Zaremba Wins One For the Ages at Colorado Senior PGA Professional Championship
Pueblo PGA Professional Wins Victory 13 Years After First Title
Mike Zaremba was named the 1983 Dow Finsterwald Colorado PGA Player of the Year. He won the Colorado PGA Professional Championship thirty-one years ago in 1987. He notched his first victory in the Colorado Senior PGA Professional Championship in 2005. Zaremba added to that lengthy resume when the 64-year-old notched yet another Major Championship victory when he claimed the title at the Colorado Senior PGA Professional Championship on Tuesday at Black Bear Golf Club.
Zaremba followed up an opening three-under-par 69 with solid final round, posting a two-under-par 70 to finish at five-under-par 139.Click here for more information
Former Champion Zaremba Takes Lead After First Round of Colorado Senior PGA Professional Championship
51 Competing for 7 Spots in National Championship
Don’t tell Mike Zaremba that it’s been thirteen years since he last won the Colorado Senior PGA Professional Championship. The PGA Professional from Desert Hawk at Pueblo West turned back the clock on Monday as he posted a three-under-par 69 to take the lead at the halfway point of the two-day event. Not only did Zaremba claim the title in this event in 2005, he is a two-time Section Player of the Year (1983, 1999) and two-time Section Champion (1987, 1999).
Colorado Membership Recipients of Herb Graffis Award
Recognized for its tireless dedication towards growing the game of golf and furthering player development, both in its community and on a national level, through the enrichment of its many successful programs, it was announced today that the Colorado PGA Section is the recipient of the 2018 Herb Graffis Award. The Herb Graffis Award is a sought-after honor among the PGA of America Sections.
Lanting Claims Biggest Win of Young Career at National Car Rental Colorado Assistant PGA Professional Championship
Bear Creek GC Associate Professional Finishes Birdie-Birdie to Claim Title
(Aurora, Colo.) - Ben Lanting had the cards stacked against him going into the final round of the National Car Rental Colorado Assistant PGA Professional Championship on Tuesday, July 31. If Lanting, an Associate Professional from Bear Creek Golf Club in Lakewood, Colo. was going to win, he’d have to take down two of the most decorated champions of the event. After posting an opening round one-under-par 71, Lanting was tied with four-time champion Geoff Keffer, PGA Assistant Professional from the Greater Golf Development Center. He was also going to have to make up three strokes over three-time champion Caine Fitzgerald, PGA Assistant Professional at Meadow Hills Golf Course.Click here for more information
Three-Time Champion Fitzgerald in the Lead After First Round of Colorado Assistant PGA Professional Championship
Other Past Champions Sitting Just a Few Stroke Behind
Saddle Rock Golf Course played host to a number of Colorado Opens in the early 2000’s, long before many of the competitors in the 2018 National Car Rental Colorado Assistant Professional Championship were even playing golf. The Dick Phelps designed course hasn’t hosted many professional events since then and unfamiliarity with the course was on display during the first round Monday.
Caine Fitzgerald, who lives nearby in Parker, Colo., and works at Meadow Hills Golf Course, another City of Aurora Golf Course, has played the course enough times to use it to his advantage.
Colorado Students Score When It Comes to PGA Scholarships
Receive 3 of 10 John Cox Scholarships - 5/24/2018
Colorado high school seniors and college students who applied for scholarships through the PGA of America and the Colorado PGA achieved great heights for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. With nearly $40,000 being committed, all applicants were awarded a scholarship! In addition, of the 41 PGA Sections across the country, the Colorado PGA students led the nation in the number of PGA of America - John Cox Scholarships earned – three out of 10.