Divot Magazine Spring - 2013

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Vol 21 No 2

Your Guide To Golf In Colorado


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Your Guide To Golf In Colorado Denver Golf Spring Issue 2013 Volume 21

Number 2


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Malaysia & the Globalization of Golf

By Peter Hellman

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Canongate Colorado...

Private Golf Embracing


hose who belong to Canongate may know the name was selected for a club that opened on the south side of Atlanta, Georgia in 1965. Canongate established new ground in golf at that time with a vision of providing a membership experience that was high quality, yet affordable, embracing more golfers. The Canongate concept gives members private club privileges for a modest entry fee and low monthly dues—offering incredible value. Canongate is also known for its unique reciprocity that allows members to play all courses in the portfolio, conveniently located near each other. It’s like joining multiple private clubs for the price of one. Today, Canongate provides this membership experience at 23 clubs in the Atlanta area, 5 in the Houston area, and now at Blackstone Country Club in Aurora, and Black Bear Golf Club in Parker. Membership at Canongate also provides the entire family with access to an array of benefits and amenities, along with the area’s top instruction, camps, leagues and member associations. At Blackstone, members can enjoy a workout in the 2,000 square-foot Fitness Center featuring state-of-the-art training and cardiovascular equipment. In the summer, members can relax by the junior Olympic-sized swimming pool or spend the days on terrace overlooking Colorado’s Front Range and lush golf course enjoying Country Club dining. At Black Bear Golf Club, members enjoy the Kids Play Free program where children or grandchildren of club members walk for free or ride for only $5. The Sundown Program is also popular at Black Bear, allowing members to play for a $4 green fee and $5 cart fee after spec-


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ified times during the week. After a round of golf, members can enjoy the grill fare in the Irish Embassy Pub or outside on the scenic veranda. While the golf season is not yearround in our area, the club activities certainly are! Activities include holiday parties, wine dinners, brunches, barbeques, Canvas and Cocktails for the ladies, family night dinners, kids’ movie nights and much more. Black Bear is a Jeff Brauer design that opened as “Canterberry Golf Club” in 1996. It is located just blocks from downtown historic Parker and is one of the most distinctive courses in the Rocky Mountain region. In 2010, Black Bear completed a vast array of improvements including bunker renovation, expansion of the driving range and much more. Blackstone Country Club was the creative vision of Golf Magazine’s 1996 Architect of the Year, Jay Morrish. The layout is 7,313 yards from the championship tees and is framed by the Rocky Mountains to the west. A variety of membership products are available, beginning with the Black Bear Classic. This option starts at a $500 one time entry fee and $135 in dues for the family, providing full golf and dining access at Black Bear, with limited access to Blackstone. A Canongate Colorado membership begins at $1,250 entry fee and $185 a month for the family providing access to golf, dining, fitness, tennis, pool and social events. So, membership opportunities are varied. Canongate Colorado is the lifestyle change your family has been looking for, and now it is within your reach. Visit us on line at www.canongatecolorado.com for more information or call 720-346-2367 today. D

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Golf the Grand Mesa


f you are looking for a quality and affordable golf course to play on the Western Slope of Colorado, you must play Cedaredge Golf Club, in Cedaredge, located in Delta County, one hour south of Grand Junction. This exceptional golfing experience is build on 100 view-filled acres. You will find a combination of elevated tees, challenging hole layouts, and spectacular golf hole vistas. Cedaredge will challenge all golfers of varying abilities. The front nine plays through rolling tee to green landscapes and trout streams. The back nine features elevated tees,

strategic placed fairways and challenging greens as the course climbs up to 6,200 feet offering spectacular views to the entire valley below. With a higher elevation, meandering streams, water features and plenty of trees, Cedaredge Golf Club is a great place to beat the heat of western Colorado. The clubhouse features a fully stocked golf shop and the award winning Wildfire Pizzeria and Wine Bar. For a must play and enjoyable golf experience, call 970-856-7781 or visit www.cedaredgegolf.com. Follow us on Facebook and Golfnow.com D

WEST SLOPE GOLF Cedaredge Golf Club Cedaredge, Colorado An exceptional golfing experience awaits you at Cedar Edge Golf Club, located on the southern foothills of western Colorado’s Grand Mesa in Cedaredge.

• Power and Pull Carts • Fully Stocked Golf Shop • PGA Master Professional on Staff • Private and Group Lessons • Practice Facilities • Golf Packages • Club Rentals • Award winning Wildfire Pizzeria and Wine Bar

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nm State of the Game

Golf Course Supply Update



2013 SPECIALS INCLUDES: GREEN FEE AND CART 04/13 THRU 04/30 - $40.00/player - GOOD ANY DAY 05/01 THRU 05/31 - $45.00/player - GOOD ANY DAY 06/01 THRU 06/14 - $50.00/player - WEEKDAYS AFTER 11AM 06/15 THRU 08/31 - $55.00/player - SUN thru THURS AFTER 12PM 09/01 THRU 09/30 - $50.00/player - WEEKDAYS ONLY 10/01 THRU 10/31 - $45.00/player - GOOD ANY DAY (not valid on holidays or special events)

