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The Colorado Classic The Colorado Classic is a three day event in the central Rocky Mountains, located at the breathtakingly beautiful Red Sky and Beaver Creek Golf Courses.This exclusive event takes place Thursday, September 29 through Saturday, October 1, 2011. We invite you to experience phenomenal golf at the top two courses in Colorado, as well as exquisite cuisines from top restaurants in the area. Local caterers will provide breakfast and lunch each day. Transportation is provided, as are a variety of four star lodging options. Please join us in this unparalleled golfing and culinary experience deep within the mountains of Colorado.

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Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club Red Sky Ranch is the crown jewel of Vail Valley golf clubs.. Enjoy luxurious facilities, the Red Sky Golf Academy and spectacular 360 degree views of the Colorado Rockies. Red Sky Golf Club has been ranked among Golfweek’s “American Best” and in 2007 their two courses – one designed by Tom Fazio, the other by Greg Norman - were ranked the #1 and #2 “Courses to Play” in Colorado. As a guest at one of our properties you too can play at North America’s premier mountain golf resort. Tom Fazio’s spectacular design measures 7,113 yards (Par 72) and

“Play at North America’s premier mountain golf resort”

merges spectacular vistas of Vail’s Back Bowls with a variety of terrain to gratify players of all skill levels. Players will make their way through open sage covered hills, dense aspen forest and around a highland lake. Fazio’s design team has taken particular care to maintai the site’s indigenous vegetation, relocating more than 23,000 native plants into nurseries for re-planting throughout the course. Like his golfing career, Greg Norman’s reputation as a course designer is characterized by a zeal for achievement. At Red Sky Golf Club, Norman skillfully allows the treasures of the natural landscape to dictate the flow of play. Craggy rock outcroppings, twisted knots of scrub oak, rugged gulches, and wildflower meadows all contribute to an unparalleled wilderness golf experience. This 7,580-yard (Par 72) course enjoys the Vail Valley’s finest sunsets silhouetting the majesty of Castle Peak..

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Beaver Creek Golf Club

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The Beaver Creek Golf Club, nestled against the slopes of Beaver Creek Mountain, is one of the longest established golf courses in the Vail Valley. Opened in 1982, the course was designed by noted course architect Robert Trent Jones, II, and is known and respected for its long, narrow challenging fairways and its stunning mountain scenery. In creating his well-loved courses, Jones likes to present golfers with a blend of penal, strategic, and heroic golf puzzles that it is up to each golfer to solve for himself—often by determining the best position from which to attack the holes. Jones keeps metaphorically comparable activities such as chess, billiards, and certain target sports in mind when sketching out holes. His focus is on shot values and fine aesthetic appearances. For the past 4 years, in between golf seasons, Beaver Creek has worked to reshape all of the bunkers on course, aligning them more closely with their original design, and in the process installing a new drainage system and new sand for better playability. Additionally, the clubhouse restaurant formerly known as Holden’s has undergone a face lift and reopened as the Rendezvous Club, serving lunch, happy hour and other daily specials.

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Complete the enclosed registration information to reserve your spot in this exclusive event


Eddie Ainsworth Tournament Director

Eddie Ainsworth, a Class “A” PGA Member, is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado Section PGA. He began his career in golf with the Air Force Golf Program where he managed golf facilities for the Air Force for over 20 years. His most recent management role prior to becoming the Executive Director for the Colorado Section PGA, was a ten year assignment as the General Manager of the Eisenhower Golf Club located on the United States Air Force Academy. He is the former President of the Colorado PGA Foundation, former Secretary of the Colorado Section PGA and served on the Colorado PGA Board of Directors for over six years. In addition to his service to the Colorado PGA he has also served on the Make a Wish of Colorado’s Tournament Committee for a total of nine years.

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Register today About the Event Description The 2011 Colorado Classic is located in Beaver Creek, Colorado between Thursday September 29 and Saturday, October 1. The event is private invitation only and consists of three days of unsurpassed golfing. Part of the proceeds of The Colorado Classic go to Colorado PGA’s Golf in Schools program, a introduction to golf and the valuable life skills it teaches to school age children across the state of Colorado.

Charities If you are interested in becoming a charity of The Colorado Classic please contact us. We are open to any and all charities and are especially trying help with charities in and around Beaver Creek and Vail, CO.

Sponsors The Colorado Classic is also looking for sponsors and would like to speak to anyone interested in helping to sponsor this great event. At the moment we are looking for sponsors in all categories including, golf merchandise and apparel, airlines, credit cards, car companies, liquor, food and more.

