Saturday, October 29, 2016 / Tres Rios

Tres Rios offers 18 holes of traditional championship golf. No more losing your golf balls in the desert! You will notice the serene and breathtaking views of the Estrella Mountains, abundant wild life, and no hint of urban develpment during your round. Tucked cozily into the desert foothills, this oasis insulates golfers from the desert environment, lending an opportunity to soak up Arizona’s warmth and sunshine in the sanctity and shade of stately eucalyptus trees. Make sure to reserve your tee time now to ensure your opportunity to play this oasis in the desert!
Tres Rios offers 18 holes of traditional championship golf. No more losing your golf balls in the desert! You will notice the serene and breathtaking views of the Estrella Mountains, abundant wild life, and no hint of urban develpment during your round. Tucked cozily into the desert foothills, this oasis insulates golfers from the desert environment, lending an opportunity to soak up Arizona’s warmth and sunshine in the sanctity and shade of stately eucalyptus trees. Make sure to reserve your tee time now to ensure your opportunity to play this oasis in the desert!

In first place today ole “Steady Freddy” Baldwin at 66 net. Great work and well done for sure. Second place goes to Dan Delgado with a 67 net. The “Golden Boy” gets 3rd place with a 68 net. Rest of the field below.

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Next up for VGA, Wednesday, November 2, 2016 San Marcos resort 8:30:00 AM $42.00 

he San Marcos Golf Course boasts a recent multi-million dollar renovation and now includes a brand new state-of-the-art irrigation system that produces year-round premium playing condition, expanded lakes, new tee boxes, reconstructed bunkers with new sand, and green enlargements on a handful of holes. The result is a strategically-diverse and visually stunning layout that makes for an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all playing abilities.
The San Marcos Golf Course boasts a recent multi-million dollar renovation and now includes a brand new state-of-the-art irrigation system that produces year-round premium playing condition, expanded lakes, new tee boxes, reconstructed bunkers with new sand, and green enlargements on a handful of holes. The result is a strategically-diverse and visually stunning layout that makes for an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all playing abilities.

 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016-Ken McDonald / Don Peterson 2 man Best Ball Competition for Wednesdays.

Ken McDonald is one of the most active and reasonably priced 18 hole par 72 championship golf courses in the metropolitan Phoenix area with a full service restaurant and bar. The golf course was built in 1974 and designed by the famous local architect Jack Snyder. This 18-hole championship course provides an excellent round of golf for every skill level at an affordable price. This well-maintained course has been a favorite to Arizona golfers and is consistently ranked as one of the area’s top daily fee courses. The course, while flat, has well-placed hazards that provide a fun and challenging golf experience. Ken McDonald also hosts a fantastic program for junior golfers.
Ken McDonald is one of the most active and reasonably priced 18 hole par 72 championship golf courses in the metropolitan Phoenix area with a full service restaurant and bar. The golf course was built in 1974 and designed by the famous local architect Jack Snyder. This 18-hole championship course provides an excellent round of golf for every skill level at an affordable price. This well-maintained course has been a favorite to Arizona golfers and is consistently ranked as one of the area’s top daily fee courses. The course, while flat, has well-placed hazards that provide a fun and challenging golf experience. Ken McDonald also hosts a fantastic program for junior golfers.

