Colorado PGA Chip Shots


Vlosich Claims First Colorado Senior PGA Professional Championship

Ron Vlosich has had an illustrious playing career. The PGA Life Member has competed in the U.S. Open, five U.S. Senior Opens, the PGA Championship and two Senior PGA Championships. Here at the section level, Vlosich has won three Colorado PGA Professional Championships consecutively between 1991 and 1993, but he had never won the biggest senior event in the Colorado Section. Tuesday, August 15, Vlosich checked that win off as he claimed the 2017 Colorado Senior PGA Professional Championship at Valley Country Club with a nine-under-par 135.


2017 Colorado PGA Special Award Winners

Group to be Honored Oct. 27 at Awards Gala

This is the time of year that the Colorado Section announces its 2017 award winners. These PGA Members are among the “Best of the Best” and work diligently to represent the game and the business of golf. Here are your 2017 Colorado Section Award Winners:


Kelbel Named 2017 Colorado PGA Golf Professional of the Year

Mark Kelbel, Head Professional at The Broadmoor Golf Club, has been named the 2017 Colorado PGA Golf Professional of the Year. The highest honor given annually by the Colorado PGA, the Golf Professional of the Year Award goes to a member for overall performance including leadership, service and promotion of the game of golf.


Wearner Earns Third Nod as Teacher of the Year

The 2017 Colorado PGA Teacher of the Year, Trent Wearner, PGA, is a three-time honoree of this award from the Colorado Section having previously received it in both 2014 and 2004. This award conveys special recognition on a Colorado PGA Professional for excellence in golf instruction, along with overall performance.


Bingaman Claims National Car Rental Colorado Assistant Professional Championship

For someone who hasn’t had a chance to get out and compete much this year, Brandon Bingaman didn’t show many signs of rust.


Pfingston Dancing Like A Bear After Winning National Award

Bear Dance Head Professional Named Public Merchandiser of the Year | 7/15/2017

It may have been the impressive percentage of increase in retail merchandising that won Mark Pfingston, PGA, head professional at The Golf Club at Bear Dance, the 2017 PGA of America's Public Merchandiser of the Year Award but the real story of his success is better understood when one appreciates the extreme passion he has for his calling.


Teaching and Coaching Workshop Set for Sept. 21, 2017

Join this Hand-on Session | 7/172017

The Education Committee is happy to announce the creation of the Colorado PGA Fall Teaching and Coaching Workshop. This one-day, hands-on workshop will feature some of the best instructors in the Colorado Section sharing their insights into the game in a 30 minute Ted-Talks style presentation.


Colorado and Utah PGA Sections Get New Employment Consultant

Soriano Assumed Role on June 27 | 6/27/2017

Keith Soriano, PGA, on Tuesday, June 27, began his new role as an Employment Consultant for the PGA of America. In this newly created position, he will serve as an employment resource for PGA Professionals in the Colorado and Utah Sections of the PGA. With the addition of this position, the PGA of America now has 13 employment consultants.


Smigelsky Places 27th in PGA Pro Championship

Just Misses Berth in PGA Championship | 6/22/2017

Dale Smigelsky of Fort Collins came up just short of a PGA Championship berth after rallying early in the final round, but finished 27th out of 312 players at the 50th national PGA Professional Championship in Sunriver, Ore.


Colorado PGA REACH Partners to Donate Home to Hero

Sergeant Chris Hardesty Receives Keys to New Home - 6/29/2017

The opening ceremonies of the 2017 Colorado PGA REACH Invitational held great pomp and circumstance with a backdrop of the majestic Pikes Peak, the presentation of the colors by the Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard, the singing of the national anthem and the awarding of a mortgage-free home to a deserving wounded veteran. 


Colorado PGA REACH Foundation Scholarships Announced

Seven Earn Scholarships - 05/25/2017

A week after the PGA of America announced their 2017 PGA Scholarship winners, our Colorado PGA REACH Foundation would like to announce that seven candidates of earned local scholarships.   Two students earned Marion Pfluger Scholarships while five students earned Colorado PGA REACH Scholarships.