Set to a backdrop of picturesque red-rock formations, golfers showed up at the Arrowhead Golf Club for the annual RMAG Golf Tournament. For geoscientists, this golf course is gold. From the clubhouse, guests can see the 300 million year old Fountain Formation, jutting out of lush green vegetation reaching for the bright blue sky above. On the course, golfers wind their way between these huge formations as they make their way through the golf course. At every turn, it is evident that the recent above average rainfall has intensified the contrasts between the red rock and bright green vegetation below. This juxtaposition made it a vivid and memorable day for guests out on the golf course.
Much like the previous year, the 2015 Golf Tournament provided players with the usual fun atmosphere. On the course players were greeted with music at several holes, participated in several contests, rolled giant dice, took goofy photos in sombreros, and smoked cigars. Once done, players enjoyed a meal while listening to the announcement of the contest hole winners and overall team winner.
Though we lucked out with a beautiful rainless day, more than weather made the tournament run smoothly. The RMAG is very grateful for all of the volunteers who were flexible enough to come down for the day and fill in where was needed. We also had an amazing group of individuals on the Golf Committee who put in many hours months before the tournament to make this day possible. Lastly, thank you to all of the 2015 Golf Tournament Sponsors.
We hope to see you at the 2016 Golf Tournament!
Hannah Rogers | Membership and Events Manager | The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists