Tournaments galore at Eagle Ranch |

Tournaments galore at Eagle Ranch

The Arnold Palmer designed course, which opened last year, will be hosting tournaments in each of the next three weekends.

First up is a Colorado PGA pro-am Friday. Golf pros from courses around the state will be on hand with three amateurs from their respective clubs. The pros will play from the gold tees (7,186 yards), while amateurs will tee off from the blues (6,756 yards), all playing for club bragging rights.

“They have these pro-ams all over the state and they typically have a pro-am around this time of the year in the Vail area. In the past, it’s been at Eagle-Vail Golf Course and at Beaver Creek,” Eagle Ranch director of golf Jeff Boyer said. “It brings pros and amateurs from all over the state together. There’s some money on the line and it’s a big tournament.”

Boyer heads up Eagle Ranch’s team. He’ll be playing with Eagle residents Victor Galko, Dave Young and Chad Brasington. Everybody tees off at a 10 a.m. in a shotgun start.

On May 31 and June 1, it will be more of an informal affair when Eagle Ranch hosts the Beaver Liquors Open. All the proceeds of the event will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization which aids children afflicted with cancer.

“We feel a sense of responsibility to try to do out part,” Boyer said. “One of the great ways to raise money for something is to have a golf tournament. So Eagle Ranch is definitely very excited about being the host for that event.”

It’s a four-person scramble over two days. The entry fee of $200 includes golf, cart, dinner and cocktails. There will also be plenty of raffle prizes as well as traditional tournament fare like prizes for closest-to-the-pin and holes-in-one.

For more information on the Beaver Liquor Open, call 949-5040.

You can brush up on your Stableford-System knowledge at a mixed doubles tournament on June 8-9. The Modified Stableford System award points as follows: double eagles (8), eagles (5), birdies (2), par (0), Bogey (-1) and double bogey or worse (-3).

The event, sponsored by the Colorado Women’s Golf Association, is open to players of all abilities. For more information, call 1-800-392-CWGA.

For more information on the Eagle Ranch Golf Club, call (970) 328-CWGA.

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