Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 / Stonecreek

Etched into the desert on the pristine terrain in the heart of Phoenix, Stonecreek Golf Club’s magnificent par-71, 6,871-yard championship course was originally designed by Gary Grandstaff and Roy Dye, brother of the iconic Pete Dye and part of the Dye Designs dynasty. The course was subsequently re-designed by noted golf course architect Arthur Hills & Associates to modernize course infrastructure and bring it up to today’s standards while incorporating numerous environmentally-friendly maintenance and agronomy practices. The result is an adventurous, breathtaking links-style layout that has been rated four stars by Golf Digest. Mature trees frame emerald green Bermuda fairways and hilly, elevated greens, with creek beds meandering throughout the course and coming into play on five holes – adding to the course’s beauty as well as its strategic diversity. While challenging for scratch golfers, five sets of tees on each hole enable golfers of all ages and abilities to enjoy this picturesque desert golf gem, which features panoramic vistas of the Squaw Peak Mountains from every hole.

Bill Heller on top again at Stonecreek topping the field by 2 strokes at 69 net. Bill enjoyed the weather, the course, and the win. Well done Bill look for your handicap to go down soon. Second place went to Jim Niblack with a 71 net nice work Jim. Third went to Doug Rankin with a net 73 obviously coaching playing partner Bob Nodlinski to his first Snow Bird Atta-A-Boy of the season. Good to see you back in town Bob. Rest of the field’s scores click here.

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

Valley Golfers Association
102 -2 69 5.00
2 Niblack, Jim

Valley Golfers Association
83 E 71 3.00
3 Rankin, Doug

Valley Golfers Association
93 +2 73 1.00
4 Nodlinski, Bob

Valley Golfers Association
103 +3 74 0.00

 


Next up for VGA, Saturday, February 3, 2018, Pueblo El Mirage 8:00 AM $40.00. 

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.

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Saturday, January 27th, 2018 / 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 wildlife, and no hint of urban development 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!

Tied at 67 net Eugene Disque and Chad Olberding fought it out on a scorecard playoff. Eugene won 1st place and Chad took 2nd place. Great job guys. Four players tied at 68 net. On the scorecard playoff for 3rd Tom Hecocks won out over the other three players. Sharing the Atta-A-Boy were Alan Arndt, Dan Clark, and Gordon Lukert present Dean of the VGA. Rest of the field’s scores click here.

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Points
1 Disque, Eugene

Valley Golfers Association
87 -4 67 5.00
2 Olberding, Chad

Valley Golfers Association
85 -4 67 3.00
3 Hecocks, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
74 -3 68 1.00
4 Arndt, Alan

Valley Golfers Association
79 -3 68 0.00
5 Clark, Daniel

Valley Golfers Association
87 -3 68 0.00
6 Lukert, Gordon

Valley Golfers Association
94 -3 68 0.00

 


Next, up for VGA, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Stonecreek @ 8:30 AM $55.00 

Etched into the desert on the pristine terrain in the heart of Phoenix, Stonecreek Golf Club’s magnificent par-71, 6,871-yard championship course was originally designed by Gary Grandstaff and Roy Dye, brother of the iconic Pete Dye and part of the Dye Designs dynasty. The course was subsequently re-designed by noted golf course architect Arthur Hills & Associates to modernize course infrastructure and bring it up to today’s standards while incorporating numerous environmentally-friendly maintenance and agronomy practices. The result is an adventurous, breathtaking links-style layout that has been rated four stars by Golf Digest. Mature trees frame emerald green Bermuda fairways and hilly, elevated greens, with creek beds meandering throughout the course and coming into play on five holes – adding to the course’s beauty as well as its strategic diversity. While challenging for scratch golfers, five sets of tees on each hole enable golfers of all ages and abilities to enjoy this picturesque desert golf gem, which features panoramic vistas of the Squaw Peak Mountains from every hole.

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Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 / 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.
Tony Dalton 2016 Champion of Champions winner and Presidents Cup winner.

Tony ” El Presidente” with three birdies, none of them good did manage to hang in there and score a 61 net pretty fancy sir and win the Palmbrook event today. In fact, you blew us away. Well done indeed. Mike Roether took 2nd place with a 68 net and Mark Matthews and Jim Niblack tied at 70 net, Mark got 3rd place on the scorecard playoff and Jim Niblack took the Atta-A-Boy. This is a revision of previously reported scores. Not totally advised yet why the revision was needed but indeed we wanted to get it correct. Rest of the field’s scores click here.

 

 

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Purse Points
1 Dalton, Tony

Valley Golfers Association
75 -11 61 $66.00 5.00
2 Roether, Mike

Valley Golfers Association
77 -4 68 $39.00 3.00
3 Matthews, Mark

Valley Golfers Association
76 -2 70 $27.00 1.00
4 Niblack, Jim

Valley Golfers Association
81 -2 70 $0.00 0.00

Next up for VGA, Saturday, January 27, 2018 Tres Rios (1) 8:00 AM $42.00

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 wildlife, and no hint of urban development 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!

