Tom Hebert comes out strong and smacks a tough ASU Karsten track with a 69 net for 1st place. Nice work Tom and well done. Knew you could do it. Doug (2) Patterson was on his tail and took second with a 70 net. Way to go Dougie. Hope you stayed safe out there with no right seat driving. Well, guess who left early knowing he wasn’t going to get anything. I the blog master gets to mention his own name, Harley Ewing struggles to get 3rd place. He tried hard, left his phone in the cart so it was nice to get third place and thanks to Gordon for not bothering with Snakes today, as I think I got all of them. Next up for VGA, on Wednesday Longbow if you think ASU Karsten was tough just wait till you tackle this one. Click here for rest of the field scores and summaries.
Dave Dean takes 1st today at the Golf Club at Estrella event with a 66 net score. John Adair playing a rare Wednesday event for him took 2nd with a tie at 66 net with Dave but lost 1st place on the scorecard playoff. Congrats to both on a fine round and Well Done. Another tie at 68 net included Jake Nicol and Randy Walton. Jake took 3rd place on the scorecard playoff and Randy gets the Atta_A_Boy. Great weather for today again. (Great Sept for AZ) Next up ASU Karsten on Saturday. Rest of the field scoring click here.
There he is again, Tim Haight leading the pack to the finish and 1st place with 69 net. Well done Tim. Tony Dalton gets 2nd in a tie with Bill Heller at 71 net. Tony won out on the scorecard playoff. Bill gets third. Jake Nicol takes the Atta-A-Boy at 73 net. Appears from the Scores that if I had been playing another of my clubs may have found a final resting spot in the pond at the 18th hole. Stonecreek can be a tough course to score on and it looks like it was today. Next up on Wednesday the Golf Club of Estrella. For those of you fighting it out for the Big Dog prizes start watching and checking your scores. Point scoring for the end of the VGA season is October 31st. Once again get your name into competing in the Jim O’Keefe cup at Antelope Hills GC in Prescott on October 7th. Click here for all stats review.
Tim Haight takes 1st place at Verrado today with a 70 net. Following at 74 net were Dave Dean and Larry Burton. Dave got 2nd place on a scorecard playoff and Larry took third. Alan Arndt takes the Atta-A-Boy with a 75 net. Field scores and rest of the stats click here. Next up Stonecreek Saturday. See you there.
Next up for VGA, Saturday, September 23, 2017 Stonecreek / SG 7:30:00 AM $40.00.
Looks like the usual suspects rose to the occasion today at Wickenburg Ranch. Dan Campos was so good today shooting a 66 gross and 61 net no 30 handicapper was going take his place at the number 1 slot today. Dan also fired an Eagle today on #7. Fine round Dan and well done. Larry Burton came in second always close to the money. He scored a 66 net. Tim Haight was third at 68 net and Dan Delgado was rewarded with the Atta-A-Boy for a just out of the money 70 net. Was a little cooler today and hopefully caught a little breeze too. Next up Verrado on Wednesday. Remember the new VGA software link and be sure to bookmark it for all the info on VGA events. Example click on the players name and view their scorecard.
Al Dan and Ron Amstutz came in tied at 67 nets. Al won 1st place on a scorecard playoff. Ron took second on the same playoff. Bill Myers captured third place with a 68 net tie with Larry Burton on the scorecard playoff of course. Larry settles for the Atta-A-Boy. Pretty hot out there today. A little breeze would have helped. Summer is almost over and double digit temp will reign for the next week. 2nd week of October should be the last of the 100-degree stuff. Must say that I have never see the Cattail course in such great condition. Whirlwind was making it nice for us out there. On a personal note, I wish to apologize to the folks at the Legacy Golf Resort for being a little cavalier in my reporting of the accident that knocked down some of their property. It appeared as I was applauding the damage. I can see why they may have taken it that way. A poor attempt at humor on my part. Legacy has always put out a great welcome for VGA and I hope I have not damaged that. They have a great course and all the folks there treat us great. Could not possibly be more happy with their service and course. Once again apologies for my flippant remark. VGA is experimenting with some new USGA tournament software that we believe will speed things up and certainly look very professional.
