Larry Burton was 1st place in A Flight and Doug Rankin was 1st place in B Flight. Best I can tell every one has a great time with the possible exception of Rusty Silverman who learned the hard way not to interfere with the solitude of Cholla Cactus. If any of you who didn’t get to Green Valley this year, you may wish to sign up next year.
San Marcos provided plenty of challenges for some of our players today, but not for our A-flight guys going off first today. Tim Haight rang in with a smooth 64 net and 4 good birds. Oh and by the way Tim choose to walk his round today. Second place goes to Steve Richter with a 66 net. Great job Steve and thanks for helping me out with the score cards. Two apologies go out to Ben Hughes and Brad Rinehart. Ben for hosing him out of third place in the 1st place and one for Bradley for letting him think he had third place. Unfortunately no money was paid out for third so I’m taking it as a no harm no foul on my part. I found I wasn’t as familiar with the event worksheet as I should be. I was subbing in today as coordinator so as the celebrities say, I apologize if I have offended anyone and I won’t do it again. Maybe. Next VGA event is, Wednesday June 1 2016 Palmbrook GC 7:22 AM 24.00. Fun course to play I think, hope it plays well for you
Definitely an interesting one today. First place and first place money went to none other than the Golden Lad from Paradise Valley Rusty Silverman. That course appeared to be as always, harder than it looks. Rusty managed a 70 net to win. In second place and apparently forgetting to get in the prize pot, John Euler gets second place but no dough ray me at 72 net. Tied at 74 nets were Steve Richter and Bill Myers. Steve got 3rd place and the money for second place. Bill got 4th and third place money. Next VGA events, John Pierce’s Green Valley Invitational May 26-29 Contact Tony Dalton (sold out), Local event is Saturday May 28 2016 San Marcos 6:45 AM $ 39.00.
Windy in Wickenburg? Jeff Rhodes takes the win with 67 net. Hot on his heels for 2nd Lloyd Snively a 68 net. Tied at 70 net, Danny Campos (with 5 birdies) gets 3rd on a scorecard playoff, with Tim Haight taking home the Atta-Boy for the day.
Do not forget, if you’re not playing the Green Valley Invitational on the 28th please remember the local event at San Marcos golf course on the 28th too. Signup ASAP. For those of you that like to use the printed calendar, we have an updated calendar, please be sure you use the one that is rev. May 19, 2016. That is the most current one. You can find it on the VGA schedule page. There are some minor time changes and one venue change. VGAs next event is Wednesday May 25 2016 Wigwam (gold) 8:00 AM $ 42.00. Be there.
Daniel Lewis Danforth, 80, born January 16, 1936 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, passed away on January 29, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona. Dan was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and proudly served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Moose Lodge # 2082 in Mesa and also an avid golfer and certified scuba diver. Dan was a plumber by trade and worked for the California Plumbers Union – Local 342 for 55 years. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia L. Danforth; son, Steve and Gloria Danforth; step-children Sherry Roethig, Deb Hubbard and Rick and Chuck Cliff as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was an active member of the Willie Men’s Club at WAFB until he joined the VGA during the late 1990’s , he played at every eastside VGA tournament until 2011 when he retired from golf. I have personally played with Dan on several occasions and enjoyed his Military stories. Old VGA golfers are like old Soldiers like Dan, they never die they just fade away.
John Adair and Doug Rankin tied at 69 at Lookout Mountain today. John took 1st place on a scorecard playoff. Doug got 2nd place. Jim Bays, Ken Baca and Al Dan tied at 71. Jim got 3rd place on another scorecard playoff. Ken and Dan were forced to share the Atta-Boy award. Sorry fellas. The rain held off so it was a cool and enjoyable day except for dealing with the cruelty of Lookout Mtn. When you play well here you deserve much credit for doing a great job. Next VGA event, Saturday May 21 2016 Los Caballeros (2) 8:00 AM $ 40.00 in Wickenburg, AZ. If you haven’t played it, it is a great old Arizona Golf course. So get out and play it. It’s worth it.
