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36-hole individual stroke play championship, at gross within flights determined by handicap and established by the AGA with a max field size of 96 players. Groups of four in 11-min intervals.

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The USGA, Masters Tournament and the PGA of America have officially launched the sixth year of Drive, Chip and Putt by announcing the local and subregional schedule for the 2018-2019 qualifying season.

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For $30 receive hourly adult instruction, exhibits with special guests, discounted green fees, silent auctions benefiting Girls Golf of Phoenix, equipment fitting and MORE!!!

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Newly recognized AGAs were identified through a nearly year-long discovery process that encouraged collaboration among existing golf organizations within each state and region, sharing best practices and leveraging programs that have made a positive impact.

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The Tournament Players Association (TPA) provides discounted entry fees into select AGA tournaments, eligibility for team participation and other benefits.

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The JGAA's annual Itty Bitty Open is scheduled for Jan. 13, 2018! Young golfers ages 3-5 can participate in this FREE event across 16 Valley locations and learn from qualified PGA and LPGA professionals while participating in a FUN golf games and tournaments. 

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Congratulations to Adam Walicki on being this years Short Course Champion! 

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PGA members Dick Hyland and Tom Lambie, longtime Titleist sales representative Al Birmingham, and industry pioneers Ron McPherson, President and CEO of Antigua Group, and John A. Solheim, Chairman and CEO of PING, comprise the 2017 class of inductees to be enshrined in the Southwest PGA Hall of Fame. The inductees will be honored at a ceremony celebrating their career achievements on Jan. 19, 2018 at Phoenix Country Club.

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Take a look at what's to come for the 2018 season.

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You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile (the same as Amazon) purchase to the Arizona Golf Foundation.

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The AGA would like to thank you for being a member with our "Dozen Days of Holiday Giveaways" sweepstakes. Fill out our survey form for a chance to win! 

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Lampson, Wayment, New, Blau Win 2017 Players Cup Championship hosted by Wickenburg Ranch.

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Congratulations to 2017 Arizona Amateur Champion Ken Tanigawa for qualifying to play on the PGA Tour Champions for the 2018 tour season!

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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!

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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! 

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Among the many lessons John Gunby learned from his father during his youth was the importance of giving back.

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AZ Golf Insider is distributed in February, April, October and December of each year. The magazine has a direct circulation of 45,000 to active AGA members, with an additional 5,000 sent to courses and resorts.

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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.

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On this episode of Breaking Par: A behind-the-scenes look at overseeding across golf courses around the Valley, plus what golf scientists are researching these days along with some funny stories from someof the greatest minds in the game.

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Saturday November 11th, join this exclusive opportunity to test drive an Acura NSX. These opportunities are limited so RSVP today!

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Ed talks rulings in match play versus stroke play and how your roles as a rules official changes. Plus another fan question regarding losing a ball but later finding it in the hole is discussed.

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PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops on the new Rules of Golf (effective on January 1, 2019) will be held in the Fall of 2018 and the Winter of 2019. Information on the dates and locations for those workshops will be available in the late spring of 2018. Registration will open in the summer of 2018 for those workshops.

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2018 Troon Cards are now available! Purchase one today to receive discounts of up to 50 percent at participating Troon facilities around the world.

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AGA Sponsor Snell Golf is helping spark conversation and raise awareness about breast cancer with their "Got Pink!" deal this month. See the details here. 

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The Arizona Golf Hall of Fame Committee recently announced its 2017 inductees: Bill Coore, Shawn Emerson, Betsy King, Kathy Cornelius and Cliff Whittle. Read their bios here. 

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The USGA and UC Riverside have been researching warm-season turfgrass management. See the details here. 

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The 2017 Northern Amateur was held at Oakcreek Country Club in Sedona.  Congratulations to Chad Wilcox, Jeff Benton, Jeff New and David Rasley on winning their division! 

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San Marcos Golf Resort, located in Chandler, Arizona, announces the addition of an all-new, state-of-the-art virtual golf simulator – the SIM Marcos. Located adjacent to the lobby, the SIM Marcos is the most advanced and realistic indoor golf experience of its kind in the region. Guests will be able to hone their skills, and play on a variety of world-class championship courses any time of the year, regardless of the weather.

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Are you wondering when golf courses will be closed over the next few months in order to plant their winter rye and prepare for the winter season. We have that information for you!

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The new Fiesta Bowl Par-3 Challenge, presented by Wells Fargo, is an exciting golf extravaganza that combines the favorite elements of the Hole-in-One challenge, the beauty of a picturesque Par 3 golf course, a scramble-style tournament and prizes on every hole.

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The Views Golf Club is an 18-hole, desert-inspired championship golf course with breathtaking views in a picture perfect setting. Annual membership and daily green fee play available. This rolling 6,715 yard, par 72 course offers multiple tee placements for golfers of all skill levels. Its design was created in harmony with the natural desert surroundings offering a beautiful view of the Catalina Mountains and an unforgettable round of Oro Valley, AZ golf.

