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Inaugural Gypsum Cup Brings Taste of the PGA Ryder Cup to Brightwater Club & Cotton Ranch

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GYPSUM In the spirit of the PGA Ryder Cup, Gypsum golf clubs Brightwater Club and Cotton Ranch held the first annual Gypsum Valley Cup last weekend. Following similar rules to the Ryder Cup, each golf course put forth a 12-person team for a friendly team competition. Host Cotton Ranch won the event by two points, taking home a trophy engraved with the year, winning club and winning margin. The event was a real success, in part because it was played concurrently with the illustrious Ryder Cup, said Brightwater Club Head Professional John Hearn. Each team enjoyed the feeling of pressure that elite Ryder Cup golfers feel trying not to let down their teammates. The event was the idea of Cotton Ranch Head Golf Professional Steve OBrien. Each team consisted of 12 players, ten men and two women. Next years Gypsum Cup will be held at Brightwater Club. Players for Brightwater Club included: Team Captain: John Hearn, Brightwater Club Director of Golf; Dick Wenninger, Rob Barcik, Mike Scrivens, Don Romsa, Payne Palmer, Jim Higgins, Joe Spencer, Russ Hatle, Wells Marvin, John Kirchner, Anne Higgins and Barbara Wenninger. Cotton Ranch team included: Team Captains: Steve OBrien, Cotton Ranch General Manager and Head Golf Professional and Dr. Bob Darnell; Jake Firkins, Bob Nibbelink, Joe Runtz, Darrell Carr, Richard Thompson, Don Dotson, John Chizmadia, Steve Whitehead, Jerry Dillon, Tom Roshkind, Lawrence Pierce Durance, Jan Wedel, Andrea Ohde and Robinette Hoppin. About Brightwater Club Brightwater Club to date has sold 216 homesites worth more than $64 million. Located 35 miles west of Vail, the Brightwater Club has 535 homesites on 963 acres in a community which will offer a recreational oriented lifestyle centered on water, golf, trails, and open space promising a unique experience for all generations to enjoy. Brightwater Club sits along the southern reaches of the Gypsum Creek Valley lessing the community with a wealth of water. One mile of Gypsum Creek runs through the property establishing some of the best tactical fly-fishing in the Vail Valley. In addition, 27 acres of lakes and ponds will be located on the property, offering excellent canoeing, kayaking and waterside picnic areas along with numerous well-stocked fishing holes. Residential opportunities include half-acre to one and one-half acre custom homesites, low-maintenance cabins, and carefree living retreats. Approximately one half of the property will be preserved for golf and recreational open space. Set within distinct neighborhoods, most homesites will be bordered by water features, the golf course or open meadows. Ten miles of trail systems offer hiking, mountain biking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and the most relaxed, uncrowded recreational experience in the Vail Valley. Located in the heart of this private gated community is the Brightwater Club Village. For more information on Brightwater Club phone (970)-777-1700, toll free (888)-414- 0369 or visit http://www.brightwaterclub.com. Vail Colorado


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