Divot Magazine Fall/Winter - 2013

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Vol 21 No 4

Your Guide To Golf In Colorado


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Your Guide To Golf In Colorado Fall/Winter Issue 2013 Volume 21

Number 4


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Biggest Lie Told to Employers When Playing Golf


New book solves pace of play!

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The Boulders Introduces New Short Courses Perfect for Time-Crunched and Newer Golfer


he Boulders, consistently ranked among the top golf resorts in the country, has created two new faster-play golf courses. The Boulders’ famed North and South courses now offer nine holes of play respectively. The courses are perfect for busy executives who have only an hour to spare or less experienced golfers who don't want to tackle 18 holes. The new courses feature yardages of 100 to 200 yards and were created by installing new “pebble tees.” The short courses are less intimating for the newer golfers. “There's an assumption that you must play 18 holes of golf, and new golfers sometimes are discouraged that the game is difficult and they have to make this big commitment to braving it out for hours on the course,” says The Boulders' Director of Golf Operations Tom McCahan. “The short courses make it less stressful, more fun and easier to get into the game.” For more experienced golfers, the appeal of a short course is faster play. “It seems like everyone is time-crunched these days so it's great to be able to play your favorite sport without making your spouse a weekend golf widow or waiting until vacation,” says McCahan. “The nine-hole short course is a fun, rewarding play that golfers can squeeze in after work or before their kid's soccer game.” He added,


“It's also a great opportunity to get the whole family on the course for a game of golf on a beautiful day.” The short courses will be available for play (afternoons only) and the rates for the short courses start at $65 during peak season (January-May). FALL GOLF ACADEMY The Boulders Golf Academy, offering something for the scratch golfer, the neophyte golfer, the weekend duffer, the woman golfer, the “only-when-I-have-to” golfer, the die-hard golfer and the “neverbeen-on-a-green” golfer, is taught by Donald Crawley (named by Golf Digest as one of the “Best Teacher in the State”) and four other PGA and LPGA professionals. Special programs to be offered exclusively during the fall season include: Get into Golf This is designed for people new to the game who wish to learn the basics of the game of golf. There will be 4 sessions beginning Saturday October 19 at 10am.Fee is $120.00 for the four week session. $35 for individual sessions. Get Back to Golf Good for lapsed golfers who have been away from the game for awhile. The focus will be reacquainting you to the

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game, irons and hybrids, driver and woods and the short game. There will be 4 sessions beginning Saturday October 19 at 10am. Fee is $120.00 for the four week session. $35 for individual sessions. 3-2-1 Lower your score Starting September 8, 2014, the Boulders introduces the ultimate golf getaway, especially for couples. It includes: • (3) mornings of personalized golf instruction, from drives to putts. • (2) rounds of golf at award winning Boulders Courses. • (1) on the course playing lesson with your instructor. Cost: $990 per player based on two players or $1,620 for a single person. Afternoon Tee at The Boulders Starting October 1, 2013, guests enjoy a nice afternoon with 30 minutes of personalized quick fix lesson plus on-course twilight golf play. The cost is $99 and is offered Monday-Friday’s at 3pm. STAY AND PLAY GOLF PACKAGE After a round of championship play on one of the world’s top courses, golfers can relive the highlights of their game over lunch at their choice of resort dining venues. This package includes: • Nightly accommodations in a private

Casita • One round of golf per person, per night • $25 per person lunch voucher • Complimentary access to the Waldorf Astoria Spa facility and unlimited fitness classes The package begins at $589/night (double occupancy) from October 11 through December 31, 2013. GOLF, GRILL & HOLD’EM PACKAGE The “Golf, Grill & Hold’Em” package takes three classic rituals for men – a round of golf, a backyard barbecue and a game of poker – and combines them into one great guys’ getaway. The package includes: • Three night accommodations in a 2bedroom Villa • Two rounds of golf per person • Hearty “Grill Your Own” Dinner Patio Service • Complimentary Poker Set • Complimentary access to the Waldorf Astoria Spa facility and unlimited fitness classes The cost of this three night package from October 11 - December 31, 2013 starts at $1,207 / night (four people). This package also includes the resort fee. Larger 3- 4- and 5-bedroom Villas are also available. D

