Castaldo wins Meeker’s Lischke tournament

Bill deVergie could only watch as Bobby Castaldo shot a two-under par 66 on Sunday to win the Lischke tournament by 10 strokes.

MEEKER I “I’m just thankful to be able to play the game,” the ever-optimistic Bobby Castaldo said after winning the championship flight of the annual Lischke Memorial, a two-day, 36-hole, stroke-play golf tournament at the Meeker Golf Course last weekend.

Rio Blanco Cup returns to Meeker in annual tournament

All teasing aside, Rangely brought 30 golfers to Meeker, set up camp on site and everyone enjoyed a great weekend of golf.

RBC I “It was by far the closest cup we’ve had to date,” Robby Elam, captain for the Rangely team said. The “cup” Elam spoke of is the Rio Blanco County Cup, a traveling trophy which is displayed in the clubhouse of the winning team of a match-play formatted tournament played between golfers from Meeker […]

Meeker Golf Course busy, hosts RBC Cup this weekend

The coveted traveling Rio Blanco County Cup, currently on display in Cedar Ridges’ clubhouse in Rangely, will be played for this weekend in Meeker.

RBC I The Meeker Golf Course was the site of two benefit tournaments last weekend and will host players from Rangely’s Cedar Ridges Golf Course this weekend for the eighth annual Rio Blanco County Cup.

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White River Electric hosted its 30th annual golf tournament and fundraiser Friday, June 13 and had 75 players participate. The event was co-sponsored by Mountain Valley Bank and $3,000 was raised as a result of the event.

Brown, Collins win 2-man best ball golf tournament

MEEKER I For the past 21 years, Erik Brown and Lex Collins have teamed up to play in the annual Two-man Best Ball golf tournament at the Meeker Golf Course. Every year they have finished in the money, but they have never had the best gross score in the championship flight, until this year.

Ducey, Elam win 2-man scramble at Meeker Golf Course

Meeker’s Clint Chappell and George Back, above right, won the B-flight in a field of 10 teams. The Ladies Deerfly tournament will be held June 7.

MEEKER I Two scramble golf tournaments were recently held on the Meeker Golf Course: Berry Brothers’ annual company tournament, and the men’s two-man scramble was played the next day, May 18.

Collins, Ducey and Walsh dominate season opener

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Meeker’s Bryce Ducey chips onto the No. 9 green as his teammates, Pat Walsh and Lex Collins, prepare to do the same in the three-person scramble the trio dominated, winning with an 11-under par 57, despite windy conditions.

Lex Collins, Bryce Ducey and Pat Walsh dominated the competition in the first tournament of the golf season on a cold and windy Meeker Golf Course on Saturday to win the three-person scramble by six strokes.

Meeker Golf Course opens under new management

Meeker Golf Course opened for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and Chris Arnold (second from right) is the new director of facilities and operations. He is pictured with his youngest son, Austin, and his wife, Natalia. Arnold’s brother, Dave (right), will run the pro shop, which has undergone changes and features new inventory. Chippers will again operate the bar and grill located in the clubhouse.

MEEKER I The Meeker Golf Course will be under new management this season as long-time golf pro Jim Cook retired at the end of last season. Chris Arnold’s official title is director of facilities and operations and he is excited about the opportunity.

Fartettes play in O.F.I.C.

MEEKER I Thirty golfers over the age of 50 gathered at Meeker Golf Course for the annual Old Farts in Carts tournament on.

Jim, Debbie Cook to retire from Meeker Golf Course

Early golfers worked diligently whenever they could to get the Meeker golf course up and running. Jim Cook (far left) had his earliest professional ties to Meeker Golf Course in 1991, when he began working there.

MEEKER I Meeker Golf Course is absolutely beautiful this year, largely due to the endless time and effort Jim Cook has put in over his near 20-year career. It has been a family effort over the years for Jim, his wife Debbie, and two daughters Jennifer (Steve) Vandyke, and Wendy (Jason) Lay.

Terp, Watt defend golf club championship titles

Meeker’s J.C. Watt isn’t afraid to laugh at himself as he posed underneath a poster of his mug after winning another Men’s Club championship title. Larin Crase is credited with taking the photos of Watt and two of his golfing companions, who refused to have their picture taken under their respective posters.

MEEKER I Champions were crowned Sunday at the Meeker Golf Course after the annual Club Championships were played, and both champions have worn the crown several times before.

Meeker golfers support local programs

MEEKER I Aug. 9 was a great day in Meeker as 44 golfers teed-off to support local heath care. Tournament winners were Todd Gerloff, David Calabrese, Pete Palmgren and Bob Bergman. Toby Smith and Marlin Linder won closest-to-the-pin in contests, Debbie Jordan won ladies’ longest drive and Bryce Ducey won men’s longest drive.