Ahh,Troon North in all it’s double headed for disaster holes looking inviting and beautiful. The Giants can conquer anything and the “Little Giant” did it again. This time he put his money in risking all for money and glory. He got both, 1st place in the pot and a 69 net to take 1st place in the event. Way to go my friend, didn’t anyone tell you it’s too hot out there. 2nd place goes to back from vacation and ready to rock Steve Richter with a 71 net. Well done Steve. 3rd place goes to Luke Desautels at 72 net. Get on board Luke. Look who shows up for the Atta-a-Boy, Dave Dean himself at 73 net. Nice job David. The next event is at Quintero another in the crown jewels VGA has lined up for this quarter. This is one beautiful course don’t don’t miss it. Rest of Troon field’s scores are below.
Next up for VGA, Saturday, July 1, 2017 Quintero 7:00:00 AM $55.00.
If you didn’t get a chance to get out and play Wickenburg Ranch today, just view the video above to catch what you just missed out on. The video is a promotional from 2015. I’m pretty sure it has done nothing but improve as it matures. Ask those that played it, I’m sure it will be on your lists of must plays next time it appears on our schedule. Dan Campos showed once again why he’s Mr Scratch. He shot a gross 69 and net 65 to win the pretty difficult course today from the tips you say. Well done Danny wish I could have watched. Speaking of Giants, the “Little Giant” Ron Gunderson pulled out a 66 net for second place. Too bad he didn’t enter the prize pot. Third place and 2nd place money goes to Lloyd Snively. Great going Lloyd, I can only hope your slice is cured for good. Two players tied at 71 net, Neal Fisel took the Atta-a-Boy for 4th place and third place money on the scorecard playoff with Margaret Storms. For the first time to my knowledge in the history of VGA, Margaret shares and captures the highly sought after Atta-a-Girl award. Keep on hitting them straight girl. Next up Troon North another course you will want to play so sign up if you haven’t already. Rest of today’s field scores are below.
Next up for VGA, Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Troon North 7:30 AM $52.00.
So you think you have a hitch in your swing?
Don’t forget your friends. A friend sent this to me today and I thought it applied here too. To my Golf friends.
A newlywed young man was sitting on the porch with his father on a hot, humid day; sipping ice tea with his father. As he talked about adult life, marriage, responsibilities, and obligations, the father thoughtfully stirred the ice cubes in his glass and cast a clear, sober look on his son.
“Never forget your friends,” he advised, “they will become more important as you get older.” “Regardless of how much you love your family and the children you happen to have, you will always need friends. Remember to go out with them occasionally, do activities with them, call them …” “What strange advice!” Thought the young man. “I just entered the married world, I am an adult and surely my wife and the family that we will start will be everything I need to make sense of my life.” Yet he obeyed his father; Kept in touch with his friends and annually increased their number. Over the years, he became aware that his father knew what he was talking about. In as much as time and nature carry out their designs and mysteries on a man, friends were the bulwarks of his life. After 60 years of life, here is what he learned: Time passes. Life goes on. The distance separates. Children grow up. Children cease to be children and become independent. And to the parents, it breaks their heart but the children are separated of the parents. Jobs come and go. Illusions, desires, attraction, sex … weaken. People do not do what they should do. The heart breaks. The parents die. Colleagues forget the favors. The races are over. But, true friends are always there, no matter how long or how many miles away they are. A friend is never more distant than the reach of a need, intervening in your favor, waiting for you with open arms or blessing your life. When we started this adventure called LIFE, we did not know of the incredible joys or sorrows that were ahead. We did not know how much we would need from each other. Love your parents, take care of your children, but keep a group of good friends. Dialogue with them but do not impose your criteria. You might send this to your friends (even those you seldom see); who help make sense of your life ……
Verrado Founders scores for today. In first place Tony Dalton at 69 net. In second place Neal Fisel at 70 net. In third place Dave Dean at 74 net. Atta-a-boys go to the Legend himself, Dan Clark at 76 net and Tony Rodriquez at 76 net. Hot today, standard weather for AZ this time of year. Next up Wickenburg Ranch, one of the outstanding courses we play. Hoping you all take time to play it. Field scores below as always.
