Saturday, September 29, 2018 / The 500 Club.

500 Club scoring

Flight 1 winner again the Golden Lad Rusty Silverman at 65 net. 2nd goes to Tom Hebert at a tie 66 net with Mike Roether. Mike got third on the scorecard playoff. Phil Weidemann takes the Atta Boy at 67 net. Flight 2 first place goes to Neal Fisel tied at 65 net with Doug Rankin. Doug took 2nd on the scorecard playoff. Third place goes to Rich Golz at net 67, with Fred Baldwin getting the Atta Boy at 68 net. Well done gentlemen.

Birdie Check

CTP Check


Next, up for VGA, Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Union Hills 7:30 AM $35.00.

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

Golf Humor

Wednesday, September 26, 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.

Ocotillo Scoring

Today the front 9 Blue course looking like they were mowing hay and the bailers hadn’t shown up. Not the usual Octotillo fair that’s for sure. But its that time of year. Rich Golz my cart partner showed me the way but I could not imitate it. I mean banging 40 foot or more putts from off the green, please Rich. He ended up tied at 67 net with George Kowalchik who came in second on the scorecard playoff. Rusty Silverman took third at 69 net and Tim Haight took the Atta Boy at 70 net.    

Birdie Check

CTP Check


Next up for VGA, Saturday, September 29, 2018, 500 Club (+) 7:30 AM $50.00


Golf Humor

Saturday, September 22, 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

Union Hills scoring.

Mike Roether wins the flight 1 players division with a 65 net. Nice work for Mike. Ron Amstutz takes second place at 66 net. Rusty the Golden Lad from PV takes third place with a 67 net tied with Ben Hughes also at 67 net. Ben took the Atta Boy on a scorecard playoff. The second Flight winner was again the Little Giant Ron Gundersen with a 65 net. Tom Hebert took 2nd place with a 67 net. Eddie Litte took at 3rd place with a 70 net. Eugene Disque and Dennis Haigwood took home the Atta Boy tied at 71 par.

CTP check

NoneHebert, Tom VGA $6.00Hole 12
NoneRodriguez, Tony Valley Golfers Association$6.00Hole 15
NoneDalton, Tony Valley Golfers Association$6.00Hole 5
NoneCampos, Dan Valley Golfers Association$6.00Hole 7

Birdie check

Ben Hughes, Valley Golfers Association 2$24.00Birdie on 2 & 10
Roether, MikeValley Golfers Association2$24.00Birdie on 9 & 12
Roether, Mike Valley Golfers Association1$12.00Birdie on 16
Little, EddieValley Golfers Association1$12.00Birdie on 4

Next event for VGA, Wednesday, Sept 26, 2018, Ocotillo-Blue/White (+) 7:03 AM $43.00.

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.

Golf Humor

In training?

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 / Legend at 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.

Legend Scoring 

Rich Golz wins at Arrowhead today with a 65 net. Excellent work Rich. 2nd place goes to Alan Arndt in a tie with George Kowalchik at net 69. George got 3rd on the scorecard playoff. Ken Slagle accepts the Atta Boy. 

Birdie Check

PlayerPurse
Slagle, KenValley Golfers Association3$27.00Birdie on 2, Birdie on 5, Birdie on 9
Arndt, AlanValley Golfers Association1$9.00Birdie on 17

CTP Check

PlayerPurse
NoneGiljum, TomValley Golfers Association$6.00Holes 3 and 7
NoneGolz, RichardValley Golfers Association$3.00Hole 11
NoneWeidemann, PhilValley Golfers Association$3.00Hole 15

Next event for VGA, Saturday, September 22, 2018, Union Hills (+) 7:00 AM $35.00.

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

Golf Humor

Saturday, September 15, 2018 / 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.

Longbow scoring

The “Golden Boy” Rusty Silverman wins at Longbow today with a 68 net. Craig Wise ties with Donald Pierce at 71 to get 2nd and 3rd place respectively on a scorecard playoff. Luke Desautels takes the Atta Boy. 
Wow the “Little Giant” Ron Gunderson is actually hotter than the Course. He finished ahead of the the other two guys he was tied with at 71 net. Ron got first, Dan “The Legend” got second and Dwain Moore was third on the scorecard playoff. Scott Sheetz and Fred Baldwin walked off with the Atta Boy tie at 73 net.

