Colorado PGA to Host First YMCA Summer Camp in Aurora
July 15-19, 2013
The Colorado PGA has partnered with the Denver YMCA to host the first PGA/YMCA Summer Camp this summer in Aurora, Colorado. The five day camp will be hosted at Wheatlands Park and Murphy Creek Golf Course.
Kids will learn full swing fundamentals, putting, chipping, bunker play, rules, etiquette and safety. Campers will utilize specially designed golf equipment (SNAG and BirdieBall) on Monday. Tuesday-Friday campers will use their new golf clubs at the driving range and on the golf course.
Bolles, Perry, and Collins Take Pro-Pro-Pro Title in Strong Showing
Highlands Ranch Golf Club | Tuesday May 14, 2013
Posting three pars during a round of golf is more often than not an indication of bad round. In the case of the Kevin Bolles, Nick Perry, and Larry Collins, posting three pars on their round was the complete opposite. The trio posted an impressive seventeen-under-par 55 to take home the 2013 Pro-Pro-Pro Championship.
Bolles, the PGA Director of Golf at Boulder Country Club, partnered with Perry, a PGA Assistant Professional at Omni-Interlocken Resort and Collins, the PGA Director of Golf at Omni-Interlocken Golf Club in recording thirteen birdies and two eagles on their way to the title. While impressive, their round could have been better. Playing the downhill, par-3 fourth hole, Bolles left his tee shot less than ¼ inch on the top side of the hole.
Barry Milstead, PGA Head Professional at Valley Country Club survived a sudden death playoff on Monday to advance to Sectional Qualifying for the 2013 U.S. Open. Playing in the local qualifier at The Heritage at Westmoor, Milstead posted an even-par 72 to finish in four way tie for fourth place. Milstead was able prevail in the playoff as a birdie on the first hole was enough to move him on.
Named 2012 PGA of America Private Merchandiser of the Year
George Kahrhoff, PGA head professional at The Country Club at Castle Pines in Castle Rock, Colo., didn’t start out as the picture of decorum at the golf course. As a teenager, while working in the bag room at Riverside Country Club in Grand Island, Neb., he attempted to jump over a bunker and was promptly fired by PGA Head Professional Jack Hoskins. “It was typical crazy kid stuff, and I always tell my assistants, ‘There’s nothing you can do that I won’t know because I was once there myself,’” quipped Kahrhoff, the 2012PGA Merchandiser of the Year for private facilities. “Most importantly, this is where I first learned about service, how important it is to carry a member’s bags to the car and keep the bag room clean.”
Alan Abrams 2012 Golf Professional Of The Year
Colorado PGA Award Winners Honored Nov 2 at Colorado Golf Club.
2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson tells us why he's a proponent of Tee It Forward and 18-time Major Champion Jack Nicklaus says that Tee It Forward is a great way to play faster, score better and have more fun. Watch their video messages now.
Ticket Process Launched for the 2014 Ryder Cup
Practice Day tickets to the 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Monday, June 10, 2013. For tickets to the competition days, fans must complete a two-stage process that includes registering a photograph, prior to applying for tickets when the application process opens on June 10.
A Rookie No More
Defending PGA Professional National Champion Matt Dobyns had a first-hand look at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort during Media Day. The PGA head professional at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, N.Y., will lead a 312-player field, June 23-26, in the showcase event for PGA Professionals.