity that supports developmental programs such as those offered by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Colorado, Boy Scouts of Colorado, LPGA/USGA Girls Golf, Special Olympics, Girl Scouts of Colorado and Goodwill Industries. For more information on the swap and CGA Youth Programs, or to donate equipment at any time during the year, contact Director of Junior Competitions, Eric Wilkinson at 303-9742110. D GOLF CLUB DROP OFF Denver Mart Plaza (Main entrance - north side of building) Thursday, February 7 – noon to 3 p.m. Friday, February 8 – 8 a.m. to noon (The above times are preferred, but donations at other times will not be turned away.) UNSOLD CLUB/PROCEEDS PICK-UP Denver Mart Plaza Sunday, February 10 – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Payments for items sold by consignment Sunday, Feb. 10 from 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.


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Are you Ready to Get Golf Ready? By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

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n 2012, the Colorado Section of the PGA led the nation in Get Golf Ready. With over 120 facilities offering more than 540 Get Golf Ready events, Colorado led the way in new player development. Programs across the state focused on the fun and social side of golf, hosting everyone from true beginners to those who have dabbled in the game, or those who have been absent from the course for years. Low cost, 5-session programs designed for working women, families, executives, college students, and juniors popped up across the state. In 2013, expect to see even more golf courses and off course facilities offering you the chance to Get Golf Ready! Here’s what to expect: What am I getting myself into?!? Get Golf Ready is designed to teach everything you’ll need to play golf in just a few lessons. PGA and LPGA Professionals will show you that there are lots of ways to play by combining fun, friends and fitness. How Much is This Going to Cost Me? Most programs start at just $99 for the 5-Lesson Series!

What You Need to Bring Just yourself, a desire to have fun, and perhaps a few friends to enjoy the great outdoors. Golf clubs, balls and other equipment will be provided for your use. What You Will Experience Each session will focus on the various golf skills you will use while playing. In addition to learning the basics, you will be guided onto the golf course to put your skills into action in a casual, friendly setting. Here is what Get Golf Ready will cover: Lesson 1: The Hole is the Goal: • How to get around the club house and practice areas • The many social benefits both on and off the golf course • Suggestions on what to wear for golf fashion and comfort • All about golf clubs and why there are different clubs in your bag • Putting - the excitement of rolling the ball into the hole

Lesson 2: Getting it Close: • Warm up, stretching and wellness tips • The best ways to hold the club and get ready before you take a swing • Hitting the ball close to the hole - chipping, pitching and other shots from short distances • Caring for the course Lesson 3: Swing, Swing, Swing: • Getting comfortable with the full swing • Using your irons to get the ball in the air and onto the green • Learn the “lingo”, like fairway & rough, tee box & green, divot & bunker and more • Having more fun using “It’s Okay” as the way to play Lesson 4: Driving School: • Swinging your driver and other “big” clubs to hit the long shots • Starting your play from the correct tee markers – use TEE IT FORWARD to have more fun • Helpful short cuts to save time while you play Lesson 5: Ready, Set... Go Golf: • Linking all that you’ve learned to play a few holes • Tips for playing in groups, on teams and other fun ways to play • Become more comfortable on the course and where to drive the cart • Review of the rules and keeping score • More opportunities for you to and play golf. D

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Lenny’s Golf Shop returns as sponsor of the popular

Demo Days Club Test By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

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enny’s Golf returns to the Denver Golf Expo as host to the Demo Days Club Test, a popular gathering place every year. The 2012 Expo, with Lenny’s Golf’s Club Test sponsorship was the best Demo Days yet, according to Mark Cramer, president of Denver Golf Expo. “Everyone knows Lenny Nosewicz of Lenny’s Golf,” says Cramer. “And everyone knows that when Lenny gets behind an event, he puts 150 percent of his effort into making it a success. That’s what he did for the last 3 years at Denver Golf Expo, and we’re thrilled to have him back again in 2013 to celebrate our 20 year anniversary.” Since the early 1980’s, Lenny’s Golf has been a Colorado favorite offering the best in golf equipment, apparel and custom fitting. Lenny’s Golf participated in the Expo last year, but Lenny says, “We’re really excited to return as sponsor of the 2013 Denver Golf Expo’s Demo Days Club Test.

Our 15 hitting stations will loosen up your golf swing while you test ‘drive’ the new 2013 club models.” A recurring enhancement to the Demo Days Club Test experience is Lenny’s Golf state-of-the-art-fitting equipment. “It’s an amazing tool for golfers,” says Lenny. “Today it’s a lot more than simply figuring out how to hit. Technology makes your golf game easier and more enjoyable. We can pop dif-

ferent shafts on your club and net you another 8-10 yards.” With assistance from manufacturers’ representatives, Expo attendees can stop by and swing 2013 offerings from top club makers such as Ping, Callaway, Nike, Cleveland, Taylor Made, Mizuno, and Adams with many more brands being added every day! This continues to be the biggest three demo days that Rocky Mountain golfers will have for the entire

season. According to Lenny, “The driving range offers golfers the opportunity to see and try a lot of new product. If there’s a club you’re interested in, chances are we’ll have it.” If you’re looking for golf deals, then Lenny’s Golf at the Denver Golf Expo is the place to shop. Lenny is again bringing a ton of inventory, several hundred thousand dollars worth! Stopping at the Denver Golf Expo gets your great deals and special buys on clubs (new and used), bags, pull carts – and more! “We have all kinds of deals on equipment and gear that you can’t get anywhere else,” says Lenny. “We’ll make sure you leave the Expo with the right equipment and the best deals.” Armed with personal knowledge gained at the Denver Golf Expo’s Demo Days Club Test, golfers are invited after the show to check out Lenny’s Golf Shop‘s full line of clubs and equipment, personalized service and custom fitting, located at 2601 S Parker Rd - Aurora, CO or call 303-369-5900. D

Tee It Forward! By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

Do you wish your approach shot to the green was just a bit easier? Would you rather hit an iron into the green vs. a fairway wood or hybrid? If you want to play faster and have more fun, move up a set of tees and TEE IT FORWARD! More than 70 Colorado golf courses offered the Tee it Forward program in 2012. These courses realized the benefit to setting up their course to better suit the abilities of the amateur golfer. Facilities recognized the benefits of increased play, lower scores, faster rounds, and most importantly, MORE FUN! Many amateurs are regularly hitting approach shots on a par-4 hole from 185 to 205 yards. The fact is most bogey golfers only hit approach shots generally with any accuracy from within 170 yards. When you TEE IT

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FORWARD, you have the potential to hit approach shots from 145 to 165 yards. You will be hitting more lofted irons that will help you play faster and have more fun! Join your friends and look forward to a new, positive experience on the golf course and move up a set of tees and TEE IT FORWARD! TEE IT FORWARD received great feedback this year (2012) from golfers nationwide who reported: • 56% played faster • 56% are likely to play golf more often • 83% hit more lofted clubs into greens • 85% had more fun • 93% will TEE IT FORWARD again For more information: www.playgolfamerica.com

This chart is a guideline to help golfers align their average driving distance with the course length best suited to their abilities. (www.pga.com) Driver Distance 275 250 225 200 175 150 125 100

Recommended 18-Hole Yardages 6,700-6,900 6,200-6,400 5,800-6,000 5,200-5,400 4,400-4,600 3,500-3,700 2,800-3,000 2,100-2,300


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Pre-Purchase Tickets Skip the Lines at the Denver Golf Expo By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

Lines have often snaked out the door into the Denver Mart parking lot while eager Denver Golf Expo attendees line up at the entrance, but no more. Last year we gave attendees the opportunity to pre-purchase Expo tickets at all King Soopers locations. 20% of attendees took advantage of the opportunity and the long lines subsided. The feedback was so positive that pre-purchased Expo tickets are returning again in 2013.

Denver Golf Expo Tickets will be available through Tickets West at all King Soopers locations through Sunday, February 10. When you pre-purchase your Expo ticket, you can skip the lines at Denver Golf Expo. With your pre-purchased ticket in hand go directly to the entrance and hand your ticket to the red-coated staff ticket taker and you are it! It’s just that easy.

February 8-10, 2013 Denver Golf Expo Tickets $12 for Adults $10 Seniors, Military and Vets FREE ages 12 and under

Buy your ticket in advance; skip the lines at the Denver Mart; and start taking advantage of truckloads of good deals on golf merchandise right away.

