Saturday, March 31st, 2018 / Ken McDonald

Ken McDonald is one of the most active and reasonably priced 18 hole par 72 championship golf courses in the metropolitan Phoenix area with a full-service restaurant and bar. The golf course was built in 1974 and designed by the famous local architect Jack Snyder. This 18-hole championship course provides an excellent round of golf for every skill level at an affordable price. This well-maintained course has been a favorite to Arizona golfers and is consistently ranked as one of the area’s top daily fee courses. The course, while flat, has well-placed hazards that provide a fun and challenging golf experience. Ken McDonald also hosts a fantastic program for junior golfers.
Flight 1
Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Purse Points
1 McMahon, Mike

Valley Golfers Association
79 -9 63 $43.00 5.00
2 Hecocks, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
71 -7 65 $29.00 3.00
3 Pierce, Donald

Valley Golfers Association
77 -6 66 $0.00 1.00
4 Dalton, Tony

Valley Golfers Association
84 -4 68 $0.00 0.00
5 Delgado, Dan

Valley Golfers Association
81 -4 68 $0.00 0.00
Flight 2 Rest of the field’s scores click here.
Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Purse Points
1 Currie, Jeffery

Valley Golfers Association
78 -15 57 $39.00 5.00
2 Olberding, Chad

Valley Golfers Association
77 -12 60 $27.00 3.00
3 Fisel, Neal

Valley Golfers Association
84 -8 64 $0.00 1.00
4 Clark, Daniel

Valley Golfers Association
83 -7 65 $0.00 0.00

Birdies roll Call

Player Skins Purse Details
Hecocks, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
4 $24.00 Birdie on 2, Birdie on 8, Birdie on 16, Birdie on 18
Bays, Jim

Valley Golfers Association
2 $12.00 Birdie on 5, Birdie on 17
Storms, Margaret

Valley Golfers Association
1 $6.00 Birdie on 11
Fisel, Neal

Valley Golfers Association
1 $6.00 Birdie on 6

Next up for VGA, Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Superstition Springs (3) 7:56 AM $ 45.00. 

Superstition Springs Golf Club’s superb championship golf course, an array of upscale amenities and impeccable guest service have it earned it recognition among the best daily fee golf course properties in Arizona. Whether you are seeking a picturesque venue for a relaxing round of golf with family and friends or a memorable backdrop for golf tournaments, weddings or corporate meetings, Superstition Springs will exceed your expectations at every turn.

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Wednesday, March 28th, 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.

Nice and cool this morning didn’t last long however. Jim Niblack took first with 69 net. Well done Jim. Richard Brooks got 2nd place at 70 net. Bill Myers got 3rd with a 71 net. Doug Patterson and Fred Baldwin split the Atta Boy at 72 net each.  Rest of the scores click here.

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Purse Points
1 Niblack, Jim

Valley Golfers Association
81 -2 69 $54.00 5.00
2 Brooks, Richard

Valley Golfers Association
79 -1 70 $32.00 3.00
3 Myers, William

Valley Golfers Association
88 E 71 $22.00 1.00
4 Baldwin, Fred

Valley Golfers Association
89 +1 72 $0.00 0.00
5 Patterson, Doug

Valley Golfers Association
83 +1 72 $0.00 0.00

Next up for VGA, Saturday, March 31, 2018, Ken McDonald (1) 8:30 AM $47.00. 

Ken McDonald is one of the most active and reasonably priced 18 hole par 72 championship golf courses in the metropolitan Phoenix area with a full-service restaurant and bar. The golf course was built in 1974 and designed by the famous local architect Jack Snyder. This 18-hole championship course provides an excellent round of golf for every skill level at an affordable price. This well-maintained course has been a favorite to Arizona golfers and is consistently ranked as one of the area’s top daily fee courses. The course, while flat, has well-placed hazards that provide a fun and challenging golf experience. Ken McDonald also hosts a fantastic program for junior golfers.

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Saturday, March 24th, 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!

Beautiful slightly overcast day to golf. Perfect conditions for sure.The new deal today with the new Flight process for me to figure out. So making it simple you can see who won points in each flight below. I will leave it to you to read it for yourself. Many of the questions I had were covered in the newest newsletter if I had only read that first. Suggest maybe everyone who hasn’t read do so. Rest of the field’s scores are here.

