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State of golf in the rough, near and far

State of golf in the rough, near and far

Jack Nicklaus once said, “Golf is not, and never has been, a fair game.” Those who have owned or operated a golf course know this better than anyone.  The northern portions of El Paso County have seen the comings and goings of several courses over a relatively short period of time. Monument Hill Country Club… Continue Reading State of golf in the rough, near and far

More than $50,000 in grants are available for the Spirit of the Springs program and the city is seeking applications to fund requests. Applications for the money – which was raised during the first Mayor’s Cup golf tournament – can be found at www.bachsoffice.com. Deadline is June 29, 2012. Funding decisions will be announced in… Continue Reading Spirit of the Springs offers first round of grants

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Golfers are scrambling this week to get a membership at the exclusive Garden of the Gods Club before the rates increase by a couple thousand dollars. For the first time in several years, the Garden of the Gods Club is raising its membership fees, going from a $12,500 initiation membership fee to $15,000. Monthly dues… Continue Reading Garden of the Gods Club will raise membership fees May 1

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Four golfers who participate in the May 17 Mayor’s Cup golf fundraiser will have a shot at winning $1 million if they can make a hole in one. At the golf fundraising event, held at The Broadmoor,  Mayor Steve Bach will sign four golf balls and place them into golfer sleeves. Golfers who find one… Continue Reading Mayor’s Cup golfers will get chance to win a million bucks

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With the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open less than three months away, tournament Executive Director Doug Habgood is beginning to think he’s got a record-breaker in the making. “The 2005 U.S. Women’s Open in Denver set the (women’s attendance) record with 131,000,” Habgood said. “I think it’s about time for a new record.” Scheduled for July… Continue Reading Anticipation builds as U.S. Women’s Open approaches

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Graduating golf majors face rough job market

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Whittney Coon first ventured onto the Lusk, Wyo., Niobrara Country Club golf course at the age of 2. It was where locals like her parents and oil-and-gas industry executives met and played. Coon was soon hooked and began playing alongside other members. By her sophomore year in high school, she had landed a summer job… Continue Reading Graduating golf majors face rough job market

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Some real estate transactions defy otherwise cloudy economic forecasts. Take golf courses for example. This week, Escalante Golf, the general partner and ownership group for the Pine Creek Golf Club and other “boutique” golf clubs throughout the country, announced that it has acquired the Country Club of the North in Dayton, Ohio, from Oak Tree… Continue Reading Springs-based Escalante Golf adds to boutique portfolio

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BERLIN – International Olympic leaders have selected golf and rugby for proposed inclusion in the 2016 Summer Games, rejecting bids from baseball, softball and three other sports.The International Olympic Committee executive board narrowed the field to two sports Thursday from a list of seven, which also included squash, karate and roller sports. The board will… Continue Reading IOC backs golf, rugby for proposed Olympic inclusion

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Tickets for the 71st Senior PGA Championship, scheduled for May 25-30 2010 at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, go on sale today. Daily and weekly ticket packages can be purchased by visiting www.PGA.com, calling the PGA Ticketing Center at (800) PGA-GOLF (742-4653), or through TicketsWest outlets located at 115 King Soopers grocers in the Rocky Mountain… Continue Reading Senior PGA Championship tickets on sale today

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There’s a green light at the end of the recession tunnel – at least if you happen to be involved with a business that caters to diehard weekend warriors in search of greens. Golf Datatech LLC says that 63 percent of serious golfers who read weekly golf publications plan to spend as much or more… Continue Reading Avid golfers still willing to dole out the greenbacks

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