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Start Your Season at the 2014 Denver Golf Expo Friday - Sunday, February 8 - 10 By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

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he snow might be limiting course time, but the winter blues plays out at the annual Denver Golf Expo, the Rocky Mountain’s hottest golf industry event. Winter blues? Rusty swing? Golf fever? The golfing enthusiast will find everything golf, from pro seminars to truckloads of equipment to free golf, discount offers and show-only deals, at the 2014 Denver Golf Expo, February 7-9 at The Denver Mart Plaza Hall. Mark Cramer, President of Denver Golf Expo, says, “We continue to grow and improve in 2014! Returning again this year is the option to skip the lines by purchasing Expo tickets in advance through Ticket West at all King Soopers.” “Each year, we assess the Denver Golf Expo experience to keep it a positive one,” Cramer adds. “Based on feedback, we have bought out the parking at The Denver Mart so that Expo attendees’ parking can continue to be FREE. To partially cover added expense, entrance ticket will only increase $1.00! We appreciate everyone’s support over the years, but this year, we are asking everyone to bring a golf buddy to the show to help us with the increased cost of the parking and facility rental fees if you can. Check your mail for a postcard offer to bring a friend for 50% off.”

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! Fore Golf Program, courtesy of South Suburban Parks and Recreation

According to Cramer, the highlight of the annual Expo continues to be the amazing deals. “The moment you enter the doors of Denver Golf Expo, you’ve extended your golf dollars. Discount golf begins with your $13 admission, which immediately gives you a free “Fore Golf Program,” courtesy of South Suburban Golf Park and Recreation.” The Fore Golf Program returns to present Expo attendees a progressive golf experience. The offer features a different golf experience each month from February to May. Begin in February with a 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. Cramer adds, “Learn from the pros, by participating in free swing

The Denver Golf Expo will continue to bring in quality exhibitors, bring back the popular exhibits, create more freebies, and more excitement for golfers. Golf retailers, golf-related companies, golf courses, golf resorts and hotels, Colorado PGA members, Colorado Golf Association

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lessons and seminars, courtesy of our PGA partners. For parents, the Junior Golf Experience is always popular with young golfers wanting a taste of the game.” Highlights of this year’s show include: • The return of the Colorado Junior Golf

Experience for beginning junior golfers. Browse aisles filled with truckloads of golf available at show-only prices and preview the latest and greatest. Show-only deals on discounted green fees available at Colorado golf courses. 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. • 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 lessons and seminars from Colorado’s PGA members and top teaching Pros. Included in Your Denver Golf Expo Admission: • A free subscription for Golf Digest or

Golf Weekly • A free digital subscription for Col-

orado AVID Golfer • 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 7-9, 2014, 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 and Denver Golf Expo

A Dynamic Balance By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

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ur partnership with Divot Magazine continues to be a dynamic balance,” says Denver Golf Expo director Mark Cramer. “With more than 20 years in Colorado, Publisher Karl O’Keefe brings to the table more than 20 years of experience publishing a golf magazine in Colorado, and the loyal support we’ve known for more than a 16 years continues to make us a winning two-some.” Building on its excellent reputation in Colorado, Divot Magazine provides coverage of the 2014 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. “The Denver Golf Expo continually grows and changes to meet the needs of the industry, and Divot Magazine has that same attitude,” reports Publisher Karl O’Keefe.

“Representative of Colorado’s unique golf market, our four-issue seasonal publishing schedule continues to be a success. Each issue reflects how courses and golf related businesses position and price themselves throughout the year.” Divot Magazine reaches 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 new fresh look. From Publisher Karl O’Keefe’s first 8-page black and white newspaper to today’s re-imagined and fresh Divot Magazine, O’Keefe says, “We have emerged into an authoritative golf publication with our handy, digest-sized magazine.” Published four times a year, including their special January/February issue highlighting the Denver Golf Expo,

Divot Magazine strives to re-educate and entertain its 25k-30k readers. O’Keefe’s company also publishes the popular Green Saver golf discount book, containing over $8,500 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 2014 edition and register to win your own Green Saver – a $49 value. D

South Suburban Parks & Recreation Offers Four Great Golf Courses By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

“Golf at South Suburban Parks and Recreation can be anything you want it to be,” says Bill Ramsey, Director of Golf at South Suburban Parks & Recreation. “With four very different golf courses with varying design and difficulty, our courses are designed to appeal to everyone, as we offer something for all ages and levels of golfer.” If you live in Denver metro, chances are you’ve already swung your clubs at a South Suburban Parks and Recreation course. South Suburban Golf Course offers 2 different experiences, from the 18-hole par 72 course with its rolling fairways and large undulating greens to the 9-hole par 3. The South Suburban Parks and Recreation presents players with its 18-hole executive at Littleton Golf & Tennis Club and the Arnold Palmer’s18-hole championship course is at the Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel. The Family Sports Golf Course boasts a 9-hole executive course, a large heated and lighted year-round driving range.

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Denver Golf Expo attendees again have a unique opportunity to sample all four courses. Mark Cramer, President of Denver Golf Expo, explains, “The moment you enter Denver Golf Expo, you’ve ex-

tended your golf dollars. Discount golf begins with your $13 admission, which immediately gives you a free ‘Fore Golf Program*,’ courtesy of South Suburban Golf Park and Recreation.” The Fore Golf Program is a progres-

sive golf experience, debuting in 2012 and returning again in 2014 for Denver Golf Expo attendees. The offer features several distinctive golf experiences from February to May. Golf experiences in 2014 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.golflonetree.com. Be sure to find them on Facebook and Twitter. *Fore Golf Program restrictions apply. See offer details given at Denver Golf Expo. Must complete the attendee survey. D

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Colorado PGA Junior Membership With the Colorado PGA Junior Membership, we are creating a sense of community and belonging for junior golfers. Through the involvement of membership, juniors will be eligible to participate in Team Golf events, Colorado PGA Junior Tour events, and take part in our “Juniors PLAY FREE” initiative. Membership is good for one calendar year and can be purchased on-line at www.coloradopgajuniorgolf.com or through any Certified Junior Facility. Juniors will receive a Colorado PGA Junior Golf hat, water bottle, bagtag and membership card.

children at no cost to the school or the student. The program is conducted during a 3 day session in the child’s Physical Education classes with a final day field trip at a nearby golf course.

ments – allowing them to feel more comfortable learning the game in a setting where they are free to be themselves. Girl Power Golf consists of a curriculum that utilizes proven success strategies for attracting and retaining girls in the game of golf by incorporating fun and engaging instruction and social activities both on and off the golf course. For more information on the Colorado PGA Summer Camps and Girl Power Golf please visit our website at www.coloradopgajuniorgolf.com.

Colorado PGA Summer Golf in Schools Camps and Girl Power Golf The PGA has developed programming to help nurture a child’s desire and interest in the game of golf through a facility’s Certified Junior Programs and partnerships with youth organizations such as the YMCA. In 2014 the Colorado PGA and the YMCA will offer week-long summer camps at participating facilities around the Denver-Metro area in a stress-free, non-threatening, fun environment. The Colorado PGA will also offer girls-only junior golf programs through the summer. Research has found that girls reap the biggest rewards when learning in all-girl environ-

The Colorado PGA serves with a long term goal of making a difference in the lives of others by providing opportunities for families to build and strengthen relationships, and engage in a sport that lasts a lifetime. The Colorado PGA Golf in Schools Program just completed its third year and is running strong. Since its inception, the program has introduced over 30,000 children to the game. Through funding provided by The Colorado PGA Foundation and the Colorado Open Foundation, the game of golf and the life skills associated with it are introduced by golf professionals to school age

For more information on the Golf in Schools Program please visit www.coloradopgajuniorgolf.com

