In his prime, one over par
By Terri Wiebold; photo courtesy of Dennis Murray
Twenty-year resident of the Pine Ridge neighborhood in the City of Castle Pines, Dennis Murray won the Colorado PGA Pioneer Open at the University of Denver Golf Club last month.
Murray became a PGA Member in 1980 while working as the teaching professional at Columbine Country Club. He was the former director of instruction at The Ridge golf course in Castle Pines and is currently a teaching professional at Valley Country Club.
“As a member of the Colorado PGA Board of Directors and co-chairman of the tournament committee the last three years, we were able to come up with a new Senior Division for older PGA members called the Pioneer Division,” stated Murray. “This allows ‘pioneers’ to compete against others of similar age rather than playing against the younger 50-year-old seniors. Many of us still enjoy competing,” he stated.
The Pioneer Division is for professional golfers age 67 and older. Murray, age 68, won the event with a score of 73, only one over par. “One of the few good aspects of getting older in golf is that I can finally hit the ball out of sight,” quipped Murray.