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Covid Update for 11/23/2020

It has come to the attention of the VGA Board of directors that a few members have contracted COVID-19 over the past week.  The VGA board urges all players to take every precaution possible if you decide it is safe to play golf in a VGA tournament.  We emphasize bringing hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes, wearing masks, social distancing, etc.  The board also recommends using your common sense. If you’re not feeling well, stay home. Golf is one of the few activities we have during these unique times and as a result, the VGA board recommends playing golf, have fun, but be as safe as feasibly possible.

Covid-19 be aware.

To all VGA players: Please, you should bring enough drinking water with you to make it through your round. Some courses are not providing water or coolers during the covid-19 era on the course and on some, the cart girl doesn’t exist either. It’s going to be a long Summer. 

To: All VGA Members: It has come to the attention of the VGA Board of directors there are member concerns regarding the Corona Virus and whether the VGA should or should not continue to play its tournaments. A vote was extended to all board members for their opinion regarding this issue. Responses from all 13 board members voted in favor of continuing its play golf tournaments until such time the public is ordered by the Governor to “Stay at Home”. The VGA board recommends taking all necessary precautions if there are any concerns including bringing hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes. The board also recommends using your common sense. If you’re not feeling well, stay home. Golf is one of the few activities we have during these unique times and as a result, the VGA board recommends playing golf, have fun, but be safe.

Respectfully, Dan Campos, VGA President

Upcoming schedule for next two weeks.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Legacy (+) Shotgun 7:00 AM $45.00. Click here to get the course website.

The Legacy Golf Club, rich in heritage and history, is an 18-hole par 71 championship golf course designed by renowned golf course architect Gary Panks. Located on what was once Dwight B. Heard’s 7,500-acre ranch, the golf club is rich in Arizona heritage and history. Taking extraordinary pride in preserving and integrating many of the historical structures and monuments, our 18-hole championship golf course offers a unique look and an added opportunity to experience some Arizona history and of the Heard legacy, from which the golf club takes its name. The original two-grain silos, built in 1902, remain along the 18th fairway and were once the tallest structures in Maricopa County. The Sierra Vista House, which marks the 1st tee, was visited on occasion in the early 1900’s by Theodore Roosevelt and Pancho Villa. Come make your own history at the Legacy Golf Club!

Saturday, May 15, 2021, Aguila (+) 6:48 AM $43.00. Click here to get the course website.

About Aguila 18… Hole # 1 Gary Panks links design course Challenging layout and design for all levels of golfers Transition areas feature native grasses and wildflowers Set at the base of South Mountain with scenic mountain views Three lakes come into play on five holes Scenic skyline views of downtown Phoenix Continuous cart paths and four sets of tees Aguila (Spanish for Eagle) logo displays the ancient Aztec design of an eagle on merchandise and apparel.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Palm Valley 7:00 AM $40.00. Click here to get the course website.

Palm Valley Golf Club is Home of 27 Holes of Championship Golf
With (3) different 9- Hole Courses that can be played as (3) different 18- Hole Layouts, Palm Valley Golf Club is your complete facility.
The NORTH Course
The original Palms Back 9 was designed by renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills. With a par of 36 the Championship North Course concludes with the signature 18th hole, a difficult par 5, that will always leave you wanting more.
The SOUTH Course
The original Palms Front 9 was designed by renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills. A great Championship layout with a par of 36, the South Course flows through a great mix of challenging but fair holes. Keep an eye out for the Par 3 7th hole.
The WEST Course (NOW OPEN FOR PLAY!!!)
The newest addition to Palm Valley Golf Club. Formerly known as the mid-length Lakes Course, the new Championship West Course has recently been redesigned by golf course architect Mike Angus. The new course is an amazing blend of past and present as you play through this great new par 35 Championship layout. With water in play on 7 of the 9 holes, the West Course becomes your desert oasis in the West Valley!

Saturday, May 22, 2021, Encanto (+) 7:52 AM $45.00. Click here to get the course website.

Built in 1935 and located in the core of the city’s historic district, Encanto is the third oldest golf course in Arizona. Designed by William P. Bell Ideally suited for the average golfer with wide level fairways and a limited number of hazards make for an enjoyable round for all ages and level of golfer. Spectacular views of downtown Phoenix. Amenities include driving range and practice green.

Complete Entry Rules

Wednesday Events coordinators are Neal Fisel at (623) 363-6658, Paul Mickela at (602) 315-6610, and Doug Rankin at (480) 223-8705. You must sign up no later than the Sunday prior to the event.

Saturday Events coordinators are Fred Baldwin at (480) 282-3207 and Dan Christiansen (602) 481-0811.  You must sign up no later than the Wednesday prior to the event.

Signup Policy: Players who intend to participate in any VGA event will receive an email invitation from the event coordinator 2 weeks prior to the event date.  You may choose Playing or Not Playing. If you choose to play, you will receive a Round Signup Confirmation confirming that you are either registered or are on the waitlist.  If you choose not playing you will receive a Round Signup Confirmation confirming that you are not registered.  Keep the response in the event you change your mind.  If need be, you may cancel your entry using the online entry page on the VGA website.  You can communicate directly with the event coordinator through Golf Genius software.  Your name will be added or removed by your input using this method.  (1) First come, first served.  Those who sign up within the noted time frame shall be selected to fill available slots first; (2) If timely requests are greater than available tee times, the course will be asked to allow fivesomes or provide additional tee times; (3) Late requests will be given consideration only if slots are available; (4) Guests may only sign up one week prior to the event.  The price shown is the green fee quoted by the course for the event.  Both guests and members pay their own green fees.  The price is subject to change based on later contract negotiations with our club.  Both guests and members are required to pay $1.00 and are entered into the CTP pot.  An additional fee of $3.00 and or $6.00 is collected from VGA members who wish to participate in the birdie pot and or prize pot for the day (optional).  Guests may not participate in the prize pot or birdie pot.  (Fee for Guests will increase to $5.00 on November 1st, 2019) Onsite check-in must be completed and all fees paid to the event organizer at least one half-hour prior to the first tee time shown for the event.  VGA Event Coordinator has the discretion to deny your optional entry payment if not paid prior to the 30-minute deadline.  If you believe you may be late call the coordinators at the top of the page and let them know or have a friend pay for you. 

GOLF COURSES MAY ASK VGA TO GUARANTEE PAYMENT FOR THE TEE TIMES RESERVED. If the VGA is charged green fees for players who signed up and didn’t show up or cancel 48 hours prior to an event start time, the players will be billed accordingly. The player will not be allowed to enter additional events until he reimburses the VGA.


2021 Special events to be played & been played this season.

2020 Wednesday’s Champion of Champions finals.

2020 Saturday’s Champion of Champions finals.

Wednesday’s 4 ball 2-man team play at Ken McDonald played Wednesday 3-31-2021.

Saturday’s 4 ball 2-man team play at Aguila played March 27th, 2021

All teams that played March 27, 2021.

2021 VGA 4 ball foursome competition. Played March 3rd, 2021

At the Aguila Golf course on March 3rd, 2021, we played a 4 man team game with the 1st place team pictured below. The teams were paired by choosing an A, B, C, D player based on their current golf handicap index. The top 3 scores for each hole were used to determine the team’s handicapped score for that hole. Scores were totaled for 18 holes to determine the team’s total score. Used this format to replace the usual 4-ball contest. Great fun for all involved.