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Jim Engh got it right when he designed Red Hawk Ridge...


ome say Red Hawk Ridge’s signature hole is the 14th, a 216-yard par 3. This hole plays from an elevated tee box and boasts amazing views in all directions. But with one breathtaking view after another throughout the course in sunny Castle Rock, Colorado, it’s truly difficult to pinpoint a singular signature hole. Throughout the course one will find extreme elevation changes, wildlife, rolling terrain and dramatic vistas.

The course layout sets the stage for playability, but also always keeps in the mind the magnificent landscape. Nestled in the Rocky Mountain foothills, many tees feature sweeping panoramas of Castle Rock, surrounding buttes and the Rocky Mountains from Pikes Peak to Longs Peak. There are five sets of tees, allowing for golfers, from beginners to low handicap, to play for their own challenge level. And fall and winter are both great seasons for playing at Red Hawk Ridge. With all the sunshine bestowed on Castle Rock, there’s plenty of time to get in some swings. Best of all, there is offseason pricing and specials during these months. Visit www.RedHawkRidge.com to learn more.

Opening in 1999, the course is 6,942 yards of excellence featuring bluegrass fairways and bent grass greens. This 72-par, 18-hole regulation course -- designed by the renowned Jim Engh - is an award winner, including being among the 10 best affordable public courses in the United States, according to Golf Digest. One reason Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course stays at the top of many favorite lists is that “I think Jim Engh got it right when he de- the staff listens to the users and often sursigned Red Hawk Ridge,” said Bob Per- veys them for input. sichetti , head golf professional at the course. “This is the type of course the ma- “We receive very positive feedback on the jority of golfers enjoy playing.” quality of the course conditions and cus10

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tomer service. Customers can count on consistency when playing Red Hawk Ridge no matter what time of year they choose to play,” Persichetti said. The friendly staff, led by experienced PGA golf professionals, is eager to exceed the expectations of all guests. Before even getting on the course, golfers will enjoy the practice facility. The 35 turf stations mirror the fairways on the course, while the target greets with flagsticks give golfers an opportunity to practice shots they’ll need to make out on the course. Both private and group lessons are available with Red Hawk Ridge’s PGA professionals. The 3,000-square-foot putting green is located beside the clubhouse. Private lessons are $60 for one 30-minute lesson or $150 for a series of three 30-minute sessions. Group lessons are $45 per person for one 45-minute lesson (two people minimum) or $150 for three 45-minute lessons

(two people minimum). Red Hawk Ridge also offers several different clubs and leagues. The Men’s Club membership includes GHIN, social gatherings, tournaments, prizes, Pro Shop discounts and more. The Ladies’ Club includes an 18-hole league, 9-hole league morning and evening leagues and a novice league. A coed league features a shotgun start each Thursday at 5:30 p.m., May through September. There also is a senior league, organized by the Castle Rock Senior Center. For the younger ones, Red Hawk has Junior Golf Academy. The academy offers many classes and leagues for the various skill levels of younger golfers. There are 18-, 9-and six-hole leagues for junior golfers. Youth as young as 7 years old can participate in the six-hole league. The Clubhouse Grill is the perfect way to cap off a day on the course. But you don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy a wide variety of appetizers, salads and sandwich-style entrees – maybe a cocktail or two.

for private functions. Whether it’s a family reunion, a holiday gathering or an engagement party, the Clubhouse Grill is a wonderful place to celebrate. Food options for private events range from full buffet to apThe Clubhouse Grill also is available to rent petizers as well as the full bar.