Lots of things happening for VGA today. Winner of today’s event was Dick Brooks back from his Summer lair in Minnesota. Welcome back and good play by you at 66 net on a course that was less than perfect. Another thing happened today that to my knowledge has not happened before in a VGA event. A woman member takes a second place finish. Margaret Storms finished one stroke behind the winner at 67 net and welcome to VGA to her. Didn’t know there were any glass ceilings at VGA but if there are any Margaret broke one today. Fantastic for you Margaret and VGA too. Coming in at 69 for third place, Danny Clark. Well played indeed winners. The weather was pretty warm again for late October, mid 90s I’m sure. We got caught in the overseed process. Grass was longer than usual for Ken McDonald and some greens had not been mowed. Early most putts produced a nice rooster tail of water. So you really had to hit them hard early. Cart path only doesn’t usually help either. Definitively was beautiful though and should be back to normal soon. The other event played today was the Wednesday version of the Don Peterson 2 Man Best Ball event. Tim Haight and again Margaret Storms came in first. I had a bit of a let down going from 1st on Saturday at Aguila to Atta-a-boy on Wednesday. Way the golf ball bounces I guess. Had a blast with this event and I hope it continues for VGA play. Apologies go out to Rich Golz for me misspelling his name on numerous occasions. Try not to do that and will try not to let it happen again.

1st:    Haight and Storms    60

2nd    Dalton and Baca    60

3rd    Giljum and Baldwin    62

Atta boy    Richter and Ewing    62

Rest of the field below.

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Next up for VGA, Saturday, October 29, 2016 Tres Rios 8:30:00 AM $39.00.

Tres Rios offers 18 holes of traditional championship golf. No more losing your golf balls in the desert! You will notice the serene and breathtaking views of the Estrella Mountains, abundant wild life, and no hint of urban develpment during your round. Tucked cozily into the desert foothills, this oasis insulates golfers from the desert environment, lending an opportunity to soak up Arizona’s warmth and sunshine in the sanctity and shade of stately eucalyptus trees. Make sure to reserve your tee time now to ensure your opportunity to play this oasis in the desert!
Tres Rios offers 18 holes of traditional championship golf. No more losing your golf balls in the desert! You will notice the serene and breathtaking views of the Estrella Mountains, abundant wild life, and no hint of urban develpment during your round. Tucked cozily into the desert foothills, this oasis insulates golfers from the desert environment, lending an opportunity to soak up Arizona’s warmth and sunshine in the sanctity and shade of stately eucalyptus trees. Make sure to reserve your tee time now to ensure your opportunity to play this oasis in the desert!

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016-Aguila GC / Don Peterson 2 man Best Ball Competition for Saturdays.

The Aquila Golf Course facility offers two golf courses; one is a Championship length course while the other is a par-3, nine-hole course. The championship course provides an excellent game of golf for an affordable price. There are scenic views of mountains and downtown Phoenix as well as a challenging layout featuring several water hazards and bunkers. Although the terrain is rather hilly, it is still relatively walkable. The course has an excellent range of holes that each have a unique character, the par 5's are especially notable. Native grasses and wildflowers are also present on Aquila's Championship course, further adding to its natural beauty.
The Aquila Golf Course facility offers two golf courses; one is a Championship length course while the other is a par-3, nine-hole course. The championship course provides an excellent game of golf for an affordable price. There are scenic views of mountains and downtown Phoenix as well as a challenging layout featuring several water hazards and bunkers. Although the terrain is rather hilly, it is still relatively walkable. The course has an excellent range of holes that each have a unique character, the par 5’s are especially notable. Native grasses and wildflowers are also present on Aquila’s Championship course, further adding to its natural beauty.

The Saturday Version of the Don Peterson 2 man best ball tournament and of course the regular VGA event were played concurrently in one event today. VGA donated some pretty good prize money and it didn’t cost our players a penny extra. Pretty nice eh? So don’t miss out on the Wednesday version this coming Wednesday at Ken McDonald course in Tempe. In first today and playing a spectacular round in 63 strokes, Steve Richter. Second place went to Danny Delgado three strokes off Steve’s pace at 66 net. Three players tied at 67 for third place, Tim Haight took the money on the scorecard playoff and Diz Disque and John Pierce shared the Atta a Boy award. Good scores out there today guys everyone worked hard. We started at 852 AM 10 minutes late, but it got pretty warm towards the end. My phone showed 96 when we hit the cantina.  Rest of the scores below for the regular event.