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he National Golf Foundation (NGF) recently released Golf Facilities in the U.S. – 2013 Edition, the annual tally of U.S. golf course development and total golf supply. The report summarizes the nation's total supply of daily fee, municipal, and resort golf courses, as well as private clubs including the number of golf course openings and closures in 2012, as well as the number currently in planning and under construction. Among key findings, the report shows that 2012 is the seventh consecutive year that golf course closures outpaced openings. NGF tracked 13.5 eighteen-hole course openings versus 154.5 closures, for a net negative of 141. To put the seven consecutive years of closures in perspective, during the golf course development boom from 1988-2005, golf course supply grew by more than 4,500 (over 30%). Golf course openings remain at historic lows, but given the condition of the overall economy many feel that this is not surprising. What is surprising is that golf course projects under construction in 2012 is 199 courses in development (ei-

ther under construction, in planning, or proposed projects). Roughly 73% of these projects are new facilities, with the remainder representing expansions to existing golf facilities (e.g., 9-hole addition). As the real estate market continues to recover, we may see more closures and fewer developments under construction. High residential inventories and low commercial occupancy rates, combined with a tightening of credit, have stymied some developers who would otherwise be building new courses or eying distressed golf courses for potential re-development. A gradually improving ratio of supply and demand will help course operators, but not as much as continued good weather! The National Golf Foundation, founded in 1936 and based in Jupiter, Fla., is the industry's knowledge leader on the U.S. golf economy. NGF delivers independent and objective market intelligence, insights and trends to fulfill its mission: To Keep Golf Businesses Ahead of the Game. For more information visit their website at www.ngf.org. D

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Corporate Sponsorship Packages Still Available for the 2013 Solheim Cup


ith the 2013 Solheim Cup coming to Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo., this August, there are numerous corporate sponsorship and advertising opportunities for Colorado businesses and organizations of all sizes. A variety of sponsorship packages – ranging from $12,000 to $150,000 – are available to serve the needs of any business, organization or corporation and allow for a one-of-a-kind experience at the prestigious international event. The packages include amenities and features such as cottage rental, hospitality privileges, social functions, golf excursions, VIP function invitations and advertising. If recent installments of the event are any indication, The Solheim Cup’s reach and value are growing at impressive levels. The Ladies European Tour (LET) announced that the 2011 Solheim Cup – held at Killeen Castle in County Meath, Ireland, had a $37 million ($49 million U.S.) impact to the area. According to Repucom International and Sports Marketing Surveys, the three-day event’s impact to the host county of Meath was $23 million ($30.5 million U.S.), with an additional $14 million ($18.5 million U.S.) in value coming from brand exposure through international television, print and online coverage. “I am delighted to see that The Solheim Cup brought a significant economic benefit to Meath and to Ireland as a whole,” said Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s minister of transport, tourism and sport. “Just as important was the fact that visitors to The Solheim Cup went away satisfied, with 90 percent saying that they enjoyed the experience. The challenge now is to build on this and ensure that we continue to reap the benefits of hosting The Solheim Cup.” More than 1,200 hours of The Solheim Cup were broadcast worldwide in 2011, with 7.6 million viewers turning in to watch the action. In addition, nearly 8,500 print and online articles were written about the event, according to the LET. “Meath was delighted to welcome The 2011 Solheim Cup to the county,” said Kevin Stewart, Meath’s director of economic development. “We worked hard to


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help deliver a memorable event and we are pleased to see the very positive impact that it had for Meath businesses and for the local economy.” The last time the event was held in the United States, in Sugar Grove, Ill., in 2009, more than 120,000 people attended the one-of-a-kind competition. The Golf Channel televised 74 hours of Solheim Cup coverage, and the direct economic impact was more than $19 million. Solheim Cup sponsors have been more than pleased by their return on investments and have praised the event for years. “The 2009 Solheim Cup was an extremely valuable client event for the CME Group and our guests,” said Anita Liskey, managing director, corporate marketing and communications, CME Group. “The unique combination of sports and patriotism, combined with the talent and personalities of the players, left an incredible quality experience that will long be remembered.” Corporate hospitality packages are now available on www.SolheimCup.com, or by calling 1-800-2SOLHEIM for more information. ABOUT THE SOLHEIM CUP The Solheim Cup combines the tradition and prestige of the game of golf with passion for one’s country. This biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play competition features the best U.S.-born players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour and the best European members from the Ladies European Tour (LET). The 2013 Solheim Cup will take place Aug. 13-18 at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo. The European Team enters the competition holding the Cup and will need 14 points to retain it, with the U.S. Team needing 14½ points to regain the coveted Waterford Crystal prize. The U.S. squad holds an 8-4 lead in the series, which began in 1990, and is undefeated (6-0) on U.S. soil. For more information about The Solheim Cup and updated standings for each team, log on to www.solheimcup.com, www.lpga.com and www.solheimcupeurope.com. D

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Malaysia & the Globalization of Golf


Bukit Jawi Golf Resort By Peter Hellman Divot Contributing Writer


olf has become a global economic engine for many countries even as golf in the U.S. is waning. Recent trends in the U.S. show fewer golfers, lower number of rounds played and more courses closing than opening. Viewed in terms of a “product cycle,” golf in the U.S. has reached a mature stage of development – a point when supply exceeds demand for the “product” of golf. What then explains the growth of golf in so many other countries? Here are some reasons: TOURISM: Some governments see golf as attracting wealthy tourists and are, therefore, willing to make investments to develop the industry. LOCAL DEMAND: Local demand is increasing as it did earlier in the U.S. Many countries have a growing middle class and the game has become more democratized. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: Lower cost green fees, accommodations, travel and food make golf in developing countries an attractive alternative. PUBLICITY: International tournaments featuring top professional players such as Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy help sponsoring countries promote themselves. REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS: Building golf courses in order to sell surrounding real estate to a local and international client is booming and helps fuel the industry. There are many examples of this international trend. China’s Mission Hills is certainly an extreme example. With twelve 18-hole courses and loads of hotel rooms, Mission Hills is the largest golf complex in the world. Even Communist Vietnam has embraced bourgeois drivers, pitches and putts. Malaysia is another golf Mecca and has developed a growing and successful golf industry for many of the reasons mentioned above. It is also a country I visited recently. I traveled with my good friend and golf tour associate Neil MacKinnon who was making his second trip. Malaysia occupies a large peninsula