Birdie Check

PlayerPlayerPurseDetails
Wise, CraigValley Golfers Association1$19.00Birdie on 13
Sheetz, ScottValley Golfers Association1$19.00Birdie on 15
Silverman, RustyValley Golfers Association1$19.00Birdie on 11
Pierce, DonaldValley Golfers Association1$19.00Birdie on 2

CTP Check

Player and Details
Silverman, RustyValley Golfers Association$7.00Hole 11
Baldwin, FredValley Golfers Association$7.00Hole 17
Meshey, JeffValley Golfers Association$7.00Hole 3
Moore, DwainValley Golfers Association$7.00Hole 7

Next event for VGA, Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Arrowhead CC 7:15 AM $40.00

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, the 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.

Golf Humor

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 / Raven @ South Mountain

Raven Golf Club Phoenix’s spectacular championship golf course, array of world-class amenities and unparalleled guest service have earned it recognition among the nation’s top daily fee golf properties – including 4.5 stars by Golf Digest, “#5 Golf Course in the State” by Arizona Magazine, and “#1 Guest Service in North America.” From its manicured greens and expansive practice facility to its picturesque air conditioned wedding and event pavilion overlooking the 18th hole, Raven Golf Club Phoenix offers a remarkable golf, dining and special events experience in the shadows of South Mountain.

Raven Scoring today

Wow George Kowalchik and The Dean of VGA, Gordon Lukert tied at 63 nets. Great scores guys. George took first and Gordon took second on the scorecard playoff. Tom Willis the snake wrangler took third at 65 net. Well played Tom. Tom had 3 Birds today. Three way tie for Atta Boy today, Doug Rankin, Steve Richter and Neal Fisel share the coveted title today at 66 nets.

PlayerSkinsPurseDetails
Giljum, TomValley Golfers Association1$7.00Birdie on 13
Fisel, NealValley Golfers Association1$7.00Birdie on 10
Willis, TomValley Golfers Association1$7.00Birdie on 16
Baldwin, FredValley Golfers Association1$7.00Birdie on 6
Meehan, WarrenValley Golfers Association1$7.00Birdie on 7

Next event up for VGA, 
Saturday, September 15, 2018, Longbow (+) 8:00 AM $54.00

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.

Golf Humor

Capital Canyon AGA Senior Cup Series Championship Played 9/11/2018 in Prescott, AZ.

Tom Willis and Dave Dean captured a division title in the Senior AGA Cup Series at the Capital Canyon Golf Club outside Prescott, AZ 9/11/2018
Tom Willis and Dave Dean suffered through 80-degree weather enjoying the climes in Prescott and Capital Canyon Golf Club fine conditioned golf course. http://www.capitalcanyonclub.com/

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 8,9, 2018 / Final Round of 2018 VGA Club Championship @ Los Caballeros & Wickenburg Ranch

In early February of 2015, Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club made its debut, and for a course built in the heart of some of Arizona’s dramatic Sonoran Desert terrain, it has made quite a splash. Facilities include our spectacular 18-hole championship course crafted among the rolling hills just north of Wickenburg, along with an interim club facility with a golf shop, a small neighborhood market, and a patio where you can enjoy a cold drink before or after your round amidst the unmatched beauty of the surrounding high desert landscape.

Final 2018 VGA Championship scores

Round 2 Birdie check.

PlayerBirdies
Adair, JohnValley Golfers Association1$21.00Birdie on 12
Willis, TomValley Golfers Association1$21.00Birdie on 18
Campos, DanValley Golfers Association1$21.00Birdie on 7

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, / 1st Round of 2018 VGA Club Championship @ Los Caballeros in Wickenburg and Regular VGA Los Caballeros event.

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 Desert. 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 set up for a wide variety of playing levels.

Regular Los Caballero’s Event Scores. 

Flight 1 Scores

Flight 2 Scores

Birdies scored during round 1

PlayerEagles, BirdiesPurseDetails
Campos, DanValley Golfers Association4$36.00Birdie on 5, Birdie on 10, Birdie on 12, Birdie on 18
Adair, JohnValley Golfers Association2$18.00Birdie on 2, Birdie on 13
Hughes, BenValley Golfers Association2$18.00Birdie on 3, Birdie on 9
Silverman, RustyValley Golfers Association1$9.00Birdie on 17

Next up, Wednesday, September 12, 2018, Raven 7:00 AM $ 42.35+.

Raven Golf Club Phoenix’s spectacular championship golf course, array of world-class amenities and unparalleled guest service have earned it recognition among the nation’s top daily fee golf properties – including 4.5 stars by Golf Digest, “#5 Golf Course in the State” by Arizona Magazine, and “#1 Guest Service in North America.” From its manicured greens and expansive practice facility to its picturesque air conditioned wedding and event pavilion overlooking the 18th hole, Raven Golf Club Phoenix offers a remarkable golf, dining and special events experience in the shadows of South Mountain.

