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Junior, Juniors & More Juniors

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outh Suburban Park and Recreation District has one of golf’s most extensive junior programs available. It starts with the idea and belief that juniors are future customers and the next generation for growing the game. They also have the opportunity to learn honesty, integrity, individualism, and competitiveness through junior programs. Not to mention learning a lifetime sport that teaches life skills. South Suburban’s programs are taught to kids as young as 4 years old and up to 17 years of age, at all four of our well maintained courses, Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel, South Suburban’s Championship course, Littleton Golf and Tennis and the Family Sports Center. All programs include prizes and are taught by PGA golf professionals.

South Suburban’s Junior Programs: • Summer on course playing series (Lone Tree, South Suburban) • PGA private and semi private golf instruction • Discounted greens fees • Variety of group instruction classes offered throughout the year • Golf and Tennis combined program for juniors to experience multi activities. • Home of Jakes Academy, a private enterprise leasing our space for golf

instruction emphasizing junior golf Family Sports offers its own options for junior golfers, including: • Golf Classes offered in spring, summer and fall: 4-6 year olds (pee-wees) along with 7-17 year old beginner (mulligan) and intermediate (QSchool) classes • Popular Monday (Summer) and Sunday (Fall) playing league for 10 and under and 11-15 year olds • The Advanced summer weekly playing camps • Independent golf instructor programs which include schools, girls in golf, U.S. Kids and many more •

South Suburban’s most popular program is Juniors Play for FREE (parents not required) weekends after 5 pm at Lone Tree, Littleton and Family Sports and after 6 pm at South Suburban all season long. For more information and tee times, visit our website www.sspr.org or call any South Suburban course for more details. Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel: 303-799-9940 South Suburban G.C.: 303-770-5500 Littleton Golf and Tennis Club: 303-794-5838 Family Sports Center G.C.: 303-649-1115 DIVOTMagazine.com l Summer Issue 2013

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Girls Have Great Opportunities To Play On College Golf Teams When it comes to college scholarships for junior golfers: Advantage girls By John Mooshie Divot Magazine Contributing Writer

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everal years ago, Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Florida, ran three separate junior golf tournaments. According to Dawn Mercer, Innisbrook’s Director of Instruction, the events drew 169 boys and 49 girls aged 19 and younger or a ratio of 4:1. This ratio is typical of junior golf participation. Since there are fewer girls than boys participating in junior level golf, the girls have many more opportunities to play on college teams. There’s no doubt that golf is fast becoming one of the most competitive of college sports, especially in women’s sports. This creates an abundance of college golfing scholarship opportunities, a fact that has largely been ignored in the past. Recently, there were

about 253 Division I, 168 Division II, and 175 Division III schools sponsoring women’s golf teams. Division I schools are allowed to offer the equivalent of 6 full scholarships for women while Division II schools are allowed to offer the equivalent of 5.4. Division III schools do not offer athletic scholarships. While it is difficult to confirm the number of women’s golf scholarships that were not awarded in recent years, it is estimated that more than 200 of the available girl’s golf scholarships went unused. The simple reason is that there are not enough young ladies playing golf. With the implementation of Title IX, colleges are required to have the same numbers of athletic scholarships for females and males. This provides a huge opportunity for female golfers. Colleges and universities that belong to the NCAA typically offer sports at the Division I, II, and III

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level. Only about 2% of high school athletes are offered even a small sports scholarship from a Division I or Division II college. But it’s at the Division III level and its 400+ schools that the opportunities are enhanced and are discussed here. Division III colleges do not offer athletic scholarships. Those are restricted to Division I or II schools. But that doesn’t mean the Division III schools take their programs lightly or that they are not competitive. It simply means that the studentathletes are playing for the love of playing and competing. It also means that golfers who may not have the opportunity to be competitive in a Division I or II program can still participate and enjoy the benefits of being a member of a competitive collegiate program. Further, most of the Division III schools do an excellent job of providing financial aid in the form of academic scholarships, need-based grants and loans. Division III student-athletes are usually surprised at the amount of nonathletic financial assistance available to them and the quality of competition. In fact, a non-athletic financial aid package (based on grades and test scores or financial need, or both), could be worth more than a partial golf scholarship When you qualify for need-based financial aid or a merit scholarship of some sort (academics, arts, etc.) then you are eligible for and more likely to receive money to attend a Division III school. Better still, some Division III schools tend to favor athletic prospects. They just don’t offer money for playing a specific sport such as golf. But, what the schools can (and often) do is “sweeten the pot”. Suppose your family qualifies for needsbased financial aid and your daughter (or son) is playing or has played on the high school golf team. Rather than awarding a financial assistance package that consists mostly of an interest loan and some grant money, the college may offer a scholarship that is all or predominantly grant money. Or, if the college is unable to offer financial assistance, they may be able to compensate by increasing the odds of admission. The point here is that if there is a school that interests your

child, it doesn’t hurt to contact the coach and express your child’s interest in attending and playing at that particular school. These schools are always trying to attract the best student golfers that have equally impressive academic records or are able to demonstrate a deep need for financial aid.