Team Golf Beginning May 2014, the Colorado PGA will flip the board on the game of golf by introducing a fun and exciting new TEAM concept. Maintaining a stress-free, non-threatening and FUN opportunity for kids to advance to the course, developing juniors age 7-14 will have an opportunity to play in up to 16 events throughout the Denver/Colorado Springs and Fort Collins regions. Through a scramble format, kids will play as part of a team while gaining knowledge and skills that set the stage for a lifetime of golf enjoyment. Family members are encouraged to caddy and support their player. The family atmosphere supports relationship building and allows families to enjoy the game together in a healthy, fun environment. Team Golf events serve as a stepping stone into Individual Stroke play events such as Junior Tour Qualifiers or events conducted by other junior tournament organizations. For more information on TEAM Golf please visit our website at www.coloradopgajuniorgolf.com. D

Lenny’s Golf Shop returns as sponsor of the popular Club Test and Driving Range By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

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sk anyone who attends the annual Denver Golf Expo where the place to be is and you’ll hear a resounding “Demo Days Club Test and Driving Range”. Lenny’s Golf returns again in 2014 as host to this popular gathering place. “Lenny’s Golf is returning for the 4th year,” says Mark Cramer, Director of Denver Golf Expo. “When Lenny is behind an event, he’s all into making it a success, and we’re thrilled to have him back again.” Since the early 1980’s, Lenny’s Golf has been a Colorado favorite offering the best in golf equipment, apparel and custom fitting. Lenny and his team is hyped and ready to return as sponsor of the 2014 Denver Golf Expo’s Club Test. Lenny says, “Get there early to get your shot at one of our 15 hitting stations to loosen your winter golf swing while you test ‘drive’ the new 2014 club models.” Lenny’s Golf will again be bringing state-of-the-artfitting equipment to the Demo Days Club Test experience, technology at work to make your golf game

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easier and more enjoyable. “It’s a lot more than your swing,” says Lenny. “We can interchange different shafts on your club and reward you with an additional 10 yards.” With assistance from manufacturers’ representatives, Expo attendees can stop by and swing 2014 offerings from top club makers such as Ping, Callaway,

Nike, Cleveland, Titleist, Taylor Made, Mizuno, and Adams with many more brands being added every day! Lenny adds, “There’s been a lot of hype about the new Callaway Big Bertha Drivers, and you’ll be able to test them at the Denver Golf Expo. This event is the biggest, you-don’t-want-to-miss three demo days that Rocky Mountain golfers will have for the entire season. 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! 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


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Skip the Lines at Denver Golf Expo

Pre-Purchase Tickets By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

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hen you’re ready to shop, enjoy the Junior Golf Experience, or get golf tips from the experts, standing in slow-moving lines seems to halt the ticking clock. Denver Golf Expo gets that, which is why this year we are again offering the opportunity to prepurchase* Expo tickets at all King Soopers locations. Denver Golf Expo Tickets will be available through Tickets West at all King Soopers locations through Sunday,

February 9. When you pre-purchase your Expo ticket, you can skip the lines at Denver Golf Expo. Show your pre-purchased ticket, advance to the entrance to hand your ticket to the red-coated staff. If you arrive before the doors open, you’ll still skip the lines and be invited into a holding area inside the building. Buy your ticket in advance; skip the lines at The Denver Mart; and start taking advantage of golf-themed seminars, lessons, tips and truckloads of good deals on golf merchandise right away. .

February 7-9, 2014 Denver Golf Expo Tickets Adults: $13.00 Seniors (50+): $11.00 Veterans and Military: $11.00 Kids 16 and under: $3.00 Advance Denver Golf Expo Tickets available now at Tickets West at all King Soopers locations through Sunday, February 9. D

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2014 Seminar Schedule Kim Schwartz Lauren Howe, LPGA Colorado Women’s Golf Association

Boosting Business on and Off the Course Friday 10:00-10:30 Saturday 10:00-10:30 Sunday 11:00-11:30 Kim Schwartz, and Lauren Howe, LPGA Teaching Professional will be discussing ways to leverage golf to enhance your business opportunities. Lauren became a champion at an early age. She was winning golf tournaments by age nine. Her fast track to the LPGA Tour included winning City championships at age 13, state tournaments by age 15, national and international championships by age 16. Lauren graduated from high school a year early so she could have one year of college competition under her belt by the time she was 18 and eligible to try for the tour. She then became the youngest winner of the LPGA Qualifying School. While spending 13 years on tour, Lauren won and had numerous Top 10 finishes. What has shaped Lauren most from the tour was her exposure to champion's from all facets of life. As Lauren interacted with great athletes, captains of industry, actors, politicians and other successful people, she was always questioning them about what made them successful. While there are many ways to get to the top of your field, certain things kept showing up. Lauren's quest is to continue finding the most effective ways to help people achieve their dreams. She is a great synthesizer of information and an excellent communicator. Lauren's knowledge, heart and humor make her an incredibly fun and effective coach!

Alex Crall

Ed Oldham, PGA MP

Colorado Golf Association

PGA Master Professional PGA Head Golf Professional The Ranch Country Club

The Rules of Golf Friday 4:00-4:30 Saturday: 4:00-4:30 Sunday 2:00-2:30

How to Improve Your Game by Five Shots This Year

Alex Crall from the Colorado Golf Association will cover the rules of golf and how they apply at your home course.

Friday 3:00-3:30

Alex grew up in De Soto, KS and fell in love with golf at age 12. His passion for the game led him to Professional Golfers Career College in Hilton Head, SC where he graduated from in December 2011 with a degree in Professional Golf Management. While at PGCC, Alex volunteered with many great organizations including the International Junior Golf Tour, Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, and also the PGA Tour's Heritage Classic. He was hired as a P.J. Boatwright, Jr. Intern for the Colorado Golf Association in 2012. After his internship with the CGA, Alex was hired as Assistant Tournament Director for the Golf Association of Michigan. He served that role for the 2013 season before returning to the CGA as the Manager of Rules and Competitions in December of 2013.

Kevin Cubbage, PGA PGA Director of Instruction, GolfTEC Cherry Creek

Impact Drills for Better Ball Striking Friday 11:00-11:30 Kevin Cubbage, PGA will share ideas and best practices to help you identify ways to improve your “moment of truth” in your golf swing. Kevin has been with GolfTEC since 2001. Director of Instruction and Center Manager for GolfTEC Cherry Creek since 2002. He has taught over 23,000 lessons with GolfTEC and has been a PGA Member since 1995.

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PGA Master Professional Ed Oldham from The Ranch Country Club reveals the keys to dropping five strokes from your game this year. From off-season to in-season, these tried and true methods will have a positive effect on your game in 2014. A native of North Platte, Nebraska, Ed grew up learning the game from his father who was a college golf coach and later, a PGA Member. Ed has been in the golf business for over 30 years, and teaching the game of golf to players of all ages has always been his passion. Ed is always looking for new and better ways to help his students understand the mechanics and dynamics of the golf swing, emphasizing instructional methods tailored to each individual’s particular learning style. Ed earned the PGA Master Professional teaching certification in 1999. This is the highest level of certification available to PGA professional instructors. Ed has spent time watching and learning from some of the best teachers in the country including Mike Malaska, Jim Flick, Dr. Jim Suttie, Hank Haney, Ben Doyle, Butch Harmon, Bill Harmon, Jim Hardy, Stan Utley, Mike LaBauve, Laird Small, Todd Sones, and Dr. Craig Farnsworth


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Rick Timm, PGA Owner & Director of Instruction Timm Golf Academy @ Family Sports

Golf Training Aids Friday 12:00-12:30 Rick Timm, PGA will discuss and demonstrate several training aids to help you improve your shortgame and full swing. He will also teach you how to make your own teaching tools to make your practice more productive. The Colorado PGA’s 2013 Junior Golf Leader Award Winner, Rick Timm has worked with junior golfers his entire 30 year career. As Junior Golf Chairman for the North Florida Section for 5 years, he conducted clinics and tournaments for over 1500 juniors each year. Rick has taught locally with the “First Tee” program for the City of Denver. He also has been a lead instructor for the “Gold Crown Foundation” and “Open Fairways” since 2000. He teaches Junior Camps for Nike Sports Camps and Camps for the Air Force Academy. Rick says, “I really enjoy teaching kids to have fun with the game, emphasize sportsmanship and helping them to learn other valuable life skills through the game of golf.”

