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Wednesday March 16th 2016 Moon Valley & Champion of Champions play.

Moon Valley

The site of Annika Sorenstam’s historic 59 at the 2001 Standard Register PING LPGA Tournament, Moon Valley Country Club is an impressive facility.The Clubhouse won the “2009 Renovation of the Year Award” by Golf Inc. Magazine.CBIGG Management acquired Moon Valley Country Club in May of 2013. One of the largest up and coming ownership groups with 27 properties throughout the United States, CBIGG Management has continued to improve the conditions and facilities at Moon Valley Country Club.

Well here they are total Scoring for today’s event at Moon Valley CG and for the 1st round of the Champions of Champions Tournament. Tony in first at 64 net, Dave Dean was 2nd with a 65 net and Richard Brooks got 3rd at 66 net. Too bad the Atta-Boys weren’t needed today, Jim Bays, Tom Giljun, Doug Patterson, Rusty Silverman, Ollie Wentzel all tied at 71 net. Atta boy to all of you. Four Birds today for Tony, no Jackrabbits however. 😉

1 Dalton, Tony 11.7 76 64 3,8,11,14 1st
2 Dean, Dave 11.5 77 65 5,13 2nd
3 Brooks, Richard 10.5 77 66 2,3,11 3rd
4 Bays, Jim 11.0 82 71 14
5 Giljum, Tom 11.4 83 71 3
6 Patterson, Doug 11.2 83 71 11
7 Silverman, Rusty 12.5 84 71 17
8 Wentzel, Ollie 19.7 91 71 5
9 Baca, Kenneth 22.8 96 72
10 Fisel, Neal 14.7 87 72
11 Clark, Daniel 14.5 88 73 15
12 Arvizu, Al 13.8 88 74
13 Baldwin, Fred 16.8 91 74
14 Christiansen, Dan 10.3 85 74
15 Dalenberg, Dennis 25.1 100 74
16 Heller, Bill 29.0 104 74
17 Lukert, Gordon 20.8 97 75
18 Rataezyk, Jack 4.2 83 76 8,13,14
19 Richter, Steve 12.0 88 76
20 Miller, Coy 32.5 111 77
21 Pierce, John 21.6 104 82
22 Clarke, Mike 15.5 99 83
23 Bertram, Greg 11.4
24 Bosiak, Victor 30.6

Champion of Champions 1st Round Scores

Wednesdays  Total 130
Name Rd1 Rd2 Total $$ 1st $65
1 Baca, Ken 72 10 2nd $39
2 Baldwin, Fred 74 10 3rd $26
3 Bays, Jim 71 10
4 Christiansen, Dan 74 10
5 Dalenberg, Dennis 74 10
6 Dalton, Tony 64 10
7 Dean, Dave 65 10
8 Fisel, Neal 72 10
9 Giljum, Tom 71 10
10 Heller, Bill 74 10
11 Lukert, Gordon 75 10
12 Patterson, Doug 71 10
13 Rataezyk, Jack 76 10


Oakwood Country Club SunLakes.jpg

Hi VGA golfers!

I am a member of the East Valley Marine Corps League and we are having a tournament on Friday, April 15th, at Oakwood Golf and Country Club in Sun Lakes (off Riggs Road and I-10).  We would like to invite you to come and play for a good time and a great cause. All net proceeds from our events go to help veteran Marines in the Phoenix area.  We have NO admin or executive charges as all our members are charged with vetting and evaluating and managing our donations.  We help veterans who have an immediate need, like making their home handicap accessible, buying a guide dog, a wheelchair or even a first and last month’s rent! This event is one of two we have each year (the other is the Marine Corps Birthday ball in November). There will be some great prizes and opportunities to win cars for a hole in one, golf clubs, cash and etc.  It promises to be a lot of fun at a great course for a great cause. Consider signing up, or getting a foursome together to do so. The flier to sign up is attached.(Click here)  Cost is $75 which includes a great goody bag, golf, balls and lunch.  Bring some extra cash to buy other goodies like mulligans and raffle tickets (we can accept credit cards!) Note that this tournament is on FRIDAY, and a great warm-up for our championship at Viewpoint the next day.

Thanks to all of you for your consideration!  Hope to see you there.

Semper Fidelis!

Doug Patterson, VGA and East Valley Marine Corps League #1296 member.

John Pierce’s Green Valley Invitational Schedule

  1. May 26nd-29th 2016 Thursday Practice Round May 26 at Canoa Ranch 10:00 am
  2. Friday Round-May 27th Torres Blancas at 10:00 am
  3. Saturday Round May 28rd San Ignacio Golf Club 8:00 am
  4. Sunday Round May 29th Canoa Ranch 8:00am

Enter thru this link. Click here if you wish to sign up. Or use regular sign up on website.

Canoa Ranch

Canoa Ranch Golf Course Green Valley AZ.

The pairing of Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley brings together two individuals with a common passion for the game of golf. The Schmidt-Curley partnership dates back to 1984.

The formation of Schmidt-Curley combines two friends and seasoned professionals with a strong desire to continue creating courses that will stand the test of time. Schmidt-Curley projects span from California to Arizona, Las Vegas to China, Louisiana to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Their Philosophy is to design a course that is demanding, but at the same time beautiful and enjoyable. A course that stirs the senses and elevates the players’ appreciation of the land and his own game.

Over the last 15 years, the duo has worked on more than 100 courses in 24 countries. Other projects include the other nine courses at Mission Hills Hainan;Thailand’s Siam Country Club and Amata Spring Golf Club; 10 of the 12 courses at Mission Hills Shenzhen; Southern Dunes Golf Club (Arizona,USA); the renovation of French Lick Resort’s Donald Ross Course (Indiana,USA) and many more.

As you will see, Canoa Ranch will mimic Lee and Brian’s effort to provide the finest product possible. From the panoramic views of Elephant Head to the beauty of Green Valley, Canoa Ranch is enjoyable, beautiful and memorable.

Info about the event itself:

The John Pierce Invitational Tournament is a stroke play tournament usually held in late May or early June at venues typically in or around the Green Valley Arizona area. The tournament is a three day event covering Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a practice round on Thursday for those invited to participate. The VGA recognizes this event as an official tournament and all individual scores are posted daily as tournament scores in accordance with USGA rules. However, the VGA Board of Directors has designated this event only for the purpose of counting these rounds towards the 10 VGA rounds required for eligibility to win the Club Championship. This also means there are no Big Dog points awarded or Hole in One prizes awarded. The VGA treasury does not contribute funds for this tournament. Entry fees are collected from participants and prizes paid to winners in amounts solely determined by the event coordinator.

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