Dave Bray

Position: Clubhouse Porch

Email: dbray3751@gmail.com

Farewell to The King, and this year’s Clubhouse Porch

I remember as a young boy practicing my golf swing in my grandmother’s backyard using a Wiffle golf ball so not to sail one over the tall trees and into our neighbor’s corn field. I pretended to be...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Clubhouse Porch

Happy Trail to Surprise brings green pastures

This reporter took advantage of some down time and ventured south to Surprise, Arizona, last week. The last time I made a trip into the valley of the sun was nearly 28 years ago. My tattered Rand...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Clubhouse Porch

High praise for local courses as season winds down

Every once in awhile, I get in the car and take a drive and check out the conditions of our area courses. A quick glancing snapshot of some of the holes is all I need to assess the health of the...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Clubhouse Porch

Green grass a good sign for deer and golf alike

I do not know who is enjoying the greener grass this summer, the deer or the golfers. Both have a stake, as the deer are filling up for the winter ahead, while golfers are getting in the last hopes...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Clubhouse Porch

September signals final push for tournament play

It is September, and we are rounding the final turn toward the finish line on a successful 2016 tournament season. There are still a good number of events waiting for your participation. Hillcrest...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Clubhouse Porch

Club championships usher in the chill of fall golf season

Before we close the books on the 2016 Summer Olympics, one local golf enthusiast said I should also recap the women’s golf results from Rio de Janeiro, and I concur. The women had a chance to see...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Clubhouse Porch

An Olympic champion abroad, club champs at home

It took just 40,880 days to bring the sport of golf back to the Olympics, and think what we have missed from the first encounter back in 1904. Gone are wooden shafts, coats and ties, tin cups...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Clubhouse Porch

Furyk’s 58 a great segue into Olympics

What’s the big deal about a score of 58? I have recorded a 58 in golf many times – on the front nine! Oh, Jim Furyk shot a 58 for 18 holes at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Clubhouse Porch

Majors are done; tournament play still heating up

This Jimmy Walker was DYN-O-MITE in winning the 98th PGA Championship last weekend in the saturated grounds of Baltusrol. A little bit of luck never hurt anyone – like a sand trap birdie followed...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Clubhouse Porch

Tichi children drive, chip and putt way to regionals

I love good news, and Durango has a pair of siblings who will be taking their skills to the next level. Levi and Lilly Tichi both qualified in the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship competition...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Clubhouse Porch

An Open Championship to be remembered

When was the last time you woke up early on a summer Sunday? Oh, you say it was this past Sunday. Smart choice, wasn’t it? If you got up and tuned into the British Open, you witnessed perhaps the...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Clubhouse Porch

McIlroy goes too far; youth show promise

Earlier this week, I sat back in my chair so far that I almost fell over backwards after the comments I heard from Rory McIlroy about his decision not to compete in the Olympics and the twisted...

DATE: July 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Clubhouse Porch

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