Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 / Legend @ Arrowhead

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, an 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.

Today at the Legend at Arrowhead it was a cool beginning and maybe a little wet but Tom Giljum managed to take 1st place at 66 net. Second place went to Eugene Disque at 68. Third place went to Mike Roether at 69 net. Bill Heller managed the Atta Boy at 70 net. Great work guys sure you played under some less than perfect conditions. For all the Fields scores click here. Next up Falcon GC on Saturday see everyone there.

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

Valley Golfers Association
80 -6 66 $42.00 5.00
2 Disque, Eugene

Valley Golfers Association
87 -4 68 $25.00 3.00
3 Roether, Mike

Valley Golfers Association
78 -3 69 $17.00 1.00
4 Heller, Bill

Valley Golfers Association
100 -2 70 $0.00 0.00

Next up for VGA, Saturday, March 3, 2018, Falcon GC (1) 8:00 AM $46.00. 

Come out and play one of the Valleys Greatest Values for Golf ​ Full “Grass” Practice Area Professional Golf Instruction Available– Call Pro Shop at 623-935-7800 or book your Tee Time online. ​ This Curley designed Golf Club is majestically nestled around the Estrella &White Tank Mountains. Featuring a front nine target style golf with desert like conditions and the back nine is championship style with bunkers, water, and trees separating the fairways and greens. The golf course plays at 6,733 yards from the back tees with a par of 71. Falcon is a great venue for tournaments as the golf course is playable for the beginning golfer yet is still challenging for the advanced golfer.

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Saturday, February 24th, 2018 / Cave Creek

Cave Creek an 18 Hole Championship Course. 15202 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85023. About Cave Creek… Centrally located in North Phoenix (not in the town of Cave Creek) A winding creek and wide rolling fairways allow for varying shot selections Most popular municipal course in Phoenix Largest men’s club in the state Picturesque mountain views Built-in 1983 as a landfill reclamation project – a pioneering golf course design.

At 64 net, it’s Bill Heller again and that’s with his new lower handicap. Going to get lower Bill if you keep up the great work. Well done though. Course Larry Burton is always there too with a 66 net for second place. Well done too. Kevin Gilmore hits the winner board with a 67 net for 3rd place, Well done Kevin. Tom of the no shoes Hecocks clan and Dan Campos tie for the Atta Boy at 68 net. To those of you that may have missed it, Don Peterson VGA past President passed away of ALS on Wednesday last. Services will be announced as they become know. Once again VGA sends out condolences to his family and friends. Rest of the field’s scores click here.

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

Valley Golfers Association
95 -8 64 5.00
2 Burton, Larry

Valley Golfers Association
76 -6 66 3.00
3 Gilmore, Kevin

Valley Golfers Association
79 -5 67 1.00
4 Hecocks, Tom and Dan Campos

Valley Golfers Association
74 -4 68 0.00

Next up for VGA, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, Legend @ Arrowhead 8:00 AM $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, an 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.

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Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 / Foothills

Welcome to Foothills!
The Foothills Golf Club truly represents what desert golf should be and caters to both power and course management-minded players. The par-72 Championship, links-style course, was designed by internationally acclaimed architects Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish.
The Foothills Golf Club stretches to almost 7,000 yards with lush rolling fairways, blue lakes, and 65 bunkers set against the rough rocky desert terrain. With four sets of tees, The Foothills Golf Club has appeal for golfers of all skill levels and has earned a four-star ranking from Golf Digest, along with being listed as one of Phoenix’s top golf courses.

Twas a three-way tie for 1st place. Neal Fisel, Doug Rankin, and Mark Matthews all had 67 nets. Neal got 1st, Doug got 2nd and Mark was third in the scorecard playoff. Well done guys. Tom Willis scored the Atta Boy at 71 net. Tough Greens today seems everyone was missing putts they don’t usually miss. Rest of the course was pretty nice so were the greens just tough. Rest of the field’s scores click here. On a sad note, our past President and among the founding fathers of VGA Don Peterson passed away today suffering for several years with ALS disease. There will be some type of service but his wife Barb said it will awhile. She will let us know when it is. VGA sends condolences to Barb and the entire Peterson family and friends. Tobin Peterson (son) and Bob Peterson (brother) are members of VGA also.

