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Cory Bacon Wins 92nd Arizona Amateur

The Country Club at DC Ranch hosted this year's 92nd Arizona Amateur which produced a new champion in the winner's circle.  Cory Bacon went head-to-head with last year's winner, Ken Tanigawa.  There were five days of continual play two, of which, were double rounds!  In the semifinal matches, Ken went 2 and 1 against Anthony Cecere and Cory's match against Sam Triplett went to 19 holes.  Cory's survival of the fittest and determination led him to a victorious 3 and 2 outcome against Ken.  Congratulations, Cory!

To view the full results, click here

JGAA 100 Hole Marathon

The Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) will host a fundraising event to benefit local junior golf programs where participants play 100 holes of golf in one day. In its 15th year, participants first solicit sponsorship pledges from various donors who may contribute anywhere from 50 cents to $50 per hole.  “We have a lot of fun with this every year,” said Scott McNevin, Executive Director of the JGAA.  “Although it may seem like a grind when we say ‘100 hole marathon,’ everybody finishes the day with a smile on their face. And, of course, the funds are critical to our efforts to educate, motivate and inspire our future community leaders through the game of golf.”

To learn more, participate and/or donate, visit

Over Seeding Schedule

It's that time of the year again!  Don't fall victim to arriving at the golf course, ready to tee it up only to find out the golf course is closed for over seeding.  We have an over seeding schedule available on our website. Click here to access it so you know where to make your next tee time this fall! 

If you don't see your course information or would like your course updated, contact Mike Mason at 602-872-7003 or at

The Last AGA Golf Day of the Season

Our AGA Golf Day at TPC Champions on Saturday, September 10th turned out to be another sell out!  If you are signed up for the event, remember it is a 7:30am shotgun start with registration opening at 6:30am.

Did you try to sign up for the event, but were turned away because we were full?  Good news - we have one more AGA Golf Day left!  Our last event will be another 7:30am shotgun start at Stoneridge Golf Club on Saturday, October 1st.  Come out and enjoy the cooler temperatures in Prescott, receive an AGA swag bag upon check-in, and chances to win proximity prizes!  Click here for registration.
Rules Trivia
Question: Is it true that, if a player's original ball may have come to rest in a water hazard, the player is precluded from playing a provisional ball?

Mayan Palace Oktoberfest

The AGA is happy to announce its 8th annual Oktoberfest, October 22-23 at Mayan Palace in Puerto Penasco, Mexico.  All members and non-members are welcome to join us!  The entry fee is $189 and includes two rounds of golf, free beer and two lunches.  The format is a 36-hole four-person shamble. Each player hits his/her drive and the best is selected. Each player then drops a ball on that spot and completes the play of the hole with their own ball. The best two of four scores count per hole.

Mayan Palace has breathtaking views that will have you grinning from ear to ear.  Another reason to smile is the opportunity to enter our raffle and walk away with some great prizes! For more information about the event, click here.

Contact Alex Tsakiris at to sign up today!

Andrew's Tip of the Month

Today Andrew will demonstrate a few methods of golf fitness training using some unconventional pieces of equipment. He will be using the ActivMotion Bar, Steel Mace, and Indian Clubs.

Andrew Fodge is a certified Titleist Performance Institute golf fitness instructor, K-Vest Level 2 biomechanic specialist and the owner Fitness by Andrew LLC personal training in Scottsdale, Arizona. Andrew and his team specialize in Golf Fitness, Sport Performance Training, Weight Loss and motivational techniques. They all provide you with a comprehensive one-of-a-kind program to help you achieve real results. Call us at 602-638-3000 or email for a complimentary golf performance or fitness screening in Scottsdale or Mesa.  

Major Series of Putting

Debuting March 2017 in Las Vegas, Major Series of Putting (MSOP) will highlight many of the world’s best putters as they putt for dough in several days of high-stakes championship putting tournaments with millions in prize money on the line.

MSOP will offer a wide variety of putting tournaments including stroke play and match play events for singles and teams and exclusive events for women, amateurs and professional golfers. Participants will put their skills to the test – no drives, no chip shots, just putting – within a unique venue featuring a 20,000-square-foot, 18-hole putting course specifically designed for MSOP by world-leading Nicklaus Design. The venue surrounding the course will feature grandstand seating, live leaderboards, pro shop, sports bar, live entertainment and more.

Congrats To...

... 2016 92nd Arizona Amateur Champion Cory Bacon and runner-up Ken Tanigawa
...Bryan Hoops, Blaine Staggs, Colton Knedler and Brandon Russell for qualifying for the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship being played at Stonewall Links in Elverson, PA from September 10-15
...Bryan Hoops, Ken Tanigawa and Cory Bacon for being selected to represent Arizona at the U.S. State Team Championship being held at the Country Club of Birmingham in Alabama September 28-30
... August Survey Winner, Ted Thayer 

The First Major of the Season

The 2017 AGA Tour has officially begun and the Golf Club of Estrella will host the 2017 Arizona Four-ball Championship on September 24-25. The first major of the season is open to 48 teams across all divisions and the entry deadline is set for September 16. Find a partner, click on the link to register and get your 2017 AGA tournament season started!

Save the Date:

Sept 10: AGA Golf Days- TPC (Champions)
September 15: Senior Cup Series Championship - Alta Mesa Country Club
September 19-20: 2016 Goldwater Cup - Phoenix Country Club
September 24-25: AZ Four-Ball Championship - Golf Club of Estrella
More upcoming events 

Trivia answer: No. Even though the original ball may have come to rest in a water hazard, the player is entitled to play a provisional ball if the original ball might also be lost outside the water hazard or out of bounds. In such case, if the original ball is found in the water hazard, the provisional ball must be abandoned.

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