Johnson Beats Heat to Win Greeley Country Club Scratch Pro Am
Greeley Country Club | July 21, 2014
There are hot summer days and then there are days like the one at the Greeley Country Club Scratch Pro Am presented by the Colorado Chevy Dealers. With temperatures reaching near 100 and with little to no wind, most players fought just to beat the heat. Chris Johnson stayed cool and fired a one-under-par 69 on the day to win the event.
Johnson, the PGA Director of Golf at The Pinery and The Club at Pradera posted four birdies and three bogies. “The key to winning was that I drove the ball very well”, Johnson noted after the event. “I hit 13 fairways and the (one) fairway I missed, I was a yard off into the rough which allowed me a lot of looks at the greens.”
Aichinger and Godwin Win Colorado PGA Junior Championship
Indian Tree Golf Club | July 10-11, 2014
Pierce Aichinger barely hit a speed bump in wining the Colorado Junior PGA Championship at Indian Tree Golf Club on July 11th. The 17 year old from Englewood, Colorado made only one bogey in 36-holes in posting round of 64-65 129. His 11-under finish put him four strokes ahead of second place finisher Cole Falwell. Falwell, of Boulder, was the overnight leader after posting a 7-under 63 in the first round. He followed that up with an even-par 70. In third place was Glen Workman of Pueblo West who fired a five-under 135.
In the girls division, 13 year old Kacy Godwin of Denver took first place. The 15 year old fired rounds of 76-73 to put her at 9-over - par 149.
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161 Compete at Hiwan Drive, Chip & Putt Event
Hiwan Golf Club | July 7, 2014
The largest field of the year competed at the Hiwan Golf Club Drive, Chip & Putt event on Monday, July 7, 2014. The event featured 161 juniors competing for three qualifying spots in each division. The winners of each division are as follows:
Boys 7-9 | Liam Wood
Boys 10-11 | Brayden Bozak
Boys 12-13 | Garrett Green
Boys 14-15 | Freddie Gluck
Girls 7-9 | Gabby Brienza
Girls 10-11 | Sydney Rothstein
Girls 12-13 | Emma Bryant
Girls 14-15 | Lexi Mueldener
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Cliff Uses Good Luck Charm to Dominate Field at Pradera
The Club at Pradera | July 7, 2014
Some people use lucky trinkets while others rely in questionable superstitions to bring them luck. Graham Cliff has gone a different route; he simply plays golf with his dad to bring him good luck.
Cliff, the PGA Head Professional at Colorado Golf Club was teamed up with his dad, Albert, when he fired an impressive eight-under-par 64 to win the Professional competition at the Club at Pradera Pro Am. “I played well in all facets of my game today”, Cliff noted. “I didn’t miss a fairway or a green and had 3 eagle putts.”
Colorado PGA Seniors Even All-Time Series in Colorado Cup
The Golf Club at Bear Dance | July 2, 2014
When looking at the lineup fielded by the Colorado PGA in the Senior Division, it’s hard to keep your jaw from dropping. The team featured 5 players who competed who have played in at least one major or senior major championship. At the end of the day, their playing resume showed after they dominated the senior team representing the Colorado Golf Association.
Colorado PGA Membership Directory Available Online
Each year the Colorado PGA produces a Membership Directory that is available at the Spring Membership Meeting. In an effort to keep you updated in a more timely manner, PGA Members can now access an updated Colorado PGA Membership Directory that is updated on a quarterly basis.
A printed directory will still be available at each Spring Membership Meeting.
To access the Directory, please click here to login to the Member-only side of the website.
PGA National News
Golf Channel Re-Airs of 'The Road to the PGA Championship' Begin July 30
The special chronicles the journey of PGA Professional National Champion Michael Block (above) and four other PGA Professionals who are making their PGA Championship debut, along with PGA teaching professionals who have guided three of the game's current stars.
Defending Champion Jason Dufner, 2014 Major Champions Lead Elite List of Players Committed to 96th PGA Championship
The current field of 120 players who will compete in the 96th PGA Championship, Aug. 7-10 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, include: Rory McIlroy, Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Adam Scott. The final 156-player field will be determined on July 28.
PGA Championship Long Drive Competition Returns to Valhalla
During a practice round on Tuesday, Aug. 5, all players will be offered the opportunity to hit one tee shot from the No. 10 Tee. The ball will have to come to rest in the fairway to be eligible to win the Long Drive Competition.
'PGA Championship Pick The Hole Location Challenge Hosted by Jack Nicklaus Presented by Samsung' Returns with a New Swing at Valhalla's 16th Hole
Fans will be able to vote through Aug. 9 for final-round hole location on the par-4 16th hole. New this year, World Golf Tour will provide an interactive experience, which allows fans to "play" each of the hole locations on PGA.com before entering their selection.
Junior PGA Champions to Earn PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour Exemptions
For the first time, the boys' and girls' division champions in both the 2014 and 2015 Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks will earn an exemption to compete at the 2015 Valero Texas Open and 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, respectively.