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By Jennifer Simms
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Boulder Country Club Prepares for Pac 12 Championships

 

December 18, 2016

Photo by Jennifer Simms Boulder Country Club will be the site of the 2017 PAC 12 conference golf championship next spring. The club is gearing up to host the event, which will be free and open to the public.

While most people are busy preparing for the upcoming winter holidays, Boulder Country Club (BCC) is already making plans for spring. The club has been selected by the University of Colorado Men’s Golf Program to host the 2017 Pac 12 championships April 28 through April 30.

“It is a real honor for Boulder Country Club that the school selected us as the hosting course,” said Kate Kippenberger, the club’s communications and membership director. “We hosted the women’s [championship] event in 2015. It was pretty evident the level of talent these young kids have, and we’re certainly expecting to see that with the men.”

According to Kippenberger, BCC was the first choice of location for the event.

“We have a really good relationship with the university and the athletic department,” Kippenberger said. “They approached us and asked if we’d be willing to host. We went to our members and board of directors and they were very honored and happy to accommodate.”

Kippenberger said the club plans to make the event spectator-friendly and encourages local residents to attend.

“The club will be open to the public during the event,” Kippenberger said. “It’s completely free to all spectators. It’s a great event to bring children to. We hope to have Ralphie from the University out at the club. These [players] are fantastic role models and it’s great for young kids to see what they can do.”

As the club makes preparations, there are many details that must be worked out.

“We’re still addressing the logistics,” Kippenberger said. “There’s limited parking at the club and we’re looking at the opportunity for parking to be available at other locations and have buses bringing people to the club.”

Even with these challenges, Kippenberger knows Boulder Country Club will be ready come April.

“This is a great honor for us and we’re very excited to host this event,” Kippenberger said. “It’s something that’s important to the club to make a good showing on behalf of the city of Boulder and the University and we look forward to doing that.”

 

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