So just when did I miss the spring of 2009? I was having such a great time predicting when the next snowfall would be, then, bam, spring was sucked through a straw and summer hit us right in the face earlier this week when temperatures rose to near 90 degrees. I thought we might get some of those drippy clouds to drop one or two moisture morsels.Speaking of water, I have found out, in the last few days, my consumption of water has jumped, and this is a clear sign to all golfers to make sure you are hydrated when traveling from here to there under the hot sun.
If Rodney Dangerfield can fit a keg in his golf bag, then you should have room for a small insulated bag with a couple of tall waters tucked inside.
Be smart. Be ready.
We had two events on May 15: the Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence Scramble at Dalton Ranch Golf Club and the Basin Engineering Black Tee Only Tournament at Hillcrest Golf Club.
Joe Leder, Rogers Hayes, Brad Caskey and Steve Carlton took top honors at the DFEE. Henry Phillips, Jim Williams, Joel Devin and Dale Kneller finished runners-up. Allen Fransen, Rob Kirks, Nate Funmaker and Pete Lloyd rounded out the place winners in third.
Devin Schreiner took a First Flight first at 72, while his former Durango High School teammate Keenan Holt, Greg Walsh and Jim Sher tied for second place with scores of 73.
Chris Engle was tops in the Second Flight with a 78, while Bill Burns was second at 82. Don Cumm took third with an 83 and Craig Smith fourth with an 84.
Steve McCormack was first in the Third Flight with an 85, while Jo Warfield carded an 86 for second. Olin Littleman was third at 87 and Ray Sigwart fourth at 88.
John Ball patrolled the top spot in the Fourth Flight with an 84, while Jim Howell came in second at 92. Don Cross and Gary Meredith tied for third with scores of 96.
Junior golfers, take note: The Hillcrest Junior Golf Camp will run from Tuesday through Friday. Get all the details by calling the HGC Pro Shop at 247-1499.
Also, all junior golfers 18 years and under can participate in the Big I Junior Classic at the Black Canyon Golf Course in Montrose on June 18. Top finishers will advance to the state finals in Greeley on July 9-10.
For information on the qualifying tournament, log on to iiajccolorado.com or call 249-2222.
The 41st annual Trusted Choice National Championship Finals will be contested in Ardmore, Okla., in late July.
The Mizuno Golf Demo Days will be Friday and Saturday at Hillcrest. Friday's times are from 2 to 6 p.m., then from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The Morehart-Murphy Auto Center Youth Baseball Golf Tournament will be held Sunday and Monday at Hillcrest. This is a Colorado Golf Association Points event and also the third event in the 10-tournament Shootout event this fall.
There is $500 in added purse money and an entry fee of $50 per person. The format is 36 holes of individual stroke play, 100 percent handicaps and flighted. Proceeds will go to Youth Baseball of La Plata County.
The entry deadline is Friday.
The Spring Four-Ball will be held Saturday and Sunday at Dalton Ranch. The field is limited to 48 players with tee times beginning at 9 a.m. both days. Call the pro shop at 247-8774 for sign-up information.