Advance Denver Golf Expo Tickets available now at Tickets West at all King Soopers locations through Sunday, February 10. D

Bring Your Kids for a taste of the Game The CGA and the PGA continue to actively support the Junior Golf Experience during the Expo. Last year, hundreds of kids enjoyed the Expo’s Junior Golf Experience. For parents or juniors wanting to learn more, please visit the following websites. The Colorado PGA Section: www.coloradopga.com Colorado Junior Golf Association: www.cogolf.org. Each site is designed to serve as a central location for all junior golf programs within the state, offering different programs depending on the level of

the junior player. This continues to be a collaborative effort between the junior golf entities within Colorado whom have come together to form the Colorado Junior Committee. New this year, juniors can participate in a scavenger hunt throughout the golf expo visiting various junior golf exhibitors, ultimately ending with a free 5-10 minute swing lesson with a PGA Professional. The Expo’s Junior Golf Experience is a nopressure way to spark the interest in the game of golf. If you can stand and hold the club, you can take a swing at the 2013 Denver Golf Expo’s Junior Golf Experience. D

Ladies Day at the 2013 Denver Golf Expo By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

Ladies, join the Colorado Section of the PGA on Sunday, February 10th at the Denver Mart for Ladies Day at the Denver Golf Expo! The Colorado PGA has set up a series of speakers and events on the Main Stage covering topics designed just for you. Seminar Schedule: 11:00am-11:30am Erin Diegel Hall, PGA Breaking Free: A Girls Guide to Overcoming the Barriers of Golf 12:00pm-12:30pm Colorado Women’s Golf Association

Getting Started in Golf for Women 1:00pm-1:45pm Lisa Langas, Sport Haley Golf Apparel Sport Haley Women’s Fashion Show 2:00pm-2:30pm Karin Rivale, City of Aurora Golf Division Golf in Aurora…Ladies Welcome! Come join us to find out everything you need to know whether you’re just getting started, or have been looking for a way to take your game to the next level. Don’t forget to visit the PGA instruction area before and after the seminars to meet the PGA Professionals in the area who are committed to making golf inviting, social, and fun! D

The Denver Golf Expo Welcomes the LPGA’s 2013 Solheim Cup

By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

One of the world’s most prestigious women’s professional golf events, the 2013 Solheim Cup is coming to Denver in August, and several staff members and stars will be making an early visit to the 2013 Denver Golf Expo Feb. 8-10! The Solheim Cup is a three-day international match-play competition pitting the best female golfers from Europe and the United States that will be held at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo., Aug. 13-18. The competition features the 12 best U.S.-born players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour against the 12 top European members from the Ladies European Tour (LET). The U.S. Team leads the competition, 84, with Europe having won the 2011 Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle, just outside Dublin, Ireland. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring this one-of-a-kind event to the Denver area,

and we know Colorado Golf Club will be the perfect locale for the Solheim Cup,” according to Chad Seufert, Sales and Marketing Manager for the 2013 Solheim Cup. “The Americans have never lost on U.S. soil, and they will be looking to take the Cup back from the Europeans, who ready to defend the victory they earned in 2011. It will be a wonderful event for fans of all types and ages, and we can’t wait to see everyone on the 1st tee in August.” Seufert added, “We will have a booth at the 2013 Denver Golf Expo to promote the event, sell tickets and solicit volunteers, so be sure to stop by and learn more about the Solheim Cup.” Stop by the 2013 Solheim Cup booth at the Denver Golf Expo, where you can learn more about the event, buy tickets and maybe even get an autograph from U.S. Captain Meg Mallon or Assistant Captain Dottie Pepper. For more information or to purchase tickets to the 2013 Solheim Cup, visit www.solheimcup.com. D

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2013 DENVER GOLF EXPO EXHIBITOR LIST AND FLOOR PLAN 2013 Solheim Cup Adams Golf Aline Performance Insoles Applewood Golf Course Arrowhead Golf Club Aurora Golf Aurora Hills Golf Course Ballyneal BMW Championship Boulder Eyes/Beyer Lasik Broadlands Golf Course Broken Tee Golf Course Buffalo Run BVG Marketing/Grand Timber Lodge Callaway Golf Callen Chiropractic Canongate Colorado Golf Clubs Cattails Creek Golf Course Cattails Golf Course Cedaredge Golf Club Centre Hills Golf Course Charter Financial Resources Cherry Creek Spine and Sport Clinic City Park Golf Course City of Fort Collins - Golf City of Loveland City of Thornton Thorncreek Golf Course Cleveland Golf College Golf Store (Home Team Golf) Collindale Golf Course Colorado AvidGolfer Magazine Colorado Fellowship of Christian Athletes Colorado Golf Association Colorado Golf Hall of Fame Colorado Golf Magazine

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Colorado Junior Golf Association 1326 Colorado National Golf Club / The Fox Hill Club 232 Colorado Women's Golf Association 1326 Cordillera Golf Club 216 Core Team @ Coldwell Banker 716 Creative Motivation 1112 Cutarelli Vision, LLC 910 Denver Sign Factory 807-809 Devil's Thumb Golf Club 217 Digital Therapy 811 Eagle Trace Golf Club 912 Emerald Greens Golf Club 316 Enlow Grips 609 Executive Women's Golf Association 1205 Finney County Convention & Visitors Bureau 220 Fitzsimmons Golf Course 810-812 Family Sports Golf Course 1107-1109 Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse 908 Fox Hollow/Homestead G.C. 1000 Gleneagle Golf Club 912 Global One Satellite 613 Global Travel Network 508 Golf Course at Heather Ridge 808 Golf Granby Ranch 806 Golf Longmont 1001 Golf Mesquite Nevada 1003 Golf Westminster/Legacy Ridge/The Heritage@Westmoor 700 GolfHub 234 Golfsmith 902 Gosling's Rum 314 Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau 328-330 GrooveTube Putters 1011-1013 Haymaker Golf Course 705 Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club 710-712 Horseshoe Bay Resort 1010-1012

Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District 601 Inferno USA, LLC 1006 iTopGolf.us - Biomechanical Golf Swing 713 Jake's Academy 1105 Jazzy Jewels 909 John Hutton Golf Collector 138, 140, 142 Keller Williams Realty 510 Keystone Resort Golf 235 Lakota Canyon Ranch & Golf Club 226 Laughlin, Nevada 233 Lenny's Golf Shop Club Demo Area Littleton Golf & Tennis Club 1107-1109 Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel 1107-1109 Loveland Olde Couse 900 Mariana Butte Golf Course 900 Meadow Hills Golf Course 810-812 Mesquite Gaming 512 Meta Golf Learning Center/Broken Tee Golf Course 239 Mile Hi Media LLC 1200 Mizuno Golf Driving Range Murphy Creek Golf Course 810-812 Musty Putters 801 Nike Golf Driving Range OB Sports/Suncoast Hotel & Casino 802 Optimists Jr. Golf 1204 PGA Tour Super Store 139 Ping Golf Driving Range Pinnacle Performance Eyewear 215 Play the West 1008 Pole Creek Golf Club 804 Pradera, The Club at 230 Prato Eyewear 229 Pro Players Association 711 Raccoon Creek Golf Course 703 Ranch Country Club, The 318

Raven Golf Course @ Three Peaks 904 Red Rock Golf Trail 708 Rocky Mountain Junior Golf Tour 1310 Rocky Mountain Outback Hats 228 Roland Lundby Golf Collector 134, 136 Saddleback Golf Club 339 Saddle Rock Golf Course 810-812 Sassy Caddy, Inc. 913 Sassy Golf 907 Siena Golf Club/Golfing Nevada Magazine 231 South Suburban Golf Course 1107-1109 South Suburban Parks & Rec 1107-1109 Spring Hill Golf Course 810-812 St. George Clarion Suites 706 Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association 705, 707, 709 Stroke 911 Summerwinds Resorts 1101-1103 SuperFlexx Eyewear 813 Taylor-Made Golf Driving Range Texas Bound for Golf 221 The Bridges 701 The Foot Mechanic 1209 & 1211 Titleist Driving Range Tony's Golf Stuff 128, 130, 132 Tour Edge Driving Range Tour Play Golf 800 Tourism Malaysia 332 Trilogy Financial Services 1214 Tubac Golf Resort & Spa/The Lodge at Ventana Canyon 1201 Williston Convention & Visitors Bureau 1203 Wilson Golf Driving Range World Golf 917

Main Entrance South East Corner of the Denver Mart 451 East 58th Avenue, Denver, CO 80216

Kick the season off right at the 2013 Denver Golf Expo

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Golf Rules Quick Reference App with the new 2012–2015 Rules

“Golf Rules Quick Reference” is one of the world’s most popular golf apps. It now includes video sequences and the golf rules for 2012–2015.