south of Thailand that encompasses Singapore at its southern tip and the northern part of Borneo. Because of its varied topography – jungles, mountains, beaches and islands and the amazingly sophisticated city of Kuala Lumpur, golf in Malaysia has something for every golfer. You can choose from old and exclusive colonial courses (the Brit’s were the first to bring golf to the country), lavish resort courses, private country clubs and internationally ranked courses that attract the best golf professionals. These courses are all available and even the best cost a fraction of what you would pay for a top course in the U.S. or Europe. On my trip, we stayed in Kuala Lumpur, a dramatic city of iconic architecture, global economic influence (finance, palm oil and petroleum) and showing the pains of an accelerated growth path within a traditional society stunned by the rapid changes. Hotels are first class and inexpensive and golf at the nearby courses of Saujana Golf & Country Club and Palm Garden Golf Resort, where I played, are exceptional. From K.L. we flew to George Town on the island of Penang. George Town is an UNESCO World Heritage site and the place where the Brits first established their base in Malaysia in 1783. It was interesting to learn that the first British Governor-General of the area was Charles Cornwallis who surrendered to George Washington to end the Revolutionary War. We stayed in a delightful hotel called the G Hotel and played two excellent courses nearby – Mountain View Golf Resort and Bukit Jawi Golf Resort. From George Town we travel south again to Ipoh to attend the World Amateur Inter-Team Golf Championship or WAITGC at the Royal Perak Golf Club. This three day tournament draws teams from many countries. The teams compete for great prizes, play some terrific courses and have a lot of fun. Qualifying teams receive free airfare, accommodations, golf and several meals. There are multiple opportunities to qualify for the November 2013 event. You may want to put a team together.

Not far from Ipoh is the Banjaran Hot Spring Retreat & Spa. I’m not a spa person. In fact, I usually discount any hotel that over promotes their spa or “leisure center”. After a grueling 18 holes, we golfers are more inclined to seek out the local pub than a masseuse. I must tell you, however, that this place was different. It had a few cottages I would have given my first born to stay in just one night. There was also a gourmet restaurant with a French chef, a bar and wine cellar located in a cave once used as a hideout by Japanese soldiers during WWII and facilities and staff that changed my attitude about this most female of relaxation treatments to one of “I can do this.” There were natural hot pools of various temperatures and a steam room with a heated concrete floor that you lay on to relax your muscles. One of the pools had schools of tiny fish that when offered bare feet, set about nibbling the dead skin off toes, heals and arches. It took a few minutes to get accustom to the tickle, but it sure

beats an emery board. My massage was one to remember. My masseuse was small in stature but her fingers and hands were strong and I am uncertain what she did as she moved muscles and bone, but I felt just a bit taller when she was finished. Back to golf! The final round found us near Kuala Lumpur at The Mines. This spectacular course hosted the 2012 CIMB Classic, which was televised internationally and included the world best golfers. Nick Watney won it with a final round course record 61. Tiger Woods came in tied for 4th. It was a fitting end to a fabulous trip. Though the flight is long, you won’t regret your visit to Malaysia. It’s a special place with much to offer the golfer and nongolfer alike. Story by Classic GOLF Tours. Designing custom golf trips to Scotland, Ireland, Hawaii and virtually everywhere there is golf. For information call 800.359.7200, 303.751.7200 or visit visit classicgolftours.com. D

The World Amateur Inter-Team Golf Championship (WAITGC) is an annual even organized by Tourism Malaysia. To qualify for the championship, you will need to participate in one of four remaining qualifying tournaments in Malaysia. Qualifying tournaments are May 13-16, June 17-20, September 9-12 or October 7-10. All qualifiers are invited back for the Grand Final November 26-28 and provided with free airfare, accommodations, transfers and daily breakfast, etc.

The cost per team for the qualifying tournament is $2,400 or $600 per person. This fee includes: • Welcome cocktail party • 5-night accommodations - twin sharing • Daily breakfast • 4 rounds of golf with cart • All transfers between airport, hotel & golf courses • Gift packet • Awards dinner (Airfare to Malaysia for the qualifying rounds is at the golfer's expense.)

Contact Peter Hellman at Classic GOLF Tours for a brochure.

303.751.7200 800.359.7200 hellman@classicgolftours.com


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Grand Classic Offers Opportunity to Play Two Extraordinary Mountain Courses


ith spring weather right around the corner it’s time to start thinking about golf in the beautiful, Colorado high country. The Annual Grand Classic Golf Tournament is a twoday event showcasing two extraordinary Grand County courses: Pole Creek Golf Club and Golf Granby Ranch. Pole Creek was just named Best Mountain Course by Colorado Avid Golfer Magazine and has been ranked in the top 75 of Best National Public Golf Courses. Golf Granby Ranch is tucked into a secluded Rocky Mountain valley with breathtaking views of the Continental Divide, and is also ranked as one of the Best Public Mountain Courses. This year’s outing will be held Friday and Saturday, June 14th and 15th. Friday’s events include day one of tournament play with golfers split amongst the two courses, followed by dinner, a silent auction and live music at the Granby Ranch Base Lodge. Saturday’s activities include day two of tournament play (golfers switch


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courses from the previous day), followed by a putting contest, cocktail party and awards ceremony at Pole Creek. Tournament format at both courses will be a twoperson best ball of foursome. The Grand Classic raises funds for Grand County through the two sponsoring organizations hosting the tournament: Grand Foundation and the Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District. Since 1996, the Grand Foundation has granted over $5 million to nearly 150 Grand County charitable organizations providing programs in the areas of Health & Human Services, Arts & Culture, Education, Amateur Sports and the Environment. The Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District provides recreational activities and facilities that contribute to a higher quality of life in the Fraser Valley. For more information or to register for the Grand Classic Golf Tournament, please contact Stacy at the Grand Foundation: 970.887.3111 or stacy@grandfoundation.com D