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Charles Schwab, together with The Charles Schwab Foundation and the PGA TOUR®, is proud to present TICKETS Fore CHARITY, an exciting program designed to benefit local Scottsdale and Phoenix-based charities.

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It's time again for the 9th annual Octoberfest tournament in Puerto Penasco Mexico.  Join us at the Mayan Palace for a weekend of fun, food, drink. ROOM DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 30th

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Let the AGA Take Care of Your Collections

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With the worldwide survey and evaluation period now complete, the USGA and The R&A and their respective committees will continue to review all comments received with the goal of finalizing the new Rules next spring and beginning a comprehensive education program later in 2018.

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See who will represent the AGA in the 57th Annual Goldwater Cup next week at Phoenix Country Club. 

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Congratulations to Liam Brace and Jimmy Kozikowski for winning the 2017 Arizona Four Ball Championship!

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Don Reycroft (Senior), Dave Rasley (Legends) and John DelBrocco (Masters) are your 2017 Senior Match Play Champions.

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The Senior Match Play Championship will be held at Trilogy Golf Club. Players will be separated by Master, Senior & Legends Divisions. Sign up today!

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AGA Golf Days offer all types of golfers and their friends to play in a non-competitive, championship- quality setting at some of the regions finest private & public courses. Events are open to all members and guests of all skill level who want to participate in no pressure golf at a premier course. Bring a group of friends or join us as a single and we'll pair you with some future friends.

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Take a test drive at any Valley Acura Dealers and receive a complimentary round of golf AND dozen snell golf balls. Act fast! Offer ends Sept. 10, 2017

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This week marks the 117th U.S. Amateur Championship hosted at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. Follow those representing Arizona and stay up to date with news.

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Ken Tanigawa wins the 93rd Arizona Amateur Championship hosted by Moon Valley Country Club for his second title in just three years.

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Ken Tanigawa and Chad Wilcox will meet for a final match to determine the winner of the 93rd Arizona Amateur Championship. 

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The Arizona Golf Association is proud to announce a new partnership with Snell Golf, a golf ball company committed to developing premium golf balls at affordable, direct pricing. 

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Cheer on team Arizona as they compete in the 51st Pacific Coast Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay!  84-players compete to raise the Dr. Ed Updegraff Trophy as champion after 72 holes of stroke play on the US Open tested venue.

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The Arizona Four-Ball will be held at Camelback Golf Club on September 9-10. Teams will be flighted based on handicap.

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Congratulations to AGA Members Jake Chanen, Prescott Mann and John Souza who qualified and will play at Riviera Country Club for the 2017 USGA Amateur Championship. Good luck!!

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Joe Porter, 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee, passed away July 3rd 2017. Porter grew up playing golf around Arizona play in junior golf tournaments, leading his high school golf team in consecutive state championships, earning All- American honors on the ASU Men's Golf Team and then joining the PGA Tour. 

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"Some call Bob Jones the greatest of amateur golfers. When you consider winning majors, yes, he was. If it were only about love of the game, honor, competitiveness, intellect and spirit, then he may very well be in second place to Sandy Tatum, a perfect example of the person we should all aspire to become."

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Colton Estevez won the 2017 Falcon Amateur after posting a two-day total 136 (70, 66) at Falcon Dunes Golf Club.

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18-year-old Mason Andersen of Chandler proved worthy of competing with some of the best golfers in the world at the 117th U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills. 

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26-year-old Travis Milleman won the 2017 Arizona Mid-Amateur Championship after posting a three-day total 204 (66, 66, 72) at Seville Golf and Country Club in Gilbert.

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Congratulations to Mason Andersen for qualifying for the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. He finished 2nd at the Sectional Qualifier at Newport Beach Country Club and Big Canyon Country Club with a two-day total of 134 (64,70).

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Excel your golf game with this "do it yourself" manual that describes simple exercises that golfers can use to assess and train their movement patterns. The science behind the Athletic Fundamentals is all based on physics. 

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Southern Amateur: Bohdan Ponce (Open), Paige Peterson (Masters), Don Reycroft (Senior), and David Potthast (Legends).

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GHIN is currently down improving their system to better provide for their members. To post a score, go directly to the GHIN website.

The final results of the Father Son Tournament are now available. Congratulations to the 2017 champions Scott and Matthew McCarty of Scottsdale.

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Oska Wellness, a technology company committed to developing innovative consumer health and wellness products, is partnering with the AGA to promote Oska Pulse, a breakthrough wearable electromagnetic field device that eases pain.

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"We have worked so far for this and dreamed about this and worked for this every single day. And look us now – national champions.”

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Have you qualified to play in the 93rd Arizona Amateur Championship next week at Moon Valley Country Club? Sign up today!

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Ever wonder what course rating is and what all the number mean? Learn why course rating and slope rating are important to your round of golf.

