Boone’s Screaming Eagle golf tourney postponed one week
IF YOU GO
21st annual Screaming Eagle Golf Tournament
Eagle Ranch Golf Course
Registration starts at 9:45 a.m.
EAGLE — The Boone’s Screaming Eagle has been rescheduled for May 26.
Organizers of the long-running golf tournament at Eagle Ranch have been keeping a close eye on the weather, and they don’t like what they’re seeing for this weekend.
“Nobody wants to play golf in 40-degree weather with rain and snow,” organizer Levi Rozga said on Wednesday. “Next weekend is looking much better.”
The tournament brings together the local business community for a day of golf and an apres party, and heading into this weekend all team and sponsorship opportunities have been sold out.
With the delay, team registration is open once again. Registration starts at 9:45 a.m. on May 26 and the shotgun start begins at 11 a.m.
A Thank you
“It’s $500 for a team of four, and that comes with lunch, dinner, beer and live music all provided,” Rozga said. “It’s a tournament that’s geared toward being a thank you, and a networking event for the business community. Raising money has always been sort of secondary.”
Regardless, the event has turned into the Eagle Chamber of Commerce’s largest fundraiser of the year, and it also raises thousands for college students who need help with tuition thought the Screaming Eagle Scholarship Fund.
The event has been hosted by the Eagle Ranch Golf Course throughout two decades now.
“It’s become a mainstay in the Eagle business community,” Rozga said. “Over the past five years, it’s grown into a pretty amazing event, where we’re close if not sold out every year, and we have no more sponsorship opportunities because the sponsors we have are so loyal in coming back every year.”
Bonfire Brewing will provide the refreshments; The Dusty Boot Roadhouse Catering will supply the food and Matt Garth, whom you may remember from the Westin Riverfront Hotel & Spa last winter, will be playing live at the event.
This year, there will be a $1 million hole in one giveaway, a $10,000 putt giveaway, a free car giveaway and many other side games taking place along with the tournament.
At the Screaming Eagle in 2014, longtime local John Swanson won the Mesa Turf Masters $10,000 putt. His son, Jim Swanson, remembers it such as it was yesterday.
“I read the putt for him and gave him the line,” Swanson said with a smile. “It was an amazing moment.”
John Swanson has also notched a hole in one as a golfer, but Jim Swanson says he thinks the putt is a bigger highlight in his dad’s career due to the large payout.
“It’s more money than the winner of the Colorado Golf Open wins,” he said.