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Saturday, January 20th, 2018 / Wickenburg CC

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 project converting it from the original 9 hole course to its current 18 hole layout.
Bill Heller

Hey, Bill Heller dazzled the field to win the Wickenburg event today with a 71 net three strokes better than 2nd place. Great job Bill appears scoring was tough out there today, maybe rain? Second place went to a scorecard playoff with three players tied at 74 Net. Rusty the “Golden Boy” Silverman got 2nd place, Tony Dalton “El Presidente”  got 3rd place money and Fred Baldwin “Steady Freddy” took the Atta-A-Boy. See everyone at Palmbrook Wednesday. Rest of the field scores click here. 

 

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

Valley Golfers Association
103 E 71 $48.00 5.00
2 Silverman, Rusty

Valley Golfers Association
89 +3 74 $28.00 3.00
3 Dalton, Tony

Valley Golfers Association
90 +3 74 $20.00 1.00
4 Baldwin, Fred

Valley Golfers Association
90 +3 74 $0.00 0.00

Next, up for VGA, Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Palmbrook- Shotgun start 8:30 AM $47.00

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, January 17th, 2018 / 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 in your score.
Jeff Stone

Wind chill factor was -34 degrees at least that the way it felt in shorts today. Got warm late though. Jeff Stone was hot,  and so was Gordon the Dean of VGA Lukert. Both tied at 65 net but Jeff was the hotter and won in the Scorecard playoff. Nice work Jeff. Gordon settled for 2nd today can the R be far behind you laddie. Donald Pierce came in 3rd place today to bad he had to leave early. Speaking of other Atta-A-Boy kinds of guys Neal Fisel and Richard Brooks and Bill Heller tied for the coveted prize at 69 net. Nice Work all hope you enjoyed the cool weather. Next up Wickenburg CC on Saturday that should be a fun one. Rest of the field’s scores click here.

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Purse Points
1 Stone, Jeff

Valley Golfers Association
85 -6 65 $60.00 5.00
2 Lukert, Gordon

Valley Golfers Association
91 -6 65 $36.00 3.00
3 Pierce, Donald

Valley Golfers Association
77 -4 67 $24.00 1.00
4 Fisel, Neal

Valley Golfers Association
89 -2 69 $0.00 0.00
5 Brooks, Richard

Valley Golfers Association
82 -2 69 $0.00 0.00
6 Heller, Bill

Valley Golfers Association
99 -2 69 $0.00 0.00

Next VGA event is Saturday, January 20, 2018, Wickenburg CC 8:30 AM $40.00


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 project converting it from the original 9 hole course to its current 18 hole layout.

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Saturday, January 13th, 2018 / Coldwater

Located in the West Valley of Phoenix, AZ, Coldwater Golf Club offers a championship golf experience combined with service levels and course conditions that surpass the expectations of golfers visiting the facility. The Forrest Richardson designed course features spectacular elevated tees, deep swales, and cascading fairways that create rolling terrain and dramatic, undulating golf holes that break the mold of most West Valley Phoenix golf courses. Each hole at Coldwater golf club offers its own character, beauty, and challenges that together create a golf experience that will challenge players of all skill levels and inspire golfers to play the course again and again.
Danny Clark the Legend

Wow, Mark Mathews scores 4 good birdies today and doesn’t place? Welcome to Daniel Campos world (who scored 3) and didn’t’ place. Tell you who had 1 birdie and won it all with a 61 net it was the Legend himself back again. Danny Clark barely got by Eugene Disque at 62 but he was the winner. Eugene got 2nd and two players tied at 67 net for 3rd place. Larry as in “I’ve been here before” Burton got the 3rd place money on the scorecard playoff and Frank Szakal back from many injuries carried the Atta-A-Boy home. Very nice scoring out there today under perfect AZ skies. Very well done. Next up we play the  Biltmore Links on Wednesday so you do not want to miss that one. Rest of the field’s scores click here.

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Purse Points
1 Clark, Daniel

Valley Golfers Association
79 -11 61 $81.00 5.00
2 Disque, Eugene

Valley Golfers Association
82 -10 62 $48.00 3.00
3 Burton, Larry

Valley Golfers Association
75 -5 67 $33.00 1.00
4 Szakal, Frank

Valley Golfers Association
82 -5 67 $0.00 0.00

 


Next VGA event is Wed, Jan 17, 2018, Biltmore Links-Shotgun start 8:00 AM $50.00.

Dan Christiansen, Doug Rankin, Tony Dalton pictured. The Links Golf Course 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 in your score.