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“Two incredible courses set in a warm valley of the Colorado high country�


Tim McCaw Zach’s Cabin

Tim is a Colorado native who arrived in Beaver Creek looking to take a break from the Denver restaurant scene. He worked for a season as Sous Chef at Allie’s Cabin and helped to launch Zach’s Cabin in December 1999. McCaw presented his innovative cuisine from Zach’s Cabin at the prestigious James Beard House in New York in November 2007. McCaw continues to create award-winning cuisine at Zach’s each winter, while his newest venture has taken him 15 miles West of Beaver Creek to Red Sky Golf Club for the summer season. As Executive Chef of Red Sky’s Silver Sage and Summer Thyme, McCaw’s culinary creativity will please golfers and nongolfers alike. He also participates in annual food festivals including the Beaver Creek and Bon Appetit Food and Wine Focus and the Taste of Vail. McCaw was introduced to the culinary arts at age 15 and immediately discovered a passion for this field. He studied under well-respected Denver-area chefs at the Cherry Hills Country Club and Barolo Grill and worked as executive chef at Chive’s American Bistro. McCaw was exposed to a variety of cuisines, helping him to develop his own style. His enthusiasm, creativity and willingness to learn are respected among his peers.

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Steven Topple Beano’s Cabin

Steven Topple came to the United States 11 years ago from the United Kingdom where he received his formal culinary education at Highbury College in Portsmouth, England. Steve has served as the Chef de Cuisine or Chef de Tournament at a number of restaurants including; the Wilcox Inn in South Carolina, Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio Restaurant in San Francisco, the Sea Island Company in Georgia, and most recently Wildflower in the Lodge at Vail. Steve took over the top job as Executive Chef of Beano’s Cabin in February 2006. Over the years, he has introduced more Colorado cuisine to the menu, chefs tasting menus and daily specials, to the already large five course meal. Beano’s Cabin is located on Beaver Creek Mountain, in Larkspur bowl. In the winter you are transported up to the restaurant by a sleigh pulled by a snow cat. However, in the summer you have the option of riding either horseback, a wagon pulled by a John Deere tractor or taking a shuttle up to the legendary cabin. In July 2010, Steven’s highly anticipated cookbook “Signatures” was released. This book is a collection of his recipes from multiple restaurants he has worked at over the years. Check it out online at www.stevetopple.com and bring it by Beano’s Cabin for a signature signing. Steve has presented his creations at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City twice, once in January 2006 and then again in August 2007.This a great honor for an Executive Chef and Colorado cuisine received recognition as very good and worth a second look. In addition, Steve regularly hosts live cooking demonstrations on TV8’s daily “Good Morning Vail”, a RSN resort station network based in Vail, Co. He has also conducted live interviews with a CBS television affiliate in Colorado Springs, Co. as well as other stations.

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Lodging Options

The Pines Lodge, Beaver Creek, CO Nestled in the quiet seclusion of ancient aspen and pine groves, from whence it takes its name, The Pines Lodge offers unmatched views of Beaver Creek Resort. The hotel is a ski-in/ski-out lodge, that not only has access to some of the best skiing in Colorado, but it also enjoys immersion in the world-class shopping and entertainment of Beaver Creek. The lodge provides a warm, intimate experience, with just 60 guest rooms and a small selection of deluxe condominiums and townhomes. Groups of any size enjoy this cozy establishment’s numerous amenities, including a heated outdoor pool, a Jacuzzi tub, a cardio and weight-room, on-site massage, award-winning restaurants, and complimentary Internet access. The Pines Lodge is known historically for friendly, personalized service and a front desk team that will remember your name throughout your visit.

The Osprey at Beaver Creek, CO Nestled in the heart of Beaver Creek’s spectacular alpine resort village, The Osprey at Beaver Creek offers rugged, alpine sophistication and world-class amenities set against a spectacular Rocky Mountain backdrop. Located, amid aspen and stately blue spruce, and a mere steps from the world-renowned ski slopes of the Beaver Creek Mountain, The Osprey infuses a rustic alpine spirit with a luxurious contemporary personality. The Osprey’s sophisticated design incorporates warm colors and richly textured surfaces (such as leather, birch, iron, and onyx) made from locally sourced stone, indigenous metals, and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood.

