Dave Bray

Position: Clubhouse Porch

Email: dbray3751@gmail.com

Tis’ the season of change, but golf remains

You know you have too much on your plate when you cannot find the silverware! This past two weeks have been a whirlwind of change for this reporter. I retired after 17 years from one job and...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Birdies the only prize for our local club pros

Forget the selfies, they are passé, so keep your eye on the birdie. Or should I say birdies, as the fourth annual Birdie Fest, to benefit Adaptive Sports Association, will be held on the Glacier...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Local Club Championships dot horizon

It was a welcome sight to see the sprinklers back on at our lower elevation area courses this week after the restrictions were lifted on the river. The recent event, which shut down the river,...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2015 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Championships looming on the horizon

Bragging rights continue on our area courses as the Dalton Ranch Men’s Club Championship will be held August 15-16. The field is limited to the first 80 players, and tee times will begin at 8:30...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2015 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Even in golf, there’s still an app for that, whatever that is

Have you ever noticed how many self-help golf apps are available to download on your smart phone these days? There is the square-to-square, or as I call it nerd-to-nerd, which comes with a handy...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

July’s end doesn’t mean tournaments do

As we are about to leave the month of July behind us, tournament play does not take a back seat now that August is on our doorstep. There are several upcoming events, including respective club...

DATE: July 29, 2015 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

A solo jaunt to Hunters Run sharpens irons

Last week I was flying solo as my wife was out of town, so I decided to head over to Hunters Run in Oxford to play a round of golf. I am remiss in telling you it has been over a decade since I...

DATE: July 22, 2015 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Bringing the focus back toward the local courses

While most of the world’s attention is focused on what is happening at the Old Course across the pond, locally our attention is on upcoming tournaments and tournament postings. The CJ’s...

DATE: July 15, 2015 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

‘Just-in-case’ moment one bad break away

I hope you all learned from last weekend’s PGA Tour stop that you must take very good care of your clubs, especially during tournament play. Case in point, professional Robert Streb broke his...

DATE: July 8, 2015 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Long putts part of taking care of business

I finally had a chance to get away earlier this week and get in a round of golf with my brother-in-law, and who says there is not a golf guru looking over you? You should have seen the long putt I...

DATE: July 1, 2015 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Give me the Navajo Trail over the U.S. Open

I was all set to add my thoughts about the recent U.S. Open in Washington State, but it was more dramatic and entertaining on the home front at last week’s First National Bank/ Navajo Trail Open....

DATE: June 24, 2015 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Golf scribe ready for Navajo Trail Open

The 54th annual Navajo Trail Open, with title sponsor the First National Bank of Durango, officially is underway with the Pro-Am on June 18th and the 54-hole Open to follow June 19-21. I have been...

DATE: June 17, 2015 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

click here to add your event
Area Events