A girl has a tremendous opportunity, especially at the Division III level, if she has a handicap of 15 or less, can score in the 80-110 range on a 5800 yard course, and has competed in state or local tournaments. There is a place for most girls who want to compete in golf for a Division III school. A girl has a tremendous opportunity, especially at the Division III level, if she has a handicap of 15 or less, can score in the 80-110 range on a 5800 yard course, and has competed in state or local tournaments. If she can break 85 from the forward tees and 100 from the middle tees, she has potential for a college team. The bottom line is if she can score around 95 under tournament conditions, college is a strong possibility. There are plenty of schools in need of female players. Visit www.golfstat.com for a list of many of the Division I, II, and III schools and their current rankings. Most Division I and II schools recruit 1-2 years in advance while Division III schools work in the summer


leading up to one’s senior year. Besides the NCAA, there are two other leading college athletic associations: The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Both these organizations and their schools have scholarships available and present wonderful opportunities for young women athletes. In fact, it is in these organizations that most scholarships go unused. Scholarships at NJCAA are much less competitive because not enough students know about them and the coaches are not aware of the available talent. While recruiting timelines are very general in nature, there are some common elements that need to be followed. Freshman, sophomores, and juniors should...

• Pay close attention to their grades and class rank. • They should play in enough high

school and junior events in order to establish a handicap and tournament record. • Keep working on and improving their game with particular emphasis on the short game. • Narrow down the college list and make a number of unofficial visits Sophomores and juniors should...

• Begin researching various schools of interest • Meet with enrolled contemporaries and ask a lot of questions about the school, its program and coaches. • Take the SAT by your junior year. • Register for the NCAA Eligibility Center to certify academic and amateur credentials • Send personal introduction letters to the school’s golf coach and include your golfing resume Many Division III coaches recommend selecting schools within a player’s geographic comfort zone for competition travel, as well as schools that fit the student’s academic and size criteria. They caution that players need to be realistic about their fit for a particular college based on rankings. Once a student has

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selected a target list of potential schools, she should send out about 20 letters to potential schools working from Division I through Division III depending upon her golfing skill. A list of all golf coaches and how to contact them can be accessed from www.collegegolf.com. Parents may do well by introducing their children to golf, especially daughters, and encouraging them to participate in

the many junior golf programs held throughout the country. Keeping golf simple and fun can return big dividends down the road. John Mooshie, a freelance writer from Wakulla Springs, Florida writes on a broad range of golf and travel related subjects for various magazines. He can be reached at wakullaman@centurylink.net. D

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ost golfers slice the golf ball. Why is this bad? The slice is an inefficient, glancing blow that robs you of valuable distance and accuracy. A slice is caused by a combination of an open clubface and a path that is too much to the left. Here is how you can fix it. swing and an inside approach on the downswing. Carry the Tray

At the top of your backswing, cupping the left wrist can open your clubface. Use the image of a waiter holding a tray which will bend your right wrist and flatten your left wrist.

Grip

If you slice, the first thing you need to check is your grip as it may be too weak. Place tees in the crease between your thumbs and palms and check the location of the tees. If the tees are pointing more to the left, your grip is too weak. Make sure that the tees are more on the right side of the club to correct your weak grip.

Put Something in the Way

Place a headcover, water bottle or another obstacle outside of the target line and behind the ball getting in the way of an out-to-in path. The obstacle will help to encourage a downswing from the inside.

Setup

Most slicers have a poor setup that has the spine tilted toward the target. This encourages an upright backswing and an out-to-in downswing. The correct this, get setup and then touch the outside of your right knee with your right hand and then grip the club. This will help you to feel the correct spine tilt for a good back-

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Colorado Golf Course Map & Directory

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

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

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

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

Sanctuary

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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