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Official Scores just in for the inaugural Don Peterson 2 man Best Ball for Saturdays.

1st        Bays and Ewing, score of 56

2nd      Dan and Lukert, score of 59

3rd  Haight and Snively, score of 60

Atta boys          Adair and McEachern,  Richter and Baldwin, scores of 60

Next up for VGA, Wednesday October 26 2016 Don  Peterson 2 Man Best Ball event No fee @ Ken McDonald / ShotGun 7:30:00 AM $40.00 

Ken McDonald
Ken McDonald is one of the most active and reasonably priced 18 hole par 72 championship golf courses in the metropolitan Phoenix area with a full service restaurant and bar. The golf course was built in 1974 and designed by the famous local architect Jack Snyder. This 18-hole championship course provides an excellent round of golf for every skill level at an affordable price. This well-maintained course has been a favorite to Arizona golfers and is consistently ranked as one of the area’s top daily fee courses. The course, while flat, has well-placed hazards that provide a fun and challenging golf experience. Ken McDonald also hosts a fantastic program for junior golfers.

You now have the opportunity to renew your VGA membership early and save $5 too. If you are renewing your membership log on to Arizona Golf Association site and click on the Post a Score/Club Renewal button on the left side of the screen. Follow directions from there.  If you get stuck call me Harley Ewing at 480-648-8589 or the number on the AGA site (602)-944-3035 ask for Betty. To get your $5 discount you must renew before January 1, 2017. Keep your membership current, you don’t want to miss out on VGA benefits. 

VGA Dues are coming Due / Renew now.

You now have the opportunity to renew your VGA membership early and save $5 too. If you are renewing your membership log on to Arizona Golf Association site and click on the Post a Score/Club Renewal button on the left side of the screen. Follow directions from there.  If you get stuck call me Harley Ewing at 480-648-8589 or the number on the AGA site (602)-944-3035 ask for Betty. To get your $5 discount you must renew before January 1, 2017. Keep your membership current, you don’t want to miss out on VGA benefits. 

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016-Ocotillo

Ocotillo Golf Resort, the premier golf, dining and social destination in the Valley of The Sun. Located in Chandler, Arizona. 27 holes of stunning golf designed by renowned course architect Ted Robinson.
Ocotillo Golf Resort, the premier golf, dining and social destination in the Valley of The Sun. Located in Chandler, Arizona. 27 holes of stunning golf designed by renowned course architect Ted Robinson.

Exciting event today at Ocotillo. 4-Way tie for first place with four players turning in 65 net scores. In first place, Dave Dean via scorecard playoff, 2nd place, Doug Rankin via scorecard playoff, 3rd place Jim Bays via scorecard playoff, Atta-Boy via scorecard playoff the “Golden Boy” Rusty Silverman. Way to go guys, sounded like fun was had by all. Don’t forget to get in on the Don Peterson 2 man Best ball tournaments (no additional fees) at Aguila and Ken McDonald.

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 schedules are Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Aguila Golf Club and Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Ken McDonald Golf Course. Please note there is no extra fee for signing up so don’t let money hold you back. “2-Person Best Ball” is a golf format for 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).

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Next up for VGA, Saturday October 22 2016 Don  Peterson 2 Man Best Ball event No fee @ Aguila City Card 8:42:00 AM $49.00.

The Aquila Golf Course facility offers two golf courses; one is a Championship length course while the other is a par-3, nine-hole course. The championship course provides an excellent game of golf for an affordable price. There are scenic views of mountains and downtown Phoenix as well as a challenging layout featuring several water hazards and bunkers. Although the terrain is rather hilly, it is still relatively walkable. The course has an excellent range of holes that each have a unique character, the par 5's are especially notable. Native grasses and wildflowers are also present on Aquila's Championship course, further adding to its natural beauty.
The Aquila Golf Course facility offers two golf courses; one is a Championship length course while the other is a par-3, nine-hole course. The championship course provides an excellent game of golf for an affordable price. There are scenic views of mountains and downtown Phoenix as well as a challenging layout featuring several water hazards and bunkers. Although the terrain is rather hilly, it is still relatively walkable. The course has an excellent range of holes that each have a unique character, the par 5’s are especially notable. Native grasses and wildflowers are also present on Aquila’s Championship course, further adding to its natural beauty.