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Representative, Paul Gosar, give speech for Cactus and Pine Annual Meeting.

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The AGA, Arizona Women's Golf Association and the Junior Golf Association of Arizona would like to celebrate a great year for golf and with a Play in May initiative and Arizona Golf Month.

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The two organizations have also established a working group of LPGA, PGA Tour, PGA European Tour, Ladies European Tour and PGA of America representatives to immediately begin a comprehensive review of broader video issues, including viewer call-ins, which arise in televised competitions

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Arizona native, Cody Ransom, talks baseball, golf and much more! Click here to see the Q & A AGA had with Ransom. 

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The USGA and The R&A are working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a single World Handicap System for the game.

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Experience the Vidanta Golf Course in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Click for Offer 

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Brian Baumgartner steps out of The Office to enjoy a little golf talk with staff member Joselyn Wojtalewicz. Find out what his favorite courses are and what one he hopes to one day play.s

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Combining the cool mountain air of Lake Tahoe’s best golf courses with the nightlife of Reno, Nevada, we’ve got exactly what you need to beat the heat this summer! Join us for the perfect couples getaway—or bring a buddy—and enjoy three rounds of golf (Old Greenwood, Grizzly Ranch and Gray’s Crossing) and a 3-night stay at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino in Reno. Two-player packages start at just $965! Give us a call to book your exclusive AZ Golf Association Stay & Play Package

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This week on Tee Talk Tuesday, we talk with Andre Roberts, an American football wide receiver and return specialist. Hear what his favorite and least favorite parts of golf are.

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Golf and gin go hand in hand! Pinnacle Peak Country Club has a game six days a week during the season and then usually four or five days a week during the summer break. The highlight of the season is the annual Gentlemen’s Gin championship. This year, the tournament made a few major changes in the scoring format, where players, play a round-robin straight game to 200 points, whereupon the winner gets 9 points, 10% of the difference in the score carried to the first decimal and both players get one point for every box won. The winner in the past has always been decided by just a few points.

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The Pride of a Father. The Love of a Wife. The Soul of a Rebel. The Heart of a Champion. Click here to win tickets!! 

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Former San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals shortstop, Ozzie Smith, is regarded as one of the greatest defensive players in baseball history. Ozzie Smith retired after 19 years with the most career assists and Gold Gloves for a shortstop.

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Take this opportunity to experience two of Arizona's private courses that, for over 40 years, have never been open to the public. Click to book a tee time.

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On our new segment of Tee Talk Tuesday, you will hear from different athletes and celebrities about how they got involved with golf, their dream foursome to play with and some tips to help you along the way. Stay connected with our Facebook and Instagram Account for special previews! 

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Become a member at Flagstaff Ranch and receive unlimited golf for you, your spouse and any unmarried children under the age of 25 – on a space available basis

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The AGA Handicap Department is pleased to announce an upcoming USGA Handicap Certification Seminar taking place on Wednesday, June 29th at the AGA office in Scottsdale. 

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All AGA members 50 & older with an USGA Handicap Index of 36.4 or less are invited to play in the 2017 Senior Cup Series. Click for more information

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The Father/Son Tournament is now full. Please continue to send in your entries ASAP to be placed on the wait list. OR register for our Parent/ Child event. 

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In an ever-changing landscape, the proposed new Rules of Golf will make the game more fun and easier to play.

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This study was coordinated by Cactus & Pine GCSA with the cooperation of the Club Managers Association of America and Southwest Section PGA.

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Wouldn't it be nice to have a driver that allowed your ball to go straight even when you hit the ball near the heel, hosel, sole or toe? Well now you can! The High Heat driver, designed by Dean Knuth, allows golfers of all handicap to improve their golf game by giving you the opportunity to see exactly where impact occured through the patented mirror face. 

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No rain storm could stop Mason Andersen from winning the 2017 San Tan Amateur. Click to view full results. 

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Exciting things are planned for ASU Golf and Papago Golf Course. Phil Mickelson will be designing a new state of the art practice facility.

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The Orthopedic Specialist at TOCA treat a wide variety of conditions pertaining to the body, including problems like arthritis, sports injuries, pack pain, leg and foot pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Our fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic doctors in Arizona are dedicated to the correction of deformities or functional impairments of the skeletal system.  

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Former ASU golfer, John Rahm, wins his first PGA Tour victory! Click more to read about his epic finish! 

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Congratulations to our 2017 AGA Championship winner, Trevor Werbylo, shooting 67, 68, 71; 206. Click here for the final results.  

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Eat at any Scottsdale & Tempe Portillo's locations on February 15th and mention JGAA. 20% of your order will be donated back to the Junior Golf Association of Arizona! 

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Talking Stick Golf Club will be unveiling two new course name this week as part as part of an initiative to provide a more culturally significant Native American golf experience for golfers

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We're excited to announce that the new GOLFTEC Tucson is now open! The new Center features a vibrant, updated interior, plus, enhanced fitting and equipment technology.

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