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Windsor Gardens Golf Club Map#: 210 303-366-3133 Public 9-P3 Denver Fee Range: $4-$8.50 Adriel Hills Golf Course Map#: 229 970-484-3098 Private 6-P3 Ft. Collins Fees: N/A Map#: 250 Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club Private 18R 970-854-5900 Holyoke Fee Range: Members Only Map#: 248 Bella Rosa Golf Course Public 9R 303-678-2940 Fee Range: $9-$20 Frederick Boomerang Golf Links Map#: 13 Public 18R 970-351-8934 Fee Range: $22-$30 Greeley Bunker Hill Country Club Map#: 20 Semi-Private 9R 970-842-5198 Brush Fee Range: $15-$18 Cattail Creek Golf Course Map#: 230 Public 9-P3 970-663-5310 Loveland Fee Range: $7-$10 City Park Nine Golf Course Map#: 32 Public 9R 970-221-6650 Fort Collins Fee Range: $12-$21 Collindale Golf Course Map#: 35 Public 18R 970-221-6651 Fort Collins Fee Range: $21-$23 Coyote Creek Golf Course Map#: 48 Public 18R 303-857-6152 Fort Lupton Fee Range: $22-$24 Eaton Country Club Map#: 61 Private 18R 970-454-2587 Eaton Fee Range: $25-$40 F&H Park and Recreation District Map#: 66 Public 9R 970-774-6362 Haxtun Fee Range: $14 Fort Collins Country Club Map#: 72 Private 18R 970-482-9988 Fort Collins Fees: Guests $45-$103 Fox Hill Country Club Map#: 75 Private 18R 303-772-1061 Longmont Fees: Guests $40-$55 Greeley Country Club Map#: 83 Private 18R 970-353-2431 Greeley Fee Range: $87 w/cart Harmony Club Map#: 247 Private 18R 970-482-4653 Timmath Fee Range: Members/Guest Only Haystack Mountain Golf Course Map#: 88 Public 9E 303-530-1400 Niwot Fee Range: $9-$14 Highland Meadows Golf Course Map#: 174 Public 18R 970-204-4653 Windsor Fee Range: $40 to $69 Highland Hills Golf Course Map#: 93 Public 18R 970-330-7327 Greeley Fee Range: $21-$27 Holyoke Golf Course Map#: 98 Public 9R 970-854-3200 Holyoke Fee Range: $15 Indian Hills Golf Course Map#: 100 Public 9R 970-848-2812 Yuma Fee Range: $14-$16 Loveland, The Olde Course at Map#: 138 Public 18R 970-667-5256 Loveland Fee Range: $22-$28 Lake Valley Golf Club Map#: 110 Private 18R 303-444-2114 Longmont Fees: N/A

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Link-N-Greens Golf Course Map#: 115 Public 18E 970-221-4818 Fort Collins Fee Range: $19-$21 Mariana Butte Golf Course Map#: 123 Public 18R 970-667-8308 Fee Range: $28-$36 Loveland Map#: 130 Missing Links Golf at Frederick Public 9R 303-651-7060 Longmont Fees: 10 Mountain Vista Greens Golf Course Map#: 136 970-482-4847 Public 9R Fee Range: $12-$14 Fort Collins Northeastern 18 Map#: 188 970-521-6889 Public 18R Sterling Fee Range: Guests $15-$37.50 Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club Map#: 144 Semi-Private 18R 970-674-0930 Windsor Fee Range: $40-$50 Map#: 235 Plainsman Golf Club Public 9R No Telephone Joes Fee Range: $10 Prairie Golf Course Map#: 151 Public 9R 970-383-2211 Fee Range: $5 Cope Prairie Pines Golf Club Map#: 152 Public 9R 719-346-8207 Burlington Fee Range: $15-$20 Ptarmigan Golf & Country Club Map#: 153 970-226-6600 Private 18R Fort Collins Fee Range: $100 Map#: 73 Quail Dunes Golf Course 970-867-5990 Public 18R Fee Range: $22 Fort Morgan Quint Valley Golf Club Map#: 249 Public 9R 303-822-5509 Fee Range: $20 Byers Map#: 165 Riverview Golf Course 970-522-3035 Public 18R Sterling Fee Range: $12-$18 Saddleback Golf Club Map#: 218 303-833-5000 Public 18R Fees: $29-37 Firestone Sedgwick County Golf Course Map#: 224 Public 9S N/A Julesburg Fees: N/A Southridge Golf Club Map#: 181 970-416-2828 Public 18R Fort Collins Fee Range: $21-24 Stratton Golf Course Map#: 190 719-348-5412 Public 9R Stratton Fee Range: $10

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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

comprehensive online golf course directory.

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

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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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Southwest Kansas Pro-Am Golf Tournament

August 7-11 Southwest Kansas Pro-Am Golf Tournament. One of Kansas’ premier golf tournaments, the Southwest Kansas Pro-Am offers five days of exciting golf events for amateur and professional golfers at Buffalo Dunes and the Golf Club at Southwind. For more information on the southwest Kansas Pro-Am contact the Pro-Am Coordinator at 620-272-2530. 22

