You can blame me, I had to open my big mouth and talk about the wind last week.
It's not like I washed my car, which I did not, but here came the rain which washed out the 6th annual Golfing for Kids with Disabilities Scramble at Hillcrest last Saturday. Don't get me wrong, the rain was a much-needed spring thing. The results of which made the cherry blossoms emerge on the tree in my front yard.
Dare I say, let's not get a freeze; I want pie in July.
We needed some kind of miracle to wash away the dingy brown layer covering the north-facing patches of snow just west of Hesperus. But, rest assured, Community Connections will reschedule their event, which benefits local families who have children with developmental disabilities, for Sept. 26.
In the meantime, the silent auction item, which is available for bidding at the Hillcrest Golf Club clubhouse, is a luxury golf vacation at the Glacier Club: three days, two nights at a club cottage with four rounds of golf. All proceeds go to the Kids with Disabilities program. So mark your calendar for Sept. 26 for some great end-of-season action and great prizes to boot.
Guess how many golf courses we have in Colorado? If you guessed around 253, then you blew me right out of the water.
I picked up the 2009 edition of the Colorado Avid Golfer guide - this is the slickest pocket reference guide I have seen in years. If you want to drool over some of the finest designs in course layout, I believe, in the whole U.S., then feast your eyes on some of the feature holes pictured throughout these 105 pages. If you ever wanted to plan a two week golf excursion around the state with three of your best friends, here is where you start dreaming. Ask your local pro shop if they have copies of the 2009 edition of Colorado Avid Golfer.
The Olde Tymers Café-Two Person Scramble will be played Saturday and Sunday at Hillcrest. There is $500 in added purse money and an entry fee of $50 per person. You can choose your own partner, provided the maximum spread between the partner's handicaps is eight - the Championship Flight is the exception. Tee times begin at 8 a.m. both days, and gross and net prizes will be awarded. Entry deadline is tomorrow, so call Hillcrest at 247-1499 to make sure you and your chosen partner are signed up and ready to hit the competitive links.
The Coors Lite Black Tee Only tournament will make its debut May 16 at Hillcrest. This event, which is open to the public, has an entry fee of $35 per person, $200 in purse money, and all players will play from the - you guessed it - black tees. This is a scratch tournament, no handicaps, and it will be flighted with tee times at 1:30 p.m. on the day of the tournament.
Dalton Ranch Golf Club's next major event will be May 23-24 with the Spring Four Ball. The field will be limited to the first 80 players signed up, and tee times will begin at 9 a.m. both days. Check with Fal and Pier at the DRGC Pro Shop for sign-up info at 247-8774.
Make a note: Mark June 11 on your golf calendar as the Bridgestone Golf Ball Fitting will be held on the Dalton Ranch Golf Club Range. The session will run from noon to 6 p.m. that day.
In the meantime, no excuses, take advantage of the driving range to hone your skills, pick up some tips from your fellow golfers, or, better yet, schedule a lesson with your local PGA professional. You want to get better at your game, here is your chance.