Published in the Durango Herald September 10, 2013
The event was Birdie Fest 2013, when 10 golf professionals from three golf clubs – Glacier Club, Dalton Ranch and Hillcrest – took on the challenge of playing 54 holes in one day at Glacier Club. The catch? Only the birdies counted. (That’s one under par on the hole for the nongolfers.)
Not only were bragging rights on the line, the pros had solicited per birdie and fixed amount pledges from their respective golf club’s members, so the better they did, the more money Durango Adaptive Sports Association would collect. No pressure there!
By the end of a long day of golf on Thursday, the players had managed to hit 135 birdies – that’s why they’re pros, and most of the rest of us are rank amateurs. Thanks to event sponsors Durango Motor Co. and the R.H. Crossland Foundation along with the pros’ many supporters; they raised more than $25,000 for ASA…