Wednesday, April 19, 2017 / Ken McDonald

Ken McDonald is one of the most active and reasonably priced 18 hole par 72 championship golf courses in the metropolitan Phoenix area with a full service restaurant and bar. The golf course was built in 1974 and designed by the famous local architect Jack Snyder. This 18-hole championship course provides an excellent round of golf for every skill level at an affordable price. This well-maintained course has been a favorite to Arizona golfers and is consistently ranked as one of the area’s top daily fee courses. The course, while flat, has well-placed hazards that provide a fun and challenging golf experience. Ken McDonald also hosts a fantastic program for junior golfers.

What a day. Early start and early finish. Chad Olberding brought his Lady as a guest and won first place in doing so. Congrats to Chad and his lovely lady. I have a new phone and thought it was acting strangely today. Sorry but the pictures I took of the Olberdings did not come out. Have no idea where they went. In second place Jim Bays scored a 64 net two strokes off Chad’s 62 net first place score. Third place went to Richard Brooks at 69 net. Next up Verrado/Victory, you want to check it out. Beautiful course and surroundings. Rest of the fields scores below.

Next up for VGA, Saturday,  April 22, 2017  Verrado-Victory  10:42 AM $ 79.

The Victory community.

FYI: People illegally shooting near Verrado golf course.

Submitted by Emily Toepfer on Wed, 03/29/2017 – 12:00pm

A group of golfers in Buckeye recently had to take cover — not from flying golf balls, but stray bullets — and police said it’s becoming a common problem. The Buckeye Police Department has received several calls regarding shooting toward the new Victory at Verrado Golf Course, north of Indian School Road between Verrado Way and Tuthill Road, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. During a recent incident, several golfers had to take shelter behind a bathroom to avoid being shot. Four people found shooting toward the golf course face endangerment and weapon-related charges, and their guns were seized. Police have received several reports of people shooting in the desert area along Tuthill between Missouri and Maryland avenues into a 20-foot berm facing the golf course, the post states. Tuthill Road and the fifth hole at the golf course are less than 400 feet apart, and signs are posted in the area stating no trespassing, no shooting and no hunting is allowed. For information, contact the Buckeye Police Department at 623-349-6400. Emily Toepfer can be reached at or on Twitter @Emily Toepfer.

 Golf Humor

Gordon Lukert perfectly placed root adventure on Hole # 12 at Ken McDonald today. He took an unplayable drop from there and promptly smacked it in the trap in the background on the left. One out and a two putt got him down.

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