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Step Over Fathers…June’s Not All About You This Year

By • Jun 8th, 2009

June is American Express Women’s Golf Month. Now in its fifth year, American Express Women’s Golf Month is a precedent-setting collaboration of the nation’s top golf organizations aimed at increasing the participation of women in golf.



SunRidge Canyon: Climbs Up The Ranks

By • Jun 6th, 2009

What makes this Keith Foster design so different from the rest is how the course sits on the eastern slope of the McDowell Mountains. This creates numerous holes that feature elevation change, canyons and target style desert golf that you expect to see while in Arizona.



PING—A Celebrated Name in the Arizona Community

By • Jun 4th, 2009

The Arizona Manufacturer’s Council (AMC) announced PING as Manufacturer of the Year and Universal Avionics as outstanding small manufacturer. Both companies were honored at a luncheon at the end of May at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort.



Free Lettuce Wraps – Thanks Baird

By • Jun 2nd, 2009

One man’s precision with a long iron results in a free feeding frenzy for all Americans. PGA Tour player Briny Baird teed off the top of the Omni Hotel roof in San Diego and accurately hit eight out of ten balls inside a bullseye 230 yards below in the Petco Park outfield.



Lady Sun Devil Golfers Bring Home the Gold

By • Jun 1st, 2009

Arizona State University head women’s golf coach Melissa Luellen has been honored as the National Coach of the Year by the National Golf Coaches Association following her team’s victory in the NCAA Championship in late May. Luellen was also honored as the West Region Coach of the year and was named Pac-10 Conference Coach of the Year for the third time in the last four years.



Calling All Arizona Amateurs…

By • May 29th, 2009

The Arizona Golf Association (AGA) launched their all new Mid-Am Series in early May and it will run thru September. These are one-day, 18-hole events for amateurs 25 and older. There will be three events in June, one in July, two in August and the finale will take place at Desert Forest Golf Club in September.



Aerification in Arizona

By • May 22nd, 2009

Aerification is a short term maintenance procedure that pulls the core from the greens leaving tiny visible holes around the greens and fairways that may affect the course for days to come. The end result of this process creates more air space and promotes deeper rooting, which promotes grass health. Two major points are accomplished from aerification, relief of soil compaction and improvement of soil mixture.



Fall in Scottsdale: Overseeding Comes Around Yet Again

By • Apr 6th, 2009

No one wants to travel to Scottsdale in the winter to play a brown and dried up golf course! It’s important to understand the meaning of overseeding and how it affects the local golf courses.



The FBR Open: The Greatest Show On Grass

By • Oct 30th, 2008

During the first week of February come and enjoy what most say is the “Greatest Show On Grass,” the FBR Open sporting the largest spectator crowds on the PGA TOUR.



Papago Golf Course Renovations Expect Huge Praise

By • Sep 15th, 2008

Papago Golf Course, known to Arizona locals as the one of the top municipal golf courses in the Valley of the Sun, is undergoing an $8-million renovation to bring back pristine conditions and beauty.