Vail Valley’s McBride strikes gold for 15th time
Vail, CO Colorado
WOLCOTT, Colorado ” When it comes to finding gold, longtime Vail Valley resident Monty McBride seems to have a knack for it.
And it wasn’t any different last weekend in Minneapolis when McBride’s team, the Quicksilver Legends, won, another national championship in the 65-and-over division of the 2009 U.S. Open Indoor Volleyball Championships.
The 66-year-old McBride, who lives in Wolcott, accumulated his 15th gold medal during his career which includes play in the masters and seniors divisions of U.S. Open, Senior World Championships, and Huntsman World Senior Games.
Asked when he thought that he might stop playing at this level, McBride joke, “I quit last Sunday.”
Seriously, he is preparing for the Senior World Championships, which are in late September in Sydney, Australia. Until then, you can find him at the local sand courts or on the golf course.
“There’s work to do and golf to be played,” McBride said.
EAGLE ” McBride might find some serious golfing competition down at Eagle Ranch. That’s where Eagle’s Francis Rolater achieved the stuff legends by recording a hole-in-one on No. 15 at the Arnold Palmer-designed course.
Rolater deftly used an 8-iron from the forward tees, measuring 108 yard.
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