The Life and Times of Hale Irwin

Some things in life are open for debate. Others are irrefutable. Among the latter is that Hale Irwin is the greatest champion ever to “hail” from Colorado. Irwin’s legacy as one of only six players in the history of the game to win three U.S. Opens, his incredible Champions Tour record and his roots here in Colorado as an amateur player and four sport athlete will be celebrated on November 23rd at the first Hale Irwin Dinner at The Broadmoor. Irwin’s inspirational story will be shared along with recognition of two other Colorado icons—Dale Douglass and Jennifer Kupcho as the golf community gathers for this “Champions Weekend” at Colorado’s only five-diamond resort. Over the coming weeks we will be sharing Irwin’s story with a series of articles by our esteemed golf reporter, Gary Baines.

Irwin’s Legacy Pt. 4 – Busy Athlete at CU

At CU, Irwin juggled football, golf and, of course, school, which was no small task considering the high level at which he competed in both sports. After all, Irwin was a two-time All-Big Eight Conference player as a 180-pound safety in football.
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Honoring Colorado’s Best

About 550 people expected to attend inaugural Hale Irwin Dinner and awarding of Irwin Medals to Douglass and Kupcho; site will be The Broadmoor, which hosted Century of Golf Gala in 2015
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Year 1 in the Books

Regarding inaugural Irwin Dinner at The Broadmoor, Hale Irwin says, ‘I couldn’t be more proud of this whole affair’; Douglass, Kupcho first Irwin Medal recipients; $25,000 presented to Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado
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Questions? Please contact Ryan Smith at 303-974-2108 or by email