Don Peterson past VGA president and among the founders of VGA. An excellent golfer, a true friend, and organizer. Rest in Peace, Donald Peterson.
Pos.  

Player

Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Purse Points
1 Fisel, Neal

Valley Golfers Association
86 -5 67 $45.00 5.00
2 Rankin, Doug

Valley Golfers Association
85 -5 67 $27.00 3.00
3 Matthews, Mark

Valley Golfers Association
75 -5 67 $18.00 1.00
4 Willis, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
82 -1 71 $0.00 0.00

Next up for VGA, Saturday, February 24, 2018, Cave Creek (City Card) 8:30 AM $49. 

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

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Saturday, February 17th, 2018 / Francisco Grande

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.

Well well well, look who came storming back to action. Margaret Storms is back and winning the Francisco Grande event today by tieing Mike Roether and capturing the 1st place prize on the scorecard playoff. Mike gathered up 2nd place also on the scorecard playoff. Bill Heller and Chad Olberding tied at 67 net with Chad taking 3rd place on the scorecard playoff and Bill rescued the Atta Boy. Rest of the field’s scores click here.

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Points
1 Storms, Margaret

Valley Golfers Association
98 -6 66 5.00
2 Roether, Mike

Valley Golfers Association
75 -6 66 3.00
3 Olberding, Chad

Valley Golfers Association
83 -5 67 1.00
4 Heller, Bill

Valley Golfers Association
97 -5 67 0.00

 Next up for VGA, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Foothills 8:30 AM $48.00. 

The Foothills Golf Club truly represents what desert golf should be and caters to both power and course management-minded players. The par-72 Championship, links-style course, was designed by internationally acclaimed architects Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. The Foothills Golf Club stretches to almost 7,000 yards with lush rolling fairways, blue lakes, and 65 bunkers set against the rough rocky desert terrain. With four sets of tees, The Foothills Golf Club has appeal for golfers of all skill levels and has earned a four-star ranking from Golf Digest, along with being listed as one of Phoenix’s top golf courses.

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Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 / Club West

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 distinguish 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.

Odd day for AZ as it rained during our play time. Not hard enough to make you care much though. John Euler 62 net got him 1st place today. He finally scored low enough the no one could send him to Atta Boy status today. Great job John. Tom Giljum with and Eagle scored today on hole # 5 and a 63 net for second place. Well done Tom. Third place went to “The Dean of VGA” Uncle Gordon Lukert with a 64 net. Can the R-word be said once again? Nice work regardless. In a three-way tie at 66 nets for the prized Atta Boy award, Larry Burton, Richard Brooks, Tony Dalton will share it for this event. Bob Inman had another adventure today as he slid a golf cart down the wet hill and bounced himself out of the cart and bumped his head up a bit. Be careful Bob.  Rest of the Field’s scores click here.

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Purse Points
1 Euler, John

Valley Golfers Association
78 -10 62 $69.00 5.00
2 Giljum, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
78 -9 63 $41.00 3.00
3 Lukert, Gordon

Valley Golfers Association
91 -8 64 $28.00 1.00
4 Burton, Larry

Valley Golfers Association
76 -6 66 $0.00 0.00
5 Brooks, Richard

Valley Golfers Association
75 -6 66 $0.00 0.00
6 Dalton, Tony

Valley Golfers Association
82 -6 66 $0.00 0.00

Next up for VGA, Saturday, February 17, 2018, Francisco Grande (1) 8:30 AM $49.00. 

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.

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Saturday, February 10th, 2018 / Union Hills

In the Phoenix area, discover one of the northwest valley’s hidden treasures… Less than five minutes from the 101 Freeway and Union Hills Drive lies one of the valley’s best kept secrets… Union Hills Golf & Country Club. A semi-private club with all the amenities you would expect A Championship Greg Nash designed 18-hole golf course; first class practice facilities, A clubhouse featuring Large Dining Room, The Del Grill and Cocktail Lounge.

