The City of Delta was pleased to receive 11 applications for the Golf Course Advisory Board. Nine of the applicants were interviewed by city council members during a work session Tuesday, Jan. 21.
When the regular meeting convened, Jo Rosenquist, Jeff Allinson, Kelly Scates and Michael Ludlow were unanimously named to fill the four vacancies. They join Vicki Ripp, Frank Marshall and Dennis Phillips on the seven-member advisory board.
"I can't remember this many applicants for a board," councilmember Robert Jurca commented. The council credited Dennis Phillips with generating interest among Devil's Thumb golfers.
During the meeting, Phillips commented on the record level of play at Devil's Thumb this month. Between 80 to 100 players are on the course every day, and revenue is on track to hit $75,000 to $80,000 this month. "The golf course has never approached that level of play in January," Phillips said. "Devil's Thumb is still the only course in the area that's open and free of snow."
He reminded councilmembers of a previous discussion about closing the golf course during the slow winter months. "I commend city council for leaving the course open," he said. With a large majority of players coming from Montrose (20%) and Grand Junction (76%), Devil's Thumb is getting tremendous exposure which is sure to have residual value, he said. Golf course manager Rob Sanders said he's handing out coupons for future discounted play, to encourage those golfers to return in March and April.blog comments powered by Disqus