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2017 May Newsletter

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Denver Golf Team Wins 5281 Award for Sustainability!
The annual 5281 Awards ceremony is the City and County of Denver’s traditional way of recognizing and honoring city employees who exemplify the STARS values and go above and beyond expectations in their conduct, work ethic, dedication, and above all their passion for the position they hold with the city. The awards strive to maintain the City and County of Denver's commitment to diversity. The 5281 Awards are a prestigious honor and each year the winners are personally recognized by Mayor Michael B. Hancock.  In addition to the STARS awards, there is also a Sustainability category that recognizes actions to promote the city’s sustainability goals.
2017 Sustainability Team Winner
Denver Golf Maintenance at Willis Case, Harvard and Wellshire Golf
  Jesse Moisson
  Rob Ross
  Dave Schuyler
  John Swain
2017 Women's Golf Experiences
Sign up today...space is limited!
If you are a beginner or an intermediate player, the Women's Golf Experiences are for you.  In conjunction with the Colorado Women's Golf Association, Denver Golf is hosting THREE events this year.  

May 13 @ Overland Park SOLD OUT
July 8th @ City Park
NEW!! July 16th @ Harvard Gulch
At City Park you will have a 1/2 day of lessons covering fully swing, putting, chipping and rules & etiquette.  Price includes lunch and prizes after golf!
New this year, Harvard Gulch will host an on-course clinic. Price Includes 9-holes with lesson followed by lunch. For more information or to register,
click here
Willis Case will continue their Yoga For Golf classes in 2017.  Classes are   drop-in and are Every Thursday night at 6 pm.


Night Golf Events
May 19 @ Overland Park
Come take part in The Mile High City's premier after hours golf experience!
Night Golf gears up in May at Overland Park.  $55 includes your green fee, glow balls, glow accessories, and one drink ticket.  Sign up begins May 12.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.
**Early sign up available when you like the Overland Park Facebook Page: facebook.com/OverlandParkGolfCourse.

Denver City Amateur Registration Is OPEN!
June 17 & 18 at City Park
Compete with other amateurs from in and around the Denver Metro area.  ALL handicap levels welcome. You do NOT have to be a Denver Resident to play and the field is flighted! Register today and compete with other amateurs in your handicap level.
$150 Includes green fees and range balls for two days.
or for more information.

2016 Men's Flight Breakdown
Men's 4th Flight 21-23 Handicap
Men's 3rd Flight 13-15 Handicap
Men's 2nd Flight 7-11 Handicap
Men's 1st Flight 2.5-6
Championship Flight 0-2.4 Handicap

2016 Senior flight breakdown
Senior 2nd Flight 13-16 Handicap
Senior 1st Flight 5.5-12 Handicap
Senior Championship Flight 0-5.4 Handicap

*Handicaps flight ranges and payouts will vary depending on field


Denver Golf Socials Are Coming!
Ladies Only:
June 12 @ Harvard Gulch-5 PM On Course
June 26 @ Overland Park-4:30 PM Full Swing
Price includes instructional tips, 9-hole green fee with cart, drink and appetizer.  All levels welcome.  Come out to socialize and have fun playing golf!
To register or for full schedule go to:


2nd Annual Cowboy Golf Classic
June 16th @ Evergreen
8:00 AM Shotgun start
$85/player includes green fee, cart, BBQ lunch and $5 toward prize fund
Registration: Call Evergreen pro shop or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sign up today.  Limited space is available.
**A portion of the proceeds will go to the Evergreen Rodeo Association!


Last Chance to get the Denver Golf Passes!
Great gift for Mother's or Father's Day!
Sale of the Denver Golf Passes ends May 15th so don't miss out on these great deals!
Come Play Pass $189
Twenty 9-hole rounds
* Two 9-hole rounds may be combined for one regulation round
*Cart is not included
Family Fun Pass $99
20 par-3 rounds
20 rounds of mini-golf
20 small buckets
*Good at participating courses


Titleist Custom Club Fittings

Every Thursday! To make an appointment, go to: titleist.com/Thursday

Summer Golf Ball Blowout!
Take 20% off sleeve price when you buy a dozen.  All balls included.

2017 Drivers in stock now! Cobra King, Titleist and Callaway.
Denver Golf Group Lessons
2017 Group Lessons are off to a great start!  Sign up today for the upcoming classes beginning in May and June.  Click here for schedule and more information.
Kennedy Mother's Day Special!
Treat your mom to golf
Come out and treat your mom to FREE golf! At Kennedy this Mother's Day, Mom's play free on the par three and mini golf all day!  

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Kennedy Ladies Night!