To learn more about what Red Hawk Golf Course offers or to schedule your tee time, call 720.733.3500 or visit the course website at www.redhawkridge.com D

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Biggest Lie Told To Employers When Playing Golf

70% of golfers say they have told a lie to either their work or to their significant other in order to play a round of golf, according to the survey of over 2,000 respondents from a popular golf website. “Playing hooky” from work was the number one lie told in order to play a round of golf. “I once called in sick and told my boss that my doctor had prescribed me some new therapeutic remedy for my shoulder and the side effects would render me lethargic and make me unproductive. I then went out and played 18 holes of golf”, exclaimed one respondent to the survey. “Golf is a type of therapy in my mind and I felt better the rest of the weekend.” Of the nearly 2,000 respondents who answered the question, “What lies have you told so you could go out and play golf,” the majority described lying about office meetings that came up, or suddenly having the flu. 69% say they have not had to lie in order to play golf. Wanting to relax and the stress of lying to a significant other were the main reasons. One survey respondent said, “I have a hard time lying to my wife because she knows when I’m not telling the truth. If I told her a lie to play golf, she would know and I would spend the entire round thinking about it. It is better just to tell her.” The survey was conducted through www.GolfDiscount.com, a leading retailer of discount golf equipment and apparel since 1995. D


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New book solves pace of play problem for the sport of golf!


uthor, Steve Southard CGCS, CPRP, who is a national authority on pace of play will release his second book titled GOLF – The Complete Guide to Mastering Pace of Play on August 30, 2013. Mr. Southard teaches a seminar for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) titled Mastering Pace of Play While Maximizing Revenue, is the creator of an online educational class for the GCSAA, has taught for the Canadian Golf Course Superintendents Association National Education Conference, was featured on The Golf Channel in July 2013, and advised the USGA on their recent pace of play initiative. Golf – The Complete Guide to Mastering Pace of Play systematically addresses golf course operations including maintenance practice, clubhouse policies, training systems, course flow, course design, and misconceptions in the sport of golf that contribute to long playing times. The book is Mr. Southard’s second book on this subject matter and includes a large educational section designed to give golfers the expertise to troubleshoot pace of play problems at their favorite golf courses. The end of the book explains how golfers can facilitate improvement at their favorite course.

“For the last 100 years, course managers have blamed slow play on golfers. Golf – The Complete Guide to Mastering Pace of Play is designed to educate golfers across the nations. Then golfers will be able teach course operators how to eliminate long playing times on their course.” Southard explains. “Golfers will be exposed to training that exceeds the level of training of course managers.” To create immediate interest, the first 52 pages of the book are available as a free downloadable PDF at paceandproduction.com. “I am glad to provide the first 52 pages of the book to golfers and course operators who would like to understand more about a complex problem for the sport.” states Southard. “Most golfers will be amazed when they learn the root causes of long playing times. They will also learn how these delays can be avoided.” For more information on the new book release or free PDF download contact: Steve Southard, CGCS, CPRP. Email: steve@paceandproduction.com or call 970-5932584. Free downloadable PDF available at www.paceandproduction.com D

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Colorado Golf Course Map & Directory

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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


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

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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 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 Lake Valley Golf Club Map#: 110 Private 18R 303-444-2114 Longmont Fees: N/A

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Link-N-Greens Golf Course Map#: 115 Public 18E 970-221-4818 Fort Collins Fee Range: $19-$21 Mariana Butte Golf Course Map#: 123 Public 18R 970-667-8308 Fee Range: $28-$36 Loveland Map#: 130 Missing Links Golf at Frederick Public 9R 303-651-7060 Longmont Fees: 10 Mountain Vista Greens Golf Course Map#: 136 970-482-4847 Public 9R Fee Range: $12-$14 Fort Collins Northeastern 18 Map#: 188 970-521-6889 Public 18R Sterling Fee Range: Guests $15-$37.50 Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club Map#: 144 Semi-Private 18R 970-674-0930 Windsor Fee Range: $40-$50 Map#: 235 Plainsman Golf Club Public 9R No Telephone Joes Fee Range: $10 Prairie Golf Course Map#: 151 Public 9R 970-383-2211 Fee Range: $5 Cope Prairie Pines Golf Club Map#: 152 Public 9R 719-346-8207 Burlington Fee Range: $15-$20 Ptarmigan Golf & Country Club Map#: 153 970-226-6600 Private 18R Fort Collins Fee Range: $100 Map#: 73 Quail Dunes Golf Course 970-867-5990 Public 18R Fee Range: $22 Fort Morgan 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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P3 = Par 3 Sunset Golf Course Public 9R Longmont Tamarack Golf Course Public 9R Limon Twin Peaks Golf Course Public 18R Longmont Ute Creek Golf Course Public 18R Longmont Washington County Golf Club Public 9R Akron Wray Country Club Public 9R Wray

