Saturday, July 28th, 2018 / Trilogy @ Vistancia

WELCOME TO TRILOGY GOLF CLUB AT VISTANCIA
Crafted by renowned golf course architect Gary Panks, the championship design at the daily fee Trilogy Golf Club draws upon distinctive land features and a backdrop of stunning Arizona scenery to result in a truly extraordinary setting.
With more than 70 pronounced and transitional bunkers that feed gently into the golf course’s fairways and native areas, Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia highly rewards careful planning and precise execution by the golfer. There are five different tee boxes from which to choose on this unique 18-hole, par 72-championship golf course. Tees range from 5,573 yards to 7,259 yards, allowing players of every skill level to enjoy this exceptional test of golf. 

Chris Herrbach, way to go 5 good birdies and a win on a scorecard playoff at Vistancia today with a net 68. Ron Gunderson tied Chris but had to settle for second place. Good work anyway Ron. Back in play, Dan Christiansen comes in tied with Margaret Storms at 71 net. He prevails on a scorecard playoff for third place and Margaret takes home the Atta Girl. See all results click here.

Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Points
1 Herrbach, Chris

Valley Golfers Association
69 -4 68 5.00
2 Gunderson, Ron

Valley Golfers Association
85 -4 68 3.00
3 Christiansen, Dan

Valley Golfers Association
87 -1 71 1.00
4 Storms, Margaret

Valley Golfers Association
104 -1 71 0.00
5 Baldwin, Fred

Valley Golfers Association
88 +1 73 0.00
6 Willis, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
82 +3 75 0.00
7 Orr, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
89 +6 78 0.00
8 Burton, Larry

Valley Golfers Association
86 +7 79 0.00
9 Disque, Eugene

Valley Golfers Association
93 +9 81 0.00
 DNF Jennejahn, Barry

Valley Golfers Association
 DNF  DNF 0.00
 DNF Dalton, Tony

Valley Golfers Association
 DNF  DNF 0.00
 DNF Rodriguez, Tony

Valley Golfers Association
 DNF  DNF 0.00

Next, up for VGA, Wednesday, August 1, 2018, Whirlwind (Cattail) 7:03 AM $32.00. 

Built into the ancient, native landscape is 36 holes of championship golf designed by renowned architect Gary Panks. A true test of golf, the Cattail and Devil’s Claw courses truly are desert golf, evolved. Staffed with talented and devoted professionals, Whirlwind Golf Club has become one of the premier golf facilities in the Southwest. A round at Whirlwind is quiet, peaceful and feels like a destination golf club, yet it is only 11 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Experience for yourself the best golf and dining experience in the south Valley.

Golf Humor

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 / Kierland

Bob Watson and Rich Golz standing by to tee off on #18 on the Acacia course. The Westin Kierland Golf Club, one of the leading Resort courses in Arizona, is dedicated to providing our guests with a consistently first-rate golf experience by offering a well-maintained, service-oriented golf facility staffed with individuals who act on the values of integrity, passion, and teamwork. We strive to create a rewarding work environment for our associates while exceeding the expectations of our valued patrons and owners. 

The winner today, Fred “Steady Freddy” Baldwin with a 63 net, fine score Fred and well done. Second place to Tom “The Snake Wrangler” Willis at 67 net and Ron “The Little Giant” Gunderson gets third place tied with Tom Giljum at 71 net. The scorecard playoff determined Ron for third and Tom for the Atta Boy. Full results click here.

Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Purse Points
1 Baldwin, Fred

Valley Golfers Association
80 -9 63 $39.00 5.00
2 Willis, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
77 -5 67 $27.00 3.00
3 Gunderson, Ron

Valley Golfers Association
90 -1 71 $0.00 1.00
4 Giljum, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
85 -1 71 $0.00 0.00
5 Roether, Mike

Valley Golfers Association
82 E 72 $0.00 0.00
6 Burton, Larry

Valley Golfers Association
84 +3 75 $0.00 0.00
7 Euler, John

Valley Golfers Association
91 +3 75 $0.00 0.00
8 Kowalchik, George

Valley Golfers Association
98 +6 78 $0.00 0.00
9 Meehan, Warren

Valley Golfers Association
98 +6 78 $0.00 0.00
10 Lukert, Gordon

Valley Golfers Association
106 +8 80 $0.00 0.00
11 Weidemann, Phil

Valley Golfers Association
86 +8 80 $0.00 0.00
 DNF Heller, Bill

Valley Golfers Association
 DNF  DNF $0.00 0.00
NS Clark, Daniel

Valley Golfers Association
NS NS $0.00 0.00

Next up for VGA, Saturday, July 28, 2018, Trilogy-Vistancia 7:00 AM $49.00. 