A change of venue for the June 4th Wickenburg Ranch (a private course) event, it will be closed for aeration and other repairs. Rescheduled Wickenburg ranch for July 30, Sat, 8 am, $ 45 without a shirt, $ 60 if you want the shirt. Look for it when 3rd quarter schedule comes out. We have scheduled the old time slot for Quintero golf club. Directions view here, they caution against trusting your GPS so you may want to check it out if you aren’t sure where it is. It is past Lake Pleasant on the Carefree highway. We had 34 players signed up to play Wickenburg Ranch and will require that you sign up for Quintero. Greens at Quintero have been punched and sanded, but still a nice track. VGA apologizes for this change but the owners of a private course follow their own trail. We were just now informed.
Tony Dalton is the finalist for Saturday’s competition and John Pierce “Mr Cheese if you please” is Wednesday’s finalist. These two will finish off by playing each other again in match play to capture the President’s cup. Neal Fisel who was beaten by Tony last Saturday will get 3rd place. Having observed Tony and John play last Wednesday for the Wednesday crown, it would be worthwhile to be a fly on the golf cart. Let the match begin soon and may the better player win. And they did finally get it done. Earth and Fire came together and no quarter was given. Tony Dalton prevailed 5-4 and sent John Pierce home from Dove Valley defeated in match play but not in life. Like I said wish I could have been there. Tony nice job man, you are taking home all the gold.
Steve Richter scores a Hole-in-one in AGA competition.
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Ken Baca takes 1st place today at Dove Valley Ranch Golf Course with a 68 net. Followed by 3 strokes tied at 71 nets were Tom Hecocks and Rusty Silverman. Tom got second on the scorecard playoff. Rusty coming on stronger lately got 3rd place. Lot of potential Atta-Boys at 72 net. Next VGA event would be Wednesday May 18 2016 Lookout Mtn, (The Pointe) 8:00 AM $ 38.00. Very challenging course, you’ll want to test your skill there.
Ocotillo, enigma that it is. Steve Richter conquers it with a 64 net. Nice work Steve. 2nd place goes to “Good Luck” Jim Bays at 67 net. Atta Boy Jim and in 3rd place “Golden Boy” Rusty Silverman at 68 net. Next VGA event, Saturday May 14 2016 Dove Valley- shotgun 7:30 AM $ 38.50. Be there.
Tony Dalton is finalist for Saturdays competition and John Pierce “Mr Cheese if you please” is Wednesday’s finalist. These two will finish off by playing each other again in match play to capture the President’s cup. Neal Fisel who was beaten by Tony last Saturday will get 3rd place. Having observed Tony and John play last Wednesday for the Wednesday crown, it would be worthwhile to be a fly on the golf cart. Let the match begin soon and may the better player win.
Two players came in tied at 68 net. Tony Rodriquez, the ever steady player he is, won on the scorecard playoff. Good luck Jim Bays got 2nd place. Ron Amstutz came in 3rd with 69 net. Not much news to report except weather and wind were under control. Hope they didn’t suffer another 5 hour + round. Next VGA event, Wednesday May 11 2016 Ocotillo GC 7:57 AM $ 42.00. Bring extra balls to the course as you are required by local rule to lose at least a sleeve.
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On a windy day at Aguila, Al Dan and myself (Harley Ewing) were dueling it out for 1st place. I don’t usually duel anyone on a golf course, but I was playing well for some reason today. I figured I was leading Al by 1 stroke entering the 18th hole. At that point we didn’t know we were playing to win the event. Al parred it and I doubled, mashing my second shot in the rough desert. Scrambled to get it back in and 3 putted. Ends up, Al took 1st with a 64 net and I took 2nd at 65 net. Jim Bays got 3rd with a 66 net. In our group more drama was unfolding as Tony Dalton and John “Cheese” Pierce battled each other with John finally subduing the “POTVGA” in the final holes. John will go on to match up with Neal Fisel for the President’s Cup crown final. Next VGA Event, Saturday May 7 2016 GCU w/city card 8:00 AM $ 45.00. If you still haven’t played it, it’s a great redo of an old Maryvale venue.
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