The rules of golf get amended for a benefit event

Last week, I had too much to say and too little space to squeeze it all in, so I will start with a reminder about one of the fun events of the golfing season the Dudley Engle Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Emblem Club of the Durango Elks Lodge.

This laid-back but challenging event will be Saturday at Hillcrest Golf Club with unique fundamental rules, as outlined by Dudley Engle.

There was not a tree that Dudley did not take a liking to or an out-of-bounds that should not be there in his mind.

Seriously, the event raises funds for the charitable causes supported by the Emblem Club. The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. For information, call 247-1499.

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One of my favorite events in Montezuma County is the Medicine Horse Masters at the South Forty Golf Course on Aug. 11.

This is a Scramble event with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

The entry fee for the event is $25 per person or $100 for a four-person team.

Entry fee will include nine holes of golf, course drinks and lunch.

Proceeds will go to the Medicine Horse programs.

To preregister, call (970) 533-7403.

Teams will meet at 8 a.m. at the South Forty on the morning of the event.

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Hillcrest Golf Club

The Hillcrest Junior Invitational, July 25:

Championship Flight

1. Cory Gillespie, 75.

2. Hayden Plewe 78.

3. Bo Ward 79.

4. Trevor Bogus 84.

13-18 Boys Flight

1. Nikolai Walcott, 82.

2. Cy Spicer, 89.

3. Cameron Barnhardt, Robby Grogan, 93.

5. Daniel McElwain, 96.

13-18 Girls Flight

1. Kiselya Plewe, 90..

2. Natalie Lyon, 96.

3. Reiley Waldo, 105.

Ages 10-12 Flight (9 holes)

1. Nathan Smith, 44.

2. Christopher Rudosky, 45.

3. Caleb Newman, 47.

4. Trey Diehl, 49.

5. Lance Townsend, 52.

6. Tyler Diehl, 53.

7. Michael Clements, 64.

Ages 5-9 Flight (9 holes)

1. Thayer Plewe, 48.

2. Zack Griswold, 66.

3. Calan Barnhardt, 69.

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Pro/Lady Tournament, July 26:

1. Team of John Vickers, Aimee Fladt, Kay Rogers and Lorri Sundheimer, 129.

2. Team of Billy Dunson, Karen Mills, Georgi Phillips and Claire Escalante, 131.

3. Team team of Patric Flynn, Cindy Bryniarski, Teresa Price and Sally Miller tied the team of Micah Rudosky, Claudia McNair, Sherry Franchini and Loretta Campuzano, 133.

The Bugler will be contested at Dalton Ranch Golf Club this week.

The Hillcrest Adult/Junior, presented by Coldwell Banker Heritage House Realtors, will be played Sunday.

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