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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
The Glenwood Springs Ladies Golf Club will tee off the 2010 season with a season-opening scramble at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on April 24. The tournament gets underway with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
The cost is $34, which includes nine holes of golf, lunch and prize pot (cart is additional). The scramble is open to all women interested in golfing.
Call the GSGC clubhouse at 945-7086 to get signed up or with questions.
This year’s dues are $75. That money goes toward your handicap fee, weekly prize money, weekly long-drive and closest-to-the-pin contests, an end-of-year banquet and miscellaneous operating expenses.
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GSLGC regular-season play is on Thursdays, starting April 29. For golfers wanting to play 18 holes, there is a 2:30 p.m. tee time. For ladies wanting to play nine holes, the tee times are from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Area golf courses are opening now. Accelerate Human Performance is offering a class dubbed “Golf Moves.”
In this course, LPGA pro Nicole Cavarra and Judy Haynes, Accelerate Human Performance sports trainer, will pass along techniques in exercise science and golf instruction.
“Golf Moves” meets at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $20 per session. Call Haynes (618-1066), Cavarra (274-9280) or John Norton (379-1375) to sign up.
Registration is now open for the Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team summer training program, which begins May 6.
Registration is available at http://www.roaringforktriteam.com, through active.com. The women-only training program provides 14 weeks of introductory skills in swimming, biking and run/walking. Basic swim skills are necessary and basic fitness is helpful.
Training will be held in Glenwood Springs and will culminate with a trip to Denver for the Tri for the Cure on July 31.
Space is limited and pre-registration will be required to secure a spot. Orientation night is April 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Glenwood Medical Associates.
Registration is now open for the Team Mindful Sports (TMS) triathlon training program for the 2010 season. Training will begin the first of April and continue through season-ending triathlon competitions in October and/or November.
TMS is having an informational/registration meeting on March 30 at Aloha Mountain Cycles, which is located in the La Fontana Plaza (near Dos Gringos Restaurant) on the east side of Highway 133 in Carbondale. Join TMS from 6-7 p.m. to find out if working with its coaches might help you reach or exceed your triathlon goals this year.
TMS is a Carbondale-based group of triathlon coaches who help local athletes improve their swimming, running and cycling skills.
Visit http://www.teammindfulsports.com for more information.
The Aspen Mother Puckers B women’s hockey team defeated the Denver Spitfires in two games last weekend at the Ice Garden.
Saturday night, the Puckers won, 3-0, against the B-2 division Spitfires.
Team captain Julie Cox of El Jebel got the game-winner in the first period, assisted by Stephanie Cantor of Aspen.
Katherine Gleason of Snowmass Village got an insurance goal in the second period off a pass from teammate, and fellow middle school teacher, Georgina Levey of Aspen. Stephanie Costello of Aspen netted one in the third period, assisted by Cantor and Cox.
Amy Snyder of Aspen got the shutout in net, stopping all six shots from the Spitfires, while the Puckers made 34 attempts on Denver’s goal.
The two teams met up again on Sunday morning with a similar result when the Puckers prevailed, 3-1.
Susan Wilson of El Jebel started the scoring in the first period with a goal, assisted by special guest player, MP2 alumni Emily McConnell of Kansas City, Mo.
Laurie Geromini of Aspen got the game-winner later in the first period, assisted by Wendy Sparlin of Aspen and Cox. Sparlin was playing her first games since recovering from shoulder surgery.
Sparlin then netted a goal of her own in the second period, assisted by McConnell and Levey.
Two-minute penalties were served by Deanne Kessler of Woody Creek for tripping and by McConnell for hooking.
Gleason made her debut in net, stopping eight of nine shots from the Spitfires, while Aspen put 31 shots on Denver’s goal.
Next up for the MP2s is the Mountain League tournament in Steamboat Springs April 9-11.
Tennis courts throughout Glenwood Springs are now open for community use. That includes the courts at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, Sayre Park and Veltus Park.
Use is free with a community center membership. Non-members can reserve the courts for $8 per two-hour session if you’re a Glenwood resident or $12 if you’re a non-resident.
Reserving a ball machine at the community center courts is free for members (must be 18 or older; requires a current membership card). For non-members, it’s $10 for 30 minutes (limited to Court 1) or $15 for 60 minutes (also limited to Court 1).
All reservations must be made 72 hours in advance.
Once again this summer, New Castle Recreation Department is partnering with Challenger British Soccer on a summer camp that allows children to advance their skills.
The camp will run July 26-30. Register at at http://www.challengersports.com. Free jerseys are given to those who register 45 days before camp.
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