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


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 Public 18R 970-524-6200 Gypsum Fee Range: $54 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

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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 Map#: 193 Private 18R 970-382-6700 Durango Fee Range: 125-$175 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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Golf Is A Funny Game Golf is a game of opposites. I’ll prove my point. To hit the ball further, slow down your tempo. If you want to hit the ball to the right, aim and swing to the left. And, if you get a hole in one, YOU buy the drinks. By Jerry Walters Divot Magazine Contributing Writer


t’s true, golf is a game of opposites, especially when it comes to the short game around the green. These are scoring shots, and to successfully get the ball up in the air, you have to hit down on it. That may not compute, but consider this notion; a descending blow to the ball will cause it to travel up the face of the club, imparting more backspin the farther it goes. Consequently, by making contact with the ball first, instead of the ground, the ball will pop up and land softly on the green. Attempting to lift the ball with your hands and the club will more often than not skull the ball causing the opposite effect, a low


shot that skids out of control over the back side of the green. To produce the solid contact, which will make the ball get airborne, you simply must hit down striking the ball first. In working with students on the short game, we pay particular attention to the center of their body where the sternum or breast bone is located, in relation to the ball position. For a right-handed golfer, the ball needs to be right of the sternum so the club will do exactly what we spoke about in the prior paragraph; hitting the ball with a descending stroke. Along with the ball being to the right of the sternum, the player’s hands need to be leaning to the left slightly, causing a delofting of the club’s face. Additionally, having slightly more weight on the left foot than the right

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and pulling the left foot back, clears the hips so the body doesn’t interfere with the stroke and further insures contact with the ball first. Once in the proper position and feel comfortable in the set up, then comes the acronym my students coined as P.I.E., Practice, Imagination and Experience. In order to own the scoring shots around the green you need to practice them and gain experience. Work all the way around the green, hitting a variety of difficult shots and clubs, and in short order you’ll become very adept at all the shots you might face during your round. The “I” in P.I.E. refers to using imagination from all your practice, thinking about where you wish to land the ball and how far it will roll out. Try laying a towel on the green where

you want the ball to land in order to provide a visible target. When there are no obstacles between you and the hole, i.e., bunkers, ditches, and mounds, use the shot that gets on the green quickly, has more ground time than air time and one which you can read like a putt. Try this; move the ball position to the left of your sternum and hit ten or twelve shots. Track your success rate in getting the ball close to your target. First thing to consider is that after the apex of your swing (the sternum), the clubhead begins to rise causing that skulled shot mentioned previously. You’ll find yourself bottoming out before you reach the ball, creating a fat shot or one where the club skips into the equator of the ball. Remember: To own the shot, you need to practice, using your imagination and the result will be gaining the necessary experience required to hit the shot when it matters. P.I.E. Jerry Walters is a Putting and Short Game Specialist at the Trent Wearner Golf Academy located at Meridian Golf Club. To schedule a lesson or speak with Jerry, call 303-645-8000 or jerry@trentwearnergolf.com. Golf can best be defined as an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle. ~Author Unknown D

