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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, April 14, 2021 Orange Tree 8:00 AM $65.00. + (Champion of Champions play) Click here to get the course website.


Orange Tree Golf Club Is an Iconic Course in the Heart of Scottsdale A desert oasis located in what was once an orange grove, the Orange Tree Golf Club is one of Arizona’s finest luxury golf vacation destinations. Recently awarded a Green Award for the Scottsdale Green by Design Award from the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Orange Tree Golf Club has been recognized by the community for its green efforts in reducing non-recyclable waste, reducing water usage, and implementing a recycling program on property.

Saturday, April 17, 2021 Viewpoint (+) 8:00 AM $35.00. (Champion of Champions play) Click here to get the course website.

Viewpoint features both an 18-hole championship and a 9-hole executive course that will satisfy players of all abilities. The par 71 championship course provides a fair test without the extremes of desert target golf. Relax and enjoy the tree-lined fairways and strategic bunkering. The sounds of rippling streams or cascading waterfalls will remind you why we play this game. If you’re a beginning player or working on your short game, you’ll love our 9-hole executive course. This is a wonderful place to take the youngsters or to enjoy a quick nine when time is short. Our facilities include Fat Willy’s Clubhouse Pub & Grill, with spacious banquet rooms and a quaint little bar and grill that will surely quench your thirst or appetite before, during or after your round on the links. Our settings are ideal for most types of group functions. The Terrace Green Event Center with its elegant decor and stunning scenery can be the perfect setting for any group event including weddings, receptions, golf outings, and social gatherings.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, Golf Club of Estrella (+) 7:45 AM 60.00. Click here to get the course website.

Located just 30 minutes west of downtown Phoenix, this spectacular desert golf course, nestled in the master-planned community of Estrella, features challenging play in the midst of breathtaking beauty. This dramatic course of Nicklaus Design, with Jack Nicklaus ll as the primary designer, flows along the contours of the land, allowing washes and hillsides to remain in a pristine state. Golf Club of Estrella, consistently ranked by Golfweek magazine as one of the Top-Twenty Public Courses in Arizona is the ideal venue for tournament groups, charity events, and corporate outings. Out staff provides pre-planning expertise to ensure that your event will exceed all expectations.

Saturday, April 24, 2021 Coldwater (Food) 8:00 AM $49.00. Click here to get the course website.

Located in the West Valley of Phoenix, AZ, Coldwater Golf Club offers a championship golf experience combined with service levels and course conditions that surpass the expectations of golfers visiting the facility. The Forrest Richardson designed course features spectacular elevated tees, deep swales, and cascading fairways that create rolling terrain and dramatic, undulating golf holes that break the mold of most West Valley Phoenix golf courses. Each hole at Coldwater golf club offers its own character, beauty, and challenges that together create a golf experience that will challenge players of all skill levels and inspire golfers to play the course again and again.

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 approximately 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.

Get ready for the 2020 Champion of Champions play.

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.

JPGVO, John Pierce Green Valley Open coming up May 22nd through 25th in Green Valley AZ.

The VGA invites all members and their guests to sign up for the John Pierce Green Valley Open annual golf tournament. The event is a stroke play tournament held over Memorial Day weekend. The actual tournament is a 3-day event starting Friday, May 22th and ending Sunday, May 25th.

This tournament is a non-sanctioned VGA event but rounds played go toward the eligibility for the Club Championship. Posted scores apply as tournament scores (T) to your handicap. The entry fee is $60.00 for player pool + Green fees for each course. The event coordinator is Danny Campos. If interested call Dan at 602-481-5560.