RBC ‘Cup’ won by the golfers from Meeker Golf Course

Meeker Men’s Club President Larin Crase, surrounded by most of his teammates, raises the “Cup” over his head in victory, after they defeated Rangely golfers 34-22 in the 12th annual Rio Blanco County Cup. The “Cup” will now be displayed in Meeker’s clubhouse for the next year.

MEEKER I Only once in the 12-year history of playing the Rio Blanco County Cup, has the home golf team given the “Cup” to the visiting team, and this was not the year either.

Meeker Golf Course a busy place, to host RBC Cup this weekend

Meeker’s Erik Brown makes contact out of the sand trap on the No. 9 hole at Meeker Golf Course while playing in the annual two-man best-ball tournament, where he teamed up with Lex Collins. Brown and Collins have partnered for years for this tournament and usually finish in the money—but not this year. Jason Back (pictured to Brown’s right) and his dad, George, shot two-under-par 66’s both days and finished with the best net score in the championship flight. The Meeker Golf Course will host the annual Rio Blanco County Cup this weekend.

MEEKER I White River Electric Association’s annual golf tournament filled the Meeker Golf Course on Friday, followed by the annual two-day, two-man best-ball tournament, and this weekend Meeker will host the annual Rio Blanco County Cup, which is currently on display in Rangely.

Blunt, Shults shine at Ladies’ Deerfly

MEEKER I The annual Ladies’ Deerfly Golf Tournament did not have a large field but the competition was tough, especially in the second flight, where local golfers Hallie Blunt and Sally Lou Shults won the title.

32nd annual WREA Golf Tourney slated for Meeker on June 16-17

MEEKER I The 32nd annual White River Golf Tournament is now signing up players for the two-day event, slated for June 16-17 at Meeker Golf Course.

Ducey and Elam win golf tourney

MEEKER I The field was not but the competition was in the annual two-man scramble golf tournament held at the Meeker Golf Course last week.

New golf course manager in Meeker

Becky Ridings

MEEKER I The new golf course manager, Becky Ridings, keeps it in the family, taking over for her brother Scott Bowman, who managed the course last year.

Golfers able to brave the cold for tourney

Taylor Walters, pictured with her dad Roger and Rick Peterson of Rifle, played in Meeker last Saturday in cold and windy conditions and they were still able to tie Bryce Ducey, Pat Walsh and Todd Gibson for first place in the 27-hole scramble.

MEEKER I It was a cold and windy Saturday in Meeker, but that didn’t keep more than 20 people off of the golf course to play in the first tournament of the season, a three-person, 27-hole scramble.

J.C. Watt wins Meeker Men’s Club golf title for third straight year

Irv Griffin, left, had a good weekend of golf at the Meeker Men’s Club Championship as he captured first place in the second flight, but he also turned in the first sub-par score of his life. J.C. Watt, right, also had another good tournament over the two days of the tournament, having won the championship flight for the third straight year.

MEEKER I “The camaraderie is what made it,” Meeker Men’s Club President Larin Crase said about the reason so many enjoyed men’s club in Meeker this summer. “Everyone showed up and we had a shotgun start each Wednesday, instead of everyone playing at different times during the day,” he said.

Coryell team claims victory at Cowboy Classic golf tourney

The defending champions of the annual Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament all gave credit to the golf cart for their inspiration to defend their title. The champions were Jim Abshire (holding granddaughter Hadley), Matt Dupire, Andy Coryell (holding son Casey) and Eben Abshire (with son Westley).

MEEKER I “We were excited for everybody who came out to support our football team,” Meeker High School head football coach Shane Phelan said after the annual Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament.

Volleyball fundraiser…

Members of the Meeker High School volleyball team held a 2-on-2 grass volleyball tournament on Saturday, then served lunch at Meeker Golf Course for the Meeker Couples Golf Tournament. The girls did both as fundraiser events.

Meeker Golf Course hosts 30 couples; out-of-towners prevail

MEEKER I “It was the biggest couples tournament we have had in five or six years,” Meeker Golf Course manager Scott Bowman said about the annual tournament. “We had a great turnout, especially from out-of-town folks.”

Rangely golfers get even, win RBC Cup back by large margin

After two years of bowing to Meeker golfers, Rangely golfers earned their revenge in a big way, dominating the two-day Rio Blanco Cup Tournament at Cedar Ridges Golf Course in Rangely on Saturday and Sunday. Last year, Meeker just slipped past Rangely for the win, but Rangely dominated them from the beginning this year.

RANGELY I “It was about time we won again,” Robby Elam said after golfers from Rangely, playing on their home course, won the Rio Blanco County Cup back from Meeker, where it has been the past two years.