Play 9 Member Day

People say that golf takes too long and costs too much. So why not cut that in half and just play 9? To promote the benefits of a nine-hole round, the USGA has announced the third annual PLAY9 Initiative. On Monday, May 9th, the AGA will be supporting the USGA with the first PLAY9 Day at Dove Valley Ranch. Everyone is welcome to come and take part in this great experience!
May 9th, 2016Open Tee Times between 6am-7am 
Dove Valley Ranch
$25 plus tax
How to Sign Up: 
Contact Dove Valley Ranch Golf Shop (480-488-0009 x2) to set up a tee time between 6am-7am

USGA Play 9 Video
Check out the pictures the 2015 PLAY9 event!


One-hundred Holes Later…

This fall, the Arizona Golf Association teamed up with the Friends of Freedom for the 2016 100 Holes of Golf Marathon. Four Charities were benefited at this year’s marathon: Friends of Freedom, Snowball Express, Navy Seal Foundation and Fighter Country Partnership. Each organization has a mission to support fallen or wounded soldiers, the families of fallen soldiers and our soldiers still fighting for our country.

Snowball Express
The mission of Snowball Express is a simple, yet profoundly important one: Provide hope and new happy memories to the children of fallen military fallen military heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11. They bring children together from all over the world for a four-day experience filled with fun activities, like sporting events, dances, amusement parks and more. Read more…

Navy Seal Foundation
Since 9/11, there has been an unprecedented demand for Special Operations Forces around the globe. The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare Community and its families. It provides programs specifically designed to reduce the stressors associated with the uncertainty and pressure that comes with life in Naval Special Warfare (NSW). Read more…

Friends of Freedom
Friends of Freedom (FOF) believes that America’s military veterans deserve the full measure of care and assistance they need to live with dignity, hope and independence with “No One Left Behind (NOLB).” They provide a wide range of programs including emergency flights, cars for soldiers, mobility devices, family getaways, golf outings, cigars for soldiers program, career expos, mentorships. Read more…

Fighter Country Partnership
Fighter Country Foundation focuses on supporting programs and services at Luke Air Force Base that aid, support and honor Airmen and their families in need. Programs such as Operation Thunderbox which sends care boxes to Airmen deployed from Luke, Operation Warmheart which assists families in times of hardship and the Spouse and Family Support Fund which provides social, recreational and moral support for families during separation. Read more…

The AGF (Arizona Golf Foundation)/ Friends of Freedom Marathon is an incredibly fun fundraising campaign where all types of golfers can participate in an event to rally support for our troops as well as enjoy a beautiful day out on the course. CEO, Ed Gowan and AGF President Jay Anderson spent countless hours on building a team to commit to playing 100 holes of golf in one day!

“We completed our 100 holes of golf yesterday, Tuesday, April 19th, and it only took 1 bottle of Advil. We had 28 golfers and raised over $92,000 (exact number ) for the charities. Everyone had a great time!” – Jay Anderson, President of Arizona Golf Foundation.

Twenty-eight players gave-a-day and participated in the 100 Golf Marathon but over 300 people donated to the cause. 
If you did not get a chance to participate in the event this year, have no fear. “We all agreed that we will start the process for next year (when?) and shoot for $ 150,000. If you would still like to donate, please go on to the web site at and submit your pledge. Thank you all who participated and to all who donated to this great Charities.”


USGA: Golfer Engagement

USGA Vision
“Together, the USGA and State and Regional Golf Associations (SRGAs) have an opportunity to redefine our operating model to create a modern, sustainable ecosystem, transforming the delivery of our services, better engaging all golfers, driving value for our clubs, and creating a healthier game at all levels.”
A New Engagement Model
This new way of engaging with golfers is a multi-year transition with various elements that will evolve over the next several years. Learn more.
The Opportunity
Our work has identified five primary obstacles and corresponding opportunities to enable a healthy ecosystem; together these help to define a new operating model.
All Golfers, One Goal
The message will focus on sustaining our relationship with core golfers, engaging casual golfers and growing a relationship with those who don’t yet play the game.
USGA Strategic Partner
As announced in January 2016, the USGA and Deloitte began a multi-year partnership focused on strategy and golfer engagement.


Sam Engel, 2016 AZ Publinks Champion

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GHIN Mobile App Fixed

Functionality of the GHIN Mobile app has been restored and is available for score posting. In order to ensure that the app operates properly on your mobile device, you will need to perform an update. Depending upon the preference setting on your mobile device, the app on your phone may be updated automatically or you might need to initiate the action to check for an update.If you are unsure how to update the app, you can delete and reinstall GHIN Mobile from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.We appreciate your patience as the USGA worked to resolve the problem.We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you for your continued support of the Arizona Golf Association.
If you have any questions, please contact the AGA office at (602) 944-3035.