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Grand River Hospital District is launching a new performance and fitness program for golfers.

The program, entitled Back to Golf, was originally founded by Bud Ferrante, an orthopedic clinical specialist in Carmel, Calif., who specializes in sports performance. Ferrante has worked with many PGA Tours players such as Tom Watson, Vijay Singh and Mark O’Meara.

Back to Golf is a performance and fitness program for all levels of golfers that aims to improve the golf swing motion by increasing flexibility and strength, the two most important things a golfer needs to hit straight and powerful shots.



For more information on Grand River Physical Therapy’s Back to Golf Program, call 285-5731 or visit http://www.grhd.org.

The Glenwood Springs High School baseball program is holding a taco dinner fundraiser at the school on Friday, Feb. 17.



The dinner will take place from 4-7 p.m. and advance tickets are $7 for a two-taco dinner plate. The price goes up to $8 at the door. A one-taco plate will be $7 at the door. Also included are chips, salsa, rice, beans, dessert and a drink.

Anyone interested in buying pre-sale tickets can contact Shannon Derby at 948-8537. All proceeds benefit the Glenwood Springs baseball team.

The F4 Group Fitness Challenge is coming to the Glenwood Springs Community Center on Sunday, Feb. 26.

The day of food and fitness consists of four consecutive group fitness classes, followed by a healthy potluck and recipe exchange. Classes run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with the potluck following from 3-4 p.m.

The cost is $15 for community center members or $20 for non-members. Register by Feb. 20.

Visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com or call 384-6301 for more information.

Western Rockies Sports Combine will hold an event at Grand Junction’s Stocker Stadium on March 3.

This combine offers athletes a chance to get documented athletic event times and results that they can use to assist in their quest to secure spots with college athletic programs. ZYBEKSPORTS Electronic timing will be used to provide documented results.

Coaching staffs from all Colorado universities and colleges are being encouraged to attend this event. The local semi-pro Gladiators football team will be on hand to help coordinate the events at the combine. Two recruiting services will also be on site to speak to athletes.

Registration and check-in begins at 8 a.m. Registration can be paid online at http://www.WRSCombine.com and reserved or paid on the morning of the event as space is available. The website also has more information on the event.

Austin Lewis, a 15-year-old sophomore at Grand Junction High School, is the founder and president of Western Rockies Sports Combine, a nonprofit organization. Proceeds from events benefit the Mesa County Junior Football Association.


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