Colorado Golf Foundation


Thank you to all the sponsors and the 1,250 attendees who shared a magical evening honoring 6 Colorado legends and sharing an hour-long chat with golf's greatest champion, Jack Nicklaus! The Gala raised $380,000 to benefit the Colorado Golf Foundation’s four areas of impact: Player Development, Caddie Programs, Community Outreach and Scholarship Opportunities.

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Nicklaus highlights festivities as 1,250 attend event at The Broadmoor

In the West wing of The Broadmoor, there's a hall of fame that includes an impressive photographic array of people of note who have visited the resort over the years.

There's everyone from Arnold Palmer to Babe Zaharias, from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, from Aerosmith to Liberace, from Bing Crosby to Bob Hope, from Mickey Rooney to John Wayne, from John Elway to Peyton Manning, and even from Ted Cruz to Hillary Clinton.

Such a site seemed an altogether appropriate venue for Saturday night's Century of Golf Gala at The Broadmoor, which featured a who's who of golf in Colorado -- and beyond.

About 1,250 people attended the Gala, the culmination of a year of activities and initiatives held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CGA. Both the history and future of golf in the state were celebrated, with all proceeds benefiting the Colorado Golf Foundation and its mission of youth development through golf.

Jack Nicklaus -- who won the first and last of his eight USGA championships in Colorado, the 1959 U.S. Amateur at The Broadmoor and the 1993 U.S. Senior Open at Cherry Hills Country Club -- was the headliner on Saturday. He noted that it was his first trip back to the resort since the 1960 NCAA Championships -- and just his second since his career-launching victory over defending champion Charlie Coe in the 36-hole U.S. Amateur final 56 years ago. (Nicklaus is pictured above at the Gala and at left on the 18th green at The Broadmoor's East Course.)

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Proceeds

The Gala raised $380,000 to benefit the Colorado Golf Foundation’s four areas of impact:
Player Development, Caddie Programs, Community Outreach and Scholarship Opportunities. If you would like to make a gift to supprt the foundation, click HERE

Contact

For more information about the Gala please contact Ryan Smith, Director of Development of the Colorado Golf Association, at rsmith@coloradogolf.org or 303-974-2108.



Colorado Golf Foundation