Winner today with an excellent 62 net score Douglas Rankin. 78 gross for Doug today. Getting so he can’t get in the 80s anymore. Playing very well as of late. Doug is going in for hip replacement on the 12 of September so he may be not playing for awhile. I remember when he had both knees replaced at the same time. Believe he was back hitting the ball in about a months time so I doubt he can be held down very long. Good luck Doug and we all wish you back asap after surgery and don’t get any of that Iron Man stuff put it. Second place goes to John Euler playing with Doug in the same group. Some good golf in that group. John scored a 68 net. Third place goes to Tom Giljum. Had the pleasure of playing with Tim Haight today. Been wanting to know how he does it. Caught him pouring some strange looking red stuff in his water jug today. He didn’t exactly say what it was. He finished with a Birdie out of the sand trap in the hole on #18. Perhaps I may buy some of that red stuff too. 😉 Rest of the scores below.
Next event up for VGA, Saturday September 3 2016 GCU 7:30:00 AM $45.00
Tim Haight takes another first place finish and captures the money with a 4 stroke advantage (64) over the second place finisher Tom Hebert (68). Tim also shot past the field for 1st place on the 2016 Saturday Big Dogs Contest. This guy can not be slowed down and good for you Tim. As stated, taking second with a very respectable 68 net Tom Hebert. Nice work Tom. Tied for third at 73 nets, Dan Clark and Dan Christiansen the Atta-Boy kid. Dan Clark won third with the scorecard playoff. Dan Christiansen got the Atta-Boy, again. Not bad for a two Dan showing. Rest of the story below.
Preview for next VGA event which is Wednesday August 31 2016 Legacy GC 7:30:00 AM $30.00.
Why do they call it Dunes? You know now if you played. Challenging and beautiful and probably pretty warm too, but not so much today I suspect. One of my favorite courses to play although it rises way above my playing skills. In first place today was Bradley Rinehart with a 69 score. Second place was a tie, what’s new, Steve Richter and Ron Gunderson came in with identical 72 nets. Steve got 2nd on the scorecard playoff and Ron too third. Good work out their gents and here are the rest of the scores.
Preview: Next up for VGA, Saturday August 27 2016 @ Dove Valley 7:00:00 AM for $27.50.
Tied at 69 today at Los Caballeros, Dan Campos and Tony Dalton. Dan won first place on the scorecard playoff with Tony taking second place. John Adair takes third place with a 72 net. Nice day not too hot. Not even an Atta Boy to bring up, Rest of the pack below.
Next up for VGA, Wednesday August 24 2016 Southern Dunes 7:28:00 AM $39.00
Woohoo, Tim Haight is playing some awesome golf lately. He wins again with a very cool 62 net on a very hot day. Johnny “Mr Cheese” Pierce got second with 68 net. Dan “Da Man” Christiansen got third with a 69 net. The “Tres Amigos” of Doug Rankin, Tony Dalton, and John Adair tied at 71 for the Atta-boy, but Neal wouldn’t even run a scorecard playoff for them. Nice, rest of the scores below.
Next VGA event is Saturday August 20 2016 Los Caballeros 8:00:00 AM $40.00
6000 yards with a 141 slope, what was I doing out there. Tim Haight should be there and tied Kevin Gilmore at 72. Tim won on the scorecard playoff and Kevin took 2nd place. Tied at 73 John Adair and Jeff Currie, John won the scorecard playoff and Jeff got the Atta-Boy. Hot and and humid, but a beautiful Red Mountain Ranch course and since everyone struggled a bit it was all ok. Rest of the field’s scores below.
Next up for VGA, Troon North Monument course, Wednesday Aug 17th, 830am for $53.
Today there was a three way tie for first place with 67 net scores. Rich Perry took 1st, Fred Baldwin got second and Golden Boy aka Rusty Silverman got 3rd place. All on the scorecard playoff. Course changed venue on us so we played Cattail instead of Devil’s Claw. Same same as for as I’m concerned. The course was great, the weather ok, too much humidity, great playing partners, who could ask for anything more. Oh I know I wish I didn’t collect two 8s on the last two holes. All scores below.
Next up Preview for Saturday August 13 2016 Red Mountain 7:30:00 AM $39.00.
First place today goes to Tim Haight at 64 net. 2nd goes to Bill Heller at 65 net. Tied at 66 Danny Clark, and Dan Christiansen making it a two Dan tie. Clark won out on the Scorecard playoff and Christiansen got the coveted Atta-Boy award. Got hot and humid late in the round but that’s AZ . Rest of the scores below.
Preview of next Event
Next up for VGA, Wednesday August 10 2016 Whirlwind – Devils Claw 7:30:00 AM $38.00.
Beautiful morning at the Boulders this morning. The course folks said they had no rain in the last storm to hit the Phoenix area, but that didn’t stop the humidity. Sun was covered up for most of the day so it was very bearable as far as that goes. Ron Gunderson the little giant that could did it again, getting around in just 65 net strokes for first place. Way to go Ron you are a freak of nature. Speaking of Rons, Ron Amstutz came up one short but got second with a 66 net. Tim Haight finished off the money winners for the day, taking third place with his 70 net. Good job guys and thanks to all that played. Rest of the scores are below.
Preview: Next up, Saturday August 6 2016 Aguila 7:30:00 AM $33.00.
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