Saturday, October 28th, 2017 / Cave Creek

Cave Creek an 18 Hole Championship Course. 15202 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85023

On a gorgeous Arizona day today, Bill Heller scored another 60 net and won the Cave Creek event. Fred Baldwin was pretty good too for 63 net and got 2nd place. Larry Burton was 3rd at 64 net. Really low scores guys play from the short tees or something. Just kidding great jobs for all of you. Dan Delgado and Rusty Silverman tied for the Atta-A-Boy at 65 nets. Next ups Bear Creek this coming Wednesday see everyone there. Don’t forget the time change to 653 am there and cartpath 90 degrees. Rest of the field scores  Click here.

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Purse Points
1 Heller, Bill

Valley Golfers Association
93 -12 60 $54.00 5.00
2 Baldwin, Fred

Valley Golfers Association
83 -9 63 $32.00 3.00
3 Burton, Larry

Valley Golfers Association
76 -8 64 $22.00 1.00
4 Delgado, Dan

Valley Golfers Association
81 -7 65 $0.00 0.00
5 Silverman, Rusty

Valley Golfers Association
78 -7 65 $0.00 0.00

Next, up for VGA, Wednesday, November 1, 2017, Bear Creek – 653 AM $43.00.  

Dan “The Legend” Clark, Neal Fisel, and Gordon Lukert on Bear Creek Golf Course hole #5.

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 / Palmbrook

Originally opening in 1972, Palmbrook Country Club offers the most FUN Golf Country Club experience in Sun City, Arizona. The 6,500 yard Jeff Hardin designed golf course offers an exceptional park style tree-lined golf course with newly updated bunkers and course amenities. The brook meandering through the back nine enhances the beauty of the course while putting a premium on well-hit tee shots.
Doug Rankin wins today at Palmbrook.

Doug Rankin is back as he scored a beautiful 79 gross for a 63 net to win the Palmbrook event today. Rehabbing your pickleball shoulder must have done you some good. Great job Doug really nice golf today. Well done. 2nd place money to Larry Burton at 65 net. Third place to Dan Christiansen at 66 net and the Atta-A-Boy to my group mate today Bill Heller who tied with Dave Dean at 67 nets and Dave who also scored an Eagle on #14 today. Nice shot Dave. Next event for VGA will be Saturday at Cave Creek. Full results for today are here. 

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Purse Points
1 Rankin, Doug

Valley Golfers Association
79 -9 63 $69.00 5.00
2 Burton, Larry

Valley Golfers Association
76 -7 65 $41.00 3.00
3 Christiansen, Dan

Valley Golfers Association
81 -6 66 $28.00 1.00
4 Heller, Bill

Valley Golfers Association
98 -5 67 $0.00 0.00

Next, up for VGA, Saturday, Oct 28 Cave Creek 8:00 AM $ 45(city card) 

Cave Creek an 18 Hole Championship Course. 15202 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85023

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Saturday, October 21st, 2017 / Wigwam Patriot

Wigwam Heritage Red Course to some of us. Built in 1972, the Heritage Course is a traditional layout lined with pine and eucalyptus trees. The course’s closing stretch of holes (15, 16, 17 and 18) just may be the toughest final four holes in the Phoenix area. The 15th hole is a 414-yard par-4 that requires a well-placed tee shot to bring birdie or par into play. The 454-yard, par-4 16th features a dogleg left and an approach shot to an elevated, well-protected green with water right and back. The 17th hole is a lengthy par-3 measuring solid 250 yards from the tips. And finally, the 591-yard 18th hole is a monster par-5 with a dogleg left off the tee. Three well-played shots are required for a chance at birdie or par on the closing hole.

Beautiful Arizona day for golf and Jake Nicol tops the scoring with a 65 net. Well done Jake. Rusty Silverman scored an Eagle on number #4 hole and ended up tied at 66 with Mick Panarello. Rusty won 2nd on the scorecard playoff and Mick got 3rd. Bill Heller scooped the Atta-A-Boy. Next up Palmbrook in Sun City. Results summary click here.

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Points
1 Nicol, Jake

Valley Golfers Association
82 -7 65 5.00
2 Silverman, Rusty

Valley Golfers Association
79 -6 66 3.00
3 Panarello, Mick

Valley Golfers Association
89 -6 66 1.00
4 Heller, Bill

Valley Golfers Association
100 -5 67 0.00

Next, up for VGA, Wed, October 25, 2017, Palmbrook – SG start 8:30:00 AM $35.00. 

Originally opening in 1972, Palmbrook Country Club offers the most FUN Golf Country Club experience in Sun City, Arizona. The 6,500 yard Jeff Hardin designed golf course offers an exceptional park style tree-lined golf course with newly updated bunkers and course amenities. The brook meandering through the back nine enhances the beauty of the course while putting a premium on well-hit tee shots.

