Dave Bray

Position: Clubhouse Porch

Email: dbray3751@gmail.com

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 | COLUMN: 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 | COLUMN: 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 | COLUMN: 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 | COLUMN: 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 | COLUMN: 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 | COLUMN: 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 | COLUMN: 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 | COLUMN: 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 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Olympics lacks the appeal of Ryder Cup

I wanted to chime in on the upcoming Olympics in Rio this August. Ever since I was a kid, I have looked forward to watching our country compete on the world stage. At first I was rooting for the...

DATE: July 6, 2016 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Race to sign up for fun Ryder Cup format

For most golfers, the words Ryder Cup are synonymous with a higher level of competition and just plain fun. That being said, the Animas Capital Management, Ltd. “Ryder Cup Format” tournament will...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Congratulations to an Open winner at home and at Oakmont

Congratulations to the 2016 Navajo Trail Open-First National Bank professional winner Wil Collins of Albuquerque, who held off a rally right down to the final hole to win the 55th annual event at...

DATE: June 22, 2016 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

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