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May 22-28, 2015
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TaylorMade-adidas Ashworth and Adams on Board for Pro Assistant Championship
If the Pro-Assistant Championship wasn’t already a premier event on the Colorado PGA schedule, there is no question it is now with the addition of TaylorMade-adidas Ashworth and Adams as a presenting sponsor. The company and its brands recently agreed to a partnership that establishes TaylorMade-adidas Ashworth Adams as a Silver Level Partner. Through the partnership, TaylorMade will add $2,500 to the overall purse while adidas Ashworth will outfit each player with their adidas 3-stripe ½ Zip layering piece.
"Ivy" Pro Am a Resounding Success
28 Colorado PGA Professionals played in the 2015 "Ivy" Pro Am at Ft. Carson on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The PGA Professionals teamed up with members of the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) as well as Active Duty Soldiers and Veterans during the annual event.
Loeffler and Voska Combine to Win Myran Craig Pro-Pro Championship
While the weather was certainly cold and wet at Colorado Golf Club for the Myran Craig Pro-Pro Championship, the competition was sizzling during the first championship of the year. Kyle Voska, PGA Assistant Professional and Bill Loeffler, PGA Owner, both at The Links Golf Course in Highlands Ranch, outlasted the field to win the event with 82 points in the Modified Stableford Championship.
Colorado PGA Suffers Loss of "Marvelous" Marv Mazone
6/26/1940 - 5/5/2015
Marv Mazone, known far and wide as "Marvelous Marv", passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
Marv served the Hyland Hills Parks and Recreation District for thirty-two years before he retired in 2009. The first twenty of those years he served as the Head Professional and the final twelve as the Director of Golf.
A Celebration of Marv's life will be held at Hyland Hills Golf Course, Ciancio's Restaurant. 9650 Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:00 Noon. - See more at: http://horancares.com/obituary/Marv-Mazone/Westminster-CO/1506017#sthash.ahLJhlb7.dpuf
Greg Norman/DUNNING Commit Two-Year Partnership
The Colorado PGA announced at the 2015 West Chapter Spring Membership Meeting a brand new, two-year partnership with Greg Norman Collection and Dunning Golf. The partnership will position the two companies, under the Tharanco Lifestyles brand, as a Gold Level Partner of the Colorado PGA.
Colorado PGA Loses Revered Member Warren Smith, PGA
10/20/1915 - 5/3/2015
The Colorado PGA suffered a tremendous loss this past week as Warren Smith, former Head Professional at Cherry Hills Country Club passed away.
Warren Smith, one of the most esteemed PGA Professionals the Colorado PGA has ever had, passed on Sunday, May 3, 2015 in La Quinta, Calif., at the age of 99. Services have yet to be finalized but according to his son. It is hoped that there will be a celebration of life held in the Denver area this summer.
Colorado Golf and Turf Renews Colorado PGA Partnership
For more than two decades the Colorado PGA and Colorado Golf and Turf have been like two peas in a pod as they support Colorado PGA Professionals. That support will continue in 2015 as Colorado Golf and Turf recently agreed to renew their partnership.
Rorhbaugh Finishes t-15 in 2015 Champions Tour Debut
Doug Rohrbaugh, the two-time defending champion of the Colorado PGA Professional Championship, finished t-15 in his 2015 Champions Tour debut at the Greater Gwinnett Championship in Duluth, Ga.
Twenty Years of Partnership between Masek Golf Cars of Colorado and Colorado PGA
Like the saying goes, “wine gets better with age,” so does the partnership between the Colorado PGA and Masek Golf Cars of Colorado. The partnership, which will mark its twentieth year in 2015, will include the increase in support from three to four events in 2015.
Another Season, Another Keffer Victory
Winning is becoming the norm for Geoff Keffer during the Colorado PGA OMEGA Dow Finsterwald Player of the Year race. Keffer began the wrap-around season in 2014 by posting victories at the Omni Interlocken Tri-Am and the Valley CC Pro-Am and started off 2015 with another victory at the first stroke play event of 2015. Keffer, an Assistant Professional at Aurora Hills Golf Course, posted a seven-under 65 to win by two strokes at Indian Peaks Golf Course in Lafayette, CO. Keffer posted seven birdies and an eagle in his first competitive round of the year.
Smigelsky Rust Free at Fox Hill Club Pro-1 Am
March 30, 2015
The Fox Hill Club hosted the first Pro-Am of the 2015 Season. A new team format was used where one PGA Professional combines with one Amateur to form a team in the One-Low-Net Team Competition. The course, a par 70 designed by Frank Hummel, was in fantastic shape coming out of winter and so was Dale Smigelsky, PGA Director of Golf at Collindale Golf Club.
Plain Highlights 2015 West Chapter Award Winners
Alice Plain, PGA Head Professional was announced as the 2015 West Chapter Golf Professional of the Year during the annual Spring Membership Meeting on Monday, March 23, 2015 at Pinehurst Country Club. Plain, a PGA Member since 1996 has served as the Director of Golf at Vail Golf Club since early 2007. Prior to that, she served as the PGA Head Professional at Eagle Ranch Golf Club and an Assistant Golf Professional at Vail Golf Club, Gypsum Creek Golf Course, and Sonnealp Golf Club.
Cohen, Cox, and Troyer Elected to Colorado PGA Board of Directors
March 23, 2015
Three Colorado PGA Professionals were elected during the Spring Membership Meeting on Monday, March 23, 2015 at Pinehurst Country Club to serve on the Colorado PGA Board of Directors. The three members are Matt Cohen, PGA Head Professional at Country Club of Colorado, who will be serving his second term; Ashley “A.C” Cox, Manager of Educational Development and Recruiting at GolfTEC; and Dave Troyer, Director of Golf at CommonGround Golf Course.
PGA National News
Defending Champion Inbee Park Heads List of Major Champions in 2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
Two-time defending champion Inbee Park heads a list of 22 major champions who have committed to compete in the 2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, June 9-14, at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, New York. Canadian star Brooke Henderson, 17, who finished third in the recent Swinging Skirts Classic, received an exemption to the Championship.
Californian Michael Block Reflects Upon a“Life-Changing” PGA Professional National Championship
The showcase Championship for PGA Professionals will be held, June 28-July 1, at The Philadelphia Cricket Club.
What a Week for Jerry Haas, PGA
The Wake Forest University men's golf coach from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, tied for 17th place, to earn low PGA Club Professional honors in the most historic and prestigious event in senior golf. He finished with a 72-hole total of 5-over-par 293 and took home a crystal bowl and a new kitchen of appliances from KitchenAid.
Countdown to the end of the current MSR cycle
June 15, 2015