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or over 30 years Garden City, Kansas has been host to the Southwest Kansas Pro-Am Golf Tournament. One of Kansas’ premier golf tournaments, the Southwest Kansas ProAm offers five days of exciting golf events for amateur and professional golfers. The 2013 Southwest Kansas Pro-Am will kick off on Wednesday, August 7 with the Ladies Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Teams of three ladies will take to Buffalo Dunes Municipal Golf Course with an Adams Golf Pro Tour Series Professional. Participating women will receive an official Southwest Kansas Pro-Am player package including shirt, beverage coupons, lunch and program. Wednesday, also features our Corporate Appreciation Party and Hall of Fame Celebration. Thursday events include a corporate shootout held at The Golf Club at Southwind wherein teams of three participate with one of the top twenty finishers from the Adams Tour’s Young Life Abilene Open. The main tournament of the Southwest Kansas Pro-Am takes place on Friday and Saturday, August 9-10. Over 225 amateur golfers and over 100 professionals will take to both Buffalo Dunes and the Golf Club at Southwind. All players will play both courses, one on Friday and one on Saturday. The amateur player package includes; player shirt and cap, beverage tickets and dinner tickets to both Friday and Saturday evening dinner for player and guest, as well as green and cart fees. The week ends on Sunday, August 11, with the top 40 professionals competing to be crowed the winner of the 24th Annual Southwest Kansas Pro-Am. Notable professional winners and participants include Steve Jones (1983, 1984), Bruce Vaughn (1987, 2005) and Gary Woodland (2008), Stewart Cink, Jim Furyk, and Bob Tway. Great Courses Buffalo Dunes Golf Course, ranked as the No. 1 municipally-owned golf course in Kansas by Golf Digest magazine. It has been recognized by Golf Magazine and Travel & Leisure Magazine as places to play and best bangs for the buck. Challenging, enjoyable and affordable, Buffalo Dunes will give you a little bit of Scottish feel as it is nestled among the

historic sand hills six miles south of Garden City. Beautifully conditioned, the Dunes has bluegrass fairways, wellmaintained bent grass greens and native grasses that challenges the golfer and provides a memorable experience. The course can play at differing lengths based upon a player’s skill level, with yardages from 5,452 to the championship tees of 6,806 yards. Buffalo Dunes has played host to numerous Kansas Golf Association state championships through the years as well as hosting high school regional and state tournaments. The Golf club Southwind opened in 1980. First time players to the course will be amazed at how demanding the course is, at first glance people think this will be an easy course to play due a lack of the standard trees along the fairway. You will have to play to believe .Both tour veterans and newcomers alike flock to the course each year to chase the large pro-am purse. Great Cause Over the past 30 years the Southwest Kansas Pro-Am has raised nearly $1 million to help support the equipment and educational needs of St. Catherine Hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit. Founded in 1977, the Newborn Intensive Care Unit serves the critical medical needs of infants and families in western Kansas, eastern Colorado and the Oklahoma panhandle. With the only Level II NBICU in the area, St. Catherine Hospital serves hundreds of families each year, saving families the stress and expense of having to seek medical care more than 200 miles from home. For more information on the southwest Kansas Pro-Am and how you can help please contact the Pro-Am Coordinator at 620-272-2530. D


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Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club It Never Gets Old By Ken Adams, Sun Country Golf Divot Magazine Contributing Writer

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aa-Ko Ridge Golf Club, located in Sandia Park New Mexico about a twenty five minute drive from the middle of Albuquerque. Paa-Ko Ridge though still a relatively new course (opened in 2000) has piled up a lot of accolades and the course is actually improving with age, it certainly is not diminishing. Ranked the number #1 golf course in New Mexico for the 14th straight year (every year since it opened) and it has maintained that lofty status despite the addition of several really nice venues in the state. Twin Warriors and Black Mesa to name two. Ranked nationally five stars by Golf Digest and recognized as a National Top Ten Best Course For The Money by Links Magazine, Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club earns it’s must play status. The real genius in the design of Paa-Ko Ridge is what I call the “evolutionary experience”. It applies to a course you not only don’t tire of playing, but one you come to appreciate more the more you play it. Playing Paa-Ko Ridge for the first time it’s easy to get lost in the absolute beauty surrounding you and lose focus on the actual golf. This is a good thing; you know you are in a special place when the physical beauty of the design and construction of a golf course distracts you from the strategic thinking necessary to navigate a course. When you get the feeling the course just evolved out of the natural landscape, the Architect and the crew maintaining the course have attained an increasingly rare level of accomplishment. Progressing on in our “evolutionary experience” is sight lines and aiming points to the fairways from the tee boxes. While the fairways are generously wide with aiming points indicated by white poles in the fairway, most players ignore that valuable information the first couple of times around the course because your eye deceives you into you playing a line that can bring trouble into play. It is about round three or four when you finally decide the person who put those poles in the ground might know a little something about navigating the golf course. Coincidently this is when you make the amazing discovery

