$1,800 UNM Annual Membership Returns 0

(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) Dec. 14, 2011 – The University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course’s “everything-included” unlimited-play membership is back for 2012.

The $1,800 annual membership includes all greens fees, carts, range balls, GHIN handicap, 10 percent golf shop merchandise discount and entry into all UNM Championship Golf Club events except the June 16-17 member-guest.

Members may play unlimited golf seven days a week, except of days when the golf course has been reserved for other events, said golf shop Manager Clee Melvin.

The membership runs January through December. The CGC will hold 10 competitions for members, starting with the member-prospective member/guest two-man scramble on Feb. 19.

To contact the CGC about the men's association, click here. For more information about the annual membership, contact UNM.

— Dan Vukelich

In other news…

PGA of America Lifetime Achievement winner Guy Wimberly, director of Golf at Sierra del Rio Golf Course in Elephant Butte, N.M., will be inducted into the Albuquerque/New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame in February. Wimberly, who played for UNM men's golf team, was the long-time operator of Arroyo del Oso Golf Course. A spokesman for the Sun Country PGA Section called Wimberly “sort of our George Washington.”

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Dan Vukelich, former editor of ABQ Free Press and Sun Country Golf magazine, is editor of NewMexicoGolfNews.com. He's a member of the Golf Writers Association of America and the Golf Travel Writers of America. Reach him at dan@newmexicogolfnews.com

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