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Colorado Golf Course Map & Directory

Courses not responsible for published fees. Fees may R = Regulation

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


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


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

Front Range North

Windsor Gardens Golf Club Map#: 210 303-366-3133 Public 9-P3 Denver Fee Range: $4-$8.50 Adriel Hills Golf Course Map#: 229 970-484-3098 Private 6-P3 Ft. Collins Fees: N/A Map#: 250 Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club Private 18R 970-854-5900 Holyoke Fee Range: Members Only Map#: 248 Bella Rosa Golf Course Public 9R 303-678-2940 Fee Range: $9-$20 Frederick Boomerang Golf Links Map#: 13 Public 18R 970-351-8934 Fee Range: $22-$30 Greeley Bunker Hill Country Club Map#: 20 Semi-Private 9R 970-842-5198 Brush Fee Range: $15-$18 Cattail Creek Golf Course Map#: 230 Public 9-P3 970-663-5310 Loveland Fee Range: $7-$10 City Park Nine Golf Course Map#: 32 Public 9R 970-221-6650 Fort Collins Fee Range: $12-$21 Collindale Golf Course Map#: 35 Public 18R 970-221-6651 Fort Collins Fee Range: $21-$23 Coyote Creek Golf Course Map#: 48 Public 18R 303-857-6152 Fort Lupton Fee Range: $22-$24 Eaton Country Club Map#: 61 Private 18R 970-454-2587 Eaton Fee Range: $25-$40 F&H Park and Recreation District Map#: 66 Public 9R 970-774-6362 Haxtun Fee Range: $14 Fort Collins Country Club Map#: 72 Private 18R 970-482-9988 Fort Collins Fees: Guests $45-$103 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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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

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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 Semi-Private 18R 970-524-6200 Gypsum Fee Range: $100 Map#: 80 Grand Lake Golf Course Public 18R 970-627-8008 Fee Range: $44-$80 Grand Lake Haymaker Golf Course Map#: 87 Public 18R 970-870-1846 Fee Range: $79 Steamboat Springs Headwaters Golf Course Map#: 225 Public 18R 970-887-2709 Granby Fee Range: $60-$80 High Country Mountain Meadows GC Club Map#: 233 Public 9R No Telephone Red Feather Lakes Fees: N/A Ironbridge Golf Club Map#: 208 Private 18R 970-384-0630 Glenwood Springs Fees: Guests $175 Keystone Ranch Golf Course Map#: 105 Resort 18R 970-496-4250 Keystone Fee Range: $125-$140 Keystone, The River Course at Map#: 162 Resort 18R 970-496-4444 Keystone Fee Range: $125-$140 Lake Estes Executive 9 Golf Course Map#: 109 Public 9E 970-586-8176 Estes Park Fee Range: $13 Maroon Creek Club Map#: 124 Private 18R 970-920-1533 Aspen Fees: Guests $195-$325 Monte Vista Country Club Map#: 131 Public 9R 719-852-4906 Monte Vista Fee Range: $18 Mount Massive Golf Course Map#: 134 Public 9R 719-486-2176 Leadville Fee Range: $18 Pagosa Springs Golf Club Map#: 141 Resort 27R 970-731-4755 Pagosa Springs Fee Range: $57 Pole Creek Golf Club Map#: 150 Public 27R 800-511-5076 Winter Park Fee Range: $80 The Ranch at Roaring Fork Club Map#: 245 Public 9P3 970-963-4410 Carbondale Fee Range: $15 Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks Map#: 60 Semi-Private 18R 970-262-3636 Silverthorne Fee Range: $75-$124 Red Sky Ranch Map#: 223 N/A 36R 970-477-8406 Edwards Fees: N/A Rio Grande Golf Club Map#: 41 Resort/Private 18R 719-873-1995 South Fork Fees: N/A River Valley Ranch Golf Club Map#: 163 Public 18R 970-963-3625 Carbondale Fee Range: $50-$75 Roaring Fork Club Map#: 166 Private 18R 970-927-9100 Basalt Fees: Invitation only Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club Map#: 173 Resort 18R 970-879-1391 Steamboat Springs Fee Range: $80-$130

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

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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 at Tamarron Map#: 193 Resort 18R 970-382-6700 Durango Fee Range: $65-$125 Hillcrest Golf Club Map#: 95 Public 18R 970-247-1499 Durango Fee Range: $22 Hunter’s Run Golf Course Map#: 246 Public 18R 970-884-9785 Ignacio Fee Range: $11-$20 Lakota Canyon Golf Club Map#: 240 Public 18R 970-984-9700 New Castle Fee Range: $45-$75 Lincoln Park Golf Course Map#: 114 Public 9R 970-242-6394 Grand Junction Fee Range: $10-$14 Meeker Golf Course Map#: 127 Public 9R 970-878-5642 Meeker Fee Range: $19 Redlands Mesa, The Golf Club at Map#: 220 Public 18R 970-263-9270 Grand Junction Fee Range: $49-$69 Rifle Creek Golf Club Map#: 161 Semi-Private 18R 970-625-1093 Rifle Fee Range: $34 Telluride Ski & Golf Club Map#: 194 Resort 18R 970-728-6157 Telluride Fee Range: $130-$150 Tiara Rado Golf Course Map#: 196 Public 18R 970-254-3830 Grand Junction Fee Range: $18-$22 Yampa Valley Golf Club Map#: 214 Public 18R 970-824-3673 Craig Fee Range: $28

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Haley Faulkner Club: Legacy Ridge Golf Course 10801 Legacy Ridge Parkway Westminster, CO Age: 20

