Amateur Summer Time Fun – Tournaments Abound This Summer

Amateur Association of Arizona GolfersDid you know the first televised golf tournament was the U.S. Open in 1947 and the total purse was around $25,000? Things have certainly changed. Technology has also evolved from hickory to graphite and from a golf ball stuffed with feathers to now high tech plastic and rubber. All this makes the game of golf a ton of fun.

As players become consumed by golf, the Amateur Association of Arizona Golfers is here to help you take your game to the next level by creating playing opportunities for men and women golfers of all skill levels. The AAAG welcomes members and non-members to participate in association events.

With a full compliment of playing opportunities including the January Best Ball, Short Course Classic, March Stroke Play, May Aggregate and Summer Interclub, golfers are truly treated to variety of formats at great golf courses.

Most recently in the March Stroke Play, players competed for low gross and net honors at Sundance Golf Club. Leading the way with a low gross score of 74 was Brian Burshiem. Low net honors went to Bob Paul with a 69. Congratulations also go out to Tyler Apps and Al Mayhew who were closest to the pin winners.

The May Aggregate on Cinco de Mayo certainly provides a unique format for teams of two players. On the first six holes the high handicap player score will count, the middle six holes will be the aggregate of both players and the final six holes will be that of the low handicap player.

Moving forward this summer, member clubs will be invited to participate in the AAAG Interclub. Clubs will field a team of 12 players and compete in a series of events that feature divisional, regional and a championship event where the Interclub Cup will be awarded along with bragging rights until the Summer of 2013.

The AAAG is truly committed to creating fun and interesting events for every type of player. For more information about the Amateur Association of Arizona Golfers including a list of member clubs, upcoming events and online registration, please visit us online at

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