Net Flight 1

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

Valley Golfers Association
76 -10 61 5.00
2 Bays, Jim

Valley Golfers Association
79 -5 66 3.00
3 Campos, Dan

Valley Golfers Association
68 -5 66 1.00
4 Arndt, Alan

Valley Golfers Association
79 -3 68 0.00

Net Flight 2

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Points
1 Haigwood, Dennis

Valley Golfers Association
87 -8 63 5.00
2 Bettin, Allen

Valley Golfers Association
81 -7 64 3.00
3 Pierce, John

Valley Golfers Association
96 -1 70 1.00
4 Clark, Daniel

Valley Golfers Association
88 E 71 0.00

Next up for VGA, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, Ocotillo 7:30 AM $53.00. 

Ocotillo Golf Resort, the premier golf, dining and social destination in the Valley of The Sun. Located in Chandler, Arizona. 27 holes of stunning golf designed by renowned course architect Ted Robinson.

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Wednesday, March 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.

Bill “The Carver” Heller was carving his shots like Bubba today. Even took a 10 on a hole and still won with 65 net. Well done sir. Tom Willis was playing well with a 66 net today for second place. Nice job Tom. Third place went to Mike Roether with a 67 net and well done to you Mike too. Tied at 69 net Doug Rankin and Richard Brooks share the Atta Boy today.  Rest of the field’s scores click here.

 

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

Valley Golfers Association
94 -7 65 $54.00 5.00
2 Willis, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
77 -6 66 $32.00 3.00
3 Roether, Mike

Valley Golfers Association
76 -5 67 $22.00 1.00
4 Rankin, Doug

Valley Golfers Association
89 -3 69 $0.00 0.00
5 Brooks, Richard

Valley Golfers Association
78 -3 69 $0.00 0.00

Next up for VGA, Saturday, March 24, 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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Wednesday, March 17th, 2018 / Viewpoint

The par-71, 6,324-yard Championship Course at Viewpoint opened in 1996 and features generous tree-lined traditional fairways, immaculate greens, and panoramic mountain views. With more than 40 bunkers and lots of water hazards, strategic course management is a must. We offer four sets of tees to accommodate players of all ability levels.

Lloyd Snively came in with a 63 net and won at Viewpoint today. John Bucco, Steve Richter and Dan “Legend” Clark tied at 65 nets with John earning the 2nd place on the scorecard playoff and Steve getting 3rd. and the Atta Boy goes to the Legend, Daniel Clark at 65 net. Rest of the field’s scores click here.

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Points
1 Snively, Lloyd

Valley Golfers Association
95 -8 63 5.00
2 Bucco, John

Valley Golfers Association
95 -6 65 3.00
3 Richter, Steve

Valley Golfers Association
80 -6 65 1.00
4 Clark, Daniel

Valley Golfers Association
86 -6 65 0.00

Next up for VGA, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Foothills 8:00 AM $50.00. 

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.

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Wednesday, March 14th, 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.

Tom Willis runs off with the gold for 1st place at 62 net beating his closest competitor Bill Heller by 3 strokes. Bill captured 2nd spot at 65 net, can a 20 handicap be far away Bill? Dan the Legend Clark got a payday for 3rd place at 66 net. Great work guys. Rest of the fields scores, click here.

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

Valley Golfers Association
77 -10 62 $43.00 5.00
2 Heller, Bill

Valley Golfers Association
97 -7 65 $29.00 3.00
3 Clark, Daniel

Valley Golfers Association
87 -6 66 $0.00 1.00
4 Roether, Mike

Valley Golfers Association
78 -5 67 $0.00 0.00
5 Burton, Larry

Valley Golfers Association
79 -5 67 $0.00 0.00

Next up for VGA, Saturday, March 17, 2018 Viewpoint 8:00 AM $54.00. 

The par-71, 6,324-yard Championship Course at Viewpoint opened in 1996 and features generous tree-lined traditional fairways, immaculate greens and panoramic mountain views. With more than 40 bunkers and lots of water hazards, strategic course management is a must. We offer four sets of tees to accommodate players of all ability levels.

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Saturday, March 10th, 2018 / Aguila

The Aquila Golf Course facility offers two golf courses; one is a Championship length course while the other is a par-3, nine-hole course. The championship course provides an excellent game of golf at an affordable price. There are scenic views of mountains and downtown Phoenix as well as a challenging layout featuring several water hazards and bunkers. Although the terrain is rather hilly, it is still relatively walkable. The course has an excellent range of holes that each have a unique character, the par 5’s are especially notable. Native grasses and wildflowers are also present on Aquila’s Championship course, further adding to its natural beauty.