Wow it seems like every event ends up being a tie in some way or another lately.  Today Ben Hughes and Chad Olberding tied at 62 net.  On the scorecard playoff Ben took first place and Chad took second place.  John Adair and Eugene Disque tied at 66 net.  John captured third place money on the scorecard playoff, and Eugene got the Atta boy.  To check the rest of the fields scores click here.  Next up Club West see you all there. Should be noted that John Adair scored an Eagle today on #15 hole.  Congratulations to you John excellent shot.

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Points
1 Hughes, Ben

Valley Golfers Association
73 -10 62 5.00
2 Olberding, Chad

Valley Golfers Association
82 -10 62 3.00
3 Adair, John

Valley Golfers Association
75 -6 66 1.00
4 Disque, Eugene

Valley Golfers Association
88 -6 66 0.00

 


Next VGA event is Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Club West @ 8:30 AM $49.00. 

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.

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Wednesday, February 7th, 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.

Larry Burton came to play and won with a 69 net score. Good job Larry you won at golf and insulted the Dean of VBA by taking a sizeable sum from Gordon too. Tied with Larry was Mark Matthews at 69 net but had to settle for 2nd on the scorecard playoff. Well done though Mark. Two players were tied at 70 net Neal Fisel got the 3rd place money and Steve Richter back on the track again got the Atta-A-Boy. Well done guys. Reset of the field’s scores click here. A little more fun was available today at Bob Inman’s Expense as he maneuvered his golf cart into a trap which actually rolled the cart over on its’s side. Good thing Uncle G was there to assist and luckily no one was hurt. Pretty soon there won’t be anyone that will allow us on their course.

Bob Inman and Gordon Lukert try to right the fallen cart on  #1 Blue course at Ocotillo. 2/7/2018 Oh My!
It isn’t often that you see this. Four golfers from VGA hitting the same spot on a drive from the tee box. Fred Baldwin, John Euler, Larry Burton, and Steve Richter accomplished this feat today on the Ocotillo Blue Course hole #3. Very well done gentlemen.

 

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Purse Points
1 Burton, Larry

Valley Golfers Association
79 -3 69 $42.00 5.00
2 Matthews, Mark

Valley Golfers Association
76 -3 69 $25.00 3.00
3 Fisel, Neal

Valley Golfers Association
92 -2 70 $17.00 1.00
4 Richter, Steve

Valley Golfers Association
82 -2 70 $0.00 0.00

Next up for VGA is, Saturday, February 10, 2018, Union Hills 8:00 AM $45.00. 

In the Phoenix area, discover one of the northwest valley’s hidden treasures… Less than five minutes from the 101 Freeway and Union Hills Drive lies one of the valley’s best-kept secrets… Union Hills Golf & Country Club. A semi-private club with all the amenities you would expect A Championship Greg Nash designed 18-hole golf course; first-class practice facilities, A clubhouse featuring Large Dining Room, The Del Grill and Cocktail Lounge.

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Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 / 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.

Two things you can take away from today’s event at Pueblo El Mirage. One would be you can shoot a 59 net and not get 1st place and you can shoot 60 net and only get the Atta-A-Boy. Ben Hughes and John Pierce shot 59 nets today, Ben got 1st place on the scorecard playoff while John got 2nd place. Tony Dalton and Tom Hebert shot 60 net with Tony getting 3rd place on the scorecard playoff and Tom got the Atta-A-Boy imagine that, can you? Rest of the field’s scores click here.

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Purse Points
1 Hughes, Ben

Valley Golfers Association
70 -13 59 $60.00 5.00
2 Pierce, John

Valley Golfers Association
89 -13 59 $36.00 3.00
3 Dalton, Tony

Valley Golfers Association
78 -12 60 $24.00 1.00
4 Hebert, Thomas

Valley Golfers Association
79 -12 60 $0.00 0.00

Next, up for VGA, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Ocotillo 8:00 AM $53.00 

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.

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