Battlement Mesa finishes second in CGA’s Interclub
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Jack Elsea just wants to see the Colorado Golf Association’s Team Interclub grow on the Western Slope.
Elsea, who spent much of his summer swinging away for Battlement Mesa Golf Course’s 12-member team, had a blast matching up against golfers from courses throughout the state.
The premise of Interclub, which recently wrapped its second season of existence, is simple enough.
Colorado courses form amateur teams of 12 players. Teams are pitted against each other in home-and-away matches (six golfers travel for each match; six golfers play at home). The season spans more than five months.
Elsea and his Battlement Mesa teammates combined on a memorable campaign, making the finals against Lone Tree Golf Club. Battlement finished second in the title showdown, which was staged Oct. 23 at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora.
The pageantry of the championship event struck Elsea.
“It was really a big to-do,” he said.
A big to-do that he’d like to see more courses on the Slope get in on.
“We are just trying to expand the base and get more of the other courses interested in playing,” he said. “It is also a fun event that the players really enjoy playing in.”
Battlement Mesa enjoyed quite the season, going 5-1.
In the final, the western Garfield County team went up against a course with a men’s club that outnumbered it by an approximate count of 195-35.
Lone Tree prevailed, 24-12, in a showdown that featured both singles matches and four-ball competitions featuring two golfers a side. Each match is worth two points.
Making the final match is no pedestrian accomplishment. Fifty-two teams participated in the 2011 Interclub season.
Elsea, for one, would like to see that number grow – with a little more representation on the Western Slope, of course.
Visit the Colorado Golf Association site at http://www.cogolf.org for more information on Interclub.
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