Wednesday, August 26, 2009

News from the Breckenridge Golf Club

The Breckenridge Golf Club is currently offering Labor Day Weekend internet specials. Rates as low as $92.25 / player when booked as a foursome for 18-holes with cart and practice balls (our regular rate is $123.). We have special rates posted that may be booked in advance. Here is the link to the Specials page; http://www.teeitup.com/golf/calendar.pl?C=12012 .

With less daylight and fall approaching come a few changes at the golf course. The Twilight time will move to 2pm and the Happy Hour time will start at 4pm, starting Sunday, August 30. The driving range will close nightly at 6pm, starting August 31, with the exception of Sundays, when the range closes at 5pm. Morning tee times will start later each week as frost conditions dictate. As of August 31, the first tee time of the day will be 9am. We will be opening the golf shop and phone lines at 9am starting September 8.

27-holes will be open for play with the following exceptions; Monday and Tuesday, September 14, 15, 21, and 22. Starting Monday, September 28, we will only have 18 holes open for play though Oct 4th. We hope to some golf available after Oct. 4th.The final week may only have 9-holes open depending on weather and maintenance activities. These are necessary closures for maintenance that will continue to enhance the conditions of the golf course. We will keep you posted on an official closing date.

There is one more Mixed Couples event to be held on Sunday, September 6. The event is a 9-hole, Triple Play format, with tee times starting at 1:30pm. You may sign-up for tee times starting August 30.

We have shotgun tournaments booked for Thursday, Sept 10, and 17 (Fattys). Some tee times will be open for public play but they are limited. We also have the Burke and Rileys tournament on Monday, September 21, No public play tee times will be available on this day.

See you at the course.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race


Lance Armstrong won the Leadville 100 mountain bike race on Saturday, the nation's highest-altitude endurance test, in record time.


Despite racing through freezing rain at the start and a flat back tire for the final 10 miles (see photo), Armstrong shaved nearly 17 minutes off the record, winning in 6 hours, 28 minutes, 50 seconds.


Slifer Smith & Frampton's Managing Broker, Eric Thompson, finished in 8 hours, 51 minutes reaching his sub 9 hour goal and got his big belt buckle award. Congrats to Eric!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

This Weeks Events and Coming Events at the Breckenridge Golf Club

As the days are getting shorter and the nights cooler, our first tee time of the day has been pushed back as we may experience frost on any given morning. Starting August 17, the first tee time of the day will be 8:40. With this change, the golf course clubhouse and phone lines will not open until 8am as of the 17th. As a reminder, Highway 9 road construction can slow your drive time. Please plan accordingly particularly for tee times between 4 and 5:30pm.

We still have many activities for you to participate in. Below are programs and dates for the next couple of weeks;

Mixed Couples Events The next Mixed Couples Event will be held Sunday, August 16. This event is an 18-hole event with tee times starting at 1pm. The event scoring is one best ball of the men and one best ball of the women played in foursomes. Put your foursome together and call today for a tee time.

The next Ladies Night Out is scheduled on Monday August 24, at 4pm. Tee times may be made starting Monday, August 17.

Nine & Wine The first three Nine and Wine events have been sell outs!! The next event is Monday, August 17. Tee times start at 3:40. Please join us for an opportunity to sample and learn about select wines on every three holes, three samplings in all. The Green fee is $29 or you may use your pass card. The Wine Tasting fee for this outing will be $5. Following play enjoy special pricing on glasses of wine and appetizers in the Clubhouse Restaurant. Space is limited to the first 48 golfers. Call Thursday, August 13, for tee times.

Annual Member/Guest This event will be held over two days on Saturday and Sunday August 22 and 23. Saturday will be 27-holes of Triple play (Scramble, Alternate Shot, and Best ball), with 18 holes of play on Sunday. The entry fee is $575 which included all green fees and carts fees, for you and your guest as well as food and beverage. The field is limited to the first 24 paid teams. For additional information phone the golf shop.

Video Lessons - Many golfers benefit from seeing their swing. Sign-up with Robbins Manley to have your swing video taped. A one hour video lesson is $90. This is a $30 discount from normal pricing. See what your swing really looks like.

Cobra Demo Day On Sunday August 23, from 11-2, Moe Monegan with Cobra Golf will be on the range for you to demo the Cobra product. Moe is available by appointment for club fittings using launch monitor technology for a fitting fee of $50.

The Clubhouse Restaurant is offering live music on the deck Saturdays, from 5-8pm through September 5. Come enjoy the live entertainment as you dine. The final Thursday Night BBQ will be held on August 27th. Call the restaurant at 453-3399 to make reservations.