New Golf Pro, Irrigation System at Spreading Antlers

View of Course and Clubhouse from Memorial Drive

A new $107,000 watering system is being installed at Spreading Antlers Golf Course this month, thanks to  donations from the Huddleston-Butler Foundation as well as other sources.  In addition to a new irrigation system, the course now has a new golf pro.  Golf board director, Larry Huddleston, said Bob Haney has been hired as of February 1.  Haney, whose career includes California and Boulder, Colorado, has relatives in the region according to Huddleston.   

“He’s now getting familiar with the course, the board and the town,” Huddleston said.  He added there will be a pot luck dinner at Spreading Antlers this Saturday at 5pm, giving the community a chance to meet Haney.  The grounds crew has been busy installing the satellite system that will operate the new sprinklers, eliminating the old-style dial-type programming that Spreading Antlers used for years.  The golf course board of directors had issued a call late last year to raise $100,000 for a new system to keep the course watered.  The course is owned by the City of Lamar, which has helped maintain the course, budgeting an annual $15,000 for the past several years, along with in-kind contributions for equipment loans.

(Editor’s Note:  The funds noted in the article incorrectly referred to the donations as being $107,000.  That was the cost of the irrigation system.) 

By Russ Baldwin

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