Before I get down to talking about results, preparations, upcoming events and the like, I want to talk about kindness.
You might say in a roundabout way, this has something to do with golf.
A few nights ago, I had a brief chat with a gentleman I had not seen come by my place of business for a few months. It must have been our timetables just had not crossed because he is a busy person, wearing many hats.
He has always been the first to greet, thank, appreciate and, most of all, listen - which is very important in his line of business. He always has had my back, and that means a great deal to me.
So, in turn, I sat back and contemplated what he said to me the other night - brief, but meaningful. So I want to thank R.B. and appreciate his kind words of encouragement, because I am listening.
Dalton Ranch Golf Club hosted the annual Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence Tournament on Friday, and the team of Jim Morehart, Kermitt Barrett, Paul Canatsey and David West captured first place.
Bob Hill, Doug Sitter, Eric Bikis and Chuck Kuehn came in second overall.
Bob Marlof, Dave Franklin, Allen Fransen and Rob Kirks finished third.
Thanks to all who participated in this event to better our local educational base.
I wanted to put in another plug for the June Coca-Cola Navajo Trail Open golf tournament at Hillcrest Golf Club. There are still slots available for amateurs and professionals.
If you receive this column at your doorstep or on your laptop, you can get in on one of the oldest regional golf events in the state by calling 247-1499.
The Morehart-Murphy Auto Center Youth Baseball Golf Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday at Hillcrest. This Colorado Golf Association points event has an entry fee of $50 per person and $500 in added prize purse. The 36-hole individual stroke-play event features 100-percent handicaps. Proceeds will benefit Youth Baseball of La Plata County.
Tee times begin at 8 a.m. both days, and prizes will be awarded on both the gross and net sides of each flight. To enter, call Hillcrest (247-1499) no later than Thursday.
Dalton Ranch Golf Club will host the Spring Four Ball - the third major event on the 2010 calendar - Saturday and Sunday. The field is limited to the first 80 players. Tee times begin at 9 a.m. both days.
To enter, call Fal or Pier at 247-8774. I will have results of both area events for you next week.
The Hillcrest Women's Golf Association Tuesday Ladies Day event May 11 was an Odd Holes Tournament.
First Flight low gross honors went to Pam Leisle, with Ann Emigh second. Eve Rupinski tied Karen Spickard for low net honors in the same flight.
There was a three-way tie for low gross in the Second Flight as Cindy Cuthbert, Judy Berkholz and Sharon White shared top honors. Betty Kilpatrick was low net, while Charlotte Fischer was second net.
Mary Ruth Bowman was low gross winner in the Nine-Hole First Flight, while Donna Aubrey and Diane Kowalsky tied for low net.
Diane Skinner captured low gross in the Second Flight, while Lynn Tingley was low net. Arlene Millich came in second net.
Closest to the pin went to Deb Marquart and Joyce Capp.