Enjoy Golf in Mexico- Open to All Skill Levels

USA, Canada & Mexico Team Championship
Represent your association and play against other associations from the USA, Canada and Mexico in this two-person, three-day fun, casual event for all skill levels; foursomes (best ball), four ball (modified alternate shot), and two-person scramble. Each association can enter as many two-person teams as they wish. In 2018, the USA, Canada & Mexico Team Championship will be played April 27 – 29 at the Nicklaus Design and Norman Signature golf courses at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta. Men and women amateur golfers from the United States, Canada and Mexico with a verifiable Handicap Index are now invited to register for the tournament.



2017 Patriot All America Invitational

Dec 29-31st 2017, watch some of the best college golfers at Wigwam Resort in Litchfield, AZ! Enjoy free food and beverages all weekend long! 


Champion of Golf Honor Goes to Teacher-Pro

Among the many lessons John Gunby learned from his father during his youth was the importance of giving back.
“He told me that we were pot on this earth to help one another,” Gunby said. “Everyone has their own way of doing that.”
His way is what led to him being named the AGA’s Champion of Golf for 2017. The award is an annual tribute to recognize those who champion golf and golfers through community and charitable activities without seeking public exposure for their efforts.
Golf has defined Ginby’s life, dating to pre-teen days when he caddied at Arizona Country Club, and as a teenager working the driving range at Papago Golf Course for the “pay” of one bucket of range balls per day.
In his role as a highly respected club pro, which includes being named Sounthwest Section PGA Pro of the Year in 2013, he has spent countless hours giving back, most prominently to junior golf and Special Olympics. Among other endeavors, he also created a program to provide free golf, equipment and clothing to disabled veterans and is a regular visitor to residents of nursing homes and hospitalized children.
Gunby, 62, is semi-retired but still teaches and coaches at Antelope Hills in Prescott, with his “Make Golf Great Again” program that places emphasis on core vales, tradition of the game, courtesy, pace of play and respecting golfers and golf facilities.
“I’m trying to give back now by teaching the game the way that it should be played. not so much in the mechanics but how to have fun and play with courtesy and respect,” Gunby said. “With so many things in the world today, we have lost the personal touch that golf brings, so in the long run, I see it as a way to better society.


8 Days, 7 Nights, 5 Rounds of Golf in Ireland June 2-9, 2018

The Arizona Golf Association and the Southern Nevada Golf Association have teamed up with Sullivan Golf Travel to create an overseas golf trip to Southwestern Ireland.


Golfer: 2,645 Euros* (Approx. $3,105 USD as of March 2017) 
Non-Golfer: 1,715 Euros* (Approx. $2,015 USD as of March 2017)
*Per person, based on double occupancy. Additional 375 Euros for single occupancy. 

Trip price includes:

Five rounds of golf at links courses across Ireland

Seven nights, 4 star accomodations

Five nights in the Randles Court Hotel, Killarney

Two nights in the Vaughan Lodge, Lahinch

Chauffeur driven transportation

Daily breakfast 

Welcome and farewell dinners

Welcome gift

Play the ancient and world famous links courses in Southwest Ireland including:

Waterville Golf Links: 
A top-five course in Ireland, originally founded in 1889.  

Old Head Golf Links: 
Dubbed the “World’s Most Spectacular Course.”  

Ballybunion Old Course: 
World renowned links that boast Tom Watson as a past Captain.

Tralee Golf Club: 
Arnold Palmer’s first European design and one of his finest. 

Lahinch Old Course: 
Boasts Old Tom Morris and Alister MacKenzie amongst the designers.  

Ed Gowan, Arizona Golf Association, +1 602-944-3035 | [email protected]
or Ann Sunstrum, Southern Nevada Golf Association, +1 702-845-7036 | [email protected] 


Breaking Par – Episode 12

Episode 12
On this episode of Breaking Par, our good buddies Paige Spriranac and Brodie Smith are at it again – this time in a segment called The Desert Shootout! It’s a one-on-one shootout from mountain tops to dizzy bats with the loser getting pelted inside the driving range picker. But that’s not all! It’s November and you know what that means for golfers all over the southwest – CART PATH ONLY! The Breaking Par crew gets a peek behind the curtain when it comes to the overseeding process, and there’s more to it than you might think. Learn how golf courses transform themselves every October/November and get some tips on how to handle playing cart-path-only golf. Lastly, the Cool Clubs Summit just went down and we learned a little bit about what golf scientists are researching these days along with some funny stories from some of the greatest minds in the game.

