Sun City CC hosts golf mixer Saturday

This Saturday, Dec. 3, Sun City Country Club will host a day of golf festivities starting at noon. From noon to 2 p.m. watch a free clinic with PGA Tour winner Arron Oberholser. The clinic will be followed up by a 9-hole shotgun golf tournament. Entry into the tournament is $50 which includes prizes, freebies and a ticket for the Coyotes vs. Flyers game that night. For more information or to sign up for the event click here.


Tucson golf swap to benefit girls golf

The LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Club of Tucson will be hosting a Golf Swap December 10. What is a golf swap? Golfers can come to swap or buy used or new golf items offered by individual sellers/pro shops/retail golf stores. There is no fee to the individual sellers for a space but there will be a $20 fee for the pro shops and the retail golf stores. The purpose is two fold:

Get acquainted with LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Tucson. The Tucson golfing community can come to swap or buy golf equipment and in the process get to know what LPGA-USGA Girls Golf has to offer for girls ages 7-17. People will have the opportunity to meet Girls Golf members first hand as they will be helping with the event.
It’s a fundraiser. Sellers are encouraged to make a monetary donation to the Girls Golf Club. They can also donate used equipment to the organization. Anything Girls Golf cannot use will be shared with other junior golf organizations.

Details: December 10, 8 a.m. – Noon Chinese Culture Center parking lot 1288 W. River Road Tucson, AZ 85704 Please contact Carol Arp or Rose Nehring for further information or to register for the event. They can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 520-870-6021. Individual sellers/pro shops/retailers must register with us in advance and bring a table and chair if required.


Enjoy a round of golf Thanksgiving day at a great rate

Start your Thanksgiving morning off with a round of golf! McCormick Ranch invites ACCESS members to tee it up for just $59, which includes golf, cart, range balls and use of a GPS. Tee times can be booked between 7 and 11 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. Call  480-948-0260 to reserve a tee time. Remember, you must show your ACCESS card to get this great rate.


Antelope Hills CG and Habitat for Humanity give back to community

By Ray Newton

When Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore operations manager Patrick Holt heard this past week that Antelope Hills Golf Course was providing free golf equipment and golf for local Special Olympic participants, he knew immediately what to do with some surplus golf equipment at his store.

He donated more than 15 sets of golf clubs and golf bags to Mack McCarley, general manager at Antelope Hills.

McCarley and his associate, Ed Compton, a teaching professional at Antelope Hills, gratefully accepted the golf equipment this past Saturday.

“Not only will we be able to help Special Olympic golfers, we’ll also be able to provide some clubs and bags to local high school students who’d like to play but don’t have the equipment,” McCarley, a PGA golf professional, said.

McCarley explained that as part of it community service mission, he and the rest of the management team at Antelope Hills provide training experiences and free tee times to qualified students wanting to play golf. He noted the golf course is owned by the City of Prescott, which emphasizes providing quality recreational opportunities for its constituents.

Also, just this past Nov. 5-6, McCarley and Compton accompanied a group of 15 athletes and 10 volunteers to Phoenix, where they participated in statewide Special Olympic Golf Tournament.

“It’s the largest Special Olympic event of its kind in the nation, with more than 200 participants from throughout Arizona. Our athletes from Prescott won four medals there, and we’re really proud of them,“ McCarley said.

McCarley added, “Certainly, local students who need clubs this spring will benefit from this generous donation. We’ll now be able to outfit quite a few kids.”

ReStore manager Holt said, “It’s gratifying to us at Habitat for Humanity that we can work with other organizations in providing whatever we can to the greater community. We’re especially pleased that the golf equipment will find a second home through the unique programs offered by Antelope Hills and the City of Prescott.”

Photo caption: Mack McCarley, general manager at Antelope Hills Golf Course and Patrick Holt, operations manager for the Prescott Habitat for Humanity ReStore, get ready to unload more than 15 sets of golf clubs and bags which the Habitat Store donated this past Saturday. The clubs will be given to Special Olympians and to local high school golfers who do not have equipment.


Dave Anderson wins Silverbell GC Club Net Championship

By Phil Zepeda, Silverbell GC delegate

Dave Anderson was named the Silverbell Golf Club’s 2011 Net Champion after shooting a net 60 on Nov. 12 to end with an aggregate net 125. Dave’s achievement secured his 1st place trophy and a spot on the Club Net Championship plaque.

On the final day of the tournament, the forecast was for a chance of rain and high winds. The weather turned out grand for final rounds day of play with no wind nor rain, making ideal conditions for low scoring.

The format was 2-rounds of individual net stroke play using 2 Flights with the Club Net Champion coming from any flight.

Dave Anderson came into the final round after scoring a net 65 in the first round of competition. He hoped to finish strong, but knew the heat was on being tied with 1st place round co-leader Par Dar. Close to the front and one stroke behind were Thomas Cleary and Ed Blevins, with Bill Sash in 5th two strokes off the lead.

Dave’s final round net 60 beat 2nd place finisher Ed Blevins by 3 strokes overall. “I started the day with my first shot in the lake and made double bogie on the first hole,” said Dave. “I was able to recover and finish the front with a 42. I tried not to let the par 3s control my round”. Dave did well to par all par 3s, except the most difficult par 3 — hole 16, which is long and water plagued — where he posted a 4.

“I putted well through the back nine and was scrambling to finish the back with a 37," Dave continued. "I birdied hole 17 which I have never done before, which was good (for me).” Hole number 17 has water on the left, waste area on the right, a fairway that slopes toward the lake and bunker-protected back-to-front steep sloping green.

Good job Dave! Silverbell Golf Club’s next major event will be the year end Presidents Cup Dec. 3 at Silverbell Golf Course. The web address is