Fall Overseed Schedule
It's that time of year again - time for golf courses throughout Arizona to prepare for the winter season.
Use the link below to help plan your golf experiences over the next few months. Remember that golf courses will be preparing the golf course a few days prior to overseed and often require people to stay on the cart paths for a few weeks afterward.
A Fun Time Was Had by All!
The AGA Fun Days made a triumphant return last Thursday, September 3rd at the Champions course at the TPC of Scottsdale. The sold out event was sponsored by the PGA Tour Super Store and featured proximity prizes, a great SWAG bag and a round of golf on a great course.
AGA Fun Days are events with no pressure and no handicaps just a relaxing round of golf and fun for our members and their guests. Look for the next one in October.
Bunkerville Fall Frolic
Looking for a place to play during overseed? The final Bunker to Bunker event benefiting Phoenix Children's Hospital, is a great option. It's scheduled for Saturday, September 26th at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club in Phoenix.
Grab a partner and come play in this 2-person scramble. Registration begins at 7:00am with a shotgun start at 8:00am. Your $89 entry fee includes lunch* and a bounce-back certificate for a FREE round of golf. You can even play a practice round on Friday, September 25 for only $25.00.
*Lunch and post party with refreshments and awards, and raffle prizes including sports tickets, Bridgestone balls, Antigua Bunker golf gear, dinners, golf rounds and getaways, Tifosi Eyeware, PGA Tour Superstore gift certificates and more. Register to play!
Swing Fore Alzheimer's
The Pacifica Senior Living Center in Peoria is hosting their first ever golf tournament to support the Alzheimer's Association whose purpose is to empower and support individuals, families, care partners and communities affected by this devastating disease.
Did you know that
More info, donations and registration...
• Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops the disease
• 10% of seniors in Arizona have Alzheimer’s disease
• Alzheimer's is the 5th leading cause of death in Arizona
• Arizona has the 7th highest death rate in America
• There's a 128% increase in Alzheimer’s deaths since 2000
• By the year 2025 – ONLY 10 YEARS AWAY – Arizona’s population with Alzheimer’s will grow from 120,000 to an estimated 200,000
This recently happened at a U.S. Championship. In stroke play, A and B both started with 14 clubs. At the 4th hole, B's caddie inadvertently took one of A's clubs from A's bag and gave it to B who made a stroke with it. B's caddie placed the club in B's bag. At the 6th hole, B's caddie discovered the error. What is the ruling? (answer at end of newsletter)
Andrew's Tip of the Month
Ken Tenigawa-Dual Major Winner
Masters player, Ken Tenigawa, showed his younger competitors that age and cunning can beat youth and skill. During the AZ Amateur held last month at Southern Dunes GC in Maricopa, Ken survived the 2 rounds of qualifying and 6 rounds of match play to win the AGA's premier major championship of the year. Complete results...
He then followed up with another win at the AZ Mid-Amateur Championship held at Mirabel Golf Club in Scottsdale, shooting 70-71-67=208, Complete results..
Club Team Deadline Approaching
This year's Club Team Championship will be held December 14th at Blackstone Country Club in Peoria. This is a 2-person scramble played at gross or net within flights. Team members must be from the same club.
The Championship is limited to 54 teams. We will be holding several qualifiers throughout Arizona: Crooked Tree GC, The Wigwam, Las Colinas GC, Ken McDonald GC and Arrowhead CC.
This is our 18th year for conducting this club challenge. It's easily become one of our most popular events. So what are you waiting for? Grab your partner and join in the fun!
...Mills Brown, medalist at the US Senior Amateur qualifier held at Mesa Country Club. The championship will be played September 26-October 1 at Hidden Creek Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Joining him will be Steve Sabatini, Earl Ingarfield and James Wisda.
...Hannah O'Sullivan for her recent victory at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship held at Portland Golf Club in Oregon. As a result of her victory, she is currently competing in the LPGA Evian Classic in Evan-Les-Bains France. She is now ranked 3rd on the World Amateur Golf Rankings.
...former Patriot All-America players Bryson DeChambeau (recently won the U.S. Amateur) and Jordan Niebrugge who are representing the USA in the Walker Cup being held September 12-13 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes GC in Lancashire, England. More info and TV schedule...
Save the Date:
September 21-22: 2015 Goldwater Cup: Phoenix Country Club
September 25: Deadline for Club Team Entry: Get Forms
October 3-4: Northern Amateur (Divisional): Antelope Hills Golf Course
Trivia answer: Rule 4-4a states: "The player must start a stipulated round with not more than 14 clubs. He is limited to the clubs thus selected...". B complied with the first sentence of the rule. However, when B made a stroke with A's club, he did not comply with the second sentence and was subject to penalty for using a club selected for play by another person playing on the course. Upon discovery, B was required immediately to declare the club out of play under Rules 4-4c. He incurs a penalty of 2 strokes. As B did not intend to add the club to the clubs he had selected for the round, he does not incur an additional penalty for having carried it until the breach was discovered. A may retrieve the club to use during the remainder of the round. (Decision 4-4a/5)