Attention Cart Girls! If you would like to be featured in Divot Magazine, email us at: nfo@divotmagazine.com

How long have you been a Cart Girl? 2nd Season What attracted you to the job? The Friendliness and Family atmosphere of golf and golf courses. Do you play and if so, how would you describe your game? I try to play, but it would take an hour to finish a single hole. What do you like about the game of golf? The relaxation and peacefulness of being on the course. What would you change about the game golf golf? The guys that seem to be stressed rather than using it as a stress reliever. Share a memorable experience you had driving the cart? I witnessed a hole in one, the guys went crazy which always leads to a great tip! What is the most used phrase or comment you hear on the course? "Get in the hole!" What are 3 "DON'TS" golfers should know when interacting with their cart girl? 1. Don't hit when you see me coming up the fairway, I can't always see you. 2. Don't bring your own beer. 3. Don't ask for my phone number, I'll give you 555-555-5555. What are 3 "DO'S" golfers should know when interacting with their cart girl? 1. Be friendly and don't be afraid to get to know me. 2. Tip! 3. Be patient I'm getting around as fast as the cart will go.


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Counting Down To Its 4 Millionth Lesson


ometime this Spring, the world leader in golf instruction will give its four-millionth lesson since opening in 1995 Quite an accomplishment for a company not even 20 years old! As the digital counter in the lobby of GolfTEC’s Denver headquarters clicks closer and closer to the magic number, the company is getting ready to celebrate this milestone event. The first GolfTEC learning center opened on April 10, 1995, in the Denver Tech Center mall. Today, there are 176 centers in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Korea, with more on the way. GolfTEC employs more than 550 Certified Personal Coaches, most of whom are PGA professionals and apprentices; in fact, nearly 2% of all golf pros in the U.S. work for GolfTEC, which is responsible for 25% of the country’s private golf lessons. While the party planning proceeds, GolfTEC’s first employee—Joe Assell, now CEO and president—likes to reminisce about the early days and what this


landmark lesson means. “I couldn’t be more excited about our four millionth lesson,” says Assell. “Every step along the way, every time we open a new center, hire another coach, or help another golfer get better is proof that our idea works.” That idea—which Assell developed with his then boss, Clayton Cole, the legendary past head professional at Denver’s Cherry Hills Country Club—was to bring computers and other technology to golf instruction. That might seem like a no-brainer now, but in the mid-‘90s the world was very different. “This thing called a computer was just becoming available to individual offices, schools, and homes,” remembers Assell. “To get some perspective, 1995 was the first year of two companies called Yahoo and Netscape. Technology wasn’t mainstream, so the idea of bringing golfers indoors and hooking them to a computer was very new. “While the technology has improved beyond belief since those early days, the

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concept is very similar to what we started with back then,” says Assell. “From the day we opened we used body sensors and motion measurement, which remain at the heart of the computerized systems in every GolfTEC center today.” As proud as Assell is of reaching the

4-million lesson mark, he is the first to say that the number of lessons given isn’t nearly as important as their quality. “What keeps every GolfTEC coach and employee motivated and excited is the success of our customers. We’ve had tens of thousands of golfers shoot their career rounds because of us, have tournament victories, win scholarships, club championships, and so much more. “We like the numbers because they continue to validate our original idea of bringing the most up-to-date technology to golf instruction. And we still strive for that every day. But more important than any number is the fact that our customers are really improving. That’s the ultimate validation.” Like everyone at GolfTEC, from the home office to improvement centers around the world, Assell is keeping an eye on the lesson counter. And, definitely already thinking about the next four million. For additional details, call 877-4465383 or visit www.golftec.com. D

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Keys To Putting Confidence By Jerry Walters Divot Contributing Writer


reat putters have more than a good putting stroke, mechanics and set up. Great putters have confidence, imagination, and experience. Nothing is more important in putting than knowing you can make putts. Everyone believes confidence is the key to great putting, but how do you develop putting confidence? Self-Confidence is a state of mind that says “I can do this.” Confidence must be earned and it doesn’t just happen overnight. Confidence is based on experience such as proper practice. It’s hard to be confident in your putting if you haven’t at least made putts on the practice green. Confidence also comes from making putts, putting practice, and a positive attitude. Henry Ford once said, “whether you think you can or can’t, you’re probably right.”

If you miss a short putt for par, do you call yourself all kinds of names and sprint to buy a new putter?

5. Begin with Success

1. Dues Need to be Paid

2. Alter Your Goal

Confidence comes from practice and knowing that you can do it. That’s why you practice–so you feel confident when it’s time to play. If you practice putting the correct way, you should feel like you earned the right to be confident. Always remember you have “paid the dues” when you start to doubt your putting ability.

How do you judge your success on the greens? Most players have to make putts to feel successful and feel confident they can putt. This is especially true if their main goal is to make putts. It’s better to find a goal that you can control. If your goal is to “make it,” then you must learn to accept that you will miss putts! It’s easier to feel successful when your goal is to hit your line, have good speed, or hit a solid putt. Take solace in knowing that your line was proper and that your stroke was adequate and watch putts begin to fall. Even the best tour players don’t make every putt.

3. Pick Your Terms Can you convince yourself you’re a good putter? If you miss a short putt for par, do you call yourself all kinds of names and sprint to buy a new putter? Your putter’s not the problem, but rather how you talk to yourself that is self-defeating. It’s important to make sure your pep talk is positive and supportive instead of negative and destructive. Before long, you will begin to believe you can’t make putts if you keep telling yourself that you are not a good putter.

4. Practice to Make Putts Practice is important to improving confidence, but it’s how you practice that is critical to transferring your confidence to the course. Don’t just practice to hit putts. Practice with the intention of making


putts, just like you would on the golf course. Use your full putting pre-shot routine; read the putt, see a line, and aim your putter just like you do when it matters. This type of practice will help you transfer what you learn to the course faster.

