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Wednesday events contact is Neal Fisel at 623-363-6658  or email Neal Fisel. Saturday events contact is Tony Dalton at 623-910-1094 or email Tony Dalton. Want to know what to expect?  Click here. Read the complete sign-up rules by clicking on this link prior to signing up if you are not familiar with them. They will govern your entry. Check weather forecast. Click here. Next VGA event is, Saturday, September 23, 2017 Stonecreek / Shot Gun start at 7:30:00 AM $40.00. To view any Pairing & Handicap Sheet, Click here anytime.

Legend (Range balls inc. unless marked 1=no range balls, 2=Lunch, 3=food credit or another prize +=Plus tax) Please fill out the form with all required entries below. 

Your Scorecard: VGA strives to be accurate and quick in gathering your data as humanly possible. Mistakes can be made. You need to do your part to help, because believe it or not you might make an error too. As it has always been, scorecards must be dated, signed by the scorer, marked for the tees you used and most importantly signed and attested by the cart that is not turning in their card. If your scorecard is not properly filled out it won’t be accepted. If you must leave before the event is calculated and paid out, be double sure you do this. Once the payout is done is it over and history. No changes can be made after the fact. This policy was reviewed by the VGA board at last nights (6/23/2015) meeting. No rule was changed, just reviewed and hope everyone continues to try as hard as possible to be as accurate as they can. Please, once again try to do your part too.

Event News

2017 VGA Event Winners / 2016 VGA Event Winners / VGA Special events here.

Wednesday events contact is Neal Fisel at 623-363-6658  or email Neal FiselSaturday events contact is Tony Dalton at 623-910-1094 or email Tony Dalton. Please review the signup policy.  If either person is unavailable, call the other. Using our online entry form is the preferred way to enter. Find Events schedule click here. 

Next up for VGA, Saturday, September 23, 2017 Stonecreek / SG 7:30:00 AM $40.00. 

Etched into the desert on the pristine terrain in the heart of Phoenix, Stonecreek Golf Club’s magnificent par-71, 6,871-yard championship course was originally designed by Gary Grandstaff and Roy Dye, brother of the iconic Pete Dye and part of the Dye Designs dynasty.
The course was subsequently re-designed by noted golf course architect Arthur Hills & Associates to modernize course infrastructure and bring it up to today’s standards while incorporating numerous environmentally-friendly maintenance and agronomy practices.
The result is an adventurous, breathtaking links-style layout that has been rated four stars by Golf Digest. Mature trees frame emerald green Bermuda fairways and hilly, elevated greens, with creek beds meandering throughout the course and coming into play on five holes – adding to the course’s beauty as well as its strategic diversity. While challenging for scratch golfers, five sets of tees on each hole enable golfers of all ages and abilities to enjoy this picturesque desert golf gem, which features panoramic vistas of the Squaw Peak Mountains from every hole.

2017 VGA Special Events Schedule

Announcing an upcoming event at Antelope Hills course in Prescott, Arizona October 7, 2017, the 2017 Jim O’Keefe Match play tournament vs the Saturday Golf League. We would like to get a head count as to how many of our players would want to go. Here is a flyer for the event and tells you how it works.

The regular Saturday will run in concurrence with the Match play event for VGA and SGL. Car pools should be considered and we definitely need to let the coordinators know early you are planning on being there. It’s a one-day event, so if you prefer to drive leave early. Make hotel reservations if you want more shut eye.

Jim O’Keefe Match VGA players with Saturday Golf League players:– To be played Saturday, October the 7th, 2017 at Antelope Hills in Prescott, AZ.

