Saturday, January 28, 2017 Pueblo El Mirage

You’ll never wait long to tee off here. Carefully designed on 6,600 yards, our 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course, designed by Fuzzy Zoeller, is ranked one of the best in the valley, and it’s waiting for you. It is pure paradise. Pueblo El Mirage’s golf course will challenge you – yes – even if you’re the most seasoned player. With delicate levels of difficulty you’ll continuously fall for it’s challenging ways, pristine greens, radiant lakes and what seems like endless rolling fairways. Water comes into play on 13 holes. Just picture a 118-yard, par-3 requiring a tee shot over water to a peninsula green. Now, keep imagining it, or you’re welcome to come experience it at signature hole #3. We are big believers in quality and affordability, which is why our year-round golf rates are affordable. You are able to purchase to play by day, week, month, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. Afterward, stop in the El Mirage Sports Bar and Grill to enjoy our great food and beverage offerings.

Jeff Currie stepped up and won the Pueblo El Mirage event today with a 66 net score. In second place was Neal Fisel back on the course after a little eye surgery. He scored a 67 net. Must have improved your eyesight eh Neal? Great job. Tom Hebert and Bill Heller tied at 68 with Tom getting 3rd on the scorecard playoff. Atta-a-Boy Bill Heller. One Birdie today it appears and Danny Campos captured it on # 16. Almost more money than 1st place got. Rest of the scores below. See you all Wednesday at Club West.


Next up for VGA, Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Club West – shotgun 9:00 $50.00.

Tee it up at Club West Golf Club! Boasting a stunning 18-hole Brian Whitcomb/Ken Kavanaugh design that serves up 4 sets of tees ranging from 4,985 yards to as much as 7,142 yards from the back tees. The course’s elevation and beauty distinguishes itself from other Phoenix, golf courses. Elevation changes that are nowhere more evident than at Club West’s signature par three: the downhill “double green” 17th hole that is highlighted by dramatic views and a tee to green elevation change of over 100 feet. Club West also features a complete practice range, well appointed golf shop and full-service Agave Bistro that highlights spectacular views from the elegant dining room and patio. The 120-seat dining room also is one of the area’s popular banquet venue and is ideal for wedding receptions, special celebrations and corporate events.

Wednesday January 25, 2017-Palm Valley

Palm Valley Golf Club, 2211 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 86395

Beautifully cool day to play golf in AZ. When the sun came up it was great. Fred Baldwin didn’t get an ACE but he did win the event today with a dern good 63 net, Well done Fred. Second place goes to Rich Golz with a 65 net and third place went to the Golden Boy Rusty Silverman with a net 66. No Atta-a-Boys today, sorry fans.  Rest of the scores below.

Next up for VGA, Saturday, January 28, 2017 Pueblo El Mirage 8:30 $45.00. 

You’ll never wait long to tee off here. Carefully designed on 6,600 yards, our 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course, designed by Fuzzy Zoeller, is ranked one of the best in the valley, and it’s waiting for you. It is pure paradise. Pueblo El Mirage’s golf course will challenge you – yes – even if you’re the most seasoned player. With delicate levels of difficulty you’ll continuously fall for it’s challenging ways, pristine greens, radiant lakes and what seems like endless rolling fairways. Water comes into play on 13 holes. Just picture a 118-yard, par-3 requiring a tee shot over water to a peninsula green. Now, keep imagining it, or you’re welcome to come experience it at signature hole #3. We are big believers in quality and affordability, which is why our year-round golf rates are affordable. You are able to purchase to play by day, week, month, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. Afterward, stop in the El Mirage Sports Bar and Grill to enjoy our great food and beverage offerings.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 Wickenburg Country Club

Open to the public, Wickenburg Country Club in Wickenburg, Arizona features 6,320 yards of golf at its longest tees and a par of 71 . A true “desert style” golf course, Wickenburg Country Club’s back tees have a rating of 70.4 and a slope rating of 118. The golf course was designed by William F. Bell, ASGCA/William P. Bell, ASGCA and re-opened in 2006 after a renovation pGroject converting it from the original 9 hole course to its current 18 hole layout.