Saturday, October 15, 2016-Francisco Grande in Casa Grande

Francisco Grande, the legendary Arizona golf resort, is located halfway between Phoenix and Tucson, and is just 45 minutes from the Phoenix airport and an hour drive from Scottsdale. The Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort offers its guests luxury accommodations in the Tower, superb food, outstanding golf, and excellent value. This traditional 7400 yard Arizona golf course is one of the most historic in the Southwest and is overseeded every winter and has over 1500 mature trees and three lakes in a parkland setting. The Arizona Hotel & Golf Resort has recently undergone an $ 8 million renovation of its hotel rooms and suites, including the golf course and all its dining and meeting facilities. Out of the 101 guest rooms, 64 are in our tower, including spacious suites overlooking our golf course and pool area. Every guest room in the tower is oversized and has a large, inviting balcony with expansive views of the golf course and the mountains in the distance. The resort's restaurants and watering holes provide a variety of casual and upscale dining and entertainment options.
Francisco Grande, the legendary Arizona golf resort, is located halfway between Phoenix and Tucson, and is just 45 minutes from the Phoenix airport and an hour drive from Scottsdale. The Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort offers its guests luxury accommodations in the Tower, superb food, outstanding golf, and excellent value. This traditional 7400 yard Arizona golf course is one of the most historic in the Southwest and is over seeded every winter and has over 1500 mature trees and three lakes in a parkland setting. The Arizona Hotel & Golf Resort has recently undergone an $ 8 million renovation of its hotel rooms and suites, including the golf course and all its dining and meeting facilities. Out of the 101 guest rooms, 64 are in our tower, including spacious suites overlooking our golf course and pool area. Every guest room in the tower is over sized and has a large, inviting balcony with expansive views of the golf course and the mountains in the distance. The resort’s restaurants and watering holes provide a variety of casual and upscale dining and entertainment options.

Sure wish Tim would get back in the Hot Dog business. He is just playing so well lately. Another first place finish for him at Francisco Grande with a 65 net. Great job Tim. Second to the “Legend”, Danny Clark with a 66 net. Third with a 67 net another steady player as of late Steve Richter. Rest of the field below. francisco-grande-hotel-golf-10-15-2016


Next up for VGA-Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Ocotillo 7:57:00 AM $51.00

Ocotillo Golf Resort, the premier golf, dining and social destination in the Valley of The Sun. Located in Chandler, Arizona. 27 holes of stunning golf designed by renowned course architect Ted Robinson.
Ocotillo Golf Resort, the premier golf, dining and social destination in the Valley of The Sun. Located in Chandler, Arizona. 27 holes of stunning golf designed by renowned course architect Ted Robinson.

Wednesday October 12, 2016-Legacy

The Legacy Golf Club, rich in heritage and history, is an 18-hole par 71 championship golf course designed by renowned golf course architect Gary Panks. Located on what was once Dwight B. Heard’s 7,500-acre ranch, the golf club is rich in Arizona heritage and history. Taking great pride in preserving and integrating many of the historical structures and monuments, our 18-hole championship golf course offers a unique look and an added opportunity to experience some Arizona history and of the Heard legacy, from which the golf club takes its name. The original two-grain silos, built in 1902, still remain along the 18th fairway and were once the tallest structures in Maricopa County. The Sierra Vista House, which marks the 1st tee, was visited on occasion in the early 1900’s by Theodore Roosevelt and Pancho Villa. Come make your own history at the Legacy Golf Club!
The Legacy Golf Club, rich in heritage and history, is an 18-hole par 71 championship golf course designed by renowned golf course architect Gary Panks. Located on what was once Dwight B. Heard’s 7,500-acre ranch, the golf club is rich in Arizona heritage and history. Taking great pride in preserving and integrating many of the historical structures and monuments, our 18-hole championship golf course offers a unique look and an added opportunity to experience some Arizona history and of the Heard legacy, from which the golf club takes its name. The original two-grain silos, built in 1902, still remain along the 18th fairway and were once the tallest structures in Maricopa County. The Sierra Vista House, which marks the 1st tee, was visited on occasion in the early 1900’s by Theodore Roosevelt and Pancho Villa. Come make your own history at the Legacy Golf Club!