Florida Section for 5 years, he conducted clinics and tournaments for over 1500 juniors each year. Rick has taught locally with the “First Tee” program for the City of Denver. He also has been a lead instructor for the “Gold Crown Foundation” and “Open Fairways” since 2000. He teaches Junior Camps for Nike Sports Camps and Camps for the Air Force Academy. Rick says, “I really enjoy teaching kids to have fun with the game, emphasize sportsmanship and helping them to learn other valuable life skills through the game of golf.” Timm Golf Academy was created 10 years ago and has been improving all levels of golfers’ from Tour Players, Late Bloomers to Beginning Juniors. Rick’s ultimate goal for his students is leaving them with a better understanding of how to improve and to have more FUN with the game of Golf. Rick is also a certified club fitter, a member of Wilson Staff and Colorado’s Director of Instruction for National Golf Schools and in 2013 was selected as the US Kids Junior Golf Tour Director.

Rick Timm, PGA Owner & Director of Instruction Timm Golf Academy @ Family Sports

How to take a “Successful Golf Lesson” Saturday 12:00-12:30 Rick Timm, PGA will take you through the process of preparing to take a golf lesson. He will also discuss the follow-up details that will allow you to improve your game after your lesson.

Assistant Manager, GolfTEC Denver Tech Center

Great Wedge Play &

How to Utilize Bounce Friday 1:00-1:30

Nathan Morris, PGA will clarify the concept of bounce and help you to improve your game by providing techniques to enhance your wedge play. Nathan has been with GolfTEC since 2007 and has taught over 10000 lessons. He has also given over 450 custom club fittings. Nathan was named one of Golf Digest's best teachers in Colorado in 2011 as well as a Golf Digest Top100 club fitter twice.

Rick Timm, PGA Owner & Director of Instruction Timm Golf Academy @ Family Sports

Junior Golf Opportunities Saturday 1:00-1:30

Timm Golf Academy was created 10 years ago and has been improving all levels of golfers’ from Tour Players, Late Bloomers to Beginning Juniors. Rick’s ultimate goal for his students is leaving them with a better understanding of how to improve and to have more FUN with the game of Golf. Rick is also a certified club fitter, a member of Wilson Staff and Colorado’s Director of Instruction for National Golf Schools and in 2013 was selected as the US Kids Junior Golf Tour Director.

Nathan Morris, PGA

Rick Timm, PGA – 2013 Colorado PGA Section “Junior Leader Award” will discuss how to get your junior introduced to Golf, keep juniors challenged, consider High School Golf and the potential for College Golf scholarships. The Colorado PGA’s 2013 Junior Golf Leader Award Winner, Rick Timm has worked with junior golfers his entire 30 year career. As Junior Golf Chairman for the North Florida Section for 5 years, he conducted clinics and tournaments for over 1500 juniors each year. Rick has taught locally with the “First Tee” program for the City of Denver. He also has been a lead instructor for the “Gold Crown Foundation” and “Open Fairways” since 2000. He teaches Junior Camps for Nike Sports Camps and Camps for the Air Force Academy. Rick says, “I really enjoy teaching kids to have fun with the game, emphasize sportsmanship and helping them to learn other valuable life skills through the game of golf.” Timm Golf Academy was created 10 years ago and has been improving all levels of golfers’ from Tour Players, Late Bloomers to Beginning Juniors. Rick’s ultimate goal for his students is leaving them with a better understanding of how to improve and to have more FUN with the game of Golf. Rick is also a certified club fitter, a member of Wilson Staff and Colorado’s Director of Instruction for National Golf Schools and in 2013 was selected as the US Kids Junior Golf Tour Director.

Patrick Nuber Manager of Teaching Quality GolfTEC Headquarters

Dispelling Golf’s Common Myths & Misconceptions Friday 2:00-2:30 Patrick Nuber, PGA will help you unearth the truth in your golf game by exposing some of golf’s most common myths & misconceptions. Patrick is a PGA Certified Professional in both Instruction and General Management with over 6.5 years of full time teaching experience and over 11,000 individual golf lessons taught. He has been a PGA Member since 2005, is currently an active member in the Colorado Section of the PGA of America, and is the 2011 Colorado PGA Teacher of the Year.Patrick is a certified club fitter through GolfTEC, Mizuno, and Taylormade with over 190 Personal Club Fittings completed. Patrick is an Active Golf Business Network Member. Its function is to help instructors improve their business acumen, develop marketing and branding expertise and stay in step with cutting-edge teaching and coaching concepts. D

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Dee Tidwell Owner, Colorado Golf Fitness Club

Is Your Game Painful? Three Ways to Help Decrease Pain In Your Game Saturday 11:00-11:30 Dee Tidwell will help you relive the pain in your game by providing three simple ways to reduce pain and increase enjoyment in your game. Dee is the owner of Colorado Golf Fitness Club in Denver, Colorado. His program of stretching, conditioning, stability, strength, and nutrition has been developed and tested to improve any golfer’s ability on the course and in life.High performance exercise kinesiologist to professional, amateur and youth athletes in a variety of sports, Dee Tidwell received his Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Physiology from California State University at Chico in 1993. Dee is a Level Two CHEK practitioner, a certified Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach, and a certified Muscle Activation Techniques Certified Specialist.Tidwell’s knowledge of neural motor programming, rehabilitation, high performance nutrition, as well as functional and sports specific conditioning programs is invaluable. Since 1999, Dee has been working with specialty athletes from all areas of sports including: PGA Tour playing pros, Professional Downhill Mountain Bikers, Olympic, medal winning, professional snowboarders, professional motocross racers, professional skiers, and collegiate golfers. Because of this experience, Dee is able to bring a comprehensive approach to all levels of rehabilitation, conditioning and holistic living.

Trent Wearner, PGA

McGetrick Golf Academy. He has also taught clinics with other Top 100 Teachers. Trent works with players of all ability levels including the state's top amateurs, juniors and mini-tour players. With 70 students playing or having played college golf, he is the most sought-after junior coach in the region.

Scotty Hofer, PGA Staff Instructor MetaGolf Learning Center

Aimpoint Green Reading – Stop Guessing Casey Schiel, PGA Saturday 2:00-2:30 Scotty Hofer, PGA will take the guesswork out of putting and teach you how to “make everything” utilizing the Aimpoint Green Reading process. Scotty is a Class A PGA Member with 20 years teaching experience and is a lead instructor at the MetaGolf Learning Center. Scotty works with all skill levels from true beginners to elite level players. Most recently, Scotty was the Assistant golf coach for the 2009 and 2010 Colorado Class 4A State Championship golf team and 2011 and 2012 second place team - Valor Christian High School. He is currently the Head golf coach for the Valor Christian High School girls golf team, which place third in the 2012 Colorado Class 4A State Championship. Scotty is also an accomplished club fitter certified by HenryGriffitts, Edel Putters and Wedges, and has the ability to fit other major manufacturer's clubs as well. He is also one of two Certified AimPoint Green Reading Instructors in this Region and a 4 Putting Elements certified instructor by Eyeline Golf. Scotty is an accomplished player as well, having competed for a time on the Dakotas minitour and twice attempting to qualify for the PGA Tour.

