Arizona News & Events

  • THE PERFECT FIT OPENS AT RAVEN GOLF CLUB - PHOENIX

    New club-fitting facility helps golfers discover the best clubs for their swing for $225 Raven Golf Club - Phoenix and OB Sports recently announced the opening of The Perfect Fit, a new golf-club-fitting facility headed by long-time Arizona PGA Professional, Al Murdock. The outdoor facility allows Murdock to assess a golfer’s ball flight while a ...

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  • ED FRANCESE INDUCTED INTO SOUTHWEST SECTION PGA OF AMERICA HALL OF FAME

    Prominent Arizona golf industry leader, Ed Francese was recently inducted into the Southwest Section P.G.A of America Hall of Fame. Francese joined four other 2012 Hall of Fame inductees who were recognized at the recent Southwest Section Awards Dinner held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Southwest Section PGA Hall of Fame Committee, comprised of prominen ...

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  • Camp Soaring Eagle's Tee It Up for Children's Laughter Golf Event

    While kids all over the Valley of the Sun are starting to make their camp plans for the summer, there's another group of kids who can't make the same kind of plans so easily. These kids can only imagine the hikes, horseback riding, jumping in the pool and late night stories around the campfire. These kids have chronic and serious illnesses that ...

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  • 2012 RIO VERDE INVITATIONAL TO BE HELD AT RIO VERDE COUNTRY CLUB, MARCH 8-11

    3-DAY TOURNAMENT FEATURES 16 COLLEGIATE WOMEN'S TEAMS FROM THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY The 2012 Rio Verde Invitational a 54-hole golf tournament featuring 16 collegiate women's teams from across the country, will be held at Rio Verde Country Club, March 8-11. Practice rounds will take place on Thursday, Mar. 8, while tournament play will run from Frida ...

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  • NINE OB SPORTS-MANAGED GOLF COURSES HONORED AS 2012 GOLFWEEK'S BEST COURSES

    Nine courses at eight golf facilities managed by Scottsdale-based OB Sports Golf Management made the ranking of 2012 Golfweek's Best Courses. The courses were listed among the top 100 nationwide in two categories: Resort and Residential. Both courses at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club made the Resort ranking (Saguaro No. 19 and Cholla No. 50). The other two were L ...

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  • Ahwatukee Golf Properties Acquire Fifth Area Course: The Foothills Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona

    Ahwatukee Golf Properties announced the acquisition of The Foothills Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona. This latest acquisition marks the fifth facility the group owns and operates in the Ahwatukee-area of Phoenix. Designed by the internationally acclaimed duo of Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, The Foothills Golf Club boasts a par 72 championship golf course that ...

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  • Perfect Your Practice - Improve Your Results

    By Mike Malaska – Nicklaus Academies’ World-Wide Director of Instruction We can all agree that in this great game, perfection is simply unattainable. There are a million and one variables involved in this sport. However, the pursuit of perfection in your practice habits may very well make you more consistent, and consistency is the second ...

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  • Introducing the AMATEUR ASSOCIATION OF ARIZONA GOLFERS

    In late 2010, the Amateur Association of Arizona Golfers (AAAG) was developed to protect and grow the game of golf in Arizona. The AAAG services its members on a local level in the area of handicapping and playing opportunities. The association will expand its programs in many areas to fully service amateur golfers in the months and years to come. ...

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  • The 2011 PGA of America National Teacher of the Year

    NICKLAUS ACADEMIES WORLD-WIDE DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION, MIKE MALASKA, NAMED RECIPIENT OF THE 2011 PGA OF AMERICA NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR Mike Malaska, the PGA Director of Instruction at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club in Superstition, Arizona, who pioneered a standard of physical fitness evaluation for all golfers that evolved in ...

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  • U.S. Army Veteran Wins Swing for SNAG Dream Vacation

    SWING FOR SNAG RAFFLE GRAND PRIZE WINNER ANNOUNCED United States Army Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient Wins Dream Vacation Michael Leibold, a United States Army Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, current program training coordinator in Kabul, Afghanistan and avid golfer, was awarded the grand prize in the recently held Swing For SNAG raffl ...

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