Don Rea – Baseball’s Loss is Arizona Golf’s Gain

Don Rea – Baseball’s Loss is Arizona Golf’s Gain

Choosing Don Rea, managing partner at Augusta Ranch Golf Club, as the 2nd recipient of the AZGA Golf Star award was easy. You won’t meet another golf industry person more enthusiastic about growing the game and making sure customers are happy than Don. Don’s first love was not golf, it was baseball …

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Tucson Back in the Saddle for 2012 WGC – Accenture Match Play

Tucson Back in the Saddle for 2012 WGC – Accenture Match Play

Tucson has dodged the “high, hard one’’ once again after the PGA Tour announced on Monday that the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is returning to the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain near Marana for 2012. There was one significant change, however, as the Tour also announced that long-time …

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Midwest Ethics & Bold Plan Make Rio Verde Country Club “Home, Sweet Home”

Midwest Ethics & Bold Plan Make Rio Verde Country Club “Home, Sweet Home”

Rio Verde, AZ – The likelihood of a near-global economic collapse in 2006 was the furthest thing from their minds when Rio Verde Country Club’s membership voted to retain Tom Lehman and his design team to renovate its two 18-hole championship courses. The cost, estimated at a hefty $6 million …

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Will Inaugural Founders Cup Be “One and Done”?

Will Inaugural Founders Cup Be “One and Done”?

After winning last year’s Lorena Ochoa Invitational, South Korea’s In Kung Kim, now known as I.K. Kim, donated her entire $220,000 check to charity. It was a gesture that drew international acclaim. This week, the LPGA is taking this unique concept a step further, as the 132 women playing in the inaugural R.R. Donnelley’s LPGA …

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Phoenix Country Club Pro Shop in “Top 100”

Phoenix Country Club Pro Shop in “Top 100”

Golf World Magazine Awards Phoenix Country Club Pro Shop “Top 100” Status Phoenix, AZ – The Phoenix Country Club, an iconic landmark in the heart of Phoenix, was named one of the “Top 100 Golf Shops” in the United States by Golf World magazine. The award, given to 100 Pro Shops annually since 1986, is …

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“Hogan” Chooses SunRidge Canyon Golf Club

“Hogan” Chooses SunRidge Canyon Golf Club

The excellent adventure of playing SunRidge Canyon’s spectacular golf course just got better. A native Red-Tailed Hawk, called Hogan by SunRidge staff, has taken up winter residence at the Club. “Perched atop the Clubhouse roof, Hogan keeps an eye on our daily activities around the Club” reports Derrick Crawford, Director of Operations for SunRidge.

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XONA Offers Tour Experience for the Avid Player

XONA Offers Tour Experience for the Avid Player

The golf experts at XONA have crafted a stay and play package that tees you up on the stellar courses the PGA, Champions and LPGA Tours play when they’re in town. “The XONA TOUR Package is a simple way for the avid amateur player to experience a few days of professional golf’s tour-like conditioning” says Steve Nicodemus, a former PGA Tour caddy and resident XONA Resort Suites golf sage. The package includes three nights at XONA, three rounds of golf, breakfast each morning and they even throw in a $20 food and beverage credit for each player. So if you’re thinking about getting out of the cold and into the sun anytime between now and March, connect with Steve at 480.585.1234 or snicodemus@xonaresort.com.

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