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Meeker golf pro Jim Cook gives golf lessons to local children as part of an ERBM Recreation and Parks program.

Local golfers fare well in tourney

MEEKER I The tournament is set early in the season, but with the largest purse of the year, the Marvine Ranch two-man, best-ball tournament draws the largest and most competitive field. Eighty golfers were divided by handicap into four flights and although many in the field were from other courses, local golfers were represented well, […]

WREA hosts 29th annual golf tournament

MEEKER I For the past 29 years, the White River Electric Association has brought employees, friends and business associates together for a fun, yet competitive five-person scramble golf tournament at Meeker Golf Course each June. On Friday, two of the 14 teams held a putt-off to determine the winner.

Close competition in annual Ladies DearFly

Amanda Back (walking up to ball) and Sherry Rubin (center) were matched with sisters Patty Edwards and Ellen Boudreaux in the annual Ladies DearFly tournament at the Meeker Golf Course on Saturday. Back and Rubin shot a tournament-best five-under-par 29 on the front nine and tied for the best gross score (66). The duo also took top net honors in the competitive first flight.

MEEKER I Only 14 teams played in the annual Ladies DearFly golf tournament Saturday, but the competition was close. The two-woman teams were split equally into two flights and played in a scramble format.

Brown, Collins win 2-man scramble

MEEKER I Local veteran golfers Erik Brown and Lex Collins defended their home course winning the annual 27-hole, two-man scramble at the Meeker Golf Course on Saturday. The tournament featured two flights and 19 pairs.

Collins, Walsh, Ducey win season opener

Meeker golfers Ted Relihan and Bobby Castaldo flash double peace signs, while local golf pro Jim Cook only flashes one.

MEEKER I “It was the best weather day of the year, which everyone was appreciative of,” Meeker golf pro Jim Cook said of Saturday’s beautiful spring day. “It was a good way to start the season.”

Local golf pro earns award

The Meeker Golf Course is not this green yet and local golf pro Jim Cook said he would be offering a “spring special” of $25 for 18 holes for the month of April, “to try to get everyone out to play while we wait for warmer weather.” Cook, who will start his 21st season as a golf pro, will be presented with the Warren Smith Award by the PGA, at the Colorado Section, West Chapter’s annual meeting in Grand Junction in April. The award recognizes a golf professional’s entire career as a PGA member and Cook’s contributions are greatly appreciated by the golfers he serves. Cedar Ridges Golf Course officially opened March 25.

MEEKER I It was recently announced by the Professional Golfers Association (PGA), Colorado Section, West Chapter, that local golf professional Jim Cook will be awarded the 2013 Warren Smith Award at the annual spring meeting in April in Grand Junction.

Barlau wins O.F.I.C. tourney

MEEKER I Mark Barlau of Glenwood Springs defended his title as champion of the Old Farts In Carts (O.F.I.C.) tournament played last Saturday at the Meeker Golf Course. The field of 27 golfers, split into two flights, featured more than 20 from out of town.

Rio Blanco County Cup stays in Meeker for 2012-13

Meeker golfers Danielle Feola, Susie Sprod and Debbie Jordan did their part to keep the Rio Blanco County Cup in Meeker, beating Rangely golfers Linda Gordon, Lielanie Morgan and Teresa Brodrick in scrambles last weekend.

RBC I “The Cup stays here,” was written on a menu board in Chipper’s Bar and Grill at the Meeker Golf Course, with an arrow pointing to the Rio Blanco County Cup, which Meeker was ready to defend last weekend.

Backs finish with best net score

Meeker’s George and Peggy Back finished with the best net score in the championship flight in the annual couples golf tournament at the Meeker Golf Course.

MEEKER I After the first day of play, George and Peggy Back were tied with Ellen Boudreaux and son Ron Kelly Crawford with the best gross score in the championship flight of the annual couples tournament. Although both teams added strokes on the second day, they both finished well.

Watt, Terp win local golf championships

J.C. Watt, pictured chipping onto the green on No. 8, defended his men’s club championship with a one-shot victory last Saturday at the Meeker golf course. The humble champion did not know how many times he has been the club champion but smiled when asked if “multiple times,” would be correct.

MEEKER I Only one day and 18 holes were played to determine the men and women golf club champions in Meeker last Saturday, instead of the normal two-day, 36-hole format played in the past.

Junior golfers…

Three junior golfers carry their bags on the fifth fairway of the Meeker Golf Course to their next shot last Monday during the junior golf tourament.

MEEKER I Thirty-four junior golfers played in the annual Meeker Junior Golf tournament, sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Park District held Monday last at the Meeker Golf Course, featuring golfers from Meeker, Rangely, Craig, Rifle and Glenwood Springs.