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that the fairways really are pretty wide and you aren’t saving much yardage by trying those tight shots into the apex of the bend in the fairway anyway. To complete the “evolutionary experience” you have to understand the shots you choose to hit to the greens are about a lot more than distance, line and club selection although they are all critical too. Great course design like Paa-Ko Ridge requires you to imagine what Ken Dye had in mind when he sited the greens as they are. All are large, undulating and have multiple tiers. How did he envision the shot required to get it close to the flag on any given hole and pin placement. At Paa-Ko Ridge you ignore this at your own peril. The designed landing areas on each green require you to consider the best and worst case scenario for every approach shot. For example, say you’re looking at a back pin on an upper tier over a bunker. Your first thought is the shot requires you to try and hit it over a ridge to an exact distance and try and stop the ball within a yard or two to be in birdie putt range and the worst case is you come up short and roll down the ridge to the tier below and fight it out with your putter trying to avoid a 3 putt. What the design of the course will reward is to fly the ball at least the full distance to the hole, even 5-10 yards past the hole and by design the ball will roll back towards the hole and give you that same birdie putt with half the stress. When you evaluate the shot with what the designer of the course intended, you have “evolved” to a better score and more appreciation of a masterfully designed golf course, like Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club. D


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Las Vegas Excitement and Golf Come Together for Las Vegas World Amateur Golf Tournament The Las Vegas World Amateur will be played February 10-14, 2014 hat will soon become one of the world’s largest and most successful amateur golf tournaments tees off in 2014 in Las Vegas, the Entertainment Capital of the World. Combining everything that defines Las Vegas—entertainment, dining, parties, resorts, golf, and more—The Las Vegas World Amateur, to be played February 10-14, 2014, is quickly becoming the place to be for amateur golfers looking for a challenge and a good time on and off the golf course. Complete tournament details and reservation information is available at www.VegasWorldAmateur.com. “Las Vegas is, without a doubt, the best and most exciting city and golf destination in the world to host an event of this magnitude,” states Eric Yaillen, Executive Director of the Southern Nevada Golf Association, the organization staging the Las Vegas World Amateur. “There are similar events in other golf destinations,

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ROYAL LINKS – One of the golf courses in the 2014 Las Vegas World Amateur rotation is Royal Links Golf Club.

but the Las Vegas World Amateur will take amateur tournament golf to another level. On the course, the experience will be magnificent because of where golfers will be playing, and off the course the accommodations, parties, tee prizes, and everything else will be something that participants talk about and remember for years. The level of excitement is building, and golfers are already clamoring to be a part of a magical golf week in Las Vegas.

All we can say is, ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas!” The Las Vegas World Amateur is a V.I.P. golf tournament that is hosted by world class resorts and golf courses, and is open to a wide range of golfers. Participants will compete over many area golf courses in a 54-hole, individual net stroke play competition. Pre-assigned flights include Men (49 and under, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and above) and Women. The top

four participants from each flight will be awarded prizes, and the overall World Amateur Champion will be based on the cumulative 72-hole net score. “All the other similar events are held during prime summer months, and we wanted to host an event that would give off-season golfers an opportunity to play as well as experience the unique playground provided by the top overall destination in the country,” said Eric Yaillen, Executive Director of the Southern Nevada Golf Association, which administers the event. “We have great and unique golf experiences as well as a nighttime fairway (also known as the Las Vegas Strip) that provides more entertainment value than any other destination.” The entry fee includes three rounds of golf (cart included) on three different courses, matched handicap flights in each division, two evenings of social parties that include food and beverages, golf expo, games, a tee gift package upon arrival and daily prizes. Discounted accommodations are also available. For more information or to register for the 2014 Las Vegas World Amateur visit www.vegasworldam.com or call 702458-4653. D

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Royal Birkdale near Liverpool

Some Favorite golf destinations you might want to consider.... By Peter Hellman

Wales – Neil

Divot Contributing Writer

“Wales, golf as it should be.” “World class golf at reasonable prices.” "Easy access by rail or car from London Heathrow or Liverpool/Manchester." These are things to remember about golf in Wales. Great golf courses abound in Wales and three of the best are at The Celtic Manor in Newport. The 2010 Course, site of the 2010 Ryder Cup, the Roman Road Course and the Montgomerie Course are great tracks at reasonable prices. Near Cardiff is the Marriott St. Pierre with its championship Old Course. This too is a great stay & play location. I also recommend Royal Porthcawl located just outside of Cardiff. It’s a true links course that rivals anything in Scotland or Ireland. To the northwest is Royal St. Davids. It has one of the most spectacular backdrops for a golf course anywhere. Further north, you’ll find Conwy and Bull Bay.

