Smith wins two in a row at Meeker Golf Course

Nick Burri, according to local golf pro Jim Cook (right), “had the round of his life” and his summer work paid off as he shot his best round (78) and finished second in the 15-18 division of the Meeker Junior Golf Tournament. Burri will be a sophomore at Meeker High School and will play on the Rangely golf team starting Monday.
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MEEKER | Rifle’s Kyler Smith, who recently turned 18, returned to the Meeker Golf Course for a second time in the past two weeks and left each time as the best golfer of the tournament.

Young gun wins annual Licshke golf tournament

MEEKER I The difference in years between the youngest and oldest golfer in the Lischke Tournament was greater than the total number of golfers entered and it was the young guns who won in the end.

Golfers wanted: Pozorski Memorial tourney Sat.

RBC I Both golf courses in Rio Blanco County will host tournaments Saturday and all junior golfers are invited to the Meeker Golf Course for the annual Junior Golf Tournament Monday, July 29.

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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.