Well, we finally made it to the end of my 36th season of the Clubhouse Porch with the twice monthly release. For those with kind words, I thank you. For those with comments, I will continue to listen.

It was so nice to see perhaps future LPGA golfers relish the Four Corners earlier this week with collegiate play at Hillcrest Golf Club, which is a prelude to the spring’s 2018 NCAA Division II West Regional Tournament to be staged right here in Durango. To coin a POTUS phrase-this will be a bigly event. This must be a word because my spell check never kicked in.

Hillcrest and Dalton Ranch Golf Club each have three scheduled events on the fall calendar.

Hillcrest Golf ClubWe start with Hillcrest, as the Dave Peterson Memorial Tournament-3 Clubs and a Putter event will be played Sept. 30 followed by the Todd Sieger Shootout-Coldwell Banker Heritage House Realtors event Oct. 7. Hillcrest will wrap up it’s 2017 schedule with the Par Three Tournament-Professional Case Management event Oct. 14.

Dalton Ranch Dalton Ranch Golf Club will have it’s final Couples Tournament on Oct. 1, followed by the Men’s Senior Club Championship on Oct. 7-8. Then, on Oct. 28, the final event of the season will be contested with The Mailman Tournament.

The final weekly tournament action for the Dalton Ranch Golf Club Women’s Golf Association, which will be the Honest John event where each player takes a guess at what their gross score will be before play begins, will be Sept. 27. A final seasonal meeting will take place in the clubhouse after this Wednesday’s golf.

Now for some results:

Fall Classic 2-Person Best Ball

Sept. 9, Hillcrest

First Flight

Low Gross

1. Bob Barnhardt, Justin Lyons, 62.2. Andrew Colbert, John Perrine, 68.Low Net

1. Mark and Morgan Miller, 602. Dean DesPalmes, Brian Dommer, 62.Second Flight

Low Gross

1. Kristi and Matt Barnett, 77.T2. Fred Atencio, Patrick Gaughan; Jim Howell, Jim Rodefer, 78.Low Net

1. Don Mapel, Tom Stuber, 63.2. Dave and Joseph Gore, 64.Third Flight

Low Gross

1. Chuck Frederick, Mark Walters, 78.2. Donna Hopson, Janet Monell, 82.Low Net

1. Art and Dennis Gallegos, 602. Charles Brandes, Roy Turnell, 63.WGA Dalton Cup

Sept. 6, Dalton Ranch

1. Smoakin SwingersWGA Blind Nine

Sept. 13, Dalton Ranch

1. Marlene Gebhardt, 35.2. Diane Curtis, 35.5.3. Carol Treat, 38.


Hope to see you for season 37 next year, so have a great off-season and work on that follow through.

Dave Bray has covered the local golf scene for 36 years. He can be reached at dbray3751@gmail.com

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