The driving force

The late Tom Kolacny used a plan and a 
tractor to help build Tiara Rado Golf Course

Tom Kolacny and his daughter, Kristie Fowler, who is a PGA pro at The Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Ariz., during Tom’s last visit to Grand Junction and the final time he played Tiara Rado Golf Course in 2009. Tom moved to Arizona in 1990, and family friend Bob Swander of Grand Junction said Tom told him he really enjoyed being able to see and play the course one more time, seeing it fully developed, nearly four decades after helping build the course.



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Tom Kolacny and his daughter, Kristie Fowler, who is a PGA pro at The Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Ariz., during Tom’s last visit to Grand Junction and the final time he played Tiara Rado Golf Course in 2009. Tom moved to Arizona in 1990, and family friend Bob Swander of Grand Junction said Tom told him he really enjoyed being able to see and play the course one more time, seeing it fully developed, nearly four decades after helping build the course.

He was a man with a plan. And a tractor. And a few good friends who believed in him. And Grand Junction has Tiara Rado Golf Course today because Tom Kolacny was crazy enough to believe an…




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