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Olde Scotland Has New To Show You! By Peter Hellman Divot Contributing Writer


eople ask me why I travel to Scotland so often. Other than for the obvious reason that it’s fun, Scotland is ever changing and to keep up I need to return from time to time to see what’s new. People also say that Scotland is about tradition and not what is new. It is true that the courses we dream about have remained much the same for centuries. But, believe it or not, new courses are rising out of and between the dunes and some of them may someday become part of a golfer’s dream and included in the Scottish tradition. On my last trip, I played several of my old favorites (Turnberry Ailsa, Machrihanish Old, Royal Dornoch, Cruden Bay and Royal Aberdeen) and three fairly new courses (Machrihanish Dunes, Castle Stuart and Trump International) that may someday be part of the tradition that defines Scottish golf. Here is a bit of what I experienced: Machrihanish Dunes: Machrihanish Dunes is certainly out of the way - located at the far end of the Mull of Kintyre - but that is no reason not to visit. To get there you have three options. First you can drive. It takes about four and a half hours from Turnberry, but the scenery is stunning and the sense of remoteness increases with each mile. You could also fly from Glasgow or take the new car ferry service from Ardrossan (north of Troon) to Cabletown. Rough seas or bad flying weather could make the drive the only option, but if you are willing to spend the time to get there, you will find three good courses to play. The newest of these is Machrihanish Dunes (the other two: Machrihanish Old and Dunaverty). As the first new course built here in over 100 years, Machrihanish Dunes is making a statement. An American owner with deep pockets and ambitious plans has already made the course worthy of play. Most holes are challenging (some say too much so) and with a wind off the North Atlantic, the course can be downright punishing. Accommodations nearby are excellent and include the Ugadala Hotel and cottages. There is even

a single malt whisky distillery (Spring Bank) nearby where tasters are welcome. Castle Stuart: This course gets its name from the nearby castle, which is operated as a small hotel. Though located on the grounds of the golf club, the castle is privately owned. It is my understanding, however, that the golf club is negotiating to purchase the castle to add to their now limited on-site accommodations. The course is located between the towns of Inverness and Nairn - both have plentiful accommodations. Castle Stuart recently hosted the Scottish Open and if you watched any of the Open on TV, you will understand why golfers love it. It plays out on two levels along the Moray Firth. The first three holes run west along the firth (bay). These fairways slope towards the water and your drives should hug the left side. The drivable (not for me) 3rd hole (a par 4) is one of my favorites. The well protected green reminded me of an infinity pool; it was impossible to tell where the green ended and the bay began. This optical illusion and the beauty of the hole, made concentrating on my shots difficult. The 4th hole, an upward sloping par 3 with a view of the Castle behind the green, starts your climb to the upper level of the course where the views are even better. You continue on this level to the 9th hole and the modern club house. The 10th hole takes you down to the lower level once again. The 11th (a par 3) is another one of my favorites. A generous green is in view from the elevated tee. Sounds simple? It is not! Swirling winds off the bay, little space to bail out left or right and the bay dead ahead, make for a challenging shot. Some of the Scottish Open players would have coveted my birdie. Trump International: Wherever “The Donald” goes or whatever “The Donald” does, there is bound to be controversy. His Scottish invasion is no exception. Some Scots, golf writers and players have panned his newest course perhaps due to his aggressive methods and grand plans. But in my mind, he has built a spectacular golf course. Located just north of Aberdeen, and touching the southern edge of the Murcar Golf Links, Trump Interna-

tional occupies an immense tract of coastal land with the highest dunes I have ever seen. The course weaves its way snake like among the dunes finishing at well designed and protected greens. The club house is temporary and accommodations are limited on site. American players will appreciate the golf range, which aren’t often found on Scottish courses. With Cruden Bay and Royal Aberdeen nearby, Trump International makes Aberdeenshire a good addition to ones golf itinerary. I have one compliant about

Trump International - it needs to mature. It should be better next year as fairways grasses take hold. I also have a suggestion that might help the image of both the course and “The Donald”….. change the name of it to one that promotes the course and not Mr. Trump…..hmmmm. Story by Classic GOLF Tours. Designing custom golf trips to Scotland, Ireland, and England and virtually everywhere there is golf. For information visit classicgolftours.com or call 800.359.7200 or 303.751.7200. D