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he “Golf Rules Quick Reference” app was launched three years ago and since then it has topped the rankings of the most popular golf apps in numerous countries. It is even officially recommended by Apple.

The developers, led by referee and best-selling author Yves C. Ton-That (his “Golf Rules Quick Reference” pocket book sold more than 1 million copies), have now improved the app significantly once again. Updated to include the new golf rules, the app provides the answer

to virtually every question about the rules straight away. Razor-sharp, interactive image sequences are used to explain the correct procedure step-by-step. As a new feature, elaborately animated video sequences have been added in order to make the rules even easier to understand. One extremely practical component is the interactive “Relief Finder” help tool that tells you instantly whether you are entitled to a free drop. The app is so simple to operate that even technically inexperienced users can benefit from all the advantages straight away. You can find the answers to your questions with a maximum of just 3 clicks. Furthermore, a brief summary provides an overview of all the rule changes that came into effect on 01.01.2012. To sum it up, the app is a real must for golfers with a smartphone. Can be purchased now for the iPhone from the iTunes App Store for $9.99. It will also soon be available for Android and Windows phones. For more information visit www.iGolfrules.com D

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Denver Area Courses ● Applewood Golf Club Map#: 3 Public 18R 303-279-3003 Fee Range: $12-$29 Golden Map#: 4 Arrowhead Golf Club Resort 18R 303-973-9614 Littleton Fee Range: $75-$115 Aurora Hills Golf Course Map#: 7 303-364-6111 Public 18R Fee Range: $25-$29 Aurora Bear Creek Golf Club Map#: 9 303-980-8700 Private 18R Denver Fees: Guests $75 Bear Dance, The Golf Club at Map#: 216 Public 18R 303-681-4653 Larkspur Fee Range: $65 - $75 Map#: 21 Black Bear Golf Club Private 18R 303-840-3100 Parker Fee Range: $40-$80 Blackstone Country Club Map#: 300 Private 18R 303-617-3561 Fees: Members Only Aurora Boulder Country Club Map#: 14 Private 18R - 9E 303-530-2226 Boulder Fees: Guest $75 Box Elder Creek Golf Course Map#: 15 303-659-7177 Public 18R Brighton Fee Range: $22 Map#: 17 Broadlands Golf Course, The 303-466-8285 Public 18R Fee Range: $28-$37 Broomfield Buffalo Run Golf Course Map#: 19 Public 18R 303-289-1500 Fee Range: $18-$38 Commerce City Broken Tee Englewood Golf Complex Map#: 63 303-762-2670 Public 18R 9P3 Englewood Fee Range: $15-$29 Castle Pines Golf Club Map#: 22 303-688-6022 Private 18R Fees: Invitation Only Castle Rock Castle Pines, The Country Club at Map#: 45 Private 18R 303-688-6400 Castle Rock Fees: Guests $75-$95 Centre Hills Golf Course Map#: 27 303-343-4935 Public 9-P3 Aurora Fee Range: $5-$9 Cherry Creek Country Club Map#: 121 303-755-0711 Private 18R Aurora Fees: N/A Map#: 29 Cherry Hills Country Club Private 18R 18P3 303-761-9900 Englewood Fees: Guests $125 Map#: 53 City Park Golf Course, Denver Public 18R 303-295-4420 Fee Range: $20-$24 Denver Coal Creek Golf Course Map#: 33 Public 18R 303-666-7888 Fee Range: $27-$40 Louisville Colorado Golf Club Map#: 301 Private 18R 303-840-5400 Parker Fees: N/A Colorado National Golf Club Map#: 238 Public 18R 303-665-9590 Erie Fee Range: $50-$75 Columbine Country Club Map#: 37 Private 18R 303-794-6333 Littleton Fees: Guests $80 Common Ground Golf Course Map#: 129 Public 18R 9P3 303-340-1520 Aurora Fee Range: $30-$50 Deer Creek at Meadow Ranch Map#: 51 Semi-Private 18R 303-978-1800 Littleton Fee Range: $65-$95 Denver Country Club Map#: 54 Private 18R 303-733-2444 Denver Fee Range: $90 Eagle Trace Golf Club Map#: 57 Public 18R 303-466-3322 Broomfield Fee Range: $20-$30 Evergreen Golf Course Map#: 65 Public 18R 303-674-6351 Evergreen Fee Range: $22-$30 Foothills Golf Course Map#: 71 Public 18R 9E 9P3 303-989-3901 Denver Fee Range: $25-$39 Fitzsimons Golf Course Map#: 69 Public 18R 303-364-8125 Aurora Fee Range: $15-$21 Flatirons Golf Course Map#: 70 Public 18R 303-442-7851 Boulder Fee Range: $22-$29 Fossil Trace Golf Club Map#: 231 Public 18R 303-277-8750 Golden Fee Range: $36-$50 Fox Hollow Golf Course Map#: 76 Public 27R 303-986-7888 Lakewood Fee Range: $43-$62 Glenmoor Country Club Map#: 78 Private 18R 303-781-0400 Englewood Fees: Guests $60-$85 The Golf Club at Ravenna Map#: 242 Private 18R 720-956-1600 Littleton Fee Range: Members Only Green Gables Country Club Map#: 84 Private 18R 303-985-1525 Denver Fees: Guests $75 Green Valley Ranch Golf Club Map#: 219 Public 18R 303-371-3131 Denver Fee Range: $24-$32 Greenway Park Golf Course Map#: 85 Public 9-P3 303-466-3729 Broomfield Fee Range: $6-$14

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Harvard Gulch Golf Course Map#: 86 Public 9-P3 303-698-4078 Denver Fee Range: $6 Heather Gardens Golf Course Map#: 89 Public 9E 303-751-2390 Fee Range: $12 Aurora Heather Ridge Country Club Map#: 90 Public 18R 303-755-3550 Aurora Fees: Guest $45 Heritage at Westmoor Map#: 92 303-469-2974 Public 18R Fee Range: $24-$45 Westminster Heritage Eagle Bend Golf & CC Map#: 91 303-400-6700 Semi-Private 18R Aurora Fee Range: $35-$70 w/cart Heritage Todd Creek Golf Club Map#: 227 Public 18R 303-655-1779 Thornton Fee Range: $55-$65 Map#: 94 Highlands Ranch Golf Club Semi-Private 18R 303-471-0000 Highlands Ranch Fee Range: $42-$69 Homestead at Fox Hollow Map#: 239 Public 18E 720-963-5181 Fee Range: $18-$35 Lakewood Hyland Hills, The Courses at Map#: 99 Public 27R 18P3 303-428-6526 Westminster Fee Range: $25; $37 Hiwan Golf Club Map#: 96 303-674-3369 Private 18R Evergreen Fees: Guests $85 Map#: 101 Indian Peaks Golf Course 303-666-4706 Public 18R Fee Range: $34-$38 Lafayette Indian Tree Golf Course Map#: 102 Public 18R 9P3 303-403-2541 Fee Range: $26 Arvada Map#: 103 Inverness Hotel & Golf Club 303-397-7878 Resort/Private 18R Englewood Fee Range: $70-$115 J. F. Kennedy Golf Course Map#: 104 303-751-0311 Public 27R 9P3 Fee Range: $20-$24 Denver Lake Arbor Golf Club Map#: 108 Public 18R 303-423-1650 Arvada Fee Range: $23 Legacy Ridge Golf Course Map#: 113 303-438-8997 Public 18R Westminster Fee Range: $28-$45 Lakewood Country Club Map#: 111 303-233-0503 Private 18R Lakewood Fees: Guests $75-$90 Map#: 26 Littleton Golf & Tennis Club Public 18E 303-794-5838 Littleton Fee Range: $13-$34 Map#: 117 Links at Highlands Ranch, The Public 18E 303-470-9292 Fee Range: $18-$31 Highlands Ranch Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel Map#: 118 Public 18R 303-799-9940 Fee Range: $43-$65 Littleton Meadows Golf Club, The Map#: 126 Public 18R 303-409-2250 Littleton Fee Range: $14-$31 Meadow Hills Golf Course Map#: 125 Public 18R 303-690-2500 Aurora Fee Range: $29-$35 Meridian Golf Club Map#: 128 Private 18R, 303-799-4043 Englewood Fee Range: $65-$85 Mountain View Golf Course Map#: 135 Public 9E 303-694-3012 Denver Fee Range: $9-$12 Murphy Creek Golf Course Map#: 137 Public 18R 303-361-7300 Aurora Fee Range: $34-$44 Omni-Interlocken Resort Map#: 139 Resort 27R 303-464-9000 Broomfield Fee Range: $55-$85 Overland Park Golf Course Map#: 140 Public 18R 303-698-1975 Denver Fee Range: $20-23 Park Hill Golf Club Map#: 142 Public 18R 303-333-5411 Denver Fee Range: $18 Perry Park Country Club Map#: 145 Private 18R 303-681-3186 Larkspur Fees: Guests $50-$70 Pinehurst Country Club Map#: 147 Private 27R 303-985-1559 Denver Fees: Guests $70-$85 Pinery Country Club, The Map#: 148 Private 27R 303-841-2850 Parker Fees: Guests $40-$50 Plum Creek Golf & Country Club Map#: 149 Private 18R 303-688-2611 Castle Rock Fee Range: $65-$85 Pradera, The Golf Club at Map#: 228 Private 18R 720-851-9600 Parker Fee Range: $TBA Raccoon Creek Golf Course Map#: 156 Public 18R 303-932-0199 Littleton Fee Range: $38-$70 Ranch Country Club, The Map#: 157 Private 18R 303-466-2111 Westminster Fees: Guests $55 Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course Map#: 158 Public 18R 303-663-7150 Castle Rock Fee Range: $36-$59 Red Rocks Country Club Map#: 159 Private 18R 303-697-8008 Morrison Fees: Guests $35-$45 Ridge at Castle Pines North, The Map#: 160 Public 18R 303-688-0100 Castle Rock Fee Range: $75-$120

