Fourteen (14) 2-man teams were set in anticipation of the 16th annual Hootie at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club, which was held the weekend of April 27-28, 2019. (See a short history of the Hootie here) Teams were selected at a draw party the prior week and each consisted of an “A” and “B” player competing in a four ball stroke play battle over 36 holes. The “A” player hit from the white tees and the “B” player from the shorter gold tees (with a 4 strokes reduction in handicap). Continue reading
We play our first Major at the club this weekend and I thought it would be fun to write a short history of the tournament – The Hootie.
On April 13, 2003, a Cripple Creek tradition and a tournament like no other began.
“The Dog came out growling with a sandy par on the first hole and never looked back. Chipping in twice for birdies and taking only 24 putts, he rolled up a remarkable, we will not report the remarks that were made, 43 points [modified Stableford scoring] and ran off with a bone of $120. When asked how his knee held up, he responded with a blank look, “WHAT KNEE?” A 73 is a sure fire cure for whatever ails you.”
And so ended the first Hootie at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Bethany Beach, DE. Our “Once and Former Commissioner” – one Lary Larson – was eloquent in his description of the Dog’s “historic” victory. Continue reading