VGA is experimenting with some new USGA tournament software that we believe will speed things up and certainly look very professional. This is a link that should become a favorite on your phone or computer. Please go on to it and look around and see what you think about it. Click here to go to it. After you have reviewed it please give us your feedback. A sample is the new field scores below.
Announcing an upcoming event at Antelope Hills course in Prescott, Arizona October 7, 2017, the 2017Jim O’Keefe Match play tournament vs the Saturday Golf League. We would like to get a head count as to how many of our players would want to go. Here is a flyer for the event and tells you how it works.
The regular Saturday will run in concurrence with the Match play event for VGA and SGL. Car pools should be considered and we definitely need to let the coordinators know early you are planning on being there. It’s a one-day event, so if you prefer to drive leave early. Make hotel reservations if you want more shut eye.
Next up for VGA, Saturday, September 16, 2017, Wickenburg Ranch 8:00:00 AM $55.
Saturdays Winners “Don Peterson Two-Man Total Net Tournament” at the Legend @ Arrowhead.
1st: Tony Dalton and Steve Richter – 141
2nd: Larry Burton and Tom Hebert – 146 by a scorecard playoff.
3rd: Danny Clark and Allen Arndt -146
Saturday’s Don Peterson 2 man best ball competition and a visit to the Legend (Not Danny Clark) at Arrowhead. Not only that it was a semi cool weather day for this time of year in AZ. Larry Burton who refuses to leave town wins again at 68 net. Saturday Big Dogs, Larry is coming for you as he just moved into the top 5 list. Nice work Larry. Tony Dalton tied Larry at 68 net but failed the scorecard playoff test and takes 2nd place. Sorry, Tony. Dan Campos finished up the money slots for 3rd at 69 net score. Alan Arndt, Dan Clark, Tom Hebert, Steve Richter, and Rusty Silverman in alphabetical order will share the Atta-A-Boy for this event because they deserved it and all scored 73 net. Next up for VGA will be Whirlwind on Wednesday great course so I hope you all will make it out there as I plan on donating some money in the pot. Rest of the field scores below.
Next up for VGA, Wednesday, September 13, 2017, Whirlwind 7:15:00 AM $48.00.
Today was the Wednesday “Don Peterson Two-Man Total Net Tournament”
The winning teams were:
1st: Burton and Rankin – 135
2nd: Dean and Fisel – 138
3rd: Baldwin and Dalton – 141
Next Saturday will be the Saturday “Don Peterson Two-Man Total Net Tournament” at the Legend @ Arrowhead.
The Don Peterson’s 2 man Best Ball Event: 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 schedule is Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at the Legacy Golf Course and Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at the Legend @ Arrowhead Golf Club. Please note there is no extra fee for signing up so don’t let money hold you back. “2-Person Best Ball” is agolf formatfor 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).
In the regular event, Larry Burton took first today at Legacy with a 66 net. Larry don’t you have business in the east somewhere. New comer Jake Nicol takes 2nd at 67 net. Good start Jake. Neal Fisel getting back on track from vacation came in third at 68 net. Lucky me I get the Atta-A-Boy at 69 but must share it with Doug Rankin also at 69 on a rotating basis. Next up The Legend @ Arrowhead. Know Danny Clark will be there. Rest of the Field below.
Next up for VGA, Saturday, September 9, 2017 Legend @ Arrowhead 7:30:00 AM $40.00
Tommy “no shoes” Hecocks scored a 64 net to take the Talking Sticks event today. Well done Tom. Unfortunately for Tom, he not only can not afford to buy shoes but can not afford the prize pot either. Geez Uncle G would have loaned it to you. He got 3 birds but no 1st place money. Tied at 67 nets, Steve Richter and the “little giant” Ron Gunderson. Steve took 2nd and 1st place money on the scorecard playoff and Ron got 3rd place and 2nd place money. Doug Patterson thanks, Tom and accepts the 3rd place money with his 68 net effort. Slipping in for the Atta-A-Boy Tom Hebert at 69 net. Heard it was very muggy out there today. Next up Wednesday, Legacy hopefully all the smelly water holes are dry by now. Rest of the field’s scores below.
Next up for VGA, Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Legacy 7:30:00 AM $37.00.
VGA offers prearranged golf events on Wednesdays and Saturdays at courses in the greater Phoenix area. Come out and play with VGA.