Looks like the usual suspects rose to the occasion today at Wickenburg Ranch. Dan Campos was so good today shooting a 66 gross and 61 net no 30 handicapper was going take his place at the number 1 slot today. Dan also fired an Eagle today on #7. Fine round Dan and well done. Larry Burton came in second always close to the money. He scored a 66 net. Tim Haight was third at 68 net and Dan Delgado was rewarded with the Atta-A-Boy for a just out of the money 70 net. Was a little cooler today and hopefully caught a little breeze too. Next up Verrado on Wednesday. Remember the new VGA software link and be sure to bookmark it for all the info on VGA events. Example click on the players name and view their scorecard.
Al Dan and Ron Amstutz came in tied at 67 nets. Al won 1st place on a scorecard playoff. Ron took second on the same playoff. Bill Myers captured third place with a 68 net tie with Larry Burton on the scorecard playoff of course. Larry settles for the Atta-A-Boy. Pretty hot out there today. A little breeze would have helped. Summer is almost over and double digit temp will reign for the next week. 2nd week of October should be the last of the 100-degree stuff. Must say that I have never see the Cattail course in such great condition. Whirlwind was making it nice for us out there. On a personal note, I wish to apologize to the folks at the Legacy Golf Resort for being a little cavalier in my reporting of the accident that knocked down some of their property. It appeared as I was applauding the damage. I can see why they may have taken it that way. A poor attempt at humor on my part. Legacy has always put out a great welcome for VGA and I hope I have not damaged that. They have a great course and all the folks there treat us great. Could not possibly be more happy with their service and course. Once again apologies for my flippant remark. VGA is experimenting with some new USGA tournament software that we believe will speed things up and certainly look very professional.
VGA is experimenting with some new USGA tournament software that we believe will speed things up and certainly look very professional. This is a link that should become a favorite on your phone or computer. Please go on to it and look around and see what you think about it. Click here to go to it. After you have reviewed it please give us your feedback. A sample is the new field scores below.
Announcing an upcoming event at Antelope Hills course in Prescott, Arizona October 7, 2017, the 2017Jim O’Keefe Match play tournament vs the Saturday Golf League. We would like to get a head count as to how many of our players would want to go. Here is a flyer for the event and tells you how it works.
The regular Saturday will run in concurrence with the Match play event for VGA and SGL. Car pools should be considered and we definitely need to let the coordinators know early you are planning on being there. It’s a one-day event, so if you prefer to drive leave early. Make hotel reservations if you want more shut eye.
Next up for VGA, Saturday, September 16, 2017, Wickenburg Ranch 8:00:00 AM $55.
Saturdays Winners “Don Peterson Two-Man Total Net Tournament” at the Legend @ Arrowhead.
1st: Tony Dalton and Steve Richter – 141
2nd: Larry Burton and Tom Hebert – 146 by a scorecard playoff.
3rd: Danny Clark and Allen Arndt -146
Saturday’s Don Peterson 2 man best ball competition and a visit to the Legend (Not Danny Clark) at Arrowhead. Not only that it was a semi cool weather day for this time of year in AZ. Larry Burton who refuses to leave town wins again at 68 net. Saturday Big Dogs, Larry is coming for you as he just moved into the top 5 list. Nice work Larry. Tony Dalton tied Larry at 68 net but failed the scorecard playoff test and takes 2nd place. Sorry, Tony. Dan Campos finished up the money slots for 3rd at 69 net score. Alan Arndt, Dan Clark, Tom Hebert, Steve Richter, and Rusty Silverman in alphabetical order will share the Atta-A-Boy for this event because they deserved it and all scored 73 net. Next up for VGA will be Whirlwind on Wednesday great course so I hope you all will make it out there as I plan on donating some money in the pot. Rest of the field scores below.
Next up for VGA, Wednesday, September 13, 2017, Whirlwind 7:15:00 AM $48.00.
Today was the Wednesday “Don Peterson Two-Man Total Net Tournament”
The winning teams were:
1st: Burton and Rankin – 135
2nd: Dean and Fisel – 138
3rd: Baldwin and Dalton – 141
Next Saturday will be the Saturday “Don Peterson Two-Man Total Net Tournament” at the Legend @ Arrowhead.