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ome favorite golf destinations for the Classic GOLF Tours team. To become experts on golfing opportunities around the world, we must occasionally push away from our desks; grab a flight and hit the links in some far flung part of the planet. It’s tough duty, but someone has to do it. Now that we are back behind our desks again, here are some of the highlights, experiences and reflections from our team about these golf junkets. Ireland - Neil

I visited the Dublin area in April and played two courses at Druids Glen (Heath and Glen). I also played Royal Dublin, a great old course with a strong links style. Just 14 miles west of Dublin is my new favorite place to stay & play. The Carton House, an 18th century renovated estate sitting on 1700 spectacular acres, has two impressive courses - the O’Meara and the Montgomerie. I also visited Dromoland Castle, an 11th century castle updated to appeal to today’s luxury traveler. With it’s onsite championship course, it is also one of my favorites and conveniently close to the Shannon airport. My last stop was Greg Norman's exciting Doonbeg Resort. Fabulous is my word for this place. The resort has one of Ireland’s best courses and some of its most comfortable lodges. England’s Golf Coast– Dave & Peter

Dave and I barely had time for a pint between rounds at the three British Open course and other hidden gems near Liverpool. Royal Liverpool, Royal Lytham & St. Annes and Royal Birkdale (our favorite and site of the 2008 British Open) were every bit as terrific as advertised. Other gems such as Formbys and the S & A stand out as well. The northwest coast of England has many fine courses, great accommodations and fewer golfers competing for prime tee times. Due to its location, the warming Gulf Stream makes playing golf in early April comfortable and fun.

in early December. Cancun has always had wonderful beaches, great hotels and world class resorts and restaurants, but great golf is something fairly new to this area. The Playacar Golf Club and Jack Nicklaus’ Moon Palace Golf Resort are impressive and challenging additions to Cancun’s golf scene. Other destinations we recommend:

Jamaica – Peter & Jim Sweden – Peter Cabo San Lucas – Dave & Peter Alabama

Golf Trail – Dave Malaysia – Peter & Neil New Zealand – Peter Portugal – Peter Spain – Peter Columbia – Peter Northern Ireland – Peter & Neil Scotland – Neil & Peter Story by Classic GOLF Tours. Designing custom golf trips to Scotland, Ireland, and England and virtually everywhere there is golf. For information visit classicgolftours.com or call 800.359.7200 or 303.751.7200. D

Argentina – Peter

There aren’t many places in the world where the dollar is strong, fabulous golf is inexpensive, steak is as available and priced as MacDonald’s hamburgers and fine wine cost about as much as a six pack of Coors. I love this place! Ten days and six rounds of golf around Buenos Aires and Patagonia convinced me that Argentina's is a golfer’s paradise. The British/Scottish influence on golf course design is most apparent around Buenos Aires. Clubs such as the Jockey Club, Los Olivos, Buenos Aires Golf Club and San Andres Golf Club (translation: St. Andrews Golf Club) are fabulous examples of the United Kingdom's influence on club house and course design. In Patagonia, land of “gauchos” (local cowboys), rugged snow covered mountains and deep blue lakes, you will find more modern courses such as Arelauquen, Llao Llao and Jack Nicklaus’ new course Chapelco. You may want to bring your fly rod too. The fishing is world class. Cancun, Mexico – Jim

I had a chance to explore Mexico’s latest addition to its stable of fine golf courses

Want to play St. Andrews Old course? The application process Is The Best Way! Facts: 1. Application is the best and cheapest way to get guaranteed tee times on the Old Course 2. Applications can be submitted starting at 3:00am September 5, 2013 for 2014 (10:00am in Scotland) 3. Applications are submitted via email or by hand 4. If your application is not received by the Old Course during the first few minutes after 3:00am your chances to get a tee time are greatly reduced 5. Applications can be made for groups of 2 to 8 golfers 6. Classic GOLF Tours will help you complete and deliver your application 7. Once notice of the applications success is received (end of October) Classic GOLF Tours will create an itinerary around your Old Course tee time. 8. Get your group of golfers together and call us…..we will handle the rest.

303.751.7200 800.359.7200 hellman@classicgolftours.com

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AimPoint Green Reading... Never Guess at Where to Aim Again! By Scotty Hofer Divot Contributing Writer

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hat is AimPoint? 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. Mark and his team went to PGA Tour stops and computer mapped the greens with a laser machine. The accumulated green data was used in a computer software program which accurately predicted the path the putt should take in order to go in. This same technology has been put into an Instructional program that teaches you the science of how to read greens in a fun yet informative clinic. You will go from thinking that a putt breaks this way or that, to knowing exactly how much break to play for any putt. And the cool thing is that it works anywhere! There are two levels of training – Fundamentals and Advanced Concepts. The fundamental clinics teach

