127 new members have joined Frost Creek Club (pictured above) since a March ownership change brought a new name, vision and pricing structure to what had been Adam’s Mountain Golf Club in Eagle. “We had 33 members at the time of the sale and now we have 160,” says General Manager Joe Cranston. Whereas it cost as much as $150,000 to join when Adam’s Mountain opened in 2006, initiation at Frost Creek for non-Eagle County resident owners now runs $15,000, with $5,000 in annual dues; Eagle County residents pay $20,000 and $7,500. Membership Director Kevin Denton says the price will tick up this winter. Tom Weiskopf, the course architect, met with many of the members in September to share his excitement over Frost Creek’s future, which looks exceedingly bright, even on the real estate front. “All the spec homes have been sold and 12 homesites are under contract,” reports Cranston. “We anticipate selling more than 20 properties by the end of the year.” frostcreek.com
3 Colorado juniors have earned an invitation to Augusta National Golf Club to compete in the third annual Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals on April 3, 2016. They are Caitlyn Chin (above left) of Greenwood Village (Girls ages 7-9), Arielle Keating (Girls 14-15, above middle) and Luke Trujillo (Boys ages 14-15, above right), bothof Colorado Springs. The three advanced from local qualifiers in May and June to an August 30 sub-regional qualifier at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora. The three went on to win their division in the regional qualifier at La Jolla’s Torrey Pines Golf Course. In all, 80 finalists—10 in each of the eight divisions—earned a place in the National Finals, which will be broadcast live on Golf Channel. drivechipandputt.com
4 golfers have earned 2015 Colorado Golf Association Player of the Year honors. David Oraee (above), the former CU star who made it to the Round of 16 in the U.S. Amateur, was low amateur in the HealthONE Colorado Open and qualified as an individual for the NCAA Nationals, was named Les Fowler Player of the Year. Chris Thayer, a runner-up in both the CGA Mid-Amateur Match and Stroke Play Championships, won Mid-Amateur Player of the Year. Senior Player of the Year went to David Delich, winner of the CGA Senior Match Play and runner-up in the U.S Mid-Am Qualifier. Coby Welch, winner of three CJGA events, earned Junior Boys Player of the Year. Awards are based on a point system found at coloradogolf.org. The Colorado Women’s Golf Association will announce its Players of the Year this spring.
3 consecutive Colorado PGA Professional Championships have now been won by Doug Rohrbaugh (above), the PGA Director of Golf at Ironbridge Golf Club in Glenwood Springs. Rohrbaugh’s 5-under-par 211 in this August’s three-round event at Meridian Golf Club nipped by two strokes the hard-charging Barry Milstead of Valley Country Club. Rohrbaugh joins Ron Vlosich (1991-1993) and Ken Krieger (1996-1998) as the only players to notch three straight victories in the event. One more will tie him with the legendary Fred Wampler, who won the event a record four times. Rohrbaugh, who this year earned conditional status on the Champions Tour, has made the cut in four of his nine starts this season. coloradopga.com