Mr. and Miss February 2021: Cooper and Sadie

Cooper is a 7-year-old golden retriever who was born to be a golf course dog. Known to his fans as the “Golden Flash,” Cooper has been sprinting the fairways at Cascata in Boulder City, Nev., since he was 4 months old. The newest addition to the family, Sadie, is a 4-year-old English Cream golden retriever. She may not be able to keep up with Cooper on the grass, but she can swim laps around him in the ponds. The pair loves to explore the desert landscape at Cascata, and they keep the course’s grounds free of pesky coots and geese. They can usually be found attentively following their owner, Scott, and they’re full of tail wags when greeting golfers, guests and fellow staff.

Scott Delpiere graduated from Michigan State University in 2010 and is entering his third year as superintendent at Cascata. A 12-year member of GCSAA, Scott has found managing the 85-acre desert-style property to be both challenging and rewarding. When not at work, Scott enjoys playing golf and floating in his pool to beat the desert heat, with Cooper and Sadie often joining for a swim.

Photo by Amanda Spatz