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 / Hillcrest

Hillcrest Golf Course plays over 7,000 yards from the tips posing a challenge to even the biggest hitters. There are, however, plenty of doglegs, water hazards, and white sand bunkers to keep them in check. Generous fairways, an all grass layout, and an absence of blind shots make Hillcrest a perfect site for any caliber of the participant. Choose from multiple tee placements, which allow playing from 5,500 to over 7,000 yards. The course can also accommodate up to 288 players. With elegant yet comfortable surroundings and impeccable service from a knowledgeable staff, it’s easy to see why Hillcrest is the venue for more than 100 corporate and private events annually. As the nation’s largest golf school, John Jacobs’ offers a variety of individual and group instruction options to help you achieve your goals, whether it’s polishing your backswing or revamping your game. The Club features a double-ended driving range as well as extensive short game practice areas for putting, pitching, and bunker shots.

I don’t know where he’s been but he is said to be happy to be back and so he is. Chad Olberding wins the Hillcrest event today with a 71 net. Welcome back Chad. Alan Arndt gets 2nd with a 72 net on a scorecard playoff with Dave Dean who gets third with the same 72 net score. John Euler gets the Atta-A-Boy with two others Larry Burton and Dan Christiansen all tied at 73 net. Next up Wigwam Red on Saturday. All results click here.

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Purse Points
1 Olberding, Chad

Valley Golfers Association
89 -1 71 $48.00 5.00
2 Arndt, Alan

Valley Golfers Association
83 E 72 $28.00 3.00
3 Dean, Dave

Valley Golfers Association
82 E 72 $20.00 1.00
4 Euler, John

Valley Golfers Association
89 +1 73 $0.00 0.00

Next up for VGA, Saturday, October 21 Wigwam- Red 9:30 AM $ 50. 

Wigwam Heritage Red Course to some of us. Built in 1972, the Heritage Course is a traditional layout lined with pine and eucalyptus trees. The course’s closing stretch of holes (15, 16, 17 and 18) just may be the toughest final four holes in the Phoenix area. The 15th hole is a 414-yard par-4 that requires a well-placed tee shot to bring birdie or par into play. The 454-yard, par-4 16th features a dogleg left and an approach shot to an elevated, well-protected green with water right and back. The 17th hole is a lengthy par-3 measuring solid 250 yards from the tips. And finally, the 591-yard 18th hole is a monster par-5 with a dogleg left off the tee. Three well-played shots are required for a chance at birdie or par on the closing hole.

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Saturday, October 14th, 2017 / Falcon Dunes

Falcon Dunes Golf Course is truly one of the top military golf courses in the world. This 18-hole, par 71, championship layout features mounded contours that frame rolling fairways and undulated greens.
The Golf Course also features a fully stocked Pro Shop to include Ping Club fitting available by appointment.  Hungry for a bite? The Snack Shack is open daily to help you refuel and refresh after a long day of golf. Planning an event? With the picturesque White Tank Mountains, what better way to celebrate by renting the Falcon Dunes Golf Course. Catering is also available on site.

Nice field at Falcon Dunes today with Tommy No shoes Hecocks coming in first place with a 65 net. Well done Tom. Then next two paying places were captured within a triumphant of players tied at 67 net. Jeff Currie got 2nd place with Alan Arndt getting 3rd place and the Golden Boy Rusty Silverman posted the Atta-A-Boy all on the scorecard playoff system.

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Points
1 Hecocks, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
73 -6 65 5.00
2 Currie, Jeffery

Valley Golfers Association
86 -4 67 3.00
3 Arndt, Alan

Valley Golfers Association
79 -4 67 1.00
4 Silverman, Rusty

Valley Golfers Association
80 -4 67 0.00

Next up for VGA, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Hillcrest – SG start 8:00:00 AM $37.00. 

Hillcrest Golf Course plays over 7,000 yards from the tips posing a challenge to even the biggest hitters. There are, however, plenty of doglegs, water hazards, and white sand bunkers to keep them in check. Generous fairways, an all grass layout, and an absence of blind shots make Hillcrest a perfect site for any caliber of a participant. Choose from multiple tee placements, which allow playing from 5,500 to over 7,000 yards. The course can also accommodate up to 288 players. With elegant yet comfortable surroundings and impeccable service from a knowledgeable staff, it’s easy to see why Hillcrest is the venue for more than 100 corporate and private events annually. As the nation’s largest golf school, John Jacobs’ offers a variety of individual and group instruction options to help you achieve your goals, whether it’s polishing your backswing or revamping your game. The Club features a double-ended driving range as well as extensive short game practice areas for putting, pitching, and bunker shots.

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 / Biltmore Links

The younger of the Biltmore family; smart, fresh and a bit precocious, this celebrated layout has quickly earned the respect of golfers everywhere as a premier Arizona golf course. Rolling fairways lined with luscious pines meander through some of the most stunning homes in Phoenix. Well-bunkered greens demand precision-shot selection, and the contoured grounds roll as they come. If you can accurately place the ball, you will be rewarded with your score.

