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21st Club Team Championship

Register today for the 21st Club Team Championship hosted at The Country Club at DC Ranch on December 10th, 2018. 

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Four set to Play at U.S. Senior Amateur Championship

The 2018 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship gets underway at Eugene Country Club, and four of Arizona’s own are taking on the ultimate test of senior amateur golf. Mark Coward, Dirk Maust, Jeff New, and John Schaller are amongst the 156 skilled senior amateur golfers, proving that age is just a number.
The first of the local quadruple to qualify was Mark Coward (Paradise Valley, AZ). Coward shot 1-under 71, to share medalist honors and secure his ticket to Eugene Country Club.
Dirk Maust notched the last qualifying spot at Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club. With three birdies, the Phoenix native shot a 72 on the par-71 course.
Scottsdale resident, Jeff New, posted a 1-under 70 at Squaw Creek Golf Course in Willow Park, to claim medalist honors.
At Logan Country Club in Logan, Utah, John Schaller (Scottsdale, AZ) registered three birdies to end at even-par 71.  This called for a 2-for-1 sudden-death playoff, which determined his spot in the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship field.
With a lot of rich history, the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship is one of fourteen championships conducted by the USGA and will return to Oregon for a third time. The prestigious championship will begin with two rounds of stroke play, where the low 64 scores will advance to match play. Comprised of two countries and 42 states, Eugene Country Club will host the championship, August 25-30, 2018.
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Nicholas Kling and Ashley Menne Post Wins at the Scottsdale Junior Championship

NICHOLAS KLING AND ASHLEY MENNE POST WINS AT THE SCOTTSDALE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Kling breaks through in 10th event this season; Menne posts six wins in last six events entered on JGAA schedule
 
PHOENIX – Contested August 18-19, Nicholas Kling of Paradise Valley fired a pair of 2-under-par 69s (138) on TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course to win the Boys Championship division by two strokes over Alexander Yu of Gilbert, who finished at 2-under-par 140 (72-68) for the tournament. With the win, Kling breaks through for his first victory of the season in his 10th start. Mahanth Chirravuri of Chandler finished in third place at 1-under par (72-69—141). Fresh from a historic Arizona team win at the Hogan Cup, Chirravuri posted a clean 4-under 32 on the final nine holes of the tournament for his fifth top-3 finish of the season.
After a first round 74, Menne followed with a 2-under-par 69 to finish at 1-over-par 143 for the tournament, five shots clear of Avondale’s Carly Strole who finished at 6-over-par 148 (71-77). Menne’s latest win marks her sixth in six consecutive starts on the JGAA schedule. Kyla Wilde of Phoenix finished in third place at 7-over-par 149 (76-73).
In the Boys 15-18 division, hosted on TPC’s Stadium and Champions Courses, Torin Dezzani   of Honolulu, Hawaii took first-place honors in a 72-76—148, 6-over-par performance. Anawin Pikulthong of Gilbert blistered the field with a 7-under-par 137 (70-69) on McCormick Ranch Golf Club’s Pine courses in the Boys 13-14 division. Derick Pedrosa of Goodyear posted a win in the Boys 11-12 division (38-40—78, +6) at McCormick Ranch, and Pierson Huyck of Phoenix posted a win in the Boy 10 and Under division with a 17-over-par 89 (44-45).
Joy Callinan of Makawao, Hawaii won in the Girls 15-18 division at 9-over par (76-75—151). Samantha Olson of Phoenix claimed victory in the Girls 13-14 Division with a score of 8-over par 78-74—152. Ailis Tribolet of Chandler prevailed in the Girls 11-12 division at 6-over par (38-40—78). And Alexis Lamadrid of Phoenix posted 44-44—88 to win in the Girls 10 and Under division.
About the JGAA
The Junior Golf Association of Arizona is a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to educate, motivate and inspire Arizona’s youth through golf and all of the valuable lessons and life skills inherent to the game.  In addition to hosting competitive events, the JGAA develops programs for local schools, assists golf courses with their junior programs, conducts college prep seminars and etiquette clinics.   The Junior Ambassador and Guest Speaker Programs give JGAA students the opportunity to learn, develop and adopt successful habits and practices – both on and off the golf course – from a collection of prominent, civic-minded community and business leaders.  The JGAA also awards two scholarship funds annually to high school senior members of the JGAA for their college education – the Tres Arnold and the John Wolfinger Memorial College Scholarships.  The JGAA’s strong belief in teamwork and cooperation has guided the organization for more than 30 years and is instilled in all of its members.  For more information JGAA, visit www.jgaa.org or call 602-944-6168.  

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Lou Grubb Clubhouse at Papago

LOU GRUBB CLUBHOUSE AT PAPAGO GOLF COURSE NEARS COMPLETION
Click here for a complete press kit.
 