Today Sept 6, 2017, was the  Wednesday “Don Peterson Two-Man Total Net Tournament”    

The winning Wednesday teams were:
    1st:    Burton and Rankin –  135
    2nd:   Dean and Fisel – 138
    3rd:    Baldwin and Dalton – 141 
Saturdays Winners “Don Peterson Two-Man Total Net Tournament” at the Legend @ Arrowhead.  
1st: Tony Dalton and Steve Richter – 141
2nd: Larry Burton and Tom Hebert – 146
3rd: Danny Clark and Allen Arndt -146

Don Peterson

The Don Peterson’s 2 men Best Ball Event:  an annual Two-Man Best Ball Tournaments for both a Wednesday and a Saturday event.  Golfers that enter the normal VGA event will be ranked by handicap with the lower half labeled A and the upper half labeled B.  The tournament chair will assign pairs for the two-ball tournament, one player from the A list and one from the B list.  The VGA will post $200 as prize money for both tournaments, $100 for first place, $60 for the second, and $40 for third.  The event is named The Don Peterson Two-Man Best Ball Tournament in honor of our President Emeritus Don Peterson.  The normal VGA event will run in conjunction with best ball tournament.  This year’s tournament schedule is Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at the Legacy Golf Course and Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at the Legend @ Arrowhead Golf ClubPlease note there is no extra fee for signing up so don’t let money hold you back. “2-Person Best Ball” is a golf format for teams comprised of two golfers. Those two golfers play their own golf balls throughout and the lower score between them on each hole counts as the team score. Two-Person Best Ball can be used in tournaments or by any group of four golfers (who want to play 2-vs.-2). 

The Champion of Champions Tournament is a two-day stroke play tournament played on two consecutive Wednesdays and two consecutive Saturdays in the first quarter of the year. The tournament is open to all prior year first place winners of the weekly Wednesday and Saturday VGA events. Wednesday winners compete against Wednesday winners and Saturday winners compete against Saturday winners to determine final competition winners for the overall championship. There is a first, second, and third place winner in both groups determined by the lowest 36 holes net score total. Members can play in both the Wednesday and Saturday competitions if eligible by reason of winning both a Wednesday and Saturday event the prior year.

Final tournament winners for a first, second, and third place are determined in the following manner:  The first place Wednesday champion competes against the first place Saturday champion in one 18 hole match. The low net score of the match determines the first place winner of the overall tournament and is declared Champion of Champions. The loser of the match earns second place in the overall tournament. The third place winner overall is determined in one 18 hole match between the second place winner of the Wednesday group and the second place winner of the Saturday group. As with the match for first place, the match for third place is won by the low net score. The time and place of each final match is to be determined by the competitors but must be played prior to the annual awards dinner.

The entry fee for the competition is $10.00 paid by each participant to the tournament coordinator prior to the first match. No additional fees are required for subsequent matches. The entry fee money is returned to first, second, and third place winners of each group as prize money for their wins. For the overall tournament, The VGA treasury pays $100.00 to the first place winner, $60.00  to the second place winner, and $40.00 to the third place winner at the annual awards dinner. In addition, the Champion of Champions has his/her name added to the trophy and is awarded the trophy for display at the next awards dinner.

The results in the 2017 Champion of Champions: Dan Christiansen, the Saturday champion, won first place by beating Neal Fisel, the Wednesday champion, by a score of 73 to 75.  Neal placed second overall. Bill Heller, the Saturday runner-up, took third place by outscoring Steve Richter, the Wednesday runner-up, by a score of 67 to 73. Congratulations to Dan!

VGA Club Championship: TBA-November 11, 2017.  Site to be determined. / November 18, 2017, Palmbrook Golf Club.

Hats for Sale see Fred Baldwin.

The VGA has a selection of hats with our logo. There are two styles of sun-protecting hats: white with a blue or tan stripe for $35, and white with a blue trim and chin tie for $30. There are also white golf hats for $15 and visors for $10. The hats are great quality and attractive. See Fred Baldwin for details.
The VGA has a selection of hats with our logo. There are two styles of sun-protecting hats: white with a blue or tan stripe for $35, and white with a blue trim and chin tie for $30. There are also white golf hats for $15 and visors for $10. The hats are great quality and attractive. See Fred Baldwin for details.

AGA listing of Arizona Golf Courses info: