The Big Dog competitions occur over a period of one year. It starts on the first Wednesday and Saturday events on or after the end of the fiscal year ending on November 1st. the competitions end on Wednesday before and the Saturday of the fiscal year November 1st. For each event, points are allotted to the first, second, and third place – five points for the first, three for the second, and one point for third-place finishers. The golfers with the highest accumulation of Big Dog points for the year, one for Wednesdays and one for Saturdays, are declared the Big Dogs. Their prize money is awarded at the banquet for the first, second, and third place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The more frequently one plays, the better chance to be a Big Dog winner.
2023 Big Dog Winners / 2022 Big Dog Winners
2023 VGA Big Dogs Nov. 1, 2022, to Oct. 31, 2023
|Wednesdays: Revised 5/31/2023||Points|
|1st- Rusty Silverman||24|
|2nd- Jim Cox||22|
|5th-Tie-William Nelson, Gary Vance||12|
|Saturdays: Revised 5/27/2023||Points|
|2nd-Tie- Neal Fisel, William Nelson||16|
|4th-Tie-Christiansen, Meehan, Neilan, M. Roether||12|
|Wednesdays: Revised 10/26/2022||Points|
|5th- Dan Clark||18|
|Saturdays: Revised 10/29/2022||Points|
|3rd- Rusty Silverman||22|
Aces and Eagles by VGA Members
Most recent hole in-ones scored by VGA players.
Huge News the first Hole in One of the 2023 season was scored today Dec. 21st, 2022 by Jim Drago his first ever on hole #8 at San Marcos Golf Resort.
Eagles scored during VGA Events.
Wednesday, April 4, 2023, Steve Yamasaki struck an Eagle shot on hole 1 at Tres Rios GC.
Saturday, April 1. 2023, No April Fool, Danny Campos shot an Eagle shot at hole # 4 at Viewpoint GR.
Saturday, March 18, 2023, Kevin Haskew captured an Eagle shot on hole #2 at Pueblo El Mirage GC.
Saturday, March 1, 2023, Rusty Silverman got 1st place @ 69 net and an Eagle on hole #10 Sun City CC.
Saturday, February 25, 2023, Rusty put a ball within 1/8 of an inch of a double Albatross at Pueblo El Mirage hole # 18. Well done Russ.
Saturday, February 18, 2023, Danny Campos 2023 President scored an Eagle shot on hole # 16 at Cave Creek.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, Steve Richter sank an Eagle shot on hole #4 at Bear Creek 18 Golf Course.
Saturday, February 11, 2023, Bob Inman armed with new clubs and a reconstructed shoulder scored an Eagle on hole # 5 at Francisco Grande.
Wednesday, the 1st day of February 2023, Fred Baldwin shot an Eagle on hole # 14 at Toka Sticks Golf Course.
Saturday the 21st of January 2023, Willian “Willie” Nelson scored an Eagle shot on hole number # 18 at Pueblo El Mirage Golf Course.
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022, Tom Anderson scored an Eagle on hole # 16 at Bear Creek GC.
Saturday, October 8, 2022, Dan “El Presidente” Campos scored an Eagle on hole # 6 at the Coldwater GC.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022, Darrell Ruehle connected for an Eagle on hole # 14 at the Legacy golf course.
Saturday, October 1, 2022, Steve Laveirge hit an Eagle shot on hole # 11 at Cave Creek GC.
Saturday, September 24, 2022, Paul Mickela scored an Eagle at Encanto CC Hole #8.
Saturday, August 20, 2022, Jim Emma holed an Eagle on hole # 4 at the TPC Champions course.
Saturday, August 6. 2022, Al Dan scored an Eagle on hole # 15 at Verrado Founders course.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022, Tom Anderson hit an Eagle on hole #15 at Lookout Mountain GC at Tapatio Cliffs.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, Dave Dean scored an Eagle on hole #14 at the Verrado Victory course.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Steve Yamasaki hit an Eagle shot at hole # 13 at the Legacy Golf Resort.
Saturday, June 11, 2022, Devin Smith scored an Eagle on hole # 4 at the TPC Champions Course.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022, Ken Baca scored an Eagle on the 3rd hole at the Duke GC.
Saturday, April 23, 2022, Devin Smith scores another Eagle on hole #18 at View Point.
Saturday, April 16, 2022, Devin Smith scored an Eagle on hole # 2 at Francisco Grande GC.
Saturday, April 9, 2022, Mike Roether scored an Eagle on hole # 4 at Ken McDonald.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022, Steve Yamasaki scored an eagle on Hole 15 at Sundance GC.
Saturday, April 2, 2022, Mark Thompson holed an Eagle on the 11th hole at Pueblo El Mirage.
Wednesday, March 26, 2022, Tom Hebert shot an Eagle on hole # 7 at Coldwater GC.
Wednesday, March 2, 2022, Jim Cox hit an Eagle on hole #3 at Coyote Lakes.