Next up for VGA, Saturday, June 24, 2017 Wickenburg Ranch 8:00 AM $ 55.
Hit them straight but not far. How many times do you have to be told to keep it on the course and don’t get into any trouble. Margaret Storms know what that means and she does it to win at Longbow, a very difficult course. Scored a 69 net to take 1st. Nice work Margaret, someday I’ll take your advice. Three golfers tied at 70 net, Jeff Currie got 2nd on a scorecard playoff with Tom Hebert getting 3rd and Tom Hecocks scored the Atta-a-Boy making it kind of a Tom Tom day. One good bird today and that was on hole #8 by Tom Hebert. Probably paid more than Margaret got for 1st. I’m pretty sure it was hot out there today so hope every one had lots of water to drink. Next up for VGA Verrado-Founders. Rest of the field’s scores below.
Next up for VGA, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Verrado Golf Club 7:45 AM $40.00.
OK, it was warm but certainly not hot by Arizona Standards. Nice breeze that did nothing but melt the sweat off your brow. Dave Dean and Rich Golz tied for 1st today. Dave got 1st on a scorecard playoff and Rich had to settle for 2nd. Frank Szakal captured 3rd with a 67 net all by himself. “El Presidente”, Tony Dalton was the winner of the Atta-a-Boy today at 68 net. Kierland played great today I thought. Grass in the fairways was great and greens were fast and true. I guess I had never played the Acacia course before so I didn’t know about the requirement that you must be part Mountain Goat to get out of the funnels on last part of the course. Puts a real strain on leg muscles old timers don’t use much, at least me anyway. Longbow is next up so be sure to get out for that one. Rest of the fields scores below.
Next up for VGA, Saturday, June 17, 2017 Longbow 8:00 AM $ 38.
Where is it found, and if you find it, can you use it? Where is that certain something that appears in a golfer’s game, then disappears, then returns again. Bursting forth like the Man of Steel. Unlikely, but Ron Amstutz smashed the field by 7 strokes at Palm Valley today with a pretty stunning 60 net. Oh, how the side pot gamblers must have moaned. Well done Ron, a most commendable round. To the others, very good golfers like Fred Baldwin and Jim Bays settled for a 67 net tie for second place. Fred got second on a scorecard playoff and Jim Bays got third. Another tie for the Atta-a-Boy at 68 net. The “Golden Boy” Rusty Silverman and Lloyd Snively shared that prize. Good work gents and atta a boy. Next Wednesday we play Westin Kierland which I say, “You do not want to miss”. Great facility, great course, and you will have a great time playing there I’m sure. See you there Wednesday. Rest of the fields scores are below.
Next up for VGA, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Kierland 7:12 AM $48.00.
Summer is rapidly heating up and Whirlwind’s Devils Claw course is surrounded by some pretty hot desert. The course was very Troon like and mostly perfect in every way. A cool breeze kept us all from sweating too much. Surprise Neal Fisel went from being a Monkey’s butt in Green Valley to a very excellent 61 net today to take first place. Well done Neal, well done indeed. Hey, who is this Chuck Quigg guy. Well he’s in second place with a nice 65 net. Also well done Chuck. Back from a European vacation and ready to get going again. Steve Richter gets third at 66 net. Welcome home Steve. Tony Judd accepts the Atta-a-Boy at 67 net. Rest of the field’s scores below. Next up for VGA, Saturday, June 10, 2017 Palm Valley 7:00 AM $ 30.
He’s back, Tony Rodriquez wins the Verrado Founders event today with a 68 net score. Great to see you back winning again Tony. No stranger to winning, John Adair took second on a scorecard playoff with Kenny Baca after tying at 70 net. Kenny gets third place. Tony Dalton and Dan Delgado share the Atta-a-Boy after a 74 net tie. It was a hot day in the Phoenix area today but still great in the mornings. But look out. Next up Whirlwind so don’t miss out on that one. Rest of Founders scores are below.
Next up for VGA, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Whirlwind 8:06 AM $42.00.