The Big Dog competitions occur over the period of one year. It starts on the first Wednesday and Saturday events on or after the end of the fiscal year ending on November 1st The competitions end on Wednesday before and the Saturday of the fiscal year November 1st. For each event, points are allotted to the first, second, and third place – five points for first, three for the second, and one point for third place finishers. The golfers with the highest accumulation of Big Dog points for the year, one for Wednesdays and one for Saturdays, are declared the Big Dogs. Their prize money is awarded at the banquet for the first, second, and third place for both Wednesdays and Saturdays. The more frequently one plays, the better chance to be a Big Dog winner.
2019 VGA Big Dogs Nov. 1, 2018, to Oct. 31, 2019
|Big Dogs for (Wednesdays 2019) rev: 12/12/2018||Points|
|2nd-Tie-Adair, Euler, Golz, Laskowski||5|
|3rd-Tie-Baldwin, Dean, Myers, Willis||3|
|4th-Tie-Burton, Ewing, Giljum, Harvey, Heller, Niblack||1|
|Big Dogs for (Saturdays 2019) rev: 12/8/2018||Points|
|4th-Tie-Fisel, Margaret Storms||4|
|5th-Tie-Amstutz, Gunderson, Rankin, Silverman||3|
Eagles scored during VGA Events.
Saturday, September 1, 2018, Phil Weideman scored an Eagle on hole # 17 at ASU Karsten.
Saturday, June 30th, 2018, Tony Dalton scored an Eagle on hole number 7 at Wickenburg Ranch CC.
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018, Barry Jennyjahn Eagled # 13 at Falcon Dunes GC. He drove the green pin high right, 5 feet from the pin. That hole is approximately 300 yards.
Saturday, May 26, 2018, Tom Orr scored an Eagle on hole # 11 at Superstitions Springs GC.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Tom Willis scored an Eagle at the 500 Club hole # 18. Great finish Tom.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Rusty Silverman scored an Eagle on # 11 today said he was putting so bad he had to chip it in.
Saturday, March 10th, 2018, Ben Hughesshot an Eagle on # 15 hole at Aguila.
Saturday, March 10th, 2018, Kevin Gilmore shot an Eagle on # 5 hole at Aguila.
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018, Tom Giljum shot an Eagle on hole # 5 at Club West GC.
Saturday, February the 10, 2018, John Adair scored an Eagle on hole #15 of the Union Hills GC.
Wednesday, December 17, 2018, Dave Dean scored an Eagle on Hole #5 called the Swale at Troon North Monument Course.
Saturday, November 18, 2017, Tom Hecocks scored an Eagle on hole # 17 at the Palmbrook CC in Sun City AZ.
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, Dave Dean Eagled #14 at the Palmbrook Country Club in Sun City. October must be a good month for Eagles had 3 so far this month.
Saturday, October 21st, 2017, Rusty “Golden Boy” Silverman popped in an Eagle on hole #4 on the Wigwam-Patriot course.
Saturday, October 10th, 2017, Danny Campos scored an Eagle today on # 10 hole of the Antelope Hills North course.
Saturday, September 16th, 2017, Dan Campos scored an Eagle on hole # 7 at Wickenburg Ranch. He also won the event with a 61 net.
Saturday, August 19th, 2017, Larry Burton scores an Eagle on hole #5 at the Raven @ South Mountain.
Saturday, August 12, 2017, Ron Amstutz scores an Eagle on #3 at Camelback-Ambiente Course.
Saturday. August 5, 2017, Rusty Silverman scored an Eagle on #18 at the Legacy Golf Resort. Per Rusty, “Bombed 3 wood off the tee. Another 3 wood just short and chipped it to take Freddy’s money”.
Saturday, April 8, 2017: Rusty Silverman hole an Eagle on hole #3 at Cave Creek.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017: Harley Ewing scored an Eagle on #3 hole at Club West. Harley finished the Eagle from the Green fringe area about 60 feet away with a pitching wedge. John Euler birdied the same hole.
Saturday, November 26th, 2016: Dan Campos eagled the 17th hole at Ken MacDonald.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016: Dan Christiansen eagled the 10th hole at Palmbrook GC.
Tony “Mr. President” Dalton eagled the ninth hole, a par five 535-yard hole at the Gold Canyon Dinosaur Mountain course on July 9th. That’s a great eagle!
Rich Golz, a recent new member of the VGA, eagled the second hole, a par four 300 yard hole at Southern Dunes on August 24th. It was a shot to be remembered. Rich hit his drive into a fairway trap 50 yards from the green. He then hit a screamer that bounced over the green and up a steep hill for at least 20 feet. The ball hesitated, and then rolled down the hill, onto the green, and into the hole! Wow!
Ben Hughes eagled the fourteenth hole, a par four 337-yard hole, at GCU on September 3rd. Ben jarred the hole with a wedge. NICE SHOT after four mishits with the same club earlier in the round. It’s a good thing he didn’t throw it in the pond on 13 as some VGA players have done in the past.
John Adair eagled hole number eight at Moon Valley.
Billy “I Can’t See It” Heller eagled the par-five hole number two from 160 yards at Casa Grande. Way to go Billy!
VGA Big Dogs for 2018 and 2017 Finals
2018 VGA Big Dogs Nov. 1, 2017, to Oct. 31, 2018
|Big Dogs for (Wednesdays 2018) rev: 10/31/2018 Finals||Points|
|Big Dogs for (Saturdays 2018) rev: 10/27/2018||Points|
|4th-Tie-Larry Burton, Ron Gunderson||27|
2017 VGA Big Dogs Nov. 1, 2016, to Oct. 31, 2017
|Big Dogs for (Wednesdays 2017) rev: 10/25/2017-Finals||Points|
|Big Dogs for (Saturdays 2017) rev: 10/28/2017-Finals||Points|
|5th-Tie-Larry Burton, Dan Christiansen and Tom Hecocks||23|