Tournament signups and TPA registration

You can now sign up for tournaments and register for a TPA membership via our new website. To do either you will need to set up a login in the tournament pairings program (TPP). From the TPP login page, click on “click here to register” and enter your GHIN number and last name. 
Once you are logged into TPP, click on “event schedule” to see a list of tournaments or “TPA Signup” to register for a TPA membership.
Three tournaments are already available for sign up:

San Tan Amateur – Jan. 12-13 at Las Colinas Golf Club in Queen Creek
Tempe Amateur – Jan. 26-27 at Ken McDonald Golf Course in Tempe
Short Course – Feb. 23-24 at Bear Creek Golf Complex in Chandler

For additional assistance call Courtney or Alex at 602-944-3035.


ACCESS goes global with more perks for you

Golfers nowadays want more than just a handicap, which is why we created our ACCESS membership program. Up until now, the benefits of an ACCESS membership were restricted to Arizona, which is why we called it ACCESS AZgolf. Starting this month, ACCESS is going global.
If you plan to golf, stay in a hotel, rent a car, take a cruise or fly somewhere, ACCESS Global is the membership for you. It offers significant savings on travel, golf and entertainment, paired with a robust rewards program that allows members to earn credit for everything they book through ACCESS Global. Members can then use their credit for free or discounted golf, vacation packages, hotel and resort stays, cruises, rental cars and airfare. It even comes with a best rate guarantee on travel bookings.
Here’s a taste of what you’ll get as an ACCESS Global member:
Receive extensive access, preferred rates and opportunities for incredible golf experiences around the world. Whether you dream of taking on the lush courses in Portugal’s Iberian Peninsula or teeing off on PGA National, ACCESS Global’s exceptional rates and exclusive packages make it easier than ever to plan the perfect golf getaway.
With access to thousands of hotels, rental cars, airline tickets, and getaway packages at preferred rates, booking travel arrangements has never been easier. And with the money you’ll save, you can enjoy your trip even more! ACCESS Global offers exclusive deals you won’t find anywhere else, including discount travel sites.
Secure hard-to-get tickets and VIP experiences for some of the most sought-after live events worldwide. Whether you want to take your family to the Super Bowl, attend the U.S. Open or see your favorite artist live in concert, members can look forward to an unrivaled event experience at an extraordinary value.
Club Concierge
In addition to being able to conveniently search and book most of your travel plans online at preferred rates, you’ll have a club concierge available seven days a week, ready to answer any questions about exclusive offerings and member benefits, as well as secure your reservations worldwide. From tee times and hotel bookings to airline tickets and car rentals, your club concierge is your personal assistant to provide stress-free planning.

What about ACCESS AZgolf?
If local deals are what you’re after, ACCESS AZgolf is the membership for you. For 2013, ACCESS AZgolf will come exclusively with an ACCESS AZgolf card and the AG Passbook, which gives you two ways to save.


Club Team Championship ends with a playoff

The 15th Annual Club Team Championship, which was held at the prestigious Desert Highlands Golf Club Dec. 10, ended with a playoff between the championship flight teams of Trey Martin and Danny Hanson (Ping Golf Association) and defending champion Radd Lukas and his partner Tyler Mathews (Arrowhead Country Club). Both teams shot a 60 on one of the most challenging courses in the Valley. In the end though, Martin and Hanson walked away with the kachinas. View a complete list of results and check out photos from the event.
The field was made up of 54 two-person teams, all who qualified at one of five qualifying rounds held across the state to determine who would play in one of the AGA’s most popular events.
The Club Team Championship is divided into flights, with a championship flight that is scored gross only and other flights that are scored gross and net with a winner named in each. There is even a super senior flight for those members 70 and older. Information for the 2013 event will be available in the spring.


Read the December 2012 issue of AZ Golf Insider online

If you haven’t already received your copy of the December 2012 issue of AZ Golf Insider, it’s on its way! We mail it to every AGA club handicap member who has an address on file with us, so if you haven’t gotten it yet, log in to our website and verify that your address is correct in our system. If you need to change it click on “edit profile” from your member dashboard. 
The issue includes the results of our Best of AZ Golf survey, a feature on a new form of golf instruction that’s different from anything you’ve ever tried, and a look at the newest Arizona Golf Hall of Fame inductees.


Itty Bitty Open set for Jan. 19

Kids ages 3-5 are invited to participate in the 25th annual Itty Bitty Open, to be held at parks across Maricopa County Jan. 19. It’s a free event in which kids learn basic golf skills from a PGA or LPGA professional and then play in a non-competitive golf tournament with their adult caddie (a parent or relative) on a specially designed nine-hole course. Each participant will be given a free set of plastic golf clubs and balls to take home as well as an Itty Bitty Open visor. To learn more about the Itty Bitty Open, or to register, go to