Dave Bray

Position: Clubhouse Porch

Email: dbray3751@gmail.com

South Forty offers new test for area golfers

Believe it or not, I had the opportunity recently to do something I have not done in a long time. I had the chance to explore a new golf course (at least new to me).If you know my schedule, and...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Pro golfers mow down John Deere

So how tough was this course anyway? I thought the PGA Tour was trying to make course conditions more difficult for top professionals. When Paul Goydos comes out of the shoot in the first round...

DATE: July 14, 2010 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Intrepid golfers forced to battle oppressive heat

All I have heard, the last couple of days, has been the dangerous heat wave that is hitting the major cities on theEast Coast. Having grown up in that neck of the Northeast, I know how the...

DATE: July 7, 2010 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Tanner tees off for the moolah in 49th tourney

Just the other day I was talking with a long-time area resident about the upcoming Navajo Trail Open, which beginsThursday and runs through Sunday at the Hillcrest Golf Club. He asked me when the...

DATE: June 16, 2010 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Memory Lane, then on to the NTO at HGC

One important aspect of being, and having been, in the media business (ie: radio and newspaper) for so many years isthe ability to reflect on milestones and memories. Two days ago, as I was busily...

DATE: June 9, 2010 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Young to old, here's to seniors and their plaid

Last week, I trumpeted the arrival of the youth movement on the PGA Tour, and rightfully so. Then I felt a twinge of excitement - aka a familiar name on the leaderboard two weeks in a row - as I...

DATE: June 2, 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

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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