Dave Bray
Dave Bray

Position: Clubhouse Porch

Email: dbray3751@gmail.com

Clubhouse Porch columnist

About: Dave Bray is a member of the Fort Lewis College athletic department's Hall of Fame as a broadcaster.

Farewell for 2010, we’ll go golfing again next season

It has been a great season for golf in the Four Corners, and there still are plenty of good days ahead to hit the links before the white stuff tucks our courses to bed for another season. I will...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2010 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Early mornings, late evenings = fine golf aplenty

The early mornings and late evenings are getting a bit cooler, and that can mean only one thing: There still are some fine days left to get in some great golf and enjoy the upcoming change of...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Glacier Club to host 30th Randango Classic

Since several of the mainstay golf tournaments – normally contested in September – had their day under the August sun, the door was left open for several charitable events for the ninth month of...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Ska brews up two club champs at Hillcrest

Brewed by Ska, Hillcrest Golf Club crowned its men’s and women’s club champions last weekend. Aimee Fladt is the 2010 women’s club champion after she shot a two-day, 36-hole score of 173 in the Ska...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

My apologies: Congratulations to Mr. Lynch

I begin this week’s column with a sincere apology for inadvertently moving the e-mail of the 2010 Dalton Ranch Golf Club Junior Club Championship results to another file. Let’s get this right by...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Rules are rules, but sometimes they’re ridiculous

I understand the point that rules are rules, and if they are broken, penalties occur. Dustin Johnson’s oh-no (as one television commentator so aptly described) as he grounded his club head in such...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Dalton Ranch crown gross, net champions

The ladies and juniors took center stage on the links this last week at our area courses, and we’ll begin with the Dalton Ranch Golf Club Ladies Club Championship on Saturday and Sunday. DRGC...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

The good, bad and no-goes from last week

This is my catch-up week for activities which were, and were not, played in the last two weeks, so here we go.First, the Golfing for Kids with Disabilities Tournament, which was scheduled for May 1...

DATE: May 12, 2010 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

McIlroy, 20, over Mayfair ... just ain't fair

Let me get this right: Divide 20 (the number of years Rory McIlroy has been on this Earth) by $1.152 million (thepayday for first place at Quail Hollow) and you get $57,600 for an annual salary...

DATE: May 5, 2010 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Brayometer predicts golf, or is that rain?

When it comes to predicting the weather, leave me out of it.  With insta-weather forecasts literally at your fingertips, it is not hard to say what will happen a few days from now,or even as you...

DATE: April 28, 2010 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Brennan, Engle win openin' Hopin' tourney

Friday's overnight rains did not dampen the spirits of the golf faithful who traversed the Dalton Ranch Golf Club'sfirst official tournament of the season - the Hopin' We're Open event...

DATE: April 21, 2010 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

This season's 'Porch' ends with No. 700

It was a busy weekend for golf, and I'll get right to it with the 11th annual Four Corners Stroke Play Championship at the Dalton Ranch Golf Club.After a birdie on the second hole of sudden death,...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

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Golfing for Kids rescheduled

We have had bookend weather patterns this season, which created postponements for some of the earlier scheduled golf tournaments.The Golfing for Kids with Disabilities tournament was postponed and...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

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Season enters 'round the corner' stretch

I call it 'round the corner' time for the golfing season, as we head into the home stretch for tournaments and now can feel the cooling breezes of early morning and late-day sunsets.We also can add...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Motivation, determination help golf game

Motivation and determination are powerful words and, when put into practice, can lift the average player to even greater accomplishments.This is true in any sport, even golf.You can add focus and...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Before we all winterize, play more golf

I don't know about you, but I am not ready for the fall season yet.One of the branches on my maple tree is starting to change color, and some of the scrub oak near the Escalante Wayside already is...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Seniors collect rightful honors at Hillcrest

I first want to begin this week's article will an addition to results which were inadvertently omitted from my results folder from Hillcrest Golf Club.I received numerous e-mails, rightfully so,...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Civiletto, Lyon win boys, girls club crowns

It was another week of crowning club champions at our area courses.Dalton Ranch Golf Club had its Junior Club Championship last week, and Cody Civiletto took the boys club title, while Haleigh Lyon...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Local numbers reaching 75K ... and counting

There are days when I love numbers.Not the numbers that balance your checkbook, not the number of miles you have left in your gas tank before a fill up is imminent, not even the number of pennies...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Women heat up Durango's Chili Pepper

The women took center stage last week at the Tarpley RV of Durango Chili Pepper Challenge, and a rare tie topped the overall title winners in the Championship Flight.Shelley Earl and Aimee Fladt...

DATE: July 29, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Thanks for the Turnberry ride, Tom Watson

All I can say is, it's a shame.Golf pros over the years have told me that golf is a game for all ages, and it nearly came to pass in the British Open when Tom Watson kept many golfers glued to...

DATE: July 22, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

HGC displays up-and-comers in Adult-Junior

Stay with me on this one, because I know I'm not alone, and, by all means, do not do this at home.Now that I have all the disclaimers out of the way, I finally found one thing in life that is more...

DATE: July 8, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Dalton Ranch hosts Choker, Columbine golf

It was a strong week of tournament play on two of our area courses as we move into the busy summer months of July and August.I have results of three events, a plethora of golf clinics and Juniors...

DATE: July 1, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Luke, Lucas made history last weekend

It will not be hard to remember the 2009 Open season at both Bethpage and Hillcrest, as a Lucas and a Luke made history in each event.  Congratulations to both Lucas Glover and our own Luke Tanner...

DATE: June 24, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Sponsors blaze Navajo Trail golf at HGC

Call out the SUVs, because B.J.Thomas would be proud as raindrops kept falling on their heads during the Navajo Trail Open Sponsors Tournament at the Hillcrest Golf Club last Saturday.In fact,...

DATE: June 17, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Couples delight golfing Hillcrest at twilight

I thought I would begin this week's column by taking a slice of knowledge from a fascinating book by author Tom Parker titled Rules of Thumb: A Life Manual: Brilliant Guestimates, Shortcuts and a...

DATE: June 10, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Nothingness soon to feature Navajo Open

Did you ever have one of those weeks when nothing happened? Well, I just experienced this for the first time in the 28 years I have been penning this column.I went trolling for some old news that...

DATE: June 4, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

That was fast: Spring sprung into summer

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...

DATE: May 21, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Superhighway bridges results from me to you

Don't you just love the information super highway - no, not the bridge to nowhere - the Internet.If you gotta have it yesterday, most likely it is there.I cannot blame my Internet Service Provider,...

DATE: May 13, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Wind blows Golfing for Kids to Sept. 26

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...

DATE: May 6, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Fierce winds challenge will of local golfers

Under lost and found we find: one complete set of new golf clubs, used only once, unfortunately not secured by a pull cart, last seen hurtling through the jet stream toward Elephant Butte, N.M.This...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch