Dave Bray

Position: Clubhouse Porch

Email: dbray3751@gmail.com

Improved health and a better golf swing

I first want to apologize to all my readers of this column for my absence last week. I had an emergency procedure to remove an obstruction which, thankfully, was caught in time. I want to thank all...

DATE: June 16, 2016 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Farmington’s Roth represents Four Corners in style

I find myself in one of those rare moments in golf when a columnist can write about a local golf professional who distinguished himself among some of the greats in the game. I am talking about...

DATE: June 1, 2016 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Sunscreen a must as golf season hits full swing

School is out, daylight is stretching its limits and tournament action is moving into high gear for the upcoming summer season in Southwest Colorado. It is still a bit cooler in the mornings, so...

DATE: May 25, 2016 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Golf provides opportunities for frustration, glory

Earlier in the week, I was listening to one of the morning anchors of ESPN Radio talking about his golf game. It was not very flattering. No confidence builder for him, and the same goes for my...

DATE: May 18, 2016 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Tournament golf with a purpose is fun and rewarding

Golf tournaments are events that are fun in themselves and a great way to hone your skills in a competitive atmosphere. For that reason alone, tournament participation should motivate you to sign...

DATE: May 11, 2016 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Green is the theme on golf courses around the area

The myth is finally broken as I was going to wash my car and, well, you know the rest. But the best thing of all was I did not have to wash it as the weather saved me from dropping a gazillion...

DATE: May 4, 2016 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Results fly in like the spring wind

The golf season is beginning to crank up and so are those pesky winds. I believe it is the only oddity in your game where you can have your best shot and then see it boomerang into another county! ...

DATE: April 27, 2016 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Wash one away, play again on another day

You know the adage that if you wash your car, it will rain. Well, we have seen that oft times this same thing happens when you move your clubs from the garage to the trunk of your car and head to a...

DATE: April 20, 2016 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

A new year, a new look for golfers in La Plata County

Winds, aces, croquet, implosions and even a new car made for a dramatic week at the 2016 Masters. Perhaps A-Gust-Ta wind could not even help the defending champion overcome the dramatic scene of...

DATE: April 13, 2016 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Changes all around us, as the golf season winds to conclusion

Course makeovers, fewer daylight hours, changing colors, dropping temperatures and the last attempts at getting those bugs worked out of your game dot the landscape, as fall has arrived in...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Taking aim at curing cancer

We are so fortunate to have a cancer services center right here in La Plata County at Mercy Regional Medical Center. I know how cancer changed my young life when my mother succumbed to it when she...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Upgrades under way at ol’ beloved Hillcrest

The wheels started turning full blast this week at the Hillcrest Golf Course, as the long-awaited renovation of this mesa-top layout began. Preliminary prep work began a month ago and, according to...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2015 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

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