Dave Bray

Position: Clubhouse Porch

Email: dbray3751@gmail.com

Start swinging: Our golf season is going quickly

Where did April and May go? It just seems I was getting things cranked up for the golf season, and the first 64 days of bona fide golfing weather has passed us by. Even though we could use some...

DATE: June 4, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Sore, sure, but it’s good to get in the swing of things

Yes, Virginia, I did hit the golf course last Friday, and when I awoke the next day, I asked my wife why I was so sore around the love handles. “Duh,” she said. “What did you do yesterday?” It...

DATE: May 28, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

From Demo Days to tourney play, kick it up – ‘BAM!’

We have a very busy sports calendar coming up in the Four Corners on Memorial Day weekend. While some will be pedaling their expertise, others will be chasing a dimpled ball hoping to capture the...

DATE: May 21, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

It’s fundraising season in the Four Corners

Fundraisers and golf go hand-in-hand, and these days it can be a perfect match. We start with a tradition up the valley at Dalton Ranch Golf Club: the Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence...

DATE: May 14, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

3 local alumni teed it up for a shot at the Open

Right off the top I want to acknowledge the efforts of three area golfers who traveled to Bernalillo, N.M., a few days ago to attempt to qualify for the upcoming U.S. Open through the Sun Country...

DATE: May 7, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Baseball to golf: Wind, wind, please go away

I was traveling back to Durango last Saturday after calling two stellar Bayfield High School baseball games in Monte Vista. As I was rolling through Pagosa Springs, I saw two brave souls battling...

DATE: April 23, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Clubhouse Porch swings into its 32nd season

Welcome, Four Corners golfers, as I begin my 32nd season bringing you news, tournaments and results in the Clubhouse Porch. What a way to begin the season after the dramatic sudden-death victory...

DATE: April 16, 2013 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Lyons doesn’t fall Fladt; two win championships

Championship weekend is in the books for the 2012 Hillcrest Golf Club men’s and women’s club titles, and Gavin Lyons and Aimee Fladt will wear those crowns for the next 365 days. So, without...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2012 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Hillcrest, finally, to pedal a pair of club champions

The Ska Brewing-Hillcrest Club Championships, which were postponed from August because of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, will be played this Saturday and Sunday at the Hillcrest Golf Club. It has...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2012 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Prep golfers prove our future is in good grips

This week I saw the future of golf, and I must say, it’s in good grips. High school golf teams descended on both Hillcrest Golf Club and Dalton Ranch Golf Club for invitational play, and watching...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2012 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

The leaves are changing, so go play golf

Every year at this time, I reveal the revelatory fact that this is the best time of the year to go golfing. School is back in session, the frantic pace of getting a tee time is lessened, and yet...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2012 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Tradin’ spokes for strokes atop Skyridge

It’s time to turn our attention from spokes to strokes and get back to normal in Durango and the Four Corners. We are about to hit the home stretch for golf tournaments as we flip the calendar into...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2012 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

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