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Sports for May 29, 2008

 West is Champ

LA VETA-  Jim West won the men’s division at the Grandote Peaks Club golf championship held over the Memorial Day weekend.  West shot a 156 gross during the two-day event.  Frieda Lesser won the woman’s division by shooting a 196 gross.  Frank Swaffard was the men’s gross leader with a score of 172.

    Forty-two golfers braved the high winds and cold Saturday to participate in this annual tourney.  According to golfer Mike Holvick “You’d hit the ball one way and the wind would carry it the other.  You really had to keep it low.”  The wind contributed to the unusually high scores the first day, but by Sunday, the weather was perfect and the duffers seemed to be in better spirits.


Grandote Golf News

LA VETA- Grandote Peaks Golf Club has began its summer Thursday Night Scrambles play.  The cost is $13 for members, and $20 for non-members with shotgun start at 5:15 pm. Sign-up and payment must be made in the clubhouse by the noon deadline each Thursday.

    Also coming up is the La Veta Library Open which is a fund raiser for the La Veta Library Endowment.  This event will be held June 7.  For more information, call the Library at 742-3572 or the clubhouse at 742-3391.

    Future events also include the ESPN Amateur Challenge on June 28.  La Veta has been chosen as one of the qualifying courses to see which amateur duffer will advance to the regional tournament in Denver in July, then on to nationals.  The format is a better ball of twosome NET with a maximum handicap of 24 per player.  A separate Gross (no handicap) division is also included.  Players must provide their GHIN Colorado Handicap Card.

    Also on slate is the Grandote Open July 12 and 13 which will be made up of 22 two-man teams.  This year’s format is a Scramble on the first day with Best Ball the second.  Entry forms can be obtained at the clubhouse.  Future events will be announced in the Journal as they draw near.

Orlando Cup this weekend

WALSENBURG-  The Walsenburg Gold Course will officially kick off their summer tournament events with the Orlando Cup May 31 and June 1.  Thirty golfers have already signed up for what has become a favorite event of the season.  The tournament is named after long-time club manager Orlando DeHerrera.  There is still time to sign up; players need to call the clubhouse at 738-2730 today or tomorrow if you want to play.

    The following week is the 4-H Board Tournament to raise money for the Huerfano County 4-H, which serves the county’s youth.   June 21-22 will be the annual Walsenburg Invitational.  July 19-20 is the Coal Miners and Seniors event.  The month of July ends with the Clovis Memorial on July 25-26.  This event draws golfers from all across the country.

     Future events will be publicized in the Journal.

Walsenburg Adult Recreation

WALSENBURG- The slow pitch softball program for women’s co-ed and men’s leagues will meet Mon. June 2, 7:30 pm at Fiesta Park softball field.  The topic of discussion will be rules for the upcoming season.  Exhibition games prior to league play will begin at 6 pm.  For more informaiton call Dave Manzanares, 738-2001.

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