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There's still time...

There's still time for you to join us at the 7th annual Mayan Member Day at the Vidante Golf Course in Puerto Penasco March 21 & 22. A marvelous Jack Nicklaus designed golf course on the Sea of Cortez with the sea on one side and estuaries on the other make this a spectacular golfing experience. You don't want to miss it! The format is a four person shamble and includes lunch every day, lots of prizes and FREE beer. Only $159. Bring school supplies to support the local schools and school children. More information and signup...


AGA Welcomes a New Partner

The AGA would like to welcome Andrew Fodge, owner of Fitness by Andrew. Andrew specializes in golf fitness, sport performance training and motivational techniques. Andrew and his team are here to provide you with a comprehensive one-of-a-kind program to help you achieve real results. Call him at 602-638-3000 or email him for a complimentary golf performance screening.

Andrew will be providing golf fitness tips on a regular basis. This month's is the "Open Book" exercise which is extremely effective in allowing the golfer to create separation between the hips and shoulders. Click here for the instructional video.

Father/Son Signup is Fast Approaching

It's that time of year again to start getting your teams together for the annual Father/Son Tournament held at Antelope Hills Golf Course June 6-7. This is a very popular event so get your entries in early.

The format is a Chapman - one father can play with up to three sons. Each player tees off (fathers only have to hit one tee shot). The teams each select their best drive and then alternate shots until the ball is holed.  Fathers get your exercise because you will be hitting a lot of shots - especially when none of your sons select your drive.

Entries open Tuesday, March 17 - entries received prior to that date will be returned. We will NOT be offering online signups this year because of the difficulty in monitoring exactly how many teams have entered. More information and entry form

Congratulation to...

...16-year old Hannah O'Sullivan for her recent win at the Symetra LPGA event last month at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa. Hannah received an exemption to play in the tournament and was the only amateur. She shot 67-66-69=201 and won by 3 strokes.
...Rick Bojalad for his win at the AGA Short Course Tournament held at Rolling HIlls Golf Course in Tempe. He recorded scores of 65-54=117 and beat Bryan Hoops in a one-hole playoff.
...Rusty Brown who shot 72-67=139 to win the San Tan Amateur held February 21-22 at Alta Mesa Country Club by one stroke over Blaine Staggs
...U of A golfer George Cunningham for his second place finish at the Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase at Riviera CC. George played alongside former Wildcat Jim Furyk, Athletic Director Greg Byrne and Wildcat Club member Peter Evans.
...ASU Men's Golf Team for winning their third straight collegiate title at the Prestige at PGA WEST February 18 with a team score of 31 under par. Earlier they won the Arizona Intercollegiate in Tucson followed by the Ameri Ari Invitation in Waikoloa, HI.

Rules Trivia

Q: A player correctly plays  a provisional ball into the same area as his original ball. The balls have identical markings and the player cannot distinguish between them.What is the ruling if a) one ball is found in a water hazard and the other is not found or b) one ball is found in bounds and the other is lost or out of bounds.


USGA Live Webcast March 25

I'm on the Green Committee - Now What Do I Do?
The question above is one of the most common questions heard by USGA agronomists in visits across the country. The USGA is offering a free webinar Wednesday, March 25 at 11:00 am Arizona time. Ideal for Green Committee Members, Board of Directors, Golf Committee Members and Golf Course Staff, the webinar will cover  

  • What are the desired individual traits for being on a green committee
  • Structure of the Green Committee
  • Top 10 mistakes made by green committees
  • Establishment of maintenance standards
View the current issue of the USGA Green Section Record


2015 Senior Series Schedule

The 2015 Senior Series events are now posted and available for signup. Don't wait too long because these events fill up fast. The first event at Falcon Dunes is already full and has a wait list. Upcoming series events include Sewailo GC, Arrowhead CC, Talking Rock GC, Desert Highlands, Blackstone CC, Superstition Mountain, Ambiente GC, Phoenix CC and The Gallery GC. The season-ending Championship will be hosted by Encanterra CC on September 21, 2015.

Register today


Looking to Grow Your Club?

Is your club wanting to increase its membership? The AGA is happy to post information about your club. We can either direct individuals to join online at or provide them with the name and contact information of your club membership chairman. If you are interested in promoting your club on our website, contact Ginger Monroy to get started.


Save the Date:

March 13-15, 2015: AZ Publinks Championship - Randolph North
March 21-22, 2015:  Mayan Palace Member Weekend - Rocky Point
April 13, 2015: Senior Series - Sewailo Golf Club - Tucson


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Trivia answer: a) The ball that was found in the water hazard must be presumed to be the provisional ball. b) The ball in bounds must be presumed to be the provisional ball. (Decision 27/11)

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