Saturday, January 22, 2022, John “Hard Hitting” Adair scored an Eagle at Tres Rios hole #1.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022, George Banach scored an Eagle at San Marcos hole # 18
Saturday, November 27, 2021, at San Marcos GC, Danny Campos holed an Eagle on hole # 9,
Saturday, November 27, 2021, at San Marcos GC, Jeff Stefl scored an Eagle on hole # 18.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, Joey Hochevar scored an Eagle on hole # 5 on the Wigwam Blue Course.
Saturday, November 7, 2021, Michael Lopez holed an Eagle on hole # 16 at the Laughlin Golf Course at the 2021 VGA Club Championship being played there.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, Jandy Johnson scored an Eagle on hole 13 at the Coyote Lakes Golf course.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021, Fred Baldwin scores an Eagle on hole #13 at Power Ranch.
Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Cave Creek GC Danny Delgado scored an Eagle on hole # 16.
Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Cave Creek GC George Banach scored an Eagle on hole # 15.
Saturday, August 21, 2021, Randy Thomas stroked an Eagle on hole #2 at The Las Sendas GC.
Saturday, July 10, 2021, Thomas Hebert scored an Eagle on hole #8 at Longbow GC in Mesa
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, Larry Burton scored an Eagle on hole # 8 at the Whirlwind Devils Claw course.
Saturday, May 8th, 2021, Jason Foster scored an Eagle on hole # 2 at the Cave Creek Golf course.
Saturday, April 10, 2021: Steve Richter scored an Eagle on hole # 14 at Francisco Grande GC.
Saturday, March 27, 2021: Tommy “No Shoes” Hecocks scored an Eagle on hole #5 at Aguila Golf Course.
Wednesday, March 2, 2021: Ken Slagle hit an Eagle on hole # 10 at Aguila GC.
Saturday, February 20, 2021: Congratulations to Joey Hochevar who scored an Eagle on hole # 10. Nice going Joey.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020: Dave Dean had an eagle on the 368-yard par-five hole at Verrado Victory on November 25. He hit the driver, three-wood to ten feet from the green tees. Way to go, Dave.
Wednesday, November 25th: Dave Dean had an eagle on the 368-yard par-five hole at Verrado Victory. He hit the driver, three-wood to ten feet from the green tees. Way to go, Dave.
Saturday, October 3, 2020: Ben Hughes had another eagle. His latest was at Southern Dunes on October 3. He hit a three-wood from the tee to 181 yards and then a low seven iron to the back of the green and holed a tricky 70-foot putt for his eagle on the 469-yard hole number three. Quite impressive!
Saturday, October 17, 2020: Tom Hecocks eagled the 493-yard 18th hole at Coldwater on October 17. He hit driver, three-wood to forty feet and made the putt for his eagle. Nice going, Tom.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020, Ken Slagle scored an Eagle on Whirlwind Devil’s Claw course hole #13.
Wednesday, August 5th, 2020, Tom Hebert eagled hole #7 at the Troon Monument course.
Wednesday, August 5th, 2020, Ben Hughes eagled hole #14 at the Troon Monument course.
Wednesday, June 10th, 2020, Kevin Haskew Scored an Eagle at Lone Tree Golf Club on hole # 3.
Saturday, May 2, 2020, Some fireworks for Steve Richter on # 5 at Aguila today as he nailed an Eagle on that hole. Short par 5 but said he hit a decent drive followed by a wood to 8′ past the pin and dropped a downhill putt for the Eagle.
Saturday, March 21, 2020, Dan Campos scored an Eagle on hole # 10 at Ken McDonald. Two beautiful shots to the Green and an even better putt for the Eagle.
Saturday, February 8th, 2020, Rusty Silverman scored an Eagle on hole # 9 at San Marcos at the VGA event there. Understand he was on in 2 and only had to make a 3 ft putt for the Eagle. Nice work Rusty.
Saturday, September 28, 2019, John Adair scored an Eagle on hole # 5 at Aguila.
Saturday, September 21, 2019, Danny Campos scored an Eagle on hole # 6 at the Wigwam Red course.
Saturday, May 6, 2019, Ben Hughes scored an Eagle on hole # 16 at Union Hills GC.
Saturday, April 20, 2019, Tommy No Shoes Hecocks scored an Eagle on hole # 2 at Cave Creek GC.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Steady Freddy Baldwin scored an Eagle on #17 at Palmbrook CC. Well done Fred.
Wednesday, April 10/2019, Zach Hamm scored an Eagle on hole # 15 at Ken McDonald Golf Course in Tempe Arizona.
Wednesday, March the 13 of 2019, Ed Chapman scored an Eagle on hole # 2 on the Legend of Arrowhead Course. Well done Ed.
Saturday, February 23, 2019, Eugene Disque connected for an Eagle on hole # 7 @ Tres Rios.
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019, Rich Golz captures the first Eagle of 2019 on Hole # 4 at Stonecreek today.
Wednesday, November 12th, 2018, John Adair scored an Eagle on hole # 15 of the Verrado Founders course.
Saturday, September 1, 2018, Phil Weideman scored an Eagle on hole # 17 at ASU Karsten.
Saturday, June 30th, 2018, Tony Dalton scored an Eagle on hole number 7 at Wickenburg Ranch CC.
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018, Barry Jennyjahn Eagled # 13 at Falcon Dunes GC. He drove the green pin high right, 5 feet from the pin. That hole is approximately 300 yards.