Great course and weather and a shotgun start, who could ask for anything more. Well for me a better game, but some did ok. Lloyd Snively came with a 64 net and took 1st place for the day. Fred Baldwin two strokes off the pace at 66 net was second and Rich Golz was third with a 67 net. Rest of the scores below.

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Next up for VGA Saturday, October 15, 2016 Francisco Grande (2) 8:30:00 AM $39.00

Francisco Grande in Casa Grande
Francisco Grande in Casa Grande

Upcoming VGA events of interest to all VGA Players

The VGA board voted to have 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 schedules are Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Aguila Golf Club and Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Ken McDonald Golf Course. Please note there is no extra fee for signing up so don’t let money hold you back. “2-Person Best Ball” is a golf format for 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).

The VGA Club Championship, is a stroke play tournament to be held November 5, 2016 at  Dove Valley Ranch and November 12, 2016 at the Palmbrook CC in Sun CityAll VGA members are eligible to play in the two-day event, but should be aware that in order to be Club Champion you must have participated in at least 10 regular season events after the last VGA Club championship was played. The tournament is played as a 36 hole event over these two weekends with participant’s net and gross scores determining the final winners. There is a one-time $10.00 entry fee for participation in the Championship tournament.  The VGA treasury  pays $200, $150, and $100 for the top three gross scores and $200, $150, $100, $75, $50 for the top five net scores. A banquet will follow at the Palmbrook Country Club following the event to award prizes and is free to Members. Guests may be charged extra for the banquet to be determined later. The Championship event will be held concurrently  with the regularly scheduled VGA events.

Saturday, October 8, 2016-Wickenburg Ranch

In early February of 2015, Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club made its debut, and for a course built in the heart of some of Arizona's dramatic Sonoran Desert terrain, it has made quite a splash. Facilities include our spectacular 18-hole championship course crafted among the rolling hills just north of Wickenburg, along with an interim club facility with a golf shop, a small neighborhood market, and a patio where you can enjoy a cold drink before or after your round amidst the unmatched beauty of the surrounding high desert landscape.
In early February of 2015, Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club made its debut, and for a course built in the heart of some of Arizona’s dramatic Sonoran Desert terrain, it has made quite a splash. Facilities include our spectacular 18-hole championship course crafted among the rolling hills just north of Wickenburg, along with an interim club facility with a golf shop, a small neighborhood market, and a patio where you can enjoy a cold drink before or after your round amidst the unmatched beauty of the surrounding high desert landscape.

In first today was Tom Hebert with a 70 net. Nice round Tom as it appeared it was playing tough today.  His group was over the 30 min rule getting in so Tom lost out on the cash. 1st place money and 2nd overall went to Tim Haight at 72 net, nice job as always. Second place money and third over all went to Tony Dalton with a 74 net. Third place money and Atta-a-Boy  went to Dan Clark with a 76 net. There was indeed some controversy that occurred and was sorry to see the a ruling that has been in effect since March 2015 caused Tom Hebert to lose out on his cash award. He will get his points for 1st place however. Here is the ruling that was passed by the VGA Board and appeared in the March 2015 newsletter.

