by Jeff Simon
Hideout Golf Club PGA Professional
The first of three summer junior golf clinics at the Hideout Golf Club began on Monday, June 12 and ran through Wednesday, June 14.
Forty-eight children ranging from ages 6 to 15 from Monticello, Blanding, Bluff, and Dove Creek came to participate.
At the clinics, youth learn the basic fundamentals of golf and are given an opportunity to work on their short game, putting, and get a chance to see just how far they can hit the ball with a driver.
During the first session on Monday, several boys were sharing one driver and hit hard enough that they cracked the head of the club.
Not wanting to leave a job unfinished they took turns hitting with the club until it was completely broken. They will also learn the etiquette of the game as well as the basic rules of golf.
The first of what is hoped to be an annual junior tournament took place on Monday, June 12 and was sponsored by the Monticello Rotary Club.
The junior golfers will played either a 3-hole or 6-hole tournament. Three-day junior clinics will also be held in July and August
The two-day Arch and Horsehead Tournament took place Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10. It began with a two-man scramble on Saturday at the Hideout and concluded Sunday with a two-man best ball format at the Moab Golf Course.
The winners of the combined event were Chas Boorman and David Boorman with a combined score of 15-under-par 129. Second, at 131, was Alec Williams and Luke Williams.
In the first flight, Marcus Tulley and Chuck Morgan were the winners with Bluff’s Marx Powell and Farmington’s James Hosman finishing second.
In the net division, Oakley Toomer and Jadden Cranney were the first flight winners with Quincy Natay and Radley Smiley coming in as second flight winners.
The annual Monticello Rotary Tournament fundraiser is this Saturday, June 17 beginning at 8:30 a.m. There are spaces for a few more teams in the scramble format event.
Money raised by the Rotary Club goes to several local charities including coats for elementary school age children.
Other upcoming events include the first night tournament of the year on July 1. It’s a fundraising tournament for the Monticello High School golf program.