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 The USGA and The R&A have published the finalized interpretation on the use of green-reading materials in golf, which take effect on Jan. 1, 2019.

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2-Person Scramble and Shamble. Click here to register for the 2018 Corral Invitational. 

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24 players all tied for 1 available spot! On the latest segment of Ed Talks we hear the play-by-play on how this years U.S. Amateur finally settled its field of 64. It was an epic playoff and our very own Ed Gowan was intimately involved.

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Troon North Golf Club's award-winning Pinnacle Course will reopen for daily-fee play on Friday, October 5th

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Play the best courses at the best rates by purchasing your Troon Card today!

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Two-time Arizona Amateur Champion and 2015 AGA Player of the Year, Ken Tanigawa, clinches first victory during his rookie season on the PGA Champions Tour

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 Click here to place your order for the newest addition of Rules of Golf Book.

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GEORGE BOUTELL, 74, passed away on September 16, 2018 in Scottsdale. George’s interests were many with golf and musical theater topping the list. 

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Trevor Lewis, 15, of Prescott, outlasted older brother, Riley, 17, to take first place in the Boy Championship division. Trevor Lewis, 15, of Prescott, outlasted older brother, Riley, 17, to take first place in the Boy Championship division

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The USGA accepted 4,709 applicants and Arizona managed to clinch eight of the 238 available spots

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Click here to see full results & photos from the 2018 Goldwater Cup Matches!

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The Arizona Golf Association has partnered up with Sullivan Golf Travel to create an unforgettable international experience to the home of golf, Scotland. 

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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 charities from all over the valley.

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Publcations feature most significant changes to Rules of Golf in more that 60 years! Click here for more details. 

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Join us as the AGA Member Days takes a trip south of the boarder!

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Darren Fletcher and Jarrett Foote managed to overcome a close battle and clinch the Arizona Four-Ball title at Camelback Country Club. Bud Roche and Dwight Hietala picked up the senior division title.

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Check out the third lesson in our 4-part series  with Jeremy Anderson as he helps two AGA staff members improve their game at the beginner and intermediate levels of golf.

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

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Arizona's own Mark Coward, Dirk Maust, Jeff New, and John Schaller are amongst the 156 golfers taking on the ultimate test of senior amateur golf

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Kling breaks through in 10th event this season; Menne posts six wins in last six events entered on JGAA schedule.

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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.

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Click here for more information on the Rules Modernization Seminars hosted by AGA along with the full seminar schedule. 

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Team Arizona, representing the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA), won the 50th Hogan Cup, contested August 11-12 at Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland, Ore.

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 The U.S. Championship returns to the iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Club this week, and Arizona has a strong set of players in the field.

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The Arizona Four-Ball Championship is headed back to Camelback Golf Club. Open & Senior Division tees & prizes. CLICK HERE to register

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You now have access to the lowest prices guaranteed on everything travel and you'll never pay retail prices for event tickets again!

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After six days, eight rounds, and 118 holes at Tonto Verde Golf Course, Jake Chanen walked off the greens on the 18th as the 94th Arizona Amateur Champion.

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144 of Arizona’s top amateur golfers will complete for the 94th Arizona Amateur Championship title.

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Sometimes your game is a reflection of your physical fitness, and one of the best ways to give your game a boost is to improve your fitness routine. Here are 9 outstanding exercises for a better golf game.

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 Brian Blanchard and Donald Kay are headed to Pebble Beach to compete in the 2018 U.S. Amateur Championship

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Through a partnership with Affinity Travel, AGA members can now receive great prices on travel, entertainment, sporting events, movies and more! Check our latest program that adds value to your membership.

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Registration for the AGA Players Cup Championship, on November 10th-11th, is now open to all AGA members.

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Ziyi Wang, Kaylee Benton, Alice Duan, and Sophie Hausmann finish in a four-way tie to secure their tickets to the Women's Amateur Championship.

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The 2018 Southwest PGA Match Play Championship is scheduled to take place July 16-18 at Ancala Country Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Section’s first major of the season begins with 60 Southwest PGA Professionals competing in a 64-player field bracket. The top four seeds received opening round byes – Michael Hopper (1), Dennis Downs (2), Matt VanCleave (3) and Craig Hocknull (4).