WELCOME TO TRILOGY GOLF CLUB AT VISTANCIA
Crafted by renowned golf course architect Gary Panks, the championship design at the daily fee Trilogy Golf Club draws upon distinctive land features and a backdrop of stunning Arizona scenery to result in a truly extraordinary setting.
With more than 70 pronounced and transitional bunkers that feed gently into the golf course’s fairways and native areas, Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia highly rewards careful planning and precise execution by the golfer. There are five different tee boxes from which to choose on this unique 18-hole, par 72-championship golf course. Tees range from 5,573 yards to 7,259 yards, allowing players of every skill level to enjoy this exceptional test of golf.

Golf Humor 

Saturday, July 21st, 2018 / Grayhawk Raptor Course

Since opening to the public in 1994, Grayhawk Golf Club has proudly hosted golf enthusiasts worldwide – amateurs to professionals. And Grayhawk seems to shine the brightest when the spotlight of the golf world is firmly fixed on its two golf courses – Talon and Raptor – during competitive tournaments.

“El Presidente” Tony Dalton takes 1st place today at Grayhawk Raptor with a 66 net. Well done Tony. “Hard Hitting” John Adair came in 2nd place with a 68 net. Nice play John. 3rd place went to Mike Roether at 70 net tied with Atta Boy winner “The Carver” Bill Heller. Scorecard playoff decided their fate. See all results click here. 

Player To Par
Net
Total
Net
Points
1 Dalton, Tony

Valley Golfers Association
-6 66 5.00
2 Adair, John

Valley Golfers Association
-4 68 3.00
3 Roether, Mike

Valley Golfers Association
-2 70 1.00
4 Heller, Bill

Valley Golfers Association
-2 70 0.00
5 Campos, Dan

Valley Golfers Association
-1 71 0.00
6 Baldwin, Fred

Valley Golfers Association
+1 73 0.00
7 Willis, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
+1 73 0.00
8 Burton, Larry

Valley Golfers Association
+2 74 0.00
9 Storms, Margaret

Valley Golfers Association
+2 74 0.00
10 Gunderson, Ron

Valley Golfers Association
+4 76 0.00
11 Silverman, Rusty

Valley Golfers Association
+6 78 0.00
12 Dan, Al

Valley Golfers Association
+8 80 0.00
13 Jennejahn, Barry

Valley Golfers Association
+9 81 0.00
14 Currie, Jeffery

Valley Golfers Association
+9 81 0.00
15 Weidemann, Phil

Valley Golfers Association
+12 84 0.00
16 Clark, Daniel

Valley Golfers Association
+12 84 0.00
17 Hebert, Thomas

Valley Golfers Association
+14 86 0.00
 DNF Pocius, Victor

Valley Golfers Association
 DNF 0.00
 DNF Baca, Kenneth

Valley Golfers Association
 DNF 0.00

Next up for VGA, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Kierland 7:00 AM $49.00. 

You are invited to experience The Westin Kierland Golf Club in Scottsdale Arizona. Honored as one of the “Top 10 Public Courses in Phoenix/Scottsdale” by Golf Advisor and ranked by Golf Digest as one of “America’s 9 Most Cheerful Golf Courses,” Westin Kierland Golf Club is a Scottsdale “must play”. As one of the leading resort courses in Arizona, we are dedicated to providing our guests with a consistently first-rate golf experience by offering a well-maintained, service-oriented golf facility staffed with individuals who act on the values of integrity, passion and teamwork. We are committed to creating a rewarding work environment for our associates while exceeding the expectations of our valued patrons and owners.

