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Get Last Minute Tee Times Via Text

By • Sep 17th, 2009 • Posted in Golf News

It is a great way for golf courses to communicate with their database to fill last minute tee times. The golf courses are allowed to send one message per day and can actually send information about anything.



Arizona Golf Goes Green

By • Sep 8th, 2009 • Posted in Golf News

The partnership with Solar Motion Labs means the SWSPGA is doing its part to build a clean energy economy. This relationship gives Arizona golf courses the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint on the planet, maximize potential economic incentives and tax benefits of purchasing a solar product, and become more energy efficient in the long run.



Raven South Mountain – The Perfect Arizona Golf Course

By • Jun 23rd, 2009 • Posted in Course Reviews

The Raven at South Mountain is a course golfers of all skill levels can appreciate. This course offers ample birdie and bogey opportunities for weathered and beginner golfers alike. Each 9 offers a distinct variety of holes, long and short, challenging and enjoyable. The Raven at South Mountain, totaling 7,078 yards, is the perfect choice for a casual Sunday afternoon round with friends.



Another Name Expected to Dominate LPGA Leaderboards…

By • Jun 12th, 2009 • Posted in Golf News

Blumenherst, winner of the 2008 U.S. Women’s Amateur, will make her pro debut June 11-14 in the Michelob Ultra Duramed Futures Players Championship. Later this month, she will make her LPGA Tour debut as a pro June 25-28 in the Wegmans



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

By • Jun 8th, 2009 • Posted in Golf News

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.



Free Lettuce Wraps – Thanks Baird

By • Jun 2nd, 2009 • Posted in Golf News

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 • Posted in Golf News

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 • Posted in Golf News

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.



Kierland Golf Course: The Complete Package

By • May 26th, 2009 • Posted in Course Reviews

The signature hole at Kierland Golf Club is without question the 9th at Acacia. With the pristine and award-winning Westin Kierland Resort looming behind the green, this par-5 will test any golfer. One thing I have always loved is a par-5 in which you can see the green in plain view—this is certainly the case here. From the elevated tee you can practically see your reflection in the 15th floor windows of the hotel.



Golf Club of Estrella: Luxury Fit to a Tee

By • Feb 25th, 2009 • Posted in Course Reviews

This isn’t a well-kept secret, and my praise shouldn’t shock you. Golfweek Magazine recognized The Golf Club of Estrella as the No. 7 “Best Golf Courses You Can Play in Arizona” in 2008. Estrella also received accolades for the No. 7 “Best Arizona Public Golf Courses” by RANKING ARIZONA. Most residents are surprised when they learn the Club is public. It’s true—this desert gem is a prestigious and affordable golf destination located just 40 minutes southwest of downtown Phoenix.