Hootie 2020 – It’s Coming Next Weekend

What is the Hootie you ask? It is one of our “majors”, held annually opposite The Masters Tournament. Because of Covid-19 both our Hootie and the Masters were delayed from April. Can’t wait …

The Draw Party for The Hootie took place last night and I’m pleased to have Tom Hunsberger as my partner. We have 18 2-man teams playing next weekend to determine the 2020 champions.

The Drawn Pairings for 2020

If you’d like to read a short history of the Hootie, click here: The Hootie – A Short History

Last Year’s Player Cap

You can also read about the 2019 Tournament here:

2019 Hootie Summary

Keep and eye out for a summary of the 2020 edition to be posted after next weekend’s play. In the interim, I hope you enjoyed last year’s posts.

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The Hootie 2019

IMG_2689Fourteen (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

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The Hootie – A Short History

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