Owner & Director of Instruction Trent Wearner Golf Academy

The Elements of PLAYING Better Saturday 1:00-1:30 PGA Professional Trent Wearner will reveal those crucial elements that are particular to those who PLAY the game well. Rated as the #1 Teacher in Colorado by his peers and Golf Digest Magazine. Trent Wearner grew up in Colorado but being a native hasn’t kept him from traveling the country to work with and learn from the nation’s top coaches/teachers. He has taught side-by-side several top instructors including Keith Lyford in Scottsdale and in New England before being hired to work at the

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instruction and golf operations. Less than one percent of PGA Golf Professional have earned this PGA certification. Steve teaches at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen, Indian Tree Golf Course in Arvada and in the winter months indoors at the Evergreen Sports Center in Evergreen, CO.Through many years of experience he is adept at working with each student as an individual. His philosophy of improving his student’s game begins with establishing goals with each student regarding an approach that encompasses a mutual commitment to the learning process. His mentors in the field of golf instruction are many, but most notable are David Leadbetter, Dr. Rick Jensen, Jim McLean, Hank Haney, Dr. Bob Rotella, Stan Utley and Jim Hardy.

Steve Patterson, PGA Owner & Director of Instruction Steve Petterson Golf

P3 – Plan, Practice, and Perform Sunday 12:00-12:30 The great players prepare to perform through dedicated planning and practice. Steve Patterson, PGA will help you come up with a plan to improve your game. Steve has been a PGA Member since 1993. He earned Certified Professional status in 2008 in the areas of golf

Owner & Development Director 911 Golf

Innovative Mobile Golf Instruction & Entertainment Fore Everyone Saturday: 3:00-3:30 Sunday: 10:00-10:30 Casey A. Schiel, PGA Development Director and founder of 911 Golf has 8 years of experience exclusively working at private facilities. Passionate about teaching kids the game of golf, Casey started playing himself at the age of 5. He is currently a member of the PGA and serves as an active Junior committee member with the PGA Colorado Section. Casey continues to reach out to communities and organizations such as the Children’s Hospital of Colorado to teach kids golf for the first time while visiting the hospital. When he isn’t golfing, Casey spends his time fishing, playing guitar and having fun outdoors. He is also very excited and blessed to have his first little one join the family this upcoming June


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2013 DENVER GOLF EXPO EXHIBITOR LIST AND FLOOR PLAN 12 Shores at Ute Lake 314 Adams Golf Driving Range Applewood Golf Course/Touchstone Golf 320-322 Arrowhead Golf Club 229 ASGA Denver Chapter 1214 Aurora Hills Golf Course 810-812 Ballyneal 334 BGV Marketing/Grand Timber Lodge 1109-1111 BizCard Xpress 1102 Birdie Ball 144 BMW Championship 145 Boulder Eyes and Beyer Laser Center 1220 Broadlands Golf Course 1100 Buffalo Run 215 Caddie Buddy 713 Callaway Golf Driving Range Canongate Colorado Golf Clubs 1005 Centre Hills Golf Course 810-812 Champion Windows, Sunrooms, Roofing & Home Exteriors 909 Charter Financial Resources 714 City of Aurora Golf 810-812 Cleveland Golf Driving Range College Golf Store (Home Team Golf) 341 Colorado AvidGolfer Magazine 146-1106 Colorado Golf Association 1330 Colorado Golf Hall of Fame 1308 Colorado Golf Magazine 324-326 Colorado Junior Golf Association 1330 Colorado Women's Golf Association 1330

Colorado-Wyoming Optimist -Jr. Golf 1204 CommonGround Golf Course 1330 Cove View Golf Course 508 Creative Motivation 1112 Cutarelli Vision, LLC 910 David Musty Putters 801 Denver Sign Factory 807-809 Devil's Thumb Golf Course 225 DirecTV 1324 Divo Golf 1326 Divot Magazine 1248 Eagle Trace Golf Club 912 Edward Jones Investments 1211 El CID Golf Resort in Mazatlan, Mexico 802 Emerald Greens Golf Club 316 Finney County Convention & Visitors Bureau 221 Fitzsimmons Golf Course 810-812 First Tee of Denver Long Putt Challenge Fox Hollow Golf Course / The Homestead 1000 Front Range Indoor Golf & Tap 344 Global One Satellite LLC 613 Global Travel Network 904 Golf Club at Heather Ridge 902 Golf Longmont 1001 Golf Mesquite Nevada 1003 Golf on the Santa Fe Trail 911 Golf The West 1008 Golfing Nevada Magazine/Laughlin Ranch 231-233, 230 Golfsmith 139

Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau Granby Ranch (Golf Granby Ranch) Grand Lake Golf Course Green Saver Golf Green Valley Ranch Golf Club Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder - Towa Golf Horseshoe Bay Resort Inferno USA, LLC Ironbridge Golf Club KABL Golf Keystone Resort Golf Lakota Canyon Ranch & Golf Club Legacy Ridge/The Heritage at Westmoor Lennys Ski & Golf Maximized Living Mesquite Gaming Meadow Hills Golf Course Mettle Golf Mile Hi Media, Inc. Mizuno Golf Murphy Creek Golf Course Nike Golf OB Sports Vegas & Suncoast Hotel PING Golf PGA Tour Superstore Pinnacle Performance Eyewear Pro Players Association Raccoon Creek Golf Course

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Red Rock Golf Trail St. George, UT Rocky Mountain Junior Golf Tour Rocky Mountain Outback Hats Saddleback Golf Club Saddle Rock Golf Course Sassy Caddy, Inc. South Suburban, Littleton, Lone Tree Golf Sport Images Spring Hill Golf Course St. George Clarion Suites Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Stryker Orthopaedics Sun City West, AZ Taylor-Made Texas Bound for Golf The Bridges The Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Thorncreek Golf Course Titleist Golf Tour Edge Tour Play Golf Western Health Systems Williston CVB Wilson Golf Winter Park / Granby Golf World Golf

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Denver Area Courses ● Applewood Golf Club Map#: 3 Public 18R 303-279-3003 Golden Fee Range: $12-$29 Map#: 4 Arrowhead Golf Club Resort 18R 303-973-9614 Fee Range: $75-$115 Littleton Map#: 7 Aurora Hills Golf Course Public 18R 303-364-6111 Aurora Fee Range: $25-$29 Bear Creek Golf Club Map#: 9 303-980-8700 Private 18R Fees: Guests $75 Denver Bear Dance, The Golf Club at Map#: 216 Public 18R 303-681-4653 Larkspur Fee Range: $65 - $75 Map#: 21 Black Bear Golf Club 303-840-3100 Private 18R Parker Fee Range: $40-$80 Blackstone Country Club Map#: 300 Private 18R 303-617-3561 Aurora Fees: Members Only Boulder Country Club Map#: 14 Private 18R - 9E 303-530-2226 Fees: Guest $75 Boulder Map#: 15 Box Elder Creek Golf Course Public 18R 303-659-7177 Brighton Fee Range: $22 Broadlands Golf Course, The Map#: 17 303-466-8285 Public 18R Fee Range: $28-$37 Broomfield Buffalo Run Golf Course Map#: 19 Public 18R 303-289-1500 Commerce City Fee Range: $18-$38 Broken Tee Englewood Golf Complex Map#: 63 303-762-2670 Public 18R 9P3 Englewood Fee Range: $15-$29 Castle Pines Golf Club Map#: 22 Private 18R 303-688-6022 Fees: Invitation Only Castle Rock Castle Pines, The Country Club at Map#: 45 Private 18R 303-688-6400 Fees: Guests $75-$95 Castle Rock Centre Hills Golf Course Map#: 27 Public 9-P3 303-343-4935 Aurora Fee Range: $5-$9 Cherry Creek Country Club Map#: 121 303-755-0711 Private 18R Aurora Fees: N/A Cherry Hills Country Club Map#: 29 Private 18R 18P3 303-761-9900 Englewood Fees: Guests $125 Map#: 53 City Park Golf Course, Denver Public 18R 303-295-4420 Denver Fee Range: $20-$24 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

