2020 Getaways Guide: Nevada

THE BEST OF BOTH Just as it straddles two states, Nevada and Arizona, The Palms Golf Club in Mesquite offers a choice between two different styles of golf. The 7,008-yard course features an opening nine with lush, resort-like features. The back nine is full of elevation and has a decidedly desert feel. casablancaresort.com/golf/palms Read more … Read more

A Wary, Weary Co-Existence

Anthony Cotton

By Anthony Cotton IT IS A TRICKY line to walk these days, being a lover of golf in 2020 amid the novel coronavirus. You walk into a pro shop wearing a mask—a tacit acknowledgment that the horrific disease that has savaged the world is still very much in our midsts—only to remove it and revel … Read more

Rizzi Gets a Hall Pass

Jon Rizzi - Colorado Golf Hall of Fame

 

Jon Rizzi - Colorado Golf Hall of Fame
HIGH-POWERED TRIUMVIRATE: Jon Rizzi (right) at the 2018 Colorado Golf Hall of Fame induction dinner at Sanctuary with Kevin Laura (left) of the Colorado Open Golf Foundation and golf instructor Stan Fenn. Rizzi is the new Executive Director for the organization, which ”honors the men and women who have defined Colorado golf.” PHOTOGRAPH BY E.J. CARR

A familiar face has found a new workplace. Jon Rizzi, who edited this magazine for its first 18 years before hanging up his Footjoys in May, has taken on the role as executive director of the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame.

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Precious Memories

Lakewood Hole In One

By Anthony Cotton WHILE IT WASN’T quite Snowmageddon, the unexpected, surprising winter-like blast Colorado got in September was a disappointing reminder that at some point soon, it will indeed be the end of the (daily) golf season. With so much happening, from COVID-19 to record-setting numbers of rounds played, summer was a dizzying blur—but we … Read more

TEChnical Advancements

Joe Assell - GOLTEC
TIME IN A BOTTLE: GOLFTEC Co-founder and CEO Joe Assell stands amid a display showing highlights from the company’s first 25 years. Assell attended Mississippi State University hoping to find a way to forge a career for himself in the golf industry. Photograph by E.J. CARR

GOLFTEC started in a basement—now, after 25 years, it’s known around the world. And with new innovations on the horizon, the future looks bright.

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Playing the Horses

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Flying Horse North
PICK A HOLE, ANY HOLE: Flying Horse North designer Phil Smith says if 18 people play the course, there should be 18 different answers about what they consider their favorite hole on the course. “Otherwise, I haven’t done my job,” he says. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF FLYING HORSE NORTH

Flying Horse North, the long-awaited sequel to the original Club at Flying Horse layout in Colorado Springs, looks like a smart bet for resort guests and members.

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Colorado’s Greatest Rivalry

Kim Eaton needs one victory to become the winningest woman in state history, and nobody wants her to get it more than Kris Franklin, the player who has repeatedly thwarted her.

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Spring Deferred?

Golf Expo

By Anthony Cotton GOLFERS IN COLORADO and throughout the Rocky Mountain region have long circled their calendars, eagerly awaiting early February and their personal harbinger of spring, the Denver Golf Expo. However, while the dates for next year (Feb. 12-14) are already on the books, as 2020 draws to a close, there’s still a great … Read more