Steamboat golf struggles at Gypsum Creek |

Steamboat golf struggles at Gypsum Creek

— Lost balls and a difficult golf course crippled the Steamboat Springs High School golf team’s efforts today to keep up momentum after early week success. But Steamboat coach Steve Dodson said the team’s main shortcoming was rather basic.

“We just hit a lot of crooked shots,” he said. “We threw away a lot of shots. We have to cut down on unforced errors and we really need to clean up our game if we’re going to go anywhere.”

After a second-place finish Tuesday in a Vail tournament, Steamboat could only produce high scores today in a tournament at Gypsum Creek in Eagle Valley.

Alan Capistron led the Sailors with a 78. Isiah Forsyth finished with an 84, Patrick Weston shot an 85, and Sam Scheer and Zephyr Erickson both shot 90.

“We had way too many penalty strokes,” Dodson said. “The guys worked hard and tried to manage the golf course. There’s a meandering creek through the golf course and a lot of sage you have to hit over, and we just didn’t hit enough straight shots.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

“The shot making just wasn’t there” Thursday.

Dodson said more practice could certainly help his squad.

“We need to work a little harder in practice and come out a little more focused at these tournaments,” he said. “It’s a process, a growing process, but my top players need to start buckling down and showing these schools that we are the team I think we are. We haven’t done that yet.”

— To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 871-4253 or e-mail

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Steamboat and Routt County make the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


See more