Golf by Numbers: The June Issue

4 things you need to know about the Colorado golf scene this month. Jon Rizzi | Colorado AvidGolfer 18 Colorado courses—including Denver Country Club (below), Lakewood and the Roaring Fork Club—are among 500 from around the country donating rounds to Rounds 4 Research, an innovative auction to support areas of research grants, education programs, scholarships … Read more

Dial Up Your Swing Speed

The secret to club head speed is in your hands, wrists and arms. Dennis Murray Earlier in my career, as director of instruction at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, we had access to Biomechanical Research data that analyzed the golf swings of PGA Tour Players. Sophisticated computer analysis factually discovered that 85 percent … Read more

Less Hips = Better Pitches

The difference between powering the ball and finessing it is about more than just distance. Larry Rinker Inconsistent pitching doesn’t just plague baseball teams. It torments golfers as well. To execute more consistent pitch shots, understand that the kinematic sequence for a finesse wedge is not the same sequence as a power golf swing. In … Read more

Adam Aijala’s New Fairway Boogie

Yonder Mountain String Band’s Adam Aijala prefers the flatpick to the flatstick. Either way, the guy can flat-out play. Jon Rizzi | Colorado AvidGolfer Asia-la—that’s how you pronounce the surname of Yonder Mountain String Band guitarist Adam Aijala. “I get Ayhala, Ay-Jala, Ay-ala,” he says. “People think it’s Spanish or Middle Eastern. It’s Finnish, and … Read more

It Doesn’t Stink Being Mark Schlereth

Former Denver Bronco Mark Schlereth tees off on life, business, family and golf Sam Adams | Photos by: Peter Lockley/Clarkson Creative Mark Schlereth has transitioned from an anonymous offensive lineman into a popular TV and radio personality who counts green chile and golf among his many talents. Mark Schlereth remembers the first time he ever … Read more

Irwin Golf Management Expands Its Portfolio

IGM takes over daily operations of two more clubs Jon Rizzi | Colorado AvidGolfer Irwin Golf Management abbreviates to IGM, which either sounds like the multinational machine company or the management group that represents some of the biggest names in golf. Both associations suggest pretty heady company. But Hale Irwin’s Denver-based enterprise doesn’t fancy itself … Read more

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