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Riverdale Golf Courses Public 36R Brighton Rolling Hills Country Club Private 18R Golden Saddle Rock Golf Course Public 18R Aurora

Map#: 164 303-659-6700 Fee Range: $26-$37 Map#: 168 303-279-7858 Fees: Guests $75-$85 Map#: 169 303-699-3939 Fee Range: $26-$46

Sanctuary

Map#: 171

303-224-2860 Private 18R Fees: Invitation only Sedalia Southglenn Country Club Map#: 180 303-798-1656 Private 18-P3 Littleton Fees: N/A South Suburban Family Sports Center Map#: 68 Public 9E 303-649-1115 Centennial Fee Range: $9-$19 Map#: 179 South Suburban Golf Course Public 18R 18P3 303-770-5508 Centennial Fee Range: $18-$43 Springhill Golf Course Map#: 184 Public 18E 303-739-6854 Fee Range: $20-$26 Aurora Stoney Creek Golf Course Map#: 189 Public 9E 303-431-9268 Arvada Fee Range: $16-$18 Thorncreek Golf Club Map#: 195 303-450-7055 Public 18R Thornton Fee Range: $30-$35 Map#: 201 Valley Country Club 303-690-6377 Private 18R Fees: Guests only Aurora Wellshire Golf Course Map#: 206 Public 18R 303-692-5636 Fee Range: $20-$24 Denver Map#: 207 West Woods Golf Club 720-898-7370 Public 27R Arvada Fee Range: $27 - $41 Willis Case Golf Course Map#: 209 303-458-4877 Public 18R Fee Range: $20-$24 Denver

Front Range North

Windsor Gardens Golf Club Map#: 210 303-366-3133 Public 9-P3 Denver Fee Range: $4-$8.50 Adriel Hills Golf Course Map#: 229 970-484-3098 Private 6-P3 Ft. Collins Fees: N/A Map#: 250 Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club Private 18R 970-854-5900 Holyoke Fee Range: Members Only Map#: 248 Bella Rosa Golf Course Public 9R 303-678-2940 Fee Range: $9-$20 Frederick Boomerang Golf Links Map#: 13 Public 18R 970-351-8934 Fee Range: $22-$30 Greeley Bunker Hill Country Club Map#: 20 Semi-Private 9R 970-842-5198 Brush Fee Range: $15-$18 Cattail Creek Golf Course Map#: 230 Public 9-P3 970-663-5310 Loveland Fee Range: $7-$10 City Park Nine Golf Course Map#: 32 Public 9R 970-221-6650 Fort Collins Fee Range: $12-$21 Collindale Golf Course Map#: 35 Public 18R 970-221-6651 Fort Collins Fee Range: $21-$23 Coyote Creek Golf Course Map#: 48 Public 18R 303-857-6152 Fort Lupton Fee Range: $22-$24 Eaton Country Club Map#: 61 Private 18R 970-454-2587 Eaton Fee Range: $25-$40 F&H Park and Recreation District Map#: 66 Public 9R 970-774-6362 Haxtun Fee Range: $14 Fort Collins Country Club Map#: 72 Private 18R 970-482-9988 Fort Collins Fees: Guests $45-$103 Fort Morgan Golf Course Map#: 73 Public 18R 970-867-5990 Fort Morgan Fee Range: $22 Fox Hill Country Club Map#: 75 Private 18R 303-772-1061 Longmont Fees: Guests $40-$55 Greeley Country Club Map#: 83 Private 18R 970-353-2431 Greeley Fee Range: $87 w/cart Harmony Club Map#: 247 Private 18R 970-482-4653 Timmath Fee Range: Members/Guest Only Haystack Mountain Golf Course Map#: 88 Public 9E 303-530-1400 Niwot Fee Range: $9-$14 Highland Meadows Golf Course Map#: 174 Public 18R 970-204-4653 Windsor Fee Range: $40 to $69 Highland Hills Golf Course Map#: 93 Public 18R 970-330-7327 Greeley Fee Range: $21-$27 Holyoke Golf Course Map#: 98 Public 9R 970-854-3200 Holyoke Fee Range: $15 Indian Hills Golf Course Map#: 100 Public 9R 970-848-2812 Yuma Fee Range: $14-$16 Loveland, The Olde Course at Map#: 138 Public 18R 970-667-5256 Loveland Fee Range: $22-$28

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Lake Valley Golf Club Map#: 110 Private 18R 303-444-2114 Longmont Fees: N/A Link-N-Greens Golf Course Map#: 115 Public 18E 970-221-4818 Fee Range: $19-$21 Fort Collins Map#: 123 Mariana Butte Golf Course Public 18R 970-667-8308 Loveland Fee Range: $28-$36 Missing Links Golf at Frederick Map#: 130 303-651-7060 Public 9R Fees: 10 Longmont Mountain Vista Greens Golf Course Map#: 136 970-482-4847 Public 9R Fort Collins Fee Range: $12-$14 Northeastern 18 Map#: 188 Public 18R 970-521-6889 Sterling Fee Range: Guests $15-$37.50 Map#: 144 Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club Semi-Private 18R 970-674-0930 Windsor Fee Range: $40-$50 Plainsman Golf Club Map#: 235 Public 9R No Telephone Fee Range: $10 Joes Prairie Golf Course Map#: 151 Public 9R 970-383-2211 Cope Fee Range: $5 Prairie Pines Golf Club Map#: 152 719-346-8207 Public 9R Burlington Fee Range: $15-$20 Map#: 153 Ptarmigan Golf & Country Club 970-226-6600 Private 18R Fee Range: $100 Fort Collins Quint Valley Golf Club Map#: 249 Public 9R 303-822-5509 Fee Range: $20 Byers Map#: 165 Riverview Golf Course 970-522-3035 Public 18R Sterling Fee Range: $12-$18 Saddleback Golf Club Map#: 218 303-833-5000 Public 18R Fees: $29-37 Firestone Sedgwick County Golf Course Map#: 224 Public 9S N/A Julesburg Fees: N/A Southridge Golf Club Map#: 181 970-416-2828 Public 18R Fort Collins Fee Range: $21-24 Stratton Golf Course Map#: 190 719-348-5412 Public 9R Stratton Fee Range: $10

