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Golf course compliments

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Dear Editor: While looking for my own name in the June 9 edition of The Aspen Times, I noticed a letter to the editor from Randy Pearl who urged a boycott of the Aspen Golf Course.I was really surprised about how critical he was of the course because I played on June 7, 8 and 9 in the 16th annual Aspen Junior Golf Foundation Tournament and thought the course was in excellent shape. In fact, it was one of the most beautiful courses I have ever played, private or public. Most mountain courses let the greens grow out a bit following the winter season, so I expected them to be slower than midsummer conditions, but they all rolled true and were not in the least bit “bumpy.” As for the “vole holes,” the only ones I saw were in areas where a good golf shot should not be, and we were all advised in advance that we could take relief. Every course has its unique characteristics, and I enjoyed seeing the little voles running around, since they relieved some of the stress I was experiencing while trying to hold onto my first-place lead. I succeeded and will be back to defend my title next summer! I will also be looking forward to the great cheeseburgers in Shlomos!Mark HubbardDenver, Colo.


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