Episode 11
The game of golf is growing, and the face of the game is changing too. Breaking Par visits the annual Girls Golf Day at Papago Golf Course with the Director of The LPGA USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix Cori Matheson and special guest Sara Brown. Also, do you know what goes down in a Cool Clubs putter fitting? Learn more about that and how long-time golf apparel brand Antigua gives back to the golf industry at their annual Antigua Invitational. Oh, and of course Ed Gowan shares some stories and unique golf rulings in the latest segment of Ed Talks.

Episode 10
On this episode of Breaking Par the crew crushes perceptions surround golf and water in Arizona. Do you even know how much water the golf industry uses in the state? Also, find out who Cool Clubs really is and what to expect if the President of the United States shows up to your golf tournament.

Episode 9
On this episode of Breaking Par the crew gets out of the Phoenix heat and heads to Arizona’s high country to visit Torreon Golf Club. More than just amazing mountain golf, Torreon unveils all the perks of membership while the Breaking Par crew learns you don’t have to be a member to get a taste of the good life. Also, get an inside look at the American Century Championship from Lake Tahoe, California where Justin Timberlake, Tony Romo and Paige Spiranac participate in the world’s largest celebrity golf tournament. And of course, Ed Gowan from the Arizona Golf Association has some interesting tidbits about some rather random ruling situations inside the latest edition of Ed Talks. 

Episode 8
Paige Spiranac is on the show so what more can be said about this episode?! Check out some behind-the-scenes footage from the making of Bro vs Pro, Brodie Smith’s new show on YouTube where Paige and him battle it out at Golf Club of Estrella. Also in this episode you’ll hear some stories from the 2017 US Open, learn about the longest running amateur golf tournament in the Western U.S., plus Cool Clubs shows us how to get some more spring in our swing.

Episode 7
Have you ever mountain biked and golfed at the same time? Doubt it. On this episode of Breaking Par, Monet Flores and Jeff “Tex” Harris take on the Sedona Golf Resort like nobody ever has. Also in this episode we debunk some golf myths, Chelsea Pezzola shows us how cryotherapy can improve your golf game, Troon has caddies for everyone, and KBS introduces their new $-Taper golf shaft.

Episode 6
Boyd Summerhays has proven to be a guy who can do it all. From TOUR player to TOUR coach, Boyd shares what it’s like to coach the big boys and the juniors – and shares why McDowell Mountain Golf Club is his home. Also in this episode Breaking Par explores everything from wedge technology to course ratings and slope ratings.

Episode 5
Rooftop golf, hickory sticks, Patrick Peterson, and Michelle Wie all collide in this episode of Breaking Par. From Tucson to Scottsdale, Sara Brown to Paige Spiranac, follow the Breaking Par crew as they visit celebrity tournaments, LPGA TOUR stops, and hidden gems along the way.

Episode 4
Did you enjoy the last three episodes of Breaking Par and learning about what’s trending in the golf industry?  A wide variety of content was covered that included challenging Blair O’Neal to hit the rock at Troon North, the newest golf technology, interviewing Michael Phelps at the Waste Management Open and so much more!

Episode 3
The Breaking Par crew goes out to visit Arizona’s only sand island green, then later visit with one of the 14 original founders of the LPGA, Marilynn Smith. CoolClubs unveils two new putters and the technology behind them, with a tip from the legendary short game guru, Stan Utley. Learn about Get Out Golf! A new app designed to help you fit more golf in to your busy life.

Episode 2
Breaking Par is at it again. TPC Scottsdale hole 16 has never been played like this during the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Watch Ricky Barnes and Cheyenne Woods hit drivers over the grandstands.Learn more about the Cartbarnguys and Taylormade’s new M1 driver. Breaking Par, where we look at the game through a different lens.

Episode 1: Blaire O’Neal Bombs the Boulder