I believe and I could be wrong but Margaret Storms has only played two events with us this year and guess what? She won them both. With a 63 net, she edged Tom Hebert and Len Waller at 64 net ties to win at Aguila today. Well done Margaret. Tom Hebert captured the 2nd place on at the scorecard playoff and well done to you, Tom.  Third place went to Len at 64 net and Coy Miller takes home the Atta Boy at 66 net. Of note today Kevin Gilmore scored an Eagle on hole #5 and Ben Hughes shot Eagle on # 15. Way to go Kevin and Ben.  Rest of the field’s scores are here.

 

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

Valley Golfers Association
98 -9 63 $78.00 5.00
2 Hebert, Thomas

Valley Golfers Association
82 -8 64 $46.00 3.00
3 Waller, Len

Valley Golfers Association
86 -8 64 $32.00 1.00
4 Miller, Coy

Valley Golfers Association
99 -6 66 $0.00 0.00

Next, up for VGA, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Coldwater 7:30 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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Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 / Kokopelli

Kokopelli Golf Club’s breathtaking par-72, 6,716-yard championship layout was designed by golf course architect Bill Phillips to blend seamlessly with its beautiful natural surroundings within the El Dorado Lakes community in Gilbert, AZ. Large stands of mature trees frame rolling Bermuda fairways and fast-breaking greens, with seven serpentine lakes, impressive mounding, and unique bunkering creating both strategic diversity and a stunning backdrop for golf. The golf course is complemented by an expansive golf practice facility open daily until 10 p.m., with a team of top PGA teaching professionals available for private and group instruction for golfers of all ages and abilities. To book a tee time, click here. For more information about golf instruction, tournaments or clinics, please call (480) 926-3589.

Larry Burton takes 1st place at Koko today with a 67 net score. He was tied with Tom Willis also at 67 net and won it on the scorecard playoff. Tom took second. Third place went to John Euler at 68 net. Tied at 69 nets Neal Fisel and Mark Matthews share the Atta Boy. Rest of the field’s scores click here.

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

Valley Golfers Association
77 -5 67 $45.00 5.00
2 Willis, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
80 -5 67 $27.00 3.00
3 Euler, John

Valley Golfers Association
84 -4 68 $18.00 1.00
4 Fisel, Neal

Valley Golfers Association
91 -3 69 $0.00 0.00
5 Matthews, Mark

Valley Golfers Association
78 -3 69 $0.00 0.00

Saturday, March 10, 2018, Aguila (City Card) 8:00 AM $ 45.00. 

Kokopelli Golf Club’s breathtaking par-72, 6,716-yard championship layout was designed by golf course architect Bill Phillips to blend seamlessly with its beautiful natural surroundings within the El Dorado Lakes community in Gilbert, AZ. Large stands of mature trees frame rolling Bermuda fairways and fast-breaking greens, with seven serpentine lakes, impressive mounding, and unique bunkering creating both strategic diversity and a stunning backdrop for golf. The golf course is complemented by an expansive golf practice facility open daily until 10 p.m., with a team of top PGA teaching professionals available for private and group instruction for golfers of all ages and abilities. To book a tee time, click here. For more information about golf instruction, tournaments or clinics, please call (480) 926-3589. 

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Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 / Falcon Golf Club

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.

Fabulous weather today for Eugene Disque to win by one stroke over Neal Fisel who took 2nd place. Eugene scored 62 net and Neal scored 63. Two golfers scored 64 nets with Danny Campos with 4 good Birdies today, scoring the 3rd place money on the scorecard playoff. Larry (Been here Before) Burton takes home the coveted Atta Boy. Rest of the field’s scores click here.

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

Valley Golfers Association
82 -9 62 $42.00 5.00
2 Fisel, Neal

Valley Golfers Association
85 -8 63 $25.00 3.00
3 Campos, Dan

Valley Golfers Association
66 -8 64 $17.00 1.00
4 Burton, Larry

Valley Golfers Association
74 -7 64 $0.00 0.00

Next up for VGA, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Kokopelli 7:30 AM $ 45.00. 

Kokopelli Golf Club’s breathtaking par-72, 6,716-yard championship layout was designed by golf course architect Bill Phillips to blend seamlessly with its beautiful natural surroundings within the El Dorado Lakes community in Gilbert, AZ. Large stands of mature trees frame rolling Bermuda fairways and fast-breaking greens, with seven serpentine lakes, impressive mounding, and unique bunkering creating both strategic diversity and a stunning backdrop for golf. The golf course is complemented by an expansive golf practice facility open daily until 10 p.m., with a team of top PGA teaching professionals available for private and group instruction for golfers of all ages and abilities. To book a tee time, click here. For more information about golf instruction, tournaments or clinics, please call (480) 926-3589.

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