Saturday, May 26, 2018, Tom Orr scored an Eagle on hole # 11 at Superstitions Springs GC.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Tom Willis scored an Eagle at the 500 Club hole # 18. Great finish Tom.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Rusty Silverman scored an Eagle on # 11 today said he was putting so bad he had to chip it in.
Saturday, March 10th, 2018, Ben Hughes shot an Eagle on # 15 hole at Aguila.
Saturday, March 10th, 2018, Kevin Gilmore shot an Eagle on # 5 hole at Aguila.
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018, Tom Giljum shot an Eagle on hole # 5 at Club West GC.
Saturday, February the 10, 2018, John Adair scored an Eagle on hole #15 of the Union Hills GC.
Wednesday, December 17, 2018, Dave Dean scored an Eagle on Hole #5 called the Swale at Troon North Monument Course.
Saturday, November 18, 2017, Tom Hecocks scored an Eagle on hole # 17 at the Palmbrook CC in Sun City AZ.
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, Dave Dean Eagled #14 at the Palmbrook Country Club in Sun City. October must be a good month for Eagles had 3 so far this month.
Saturday, October 21st, 2017, Rusty “Golden Boy” Silverman popped in an Eagle on hole #4 on the Wigwam-Patriot course.
Saturday, October 10th, 2017, Danny Campos scored an Eagle today on # 10 hole of the Antelope Hills North course.
Saturday, September 16th, 2017, Dan Campos scored an Eagle on hole # 7 at Wickenburg Ranch. He also won the event with a 61 net.
Saturday, August 19th, 2017, Larry Burton scores an Eagle on hole #5 at the Raven @ South Mountain.
Saturday, August 12, 2017, Ron Amstutz scores an Eagle on #3 at Camelback-Ambiente Course.
Saturday. August 5, 2017, Rusty Silverman scored an Eagle on #18 at the Legacy Golf Resort. Per Rusty, “Bombed 3 wood off the tee. Another 3 wood just short and chipped it to take Freddy’s money”.
Saturday, April 8, 2017: Rusty Silverman hole an Eagle on hole #3 at Cave Creek.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017: Harley Ewing scored an Eagle on #3 hole at Club West. Harley finished the Eagle from the Green fringe area about 60 feet away with a pitching wedge. John Euler birdied the same hole.
Saturday, November 26th, 2016: Dan Campos eagled the 17th hole at Ken MacDonald.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016: Dan Christiansen eagled the 10th hole at Palmbrook GC.
Tony “Mr. President” Dalton eagled the ninth hole, a par five 535-yard hole at the Gold Canyon Dinosaur Mountain course on July 9th. That’s a great eagle!
Rich Golz, a recent new member of the VGA, eagled the second hole, a par four 300 yard hole at Southern Dunes on August 24th. It was a shot to be remembered. Rich hit his drive into a fairway trap 50 yards from the green. He then hit a screamer that bounced over the green and up a steep hill for at least 20 feet. The ball hesitated, and then rolled down the hill, onto the green, and into the hole! Wow!
Ben Hughes eagled the fourteenth hole, a par four 337-yard hole, at GCU on September 3rd. Ben jarred the hole with a wedge. NICE SHOT after four mishits with the same club earlier in the round. It’s a good thing he didn’t throw it in the pond on 13 as some VGA players have done in the past.
John Adair eagled hole number eight at Moon Valley.
Billy “I Can’t See It” Heller eagled the par-five hole number two from 160 yards at Casa Grande. Way to go Billy!
2021 VGA Big Dogs Nov. 1, 2020, to Oct. 31, 2021
|Wednesdays: Revised 10/27/2021||Points|
|Saturdays: Revised 10/23/2021||Points|
|5th-Tie- Fred Baldwin, Larry Burton||18|
2020 VGA Big Dogs Nov. 1, 2019, to Oct. 31, 2020
|Big Dogs for (Wednesdays 2020) rev: 10/28/2020||Points|
|Big Dogs for (Saturdays 2020) rev: 10/31/2020||Points|
2019 VGA Big Dogs Nov. 1, 2018, to Oct. 31, 2019
|Big Dogs for (Wednesdays 2019) rev: 10/30/2019 Final||Points|
|Big Dogs for (Saturdays 2019) rev: 10/26/2019 Final||Points|
|5th-Tie- Burton, Clark, Fisel, Hebert, Storms||19|
2018 VGA Big Dogs Nov. 1, 2017, to Oct. 31, 2018
|Big Dogs for (Wednesdays 2018) rev: 10/31/2018 Finals||Points|
|Big Dogs for (Saturdays 2018) rev: 10/27/2018||Points|
|4th-Tie-Larry Burton, Ron Gunderson||27|
2017 VGA Big Dogs Nov. 1, 2016, to Oct. 31, 2017
|Big Dogs for (Wednesdays 2017) rev: 10/25/2017-Finals||Points|
|Big Dogs for (Saturdays 2017) rev: 10/28/2017-Finals||Points|
|5th-Tie-Larry Burton, Dan Christiansen and Tom Hecocks||23|