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Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 / 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!

Richard Brooks takes 1st place at Legacy with a nice 66 net score. Way to go, Richard, you are accumulating a nice stash of cash to take back home this Summer. Tied at 69 nets, Fred Baldwin was the 2nd place winner with Harley Ewing sneaking in and continuing his hot streak as of late for 3rd place all on the scorecard playoff system. Another 2-way tie for the Atta-A-Boy with John Bucco and Pete Dodge scoring identical 70 nets. Nice work guys and for those of you that were lucky enough to keep it close to the cart path good for you, the rest of us got a workout. The rain had dampened the course overnight but it was dry and firm with no water problems that I saw. Oh well isn’t my course to decide on cart path only. Warmed up nice and was great for the rest of day.  Rest of the Fields scores are here.

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Purse Points
1 Brooks, Richard

Valley Golfers Association
76 -5 66 $60.00 5.00
2 Baldwin, Fred

Valley Golfers Association
85 -2 69 $36.00 3.00
3 Ewing, Harley

Valley Golfers Association
93 -2 69 $24.00 1.00
4 Bucco, John

Valley Golfers Association
95 -1 70 $0.00 0.00
5 Dodge, Pete

Valley Golfers Association
82 -1 70 $0.00 0.00

Next up for VGA, Saturday, January 13, 2018, Coldwater 8:00 AM $45.00 

Located in the West Valley of Phoenix, AZ, Coldwater Golf Club offers a championship golf experience combined with service levels and course conditions that surpass the expectations of golfers visiting the facility. The Forrest Richardson designed course features spectacular elevated tees, deep swales, and cascading fairways that create rolling terrain and dramatic, undulating golf holes that break the mold of most West Valley Phoenix golf courses. Each hole at Coldwater golf club offers its own character, beauty, and challenges that together create a golf experience that will challenge players of all skill levels and inspire golfers to play the course again and again.

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Saturday, December 6th, 2018 / San Marcos

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.

Some days even the blind squirrel can find the acorn and that’s what I did. I stayed on the course except for one time on #11 OB left scored only one eight and did everything else pretty decently. My 8 came on that hole. Got one birdie on #8. I won with a 63 net 5 strokes better than the three guys at 68 net. Richard Brooks came in second on the scorecard playoff with Thomas Hebert coming in 3rd place in the playoff and Jeff Currie who also had 68 net in the playoff for the Atta-A-Boy award. Rest of the field’s scores read here.

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Points
1 Ewing, Harley

Valley Golfers Association
88 -9 63 5.00
2 Brooks, Richard

Valley Golfers Association
78 -4 68 3.00
3 Hebert, Thomas

Valley Golfers Association
85 -4 68 1.00
4 Currie, Jeffery

Valley Golfers Association
89 -4 68 0.00


Next up for VGA, Wed, January 10, 2018, Legacy-Shotgun start 8:28 AM $53.00. 

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!

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 / Ocotillo

Rising out of the Arizona desert like an oasis, Ocotillo Golf Club is a golfer’s paradise. The course encompasses rolling hills lined by mature trees, colorful flower beds and all shapes and sizes of water hazards. An alternative to the desert-style golf so commonplace in the valley, this sanctuary-like course is also one of the best-maintained facilities in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Boasting a list of amenities normally found only at the finest private clubs and resorts, Ocotillo is recognized as one of the finest daily-fee facilities in the country. Serving as a qualifier course for PGA Tour events, Ocotillo routinely receives a four-star rating in Golf Digest’s annual guide. Ocotillo was also voted as one of the “Three Must-Play” courses in the valley – along with Troon North and the Boulders – in a recent Golf Digest Readers Poll.

Richard Brooks finished 1st today with 68 net. Back from his leg injury suffered at Kokopelli, he scored a nice win by one stroke over the two players that tied at 69 nets. Fred Baldwin scored 2nd place money on a scorecard playoff while Jeff Stone who tied him got a 3rd place via the scorecard playoff each had 69 nets for scores.  Larry Burton, Tom Willis, and Harley Ewing scored 74 net to tie for the Atta-A-Boy. No playoff needed. To view any the whole fields results, Click here anytime

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Purse Points
1 Brooks, Richard

Valley Golfers Association
78 -4 68 $45.00 5.00
2 Baldwin, Fred

Valley Golfers Association
85 -3 69 $27.00 3.00
3 Stone, Jeff

Valley Golfers Association
86 -3 69 $18.00 1.00
4 Burton, Larry

Valley Golfers Association
83 +2 74 $0.00 0.00
5 Willis, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
86 +2 74 $0.00 0.00
6 Ewing, Harley

Valley Golfers Association
99 +2 74 $0.00 0.00

Next up for VGA, Saturday, January 6, 2018, San Marcos 9:12 AM $49.00 + 

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.

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