Golf Humor 

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 / Wigwam Gold

This Arizona treasure was established in the 1920’s, a time when golf courses did not get built through dense housing developments, and certainly not with tight, target fairways. At the Wigwam, the golf courses have remained at the top of the list. This jewel of the desert is among the Southwest’s last remaining golf resorts built for a pure golf experience. Canals, streams and lakes cascade through the journey. The shadows cast on greens and bunkers are from majestic parkland trees, not multi-story resort buildings.
The Wigwam’s three 18-hole championship golf courses offer a diversity that cannot be matched by any other Arizona resort. Here, the golf enthusiast has their pick of not just one or two courses, but three 18-hole courses – 54 holes of championship golf including two courses designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr. And, in true Wigwam style, each course – The Gold, Blue, and Red offers a unique challenge that adds spice and variety to one’s stay at this timeless and relaxing retreat.
For guests that truly love the game of golf, The Wigwam features a variety of golf packages to entice every traveler, from family getaways to golf-intensive buddy trips for 5 or more.
We are proud to announce the addition of the Warren Schutte Player’s Academy. Warren was the first Hall of Fame Golfer at UNLV. And though he has maintained pro status for the last 14 years, his focus has now shifted to helping other excel at golf.

Dare I say Larry “Mr PGX” Burton makes it two in a row scoring a 68 net on the Wigwam Gold course. Might add that is not an easy course either. Well done Larry. Rusty “The Golden Boy” Silverman took second place with a 70 net. Did you buy PGX too? Tied at 71 nets were the next three some of Daniel “The Legend” Clark who took 3rd place and Tom Willis and John Euler shared the Atta Boy. Total Result click here.

Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Points
1 Burton, Larry

Valley Golfers Association
78 -4 68 5.00
2 Silverman, Rusty

Valley Golfers Association
84 -2 70 3.00
3 Clark, Daniel

Valley Golfers Association
87 -1 71 1.00
4 Willis, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
81 -1 71 0.00
5 Euler, John

Valley Golfers Association
87 -1 71 0.00
6 Heller, Bill

Valley Golfers Association
99 E 72 0.00
7 Baldwin, Fred

Valley Golfers Association
90 +1 73 0.00
8 Haigwood, Dennis

Valley Golfers Association
95 +2 74 0.00
9 Lukert, Gordon

Valley Golfers Association
100 +2 74 0.00
10 Giljum, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
88 +2 74 0.00
11 Disque, Eugene

Valley Golfers Association
92 +5 77 0.00
12 Meehan, Warren

Valley Golfers Association
98 +6 78 0.00
13 Weidemann, Phil

Valley Golfers Association
91 +12 84 0.00
NS Kowalchik, George

Valley Golfers Association
NS NS 0.00

Next up for VGA, Saturday, July 21, 2018 Grayhawk-Raptor 7:30 AM $55.00. 

Since opening to the public in 1994, Grayhawk Golf Club has proudly hosted golf enthusiasts worldwide – amateurs to professionals. And Grayhawk seems to shine the brightest when the spotlight of the golf world is firmly fixed on its two golf courses – Talon and Raptor – during competitive tournaments.

Golf Humor 

Saturday, July 14th, 2018 / Los Caballeros in Wickenburg

Located in Wickenburg just 55 miles northwest of greater Phoenix, Los Caballeros Golf Club (LCGC) proudly presents semi-private golf in spectacular surroundings. This traditional championship course design plays 7,014 yards with a challenging slope rating of 135. Los Caballeros Golf Club (LCGC) is a top ranking, semi-private golf club set at the foot of the Bradshaw Mountains in the upper Sonoran Dessert. LCGC offers beautiful driving ranges, putting greens, and a short game practice area — perfect for your next golf vacation. Constructed in 1979 by Greg Nash and Jeff Hardin, this masterpiece of design features rolling terrain, two beautiful lakes, strategically placed bunkers and 4 sets of tees that allow the course to be setup for a wide variety of playing levels.

There he is again, Larry “Mr. PXG” Burton wins today at Los Caballeros  by 5 strokes for a 64 net. Great job Larry. Starting to believe in your clubs myself. Two players followed and tied at 69 nets. Tony Dalton got second and Tom Orr got third on the scorecard playoff. The Atta Boy was once again taken home by the The “Golden Boy” Rusty Silverman at 71 net. Flight 2 winner was Warren Meehan at 69 net great work for newcomer Warren. Jim White captured 2nd place at 70 net and 3rd went to Fred Baldwin with a 71 net. Chris Ray was awarded the Atta Boy for Flight 2 at 72 net. 

