A Soldier’s Story

Army veteran Steven Klimtczak and his mother.

FOR THE SIXTH TIME in the last five years, the Colorado PGA REACH Foundation presented a mortgage-free home to a deserving combat-wounded veteran. This year’s ceremony, which preceded the annual Colorado PGA REACH Invitational at Bear Dance Golf Club in Larkspur, honored U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Steven Klimtzak, who in 2004 sustained multiple injuries in Iraq when a roadside IED exploded his unit’s Humvee.

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Scary-Good Mary

Mary Weinstein reads a putt.

ALTHOUGH SHE’S ONLY a year younger, Mary Weinstein appears to be the heiress apparent to Jennifer Kupcho in Colorado women’s golf. The 21-year-old University of Denver senior from Highlands Ranch, who lost to Kupcho by 21 strokes in the 2015 Women’s Stroke Play, is now similarly dominating tournaments. She swept both of the Colorado Golf … Read more

Strong as New Hope

CELEBRATING ITS 30TH anniversary this year, Golf 4 the Disabled gives hope to hundreds of people with spinal injuries, poor eyesight, cerebral palsy, strokes, amputations and other physical disabilities. Founded in 1989 by a nurse who discovered that golf improved her concentration, balance and self-esteem after a severe head injury, the organization utilizes golf as a method of therapy and enriches the lives of those who might otherwise put away their clubs forever—or never pick one up.

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The Ace and the Albatross

Eloy Ramos and buddies at the Club at Pradera.

ON JUNE 23, Eloy Ramos had the most unconventional career round ever.

A scratch golfer at Parker’s The Club at Pradera and The Pinery Country Club, Ramos was 2-under par heading into Pradera’s par-5 seventh—a 570-yard right-dogleg divided lengthwise into two fairways by a cart path. With the left fairway presenting the longer, more conservative route, Ramos elected to risk the 275-yard carry to reach the narrower right-side landing area.

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