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Map#: 191 303-776-3122 Fee Range: $10-$18 Map#: 192 719-775-9998 Fee Range: $12 Map#: 198 303-772-1722 Fee Range: $20-$24 Map#: 199 303-774-4342 Fee Range: $17-$35 Map#: 205 970-345-2309 Fee Range: $12-$15 Map#: 213 970-332-5934 Fee Range: $15-$17

Front Range South

Antelope Hills Golf Course Map#: 215 Public 18R 303-644-5992 Fee Range: $28-$32 Bennett Antler Creek Golf Course Map#: 221 Public 18R 719-494-1900 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $28 -$40 Broadmoor Golf Club, The Map#: 18 719-634-7711 Resort 54R Colorado Springs Fee Range: $90-$160 Map#: 251 The Club at Flying Horse Private 18R 719-487-2620 Fee Range: Members Only Colorado Springs Cherokee Ridge Golf Course Map#: 28 Public 9R 9P3 719-597-2637 Fee Range: $20 Colorado Springs Map#: 30 Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club 719-526-4122 Public 18R Fort Carson Fee Range: $25-$28 Colorado Springs Country Club Map#: 36 719-473-1782 Private 18R Fees: Guests $40-$50 Colorado Springs Cottonwood Links Golf Club Map#: 44 Public 9R 719-263-4500 Fowler Fee Range: $12-$14 Cougar Canyon Golf Links Map#: 197 719-422-7015 Public 18R Trinidad Fee Range: $39 -$69 Country Club of Colorado Map#: 46 719-538-4095 Resort 18R Colorado Springs Fee Range: $120

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Desert Hawk at Pueblo West Map#: 120 Public 18R 719-547-2280 Pueblo West Fee Range: $25-$32 Eads Golf Course Map#: 232 Public 9R No Telephone Fee Range: $3 Eads Map#: 62 Eisenhower Golf Club Military 36R 719-333-2606 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $12-$50 Elmwood Golf Course Map#: 154 719-561-4946 Public 18R 9E Fee Range: $24-$26 Pueblo Gleneagle Golf Club Map#: 77 719-488-0900 Public 18R Colorado Springs Fees: N/A Grandote Peaks Golf Club Map#: 81 Public 18R 719-742-3391 La Vita Fee Range: $35-$75 Map#: 97 Hollydot Golf Course Public 27R 719-676-3341 Colorado City Fee Range: $17-$23 Hugo Golf Club Map#: 234 Public 9S No Telephone Fee Range: $5 Hugo Kings Deer Golf Club Map#: 55 Public 18R 719-481-1518 Monument Fee Range: $35-$50 Kissing Camels Golf Club Map#: 106 719-632-5541 Private 27R Colorado Springs Fee Range: $60-$75 Map#: 107 La Junta Golf Club 719-384-7133 Public 9R Fee Range: $10-$15 La Junta Las Animas Golf Course Map#: 112 Public 9R 719-456-2511 Fee Range: $12 Las Animas Map#: 133 Mossland Memorial Golf Course 719-765-4659 Public 9R Flagler Fees: N/A Patty Jewett Golf Course Map#: 143 719-385-6934 Public 27R Fee Range: $27 Colorado Springs Pine Creek Golf Club Map#: 146 Public 18R 719-594-9999 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $35 Pueblo Country Club Map#: 155 719-542-2941 Private 18R Pueblo Fee Range: $65-$75 Rocky Ford Country Club Map#: 167 719-254-7528 Public 9R Rocky Ford Fee Range: $11 Map#: 236 Sand Creek Golf Course Public 9E 719-597-5489 Colorado Springs Fees: 8 Map#: 2 Signature Golf Course Public 18R 719-382-3649 Fee Range: $20 -$25 Colorado Springs Silver Spruce Golf Course Map#: 175 Military 18R 719-556-7414 Fees: Guests $25 Colorado Springs Smoky River Golf Club Map#: 176 Public 9R 719-767-5021 Cheyenne Wells Fee Range: $12 Spreading Antlers Golf Course Map#: 182 Public 9R 719-336-5274 Lamar Fee Range: $20-$22 Spring Valley Golf Club Map#: 183 Public 18R 303-646-4240 Elizabeth Fee Range: $22-$34 Springfield Municipal Golf Course Map#: 226 Public 9R No Telephone Springfield Fees: N/A Springs Ranch Golf Club Map#: 185 Public 18R 719-573-4863 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $28-$45 Sumo Golf Village Map#: 10 Semi-Private 18R 719-784-6152 Florence Fee Range: $42 Trinidad Golf Course Map#: 302 Public 9R 719-846-4015 Trinidad Fee Range: $15(9H); $20(18h) Valley Hi Golf Course Map#: 202 Public 18R 719-385-6911 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $20-$27 Walking Stick Golf Course Map#: 203 Public 18R 719-584-3400 Pueblo Fee Range: $26-$28 Walsenburg Golf Course Map#: 204 Public 9R 719-738-2730 Walsenburg Fee Range: $14-$16 Woodmoor Pines Country Club Map#: 212 Private 18R 719-481-2266 Monument Fees: Guests $55-$65

Mountain

Adam’s Mountain Country Club Map#: 244 Private 18R 970-328-2326 Eagle Fees: Members Only Aspen Glen Golf Club Map#: 5 Private 18R 970-704-1988 Carbondale Fees: Guests $120-$245 Aspen Golf Course Map#: 6 Public 18R 970-429-1949 Aspen Fee Range: $80 Beaver Creek Golf Club Map#: 11 Resort 18R 970-845-5775 Avon Fees: Guests $160 Breckenridge Golf Club Map#: 16 Public 27R 970-453-9104 Breckenridge Fee Range: $95 Brightwater Club Map#: 243 Private 18R 970-777-1270 Gypsum Fee Range: Members Only

Catamount Ranch and Club Map#: 23 Private 18R 970-871-9200 Steamboat Springs Fees: Guests $135 Cattails Golf Club Map#: 24 Public 18R 719-589-9515 Fee Range: $30 Alamosa Map#: 119 Challenger Golf Course Public 9E 719-256-4856 Crestone Fee Range: $20 Collegiate Peaks Golf Course Map#: 34 719-395-8189 Public 9R Fee Range: $23 Buena Vista Copper Creek Golf Club Map#: 39 970-968-2882 Resort 18R Copper Mountain Fee Range: $65-$85 Cordillera, The Club at Map#: 40 Private 54R 9P3 970-926-5100 Edwards Fee Range: $225-$235 Map#: 47 Country Club of the Rockies Private 18R 970-926-3021 Edwards Fees: Guests $75-$175 Crested Butte, The Club at Map#: 49 Resort 18R 970-349-6131 Fee Range: $120 Crested Butte Dos Rios Golf Club Map#: 56 Semi-Private 18R 970-641-1482 Gunnison Fee Range: $65 w/cart Eagle Ranch Golf Club Map#: 217 866-328-3232 (toll free) Public 18R Eagle Fee Range: $45-$90 Map#: 58 Eagle Springs Golf Club 970-926-4404 Private 18R Fees: Escorted Guests Only Wolcott EagleVail Golf Club Map#: 59 Resort 18R 800-341-8051 Fee Range: $35-$98 Avon Map#: 64 Estes Park Golf Course 970-586-8146 Public 18R Estes Park Fee Range: $28 - $46 Four Mile Ranch Golf Club Map#: 252 719-275-5400 Public 18R Fee Range: $44-$59 Canon City Fox Acres Country Club Map#: 74 Private 18R 970-881-2191 Red Feather Lakes Fees: Guests $120-$130 Glenwood Springs Golf Club Map#: 79 970-945-7086 Public 9R Glenwood Springs Fee Range: $25 Grand Elk Golf Course Map#: 222 970-887-9122 Resort 18R Granby Fee Range: $45 - $125 Map#: 42 Gypsum Creek Golf Club Semi-Private 18R 970-524-6200 Gypsum Fee Range: $100 Map#: 80 Grand Lake Golf Course Public 18R 970-627-8008 Fee Range: $44-$80 Grand Lake Haymaker Golf Course Map#: 87 Public 18R 970-870-1846 Fee Range: $79 Steamboat Springs Headwaters Golf Course Map#: 225 Public 18R 970-887-2709 Granby Fee Range: $60-$80 High Country Mountain Meadows GC Club Map#: 233 Public 9R No Telephone Red Feather Lakes Fees: N/A Ironbridge Golf Club Map#: 208 Private 18R 970-384-0630 Glenwood Springs Fees: Guests $175 Keystone Ranch Golf Course Map#: 105 Resort 18R 970-496-4250 Keystone Fee Range: $125-$140 Keystone, The River Course at Map#: 162 Resort 18R 970-496-4444 Keystone Fee Range: $125-$140 Lake Estes Executive 9 Golf Course Map#: 109 Public 9E 970-586-8176 Estes Park Fee Range: $13 Maroon Creek Club Map#: 124 Private 18R 970-920-1533 Aspen Fees: Guests $195-$325 Monte Vista Country Club Map#: 131 Public 9R 719-852-4906 Monte Vista Fee Range: $18 Mount Massive Golf Course Map#: 134 Public 9R 719-486-2176 Leadville Fee Range: $18 Pagosa Springs Golf Club Map#: 141 Resort 27R 970-731-4755 Pagosa Springs Fee Range: $57 Pole Creek Golf Club Map#: 150 Public 27R 800-511-5076 Winter Park Fee Range: $80 The Ranch at Roaring Fork Club Map#: 245 Public 9P3 970-963-4410 Carbondale Fee Range: $15 Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks Map#: 60 Semi-Private 18R 970-262-3636 Silverthorne Fee Range: $75-$124 Red Sky Ranch Map#: 223 N/A 36R 970-477-8406 Edwards Fees: N/A Rio Grande Golf Club Map#: 41 Resort/Private 18R 719-873-1995 South Fork Fees: N/A River Valley Ranch Golf Club Map#: 163 Public 18R 970-963-3625 Carbondale Fee Range: $50-$75 Roaring Fork Club Map#: 166 Private 18R 970-927-9100 Basalt Fees: Invitation only Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club Map#: 173 Resort 18R 970-879-1391 Steamboat Springs Fee Range: $80-$130

