All in the Family

5 teams seeking second title in CGA Parent-Child as Ironbridge hosting popular event

By Gary Baines – 10/7/2021

The CGA championship season is winding down, but one of the more popular events is on the schedule for this weekend as the 39th CGA Parent-Child Championship will be contested at Ironbridge Golf Club south of Glenwood Springs.

A total of 51 two-person teams are scheduled to tee it up on Saturday and Sunday, with eligible partners including father-sons, father-daughters, mothers-sons, mother-daughters and grandparents and grandkids.

Five teams that have won the title will seek a second championship, including 2020 winners Russ and Chris Roehrkasse. Other past champs entered are Bill and Will Fowler (2019), Guy and Nicklaus Mertz (2018), Steve and Chris Dillon (2014) and Kent and Steven Moore (2009). In addition, Robin Bradbury, who teamed with his dad Jack to win in 1998, now will partner with son Criss. 

Also in the field are Charlie Soule, part of a team that just qualified for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, and David Soule; Troy and Dylan Wonnacott; Sean and Gavin Crowley; and Ryan and Robert Burke.

The 36-hole Parent-Child will feature a Modified Chapman format on Saturday, with both players from a team teeing off and playing their second shots with their partner’s ball, then selecting one ball to play alternately into the hole. On Sunday, it will be Foursome Stroke Play, with players alternating shots from the tee until the ball is holed.

Both gross and net competitions will be held.

Besides overall titles being at stake this week, the Loel & Caleb Lierman Award will be given to the team that includes a player 18 or younger with the lowest 36-hole gross score.

For Saturday’s Parent-Child pairings, CLICK HERE.