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 Aurora Fee Range: $12 Heather Ridge Country Club Map#: 90 Public 18R 303-755-3550 Fees: Guest $45 Aurora Map#: 92 Heritage at Westmoor Public 18R 303-469-2974 Westminster Fee Range: $24-$45 Heritage Eagle Bend Golf & CC Map#: 91 303-400-6700 Semi-Private 18R Fee Range: $35-$70 w/cart Aurora Heritage Todd Creek Golf Club Map#: 227 Public 18R 303-655-1779 Thornton Fee Range: $55-$65 Map#: 94 Highlands Ranch Golf Club 303-471-0000 Semi-Private 18R Highlands Ranch Fee Range: $42-$69 Homestead at Fox Hollow Map#: 239 Public 18E 720-963-5181 Lakewood Fee Range: $18-$35 Hyland Hills, The Courses at Map#: 99 Public 27R 18P3 303-428-6526 Fee Range: $25; $37 Westminster Map#: 96 Hiwan Golf Club Private 18R 303-674-3369 Evergreen Fees: Guests $85 Indian Peaks Golf Course Map#: 101 303-666-4706 Public 18R Fee Range: $34-$38 Lafayette Indian Tree Golf Course Map#: 102 Public 18R 9P3 303-403-2541 Arvada Fee Range: $26 Map#: 103 Inverness Hotel & Golf Club 303-397-7878 Resort/Private 18R Englewood Fee Range: $70-$115 J. F. Kennedy Golf Course Map#: 104 Public 27R 9P3 303-751-0311 Fee Range: $20-$24 Denver Lake Arbor Golf Club Map#: 108 Public 18R 303-423-1650 Fee Range: $23 Arvada Legacy Ridge Golf Course Map#: 113 Public 18R 303-438-8997 Westminster Fee Range: $28-$45 Lakewood Country Club Map#: 111 303-233-0503 Private 18R Lakewood Fees: Guests $75-$90 Littleton Golf & Tennis Club Map#: 26 Public 18E 303-794-5838 Littleton Fee Range: $13-$34 Map#: 117 Links at Highlands Ranch, The Public 18E 303-470-9292 Highlands Ranch Fee Range: $18-$31 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

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

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

Front Range North

Windsor Gardens Golf Club Map#: 210 Public 9-P3 303-366-3133 Denver Fee Range: $4-$8.50 Adriel Hills Golf Course Map#: 229 970-484-3098 Private 6-P3 Ft. Collins Fees: N/A Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club Map#: 250 Private 18R 970-854-5900 Holyoke Fee Range: Members Only Map#: 248 Bella Rosa Golf Course Public 9R 303-678-2940 Frederick Fee Range: $9-$20 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 Loveland Fee Range: $28-$36 Map#: 130 Missing Links Golf at Frederick Public 9R 303-651-7060 Fees: 10 Longmont Map#: 136 Mountain Vista Greens Golf Course Public 9R 970-482-4847 Fort Collins Fee Range: $12-$14 Northeastern 18 Map#: 188 970-521-6889 Public 18R Fee Range: Guests $15-$37.50 Sterling Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club Map#: 144 Semi-Private 18R 970-674-0930 Windsor Fee Range: $40-$50 Map#: 235 Plainsman Golf Club No Telephone Public 9R Joes Fee Range: $10 Prairie Golf Course Map#: 151 Public 9R 970-383-2211 Cope Fee Range: $5 Prairie Pines Golf Club Map#: 152 Public 9R 719-346-8207 Fee Range: $15-$20 Burlington Map#: 153 Ptarmigan Golf & Country Club Private 18R 970-226-6600 Fort Collins Fee Range: $100 Quail Dunes Golf Course Map#: 73 970-867-5990 Public 18R Fee Range: $22 Fort Morgan Quint Valley Golf Club Map#: 249 Public 9R 303-822-5509 Byers Fee Range: $20 Map#: 165 Riverview Golf Course 970-522-3035 Public 18R Sterling Fee Range: $12-$18 Saddleback Golf Club Map#: 218 Public 18R 303-833-5000 Fees: $29-37 Firestone Sedgwick County Golf Course Map#: 224 Public 9S N/A Fees: N/A Julesburg Southridge Golf Club Map#: 181 Public 18R 970-416-2828 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 Bennett Fee Range: $28-$32 Antler Creek Golf Course Map#: 221 Public 18R 719-494-1900 Fee Range: $28 -$40 Colorado Springs Map#: 18 Broadmoor Golf Club, The Resort 54R 719-634-7711 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $90-$160 The Club at Flying Horse Map#: 251 Private 18R 719-487-2620 Fee Range: Members Only Colorado Springs Cherokee Ridge Golf Course Map#: 28 Public 9R 9P3 719-597-2637 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $20 Map#: 30 Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club 719-526-4122 Public 18R Fort Carson Fee Range: $25-$28 Colorado Springs Country Club Map#: 36 Private 18R 719-473-1782 Fees: Guests $40-$50 Colorado Springs Cottonwood Links Golf Club Map#: 44 Public 9R 719-263-4500 Fee Range: $12-$14 Fowler Cougar Canyon Golf Links Map#: 197 Public 18R 719-422-7015 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 Eads Fee Range: $3 Map#: 62 Eisenhower Golf Club Military 36R 719-333-2606 Fee Range: $12-$50 Colorado Springs Map#: 154 Elmwood Golf Course Public 18R 9E 719-561-4946 Pueblo Fee Range: $24-$26 Gleneagle Golf Club Map#: 77 719-488-0900 Public 18R Fees: N/A Colorado Springs Grandote Peaks Golf Club Map#: 81 Public 18R 719-742-3391 La Vita Fee Range: $35-$75 Map#: 97 Hollydot Golf Course 719-676-3341 Public 27R Colorado City Fee Range: $17-$23 Hugo Golf Club Map#: 234 Public 9S No Telephone Hugo Fee Range: $5 Kings Deer Golf Club Map#: 55 Public 18R 719-481-1518 Fee Range: $35-$50 Monument Map#: 106 Kissing Camels Golf Club Private 27R 719-632-5541 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $60-$75 La Junta Golf Club Map#: 107 719-384-7133 Public 9R Fee Range: $10-$15 La Junta Las Animas Golf Course Map#: 112 Public 9R 719-456-2511 Las Animas Fee Range: $12 Map#: 133 Mossland Memorial Golf Course 719-765-4659 Public 9R Flagler Fees: N/A Patty Jewett Golf Course Map#: 143 Public 27R 719-385-6934 Fee Range: $27 Colorado Springs Pine Creek Golf Club Map#: 146 Public 18R 719-594-9999 Fee Range: $35 Colorado Springs Pueblo Country Club Map#: 155 Private 18R 719-542-2941 Pueblo Fee Range: $65-$75 Rocky Ford Country Club Map#: 167 719-254-7528 Public 9R Rocky Ford Fee Range: $11 Sand Creek Golf Course Map#: 236 Public 9E 719-597-5489 Colorado Springs Fees: 8 Map#: 2 Signature Golf Course Public 18R 719-382-3649 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $20 -$25 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 Alamosa Fee Range: $30 Map#: 119 Challenger Golf Course Public 9E 719-256-4856 Fee Range: $20 Crestone Map#: 34 Collegiate Peaks Golf Course Public 9R 719-395-8189 Buena Vista Fee Range: $23 Copper Creek Golf Club Map#: 39 970-968-2882 Resort 18R Fee Range: $65-$85 Copper Mountain Cordillera, The Club at Map#: 40 Private 54R 9P3 970-926-5100 Edwards Fee Range: $225-$235 Map#: 47 Country Club of the Rockies 970-926-3021 Private 18R Edwards Fees: Guests $75-$175 Crested Butte, The Club at Map#: 49 Resort 18R 970-349-6131 Crested Butte Fee Range: $120 Dos Rios Golf Club Map#: 56 Semi-Private 18R 970-641-1482 Fee Range: $65 w/cart Gunnison Map#: 217 Eagle Ranch Golf Club Public 18R 866-328-3232 (toll free) Eagle Fee Range: $45-$90 Eagle Springs Golf Club Map#: 58 970-926-4404 Private 18R Fees: Escorted Guests Only Wolcott EagleVail Golf Club Map#: 59 Resort 18R 800-341-8051 Avon Fee Range: $35-$98 Map#: 64 Estes Park Golf Course 970-586-8146 Public 18R Estes Park Fee Range: $28 - $46 Four Mile Ranch Golf Club Map#: 252 Public 18R 719-275-5400 Fee Range: $44-$59 Canon City Fox Acres Country Club Map#: 74 Private 18R 970-881-2191 Fees: Guests $120-$130 Red Feather Lakes Glenwood Springs Golf Club Map#: 79 Public 9R 970-945-7086 Glenwood Springs Fee Range: $25 Grand Elk Golf Course Map#: 222 970-887-9122 Resort 18R Granby Fee Range: $45 - $125 Gypsum Creek Golf Club Map#: 42 Public 18R 970-524-6200 Gypsum Fee Range: $54 Map#: 80 Grand Lake Golf Course Public 18R 970-627-8008 Grand Lake Fee Range: $44-$80 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 Salida Fee Range: $23 Map#: 172 Shadow Hills Golf Club Semi-Private 18R 719-275-0603 Fee Range: $33 Ca-on City Map#: 211 Shining Mountain Golf Club Public 18R 719-687-7587 Woodland Park Fee Range: $32-$38 Snowmass Golf Village Map#: 177 719-784-6152 Resort 18R Fees: N/A Snowmass Village Sonnenalp Golf Club Map#: 178 Resort 18R 970-477-5370 Edwards Fee Range: $160 Map#: 187 Steamboat Golf Club 970-879-4295 Public 9R Steamboat Springs Fee Range: $25(9H); $37 (18H) Vail Golf Club Map#: 200 Public 18R 970-479-2260 Vail Fee Range: $100 Willow Creek at Eagle Vail Map#: 237 Public 9-P3 970-845-PAR3 Fees: N/A Avon

