Junior golf camps help set stage for future stars

We all have witnessed the surge of new, young players on the professional golf tours.

These young golfers had to get their start somewhere, Perhaps, they attended golf camps at their local course.

The camps are excellent primers to emphasize the fundamental appreciation for the game of golf and its traditions.

They teach basic principles of the game, development of skills, sportsmanship and camaraderie.

These are also great life lessons.

Why not start your young daughter and/or son off on the right foot by enrolling them in a junior golf camp?

Hillcrest Golf Club will be conducting such a camp July 9-13.

There will be three age categories: 12 and above; 9-11; and 6-8.

All camp times are in the morning hours.

Cost is $45 per camper, which includes instruction, range balls and equipment.

There will be contests, refreshments and awards on the final day. For information, call the Hillcrest Golf Club pro shop at 247-1499.

Dalton Ranch Golf Club was abuzz last week with the Columbine Classic Duet and The Choker.

Columbine Classic Duet

First Flight:

1. Daphne D’Agostino, June Lowrey, Jill Crombie and Teresa Price.

2. Barbara Staley, Cindy Bryniarski, Linda Akins and Sandie Gates.

3. Aimee Fladt, Laurie Simmons, Stephanie Jaquez and Pam Leisle.

Second Flight:

1. Carol Treat, Kerri Smoak, Mary Hawkins and Sue Ries.

2. Dixie Hamann, Dolley Turner, Jan Fleming and Karol Lewallen.

3. Dena Hale, Mary Ann Neary, Stephanie Melker and Thelma Rivero.

Third Flight:

1. Jeannie Pippin, Karen Locke, Nancy Sturgill and Ruth Bentley.

2. Cathy Gaskell, Linda Lee, Pawna Blackhorse and Sharon White.

3. Judy Berkholtz, Linda Allenbaugh, Maxine Headrick and Michelle Peterson came in third. Barb Thurman.

Fourth Flight:

1. Jinx Richards, Linda Phillips and Nancy Cole.

2. Karen Belt, Mary Poillion, Peggy Gibson and Sunny Schmidt.

3. Debbie Wright, Jeanne Busson, Marlene Gebhardt and Sandy Kolb.

The Choker

1. Bob Ariano, Joe Sposi, Dave Ellet and Andrew Medley (131).

2. Bob Barnhardt, Brett Englund, Kurt Rohren and Pete Guerra (133).

3. Rocky Ariano, Ben Hayes, Denny Pelle and Mike Salmina (135).

4. David Ledwell, Jon Lupia, Tom Kaufman and Wynn Berven (139).

5. Larry, Mark, Mike and Patrick Gaughan (140).

6. Alan Shupe, Mike Kane, Rick Norton and Mike Eberspacher tied with Denny Brennan, Dave West, Chris Engle and Cody Carlson (141).

A reminder that Member Match Play kicks off July 1 at Dalton Ranch Golf Club, and the list stood at 22 players as of June 24.

Contact Pier at DRGC at 247-8774 to get involved.

Dave Bray has covered the local golf scene for 31 years. He can be reached at dbray3751@gmail.com.