In less than one full year, a number of junior golf success stories emerged from the OB Sports Golf Academy at Longbow Golf Club. Five students received Division-I college scholarships and one was offered an early commitment for 2011. Two students, Mina Harigae and Sun Gyoung Park, competed in the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open at Oakmont Country Club. Park, competing as an amateur, made a hole in one on the 175-yard, par-3 sixth hole.
Yet another reason to admire Annika Sorenstam – she makes great wines. ANNIKA Vineyards, a joint venture between Sorenstam and family-owned Wente Vineyards, launched in 2009 with the release of an elegant, full-bodied 2006 Syrah. It begs for a big, juicy steak – or some velvety, extra dark chocolate -to match its richness.
Phil’s Grill at Grayhawk Golf Club boasts an impressive collection of golf memorabilia lining the walls and a menu to make you drool. Named after legend Phil Mickelson, this clubhouse has palette-pleasers like baby back pork ribs smothered in prickly pear barbecue sauce and Southwestern chicken and pasta. The extensive wine list, choice of draft beers and selection of tequilas also makes this the perfect spot for happy hour, or as it’s known at Phil’s Grill, the emergency round.
The Desert Junior Golf Tour (DJGT), founded in the fall of 2002 by Dan and Camilla Plunkett, gives boys and girls between the ages of 8-19 the opportunity to compete in nationally ranked tournaments, showcase their talents and receive national recognition at a very reasonable cost. Tournaments are held at first-class, championship-caliber golf courses, organized and operated by professionally trained tournament staff.
OB Sports-managed Eagle Mountain Golf Club recently announced the continuation of their popular advanced booking tee time offer for 2011 that provides substantial savings to golfers who make their reservations early. “It’s similar to airline models where you get a lower fare when you book in advance.” said Jeremy Hayman, Head Golf Professional. “But in our case, golfers only need to book at least 8 days in advance on our official website to take advantage of significant savings – as much as $120 per foursome.”
If you’re looking for authentic Mexican cuisine during your Tucson golf trip, you’ll find it at Café Poca Cosa. Located in downtown Tucson, this casual, cozy bistro is lively and unique.
Suzanna Davila, a native of Guaymas, Sonora, puts her heart and soul into her business. Suzanna uses authentic regional flavors and the freshest ingredients, purchased daily, to provide a compelling and delicious take on the cuisine of her native land.
When we locals refer to Northern Arizona, we’re talking about Prescott, Sedona and Flagstaff, the parts of our State that actually experience all four seasons. Traveling to northern Arizona means you’ll leave the 60 foot saguaros of the desert for 60 foot ponderosa pines of the mountains. It is a very different experience than the desert in Central and Southern Arizona.
Prescott and Sedona offer a break from desert golf. It’s about a 90 minute drive from Phoenix/Scottsdale so you can go up and back in one day. But if you want to extend your stay, there are plenty of places to rest and relax.