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Adobe Creek National Golf Course Map#: 1 970-858-0521 Public 27R Fee Range: $17-$24 Fruita Battlement Mesa Golf Club Map#: 8 Public 18R 970-285-7274 Battlement Mesa Fee Range: $35 Map#: 132 Black Canyon Golf Club at Montrose 970-249-4653 Public 18R Montrose Fee Range: $24 Bookcliff Country Club Map#: 12 Private 18R 970-242-9053 Fees: Guest $40 Grand Junction Bridges at Black Canyon, The Map#: 241 Simi-Private 18R 970-252-1119 Fees: Guest $85-$150 Montrose Cedar Ridges Golf Course Map#: 25 Public 9R 970-675-8403 Rangely Fee Range: $10(9H), $18(18H) Chipeta Golf Course Map#: 31 970-245-7177 Public 18E Grand Junction Fee Range: $17-$21 Cobble Creek, The Links at Map#: 116 Public 18R 970-240-9542 Montrose Fee Range: $37 Map#: 38 Conquistador Golf Course Public 18R 970-565-9208 Cortez Fee Range: $18 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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n 201 3, Lakewood’s Fox Hollow Golf Course celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a weeklong celebration filled with fun events, great deals on golf, and many shared memories. When asked to share some of their favorite 20 year memories of this fantastic course, staff told s tories that ranged from sentimental to hilarious. Regional Parks and Golf Manager Bill Jewell is one of two staff members (Superintendent Bruce Nelson is the other) that saw the course built from scratch, participated in opening day, and still works there today. His favorite memory is that opening day, celebrating the culmination of years of hard work by City of Lakewood staff. Golf Pro Judy Brim particularly enjoyed getting the course ready for the Elway Foundation Tournament from 1997-1999. It was a two-day, 18 hole event that took months of preparation, and served to be a strong point of pride for the staff. When asked about her favorite anniversary memory, Golf Pro Paula Bauer had a funnier

story to tell. She remembers a Cadillac parked on the 6th tee of the Canyon as part of a Hole in One contest during a tournament. After play was concluded, an employee was driving the car back to the club house. He encountered a foursome playing the first hole and stopped, rolled down his window and

said, "I'm lost. Can you tell me how to get to 6th Avenue?" Fox Hollow has consistently been rated a top course in the area because of its winning mix of attractiveness, difficulty of play, and incredibly welcoming atmosphere and staff. Fox Hollow is situated on Army Corps of Engineers land, which means there are no homes along the course. This provides golfers with a serene natural beauty that is all but unparalleled in the area. When asked about their favorite features of the course, players often mention the elevated tee box es on The Cany on Nine, the panoramic views of The Links Nine, and a visit to Meadow #5 to see the oldest living cottonwood tree in Colorado, just in front of the green on the right side. In addition to being one of the top courses in the area, Fox Hollow has an outstanding clubhouse and restaurant for post-round relaxation. The Den Restaurant is open year-round, serving

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an array of delicious choices for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The restaurant s tays busy even on the s nowiest of days, as it has a faithful following of diners who flock in for smothered burritos, spicy buffalo chicken salads, and their famous “sandwedges”. The pros on staff look forward to post-round nachos and an occasional burger on the sunny patio when the weather is cooperating. Be sure to stop by Fox Hollow this spring to experience the gorgeous visual combination of the city skyline and s weeping mountain vistas. With 27 challenging holes across three distinctly different nines in a picturesque Rocky Mountain setting, Fox Hollow is a gem of a course, and pleasure to play. Fox Hollow Golf Course 13410 W. Morrison Rd. Lakewood, CO 80228 303-986-7888 www.LakewoodGolf.org Green Fees start at $22


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Ticket Sales Launched for 2014 BMW Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club Tickets for the 2014 BMW Championship which is scheduled to take place September 1-7, 2014 at Cherry Hills Country Club, are now on sale.

ers will compete at Cherry Hills Country Club. The BMW Championship will be added to a long history of championships hosted at Cherry Hills; 2012 U.S. Amateur, 2005 U.S. Women’s Open, 1993 U.S. Senior Open, 1990 U.S. Amateur, 1985 PGA Championship, 1983 U.S. Mid-Amateur, 1978 U.S. Open, 1976 USGA Senior Amateur, 1960 U.S. Open, 1941 PGA Championship, 1938 U.S. Open. The Golf Channel and NBC will provide more than 16 hours of television coverage of all four rounds of the BMW Championship.

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he BMW Championship – the penultimate event in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs – will bring the top 70 golfers in the world to Colorado. This marks the first time the BMW Championship will be played in the Rocky Mountain region and the first time a PGA TOUR tournament has been held in Colorado since 2006. Tickets are expected to go quickly, as this is a limited ticket event. To purchase tickets, visit www.BMWChampionshipUSA.com or call720-443-2014. Tickets range in price from $25 to $300 with various amenities available. Ticket options include:

• Any-One Day Practice Round Ticket at $25. Access to the tournament grounds any-one day, Tuesday or Wednesday. • Upgraded Any-One Day Practice Round Ticket at $50. Access to the tournament grounds along with upgraded climate-controlled pavilion on the 9th green. Upgraded food and beverages available for purchase. Tickets are valid any-one day, Tuesday or Wednesday. • Any-One Day Tournament Round Ticket at $75. Access to the tournament grounds any-one day, Thursday - Sunday. • Upgraded Any-One Day Tournament Round Ticket at $125. Access to tournament grounds along with upgraded climate-controlled pavilion on the 9th green. Upgraded food and beverages available for purchase. Tickets are valid for any-one day, Thursday - Sunday. • Weekly Badge at $225. Access to the tournament grounds each day, Tuesday - Sunday. • Upgraded Weekly Badge with Parking Pass at $300. Access to the tourna-

