I wanted to chime in on the upcoming Olympics in Rio this August. Ever since I was a kid, I have looked forward to watching our country compete on the world stage. At first I was rooting for the U.S. to garner the most medals, but, as time went by, I focused more on the individual accomplishments of these athletes and the sacrifices they make to represent their country.
The ongoing revelations of polluted waterways and the utter disregard for cleaning up those cesspools is beyond me. Sometimes bidding countries bite off more than they can chew and find out – way too late – the money is just not there. I heard a proposal Wednesday that the International Olympic Committee should consider in these global economic times. Move the Olympics to semi-permanent sites in the future with venues already in place and just a few facelifts to make them shine. Let’s just hope our international golfers stay clear of the water hazards!
Dalton Ranch Golf ClubThe Three Queens and a Honey Tournament will be held July 13th at Dalton Ranch. This is just one of the fun events of the season, and organizers want to get a firm grip on the number of teams competing. So, if you want to get in on the action, give the DRGC Pro Shop a call at 247-8774 to get on board.
Dalton Ranch will host it’s annual Member/Member Tournament July 16-17. Sign up at the DRGC Pro Shop.
The Dalton Ranch Ladies Clinic “Sangria and Short Game” has been rescheduled for 4-5 p.m. July 12th. Check with the pro shop for sign up.
Hillcrest Golf ClubMark July 16-17 on your calendar if you are a senior golfer 50-or-older as the CJ’s Diner/Durango Joe’s Coffee Men’s Senior Open will be contested at Hillcrest. This stroke-play event will feature full handicaps and is flighted accordingly. The entry fee is $50 per person with gross and net prizes awarded.
Down the road is the most prestigious regional event of the ladies golf season as the annual Tarpley RV of Durango Women’s Chili Pepper Challenge will return July 19th to Hillcrest. Check with the pro shop at 247-1499 to get you and your partner signed up.
Animas Capital Management Ryder Cup Format Tournament
July 2-3, Hillcrest
1. John Perrine, Brett Wolf, 167.2. Mark and Morgan Miller, 183.Low Net
1. Stephen and Steve Howard, 156.2. Kevin Devine, Brett Jameson, 163.Second Flight
1. Mary Kay Aigner, Jim Howell, 222.2. David and George Gore, 218.Low Net
1. Lynne Andrew and Michele Peterson, 170.2. Art and Dennis Gallegos, 173.Ladies Day Event- Medal Play
June 28, Hillcrest
1. Jessica Thulson, 81.Low Net
1. Daphne D’Agostino, 66.Second Flight
1. Jan Smith, 95.Low Net
1. Sue Pierce, 68.Third Flight
1. Kitsy Williams, 97.Low Net
1. Macky Headrick, 66.9-Hole Event
1. Val Munro, 48.Low Net
1. Sandy Hartness, 39.Dave Bray has covered the local golf scene for 35 years. He can be reached at email@example.com.