Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 / Ocotillo

Rising out of the Arizona desert like an oasis, Ocotillo Golf Club is a golfer’s paradise. The course encompasses rolling hills lined by mature trees, colorful flower beds and all shapes and sizes of water hazards. An alternative to the desert-style golf so commonplace in the valley, this sanctuary-like course is also one of the best-maintained facilities in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area.
Boasting a list of amenities normally found only at the finest private clubs and resorts, Ocotillo is recognized as one of the finest daily-fee facilities in the country. Serving as a qualifier course for PGA Tour events, Ocotillo routinely receives a four-star rating in Golf Digest’s annual guide. Ocotillo was also voted as one of the “Three Must-Play” courses in the valley – along with Troon North and the Boulders – in a recent Golf Digest Readers Poll.

Larry Burton came to play and won with a 69 net score. Good job Larry you won at golf and insulted the Dean of VBA by taking a sizeable sum from Gordon too. Tied with Larry was Mark Matthews at 69 net but had to settle for 2nd on the scorecard playoff. Well done though Mark. Two players were tied at 70 net Neal Fisel got the 3rd place money and Steve Richter back on the track again got the Atta-A-Boy. Well done guys. Reset of the field’s scores click here. A little more fun was available today at Bob Inman’s Expense as he maneuvered his golf cart into a trap which actually rolled the cart over on its’s side. Good thing Uncle G was there to assist and luckily no one was hurt. Pretty soon there won’t be anyone that will allow us on their course.

Bob Inman and Gordon Lukert try to right the fallen cart on  #1 Blue course at Ocotillo. 2/7/2018 Oh My!
It isn’t often that you see this. Four golfers from VGA hitting the same spot on a drive from the tee box. Fred Baldwin, John Euler, Larry Burton, and Steve Richter accomplished this feat today on the Ocotillo Blue Course hole #3. Very well done gentlemen.


Pos. Player Total
To Par
Purse Points
1 Burton, Larry

Valley Golfers Association
79 -3 69 $42.00 5.00
2 Matthews, Mark

Valley Golfers Association
76 -3 69 $25.00 3.00
3 Fisel, Neal

Valley Golfers Association
92 -2 70 $17.00 1.00
4 Richter, Steve

Valley Golfers Association
82 -2 70 $0.00 0.00

Next up for VGA is, Saturday, February 10, 2018, Union Hills 8:00 AM $45.00. 

In the Phoenix area, discover one of the northwest valley’s hidden treasures… Less than five minutes from the 101 Freeway and Union Hills Drive lies one of the valley’s best-kept secrets… Union Hills Golf & Country Club. A semi-private club with all the amenities you would expect A Championship Greg Nash designed 18-hole golf course; first-class practice facilities, A clubhouse featuring Large Dining Room, The Del Grill and Cocktail Lounge.

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