you everything you need to know about the AimCharts, the system and reading every putt within 20’ of the cup. The Advanced clinics go one step further and teach you how to handle all those “tricky” putts over knolls, shoulders, swales, crowns, saddles and everything outside of 20’. You also learn how to utilize the concepts to enhance your short game and approach shots as well as green charting and tournament preparation. The clinics are approximately 2 - 2 ½ hours long and class sizes are kept to a maximum of 8 – 10 students to ensure an intimate learning experience for all involved. Who Teaches AimPoint? Stan Sayers and Scotty Hofer from MetaGolf Learning Center are the Certified AimPoint Instructors for the Rocky Mountain Region and have taught classes both here and in other parts of the United States. Stan and Scotty were personally trained and certified by Mark Sweeney, the founder of AimPoint Technologies, and Stan is also certified as a Senior AimPoint Instructor. Stan and Scotty were absolutely amazed

at just how effective the system really is. Specializing in the areas of putting and green reading, Stan and Scotty have taught players of all levels. Why you need AimPoint? A recent study conducted in Norway by Jon Karlson at the Norwegian School of Sports Science concluded that over 60% of missed putts are due to faulty reads! That number gets even higher if you are an elite amateur or professional player because, by that point, your equipment and stroke mechanics are generally quite sound. The AimPoint Green Reading System will not only teach you how to handle the greens but will also show you how to implement the concepts into your short game! AimPoint clients include many of the top players and caddies on the Professional Tours including Stacy Lewis (2012 LPGA Player of the Year), Nick Faldo, Padraig Harrington, Scott McCarron, Steven Ames, and Suzann Pettersen, just to name a few. Stacy Lewis' LPGA putts per greens in regulation (GIR) improved dramatically after learning AimPoint from 88th in 2009 to 3rd in 2012! Many college and university golf teams are also using AimPoint. Where? Summer and Fall clinics scheduled to be held at Broken Tee En-

glewood Golf Course will be conducted on July 20, Aug. 17, and Sept. 14 from 9 – 11 am. Additional Fundamental clinics will be held at The Broadlands GC on July 26 from 9 – 11 am and at Colorado Golf Club from 3 – 5 pm on July 12 and 26. Advanced clinics and additional Fundamental clinics will be held at Colorado Golf Club with dates and times to be determined. Additional dates for groups of 4 or more are available. Clinics will also be held at various golf courses around the state of Colorado. Check the AimPoint website at www.aimpointgolf.com for an up to date schedule. Clinic Costs: The cost is $200.00 for the Fundamentals Clinics (at Broken Tee Englewood Golf Course, Colorado Golf Club, and other courses) and $300 for the Advanced Clinics (at Colorado Golf Club) and includes AimCharts and Class Notes. More Information: If you would like further information, you can contact Scotty Hofer directly at 303-995-3329 or email at shofer@metagolflc.com. Also check out AimPoint Technologies web site at www.aimpointgolf.com. D 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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Welcome Home By Hank Dowd DIVOT Magazine Contributing Writer

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pplewood Golf Course has always been a course that welcomed any necessary changes. This started back in 1965 when the golf course officially became Applewood, until 1965 the course was Rolling Hills Country Club. The change in name also meant that the course was now open to the public. Since becoming a public course Applewood is one of the most played public golf courses in the Metro area, in May Applewood averaged over 200 rounds each day. Golfers ask what keeps bringing golfers back to Applewood? Applewood is built on 46 acres of land that is above the Coors brewing aquifer. Being above the Coors aquifer draws golfers to Applewood, and not just the diehard Coors fans, but because sitting above the aquifer means the course is not able to use any type of chemicals. This unique management approach leads to a golfing experience that can only be found in a few places nationwide. But don’t let the lack of chemicals fool you, Superintendent Matt Rusch always has the course in wonderful shape. Mr. Rusch does such an amazing job he was named Superintendent of the year by Touchstone Golf in 2011. He was chosen out of a group of over 25 superintendents that make up the Touchstone Golf. In 2008, Touchstone Golf was awarded the lease of Applewood. With the support from Touchstone, Applewood has been able to make several improvements. In the last three years, there have been a

number of greens that have been re-sodded. Along with new greens the course is spending this summer re-sodding their tee boxes and in some cases starting from scratch and building completely new tee boxes. The biggest improvement at Applewood is most definitely The Vista at Applewood, The Vista is a beautiful banquet facility that is available to host any gathering whether it is lunch after a golf tournament, a wedding, or even a wake. Yes, that’s right some people love Applewood so much they actually ask to have their wake held at their favorite golf course. For weddings, a future bride would be hard pressed to find a better view than the one from the ceremony location just east of the ninth hole at Applewood. When looking west from the ceremony, the guests can see down the mountain range all the way to the Flatirons just west of Boulder. The Vista has become part of the community surrounding Applewood. Visitors who didn’t play golf before return to the course to learn to play or just enjoy the environment in the foothills of Colorado.