Appears to me that Dave Dean has wrapped up the VGA Big Dog competition for Wednesday’s competition today with a victory at the Biltmore Links course with a 68 net. Fine work today. Second place went to Tom Giljum at 69 net and he too appears to have wrapped up a spot in the Wednesday VGA Big Dogs with two more events left to go for this year. A three-way tie for third at 71 net occurred, a new guy named Bob Watson got the money on the scorecard playoff, his cart partner Doug Rankin captured the Att-A-Boy and Ron Gunderson the little Giant got the tie with no money and no Atta-A-Boy. Sorry, Ron.  You guys watch out for my cart partner today Garrett Majlinger, he can hit a 3 wood further than most of us hit a driver. He’s young and a talented golfer. Soon as he fine tunes his game from a 6-month layoff he will be taking some money home. Special shout out to Frank Szakal good to see him getting rid of his leg problems and out and competing again. See you all at Falcon Dunes on Saturday and all the results are here.

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Purse Points
1 Dean, Dave

Valley Golfers Association
79 -3 68 $60.00 5.00
2 Giljum, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
82 -2 69 $36.00 3.00
3 Watson, Bob

Valley Golfers Association
89 -1 70 $24.00 1.00
4 Rankin, Doug

Valley Golfers Association
87 -1 70 $0.00 0.00

Next up for VGA, Saturday, Oct 14 Falcon Dunes 7:30 Shotgun Start, $ 45.

Falcon Dunes Golf Course is truly one of the top military golf courses in the world. This 18-hole, par 71, championship layout features mounded contours that frame rolling fairways and undulated greens.
The Golf Course also features a fully stocked Pro Shop to include Ping Club fitting available by appointment Hungry for a bite? The Snack Shack is open daily to help you refuel and refresh after a long day of golf. Planning an event? With the picturesque White Tank Mountains, what better way to celebrate by renting the Falcon Dunes Golf Course. Catering is also available on site.

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Saturday October 10th , 2017 / Antelope Hills in Prescott

Antelope Hills Golf Course is the perfect place to hold your group’s next golf outing or tournament. We welcome you and your players and promise to make your event an enjoyable and successful experience. We pride ourselves on offering the friendliest service to all of our customers and providing the best golf course layout and conditions for all skill-level golfers. When you choose Antelope Hills Golf Course, you receive total event management and unmatched detail to customer service.
Antelope Hills Golf Course welcomes inquiries from corporations, charities, schools, and groups wishing to hold golf outings and tournaments on our two beautiful 18-hole courses. With 36 holes, the course can easily host events ranging in size from 16 to nearly 300!

First place in the regular event at Antelope Hills goes to Tony Dalton with a 68 net. Welcome back Margaret Storms who took 2nd place at 70 net. In third place Tom Hebert at 71 net. Atta-A-Boy goes to Daniel Clark the Legend on a scorecard tie playoff with Tom at 71 net. Danny Campos scored an Eagle today on # 10 hole nice work Dan. Rest of the numbers for the field click here. 

1 Dalton, Tony

Valley Golfers Association
77 -6 65
2 Storms, Margaret

Valley Golfers Association
103 -4 67
3 Hebert, Thomas

Valley Golfers Association
87 -3 68
4 Clark, Daniel

Valley Golfers Association
88 -3 68

Next up for VGA, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Biltmore Links – SG start 8:00:00 AM $56.00.  

Dan Christiansen, Doug Rankin, Tony Dalton pictured.

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 / Longbow

Longbow Golf Club provides extraordinary golf at an exceptional value. Inviting tournaments or group outings, Longbow Golf Club offers quality and value beyond the ordinary. Our professional staff is driven to deliver the highest level of golf experience whether it’s on the spacious driving range or in the well-equipped golf shop. Leaving nothing to chance, the creators of Longbow Golf Club have anticipated the guests’ every need and have exceeded their expectations. From its unique architectural elements, a memorable round that is challenging and scenic, to the hearty fare severed up in the grille or on the spacious event patio after a round, Longbow Golf Club is more than just a golf club – it’s an experience.

Tony Dalton rose to the occasion for 1st place at Longbow today with a 66 net score. Three others tied at 70 net, John Adair got 2nd place, Tom Willis took 3rd place and Fred Baldwin takes the Atta-A-Boy all this on the scorecard playoff. Don’t forget to sign up for the Jim O’keefe cup play in Prescott Saturday. Still space available. Full results go here.

1 Dalton, Tony

Valley Golfers Association
79 -5 66 $42.00 5.00
2 Adair, John

Valley Golfers Association
78 -1 70 $25.00 3.00
3 Willis, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
81 -1 70 $17.00 1.00

Next up for VGA, Saturday, Oct 7 Antelope Hills in Prescott, AZ. 8:00 AM $ 50 (Jim O’Keefe Cup Match play.) 

Antelope Hills Golf Course is the perfect place to hold your group’s next golf outing or tournament. We welcome you and your players and promise to make your event an enjoyable and successful experience. We pride ourselves on offering the friendliest service to all of our customers and providing the best golf course layout and conditions for all skill-level golfers. When you choose Antelope Hills Golf Course, you receive total event management and unmatched detail to customer service.
Antelope Hills Golf Course welcomes inquiries from corporations, charities, schools, and groups wishing to hold golf outings and tournaments on our two beautiful 18-hole courses. With 36 holes, the course can easily host events ranging in size from 16 to nearly 300!


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