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The Lodge at Vail, Vail, CO Renowned for relaxed luxury and impeccable personal service, The Lodge at Vail, a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel, combines the elegance and charm of a grand alpine chalet with the warmth of authentic western hospitality. This intimate alpine resort prides itself on a location unlike any other, even in Vail. Our premier accommodations feature a staff that greets you by name and anticipates your every need. Located at the base of Vail Mountain, in the heart of the vibrant Vail Village, you’ll find all you need within a few steps of our front door. From the village’s main ski lift to the world of boutiques, shops, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, Vail’s pedestrian village awaits groups both large and small. Guests will enjoy our luxurious, newly completed RockResorts Spa® which features 11 treatment rooms, seven massage rooms, a fitness center and modern facilities, as well as a new skier service center, exclusive ski club and more. Whether you’re coming to enjoy our winter playground, experience the beauty of an alpine summer and its myriad of outdoor activities, or simply to absorb the splendor of aspen trees changing in the fall, this year-round hotel will forever give rise to mountain nostalgia.

The Arrabelle at Vail Square, Vail, CO The Arrabelle at Vail Square, a luxury Vail Hotel located in the heart of the newly developed Vail Square, is a magnificent boutique property that sets a new standard in luxury lodging. When the design team set out to create the Arrabelle, they traveled through Europe’s most storied alpine destinations to capture the authentic, classic character of their iconic resort hotels. The Arrabelle reflects the romantic heritage and ambiance of the European Alps, with architectural nods to Innsbruck, Prague and Salzburg. The extravagant hotel features 62 lavish guest rooms and suites averaging 550 square-feet each, as well as approximately 25 one- to five-bedroom Private Residences. From the rooftop pool with stunning views of the mountains to the stateof-the-art RockResorts Spa® and fitness center, and endless amenities. The Arrabelle is Vail’s new premiere hotel.

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The Package The 2011 Colorado Classic player’s guest ticket includes two days of play, one day of clinics, four nights lodging, gourmet breakfast, catered chef ’s lunch and transportation. For your tee prize you may choose between Scotty Cameron custom putter, a Taylormade driver, Elevee custom golf pants and custom golf shoes.

How to Prepare Whether you’re golfing, biking or fishing in the great state of Colorado, you need to be prepared for all types of weather. Our weather in the summer is nearly perfect. Warm, blue sky, sunny days and cool, clear nights. Occasionally, we have an afternoon thunderstorm, which helps to light up the sky at sunset. Here are a few things that can help you prepare for your golf outing. Sunscreen.The high altitude and intense sun makes sunscreen imperative for all outdoor activities. Sunglasses. Protect your eyes from the sun’s rays, especailly at this altitude. Hat. You’ll realize how much just a little bit of shade can help. Raincoat and Umbrella. Protect yourself from those passing storms. Windbreaker. Keep your core temperature up.Warm layers. Pants and a sweater will keep you warm on chilly days. Drink lots of water. The recommended water intake for this elevation is two quarts per day. Water will be availabe throughout the event.

Other Activities The Rocky Mountains are a natural playground and there is a plethora of other activities to enjoy with your families and fellow golfers. Some activities include fly fishing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, skeet shooting, hiking and 4x4 off roading. There are plenty of family friendly activities in the Vail Valley. The valley offers spa packages, bowling, movie theaters, mini golf and sightseeing as well as many other family activities.

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To Register Please complete the adjacent form and return to us via fax, mail or e-mail. Payment may be submitted by check or credit card.You may use the enclosed, preaddressed envelope. If you wish to pay by credit card, please call to submit your credit card details.

Contact Us The Colorado Classic www.thecoloradoclassic.com info@thecoloradoclassic.com 970.766.7777

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any question or comments For all inquiries on The Colorado Classic please contact: Eddie Ainsworth – Tournament Director eainsworth@pgahq.com 303.996.1593 For all inquiries on The Colorado Classic please contact: Ryan Iguchi – Coordinator ryan@thecoloradoclassic.com 970.766.7777 For inquiries on the planning and logistics of the event please contact: Bo Pitto – Event Planner bo@thecoloradoclassic.com 415.203.5762 For inquiries on the web please contact: Jonathan Miller – Web Coordinator jon@thecoloradoclassic.com 970.845.8216


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Contact Us The Colorado Classic www.thecoloradoclassic.com info@thecoloradoclassic.com 970.766.7777

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any question or comments For all inquiries on The Colorado Classic please contact: Eddie Ainsworth – Tournament Director eainsworth@pgahq.com 303.996.1593 For all inquiries on coordination of the event please contact: Ryan Iguchi – Coordinator ryan@thecoloradoclassic.com 970.766.7777 For inquiries on the planning and logistics of the event please contact: Bo Pitto – Event Planner bo@thecoloradoclassic.com 415.203.5762 For inquiries on the web please contact: Jonathan Miller – Web Coordinator jon@thecoloradoclassic.com 970.845.8216


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