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Improper distance control will result in more three-putts than improper line. Spend a few minutes on the practice green hitting balls from one side to the other without a clear target, just to feel the green speed of the day. Hit uphill as well as downhill putts. Only after feeling comfortable with the speed of the greens would I suggest hitting a series of three foot putts into the cup. Good players use a warm up to get a feel of hitting the ball solidly, to tune-up their touch, and create success pictures in their minds. As part of their warm up before going to the first tee, many pros make a few short putts in a row. This helps them gain confidence by seeing, hearing, and feeling putts fall before going to the first tee. It instills success pictures before that day’s game.

6. Make Good Decisions Every good putter begins his or her stroke with a consistent mental and physical putting routine. A routine should help you (1) lock your mind into execution and nothing else, (2) trust your decisions and stroke, and (3) feel confident before you hit it. Make good decisions in your routine, such as when you read a green, pick a line, aim, and set-up. This should help reduce doubt, gain focus and feed your confidence level. Finally, believe you have what it takes to make putts! Jerry Walters is a putting and short game specialist and teaches at the Trent Wearner Golf Academy at Meridian GC. Contact Jerry at 303-645-8000 or jerry@trentwearnergolf.com. D

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Fossil Trace Golf Club


n July 2013, Fossil Trace Golf Club will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary. After 10 years of success on the Front Range in a supposedly “flat” golf market, what keeps Fossil Trace a mustplay golf experience for golfers in Colorado? In addition to the popularity amongst the local population, Fossil Trace holds the distinction of having entertained guests from all 50 states and 45 countries. We asked Jim Hajek, PGA Head Golf Professional since the course opened in 2003, what makes them such a unique entity. “Fossil Trace is honestly 18 holes of extraordinary and unforgettable golf set in the foothills of the Rockies. Fossil Trace guests are treated to a truly unique golf experience; gorgeous views, unparalleled course conditions, a high level of service and a character-laden golf course designed by architect Jim Engh – the best part, all of this with a mountain course feel only a short trip west of the Mile High City.”


Jim can certainly speak to unique and unforgettable golf; as a member of the PGA Ambassador Program, he has visited and played golf at some of the most premier destinations in the world of golf; Scotland, Ireland, Bandon Dunes and Sand Hills to name a few. He, along with the rest of the team at Fossil Trace takes great pride in creating a total golf experience. “Obviously, the historical perspective of the course and property that it is built on keeps us in the conversation for unique golf facilities. Triceratops footprints, as well as other prehistoric creatures’ fossils can be viewed adjacent to the golf course’s 12th green. In addition to the prehistoric relics at Fossil Trace Golf Club, several massive remnants of clay mining equipment can be seen throughout the golf course layout. On the lower fairway of Hole #1, there is an often-photographed incinerator which was used by the adjacent Youth Center in the mid1900’s to burn trash. A root cellar built into the hillside can be viewed near the left side of the fairway. The entire area

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Turns was a working farm with cows, hay fields and fruit orchards.” “Like in real estate – a big key to our success is location, location, location. Located in Golden, Colorado - Fossil Trace is nestled adjacent to the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Front Range and in close proximity to other suburban areas including Littleton, Lakewood, Evergreen, Arvada and Boulder. Guests certainly appreciate the short trip to an extraordinary golf experience.” How does Fossil Trace entertain guests other than or in addition to the great golf?

Jim says, “Fossil Trace and Three Tomatoes Steakhouse and Club are the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even Sunday brunch. The newly enhanced dining room provides the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience with family, foursome or business associates. I often take the opportunity to

The Par 5, #12 Signature Hole Voted one of “18 Most Fun Holes in America,” by Golf Digest in 2011.


enjoy a steak and a glass of wine on the patio overlooking the Front Range. Guests shouldn’t forget about our Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily – handmade appetizers and drink specials make for a great follow-up to any round of golf, good or bad. There is something for every palate, but an ice cold beer on the patio after golf sounds just about perfect.” “Not only are we dedicated to the enjoyment of our guests by providing a memorable golf experience, we are dedicated to the advancement of your game by offering complimentary fittings and expertise in personalized golf clubs; including woods, irons and hybrids using fitting systems from Titleist, PING, Callaway, Cobra, Nike and Mizuno. In addition to state-of-the-art fitting systems and experienced Professional Staff, our ForeSight GC2 launch monitor technology provides feedback that further ensures

Black, 585 Yards Blue, 545 Yards White, 480 Yards Gold, 462 Yards

that your clubs have been personalized for your game. If you purchase equipment from Fossil Trace Golf Club, you receive a complimentary range pass and in some cases, rounds of golf. We also match prices with our local golf retailers.” We asked Jim some of the more frequently asked questions in his tenure at Fossil Trace. Here’s what he had to say in addition to some other lesser known stories and facts about Fossil Trace.

“After suffering through one of the worst droughts in history in 2002, Fossil Trace encountered a 50 year flood from a downpour just 48 hours prior to opening day. The turf care crew worked around the clock for 2 days to allow the course to open on time and in pristine condition.” “The facility has been completely selfsufficient, paying its own way in every way including debt service as well as all City Services. No tax dollars have been used at Fossil Trace since opening.” “Original thoughts for the course surrounded selecting a “golf management company” to open the course and manage it for the first few years. This idea was squashed by the Parks Board, led by former PGA Professional Steve Gragg who insisted on hiring a PGA Professional to open and manage the property.”

rounds, we been able to determine the exact pace for each hole, creating the best pace of play offered by the course design. Not only do we have the information, but our staff is well trained in pace of play management. It’s important to note that we will do what it takes to ensure our entire group of players on any given day is given the opportunity to play at a friendly pace.”

www.fossiltrace.com. Online tee times are available to better serve Fossil Trace guests and provide the ability to make tee-times 24 hours a day. There is also an app for smart phones that allows for speedy online tee time reservations.

