Dave Bray

Position: Clubhouse Porch

Email: dbray3751@gmail.com

The Clubhouse Porch

Who says there aren’t any perks in a golf tournament? Not Ska. Just ask those golfers who braved the two days of golf in last weekend’s Ska Brewing Hillcrest Club Championships. The perk ... a free...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

High school boys tee off for the 2013 fall season

I looked up at my office calendar and realized fall high school sports practices have been underway for eight days. Many of these high school golf teams will be heading into competition well...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Clubhouse Porch

First, it was the person with the colored wig and hand-held poster in the gallery. That anyway appears to have disappeared. Now it is time for the PGA to put a stop to the obnoxious shouting of...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

From the juniors to the seniors, golf is alive and well

I was in Cortez on Monday to play a round of golf with my brother-in-law and could not help but be encouraged by the number of junior golfers on the driving range at Conquistador Golf Course. It...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

The Clubhouse Porch

Years ago, in this column, I was asked to glean some practical knowledge of the game of golf from our local club professionals and put those thoughts down in the Clubhouse Porch. It was an...

DATE: July 29, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

From humble origins, Randango Classic turns 32

The 32nd Randango Golf Classic, to benefit the Bryan Merry Memorial Scholarship Fund, will be held Saturday at Hillcrest Golf Club. This event had humble beginnings in the parking lot of the old...

DATE: July 22, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Clubhouse Porch

I have one quick thought before I delve into upcoming events and tournament results: It was sure nice to see Phil Mickelson and 19-year old Jordan Spieth win tournaments on either side of the pond...

DATE: July 16, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

The Clubhouse Porch

First off, I want to thank everyone – and I mean just about everyone – who came up to me, emailed me, called me and text messaged me about last week’s headline on the Clubhouse Porch. Reaction...

DATE: July 9, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

I hate goodbyes, but after 28 years, I have to do this

It is hard to break a habit or say goodbye to old friends, but this is just what I am doing this week. No, I am not talking about living and breathing creatures. After 28 years – shame on me – I...

DATE: July 3, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Get the golf juices flowing with the annual Choker

Before I dive into the results of two major tournaments from last week, I must bring to the forefront a popular tournament mainstay called The Choker, which will be played on Saturday at the Dalton...

DATE: June 24, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Navajo Trail Open goes as expected: Tight and great

Another great finish to the Navajo Trail Open, and would you have expected differently? It always seems to come down to the final hole – as nothing is in the bag, or the cup, so to speak. Congrats...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Navajo Trail Open will turn 51 at Hillcrest Golf Club

It’s official: The 2013 edition of the Coca-Cola of Durango Navajo Trail Open moves into the second half century this weekend. The 51st annual event at Hillcrest Golf Club is the crown jewel of...

DATE: June 11, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

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