Existing customs and rules. All Players and Guests must check in at the events end on time, if they expect to win any prize money.  Coordinators will wait no longer than 30 minutes after the next to the last group completes their round.  If the final group comes in later than 30 minutes after the next to last group, then the final group will not be paid any of the cash prizes. No one will be paid if they show up after the event coordinator finishes the payout.

I know everyone likes to set a pace that feels good for them. Special effort must be taken especially if you are in the last group to keep up with the group in front of you. If you don’t,  you can see what could happen. Nothing is more tiresome than having someone prod you to hurry up all the time. That applies to the course ranger or anyone in your group that wants you to move on faster. Think of it this way, just 2 minutes per hole adds up to 36 minutes more time wasted per round. So use the Desert Rule when possible and don’t go chasing around endlessly looking for a lost ball. Get up to putt and align your putt while others are putting. Six practice swings may be too many. Standing over your ball to hit it does not necessarily mean a better shot. Hit the ball. Please just remember there are guys playing behind you that really don’t want to watch each of your foresome line up his putt endlessly. Rest if the field below. wickenburg-ranch-9-8-2016


How to Play Ready Golf (Google it yourself)

  1. Forget about the Honors System because it only wastes time.
  2. Be ready to make your shot when it is your turn to play and do not be afraid to shoot out of turn.
  3. Have your club ready and yardage marked before your partner has hit.
  4. When approaching a green, return your cart as close to the next tee box as possible. This can save about one-half hour per round.
  5. Limit time searching for lost balls. Use the Desert Rule.
  6. When a hole is completed, leave the green promptly and proceed to the next tee without delay. Do the scoring for the previous hole while others in your group are playing the next tee.
  7. If you are holding up the pace of the course, allow the players behind you to play through.
  8. Only take one practice swing per shot.
  9. Hit only one ball per hole.
  10. Eliminate money games from your group.

This will quicken your pace by 15-45 minutes per round.


 

Next up for VGA is Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Legacy / SG 7:30:00 AM $44.00

The Legacy Golf Club, rich in heritage and history, is an 18-hole par 71 championship golf course designed by renowned golf course architect Gary Panks. Located on what was once Dwight B. Heard’s 7,500-acre ranch, the golf club is rich in Arizona heritage and history. Taking great pride in preserving and integrating many of the historical structures and monuments, our 18-hole championship golf course offers a unique look and an added opportunity to experience some Arizona history and of the Heard legacy, from which the golf club takes its name. The original two-grain silos, built in 1902, still remain along the 18th fairway and were once the tallest structures in Maricopa County. The Sierra Vista House, which marks the 1st tee, was visited on occasion in the early 1900’s by Theodore Roosevelt and Pancho Villa. Come make your own history at the Legacy Golf Club!
The Legacy Golf Club, rich in heritage and history, is an 18-hole par 71 championship golf course designed by renowned golf course architect Gary Panks. Located on what was once Dwight B. Heard’s 7,500-acre ranch, the golf club is rich in Arizona heritage and history. Taking great pride in preserving and integrating many of the historical structures and monuments, our 18-hole championship golf course offers a unique look and an added opportunity to experience some Arizona history and of the Heard legacy, from which the golf club takes its name. The original two-grain silos, built in 1902, still remain along the 18th fairway and were once the tallest structures in Maricopa County. The Sierra Vista House, which marks the 1st tee, was visited on occasion in the early 1900’s by Theodore Roosevelt and Pancho Villa. Come make your own history at the Legacy Golf Club!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016-Wigwam/Gold course

Wigwam Gold #3 hole. This jewel of the desert is among the Southwest’s last remaining Phoenix golf courses & resorts that was built for a pure golf experience. Canals, streams and lakes cascade through the journey. The shadows cast on greens and bunkers are from majestic parkland trees, not multi-story resort buildings.
Wigwam Gold #3 hole. This jewel of the desert is among the Southwest’s last remaining Phoenix golf courses & resorts that was built for a pure golf experience. Canals, streams and lakes cascade through the journey. The shadows cast on greens and bunkers are from majestic parkland trees, not multi-story resort buildings.

