AGA NEWS

Check out the latest news from the Arizona Golf Association.


WHS/GHIN Product Launch Update - Known Issues as of 3/24/2020

In an effort to be transparent with these ongoing tasks, the following is a consolidated listing of identified issues currently present in the GHIN software. 

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Mar 17, 2020

Bobby Jones' Psyche Perspective by Ed Gowan

While Mike Vandermark”s analysis of your golf “phyche” is helpful, a few of Bobby Jones’ perspectives will are just as valuable.

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Mar 16, 2020

The Path From ‘Many to One’ Begins Today

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that online entry applications are now available for the 120th U.S. Open Championship, to be conducted from June 18-21 at Winged Foot Golf Club (West Course), in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

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Mar 04, 2020

Distance Insights Project

The Distance Insights project, a joint initiative of the USGA and The R&A, will examine distance through a multi-pronged approach that includes global stakeholder engagement, third-party data review and primary research.

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Mar 03, 2020

Preston Summerhays and Calynne Rosholt Win at the Thunderbird Invitational PING Junior Masters Series Tournament

Preston Summerhays fired a final-round 7-under 65, to win the Thunderbird Invitational by two strokes at 10-under-par 134. Caylynne Rosholt Captured the championship at 1-under-par 143 in the 36-hole, PING Jr Masters Series tournament.

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Mar 03, 2020

The Honors Course to Host 2026 U.S. Women’s Amateur and 2031 U.S. Amateur

The USGA announced today that The Honors Course, in Ooltewah, Tenn., will be the host site for both the 2026 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship and the 2031 U.S. Amateur Championship.

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Feb 28, 2020

USGA Announces 2020 U.S. Open Final Qualifying Sites

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced the 12 final qualifying sites for the 120th U.S. Open Championship, which will be played at Winged Foot Golf Club (West Course), in Mamaroneck, N.Y., on June 18-21, 2020. Winged Foot is hosting its sixth U.S. Open and 13th USGA championship.

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Feb 24, 2020

OUAZ Standout Hofman Adds First AGA Victory to his Resume at the San Tan Amateur

OUAZ standout Noah Hoffman emerged with a victory at the 2020 San Tan Amateur after turning in tournament low round 6-under 66 at Alta Mesa Golf Club on Sunday.

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Feb 23, 2020

Longbow Golf Club Selected to Host 2020 U.S. Disabled Open Golf Championship

Longbow Golf Club of Mesa, Arizona, announced Monday they will showcase the nation’s top disabled golfers at the 2020 United States Disabled Open Golf Championship, May 18-21.

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Feb 11, 2020

Sothwestern Golf Association Unveils New Logo

The Southwestern Golf Association is proud to announce its new Sombrero logo starting with the upcoming 105th Southwestern Amateur tournament.

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Feb 10, 2020

The Country Club at DC Ranch debuts new Nine-Hole Course: Making Golf Fast and Fun

The Country Club at DC Ranch has introduced two new opportunities to make the game of golf fast and fun. 

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Jan 30, 2020

In Memoriam: Robert "Doc" Graves

All of Arizona Golf is saddened to hear of the loss of Robert “Doc” Graves this past week. Doc began his serious involvement with the AGA in 1985 as a partner with Bob Warren and Al Potts doing the “new” Course Ratings for Arizona. The team rated two hundred courses in less than one year.

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Dec 17, 2019

Waste Management Phoenix Open repeats as PGA TOUR Tournament of the Year; Phoenix-area TOUR stop also wins award for “Best Integrated Marketing Plan” in 2019

For the second consecutive season, the Waste Management Phoenix Open was named the PGA TOUR “Tournament of the Year,” marking the fourth time (2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019) in the last six years the event has taken top honors. The Phoenix-area tournament also won the “Best Integrated Marketing” award for its engaging and creative year-round integrated marketing plan.

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Dec 05, 2019

Shankar Natarajan fires a 65 to win the 2019 Player's Cup Championship

Shankar Natarajan captured the Player’s Cup Championship title on Sunday, November 10 at the Raven Golf Club after carding a second-round score of 65. The seven-under par round catapulted Natarajan to the top of the leaderboard, winning the Championship with a two-day total 135 (-9).

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Nov 12, 2019

Michael Martin Birdies 18th to Pull Away Victorious at the Northern Amateur

Michael Martin outshined the competition to run away as the 2019 Northern Amateur Champion at Oakcreek Country Club on Sunday. Carding a two-under par on Friday, Martin  headed into the second and final round  four shots shy of the leader, Matt Andrews.

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Oct 06, 2019

Troon-Managed Courses Turn Pink in October in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention and screening exams as well as funds for breast cancer research, Troon-managed and brand-affiliated facilities across the United States will fly pink and Play for P.I.N.K. in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

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Oct 03, 2019

Kim Eaton and Leigh Klasse Capture 2019 Women’s Scotch Play Team Tournament

Kim Eaton and Leigh Klasse claimed the Championship title of the 2019 Women’s Scotch Play Tournament on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 at Tubac Golf Resort.

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Oct 01, 2019

Papago Men's Golf Association Club Championship

The Club Championship of the 366 member Papago Men’s Golf Association was held at Papago over two days last weekend, with Sunday’s final round played from Papago’s 7,330 yard Black tees.

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Sep 26, 2019

Four Ways to make a Birdie on a Budget

Golf is said to be one of the greatest games ever played. It also has an unfair reputation as being one of the more expensive sports to play.

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Sep 25, 2019