Book your 2014 Golf Vacation to Ireland, Scotland or the GOLF coast of England and get a free 7-day rental vehicle. Rules: Offer is based on four golfers per vehicle, includes CDW, vehicle theft insurance, VAT taxes, unlimited mileage & standard transmission Booking & initial deposit of $150 per person must be made by November 30, 2013. Offer not combinable with any other discount Offer is for land only Offer is only available for new bookings Book your Arizona Golf Vacation to the Wigwam Resort and get free roundtrip transfers from the Phoenix International Airport Rules: Offer is based on a minimum of four golfers Available from October 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014 Offer is based on availability & must be booked & under deposit by November 30, 2013 Offer is for land only New booking only Not combinable with any other discounts Book your golf vacation to Argentina & Receive a 5% Discount One of the best international value golf vacations...great golf, food, wine & deluxe accommodations at a low price. Our winter is their summer! Rules: Available October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 Book & deposit by December 31, 2013 Offer is for Land Only. All offers are good until January 31, 2014

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ayne Sanders, founder of Provoto Indoor Golf System is now offering a discount of 20% to readers of selected magazines when ordering Provoto Champion 10’, Advantage 8’ indoor putting studios and other Provoto products through their website www.provoto.com. The reader just has to use the promo code”PHIL20”to receive the special savings. Divot magazine has been selected as one of the important publications to enable its readers to enjoy these benefits. With the golf industry’s push to help grow the game of golf Provoto’s indoor putting systems are ideal to more quickly train a current golfer and teach a new golfer how to get the ball into the hole with greater consistency. The concept is “if they putt better, they will have more fun and score better, leading to wanting to play more rounds of golf”. Both basic Putting Studio systems are made in the USA by expert furniture-quality craftsmen with solid hardwood and


fine felt (billiard cloth) putting surfaces that rewards good putting. These customized practice greens allow for adjustment of right or left break of the ball and even have two additional smaller hole sizes for added challenge. Both models also come with a foot stand plus a laser attachment beam which indicates the ball’s optimal path. Missed balls find their way down a side channel for continuous putting. With the Champion 10’ putting system the balls that go in the hole drop into a channel and return under the putting board (similar to a pool table). With the Advantage 8’ putting system the balls that go in the hole will pop back by means of an automatic pop up return attachment. Pricing for the Provoto putting studios are comparable to a new top of line driver or putter and considering that the putting board is part of your furnishings and will be available for years, it is well worth the investment. Assembly instructions can be found on the Provoto website and each

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Single Golfers Vote Paula Cramer Sexiest Golfer of the LPGA Adam Scott beat Tiger Woods in poll of single golf enthusiasts

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aula Creamer didn’t walk away with any titles from at the 2013 Solheim Cup, but she was crowned sexiest golfer of the LPGA by more than 2600+ single golfers, it was announced today. In a poll conducted by Golfmates.com, the largest online dating website for single golfers, Creamer beat the competition by a wide margin, which included Spanish stunner Beatriz Recari, a victor on the Solheim Cup European team. “How you look on the green is as important to golfers as how they perform, so it’s no surprise that more than 2600 Golfmates singles were so enthusiastic about giving their opinion on who are the sexiest golfers of the LPGA, PGA, and the Champions Tour,” said Meir Strahlberg, CEO of Avalanche, LLC. “These poll re-

Paula Cramer sults prove that, regardless of age, professional golfers can be very sexy.” Both men (43%) and women (56%) selected Paula Creamer as the sexiest golfer of the LPGA. Golfmates singles also agreed when it came to the sexiest golfer of the PGA, with 58% of men and 50% of women selecting Adam Scott. Golfmates members disagreed when it came to the sexiest player of the Champions Tour, with 40% of women voting for Russ Cochran, while 34% of men prefer Fred Couples. The month long poll was conducted from July 15 – August 15, 2013 and surveyed single golf enthusiasts ranging in ages from 18-55+. Follows are the complete poll results: Question: Who do you think is the sexiest single golfer of the LPGA?