The winds blew and it was cool, but no rain at the Wickenburg Country Club today. Fred Baldwin known as Steady Freddy has another nick name now. Ace as in hole in one Ace. Word is he connected on hole #3 with his trusty six iron from around 137 yards. I always say the skill comes in when you get them close, luck is when they go in. You had it all today Fred, way to go. In first place today, Danny Campos at 71 net. One stroke behind him for second place, Rusty “Golden Boy” Silverman @ 72 net. In third place Ron Amstutz @ 79 net. Rest of the field below.

Next event up for VGA, Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Palm Valley 7:51 $53.00. 

Palm Valley Golf Club, 2211 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 86395

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Western Skies

Located in Gilbert, AZ with views of the Superstition Mountains Western Skies Golf Club is located just 20 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport & 5 Minutes from the 202 & US 60. Western Skies has recently received a much needed multi-million dollar renovation. A state of the art irrigation system, an updated restaurant & bar, an on patio service and renovated lighted practice facility makes Western Skies Golf Club the course “Where Locals Bring Their Friends.” From beginner to novice, Western Skies Golf Club is the perfect place for anyone that is looking to have fun and wants the BEST VALUE in Gilbert, AZ! Challenging par 3’s & forgiving par 5’s make this course unique for any skill level of golfer. Whether you are a large group, a foursome or a single looking for a game Western Skies is your new home! Western Skies is also home to Mulligans Grill. Mulligans has over 14 HDTV’s and some of the best daily specials around. Open to everyone PRE & POST Game! Enjoy all of the games from football to golf! Western Skies is open year round with great scoring conditions and discounted rates for members of our Player’s Club. For more information about our resident player’s club, please contact the Golf Shop Staff at (480) 545-8542 ext. 1.

Ok guys, Margaret Storms did it again, whipping the field with a scolding 63 net two strokes over the next two guys for her second VGA win. Margaret you really make us all proud that you are a VGA Member. Dave Dean and Doug Rankin tied at 65 net. Dave got second on the scorecard playoff and Doug who struggled a little on the back nine really should have won but gets 3rd instead. Rest of the scores for the field below.

 

Next event up for VGA, Saturday, January 21, 2017 Wickenburg CC 8:30 $44.00. 

Hidden amidst the rolling desert landscape in Wickenburg, Arizona, it is an oasis of green fairways and waterscapes. Wickenburg Country Club is thriving amid the enthusiasm of its members and the surrounding community. Constructed in 1949 as a private 9-hole country club, Wickenburg Country Club received a face-lift in November 2006 converting the course into a championship 18-hole facility. Wickenburg Country Club proudly boasts a beautiful club house and restaurant. Ringo’s Bar and Grill can accommodate up to 120 guests. A beautiful open patio offers dining with circular views of the course surrounded by the beautiful Bradshaw Mountains. Often referred by many as a “thinker’s course”, Wickenburg Country Club accommodates players from the beginner to the experienced. Wickenburg Country Club is Wickenburg’s original home of golf. We are located at 1420 W. Country Club Drive in Wickenburg, Arizona. For more information or to make tee times, call (928) 684-2011.

Saturday, January 14, 2017-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.

Big smile, and why wouldn’t he be smiling? He just scored his second under 60 net score in less than 12 months.  Ken Baca won the Ken McDonald event with a scorching 58 net. Great work Ken and sorry for posting your brothers face as you. I will find them and replace them. Ben Hughes takes second and I’m sure he didn’t expect 2nd with a 62 net. For that matter the “Golden Boy” Rusty Silverman probably didn’t suspect getting 3rd with a 64 net. Twelve under 70 scores for today. The rain held off and it was a nice day for golf. Rest of the scores below.