PHOENIX – Construction on the new state-of-the-art Lou Grubb Clubhouse at Papago Golf Course – which includes the new Lou’s Bar and Grill – is nearing completion, and is on schedule to open this fall. In addition to the clubhouse – designed by the award-winning Phoenix-based Douglas Fredrikson Architects – the construction project includes a private, world-class ASU golf team practice facility, improvements to the public practice facilities and a new, convenient entrance to the course off McDowell Road. Click here for a complete press kit.
                A unique private partnership – the driving force behind Papago’s revitalization – was formed between the City of Phoenix, Arizona State University and the Arizona Golf Community Foundation reflecting the diverse community the new clubhouse is intended to serve.
                Led by the Arizona Golf Community Foundation, the partnership worked together to conceptualize, secure funding and carry out the project. Their efforts will crown Papago with a worthy amenity that will act as a social/recreational anchor for neighboring communities and businesses as well as restore the venerable facility to its rightful place as the Valley’s focal point of golf. It also bolsters the long-term financial viability of Papago Golf Course in an environment where, in many cases, municipal golf is at a standstill.
                “The new clubhouse and restaurant at Papago is a great way to continue and commemorate my father’s passion for the game of golf and giving back to the community,” said Dan Grubb. “Beyond the honor of naming the restaurant after him, my father would appreciate that it’s designed to be an inclusive place to everyone to enjoy, in addition to golfers.”
                The Arizona contemporary layout of Lou’s will serve golfers and casual diners alike in a cool-clean, stone-and-steel atmosphere with open spaces with an inclusive, indoor-outdoor feel. Al fresco dining room and patio seating overlooking green lawns and golf course views provides a setting for small to medium-sized groups, and the adjacent enclosed event hall, Evie’s Pavilion – named after Lou’s wife Evelyn – will cater to larger groups.
                “Lou’s will have a wide appeal ranging from golfers to families to professionals meeting for happy hour,” said Daryl Crawford, director of golf for Papago Golf Course. “The atmosphere will be open and inviting with comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, fire pits, kids playing on the grass and spectacular views of the golf course, Papago buttes and downtown Phoenix. My twin brother and I grew up playing City of Phoenix golf courses in the mid-70s,” Crawford continued. “Papago was the most challenging of them all with people like Heather and Missy Farr, Arch and Scott Watkins, Billy Mayfair, and others hanging around. It was considered the best place to play in town and for decades was called out as one of the finest municipal golf courses in the country. In the past several years, we have come a long way to regain that reputation and this phenomenal new Grubb building – combined with the new ASU practice facility – will further elevate that reputation. ”
                Clubhouse attractions include a statue of the late Heather Farr – the 1987 NCAA women’s golf team national champion who passed away from cancer – a “history wall” commemorating ASU and Phoenix golf history, and inside, display cases exhibiting other memorability, trophies and honors adorn the lobby. Click here for a complete press kit.

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Rules Modernization Seminar Schedule

The AGA will be hosting several Rules of Golf seminars throughout the state to educate our members on the upcoming changes going into effect January 1, 2019. Each seminar will be two hours and will focus on how the changes will affect everything from course markings to daily play. Interested members will have the chance to register for their seminar of choice. The official rulebook will be available later in the year, but a summary of major changes is available on the USGA website.
2019 Rules Seminar Calander & registration

Visit golfgenius.com or use the Golf Genius App on your mobile device using this GGID:WVQXZJ to access the full seminar schedule and register for a seminar near you. 

Date
Location
Address
Start Time
Public Welcome
Length

10-Sep
Palm Ridge Rec Center – Sun City West 
13800 Deer Valley Drive, Sun City West, AZ 85375
6 pm
Yes
2 Hrs

15-Sep
PGA Superstore – Chandler
2031 N Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225
11 am
Yes
2 Hrs

24-Sep
Antelope Hills Golf Courses – Prescott Centennial Center
1989 Wineglass Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301
10 am
Yes
2 Hrs

1-Oct
Bear Creek Golf Club
500 E. Rigg Rd. Chandler, AZ 85249
5 pm
Yes
2 Hrs

15-Oct
Gainey Ranch Golf Club
7600 E. Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
10 am
Yes
2 Hrs

18-Oct
Moon Valley Country Club
151 W. Moon Valley Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85023
4 pm
Yes
2 Hrs

22-Oct
SaddleBrooke One – SaddleBrooke Golf Club
64500 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85739
8 am
Yes
2 Hrs

22-Oct
SaddleBrooke Two – Moountain View Country Club
38759 S. Mountain View Blvd., Tucson, AZ 86739
2 pm 
Yes 
2 Hrs

24-Oct
Quail Creek Golf Club
1490 Quail Range Loop, Green Valley, AZ 85614
10 am 
Yes
2 Hrs

24-Oct
Pueblo del Sol Country Club 
2770 St. Andrews Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
2 pm
Yes
2 Hrs

24-Oct
The Highlands Dove Mountain 
4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd., Marana, AZ 85658
9:30 am 
Yes
2 Hrs

8-Nov
Wickenburg Rach Golf & Social Club 
3430 Club Terrace Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
3 pm 
Yes
2 Hrs

14-Nov
Eagle’s Nest Golf Club – PebbleCreek
3645 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear, AZ 85395
9 am 
Yes
2 Hrs

19-Nov
Las Sendas Golf Club
7555 E. Eagle Crest Drive, Mesa, AZ 85207
4 pm 
Yes
2 Hrs

3-Dec
Robson Ranch Golf Club – Morning Seminar
5750 N Robson Blvd, Eloy, AZ 85131
10 am
Yes
2 Hrs

3-Dec
Robson Ranch Golf Club – Afternoon Seminar
5750 N Robson Blvd, Eloy, AZ 85131
1:30 pm 
Yes
2 Hrs

7-Dec
Sun City Country Club
9433 N 107th Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351
10 am
Yes
2 Hrs

12-Dec
Verde River Golf & Social Club
28509 Verde River Way W., Rio Verde, AZ 85263
10 am 
Yes
2 Hrs

14-Dec
Silver Creek Golf Club
2051 Silver Lake Blvd, Show Low, AZ 85901
1 pm 
Yes
2 Hrs

8-Jan
Trilogy at Power Ranch
4415 E. Village Pkwy, Gilbert, AZ 85298
1 pm 
Yes
2 Hrs