Men: Paula Creamer – 43% Michelle Wie – 15% Sandra Gal – 14% Suzanne Pettersen – 13% Beatriz Recari – 7% Stacy Lewis – 5% Brooke Pancake – 3% Women: Paula Creamer – 56% Beatriz Recari – 17% Michelle Wie – 9% Stacy Lewis – 7% Suzanne Pettersen – 6% Brooke Pancake – 3% Sandra Gal – 2%

Question: Who do you think is the sexiest golfer of the PGA?

Men: Adam Scott: 58% Rickie Fowler: 13% Tiger Woods: 10% Rory McIlroy: 8% Kevin Streelman: 7% Billy Horschel: 4% Women: Adam Scott: 50% Rory McIlroy: 27% Tiger Woods: 14% Rickie Fowler: 5% Kevin Streelman: 2% Billy Horschel: 2% D DIVOTMagazine.com l Fall/Winter Issue 2013


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Improving Your Golf Game Over The Colorado Winter By Peter Norwood Divot Contributing Writer


ou might be surprised to hear the winter months are actually the best time to seek improvement in most aspects of your golf game. In fact, a large number of players who compete professionally in this game undertake the biggest changes over their off season periods. Let me give you a real world example. It comes from PGA Tour Professional Steve Stricker, a professional

who resides in Madison, Wisconsin. Madison has a similar winter climate and season to that of Colorado. Steve Stricker finished his 2005 season ranked 162nd on the PGA Tour Money list and even missed getting fully exempt status from qualifying school. This meant he would get into only 4 of the first 16 events on the 2006 PGA Tour. Steve made a decision at that point; he would dramatically improve his technique over the 2005-2006 winter months with the help of his instructor. Steve did just that, he dramatically improved his golf swing and ball striking that winter, and then proceeded to have 16 top 10 fin-


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ishes in 2006-2007. In 2007, Steve obtained his first victory in 6 years. As of now, you have probably heard his name countless times, as he is now ranked 7th in the World. If Steve didn’t dedicate himself over the winter months of 2005-2006, who knows where Steve would be today with his golf career. The point of this example is the greatest span of improvement in Steve’s career began with dedication he showed over one cold Wisconsin winter. I want you to do the same over your Colorado winter. It doesn’t matter what level of golfer you are, what matters is your desire to improve. If you are a player who has a tremendous desire to improve, no matter if you’re an absolute beginner or an elite competitor, take my word, there is no better time to work on your game than over the winter months. Why is the winter a better time to focus upon technical improvement compared to the summer? The reason is because the winter (off-season) is the best time to engrain movement patterns using conscious thought. The summer (playing season) is the best time to play using unconscious thought. Often the best rounds of golf played, especially good rounds under pressure, resulted from players having little to no technical thought. These players were merely reaping the benefit of their skills developed and engrained prior to playing. There is a gigantic difference in this game between playing “golf swing” and playing golf. Winter is a great time to work on one’s “golf swing”; summer is the time to play golf. Another area of your game to focus upon in the winter is making sure all of your equipment needs are taken care of. This includes making sure all of your golf equipment is properly fit and a great time to upgrade to new equipment. The newest club lines are often released during the winter months, usually from October through February depending on the company. When getting fit and trying new equipment, it is important to find a facility where you will receive a club fitting of the highest caliber. Try to find one with an educated staff, a large equipment selection, the best fitting technology, and the ability to go outside and see actual ball flight. Here at the MetaGolf Learning Center we pride ourselves in the attention and care we give students throughout our winter programs, and also in the quality of our clubfittings. We strive for excellence in both areas and would love for you to experience it. Winter programs, clubfittings, and merchandise gift certificates are also wonderful presents to give those avid golfer friends and relatives during the holiday seasons. Peter Norwood is a PGA Instructor, MetaGolf Learning Center. If you would like further information, you can contact The MetaGolf Learning Center directly at 303-799-0870 or through our website at www.metagolflc.com. D

