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Youth on Course Program

The Junior Golf Association of Arizona has recently launched the Youth on Course program! JGAA Competition Members may now play golf for $5 or less at 12 facilities in Arizona! 

Click HERE for a full list of participating courses in Arizona Courses 

Plus, through a partnership with the Northern California Golf Association Foundation, if you travel out of state, there are more than 200 available courses you can play for $5!

Click HERE to see full list of courses in other states you can play.

Win a Free Trip to the Monterey Peninsula

AGA Members, would you like to vacation and play on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula? You're in luck! The AGA and your Valley Acura Dealers would like to invite you to enter to win a Three-night Fairway Stay and Play package at Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel California.  We are excited to welcome Acura, the Official car of the AGA, and thank them for their support. Test drive an Acura today at any valley Acura dealership and receive a dozen Bridgestone Tour B330 golf balls. Click HERE to enter!! 

Rules Trivia
Question: In singles match play, the players (A & B) share a motorized golf cart that is parked with Player A sitting in it. The opponent, Player B, plays a stroke and his moving ball is deflected by the Player A's golf bag on the cart. What is the ruling?

A. Player A incurs the loss-of-hole penalty
B. Player B incurs a one-stroke penalty
C. Players B has the option of replaying his stroke or playing his ball as it lies without penalty

AGA Golf Days

Your friends! Your format! Your kind of fun! AGA Golf Days, presented by your Valley Acura Dealers, offers all golfers of all skill levels the opportunity to play in a non-competitive setting at some of the finest private and public courses in the valley. Events are open to members and guests of who want to enjoy a day out on a premier course. Bring a group of friends or join us as a single and we'll pair you with some future friends.

Our first event is scheduled for April 25th at Arrowhead Country Club. It will be a 9:00am shotgun with raffle prizes, gift bags, proximity prizes and even a chance to win a new car from Acura with a hole-in-one! Register now it fills up fast! If you can't join us this time be sure to check out the schedule by following the link below for the complete schedule. 

Volunteer of the Month

Roger Waterer
In 2015, we honor Roger Waterer as the Volunteer of the Year and our first featured Volunteer of the Month.
His first golf experience came at a corporate outing in Connecticut that ignited his passion for the game. As he continued to get more and more involved with the sport, Roger decided it was time to learn about the Rules of Golf and attended his first formal rules workshop. It seems as though it was just last week the guy with the accent and bucket hat came out to an AGA tournament, but since 2013, Roger has become an integral part of the Association and beyond.

Nowadays, you will find Roger expanding his role outside of just being a Rules Official. He is teaching workshops for junior golfers on the basics of the Rules and helping the AGA with golf course set-up prior to events. Even though he has scored 95 twice on the Rules of Golf test, he does admit that there is still a lot to learn.

Andrew's Tip of the Month

This month, Andrew and Adam are going to demonstrate some strength training exercises with a cable system, found in most all gyms, for both upper and lower body. He will show you what you can do to improve your strength and golf swing safely and effectively. Click the video to watch the demonstration.

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

Congrats To...

... Mason Andersen winning the AZ Stroke Play Championship with a score of 70, 67, 68, 69= 274  
... New Director of Golf at JW Marriott Camelback Golf Course Flippa McDougall
... AGA's March Newsletter Survey Winner, GT Schutz

Save the Date:
April 15-17:  AZ Publinks Championship: Aguila Golf Course
April 19: 100 Holes of Golf Marathon: Moon Valley Country Club
April 25: AGA Golf Day: Arrowhead Country Club
May 7: AGA Golf Day: Legacy Golf Club

Trivia answer: B. Player B incurs a one-stroke penalty. Rule 19-2 explains, "If a player's ball is accidentally deflected or stopped by himself, his partner or either of their caddies or equipment, the player incurs a penalty of one stroke. The ball must be played as it lies, except when it comes to rest in or on the player's, his partner's or either of their caddies' clothes or equipment, in which case the ball must through the green or in a hazard be dropped, or on the putting green be placed, as near as possible to the spot directly under the place where the ball came to rest in or on the article, but not nearer the hole. 

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