Nineteen teams represented the largest number of teams in the history of Hotchkiss' Booster Club 18 Hole Golf Scramble at Devil's Thumb on Saturday, July 14. There was plenty of sunshine and a few low scores as 76 players played for bragging rights and prizes.
This year's winners of the Best Ball Scramble were Abel Chavez, Mike Dallas, Jime Poutre and Tony Marks.
Specialty prize winners included Bindi Pennetta (closest to the pin), Kory Mills (men's longest drive) and Annavah Kropp (women's longest drive).
Event organizer Curtis Hintz was excited as this year's tournament came together and a total of 19 teams teed off Saturday morning. "We started three years ago with just eight teams and had 13 teams in last year's tournament." The increase in numbers speaks to the interest of golfers and Bulldog supporters.
Monies raised from the tournament has gone to purchasing game football pants, replacement football jerseys and an rnd zone camera.
Hintz has been enthusiastic in serving as the tournament's organizer and knows his efforts are but a small piece of the puzzle needed to make everything work. "I want to make sure that a big thank you goes to Ken Brown and his staff at Devil's Thumb. They do an amazing job of putting on a tournament and being organized. I also want to thank both the Booster Club at Hotchkiss High School for its support and the Hotchkiss football team for its help working the tournament."
Hintz gave a big thank you to Ken and Needle Rock Brewing Company for organizing and providing a fantastic lunch following tournament play.
A list of sponsors and donating places of business include Homestead Meats, Lasting Impressions, Weekender Sports, Tribble and Sons Construction, Bolinger and Queen Inc., Hotchkiss Automotive, Arch Co Customs, Northeast Chiropractic Center in Colorado Springs, Aspen Golf Club, BNS Sports, Needle Rock Brewing Company, Black Mesa Lodge, Ross Reels, Black Canyon Arbor Care, RV Horizons Inc., Kwiki Auto Service, Watson Hopper Inc. and Whitney Constructions Inc.