Tiger Woods at the 2013 BMW Championship, September 2013 ment grounds as well as an upgraded climate-controlled pavilion on the 9th green. Upgraded food and beverages available for purchase. Tickets are valid each day, Tuesday - Sunday. Preferred parking is also included with this badge. Founded in 1922, Cherry Hills Country Club was designed by William Flynn. It has been the site of three U.S. Opens, two PGA Championships and other prestigious professional and amateur competitions. Tournaments contested at Cherry Hills have produced a legendary group of champions, which includes Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Phil Mickelson, among others. “Cherry Hills Country Club will provide spectators with an intimate golf experience unlike any other,” said WGA Vice President of Tournaments, Vince Pellegrino. “Colorado sports fans are hungry for a golf experience of this caliber after waiting almost 30 years for PGA TOUR players to return to Cherry Hills, so we expect a tremendous demand for tickets with only a limited number available.” All net proceeds from the BMW Championship benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, which funds college scholarships for caddies. Since the scholarship’s in-

ception in 1930, over 10,000 deserving caddies have earned an education at one of 19 universities in the program nationwide. The BMW Championship has raised over $14 million for the Evans Scholars since the tournament’s inception in 2007. George Solich, the 2014 BMW Championship’s General Chairman, was an Evans Scholar at the University of Colorado. “As an Evans Scholar Alumnus, I am excited that tickets are now on sale to an event that raises money for such a great cause,” said Solich. “Golf fans can feel good about attending the 2014 BMW Championship. Spectators will witness a top-tier golf event featuring the top 70 golfers in the world, while also opening doors for deserving caddies across the country through the Evans Scholars Foundation.” About the BMW Championship

The 2014 BMW Championship will bring a field of the top 70 players in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs to Cherry Hills Country Club the first week of September. Players expected to compete include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, Luke Donald and 2012 Champion Rory McIlroy. This marks the first time since the 1985 PGA Championship that PGA TOUR play-

The sole charity of the BMW Championship is the Evans Scholars Foundation, which sends men and women caddies of limited financial means to college. The BMW Championship has raised $14 million for the Evans Scholars since 2007. For more information about the BMW Championship, visit www.BMWChampionshipUSA.com. About the Western Golf Association

Founded in 1899, the Western Golf Association conducts championships for professional and amateur golfers, promotes the use of caddies, and oversees the Evans Scholars Foundation. The WGA conducts two amateur championships, the Western Junior and the Western Amateur, and two professional championships, the BMW Championship, the penultimate event of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs, and the Hotel Fitness Championship. About the Evans Scholars Foundation

The WGA champions education through golf by sponsoring the Evans Scholars Program. Established by famed amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans, Jr., the program provides full housing and tuition scholarships to deserving caddies across the country. Currently, 840 caddies are attending college on scholarship; there are more than 9,800 Evans Alumni. The Evans Program is funded by contributions from more than 100,000 golfers across the country, as well as Evans Alumni and all proceeds from the BMW Championship. D

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South Africa – Golf & So Much More By Peter Hellman Divot Contributing Writer

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any of us have a “bucket list”. In case the concept is new to you, a “bucket list” is simply a personal list of things you want to do, see or experience before you literally “kick the bucket”. So, as we get older filling that bucket becomes more important and as I am one of those guys approaching my final hour (well, maybe it is more like my final 20 years), I am quite keen on spending more time getting well down my list. My “bucket list” is quite large and I have done a pretty good job of ticking away at a good part of it. I have climbed mountains, backpacked above the Arctic Circle, learned and forgot four languages, skied the Valle Blanche glacier in Chamonix France, scuba dove the kelp forest off Monterey California, drove a used Vespa motorscooter through much of Europe, tasted extraordinary wines in Argentina, went by snowmobile to the northern most point in Europe, had cocktails in a bar constructed solely of ice, attended family reunions in rural Sweden, traveled to over 50

Leopard Creek Golf Club the number one course in South Africa countries, spent Christmas Eve dining in a Fire Base in Vietnam with local Montagnards dignitaries on the Cambodian border in 1970 and, of course, played golf on many of the finest golf courses in Ireland, the UK, Europe, South America and Asia as well as a few here in the USA. What until now I have not done, which was always high on my “bucket list”, is visit South Africa. Well, in December 2013 as a guest of Glitedge Golf and Safari, a re-

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spected tour operator based in Cape Town, I finally had my chance. As you may know, South Africa, the home of Nelson Mandela (locally and affectionately called Madiba), has had a difficult past. Apartheid, which segregated the majority non-whites (about 84% of the population) from the ruling white minority, was the law of the land from 1948 to 1990. Under Apartheid the country suffered badly as nations around the world boycotted it economically and politically. The transformation of the country in since 1990 has been remarkable though unemployment particularly among blacks remains high. South Africa is a rich country with natural resources and a vibrant population working hard to redress the sins of the past. I was in South Africa when Madiba died and the out-pouring of affection and respect for him by whites and blacks convinced me that this country has come a long way to repair the tragedy of Apartheid. Where in the world can you sink a 15 foot right to left putt and then from the edge of the green look down to a river to see several hippos happily wallowing in the stream below? The view tends to slow play on the 13th hole of Leopard Creek Golf Club the number one course in South Africa and host to many international tournaments. The river is the Crocodile River and it defines the southernmost boundary of the Kruger National Park a massive Game Park of some 6.2 million acres, thousands of indigenous wild animals including the BIG 5 (lion, African elephant, leopard, cape buffalo and rhinoceros). In the park, I stayed at the Lukimbi Safari Lodge a well appointed retreat with comfortable chalets linked to the main lodge by elevated wooden walkways. Like all the lodges in Kruger and

other parks elsewhere in country, game viewing is the main daily activity. There are usually two game drives each day. The first leaves the lodge at about 6:00 am and the second about 2:00 pm. Each drive is about 3 hours long. Rangers, who are well trained, knowlegible and personable, work for the lodges and drive converted opensided Land Rovers with seating for up to nine passengers. At some lodges a spotter is also employed to make certain that the clients see as much game as possible. Questions were always encouraged and I learned much about the animals and their behavior. The guides are generally available during the evening as well and ready with stories and interesting facts. As for the animals, I saw all of the Big 5 except the Cape Buffalo. And unlike your local zoo, these animals are in their own environment and doing the things they do in the wild. One of the most extraordinary experiences I had was to see about 75 elephants running directly in front of our Land Rover. There were big bulls, females and even young ones all suddenly moving together. It was electrifying. The various antelope or “Bucks” as the locals call them, range from the largest, the Eland, to the tiny delicate Duiker. The Impala is the most common while others such as the Kudus, Steenbok and Waterbuck abound. During the first part of my trip I stayed in a Game Park called Pumba. This park is a Private Game Reserve meaning that it is owned by a group of investors or a company. These parks are smaller than Kruger at about 50,000 to 100,000 acres and an electric perimeter fence keeps the game within the park. But don’t let the size convince you that they lack game. I had some of my most memorable experiences at Pumba. Oh, it is also one of the most deluxe lodges I have ever seen. I did mention early that part of the purpose of the trip was to experience the countries’ golf and I certainly did. I also experienced some amazing accommodations, terrific South African wine and generous welcoming people. Those topics, however, must wait for my second article. My editor tells me I am at my word limit for this one. Keep tuned. Story by Classic GOLF Tours. Designing custom golf trips to Scotland, Ireland, and England and virtually everywhere there is golf. For information call 800.359.7200 or 303.751.7200 or visit www.classicgolftours.com . D


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Golf Anti-Counterfeiting Group’s Efforts Lead to Elimination of 60 Counterfeit Websites “We know there are rogue websites on the internet selling fakes.”