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Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, is pleased to announce its new partnership with Seven Canyons in Sedona, Ariz.. As part of the relationship, club members will enjoy access to extraordinary golf and lifestyle benefits at numerous Troon Privé-managed courses around the world.

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Andersen,Feagles, and Quezada punch their tickets to Pebble Beach as they qualify for the 2018 U.S. Amateur Chamionship

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Congratulations to Mason Glinski, the overall champion of the 2018 Southern Amateur Tournament at Ventana Canyon in Tucson. Click to see full results from all divisions. 

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The first round of the U.S Senior Open got underway this morning and AGA’s Brad Wayment and, two-time Arizona Amateur Champion, Ken Tanigawa are among the field of 156 players challenging the greens.

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The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced tee times for the first two rounds of the 2018 U.S. Senior Open Championship, Thursday(June 28) and Friday (June 29), at 7,264-yard, par-70 The Broadmoor (East Course).

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New Mexico State rising senior, Mike McGilton, holes out at the 2018 Arizona Amateur at Falcon Dunes Golf Club to clinch the win.

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 Click here for Pairings and tee times for round one of the 2018 Falcon Am

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Tim Kloenne has been named the 27th recipient of the Southwest PGA PING Anser Award, recognizing an individual whose positive efforts have influenced the history of the game in Arizona. 

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Arizona is home to amazing junior golfers, as is evidenced by the fact four will be competing in the upcoming U.S. Junior Championships. Ashley Menne, Elizabeth Caaldarelli, Kelly Su and Baylee Tayles qualify for U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. Samuel Salisbury qualifies for the U.S. Junior Amateur.

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The 100o+ heat didn’t stop Bryan Hoops from firing a final round of 68 (-3) to capture the trophy and title of 2018 Arizona Mid-Amateur Championship. Hoops is no stranger to the Kachina doll trophy, as it was his third Arizona Mid-Amateur victory, also winning in 2005 and 2016.  Hoops was the only player in the field to score under par all three rounds, including scores of 68- 69- 68, for a total of 205.

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Troon North Golf Club’s award-winning Pinnacle Course is undergoing a four-month course enhancement project. The course closed on June 5, 2018 and is expected to reopen in October. The Monument course, which underwent a similar improvement project last summer, will remain open for daily-fee play this summer.

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The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced tee times for the first two rounds of the 2018 U.S. Open Championship, Thursday (June 14) and Friday (June 15), at 7,440-yard, par-70 Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.

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BANK OF HOPE FOUNDER'S CUP CELEBRATES WOMEN'S GOLF DAY
WITH WHAT'S FORE LUNCH NETWORKING EVENT

The Bank of Hope Founders Cup is proud to present its second What's Fore Lunch networking event in celebration of Women's Golf Day. The women's networking event will take place on Tuesday, June 5th at Camelback Golf Club from 11am until 3pm and feature food, friends and plenty of fun.

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The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that 23 additional golfers, including U.S. Amateur champions Matthew Fitzpatrick, Bryson DeChambeau and Peter Uihlein, have earned full exemptions into the 2018 U.S. Open Championship, to be played June 14-17 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. These exemptions bring the number of fully exempt players to 77.

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USGA Accepts More Than 2,700 Entries for 39th U.S. Senior Open Championship

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that it has accepted 2,738 entries for the 39th U.S. Senior Open Championship, scheduled for June 28-July 1, 2018 at The Broadmoor (East Course) in Colorado Springs, Colo. Eleven past champions are among the 75 players who are currently fully exempt into the championship.

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This year, in collaboration with its Allied Golf Association network, the USGA will host and invite local communities to participate in dedicated regional PLAY9 days each month, beginning on May 9. Golfers can find a golf course in their community that offers a nine-hole rate at usga.org/play9. The course finder identifies nine-hole facilities as well as 18-hole golf courses that offer a nine-hole rate.

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Thanks to the Ak-Chin Indian Community the World Long Drive Association is making its first ever tour stop in Arizona, bringing 400+ yard drives and national television coverage on Golf Channel to the Grand Canyon State. The “Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun” will be taking place May 11-15, 2018, adjacent to Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle. Register to participate or enjoy the show for FREE!