Starting Mondays in May, Kennedy is hosting ladies night.  
- Every Monday after 5:30 PM
- May - September
- 25% off green fees when you mention ladies night
- 20% off food and drinks in the restaurant when you mention ladies night


What to expect this season at City Park Golf Course
With the 2017 golf season underway, we want to make sure you know what's happening at City Park Golf Course.  It will be business as usual all spring, summer and fall at one of Denver's most beloved courses, as play on the current City park Golf Course layout continues all season.
This summer,
 City Park Golf Course will host the Denver City Amateur Championship, as well as a number of other tournaments, leagues and community events.  The clubhouse, pro-shop and Bogey's Restaurant will also be open through the 2017 season.
When the course closes for renovation in late 2017, the redesign will preserve the best features of City Park Golf Course and enhance how all course elements fit together.  Panoramic views, tree-lined fairways, undulating greens and an accessible clubhouse will continue to be enjoyed by golfers and neighbors alike for generations to come.
City Park Golf Course will reopen in 2019 following completion of the redesign.  The renovated 18-hole course will integrate stormwater detention, which is a very common and environmentally sustainable practice.  Golf courses have a long and proven track record of providing effective flood control to neighboring communities through beautiful course designs.
The process to identify the redesign contractor will also be completed this season, with the selected team announced in summer 2017.  The competing teams include some of the industry's top golf course designers, engineers, architects and construction contractors.
We'll be in touch throughout the 2017 golf season on upcoming events and opportunities to learn more about the redesign.  In the meantime, learn more at


The mission of The First Tee of Denver is to educate and inspire youth
academically, socially, and physically through the game of golf.



First Tee has a new Website!  Check it out at:


Register for Summer Classes today!

First Tee of Denver has a new program location at
Evergreen Golf Course
*Evergreen class times and locations will vary by date.
Youngun ($115):
*Ages 4-6 with no experience 
Thursday 4:30-5:30pm 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/20 (Lake House)
Thursday 4:30-5:30pm 7/13 & 7/27 (Golf Course) 
Player ($115):
*Ages 5-7 with some experience 
Sunday 11:00-12:00 6/18,6/25, 7/9, 7/16 (Lake House) 
Sunday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 7/23, 7/30 (Golf Course) 
Par ($115):
*Ages 7-12 with no experience 
Sunday 9:00-10:30 am 6/ 18, 6/25, 7/9, 7116 (Lake House) 
Sunday 5:30-7:00 p.m. 7/23, 7/30 (Golf Course)
 Pardie ($115):
*Ages 8+ with some experience 
Thursday 6:00-7:30 p.m 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/20 (Lake House)
Thursday 6:00-7:30 p.m 7/13 & 7/27 (Golf Course) 


The Denver Golf Family welcomes our new Facility Maintenance Technician, John Anderson.  John will be helping with maintenance and upkeep at all of the Denver Golf Facilities.

Capital Improvements

Kennedy sidewalk construction in progress on the North West section of the walk.  Moving of Utilities underground still in progress.

Harvard Gulch - 2017 - Early 2018 New irrigation system and pond renovation.  Site utility survey has been completed.

Wellshire irrigation renovation. Construction Late 2017- Early 2018.
Going out to bid first week of April.

What a Winter!
By Bobby Murtaugh
Superintendent, Willis Case
The winter of 2016/2017 was one of the warmest and driest on record.  February 2017 had many days breaking into the 50 degree range and there were grass fires – in February.  The warm weather created problems for many courses along the front range, especially with winter damage to the greens.  The warm daytime temperatures would melt the snow quickly and then the freezing night time temperatures would turn the thaw into ice.  The cycle of freeze thaw would continue and cause damage to low lying areas or typically flat greens.   The older flatter greens predominately grassed with Poa Annua suffered the most damage.
Ice is typically not a problem for greens as the research shows that Poa Annua AKA- annual Bluegrass, can withstand ice cover up to 40 days or more without suffering death.  Professional turf managers discuss and debate the best methods to handle snow and ice, on greens.   There seems to be no one correct answer as to take it off or leave it on as a protective cover.  The turf managers I have talked with this year had ice damage weather they removed the snow and ice, or if they left it alone as a cover.  It would appear the grass can manage just fine under a cover of ice where the temperature doesn’t fluctuate.  The damage seems to be caused by the cycle of warming up and then freezing, again and again. 
Many courses along the front range have begun the long and arduous task of sodding the dead greens.  Recovery of the smaller areas will come with time, thru aerification, seeding, topdressing and additional fertlizers.   

2017 Hole-In-Ones 
2017 Hole-In-Ones 
Date Name Golf Course Hole #
4/2/17 Wyatt Cox Harvard Gulch 5
4/17/17 Jim Knobbe Wellshire 2
4/18/17 Alice "Cookie" Barro Willis Case 10
4/21/17 Mike Dowe Wellshire 14