“Although the success of Fossil Trace does not include any sort of memberships, we are offering multiple ways to keep loyal guests connected with up-to-date information and course specials. The lowest advertised green fees will always be featured through Fossil Trace Golf Club.”

As an exclusive Fossil Trace E-Subscriber, you will have access and information for upcoming activities, outings, green fee specials, merchandise specials and events. Be the first to know about all the great activities at Fossil Trace by becoming an exclusive E-Suscriber.

Speaking of keeping guests connected, Fossil Trace is accessible from almost anywhere.

As someone who “Likes” the Fossil Trace Facebook page, you will receive updated course information, links to Fossil Traceand golf-related information from the web.

The website for Fossil Trace golf club is “Through utilization of the cart based GPS system and analyzing 100,000+

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“We are always trying to improve the product that we provide, from new range balls, new carts, the latest apparel styles and golf clubs. For 2013, we have made some golf course changes to add to the enjoyment of the layout. On hole #18, cart path has been added to the back of the green, allowing for quicker access. In addition to the cart path, we are adding approx. 2300 sq.ft. of green to provide more hole locations. Hole #1 will also feature an added 1200 sq. ft. to the front of the green.

The text club is an up-to-the-minute service that is directed at players looking for great deals on golf, merchandise in the golf shop or practice range balls. Simply text TRIKE to 96362 to sign up So much is offered by Fossil Trace Golf Club for any schedule, palate or interest; the combination of factors featured certainly keeps the train running for Fossil Trace Golf Club; from the awardwinning golf course, to the après golf scene at Three Tomatoes Steakhouse and everything in between. If you haven’t been to Fossil Trace in awhile, I highly encourage you to make a return visit, especially this year to help them celebrate 10 years. D

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olorado Neurological Institute’s 14th annual Golf Classic draws golfers and community partners to Colorado Golf Club’s prestigious course for a day of golf, dining, music and merriment. On Monday, July 29th, Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI) will hold their 14th annual Golf Classic on the Championship Course at Colorado Golf Club. This event is expected to draw between 200 and 300 attendees who wish to support CNI’s mission to serve as a haven for patients with neurological conditions. Without fundraisers such as the CNI Golf Classic, patients would not have access to the organization’s specialized patient navigation, social work services, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, educational resources and clinical research studies. The funds raised from this event will allow CNI to continue to support patients facing Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Brain and Spinal Tumors, Stroke, Hearing Disorders, Huntington’s Disease and other conditions. The 18-hole Golf Classic will include a

1pm shotgun start, a buffet lunch, mulligan sales (3 for $20), a silent auction, complimentary snacks and beverages on the course, contest holes and a dinner reception with entertainment. Player registration is $500 and $2000 for a foursome. Reception and dinner banquet companion tickets are available for $50. Sponsorship and donation opportunities are also available. The deadline for registration and payment is July 1, 2013. For more details, please contact Steve Washington at 303-806-7415 or Amanda Mogab at 720-974-4094. Current sponsors include: The Bank of New York Mellon, CereScan, TEVA Pharmaceutical, MacDermid and Craig Hospital. About Colorado Neurological Institute

Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI) has been providing research, education and patient services for persons with neurological conditions and their caregivers since 1988. As the only nonprofit organization in the Rocky Mountain Region of its kind, CNI offer patients easy access to comprehensive, state-of-theart care, support services, clinical. D


Spring is here... Tip

Get your game in Shape

Omni Broomfield, CO

Divot Contributing Writer

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MAJOR Colorado National Erie CO


After a long winter, the touch and feel part of your game, your short game, probably needs some attention. Spend some time at the range working on hitting some wedges. Hit some half, three-quarter and full wedge shots focusing on your tempo and how far the ball travels. Go to the short game area and hit chips of different lengths and some short, medium and long putts. Hitting the ball the correct distance is the key to lower scores. While playing your first few rounds of the year, keep track of your stats. Record fairways and greens in regulation, your up and down percentage, total putts including three putts and anything else you want to keep track of. After a few rounds, review your stats to see what areas of your game need more attention then focus your practice on those parts of your game. I believe you should spend more time practicing the two worst parts of your game to make them better.

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By Ed Oldham

pring is here and it's time to start getting your game ready for the golf season. Here are a few ideas to help make this season your best yet. A good place to start is to focus on your fundamentals. A quick check of your grip, posture and ball position would be a good idea. All great players have a good grip. Although there is not one perfect grip for all players, your perfect grip will put your hands in a position to control the clubface and create leverage and speed. Check your posture and setup position in a mirror. You should be in a balanced an athletic position, ready to move. All setup errors lead to swing errors. Make sure your setup position is ready for the season. And while you are there, check your ball position. Ball position errors can cause you to have poor contact and can create direction problems.