 

Located in Gilbert, AZ with views of the Superstition Mountains Western Skies Golf Club is located just 20 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport & 5 Minutes from the 202 & US 60. Western Skies has recently received a much needed multi-million dollar renovation. A state of the art irrigation system, an updated restaurant & bar, an on patio service and renovated lighted practice facility makes Western Skies Golf Club the course “Where Locals Bring Their Friends.” From beginner to novice, Western Skies Golf Club is the perfect place for anyone that is looking to have fun and wants the BEST VALUE in Gilbert, AZ! Challenging par 3’s & forgiving par 5’s make this course unique for any skill level of golfer. Whether you are a large group, a foursome or a single looking for a game Western Skies is your new home! Western Skies is also home to Mulligans Grill. Mulligans has over 14 HDTV’s and some of the best daily specials around. Open to everyone PRE & POST Game! Enjoy all of the games from football to golf! Western Skies is open year round with great scoring conditions and discounted rates for members of our Player’s Club. For more information about our resident player’s club, please contact the Golf Shop Staff at (480) 545-8542 ext. 1.

Wednesday January 11, 2017-Legend @ Arrowhead

Gorgeous par-72, 7,005-yard championship layout designed by “The King,” Arnold Palmer Expansive golf practice facility complete with putting and chipping greens, a practice bunker and fairway bunker. Beautiful clubhouse featuring a lakeside grill with premium views. Men’s and women’s locker rooms. World-class golf shop
3,600 square-foot shaded outdoor event space overlooking the 18th hole.Semi-private memberships. An array of golf instructional programs for juniors and adults taught by top PGA professionals, including private and group lessons and a summer junior golf camp

Once again cool and cloudy. Dave Dean got 1st place with a pretty good 68 net judging from the rest of the scores. Three strokes off Dave pace, Tom Giljum at 71 net for 2nd place. John Euler picked up 3rd place money with a 72 net. Nice work on the course gentlemen, hope the Card game was even better. Rest of the field below. Looking for a big turnout at a VGA favorite, Ken McDonald on Saturday. Sorry no Atta-a-Boys to award, hope no one is too disappointed. Another note comes to mind since Doug “Doug  2” Patterson was a no show today. Doesn’t appear he lost much of his Wednesday Big Dog lead as he has applying a big can of Whoop A** to the Wednesday group. According to my calendar today was his Birthday. Happy Birthday Doug.

Next event up for VGA, Saturday, January 14, 2017 Ken McDonald 8:30 $44.00. 

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.

Saturday, January 7,2017

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.

Weather in Gilbert was cool and cloudy, can only assume the weather in Casa Grande was similar. The Legend adds to his feats that made him a legend, but it was too close. Danny Clark and Jeff Currie tied at net 68, but Jeff got 1st place on the scorecard playoff. Danny got 2nd. Ben Hughes and Danny Campos tied at 69 net for 3rd place and Ben won it on the scorecard playoff. Unfortunately for Ben we didn’t have enough players to pay out any third place money. Bummer for Ben. Danny Campos was left with the Atta-a-Boy. Neither player I’m sure was amused. Big question of the week, “will the Legend play the Legend @ Arrowhead coming up this Wednesday”. We’ll see, eh? Rest of the field scoring below. 

Next up for VGA,Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Legend @ Arrowhead 8:00  SG $50.00  

Perched on a remote mountain slope just 26 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, The Legend at Arrowhead Golf Club’s award-winning Arnold Palmer-designed championship golf course, delicious dining, array of amenities and superb service offer a foursome of reasons to visit. Whether you are seeking an exhilarating day of golf with family and friends or a picturesque backdrop for a golf tournament or outdoor reception, we have what you’re looking for.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / 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!

What a hoot it was playing with Bill Heller. He actually played better than I have ever seen before from him. Missed by one stoke for a three way tie for 1st. Two Doug night was in effect again, Doug (one) Rankin got 1st on the scorecard playoff and Doug (two) Patterson got second place also at 63 net. Bill was third at 64 net. See you all at Francisco Grande Saturday. The other losers are listed below.

Next up for VGA, Saturday, January 7, 2017 Francisco Grande 2 @ 9:00am for $52.00. 

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.