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USGA Approves OnCore's Hollow-Metal Core Golf Ball Patented Golf Ball Design is a "Milestone" in the History of the Game


or over thirty-five years the rules of the USGA have been largely unchanged when it comes to the specific characteristics governing golf ball technology and performance. While clubs have undergone significant changes during that period, the basic elements of golf ball construction have stayed fairly constant. However, on October 15, 2013, the USGA notified OnCore Golf that "Golf balls with rigid cores whose core diameters do not exceed 0.9 inches, such as the OnCore Evo Ball, will be permitted exceptions to the "traditional and customary form and make" requirement in Rule 1 of Appendix III." As a result of this new interpretation, OnCore's EVO ball was tested and found to be conforming to the Rules of Golf. It will appear on the list of conforming equipment which will next be updated on November 6th. Industry thought-leaders have described the introduction of a hollow metal core as ".. a milestone in the history of golf and for the golf ball in particular.." The golf ball community now has the ability to consider and incorporate an entirely new approach to golf ball construction - leading to a wider variety of golf balls that can be tailored for players of all skill levels while remaining true to the Rules of Golf.

"We are thrilled with the USGA's determination that rigid cores such as the OnCore hollow metal-core, will be permissible in designing the golf balls of the future. We have had an enthusiastic reaction to our ball from players of all skill levels. Our objective has always been to help golfers have a better experience and get more enjoyment from the game," stated Bret Blakely, OnCore's

President. "We expect that OnCore's products and technology which are exclusively secured by three U.S. patents will soon become the trendsetters in the industry." One of our dreams is to have young, up and coming tour players using our equipment. With the USGA approval, this dream can become reality, which is really exciting for us." stated Steve Coulton, Vice President. "To accelerate that objective and provide OnCore with the financial resources needed to execute our plan, we've now established a partnership with SeedInvest - one of the leading equity-based, crowdfunding platforms connecting accredited investors to high-quality start-ups seeking funding. We encourage fans of the company and ball who might be interested in investing in OnCore to visit www.seedinvest.com/oncore.golf." About OnCore Golf (www.oncoregolf.com) is a dynamic and innovated golf ball company led by two young entrepreneurs in their early 30s, Bret Blakely and Steve Coulton. The company is headquartered in Buffalo, NY and is dedicated to improving the lives, scores, and enjoyment of golfers of all skill levels by offering exciting products that live up to the company's tagline "You Just Became a Better Golfer." D

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Karlin McGinness Arrowhead Golf Club www.arrowheadcolorado.com

New York Yankees (my favorite baseball team) played at Arrowhead this season and I got to serve them all day! What is the most used phrase or comment you hear on the course? "This is the most beautiful course I have ever played!"

Age: 22 How long have you been a Cart Girl? 4 years What attracted you to the job? Arrowhead is one of the most beautiful places in the world and I wanted to work outside in a relaxed environment. Do you play and if so, how would you describe your game? I've played for a few years and I'm not too bad for a girl! What do you like about the game of golf? It's relaxing and I like the challenge when playing.

What are 3 "don'ts" golfers should know about when interacting with their cart girl? 1. Don't help yourself to items on my cart; it's my job to open the compartments and grab your snacks and drinks. 2. Don't tell me you're a good tipper and then not tip. 3. Don't be overly flirty or touchy. What are 3 "do's" golfers should know about when interacting with their cart girl? 1. Engage in conversation! I get lonely out there sometimes! 2. Ask me about where I went to college and what I want to do in life. 3. Tip well!

What would you change about the game golf? I wish people would keep up with pace of play. There's nothing worse than playing a six hour round! Share a memorable experience you had driving the cart? Andy Pettitte and David Phelps from the

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