Flight 1 Full results click here.

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

Valley Golfers Association
76 -8 64 5.00
2 Dalton, Tony

Valley Golfers Association
83 -3 69 3.00
3 Orr, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
88 -3 69 1.00
4 Silverman, Rusty

Valley Golfers Association
86 -1 71 0.00
5 Willis, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
85 E 72 0.00
6 Adair, John

Valley Golfers Association
81 E 72 0.00
7 Jennejahn, Barry

Valley Golfers Association
87 +2 74 0.00
8 Hebert, Thomas

Valley Golfers Association
91 +2 74 0.00
9 Dan, Al

Valley Golfers Association
92 +5 77 0.00
10 Delgado, Dan

Valley Golfers Association
92 +7 79 0.00

Flight 2

Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Points
1 Meehan, Warren

Valley Golfers Association
90 -3 69 5.00
2 White, Jim

Valley Golfers Association
88 -2 70 3.00
3 Baldwin, Fred

Valley Golfers Association
91 -1 71 1.00
4 Ray, Chris

Valley Golfers Association
93 E 72 0.00
5 Storms, Margaret

Valley Golfers Association
109 +3 75 0.00
6 Heller, Bill

Valley Golfers Association
106 +4 76 0.00
7 Baca, Kenneth

Valley Golfers Association
101 +6 78 0.00
8 Disque, Eugene

Valley Golfers Association
98 +6 78 0.00
9 Romeo, Richard

Valley Golfers Association
105 +11 83 0.00

Next up for VGA, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Wigwam Gold 7:00 AM $25+. 

This Arizona treasure was established in the 1920’s, a time when golf courses did not get built through dense housing developments, and certainly not with tight, target fairways. At the Wigwam, the golf courses have remained at the top of the list. This jewel of the desert is among the Southwest’s last remaining golf resorts built for a pure golf experience. Canals, streams and lakes cascade through the journey. The shadows cast on greens and bunkers are from majestic parkland trees, not multi-story resort buildings.
The Wigwam’s three 18-hole championship golf courses offer a diversity that cannot be matched by any other Arizona resort. Here, the golf enthusiast has their pick of not just one or two courses, but three 18-hole courses – 54 holes of championship golf including two courses designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr. And, in true Wigwam style, each course – The Gold, Blue, and Red offers a unique challenge that adds spice and variety to one’s stay at this timeless and relaxing retreat.
For guests that truly love the game of golf, The Wigwam features a variety of golf packages to entice every traveler, from family getaways to golf-intensive buddy trips for 5 or more.
We are proud to announce the addition of the Warren Schutte Player’s Academy. Warren was the first Hall of Fame Golfer at UNLV. And though he has maintained pro status for the last 14 years, his focus has now shifted to helping other excel at golf.

Golf Humor

Caddie Shack you need to watch it again.

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 / Gold Canyon-Dinosaur Course

The Fourth Hole on Dinosaur Mountain; Gold Canyon Golf Resort; Gold Canyon; Arizona USA. The Dinosaur Mountain golf course is consistently rated one of the top courses in Arizona. The scenery, dramatic elevation changes, abundant wildlife and exhilarating views all make for a memorable golfing experience. “Unforgettable” certainly describes the Dinosaur Mountain course where the championship layout is laced with a rollercoaster ride that would rival Six Flags! Most golf courses have one signature hole, Dinosaur Mountain has at least ten holes that could fit the bill.

Congratulations to Karen Biggs  for her win today with a 65 net. You go girl. 2nd place to John Euler at 66 net and 3rd goes to my cart partner Doug Rankin also at 66 net. Actually 3 players tied at 66 net and standing was decided on the scorecard playoff. Last man with 66 Fred Baldwin with the Atta Boy. Beautiful course a pleasure to play out there at the Gold Canyon Dinosaur Course. It was pretty humid and we started later than we were suppose to but all in all a torable climate to play. Full results click here.

Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Points
1 Biggs, Karen

Valley Golfers Association
88 -5 65 5.00
2 Euler, John

Valley Golfers Association
84 -4 66 3.00
3 Rankin, Doug

Valley Golfers Association
85 -4 66 1.00
4 Baldwin, Fred

Valley Golfers Association
85 -4 66 0.00
5 Willis, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
79 -3 67 0.00
6 Weidemann, Phil

Valley Golfers Association
76 -1 69 0.00
7 Roether, Mike

Valley Golfers Association
80 E 70 0.00
8 Ewing, Harley

Valley Golfers Association
95 E 70 0.00
9 Lukert, Gordon

Valley Golfers Association
99 +1 71 0.00
10 Burton, Larry

Valley Golfers Association
82 +1 71 0.00
11 Gunderson, Ron

Valley Golfers Association
94 +3 73 0.00
12 Storms, Margaret

Valley Golfers Association
107 +3 73 0.00
13 Jennejahn, Barry

Valley Golfers Association
86 +4 74 0.00
14 Clark, Daniel

Valley Golfers Association
96 +9 79 0.00
 DNF Giljum, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
 DNF  DNF 0.00
 DNF Silverman, Rusty

Valley Golfers Association
 DNF  DNF 0.00
NS Kastern, Walt

Valley Golfers Association
NS NS 0.00

Next up for VGA, Saturday, July 14, 2018 Los Caballeros (2) 8:00 AM $50.00. 

Located in Wickenburg just 55 miles northwest of greater Phoenix, Los Caballeros Golf Club (LCGC) proudly presents semi-private golf in spectacular surroundings. This traditional championship course design plays 7,014 yards with a challenging slope rating of 135. Los Caballeros Golf Club (LCGC) is a top ranking, semi-private golf club set at the foot of the Bradshaw Mountains in the upper Sonoran Dessert. LCGC offers beautiful driving ranges, putting greens, and a short game practice area — perfect for your next golf vacation. Constructed in 1979 by Greg Nash and Jeff Hardin, this masterpiece of design features rolling terrain, two beautiful lakes, strategically placed bunkers and 4 sets of tees that allow the course to be setup for a wide variety of playing levels.

Golf Humor

Saturday, July 7th, 2018 / TPC Stadium course

TPC Scottsdale was the sixth club in the TPC Network, born from the dream of then PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman. His vision was to create a network of clubs that would embody the TOUR’s rigorous quality standards, provide unparalleled venues for TOUR events, and further advance the PGA TOUR’s charitable contributions. In early 1986, the Phoenix Thunderbirds (host organization for the Phoenix Open) started looking for a new tournament site. Their intention was to grow the event, which was limited in size and number of spectators by its previous location, the Phoenix Country Club. Many locations in Phoenix were considered, but due to environmental issues, the Thunderbirds were running out of options. TOUR Commissioner Beman began assisting the Thunderbirds in identifying a new a location when then Scottsdale Mayor, Herb Drinkwater, called with the perfect solution – he could secure land within the city of Scottsdale that would offer the ideal setting for a stadium-style course. So in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation, the City of Scottsdale, and the Phoenix Thunderbirds, the PGA TOUR moved the event to its new location ¬and named it Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale. TPC Scottsdale and The Stadium Course began construction in January 1986. The design team of renowned architects Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish were directed by Commissioner Beman to create a similar Stadium design like that at TPC Sawgrass – allowing all spectators a perfect view of the tournament.

Some tough dudes out there matching up with the Sonoran desert today. Took this snap of the weather dial about the time players were just getting in for a cold beer and a cool towel. This was in Gilbert but I bet TPC matched it pretty closely. KUDOS to those that played today. First flight winner was Barry Jennejahn at 68 net, 2nd to Chris Herrbach at 69 net, and John Adair at 76 net. Atta Boy to Tom Willis and Mike Roether and Tom Orr all tied at 77 net. Flight two winners were Doug Rankin in 1st at 71 net, Bill “The Carver” Heller at 2nd place with a 73 net. Third went to Fred Baldwin at 76 net who was tied by Jeff Currie who was stuck with another Atta Boy by the scorecard playoff. Complete results click here. 

