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A Dozen Days of Giveaways

The Arizona Golf Association would like to thank you for being a member of Arizona Golf Association with our "Dozen Days of Holiday Giveaways" sweepstakes. For 12 days, we will give away great gifts including: 2017 National Troon Foursome Card, 5 Lessons from Golftec, a $100 Visa gift card and more! The gift giveaways start on December 13th and is free to enter.

To enter into the sweepstakes, fill out the form below. Winners will be contacted via e-mail as well as announced daily on both Facebook and on our website.  Enter to win today!
Thank you for being an Arizona Golf Association Member and Happy Holidays!

JGAA's Itty Bitty Open

The Junior Golf Association of Arizona announced it will host the Itty Bitty Open on January 14th at 14 valley-wide locations open to all youngsters ages 3-5 years old.  The FREE event has three clinic times per location starting at 9, 10 and 11 am where juniors and their parents will learn the basic skills of golf taught by qualified PGA and LPGA professionals.  After the clinics, the kids will then participate in fun-filled, non-competitive golf games and tournaments.  Click here for more details.

Space is limited so sign up before the January 7th deadline.  To register online, visit and click on Itty Bitty Open, or call 602.944.6168.  To check availability for the site nearest you, click "Learn More" below and call the number listed.

Short Course Tournament

Looking for a good way to ring in the 2017 New Year?  Compete in the Arizona Golf Association's first tournament of the year on January 7-8 at Rolling Hills Golf Course.  The event is an 8:30am shotgun each day with 36 holes of individual stroke play at gross playing at 3,859 yards. The $130 entry fee includes course fees, cart and range balls.  The entry deadline is January 6th which leaves you with ample time to sign up.  Click here to register today!

2017 Tournament Schedule

The wait is over!  Click below to view our 2017 tournament calendar through June.  If you're ready to put your game to the test and see how you compare with the field, register for our events.  We are working diligently on finalizing the remainder of the 2017 season and will have it available by the end of the month.
Rules Trivia
Question: Which is a "hole made by a greenkeeper" within the meaning of the Rules?
     A. An aeration hole
     B. A rut made by a maintenance tractor 
     C. A hole left by a removed water hazard stake 


Andrew's Tip of the Month

This month we are demonstrating three upper body mobility exercises for our golfers that need to be incorporated into their movement preparation/warmup, recovery days, or just as needed because they feel so good. Our three drills for today include the "Gunslinger", Torso Side Bends with/without StickMobility assistance, and Quadruped Reach Under to Rows. 

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


Patriot All-America

The Patriot All-America will be held during the week of December 26-31 at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, AZ.  The event highlights top collegians from throughout the country while honoring our military heroes.  Each player will carry a golf bag donated by PING with the name of a fallen soldier embroidered on the pocket. 

The days will be jam-packed for the players that not only include golf, but other activities such as: Luke Air Force visit, F-16 Simulator and more!  For the full schedule of events, click below.


Golf License Plate

Looking for a unique Christmas gift?  Then consider a specialized golf license plate sponsored by the Southwest Section PGA. When you purchase this specialty plate through the Motor Vehicle Department for $25, $17 of it will support golf scholarships for youth. The recipient for the scholarship is based on community involvement and academic excellence.  Click below to purchase yours today!  
(Click image to view plate)

Congrats To...

...Hall of Fame Inductees Christi Dickinson, Dick Hyland, Tom Lambie, Joe Porter and Marilynn Smith who officially entered the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame at the Awards Ceremony on November 22.
...Raffle prize winners from AGA & Bunker to Bunker Member Day at PGA Tour Superstore, Rudy Berumen, Justin Foos, John Milius, Mark Steppe, Gary Qucalon, John Schultheise

Save the Date:

January 21-22: 2017 Tempe Amateur - Ken McDonald Golf Course
February 18-19: San Tan Amateur - Las Colinas Golf Club
March 10-12: Arizona Amateur Open - Randolph Golf Complex
More upcoming events 

Trivia answer: A "hole made by a greenkeeper" is usually temporarily dug up in connection with course maintenance. A hole left by a removed water hazard stake is considered to be a hole made by a greenkeeper and thus ground under repair. See Decision 25/18

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