Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016-Ken McDonald and Jim O’Keefe Cup Match play.

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.
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.

jim-okeefeBesides the regular golf events held today at Ken McDonald The Saturday Golf League and VGA played out The Jim O’Keefe Cup match play against each other. This event was named after Jim O’Keefe a VGA player of very long stead who passed away this year. He was a warm and wonderful man and of course he wouldn’t want anyone to talk about him like that, but he was of course. So it is in his honor that we dueled it out and the results are below. We had quite a turnout for the events today as approximately 60 plus players from both organizations showed up to play on a cool and cloudy day in Tempe. The course was 90 degrees play, but substantially better than when we played there earlier just after the reseed. In the VGA event in first place we had 2 golfers tied at 64 net. Steve Richter continues his fine play and got 1st place in a scorecard playoff with Jeff Stone who received 2nd place. Great work Steve and Jeff. Tied for 3rd place two more golfers Dennis Haigwood and Tony Rodriquez tied at 66 net. Dennis got the money on the scorecard playoff and Tony gets the ever popular Atta-a-Boy award. Rest of the field scores below.

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VGA Wins Jim O’Keefe Cup for 2016

SGL won the Four ball competition 4-2 but lost the Singles 7 1/2 to 2 1/2 making the final tally 9 1/2 to 6 1/2 in favor of VGA. The O’Keefe cup will reside with VGA until the next Cup play is played. Match play is mostly new to me but not most of the VGA members. As others (like me) may need a refresher as to how the scoring works, you can read the info on this link. Since I become more involved more in it this year than ever before, I have found it to be rewarding competition wise and fun too. Let us hope that Tom Hecocks (VGA) and Dave Dean (VGA & SGL) can continue to expand on what they have created and not only make it a great tribute to Jim O’Keefe but to all of VGA and SGL members.

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2016-okeefe-cup-scoringsNext up for VGA, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 Superstition Springs 8:00:00 AM $44.00

Named by Golfweek among "America's Best Golf Courses," Superstition Spring Golf Club's magnificent par-72, 7,005-yard championship golf course was designed by Greg Nash to blend seamlessly with its serene natural surroundings in Mesa, just 25 minutes from Scottsdale. Beautiful mature trees frame emerald Bermuda fairways and immaculately-maintained greens, with striking mounding, expansive bunkers and picturesque water features creating both strategic diversity and a stunning backdrop for golf. While challenging for scratch golfers, five sets of tees on each hole enable golfers of all ages and abilities to enjoy this imaginative golf gem. A former host of a PGA TOUR Qualifying event, Superstition Springs' superb conditioning, excellent playability and outstanding service have earned it recognition as one of the region's most desirable locales for golf tournaments, corporate outings, and golf league play.
Named by Golfweek among “America’s Best Golf Courses,” Superstition Spring Golf Club’s magnificent par-72, 7,005-yard championship golf course was designed by Greg Nash to blend seamlessly with its serene natural surroundings in Mesa, just 25 minutes from Scottsdale. Beautiful mature trees frame emerald Bermuda fairways and immaculately-maintained greens, with striking mounding, expansive bunkers and picturesque water features creating both strategic diversity and a stunning backdrop for golf. While challenging for scratch golfers, five sets of tees on each hole enable golfers of all ages and abilities to enjoy this imaginative golf gem. A former host of a PGA TOUR Qualifying event, Superstition Springs’ superb conditioning, excellent playability and outstanding service have earned it recognition as one of the region’s most desirable locales for golf tournaments, corporate outings, and golf league play.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Uncle 'G' says:

    Web Master Harley — GOOD JOB.

    Organizers Tom & Dave — GOOD JOB.

  2. Uncle G. says:

    Very pleased the VGA board agreed to allow a tee forward of the “6000 yard” tee if the course has a slope of 125 or higher. Everyone will appreciate this change as Father Time whittles away at driving distance. Well done!

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