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Golf course in for a busy weekend

Bruce Tippets

— More than 100 golfers will converge on the Yampa Valley Golf Course Saturday and Sunday for the City and Senior Championships.

“This is a local event designed for both the men’s and women’s golf clubs,” said Director of golf Chuck Cobb. “We should have approximately 120 entries combined for men’s, women’s and seniors. We also have a super senior division for players 65-and-over.”

The championships do attract some out-of-town golfers, but most are locals.

“It’s an open senior event,” said Cobb. “In years past we usually get half a dozen from out of town. The majority of the seniors are locals. In the men’s and women’s tournaments you have to be a member of their club. The golf course will have a running tee times Saturday and then on Sunday we will have a shotgun start.”

Cobb likes the idea of having both tournaments over two days.

“It’s a better championship when you play 36 holes,” said Cobb. “It’s a better scoring system for us to have the event that way.”

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According to Cobb, the players take the tournaments pretty serious.

“It’s an important championship for us,” he said. “We look at these tournaments as our No. 1 event for both the men’s and women’s.”

The summer is winding down, so players should be on top of their game.

“We have the tournaments at the end of summer so it gives everybody a chance to fine-tune their game,” said Cobb. “However, some of the players say they have lost their game. It’s kind of the end of summer event for us. We usually have these tournaments the last weekend of August.”