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Patriot All-America Volunteers

We need your help! Volunteers are the backbone of our Patriot All-America event to be held during the week of December 26-31 at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Arizona. The event will highlight top collegians from throughout the country while honoring our military heroes. Each player will carry a golf bag donated by PING with the name of a fallen soldier embroidered on the pocket. Volunteers are needed for scoring, registration, airport pickup, am/am registration and more. 

The event has been an enormous success in previous years thanks to our volunteers.  Come out to help us make it another great year!

2016 Players Cup Champions

The Players Cup Championship is a major championship open to all divisions - Open, Masters, Seniors and Legends.  It is modeled after the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup and the Charles Schwab Cup. This year, it was played at the Rim Golf Club in Payson on November 5th and 6th. 

Ken Tanigawa reigns yet again as the victor for the Open division after shooting 64-68=132 (10 under par).  Brad Wayment took home the trophy for the Masters division after shooting 70-74=144.  Rusty Brown from the Senior division and Tim Blau from the Legends division shot identical scores of 73-71=144 for the win.  Click here for full tournament results.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Hall of Fame Inductions

The 2016 Arizona Golf Hall of Fame induction Ceremony will take place Tuesday, November 22, 2016. We are proud to induct two new golf icons, Christi Dickinson and Dick Hyland, as well as awarding three other individuals, Tom Lambie, Joe Porter, and Marilynn Smith, with the Legacy Award.

(Left to Right: Marilynn Smith, Dick Hyland, Joe Porter, Christi Dickinson, and Tom Lambie)

The Arizona Golf Hall of Fame Ceremony is a chance to recognize those in Arizona who have made contributions to golf throughout the years and continue to do so. 
Read more about these well-deserving recipients, click here.

For tickets or more information about this year's Hall of Fame ceremony, contact Liz Durnan at

Early Membership Sign-Up

Don't miss your chance for early membership renewal for 2017!  Dues have not changed - an 18-hole membership is $35 and a 9-hole membership is $25. If you pay either online or at your club between October 17 and December 31, you will receive a $5.00 discount. To pay online, go to the AGA website at, log into the members only section, find your club and click on renew membership.
Rules Trivia
Question: In singles match play, may a player putt out after his stroke is conceded? 
                              A. No, if the player putts, there will be a penalty
                              B. Yes
                              C. The Committee must decide

Andrew's Tip of the Month

This month we are demonstrating some Medicine Ball Power tests/drills that can be done easily in an open space with a Medicine Ball of an appropriate weight. In this video we are demonstrating three of my favorite Medicine Ball tests/drills, the “Shot Put Throw”, Sit Up and Throw, and Hay-Bailers with some help from Russell (@madsweat) marking the best throws and measuring from those spots. Equipment used includes a Laser Measure to easily record disatance, and medicine balls sized to my weight using TPI protocols for the testing, and a 14lb Leather Medicine ball for the Hay Bailer Throws.

Call Andrew at 602-638-3000 or email for a complimentary golf performance or fitness screening in Scottsdale or Mesa.  

Acura Sweepstakes Winner 

After many months and anticipation, the winner of a three-night Fairway Villa Stay and Play package at Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California is awarded to Tim Bailey!  

Welcoming the Allied Associations 

With Arizona being a key location to celebrate golf, the allied golf associations throughout Arizona have joined forces to help grow and sustain the game. Together, these associations aspire to enhance the experience for each golfer as well as educate the avid and beginning golfer. Learn more about each association and what they do.
Arizona Golf Association
Arizona Women's Golf Association
Junior Golf Association of Arizona
Southwest Section PGA
The First Tee of Phoenix 
LPGA USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix
Cactus & Pine GCSA
Club Managers Association of America
National Golf Course Owners Association

Congrats To...

...Thomas Lehman for winning the 2017 Northern Amateur held at Antelope Hills
...2017 Players Cup Championship Divisional winners held at the Rim Golf Club: Ken Tanigawa (Open), Brad Wayment (Masters), Rusty Brown (Seniors), Tim Blau (Legends)   
... October Survey Winner, Richard Lukezic


Save the Date:

December 12th: 19th Club Team Championship - Moon Valley Country Club
December 29-31 - Patriot All- America: 
January 7-8: 2017 Short Course - Rolling Hills Golf Course
January 21-22: 2017 Tempe Amateur - Ken McDonald Golf Course
More upcoming events 

Trivia answer: Yes. A player incurs no penalty for putting out in such circumstances. Remember - since a concession cannot be withdrawn, the concession stands even if the player misses the putt. See Decision 2-4/6

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