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Southwestern Celebrates 100 Years

The April issue of AZGolf Insider, the official magazine of the Arizona Golf Association featured an article on the Southwestern Amateur to be held June 8-13 at Desert Mountain Golf Club.This is the longest running regional tournament of its kind and has seen many outstanding Arizonans in the winner's circle...Read More
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Arizona Golf Month

The AGA, Arizona Women's Golf Association and the Junior Golf Association of Arizona would like to celebrate a great year for golf and declare May as Arizona Golf Month. This comes on the heels of one of our best seasons of golf in recent years. The weather was perfect throughout the winter, the conditions of golf courses throughout the state were the best in years.

In an effort to keep the momentum going through the month of May, before the summer heat settles in for good, the three Arizona Amateur Golf Associations have all agreed to promote specials at golf courses throughout the state. All they need to do is provide us the details - whether it be discounts to AGA members and guests, specials on teaching, deals in their restaurants - whatever they want - we'll advertise it free of charge for the entire month. If you want to promote a special, contact Alex Tsakiris

Inaugural US Four Ball

History was made at the Olympic Club May 2-6, Nathan Smith and Todd White, 2013 USA Walker Cup teammates, defeated Sherrill Britt and Greg Earnhardt, 7 and 5, in the final match to win the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at The Olympic Club’s Lake Course. It was also the beginning of golf coverage by Fox Sports who will be telecasting all of the USGA Championships including the US Open, US Women's Open and US Senior Open.
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The Women's Amateur Four-Ball gets underway May 9 at Pacific Dunes Golf club in more

Congratulation to...

...the winners of the 2015 Senior Stroke Play Championship held at Arrowhead Country Club May 4-5: Masters Division Bryan Hoops 72-72=144; Senior Division Mark Coward 70-69=139; Legends Division Terry Beels (won in playoff) 73-73=146.
... Cory Bacon and Matthew Simone for making it to the Quarter Finals of the inaugural US Four Ball Championship held at the Olympic Club May 2-6 and ASU Men's Golf Coach Tim Mickelson and Jake Yount for reaching the Sweet 16.
...William Reimers, last months winner of the dozen Bridgestone golf balls for taking the AGA survey.

Rod Gore Dentistry is excited to offer AGA members $1,000 off Visalign treatment all summer. Call 480-585-6225 or click here.

AGA Welcomes Jox Sports

Jox Sports is a locally owned, community based sports network dedicated to the promotion of Arizona junior, high school, college, amateur and professional golf. They have been creating video for the AGA - last year's AZ Amateur, our Hall of Fame ceremonies and several other AGA events. Shortly, we will be  highlighting these videos on our website In the meantime, check out their website for more information and videos.


Rules Trivia

Q: A and B are partners in four-ball stroke play. At the 11th hole, A picked up and B holed out in 4 strokes. The marker inadvertently recorded a score of 4 for A. The card was returned. What is the ruling?


Fitness Tip of the Month

This month's fitness tip focuses on hip mobility and separating the torso. One of the TPI Screen tests that we do is the hip or pelvic mobility test, where we test the rotation of your hips away from the torso. How well can you turn your hips without torso turning with it? Can you rotate the same degree of motion on each side? Can you give me 30 degrees on each side, or just 30 degrees on one and 10 on the other? That’s a problem that we need to address. Watch Andrew's video

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

Survey Says...

In last month's survey we asked you about AARP. We conduct these surveys to hear from you, our members, so we have a clear path on what type of benefits and added value you expect from your membership with AGA. This particular survey generated a lot of participation and strong opinions. 55% of AGA members reported that they are also members of AARP. When asked if you would like to learn more about AARP, only 5% indicated they would. When we asked whether AARP would add value to your AGA membership, you were split down the middle.  Many felt strongly that it would absolutely not add value. We appreciate your feedback. Our conclusion? It’s a split decision. We will continue to look for sponsors and partners that add value to your membership and are supported by a majority of our members. Let us hear from you. We value your opinions.

It's Not Too Late sign up for the Senior Match Play Championship to be held at the Wigwam Arizona (Heritage Course) May 30 to June 2. The championship will be played in three divisions: Masters (age 45-54), Senior (55-64) and Legends (65 and older). Day one is stroke play qualifying followed by match play....SIGN UP TODAY!... More Information

The Four-Ball Championship comes on the heels of the very successful inaugural US Four Ball Championship. The Arizona version will be played at The Gallery Golf Club - North Course June 27-28. This will be broken up into divisions - Open, Masters, Senior and Legends. So get your partner and sign up today.

Save the Date:

May 30 - June 2: AZ Senior Match Play - Wigwam Heritage
May 18: Senior Cup Series - Talking Rock
June 3: AZ Amateur Qualifier - Wigwam Golf
June 27-28: AZ Four-Ball Championship - The Gallery GC North


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Trivia answer: It was A's recorded score of 4 which was the side's gross score to count. As this was lower than the score actually taken by A, the side is disqualified under Rule 31-7a.
NOTE: Scoring for four ball stroke play only requires that the marker record the gross score of whichever partner's score is to count for each hole. However, that score must be "individually identifiable" which means that it must identify which partner shot that score.

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