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nti-Counterfeiting Working Group today announced that a preliminary injunction has been issued by the Southern District Court of Florida to shut down 60 websites where counterfeit clubs and products were reportedly being sold. This marks yet another important victory in the Golf Group’s efforts to fight counterfeiting and protect consumers. When a final judgment is rendered, visitors going to many of the websites will ultimately be redirected to keepgolfreal.com where they can find more information about how to avoid being duped by counterfeiters. The counterfeit products being sold from the 60 websites included clubs, balls, head covers and bags. In addition to shutting down the websites, the restraining order also froze all PayPal accounts associated with them and transferred existing funds to a holding account until the legal process is complete. “Consumers around the world have been duped into purchasing fake clubs from websites like these,” said Dave Cardero, spokesperson for TaylorMade-adidas. “Information they provide is used in litigation like this to make sure others aren’t victimized in the future.” “We know there are rogue websites on the internet selling fakes,” said Brian Lynch, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Callaway. “It might not be possible to shut down all of them at once, but every site we do shut down protects thousands of consumers from these criminals.”

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This is not the first time the Golf Group has employed this tactic in fighting the production and sale of counterfeit clubs. In 2012, the Golf Group successfully shut down more than 250 websites selling fake golf products. The Golf Group is dedicated to educating consumers about how to spot and avoid fake golf products and operates its own website, www.keepgolfreal.com. As a result of the Golf Anti-Counterfeiting Group's petitioning efforts, dozens of successful raids of manufacturing, warehouse, assembly and retail facilities have been executed by Chinese law enforcement and civil enforcement authorities since 2004. About the Golf Manufacturers AntiCounterfeiting Working Group

The Golf Anti-Counterfeiting Group consists of five of the most wellknown golf companies in the world— Acushnet Company whose brands are Titleist, FootJoy and Scotty Cameron; Callaway-Odyssey; Cleveland Golf, Srixon and Never Compromise; PING; and TaylorMade-adidas Golf and Ashworth. Since 2004, the Golf Anti-Counterfeiting Group has worked with international law enforcement and government agencies to conduct raids and investigations of counterfeit operations, as well as raise public awareness of the issue. In 2012, the Golf Group’s efforts with the help of Chinese law enforcement led to the seizure of more than 500,000 counterfeit golf products highlighted by a clustering campaign initiative resulting in the arrest of more than 30 suspects from raids of 14 different locations. D


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Give Yourself YOUR Best Chance Around the Greens By Dan Sniffin, PGA

3 points for a hole-out 2 points if ball stops within a club-length 1 point if ball stops within a flagstick-length -1 point if ball does not stop on the green

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good short game consists of two primary skills: The ability to choose the best type of shot to play for your unique skill set, and the ability to execute the shot cleanly. Playing with countless amateurs over many years, I see mistakes at virtually every opportunity in the planning and execution of short game shots near the green. Most of the time, I see golfers practicing the second skill, working on their technique and form. Rarely do I see anybody actually working on the first skill, figuring out what the best shot is in a given scenario for their own unique skill set. All too often, I will see a player who struggles to make solid contact attempt to chip or pitch a ball that they could just as easily putt. The rationale I often hear is, “I feel like I should be using a wedge because that is what the pros do or what better players do.” My response usually sounds something like this, “Every player should

be trying to hit the shot that gives that particular player the best chance to hit it close.” For some players, a wedge is their best option, for other players, a putter or hybrid may be more effective. What works best for you? It’s important to know! Here’s how to figure it out: Take the Club Selection Test:

In the short game area, choose a shot you may commonly find on the course. For example; a shot from short grass (fairway or fringe), a few paces from the front edge of the green to a front pin position. Using 10 golf balls, start with the club you typically use on the course in that situation. Hit all 10 shots and score the results as follows:

Now get creative and do the same exercise from the same spot with at least 4 other clubs and note the results. If your 1st choice was a Pitching Wedge, try a Sand and Lob wedge, try a putter, try a hybrid or fairway wood, try an 8 iron. See if your 1st choice was the best choice for that type of shot. Do this for a variety of scenarios: different distances from the green, different hole locations, etc, and soon you will be making higher percentage choices around the greens, getting up and down more often, and shooting lower scores. PGA Member Dan Sniffin is the Director of Instruction and Center Manager at GolfTEC Golden. He has taught over 12,000 lessons at GolfTEC. He can be reached at dsniffin@golftec.com or 303-278-3589.

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Single Golfers Vote Paula Creamer Sexiest Golfer on 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. 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 2013 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 they think are the sexiest golfers of the LPGA, PGA, and the Champions Tour,” said Meir Strahlberg, CEO of Avalanche, LLC. “These poll results prove that, regardless of age, professional

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golfers can be sexy.” Both men (43%) and women (56%) of the 2600 asked, 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 last Fall and surveyed single golf enthusiasts ranging in ages from 18-55+. Here are the complete poll results: Question: Who do you think is the sexiest single golfer of the LPGA?

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%

Men: Paula Creamer – 43%

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

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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


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Tee Trouble... By Tom Olkowski, Ph.D. Divot Magazine Contributing Writer

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uring a Pebble Beach Pro-Am, I was slightly taken aback when one of the television analysts commented that NFL coach Jim Harbaugh, an amateur who made the final cut, would probably love to be playing from the championship tees with the pros just to see how he’d stack up against them on equal footing. I was surprised because, despite years of watching the tournament, I had always assumed that the golfers all used the same tees. In retrospect I guess I shouldn’t have been since over time I’ve often encountered golfers who don’t seem to know which tees they should be playing from, and I admit to being guilty of it myself from time to time. In my years as a course ambassador at Arrowhead I frequently met foursomes, usually out-of-state visitors, who announced they were going to play from the

back tees because they wanted to get their money’s worth. By the 13th hole, these same foursomes were typically two holes behind, complaining about the difficulty of the course, while everyone behind them was complaining about the slow pace of play. And we all know the one guy who insists on playing the blue tees while everyone else is playing whites or who lets you know that he’d prefer to play the blues and is only doing you a favor by playing whites. A buddy and I once met one of these “Big Boomers” at Kennedy who informed us that he usually played blues because of his 300+ drives but he would play the whites just to keep us moving. What the “Boomer” failed to tell us was that his 300 yard drives frequently went 200 yards in one direction and then 100 yards in another. But that was tolerable compared to a comical round I once endured at Park Hill. I had walked on as a single late on a Sunday afternoon and was greeted by an

enthusiastic threesome on the first tee. They seemed like nice enough folks until one of them informed me that his friends were treating him to his very first round of golf ever and that he had purchased his clubs at a Goodwill store the previous morning for $15. I had to restrain myself from suggesting that perhaps he should be playing from the first tee at the nearest miniature golf course, and in a recurring nightmare I’m still out there somewhere on the 16th fairway wondering if I’ll ever get home for dinner. And speaking of nightmares, imagine arriving on the first tee and being joined by a gentleman with an impressive collection of club tags on his bag who insists on playing the championship tees while his wife and her best friend play from the front. “Mr. Bag Tags” then proceeds to call his office on a cell phone after every second hole and searches for golf balls in the weeds when he isn’t on the phone. Meanwhile his wife and her friend lay a club on the ground to line up each shot just the way their teaching pro taught them to and chatter incessantly about Downton Abbey throughout the entire round. But perhaps the worst tee box miscalculation I ever witnessed occurred at

Willis Case. Just as we were about to tee off, a woman named Carol joined us at the last second. Carol apologized politely for arriving late and complained mildly about her first tee shot (which was actually pretty good) because she hadn’t had time to warm up beforehand. Carol played the entire round with us from the middle tees. She bogeyed the first two or three holes, settled in to a string of pars and sprinkled in a couple of birdies. It was obvious that she was a good golfer and familiar with the course so midway through the round I asked her what her best round there had been. “Well,” she responded, “from the whites, I think it’s a 69.” After the round, we invited Carol to join us for a drink in the clubhouse, but she declined because she wanted to hit 50 practice shots before going home. Carol shot a 73 for the day which only proves my point. If she had been playing from the proper tees, who knows, she may have shot a 65. Let that be a lesson to all of us. Tom Olkowski, Ph.D., is a retired clinical psychologist in Denver. He claims he always plays from the appropriate tees but sometimes his ball just doesn’t realize it. D

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