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Arizona Golf Association, the official governing body of amateur golf in Arizona, is excited to announce a new partnership with Capstone Homes. Capstone Homes will become a sponsor of a minimum of (7) AGA’s member events including the AGA Golf Days and the 59th Annual Father and Son event.

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View results from the 2018 Western Amateur

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No need to travel hours to enjoy a vacation. Arizona Golf Association has partnered up with countless resorts and golf complex's to provide you with vacation on a budget. 

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The Mountain Shadows Resort & Spa’s Arizona Golf Association summer Staycation package starts at $129 per night.

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The Omni Tucson National Resort’s Arizona Golf Association summer Staycation Includes 25% off accommodations and golf throughout the summer. Ask for rate code “AGA”

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The Wigwam Golf Resort’s Arizona Golf Association summer Staycation package start at $169 per night for double occupancy


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    The El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort’s Arizona Golf Association summer Staycation packages start at $225 for double & $172 for single occupancy

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    Rusty Brown (70-71-71—212) captures AGA Championship, after three-for-one playoff. The 2nd annual AGA Championship was hosted by Randolph Golf Complex– North Course, April 6-8, 2018 and is the first of five AGA Major Championships of the 2018 AGA TOUR Season powered by True Spec Golf. Brown outlasted 36-hole leader Nick Hedman (68-71-73) and Chad Wilcox (71-71-70) in two playoff holes, sticking his approach close and sinking the clinching, birdie putt, on the second go-round.

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    As the official sponsor of the 2018 Players Cup Events, True Spec Golf will provide on-site fitting services at select AGA Players Cup events throughout the year. Each player will also receive a complimentary driver or putter fitting of their choice through September 30th, 2018.

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    Imperial is the “Official Headwear of the Arizona Golf Association” under the new agreement and provides headwear to participants in the AGA’s premier competitive events in 2018.

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    GA Jr. League registration is now open at golf facilities in the Arizona & Las Vegas. Spots are limited and the season starts soon, so sign up today!

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    Click here for more information on the Stroke Play Championship

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    Become an AGA member and receive all of the benefits of staying at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa including unlimited golf!

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    Arizona Golf Association is excited to announce exclusive discounted tickets for Arizona Diamondbacks games throughout the 2018 season. AGA members can receive special discounts on tickets to have experiences that last a lifetime to our Major League Baseball team the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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    Watch and read the biggest changes to the rules since 1984! 

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    Cavalia Odysseo is a Cirque Du Soleil-style equestrian show with spectacular acrobats, beautiful horses and a multimedia show that will be an experience of a lifetime. Enter to win a pair of VIP Gold Tickets to Cavalia Odysseo 

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    The World Handicap System (WHS) aims to bring six different handicap systems together into a single set of Rules for Handicapping, enabling golfers of different abilities to play and compete on a fair and equal basis, no matter how or where they play.

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    This is the vision to unify the six different handicap systems in use around the world into one single World Handicap System. The proposed new system will enable all golfers to compete or ply socially on level terms with anyone, regardless of where they are from around the world, thereby providing greater enjoyment of the sport.

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    The way golfers around the world will calculate their handicaps is set to be transformed by a new system developed by the USGA and The R&A, with key features. 

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    Please join us for the 2018 Annual Meeting and Awards dinner to be held Thursday, February 15th at Phoenix Country Club. The meeting begins at 4:15pm. If you just want to join us for the Awards dinner, that begins with cocktails @ 5:00pm and dinner at 6:00 pm. Those who received an invitation to join us, the evening is compliments of the Arizona Golf Association. The cost for guests and other interested members is $40.00. 

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    Don’t miss your opportunity to own a home located on the 11th fairway of the Boulders Resort Golf Course, world-renowned as one of the finest, golf, tennis and spa resorts.

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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 Ak-Chin Indian Community has partnered with the World Long Drive Association (WLDA) to host the “Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun” on Monday and Tuesday, May 14 and 15, 2018. A portion of the officially sanctioned WLDA event will be televised in primetime on Golf Channel on Tuesday, May 15th. The Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun will take place adjacent to Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino on a natural grass golf range (with stadium seating) being constructed for the event.

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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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    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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    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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