Flight 1
Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Points
1 Jennejahn, Barry

Valley Golfers Association
81 -3 68 5.00
2 Herrbach, Chris

Valley Golfers Association
74 -2 69 3.00
3 Adair, John

Valley Golfers Association
79 +5 76 1.00
4 Willis, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
86 +6 77 0.00
5 Roether, Mike

Valley Golfers Association
84 +6 77 0.00
6 Orr, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
89 +6 77 0.00
7 Amstutz, Ron

Valley Golfers Association
90 +7 78 0.00
8 Delgado, Dan

Valley Golfers Association
88 +8 79 0.00
9 Campos, Dan

Valley Golfers Association
80 +9 80 0.00
10 Burton, Larry

Valley Golfers Association
87 +9 80 0.00
11 Rodriguez, Tony

Valley Golfers Association
91 +9 80 0.00
12 Silverman, Rusty

Valley Golfers Association
93 +10 81 0.00
13 Flodin, James

Valley Golfers Association
92 +10 81 0.00
14 Hebert, Thomas

Valley Golfers Association
93 +10 81 0.00
15 Hughes, Ben

Valley Golfers Association
86 +13 84 0.00
16 Dalton, Tony

Valley Golfers Association
95 +13 84 0.00
 DNF Hecocks, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
 DNF  DNF 0.00
Flight 2
Pos. Player Total
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
Points
1 Rankin, Doug

Valley Golfers Association
87 E 71 5.00
2 Heller, Bill

Valley Golfers Association
99 +2 73 3.00
3 Baldwin, Fred

Valley Golfers Association
92 +5 76 1.00
4 Currie, Jeffery

Valley Golfers Association
91 +5 76 0.00
5 Snively, Lloyd

Valley Golfers Association
103 +6 77 0.00
6 Meehan, Warren

Valley Golfers Association
95 +6 77 0.00
7 Euler, John

Valley Golfers Association
93 +7 78 0.00
8 Gunderson, Ron

Valley Golfers Association
97 +8 79 0.00
9 Disque, Eugene

Valley Golfers Association
96 +10 81 0.00
10 Kowalchik, George

Valley Golfers Association
99 +10 81 0.00
11 Clark, Daniel

Valley Golfers Association
99 +14 85 0.00
12 Roether, Vance

Valley Golfers Association
102 +14 85 0.00
13 Storms, Margaret

Valley Golfers Association
114 +15 86 0.00
14 Jordan, Stephen

Valley Golfers Association
109 +20 91 0.00

Next up for VGA, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Gold Canyon (Dinosaur Mountain) 7:00 AM $45.00+. 

The Fourth Hole on Dinosaur Mountain; Gold Canyon Golf Resort; Gold Canyon; Arizona USA

Golf Humor

Wednesday, Fourth of July, 2018 / Talking Stick / O’odham Course

Recognized as a top public golf course by Golfweek magazine, Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, boasts the largest public practice facility in the valley to ensure you have the best opportunities to warm-up and practice your swing. Go no further for a fantastic golf outing for your corporate event or personal group. Whether planning for a group of 16 or 300, Talking Stick Golf Club is here to make sure your event is a success. Whether it’s an event or just a casual outing, grab a bite to eat before your round at the Wildhorse Grille for a warm, southwestern breakfast or relaxing lunch. No matter if you are planning a first class wedding or getting a quick meal in, the Wildhorse Grille will treat you with unmatched service. Take advantage of our soft rolling landscape and surroundings to have the wedding of your dreams, offering both you and your loved ones a chance to rejoice and celebrate in the atmosphere that fits your style, complete with a customized menu and an on-site coordinator to help you plan along the way. Having opened in 1998, both the O’odham and Piipaash golf courses (formerly North and South courses) were designed by the design team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. The O’odham (North) Course is a links style adventure through grasslands and ingenious bunkering, while the Piipash (South) Course is a more traditional layout with its tree-lined fairways, creative water hazards and smaller, sloped greens, showing that even our golf courses are so much more than common. At Talking Stick Golf Club, you are also moments away from experiencing all there is to do at the Talking Stick Resort. Recognized as a four-diamond resort in Scottsdale, Talking Stick Resort is home to Arizona’s largest poker room, as well as a spectacular casino that hosts 800 multi-denominational slot machines, more than 50 table games, and is open twenty-four hours a day for your convenience. Known for providing nightly entertainment and music, the resort is a fantastic place to relax after a round of golf.
“When commissioned to design Talking Stick Golf Club, our charge was to create two golf courses to accommodate public play yet each decidedly different, with respect to playing characteristics. Talking Stick Golf Club’s O’odham Course (formerly North Course), with its broad, angular holes, rewards thoughtful play through the rise of its many options according to one’s level of skill. Its low profile, slightly crowned greens and close-cropped approaches encourage running as well as aerial assaults. The Piipaash Course (formerly South Course) with its tree lined fairways and raised greens defended at the sides offers a more straightforward style of play. It presents its challenge and strategy in an open and clear-cut fashion. Whichever course one chooses or prefers, it was our desire to portray golf in a traditional sense, which quietly merges with its tranquil desert surroundings.” – Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

