A Year to Remember

Posted on November 28, 2019

    By Gary Baines – 11/28/2019 It’s been quite a late summer and fall for Charlotte Hillary. A win in an AJGA tournament for the first time and in a Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado major for the third time. Awards and honors galore, both locally and...

    Headed to the Next Level

    Posted on November 18, 2019

      By Gary Baines – 11/15/2019 One way to judge how strong the state’s junior golf ranks are is by seeing how many go on to play college golf. Taking it a step further, you see how many are headed to NCAA Division I programs. And, finally,...

      In the Works

      Posted on November 15, 2019

        By Gary Baines – 11/11/2019 In the last quarter-century, it’s rare that Colorado has hosted two USGA championships in the course of less than 10 months. The only time since 1993 that USGA events have paid a visit twice inside of a year...

        On Course for Ongoing Sucess

        Posted on November 05, 2019

          By Gary Baines – 11/04/2019 When it comes to helping grow and sustain the game of golf, the Youth on Course initiative certainly deserves high marks. YOC, where members pay no more than $5 per round at participating facilities, is putting up impressive...

          Another Big Year

          Posted on October 18, 2019

            ​ By Gary Baines – 10/18/2019 The almost-completed fourth year of the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado produced highlights galore. That’s not unusual — the Alliance has done it every year since it officially launched in 2016...

            3-for-3

            Posted on October 16, 2019

              By Gary Baines – 10/13/2019 As if completing a personal trifecta in the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado’s Tour Championship weren’t enough for Charlotte Hillary on Sunday, the 17-year-old accomplished the feat at her home course,...

              Pattern Developing

              Posted on October 16, 2019

                By Gary Baines – 10/13/2019 The designations of “Team USA” and “Team Europe” in the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado’s annual Junior Ryder Cup are a pretty random take-off of the real Ryder Cup. Playing for one team...

                With a Cherry on Top

                Posted on October 11, 2019

                  By Gary Baines – 10/10/2019 The Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado Tour Championship is off in its own little world in some ways. The first three JGAC “majors” of the year all took place in a span of about seven weeks. Then it’s almost 2 1/2 months until...

                  Boys State High School Golf

                  Posted on October 11, 2019

                    By Gary Baines – 10/08/2019 The final strokes of the 2019 boys high school golf season went in the books on Tuesday afternoon, and a plethora of stellar storylines played out across Colorado at the state tournaments.  To single out some...

                    Better Late Than Never

                    Posted on October 04, 2019

                      By Gary Baines – 10/03/2019 Even before a single shot is struck at the boys state high school golf tournaments on Monday and Tuesday, they’re already distinctive.  Never before in the 21st century — and perhaps for much longer...