Maybe we will need to break out the jackets pretty soon. Hope not, but it will happen soon. In first place today on the Wigwam’s Gold course was Dave Dean at 66 net. Second place went to Steve Richter at 70 net and tied at 71 nets were Tony Dalton and just 3 weeks off hip replacement surgery Doug Rankin. Tony won on a scorecard for third place and Doug was the Atta a Boy winner. He was however the real winner for his quick recovery, Great job guys. Rest of field below.

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Next up for VGA is Saturday, October 8, 2016 Wickenburg Ranch 8:20:00 AM $55.00.

In early February of 2015, Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club made its debut, and for a course built in the heart of some of Arizona's dramatic Sonoran Desert terrain, it has made quite a splash. Facilities include our spectacular 18-hole championship course crafted among the rolling hills just north of Wickenburg, along with an interim club facility with a golf shop, a small neighborhood market, and a patio where you can enjoy a cold drink before or after your round amidst the unmatched beauty of the surrounding high desert landscape.
In early February of 2015, Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club made its debut, and for a course built in the heart of some of Arizona’s dramatic Sonoran Desert terrain, it has made quite a splash. Facilities include our spectacular 18-hole championship course crafted among the rolling hills just north of Wickenburg, along with an interim club facility with a golf shop, a small neighborhood market, and a patio where you can enjoy a cold drink before or after your round amidst the unmatched beauty of the surrounding high desert landscape.

Saturday, October 1, 2016-Falcon Golf Club

Falcon Golf Club opened for play in 1997 and quickly became a valley favorite for first class public golf at affordable golf rates. Brian Curley of Landmark Golf Company designed Falcon Golf Club. Majestically nestled around the Estrella & White Tank Mountains, the front nine is target style with desert like conditions and the back nine is more traditional with bunkers, water, and trees separating the fairways and greens. The golf course plays at 6733 yards from the back tees with par of 71. Falcon Golf Club has been known for having greens and fairways in great condition. Falcon is a great venue for tournaments because the golf course is playable for the beginning golfer yet challenging for the advanced golfer.
Falcon Golf Club opened for play in 1997 and quickly became a valley favorite for first class public golf at affordable golf rates. Brian Curley of Landmark Golf Company designed Falcon Golf Club. Majestically nestled around the Estrella & White Tank Mountains, the front nine is target style with desert like conditions and the back nine is more traditional with bunkers, water, and trees separating the fairways and greens. The golf course plays at 6733 yards from the back tees with par of 71. Falcon Golf Club has been known for having greens and fairways in great condition. Falcon is a great venue for tournaments because the golf course is playable for the beginning golfer yet challenging for the advanced golfer.

In first place today and winning by 2 strokes, Dennis Haigwood at 64 net. Good to see you back in the winners circle again Dennis. Second place was a tie at 65 net, with Tim Haight and Tony Dalton slugging it out. Tim won 2nd place on the scorecard playoff and Tony got third. Was a spectacular day to play in Arizona today and I think the scores showed most every one was doing a great job of managing  the course at Falcon GC today. The rest of the field scores are below. Great shooting out there guys.

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Next up for VGA, Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Wigwam-Gold 8:00:00 AM $42.00.

Wigwam Gold #3 hole. This jewel of the desert is among the Southwest’s last remaining Phoenix golf courses & resorts that was built for a pure golf experience. Canals, streams and lakes cascade through the journey. The shadows cast on greens and bunkers are from majestic parkland trees, not multi-story resort buildings.
Wigwam Gold #3 hole. This jewel of the desert is among the Southwest’s last remaining Phoenix golf courses & resorts that was built for a pure golf experience. Canals, streams and lakes cascade through the journey. The shadows cast on greens and bunkers are from majestic parkland trees, not multi-story resort buildings.