Golf Humor

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 / Rancho Manana

RANCHO MANANA GOLF CLUB, located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert in historic Cave Creek, Arizona, features a Scottsdale area par 70, championship course with dramatic elevation changes and unspoiled desert terrain. Our stunning, high desert course invites you to match your skills against nature while enjoying the unparalleled and unforgettable surrounding desert. It’s where Mother Nature plays!

Rancho Manana scoring.

Winners today at Rancho Manana in 1st place the “Little Giant and down the middle” Ron Gunderson with 63 net. Well done Ron. 2nd place goes to Doug Rankin also at 63 net Ron won it on a scorecard playoff. Hard to believe the 2nd place with a 63 eh? Right in there for 3rd place Rich Golz at 64 net. There he is again, John Euler with another Atta Boy at 65 net. Sorry, John.

Not having been there, hard to say whether the Dean of VGA, Gordon Lukert is receiving or paying Snake money. Being a betting man, from the smile on his face, I bet receiving.

PlayerBirdiesPurseDetails
Golz, RichardValley Golfers Association1$16.00Birdie on 11
Gunderson, RonValley Golfers Association1$16.00Birdie on 10
Silverman, RustyValley Golfers Association1$16.00Birdie on 16
Pos.PlayerTotal
Gross
To Par
Net
Total
Net
PursePoints
1Gunderson, RonValley Golfers Association84-763$51.005.00
2Rankin, DougValley Golfers Association81-763$30.003.00
3Golz, RichardValley Golfers Association88-664$21.001.00
4Euler, JohnValley Golfers Association81-565$0.000.00
5Willis, TomValley Golfers Association78-367$0.000.00
6Lukert, GordonValley Golfers Association94-367$0.000.00
7Kowalchik, GeorgeValley Golfers Association91-268$0.000.00
8Roether, MikeValley Golfers Association80-169$0.000.00
9Baldwin, FredValley Golfers Association88E70$0.000.00
10Silverman, RustyValley Golfers Association86+171$0.000.00
11Watson, BobValley Golfers Association92+272$0.000.00
12Richter, SteveValley Golfers Association86+676$0.000.00
13Weidemann, PhilValley Golfers Association85+777$0.000.00
14Fisel, NealValley Golfers Association99+878$0.000.00
15Snively, LloydValley Golfers Association105+878$0.000.00
16Heller, BillValley Golfers Association105+878$0.000.00
17Meehan, WarrenValley Golfers Association98+979$0.000.00

Next up for VGA, 2018 VGA Club Championship a two-day event, Saturday, September 8, 2018, Los Caballeros (2) 8:00 AM $59.00 + Club Championship Play and Sunday, September 9 at Wickenburg Ranch 8 am for $59 for the day two Club Championship Play.

2018 VGA Club Championship and how it is going work and play.

The Club Championship is a two-day stroke play tournament usually held near the end of the year. For the recent past, the Club Championship has been run in conjunction with two consecutive VGA Saturday tournaments. This time it will be a Saturday event which will be the usual VGA event and the first round of the 2018 VGA Club Championship and the next day for Round 2 of the Championship round. Just enter the Championship event if you wish to play in it, pay the $10 entry one time and you are all set. Those that do not desire or are not eligible to be in the Championship will enter the regular event as usual. Members should sign up before September 1 in order to be sure to be in the field.  After that, guests may play and take a members spot. Spaces for tee times are limited by the Course and our arrangement with them. The Club Championship is scheduled for the weekend of September 8 and 9. The first round will be at Los Caballeros (including a $10 food credit) and the second round at Wickenburg Ranch. VGA members with a minimum of ten rounds played in VGA events are eligible. The starting time for each day is 8:00 and the greens fees are $50 for Los Caballeros and $59 for Wickenburg Ranch. The tournament will consist of two or three net flights based on the number of participants. Each flight will consist of about ten players. If there are two flights in the tournament, then the first four places in each flight will award prize money. If there are three flights, then the first three places in each flight will be awarded prize money. The prize money amounts will be $200 for first place, $150 for the second, $100 for third, and, if needed, $75 for the fourth place let’s have a great turnout! Make your plans to attend now! Players that are not eligible for the tournament are welcome to play as well. Schedule for 2018 for the 2018 Club Championship below.

Saturday, September 8, 2018, Los Caballeros (2) 8:00 AM $59.00 + Club Championship Play and Sunday, September 9 at Wickenburg Ranch 8 am for $59 for the day two Club Championship Play.


Golf Humor

Been there, Done that.