I hope you all learned from last weekend’s PGA Tour stop that you must take very good care of your clubs, especially during tournament play.
Case in point, professional Robert Streb broke his putter and had to resort to using his wedge on the greens to make those pesky putts.
Thanks to great close-up camera work, we all saw how he coaxed the ball to the hole. I wonder if he has practiced this technique under the category of “just in case.” That is why I kept my 2-iron from my old clubs and put it in my new set, just in case.
And, just in case you play the South Forty course in Cortez, congratulations goes out to Jim Young who recorded a hole-in-one on the par-3 sixth hole from 175 yards out June 29th.
This weekend will be busy for Hillcrest and Dalton Ranch:
Hillcrest Golf Club
The Animas Capital Management, LTD-Vineyard Asset Management, LLC “Ryder Cup Format” tournament will be contested July 11-12 at Hillcrest. There are four nine-hole formats for this event: alternate shot, best ball, scramble and team total. There is $500 in added prize purse and a $50 entry fee per person. You can pick your own partner as long as there is no greater than an eight-stroke differential in handicaps. Gross and net scoring in flights for this event.
Then, the most anticipated ladies regional tournament of the year takes place July 14 at Hillcrest with the Tarpley RV of Durango Women’s Chili Pepper Challenge. This event brings together the best lady golfers from all over the Four Corners. There is $1,500 in added prize purse and an entry fee of $70 per person. The tournament has a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Let’s get a head start for the CJ’s Diner/Durango Joe’s Coffee Hillcrest Men’s Senior Open on July 18-19. The minimum age to enter is 50 years old, and there is $500 in added prize purse. Sign-up sheets are available at Hillcrest.
Dalton Ranch Golf Club
Dalton Ranch Golf Club will host it’s annual Member/Member Tournament on July 11-12. Tee times will begin at 8:30 a.m. both days, and the field is limited to 100 players. Dalton Ranch will also be the site for the annual United Way Tournament on July 17th. The event has a shotgun start at 9 a.m. that Friday.
Hear ye, hear ye: The proclamation is out for the annual 3 Queens and a King Tournament at Dalton Ranch on July 15th. There still may be room to gather the foursomes together for this regal event, so call the DRGC Pro Shop at 247-8774 for more info.
July 2, Hillcrest
1. Lily Logan, Levi Tichi, Seth Karr, Gisella Hughes, 36.
2. Luke Tichi, Anothony Flint, Kegan McCadell, Hayden Vickers, 37.
Ladies Day Guess Your Score
July 1, Dalton Ranch
1. Marge Meyer-Nugent, Mary Butler, Debbie Wright, Amy Harlow, Patti Lane
1. Barbara Smith, 67.
2. Sheri Teeter, 68.
3. Marge Meyer-Nugent, 72.
Dave Bray has been covering the local golf scene for 33 years. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org