Ireland golf tour

April 8, 2011 (Scottsdale, AZ)–Golf touring in Ireland and playing many of the finest pure links courses in the world is on most golfers’ wishlists. It’s even rarer when you can play golf on many of Ireland’s greatest courses and also take in a college football game—the American kind. An unusual opportunity, then, awaits golfers who book their trip for the “All Roads Lead to The K Club” Tour to Ireland slated for late August 2012.

The central event of the 9-day excursion to the land of great links golf, Guinness and castles, culminates at The K Club, just outside Dublin, where we will play a Special 36-hole tournament over the Palmer and Smurfit courses on the tour’s final two days. “This is an opportunity for a limited number of lucky golfers to play golf in Ireland on several of the legendary Top-100 courses and attend a unique and exciting college football game between the two great NCAA rivals of Notre Dame and Navy” says Taba Dale, president of Scottsdale Collection, who partners with Kevin McGrath of The International Golfing Experience Register, to design and lead these fabulous tours.

The trip begins with one of three excellent itineraries in either the Southwest, North & East or West & Northwest of Ireland. All the tours meet up at the five-star K Club (venue for the 2006 Ryder Cup) for the three final nights where we also hold our awards dinner following the 36-hole tournament. Winners will take home stunning trophies specially commissioned from Tipperary Crystal.

“As a native of Dublin, and longtime member of Portmarnock and Lahinch, I feel I am bringing an exciting new dimension to standard golf tours,” says McGrath. “Whereas most tours involve golfers playing with their own golfing buddies, our tours will give them the opportunity to meet fellow golfers from Ireland and around the globe and compete with them in a fun handicap event, forging friendships that only the game of golf can deliver.”

In addition to golfing, the Irish tours will offer the use of luxurious spas, sightseeing at famous attractions like the Cliffs of Moher. The Dublin area offers opportunities to see the Book of Kells at Trinity College and The Guinness Storehouse, and shopping on Grafton Street or doing a pub crawl in Temple Bar.

“Three five-star itineraries, with five-star accommodations and five-star fun” says Dale, summing up the Ireland trips.

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Sports Hall of Fame week nearing

The Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Week is right around the corner March 29th-31st! Come celebrate the induction of Curt Schilling, Ty Murray, Kerri Strug, Randall McDaniel, and the 1997 Arizona Wildcat National Championship team. For ticket and event information visit Use the special Arizona Golf Association discount code K1JE65D8JJ to get $25 off of a general admission ticket!


Nike Scottsdale to host golf event

Nike invites local golf enthusiasts and teen athletes to its newest retail location at Scottsdale Quarter on Saturday, December 18 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday, December 19 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. for a weekend of golf activities. Representing the world’s No. 1 athletic brand, Nike Scottsdale offers the best of Nike Golf apparel and footwear at the new Scottsdale location.

As part of the celebration, various community partners offer technical clinics and expert tips. Global golf fitness expert, Katherine Roberts, will take consumers through Yoga for Golfers session on Saturday from 2 – 3 p.m. Consumers can also work on their putting game while trialing Nike putters on portable putting greens throughout the store.

Shoppers are encouraged to learn more about Nike Golf, the #1 golf apparel brand in the world, by participating in a Nike Scorecard game. Upon completing the game, consumers are entered to win Nike prizes, such as customizable Nike golf bags and play at local ranges. Additionally, a DJ will be playing music throughout the day. Nike is proud to be part of the golf community in Scottsdale and surrounding areas.

Nike Golf Weekend activities at the store will include:

Yoga for Golfers led by Katherine Roberts (golf fitness expert) on Saturday from 2-3pm – Complimentary Yoga for Golf lesson, focusing on core strength and yoga for improved mind-body performance on the course. Space is limited, RSVP with the store at (480-998-1136).

Local Golf Experts Offer Clinics – Local speakers will take the stage at Nike Scottsdale Quarter along with a DJ playing music all day.

Golf Scorecard– Learn about Nike Golf product technology with our scorecard game. Complete the scorecard and enter to win great prizes.

Portable Putting Greens –test out Nike’s golf equipment while perfecting your put throughout the store.

Nike invites locals to come out for its Nike Golf Weekend on Saturday, December 18 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday, December 19 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at its newest location at Scottsdale Quarter, located at 15147 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 180, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Find out more by calling 480-998-1136 or by visiting


Piranha Golf to host demo day

Piranha Golf will host a demo day Thursday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Longbow Golf Club, 5601 E. Longbow Parkway in Mesa. The public is invited to experience hand-crafted Aussie golf clubs and enter for a chance to win a set of Piranha Golf bite wedges, a Piranha Golf putter or a hybrid-3 club. AGA members can show their ACCESS card to receive a 15% discount when you purchase product at the show. Please note, only right-handed clubs will be available for testing at the event.


Prevent disease with early detection

The best weapon against devastating disease is early detection. HealthScreens offers preventative ultrasound screenings that enable individuals to detect potential early disease processes before symptoms occur.

The Sun City Country Club will host this service in mid-August. Appointments can be scheduled at any of the following Arizona Sunset Golf Association events:  July 10 at Verrado, July 24 at Sun City Country Club or August 7 and August 8 at Troon North. The following screenings will be offered: stroke, aneurysm, gallbladder, kidney, liver, thyroid, heart, circulation and osteoporosis.

One active golf couple said, "All this took just a few minutes of our time and the total cost was less than a day of golf and dinner." Dr. Patrick Quinn of Cardiac Solutions says, "If more people at a younger age take advantage of HealthScreens, early detection of problems can be brought to the attention of their doctor. With this screening, many heart attacks and strokes can be prevented."
Be proactive. Stay healthy. Keep golfing. Go to or call MaryAnn at 602-803-9653 for more information.