First place went to Tom Willis today at 65 net. 2nd place goes to Dan Campos at 66 net and 3rd goes to Dan Delgado at 67 net. Atta Girl goes to Margaret Storms who tied Dan Delgado at 67 but lost out in the scorecard playoff. Total results click here.

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

Valley Golfers Association
76 -5 65 $48.00 5.00
2 Campos, Dan

Valley Golfers Association
69 -4 66 $28.00 3.00
3 Delgado, Dan

Valley Golfers Association
81 -3 67 $20.00 1.00
4 Storms, Margaret

Valley Golfers Association
99 -3 67 $0.00 0.00
5 Baca, Kenneth

Valley Golfers Association
94 E 70 $0.00 0.00
6 Giljum, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
84 +1 71 $0.00 0.00
7 Clark, Daniel

Valley Golfers Association
89 +3 73 $0.00 0.00
8 Amstutz, Ron

Valley Golfers Association
87 +3 73 $0.00 0.00
9 Baldwin, Fred

Valley Golfers Association
92 +4 74 $0.00 0.00
10 Dan, Al

Valley Golfers Association
85 +4 74 $0.00 0.00
11 Snively, Lloyd

Valley Golfers Association
105 +4 74 $0.00 0.00
12 Roether, Mike

Valley Golfers Association
85 +5 75 $0.00 0.00
13 Roether, Vance

Valley Golfers Association
94 +5 75 $0.00 0.00
14 Little, Eddie

Valley Golfers Association
103 +8 78 $0.00 0.00
15 Currie, Jeffery

Valley Golfers Association
96 +9 79 $0.00 0.00
16 Jordan, Stephen

Valley Golfers Association
101 +11 81 $0.00 0.00
NS Hecocks, Tom

Valley Golfers Association
NS NS $0.00 0.00
NS Moore, Dwain

Valley Golfers Association
NS NS $0.00 0.00

Next up for VGA, Saturday, July 7, 2018 TPC-Stadium (+) 9:10 AM $51.00 

TPC Scottsdale was the sixth club in the TPC Network, born from the dream of then PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman. His vision was to create a network of clubs that would embody the TOUR’s rigorous quality standards, provide unparalleled venues for TOUR events, and further advance the PGA TOUR’s charitable contributions. In early 1986, the Phoenix Thunderbirds (host organization for the Phoenix Open) started looking for a new tournament site. Their intention was to grow the event, which was limited in size and number of spectators by its previous location, the Phoenix Country Club. Many locations in Phoenix were considered, but due to environmental issues, the Thunderbirds were running out of options. TOUR Commissioner Beman began assisting the Thunderbirds in identifying a new a location when then Scottsdale Mayor, Herb Drinkwater, called with the perfect solution – he could secure land within the city of Scottsdale that would offer the ideal setting for a stadium-style course. So in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation, the City of Scottsdale, and the Phoenix Thunderbirds, the PGA TOUR moved the event to its new location ¬and named it Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale. TPC Scottsdale and The Stadium Course began construction in January 1986. The design team of renowned architects Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish were directed by Commissioner Beman to create a similar Stadium design like that at TPC Sawgrass – allowing all spectators a perfect view of the tournament.

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