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Heritage at Westmoor CLASSIC West CO

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MAJOR at Kennedy Denver CO

Establish some goals for the year. Determine what you would like to accomplish this year, breakdown the goals into smaller steps then plan your practice time accordingly. If you would like to eliminate three putts and get your chips closer to the hole, plan to spend more time working on distance control in putting and chipping. If you have two hours per week to work on your game, spend 40 minutes on putting, 40 minutes on chipping and 40 minutes on another part of your game such as full swing. Spring is a great time to take a lesson. Your coach can help you to identify areas that need work and can also help you to design a personalized practice plan. Don't have a coach? Do your homework first. Find an instructor whose methods will be a good fit for you. Spring is also a good time to take a look at your equipment. Replace worn or slick grips. If the grooves on your wedges are worn, consider purchasing new wedges as worn grooves will effect your distance control. Many of the golf companies have released their new equipment for the year. If you are considering purchasing new clubs, make sure and get professionally fir for your new clubs. Errors in club specifications cause ball flight errors creating the need for swing compensations. Having a driver fit for the proper launch angle and spin will give you your maximum distance. Ed Oldham is the PGA Master Professional and Head Golf Professional for The Ranch Country Club in Westminste. For more information call 303-466-2111 http://edoldhamgolf.com D

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Golf Fitness Club Colorado’s Leading Golf Fitness Source, Championship Golf Fitness, Is Now The, “Colorado Golf Fitness Club.”


ee Tidwell, owner of Championship Golf Fitness, has decided to take golf fitness to the “next level,” by creating Colorado’s first, “Golf Fitness Club.” Tidwell offered, “My desire to change to Colorado Golf Fitness Club comes from the fact that most of my present members have dramatically changed. We are offering our members the benefits of a Golf Club and the results of a Fitness Club. On average some of the benefits club members have experienced are: 1. Loosing 20-30 pounds 2. Hitting the ball 20-50 yards farther 3. Dropped 3-8 strokes off their handicaps 4. Scoring significantly better 5. Becoming more consistent players 6. Playing without back, shoulder or elbow pain” “We’ve brought the PGA player experience to the amateur and elite players of Colorado”, said Dee. “Every weekend amateur golfers hear about and watch how golf fitness directly benefits the guys and gals who play professionally, and we can help dramatically help Colorado am-

ateurs play their best golf too!” Tidwell has worked with high handicap golfers, the CU Mens Golf Team, and PGA tour winners, and is TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) certified, as well as a Muscle Activation Technique specialist. The Colorado Golf Fitness Club is focused on player improvement by identifying each member’s weaknesses and providing specific stretching and golf fitness programs designed to strengthen, stabilize, and create more power for every golfer. Other services include nutrition, muscle therapy, seminars, on site programs and gym consultation. Every member enjoys benefits like; workout towel service, a post workout snack, discounts with partners of CGFC (club fitting, mental training, chiropractors, physical therapists, 3D motion capture and nutrition). “Our goal is to not only help our members play to their best ability, but to be in the best shape of their lives,” said Tidwell, “And it’s working.” For more information regarding the Colorado Golf Fitness Club, contact Dee Tidwell at deetidwell@gmail.com or 303883-0435 D

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Putting... Get Serious! By Scotty Hofer Divot Contributing Writer



rive for show and putt for dough.” Most golfers have heard this expression. Don’t get me wrong. Driving the ball long and straight is important, especially in today’s game, but it is not the most important. Putting is! Whether you shoot 70 or 120, approximately 40% are putts. What separates poor putters from good (30 - 32 putts per round) and great putters (28 or less putts per round)? There are five areas that good and great putters excel in: • Distance Control (or Speed) • Direction Control • Pre-putt Routine • How to Practice • Reading Greens I have teamed up with Eyeline Golf to present a 5 session putting program that will get you to excel in the first four areas. Attending an AimPoint Green Reading clinic will teach you how to excel in reading greens. Eyeline Golf, a local company that provides excellent training aids, especially for putting, has produced a dynamic practice system called “4 Putting Elements”. This system focuses on your setup, path, impact, and speed. There is science behind the 4 Putting Elements system. In recent years there have been several studies regarding the amazing accomplishments of athletes and musicians who have used “deep practice” in their training. The following principles are simple to execute if the plan is created properly: Chunking – break your skill into small parts and practice until you master them. Add more “chunks” until the entire skill is mastered. Repetition – it takes thousands of repetitions to create a skill. Concentration – to create a new neuro pathway, we must be concentrating when we practice. Mindless repetition does not build skill. Novelty – we enjoy “new” things. They get and keep our attention until they are no longer “new”. Coaching and Feedback – we need to immediately know if we are doing the skill correctly or incorrectly so we can make changes. 4 Putting Elements was built around

The AimPoint® Green Reading Method currently used by top 100 instructors, PGA and LPGA Tour pros (Stacey Lewis - 2012 LPGA Player of the Year) and caddies is the most effective way to read greens ever developed and teaches exactly why and how a putt breaks. Never guess at the direction or amount of break again.

these principles. The putting stroke has been “chunked” into four putting elements (setup, path, impact, speed). Many games and drills have been created for each element that are “novel”. They prevent boredom and make it easier to concentrate. Feedback tools to let you know if you are doing the motion correctly or incorrectly are present. A way to track your progress and stay motivated is also provided. Attend one of these “4 Elements Putting” programs at MetaGolf Learning Center located at Broken Tee Englewood GC and you can move from a poor to good or good to great putter. These programs will consist of 5 one hour sessions over five consecutive weeks. Cost is $199. Fridays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, April 5 – May 3 and May 10 – June 7. Additional dates to be added for remainder of season. AimPoint is a putt predictive technology that was developed by Mark Sweeney and was the “blue line” overlayed on the greens on the Thursday and Friday broadcasts of the PGA Tour events on The Golf Channel in 2012. The AimPoint® Green Reading Method currently used by top 100 instructors, PGA and LPGA Tour (Stacey Lewis, 2012 LPGA Player of the Year and current #1 in World Rankings) pros and caddies is the most effective way to read greens ever developed and teaches exactly why and how a putt breaks. Never guess at the direction or amount of break again. AimPoint Fundamental Clinics will be held on Saturdays from 9 – 11 am: April 27; May 4, 11; June 8, 22; July 7; Aug. 17; Sept. 14. Cost is $200. Private groups and individual sessions also available. For more information or to register for a 4 Putting Elements program or an AimPoint clinic please call 303-995-3329 or email shofer@metagolflc.com. D

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