The Ammonia Refrigeration Foundation is pleased to announce the Third Annual William E. Kahlert Memorial Golf Tournament, to he held on Saturday, March 17th, 2018 in conjunction with the IIAR Annual Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The venue will be held at the Country Club of Colorado/Cheyenne Mountain Resort, minutes from the Broadmoor Hotel. Transportation will be provided.
In 1971, Charles Gates purchased 3000 acres of land in southwest Colorado Springs that was known as Cheyenne Mountain Ranch. He had a vision that included a community of individual home sites, shopping centers, restaurants, hotels and areas for recreation. He commissioned Pete Dye Sr. to build the golf course in 1971 and from the beginning, the community and The Club was a success. The course was Dye's first to be designed west of the Mississippi and his first venture into Colorado. Lush, tour-quality greens and broad fairways are set alongside a 35-acre lake, with breath taking views.
"I adapted the design to the natural terrain, giving the course its own special character, and that original design is still the same," Dye said. "I get good reports from people about Cheyenne Mountain. They tell me it's a great course to play, where you need every club in your bag, and where not only are the holes varied but they have to be played differently on a given day depending on the weather."
The Country Club of Colorado is set at the foot of historic Cheyenne Mountain and designed around a 35-acre spring-fed lake known as Curr Reservoir. It has long been considered one of the more challenging courses in Colorado. Native grasses and slick greens also await you.
The Country Club of Colorado's 14th hole is a classic Dye risk-reward par 4 of 357 yards. Wrapped around the lake, choose how much real estate you want to bite off. But it can bite you, too. If you are successful on the drive, the approach shot funnels into a narrow opening to the green, butting up against the water. The other signature hole is the 17th, a scary 187-yard par 3. Water carries the entire right side and a tee shot at the pin must traverse the wet stuff. Nervous? Bail-out area is left. The green is long and narrow.
As in the past, this will be a full day affair, with vans leaving the Broadmoor South starting at 9:30 AM. Volunteer hosts will be there to greet you and get you loaded. A full breakfast bar will be awaiting at the club for you when you arrive. There will be three golf professionals at the driving range, putting greens and chipping greens to give you some pointers that may help your game. Driving range will be open until 15 minutes before the 12:00 Noon Shot Gun Start. Lunch will be provided at the turn, and heavy hors d’ourvres and cocktails will be provided at the reception with prizes awarded immediately following the tournament.
As a conditional weather backup, in the event there is snow on the ground and the course is unplayable, there will be a casino party at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, in one of their spacious party rooms. ARF Bucks will be provided to every player signed up, and competition will be on for various prizes; the grand prize being 3 Night Stay with 3 rounds of golf for 2 players at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. There will be Black Jack, Poker, Texas Holdem, Roulette, and Craps Tables. Food and Drink will be provided.
Players may sign up individually for the open competition, or Corporate Sponsored Teams can sign up to compete for the Coveted Travelling Trophy. This is an excellent opportunity to invite a customer or two to join in the fun, and more importantly, this is your chance to support the Ammonia Refrigeration Foundation. This is a rare opportunity to be one on one with a customer for the entire day. We are hoping to have over 100 golfers at this tournament! Club rentals will be available. A Four Man Scramble will be the format. Registration Forms can be filled on line or downloaded and emailed or faxed at the Ammonia Refrigeration Web Site: www.nh3foundation.org. Sponsorships are available and will be going fast. For further information, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 703-312-4200. Portions of the cost will be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Individual entry fee is $375.00 and Team Sponsorship entry fee is $2,500.00.