Wednesday September 28, 2016-Ocotillo/Blue/White

Neal was try to lay up to get over the pond in front of #9 on the White course at Ocotillo. Little close Neal.
Neal was try to lay up to get over the pond in front of #9 on the White course at Ocotillo. Little close Neal.

Excellent warm and balmy day for golf at Ocotillo. Winners today were Dave Dean for 1st place at 67 net. Great job Dave. In second place John “Banger” Adair with a 68 net. Love to watch John hit a golf ball. Third and in my playing group, Steady Freddy Baldwin for third at 69 net. Fred was sinking putts like flushing a toilet. All you heard was whoosh ping. Nice job Fred. Fred and John Euler were having quite a dual out there. Lots of great shots from those two. Nice to see a old friend out there today too, Harry Dunham. Looking fit and ready to play, hope he does some day. Rest of the field scores below.

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New VGA newsletter for Quarter 3 follow this link. 2016 September Newsletter Q3


Upcoming Events you need to be involved in.

The VGA board voted to have 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 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 schedules are Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Aguila Golf Club and Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Ken McDonald Golf Course. Please note there is no extra fee for signing up so don’t let money hold you back.

The VGA Club Championship, is a stroke play tournament to be held November 5, 2016 at  Dove Valley Ranch and November 12, 2016 at the Palmbrook CC in Sun CityAll VGA members are eligible to play in the two-day event, but should be aware that in order to be Club Champion you must have participated in at least 10 regular season events after the last VGA Club championship was played. The tournament is played as a 36 hole event over these two weekends with participant’s net and gross scores determining the final winners. There is a one-time $10.00 entry fee for participation in the Championship tournament.  The VGA treasury  pays $200, $150, and $100 for the top three gross scores and $200, $150, $100, $75, $50 for the top five net scores. A banquet will follow at the Palmbrook Country Club following the event to award prizes and is free to Members. Guests may be charged extra for the banquet to be determined later. The Championship event will be held concurrently  with the regularly scheduled VGA events.

Next up for VGA, Saturday, October 1, 2016 Falcon GC (not Falcon Dunes) 8:00:00 AM $25.00

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Saturday, September, 24, 2016-Falcon Dunes

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Falcon Dunes described by one player today as being as nice a course as VGA has played this year. What do you think? Coy Miller liked it as he won by 2 strokes to take first place with a cool 65 net. Tied at 67 net, Ron Gunderson having to settle for 2nd place on the scorecard playoff over hard charging Tim Haight who got 3rd. Beautiful day to play today. Players take note that when we play Falcon Dunes again on December 31st the course wants VGA to be responsible for the Green Fees. Therefore it is necessary for all players to pay the VGA coordinator in cash so we can pay the course. The course is going to charge us for the amount of players we say will be there, so if you sign up and then don’t show up, you will have to pay VGA back for the green fees. Rest of the field scores below. falcon-dunes-9-21-2016


 

Next up for VGA, Wednesday September 28 2016 Ocotillo GC 7:30:00 AM $33.00

Neal was try to lay up to get over the pond in front of #9 on the White course at Ocotillo. Little close Neal.
Neal was try to lay up to get over the pond in front of #9 on the White course at Ocotillo. Little close Neal.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016-Stonecreek

Etched into the desert on 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.
Etched into the desert on 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.

John Euler was banging today at Stonecreek, scoring a cool 66 net and sweeping the field by 3 strokes. Way to go John, knew you were going to get hot one of these days. Second place went to Danny Clark at 69 net. Good job Dan. In third there was Dave Dean at 70 net. Big tie for Atta-Boy however, tied at 71 net Dan Christianson, Tom Giljum, and Steve Richter. Rumor going around they would share the prize equally and the cup if we had a cup to stay at each others home for an equal time. What Sports, eh? Rest of the field scores below.

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Next event up for VGA, Saturday September 24 2016 Falcon Dunes 7:30:00 AM $39.00.

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