Beyond the rare chemical free course and the huge improvements, Applewood is able to attract golfers because for most people once they play there they are hooked for life. There are so many golf courses in the Metro area so what really gets them hooked on Applewood? It’s truly simple a combination of great golf, breathtaking views of the Colorado Rockies, fair green fees, and most importantly Applewood is a very friendly golf course. When customers walk in to the pro shop for the first time they will hear fellow customers being greeted by name

by the pro shop staff, they will also hear the golf course staff holding conversations with customers instead of acting to busy. The staff always goes out of their way to catch up with golfers they haven’t seen for a while. This seems like a minor detail but it is often those minor details that make the golfers feel comfortable and want to return. Applewood is like home to many golfer and no matter how great a vacation to another course is, there just isn’t any place quite like home. For all information or to book a tee time please call 303-279-3003. D

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How long have you been a Cart Girl? 1 year. What attracted you to the job? Being able to work outside, I love the mountains! Plus we have such a great course. I have the best job in the world! Do you play and if so, how would you describe your game? Yes, my game is improving thanks to all the tips from the ‘wannabe’ golf pros that play every day. What do you like about the game of golf? Being able to let off some steam with my driver. What would you change about the game golf? I would add a foot wedge or unlimited mulligans with no penalty. Share a memorable experience you had driving the cart? I think my most memorable experience at Fossil Trace was when I was trying to race a deer that was running alongside me. I lost…. What is the most used phrase or comment you hear on the course? “Your name is Bree, Like the cheese!” What are 3 "don'ts" golfers should know about when interacting with their cart girl? 1) Please don’t touch the cart girls. 2) I’m here to serve, please don’t pull stuff out of the cart. 3) Don’t ignore us, even if you don’t buy anything. It gets lonely out here by yourself. What are 3 "do's" golfers should know about when interacting with their cart girl? 1) Have fun! A bad shot isn’t a life or death situation. 2) Remember to tip your favorite cart girl. 3) A good joke is encouraged.

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

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Liven Up Your Course or Your Golf Tournament While Giving Back to Your Community

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f you are looking for a way to liven up your next golf tournament or event, check out Green FORE Green. Green FORE Green is a par 3 game that is available at any course during a normal round of golf or at any golf tournament or event. The par 3 game is available to golf courses and tournaments completely free of charge. In fact, Green FORE Green will pay the golf course and/or the tournament for allowing them to entertain their guests, while donating 20% to charity. Their process is simple and does not delay golfer’s game time. All thy ask for is a golf cart and access to set up at a par 3 that plays 160 yards.

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When golfers arrive at a hole they are given a brief presentation that takes only seconds. To play the game, golfers pay an entry fee that includes a goodie bag full of gifts from their sponsors including 2 FREE golf balls, a $10 Golfsmith gift card, discounts to local retailers, restaurants, and even a discount on Colorado Rockies tickets. In addition to this each golfer that hits the green will win a 2-night hotel stay in their choice of 20 cities. For hitting within 10’ of the pin they will receive a $50 Restaurant.com gift card and two movie tickets. For a hole in one they receive $1000! Not only has Green FORE Green become popular with tournaments trying to

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raise money for charity but golf courses are now having them set up on a normal day. In addition to having an opportunity to generate additional revenue, Green FORE Green is currently donating 20% of their revenue to the Red Cross to help the Colorado Fire Victims. If you would like to join forces with

Green FORE Green by inviting them out to your course or tournament as a featured attraction any day of the week, visit www.greenforegreen.com or email them at sales@greenforegreen.com. Remember, all they need is a golf cart, a Par 3 hole that is 160 yards and they will do the rest! D


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nm Fashion

Antigua Golf Unveils Men’s And Women’s Summer 2013 Collection

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he Antigua Summer Men’s and Women’s Performance Golf Collection will continue the bolder and brighter color stories introduced in Spring 2013. These trending pop colors are used as subtle details created to appeal to a wide age demographic of both male and female golfers in this season’s men’s and women’s golf

wear collections. The color palette includes invigorating pop colors such as Lapis, Margarita, Apple, Melon, Phlox, and Zest, for the Men’s Collections, and Light Melon, Kiss, Pansy, Fountain, Margarita, Light Apple, for the Women’s Collections. For 2013, Antigua introduced Performance-72 (PRF-72) into its golf fashion col-

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lections. The launch of this trademarked Performance-72 branding represents the benchmark for quality, fit, style and performance functionality on all of its fashion golf wear collections. By using the finest denier yarns available, Antigua has achieved super soft, super lightweight fabrics that provide the same coverage as other poly knits, but allow for faster wicking, additional breathability and less restriction in movement. Desert Dry™ Technology is created exclusively for Antigua to absorb and wick moisture quickly & evenly to achieve the most efficient evaporation possible to keep golfers comfortable and dry. Desert Dry™ XTRA-LITE (D2XL) is a combination of Antigua’s exclusive Desert Dry™ moisture wicking feature combined with specially constructed ultra-light fabrics for maximum wicking

performance and optimum comfort. For more information please visit www.antigua.com D


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