Saint Andrews at Westcliffe Map#: 186 Public 9R 719-783-9410 Westcliffe Fee Range: $12-$20 Salida Golf Club Map#: 170 Public 9R 719-539-1060 Fee Range: $23 Salida Map#: 172 Shadow Hills Golf Club Semi-Private 18R 719-275-0603 Ca-on City Fee Range: $33 Shining Mountain Golf Club Map#: 211 719-687-7587 Public 18R Fee Range: $32-$38 Woodland Park Snowmass Golf Village Map#: 177 719-784-6152 Resort 18R Snowmass Village Fees: N/A Sonnenalp Golf Club Map#: 178 Resort 18R 970-477-5370 Edwards Fee Range: $160 Map#: 187 Steamboat Golf Club Public 9R 970-879-4295 Steamboat Springs Fee Range: $25(9H); $37 (18H) Vail Golf Club Map#: 200 Public 18R 970-479-2260 Fee Range: $100 Vail Willow Creek at Eagle Vail Map#: 237 Public 9-P3 970-845-PAR3 Avon Fees: N/A

West Slope

Map#: 1 Adobe Creek National Golf Course 970-858-0521 Public 27R Fee Range: $17-$24 Fruita Battlement Mesa Golf Club Map#: 8 Public 18R 970-285-7274 Fee Range: $35 Battlement Mesa Map#: 132 Black Canyon Golf Club at Montrose 970-249-4653 Public 18R Montrose Fee Range: $24 Bookcliff Country Club Map#: 12 970-242-9053 Private 18R Fees: Guest $40 Grand Junction Bridges at Black Canyon, The Map#: 241 Simi-Private 18R 970-252-1119 Montrose Fees: Guest $85-$150 Cedar Ridges Golf Course Map#: 25 970-675-8403 Public 9R Rangely Fee Range: $10(9H), $18(18H) Chipeta Golf Course Map#: 31 970-245-7177 Public 18E Grand Junction Fee Range: $17-$21 Map#: 116 Cobble Creek, The Links at Public 18R 970-240-9542 Montrose Fee Range: $37 Map#: 38 Conquistador Golf Course Public 18R 970-565-9208 Fee Range: $18 Cortez Dalton Ranch Golf Course Map#: 50 Semi-Private 18R 970-247-8774 Fee Range: $79 Durango Deer Creek Village Golf Club Map#: 52 Public 18R 970-856-7781 Cedaredge Fee Range: $29-$38 Devil's Thumb Golf Course Map#: 43 Public 18R 970-874-6262 Delta Fee Range: $26-$41 Divide Ranch and Club Map#: 67 Semi-Private 18R 970-626-5284 Ridgway Fee Range: $49-$76 Glacier Club at Tamarron Map#: 193 Resort 18R 970-382-6700 Durango Fee Range: $65-$125 Hillcrest Golf Club Map#: 95 Public 18R 970-247-1499 Durango Fee Range: $22 Hunter’s Run Golf Course Map#: 246 Public 18R 970-884-9785 Ignacio Fee Range: $11-$20 Lakota Canyon Golf Club Map#: 240 Public 18R 970-984-9700 New Castle Fee Range: $45-$75 Lincoln Park Golf Course Map#: 114 Public 9R 970-242-6394 Grand Junction Fee Range: $10-$14 Meeker Golf Course Map#: 127 Public 9R 970-878-5642 Meeker Fee Range: $19 Redlands Mesa, The Golf Club at Map#: 220 Public 18R 970-263-9270 Grand Junction Fee Range: $49-$69 Rifle Creek Golf Club Map#: 161 Semi-Private 18R 970-625-1093 Rifle Fee Range: $34 Telluride Ski & Golf Club Map#: 194 Resort 18R 970-728-6157 Telluride Fee Range: $130-$150 Tiara Rado Golf Course Map#: 196 Public 18R 970-254-3830 Grand Junction Fee Range: $18-$22 Yampa Valley Golf Club Map#: 214 Public 18R 970-824-3673 Craig Fee Range: $28

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laying golf on the same course time after time has its advantages. One advantage is that one's knowledge of the course gets better and skills needed to void hazards, O.B. and distractions (twenty-something cart girls come to mind) all get well honed. Another advantage is that along with all the lower posted scores your handicap drops.

But, along with these advantages there are some negatives. Boredom comes to mind. You may play a terrific course, but I'll bet an interesting ball marker that after awhile the same tee-togreen begins to lose its challenge and one putts on the same greens just don't have the same punch as they used to have. And, instead of becoming the master of your course, ennui sets in and the skill, fun and excitement of playing your home course diminishes.

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The next thing you know, hazards and O.B. creep back into your game, cart girls become distractive and scores and handicaps begin to rise again. This all sounds pretty grim, but there is a cure. The cure does not require a visit to a psychiatrist, a proctologist or any other type of MD. It's simpler than that. What you need is a "golf getaway". What I am talking about is a trip that involves, packed bags, an airline ticket and a few days to put your head back into the mindset it once had. Whether it’s a short escape to Arizona this winter or a long considered trip to Scotland, England, or Ireland next summer, a golf trip is the perfect antidote for what ails you. Who knows, your game may improve just thinking about it. One should not underrate the positives of "thinking about a golf trip". A great deal of satisfaction can come from the process of planning a trip. Thinking about where to go, courses to play and adventures one might have during the trip are sure to cause the heart to beat just a little faster. Being in the business of golf trip planning, I have experienced first hand the excitement golfers exhibit when talking about an interesting golf destination. In fact, I have noticed that the more a person is involved with the planning, the more excited they become. This is particularly true of trips to far away places, destinations new to the golfer and places just a bit exotic or at least different from the comfortable predictability of the good old U.S. of A. Once the itinerary is set, reservations for tee times and accommodations made and transportation selected, the meaty sense of anticipation sets in. It is difficult not to bubble a bit as one thinks about stepping on the first tee of St. Andrews Old Course or sharing a Guinness with a local Irish golfer in the club bar of the Ballybunion Golf Club. The only thing that beats planning a trip and the anticipation of the departure is actually taking the trip and later recall-

ing it in conversation with friends or in a private moment of contemplation. I have been traveling to play golf for over 20 years and I think I have a book's worth of memory stories of places, golf experiences, interesting characters, beautiful views, great food and drink. Take a memory of a great shot for instance. Years ago on the Costa del Sol in Spain, I played an impossible flop shot from a rocky waste area wide of the green that was cramped with thorns and cacti to within a foot of the pin. It seemed so easy and that may be why it stuck so indelibly in my mind all this time. Another image that continues to share a special place within my brain involves my first trip to Scotland and my first round on the Old Course at St. Andrews. It was a day in April and conditions were perfect. The sun warmed us from the chill in the air and there was not even a puff of wind coming off the North Sea. As I played one of the Old Course's crossing holes (the fairway of one hole cuts across the fairway of another), I noticed two older local golfers dressed in tweedy wool sport coats, wearing school ties and accompanied by a dog. They were approaching the green and for just a moment it looked like they had wood shafted clubs in their hands. It had to be a scene from 100 hundred years ago and seemed to epitomize my romantic notions of Scotland. So, if you are feeling just a bit of ennui about golf and your game, take my advice and start the planning process for your rehabilitative golf getaway. It may not be a spiritual experience, but it will do wonders for your game, give you lots to talk about with friends and memories to quietly share with yourself. Story by Classic GOLF Tours. Designing custom golf trips to Scotland, Ireland, Hawaii and virtually everywhere there is golf. For information call 800.359.7200, 303.751.7200 or visit visit classicgolftours.com. D