The Don Peterson’s 2 man Best Ball Event: an annual Two-Man Best Ball Tournaments for both a Wednesday and a Saturday event. Golfers that enter the normal VGA event will be ranked by handicap with the lower half labeled A and the upper half labeled B. The tournament chair will assign pairs for the two-ball tournament, one player from the A list and one from the B list. The VGA will post $200 as prize money for both tournaments, $100 for first place, $60 for second, and $40 for third. The event is named The Don Peterson Two-Man Best Ball Tournament in honor of our President Emeritus Don Peterson. The normal VGA event will run in conjunction with best ball tournament. This year’s tournament schedule is Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at the Legacy Golf Course and Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at the Legend @ Arrowhead Golf Club. Please note there is no extra fee for signing up so don’t let money hold you back. “2-Person Best Ball” is agolf formatfor teams comprised of two golfers. Those two golfers play their own golf balls throughout and the lower score between them on each hole counts as the team score. Two-Person Best Ball can be used in tournaments or by any group of four golfers (who want to play 2-vs.-2).
In the regular event, Larry Burton took first today at Legacy with a 66 net. Larry don’t you have business in the east somewhere. New comer Jake Nicol takes 2nd at 67 net. Good start Jake. Neal Fisel getting back on track from vacation came in third at 68 net. Lucky me I get the Atta-A-Boy at 69 but must share it with Doug Rankin also at 69 on a rotating basis. Next up The Legend @ Arrowhead. Know Danny Clark will be there. Rest of the Field below.
Next up for VGA, Saturday, September 9, 2017 Legend @ Arrowhead 7:30:00 AM $40.00
Tommy “no shoes” Hecocks scored a 64 net to take the Talking Sticks event today. Well done Tom. Unfortunately for Tom, he not only can not afford to buy shoes but can not afford the prize pot either. Geez Uncle G would have loaned it to you. He got 3 birds but no 1st place money. Tied at 67 nets, Steve Richter and the “little giant” Ron Gunderson. Steve took 2nd and 1st place money on the scorecard playoff and Ron got 3rd place and 2nd place money. Doug Patterson thanks, Tom and accepts the 3rd place money with his 68 net effort. Slipping in for the Atta-A-Boy Tom Hebert at 69 net. Heard it was very muggy out there today. Next up Wednesday, Legacy hopefully all the smelly water holes are dry by now. Rest of the field’s scores below.
Next up for VGA, Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Legacy 7:30:00 AM $37.00.
Winners today, Dan Christiansen 1st place at 65 net. In a tie at 66 Net, Larry Burton gets 2nd place on the scorecard playoff. Ron Gunderson also at 66 net got third. Dave Dean takes the Atta-A-Boy. Rest of the field scores below. Next up Talking Sticks. See you there.
Next up for VGA, Saturday, September 2, 2017, Talking Stick (+) 7:30:00 AM $45.00.
Tony Dalton is smoking hot lately as he scores a 63 net at Red Mountain Ranch. Now as anyone knows who has played that track, it isn’t easy by any means. A 76 gross score indicates the game he had today. Well done Tony. Second place goes to Larry Burton playing as steady as can be at 67 net. Third goes to Tim Haight working his way back to winner form. Dan Campos takes the Atta-a-Boy at 70 net. Next up
Next up for VGA, Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Rancho Manana 7:30:00 AM $35.00.
Dave Dean struggled a bit but was able to overcome and win on a scorecard playoff with Tim Haight. Both had 71 nets but Dave had the better back nine. John Euler takes 3rd place with a 75 net score. Dan Christiansen took the Atta-a-Boy home. Funny that usually goes to John. Rest of the fields scores are below.
Next up for VGA, Saturday, August 26, 2017 Red Mountain 7:37:00 AM $39.00
Larry Burton gets 1st place with a net 61, Jeff Rhodes gets 2nd with a Net 63 in a score card play off with Doug Rankin also 63 net. Severe computer problems today will put the whole score sheet in as soon as we get it straightened out. Hot and muggy, today. Wednesday We Ko Pa don’t miss that one.
Next up for VGA, Wednesday, August 23, 2017 We Ko Pa Saguaro 7:30:00 AM $48.00
If it was as nice in the Estrella area as it was in Gilbert, the VGA had great golf weather for August anyway. Dick Zibert took 1st place with a 65 net. Tom Giljum scored a 69 net for 2nd and Larry Burton got third with a 71 net. Dave Dean scored 72 for the Atta-a-Boy. Next up The Raven @ South Mountain, very nice course, you ought to try it. Rest of the fields scores are below.
Next up for VGA, Saturday, August 19, 2017 Raven @ South Mtn 7:30:00 AM $50.00.