Golf New Year’s Day?

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Meeker golf pro Jim Cook tees off No. 2 New Year’s Day as Kent Rath, Harry Watt and Kai Turner watch.

USAF Cadet

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Meeker High School graduate and United States Air Force Academy cadet Nate Bradfield spent part of his recent leave at the Meeker Golf Course, getting a chipping lesson from local pro Jim Cook.

24 couples compete in annual tourney

MEEKER I Couples from Englewood, Castle Rock, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Rifle, Moab, Utah and Rock Springs, Wyo., joined eight teams from Rio Blanco County to complete a field of 24 in the annual Meeker Golf Course couples tournament held last weekend.

Watt wins championship

Meeker’s J.C. Watt trailed Pat Hughes by two strokes after the first round of play in the annual Meeker Men’s Club championship tournament last weekend but came back in Sunday’s round to beat Hughes by two shots and earn bragging rights for the next year as the club champion.

The field of players in the annual Meeker Men’s Club tournament was not very deep but the competition for the title and a year of bragging rights as the men’s club champ was stiff.

Classic benefits MHS team

bobby gutierrez Norbert Boes stands next to Meeker High School’s new football coach Ron Dupree. Boes teamed up with Dr. James Jex and Gary Stewart to win the annual Kickoff Classic golf scramble at the Meeker Golf Course with a six-under par 62. Football practice started Monday, Aug. 15.

MEEKER I Ron Dupree, Meeker High School’s new football coach, does not play golf but he learned some things about the game after hosting the annual Kickoff Classic golf scramble last Saturday at the Meeker Golf Course.

Smith kids sweep jr. golf tourney

Jim Cook Many of the winners of the Meeker junior golf tournament gathered for a group photo. (Front) Braydan Garcia, Connor and Cade Blunt, Dax Sheridan and Trinenden Powell. (Back) Savana May, Barbara Jex, Macy Smith, Addie Joy, Matilda Brown and Jason Smith.

MEEKER I  The Smith siblings from Rifle made a clean sweep of the annual junior golf tournaments in Craig and Meeker this week.

40 golfers in Xcel tourney

MEEKER I Some have said “if you can’t win your own tournament, you’ve got no chance at any other.”

Back wins pro-am tourney, Watt wins Lischke

bobby gutierrez Adam Hawkins of Craig and Ed Leech of Grand Junction were paired together for last Sunday’s round of the Lischke Memorial golf tournament held at the Meeker Golf Course. The two golfers were the youngest and oldest on the course, with more than 60 years separating them. Hawkins finished tied for third, with a net score of 133, nine shots ahead of Leech.

MEEKER I The annual Lischke golf tournament, the only tournament held on the Meeker Golf Course that invites golfers from anywhere to compete as individuals, was held last weekend but local golf pro Jim Cook said the “story” was about the winner of the annual pro-am tournament, preceding the Lischke.

Watts tees off No. 5

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Defending Lischke champion J.C. Watt tees off No. 5 at the Meeker Golf Course. Watt led from start to finish to win back-to-back Lischke titles, six shots ahead of the runner-up.

Locals do well in two-man tourney

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MEEKER I Erik Brown and Lex Collins have been partners in the annual two-man best ball golf tournament the past 18 years and the pair turned in the best net score in the championship flight of the two-day event at the Meeker Golf Course.

Lucky No. 7

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RBC I Meeker’s Ted Stewart and Rangely’s Ryan Haugh recently used their seven irons to ace the seventh holes on both the Meeker Golf Course and Cedar Ridges Golf Course.

WREA original from back in the day

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White River Electric Association held is 27th annual golf tournament last week and for the past few years they advertise it by parking their rebuilt 1956 International at the Meeker Golf Course.