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A Tip of the Cap Tom Olkowski, Ph.D. Divot Contributing Writer

Arnold Palmer

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ere’s a little quiz even the most casual golf historian should be able to answer. In their primes, what were Sam Snead’s, Ben Hogan’s and Arnold Palmer’s favorite head gear and what did it advertise? The answers: Sam’s fashionable fedora, Ben’s driving cap, Arnie’s natural head of hair; and, amazingly, they advertised absolutely nothing. Now six decades later, look what’s happened on golfers’ heads. Today almost every pro on tour wears some form of head wear with the possible exception of John Daly who has trouble picking out a decent pair of pants. Tour players primarily wear caps for protection from the sun, but also as personal fashion statements and a place to cram as much advertising as possible. You’ll rarely see Snead’s hat or Hogan’s cap on tour these days. Chi Chi Rodriguez and Payne Stewart sported the last of those many years ago. Baseball style caps seem to dominate the circuit today but there are notable exceptions. The visor crowd includes the likes of Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, Vijay, Bubba and Phil. Visors are attractive and cooler alternatives to caps but financially they do limit advertising space. Of course that may not matter when you’re already making millions in prize money. Rory Sabbatini’s cowboy hat is his protective response to skin cancer while Matt Kuchar, Bill Haas and Jim Furyck require protection simply because all three of them combined can’t match Charley Hoffman’s prodigious crop of hair. Greg Norman’s straw hat remains one of the most stylish personal statements of its time and it advertised only one product – Greg himself. Similarly, Tiger sports a cap bearing his own distinctive logo, also pretty classy. On the opposite end of the spectrum Ricky Fowler’s unmistakable over-sized, flat-brimmed caps violate every fashion law on the planet. Ricky Barnes’ military style cap isn’t too far behind but both trail Jesper Parnevik’s snap brim style and Jim Colbert’s old buckets hats in the goofy fashion category. No matter the style though, for professional golfers, head wear is designed as a walking billboard. But what about the rest of us? We probably all own a multitude of caps but, beyond the need for solar protection, how a weekend player without a corporate sponsor selects his head wear for a round of golf is a mystery akin to how my wife chooses an outfit to go clothes shopping. Many golfers wear caps emblazoned with

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the brand of balls they play or the clubs they swing. This smacks of reverse sponsorship. Not only do you pay to buy the balls but you pay to advertise them as well. I admit I sometimes wear a brand name visor but my excuse is I don’t play that particular club and I got the visor for free. Then there are those of us who strive to emulate our heroes. When he played, my father often wore black because of his fondness for Gary Player. A middle-aged golfer adorned in a Ricky Fowler cap and John Daly trousers, however, should be an immediate target for the fashion police. Demonstrating allegiance to our favorite sports team is another common fashion, and I’ll admit to owning caps from the Brooklyn Cyclones, Louisville Bats and the West Oahu Canefires. They may appear a little out of place in Colorado but they’re certainly more effective conversation starters than the average Broncos cap. Another popular cap is the one that boasts of courses we’ve played or tournaments we’ve attended. Not only are these an acceptable fashion statement, they often carry fond memories of our travels and sometimes gain us a bit of prestige among our peers, unless they all show up wearing caps identical to ours. I have two in this category: one from the 2009 U.S. Open that my buddy Ron gave me and the other from The Sanctuary in Sedalia (which I actually bought for myself). Then, of course, everyone has their one favorite cap. It might be from your lowest round ever, the best course you’ve ever played or the one the kids gave you for Mother’s Day. Mine is a tattered, sweatstained relic from the Conch Republic Grill in North Redington Beach, Florida, a rollicking post- round hangout that offers cold beer, great seafood and Jimmy Buffett on the sound system. I only wish that cap could help me play a little bit more like Sam, Ben or Arnie. Tom Olkowski, Ph.D., is a retired clinical psychologist in Denver who, like most of us, has more golf caps in his closet than he will ever need. D


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sil Trace, said, “There was an 8-9 percent increase in rounds played from 2011-2012. The rebound was 95 percent weather reolf courses across Colorado lated. We also noticed an abnormally high noticed an upward trend in the volume of days where we had more playnumber of rounds played from ers on the course than normal.” 2011 to 2012. Public courses and resort Finch suggests that the numbers may clubs have seen an increase in revenue level out but by no means do they think and led me to the question, Can we relate they will decline. this increase in the golf industry to a re“Golf has been relatively flat for the covering economy or the wonderful last ten years,” said Finch, “regarding the weather that we have been expestability of the number of rounds riencing? played. But, 2012 was different “I think it’s Upon first glance, it and everyone is hoping it a little bit of both. seems that Colorado continues.” has been experiencing Craig Parzybok is the People felt better in steadily warmer PGA Professional at Fox 2012 about the economy weather throughout Hollow golf course and and the golfers were more the year. The warmer also oversees the excited to get out and conditions across ColHomestead golf course. orado in the early When asked about rounds play because of it.” Spring of 2012 did conplayed and whether it was — Craig Parzybok — tribute to an increase in related to weather or the econrounds played simply because it omy, he said, “I think it’s a little bit was possible to play almost every day. of both. People felt better in 2012 about There is no denying that more people play the economy and the golfers were more when the weather is nice. With such a excited to get out and play because of it.” long string without bad weather, golf The number of rounds played at Fox courses were thriving. The first weather Hollow and their sister course, the Homethat actually prohibited golf didn’t happen stead, saw an increase of 10 percent in until the weekend of July 4th. rounds played from 2011-2012 while their Tom Woodard, Director of Golf for revenue was up 9 percent. When asked Foothills Parks and Recreation, said, if he thought that this trend would con”Weather has been a factor more than tinue, Parzybok said, “We are not anticianything else. The economy has not been pating another jump like the one we saw that much better for anyone. The drought in 2012 but we certainly hope so.” conditions helped us a lot. We do our With the economy on the rebound, the 2013 projections off of the previous three numbers of rounds played suggest that years and 2012 was such a high jump.” we are heading in the right direction. Foothills golf course saw a 6 percent Companies always want to see a spike in increase in 2012 jumping from 103,160 their numbers and golf courses are no rounds played in 2011 to 109,176 in 2012. different. The continued incline in rounds This number is not as eye popping as the played tells us that people are more will14 percent increase at Foothills sister ing to spend their money on the golf course, the Meadows, from 2011 to 2012. course. There are plenty of golfers that Part of this number is attributed to the have had to trim back on the amount they fact that the Meadows was almost un- play and now they are getting anxious to playable in the early season of 2011. It find their way back to the fairways... and took until July to get the course into re- I think we would all agree that Colorado’s spectable shape and to turn in the same beautiful weather makes it just that much numbers they had been used to seeing. more inviting! Fact of the matter, it’s probHowever, a 14% increase is a large num- ably a little bit of the economy and whole ber to go unnoticed and the course hopes lot of great weather. Could you imagine to see this number continue to grow. great weather and a booming economy... Adam Finch, Golf Professional at Fos- we shall see. D Divot Contributing Writer

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hat is AimPoint? AimPoint is a putt predictive technology that was developed by Mark Sweeney and is the “blue line” overlayed on the greens on the Thursday and Friday broadcasts of the PGA Tour events on The Golf Channel. Mark and his team go to PGA Tour stops and computer map the greens with a laser machine. The accumulated green data is used in a computer software program which accurately predicts the path the putt should take in order to go in. This same technology has been put into an Instructional program that teaches you the science of how to read greens in a fun yet informative clinic. You will go from thinking that a putt breaks this way or that, to

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Who Teaches AimPoint? Stan Sayers and Scotty Hofer from MetaGolf Learning Center are the Certified AimPoint Instructors for the Rocky Mountain Region and have taught classes both here and in other parts of the United States. Stan and Scotty were personally trained and certified by Mark Sweeney, the founder of AimPoint Technologies, and Stan is also certified as a Senior AimPoint Instructor. Stan and Scotty were absolutely amazed at just how effective the system really is. Specializing in the areas of putting and green reading, Stan and Scotty have taught players of all levels. Why you need AimPoint? A recent study conducted in Norway by Jon Karlson at the Norwegian School of Sports Science concluded that over 60% of missed putts are due to faulty reads! That number gets even higher if you are an elite amateur or professional player because, by that point, your equipment and stroke mechanics are generally quite sound. The AimPoint Green Reading System will not only teach you how to handle the greens but will also show you how to implement the concepts into your short game! AimPoint clients include many of the top players and caddies on the Professional Tours including Stacy Lewis (2012 LPGA

Player of the Year), Nick Faldo, Padraig Harrington, Scott McCarron, Steven Ames, and Suzann Pettersen, just to name a few. Stacy Lewis' LPGA putts per greens in regulation (GIR) improved dramatically after learning AimPoint from 88th in 2009 to 3rd in 2012! Many college and university golf teams are also using AimPoint. Where? Spring clinics scheduled to be held at Broken Tee Englewood Golf Course will be conducted on April 27, May 4, and May 11 from 9 – 11 am. Advanced clinics and some Fundamental clinics will be held at Colorado Golf Club with dates and times to be determined. Additional dates for groups of 4 or more are available. Clinic Costs: The cost is $200.00 for the Fundamentals Clinics (at Broken Tee Englewood Golf Course and Colorado Golf Club) and $300 for the Advanced Clinics (at Colorado Golf Club) and includes AimCharts and Class Notes. More Information: If you would like further information, you can contact Scotty Hofer directly at 303-995-3329 or email at shofer@metagolflc.com. Also check out AimPoint Technologies web site at www.aimpointgolf.com. D


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nowing that there was so much potential in Colorado for the talented junior golfers who reside here was the reason the staff at The Rocky Mountain Junior Golf Tour decided to establish their roots here. “We decided to create our own niche to fill the void. There were great opportunities available when we originally had the idea to start the tour but at that time there was so much of the year in Colorado when the weather permitted tournaments and there were none scheduled” states the tournament staff. RMJGT is entering its 5th season with an aggressive Colorado schedule each year as well as tournaments in NM, AZ, ID and KS. This tour with its Nationally ranked events throughout the Western Region is a hit with junior golf players who are between 10 and 19 years of age and have a good understanding of the rules of golf as well as those who are veterans in junior golf and are ready to take their skills to the collegiate level as well as the families that support them. Rocky Mountain Junior Golf Tour events are ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard, the unofficial sanction-

ing body of junior golf in the US as well as having some of the Colorado events qualify for Golfweek and AJGA rankings and exemptions. The tournaments are predominantly two day events and the average tournament fee is $140. The tournament director, Tracy Cologne has watched these players grow as players and as people. “Many of the players that compete in the tour are realizing their personal goals with golf. We have learned a lot along the way and have established relationships with courses, instructors and college coaches”. One of the distinguishing aspects of the Rocky Mountain Junior Golf Tour is that the staff has taken on the entire region knowing that golfers are looking for year round opportunities to harness their skills and experience courses in states other than the one they reside in. RMJGT has also partnered with College Golf Scholarship Advisors to assist players in navigating through the sometimes overwhelming prospect of securing a college golf scholarship. If you would like more information about the tour visit www.rockymountainjuniorgolftour.com D

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sible previous errors in your set up. By implementing a reflective pad, you’ll rapidly see if your eyes are in position and if your shoulders are parallel to the target line.

By Jerry Walters Divot Contributing Writer

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f you believe that you can’t improve your putting during the winter months here in Colorado because of the amount of snow that remains on the greens, think again. Granted, distance control and green reading (speed and line) are the two most crucial elements involved in putting. However, so are set up and mechanics. The market is flooded with training aids for all aspects of golf and putting is no exception. There is undoubtedly more help

for golfers with regards to swing aids and practice assistance than any other sport. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry. Make just one trip to the PGA Merchandise Show, held near the end of January in Orlando, and you’ll witness it first-hand.

In an effort to attempt to keep the putter head square to the intended line, many students take the putter outside causing the face to be closed at impact, somewhat like going “over the top” on a full swing. Remember, the putting stroke is a microcosm of the full swing. When you take the club back, one arm gets longer and one gets shorter. The putter must arc inside to inside. Don’t force the issue by crossing the line and taking the putter

head away from the training aid. Let the putter arc naturally. A variety of putting arcs are available, but I prefer one that is rubber-backed so that it won’t slide on your carpet as you practice indoors during the “non-golfing season.” Invest in your putting by utilizing these two practice aids and you’ll see instantaneous results. Jerry Walters is a Putting and Short Game Specialist at the Trent Wearner Golf Academy located at Meridian GC. For further assistance, contact him at jerry@trentwearnergolf.com or call 303645-8000. D

When it comes to training aids for putting, there is nothing simpler, which gives more immediate solid feedback for me than a putting mirror. The mirror lays directly on the ground under your shoulders and eyes. It’s critical that you begin in the proper position and the mirror image is honest. Placing your eyes over the top of the ball will expose pos-

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Bernhard Langer has been using a long putter for 15 years and was perplexed with the USGA’s new rule to ban players from anchoring the club to the body.

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olf Datatech, LLC, one of the golf industry’s leading independent research firms for consumer, trade and retail golf trends, has released a first-of-its-kind study developed to evaluate the reaction of “serious golfers” to the U.S. Golf Association’s proposed new ruling that would prohibit anchoring the putter to the body while making a stroke. The study, which is being announced prior to the start of the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, reports that a majority of golfers surveyed feel that their game will not be impacted by the rule, while the small percentage who use a long putter will continue to play regardless of the ruling. The results of the study are based on responses from 1,766 randomly selected golfers drawn from Golf Datatech’s exclusive Serious Golfer Database, who play an average of 68 rounds per year with an average handicap of 14.3. “This is such an explosive topic in golf that we felt the industry needed a benchmark for evaluating the opinion of the game’s most avid players,” said John Krzynowek, Partner, Golf Datatech. “On a practical level, the proposed ruling on anchoring putters has minimal impact on most amateur golfers, as only 5% use a long putter, and the majority of serious golfers don’t believe long putters aid in the putting process. Overall, however, the

debate over long putters has far more to do with a few elite professional players and less to do with the game as played by the average golfer.” Key findings in the Golf Datatech study on the Anchor Ruling for Putters include the following: • Among the respondents who had an opinion about whether or not anchoring the putter makes it easier to putt, 45% feel that anchoring the putter makes it easier to putt, while 55% believe anchoring the putter does not make it easier. • 60% of respondents believe that the governing bodies of golf should ban the anchoring of clubs to the body, while 40% believe they should not. • 62% of respondents do not believe the anchoring ban will cause some amateur golfers to enjoy the game less. • If the proposed rule is enforced in 2016, 31% of current long putter users will continue to anchor their putter, while 31% will not anchor against their body, and 38% will switch to a conventional putter. For more information or to get a copy of the Club Anchor Ruling study, visit booth #3108 at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show, call 888-944-4116 or visit www.golfdatatech.com. D


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Colorado-style Scottish links layout targets players of all levels with five tee boxes on every hole, wide fairways, generous landing areas and greens that average more than 6,000 square feet. The Heritage has hosted six USGA Championship Qualifiers, six CGA State Championships, three Colorado Senior Open Championships and will host the 2013 USGA United States Open Local Qualifier in May! Legacy Ridge Golf Course opened in 1994, this Arthur Hills design measures 7,157 yards from the championship tees, shrinking to 5,315 yards from the forward tees. Legacy Ridge also targets players of all levels with target fairways that require players to strategically plan their attack! Legacy Ridge has hosted several CGA State Championships, NIKE Tour

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