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From the Executive Director’s Desk

by Ed Gowan

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nclosed you will find the anticipated schedules for overseeding throughout Arizona Golf. We enjoy sharing this information with all so you can plan your fall golf. We say “anticipated” as circumstances, weather and water availability can impact when courses actually do the overseeding. There are considerations this year which likely will cause some courses to vary from their current plans. Among them are the current monsoon rains, among the best in memory, which have made our immediate water issues seem irrelevant; but, the recent statement that the State of Arizona will implement drought restrictions beginning in October may affect many. Lastly, courses may choose to either delay their process while removing turf or decide to reconsider areas of coverage in anticipation of future drought restrictions on the table. You will see more of this information in the future through the Arizona Alliance for Golf (all AGA members are complimentary members of AAG) as we fight for the future of golf in the desert. We have several articles of interest inside, especially our tournament results from the Summer and Fall schedules. A few dates to remember are the Hall of Fame Dinner November 23rd at Paradise Valley CC with recipients John Gunby, Tina Tombs, Mark Woodward and the Desert Mashies; the Club Team Cham-

season. Take advantage while you can, as the winter promises to be busy with more corporate golf returning on top of the demand we experienced all of last year... great for Arizona.

AZ GOLF Insider Digital Edition EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OFFICERS PRESIDENT.................................... Bob McNichols VICE PRESIDENT.................................. Tim Brown VICE PRESIDENT ......................... Michelle Cross SECRETARY.......................................... John Souza TREASURER...................................... Tim Hulscher GENERAL COUNSEL............................ Greg Mast

pionship at Seville on December 6th (Entries for the two-player teams in September, qualifying rounds in November). The rescheduled trip to Danzante Bay at the end of January (27-30) will begin taking reservations once American Airlines confirms flight schedules next month. We have an interesting summary of Fall preparations from We-Ko-Pa to explain a golf course perspective on overseeding. Note also the STK promotion, now one of our partners. They hosted our first “Pairings Party” ahead of the amateur, a practice likely to continue with Majors in 2022. Look for more on the return of Los Caballeros, twenty-five years ago a “must play” for every good player at least once a year. After falling into the ranks of the forgotten due to lack of interest by ownership and poor conditioning, this wonderful and challenging course is rising from the grave thanks to new ownership who love golf. The renovations have begun, reminding us that a great golf course can be playable for everyone… just pick the right tees! The good news is that many courses now are offering playing options through the AGA’s UnderPar offerings for the early Fall

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS Jackie Bertsch, Vera Ciancola, Barbara Fitzgerald, Bryan Hoops, Jerry Huff, Mark Jeffery, Mike Kane, Leslie Kramer, Ann Martin, Scott McNevin AGA STAFF Ed Gowan, David Bataller, Anj Brown, Alexa Cerra, Le Ann Finger, Tim Eberlein, Caleigh Essert, Ryan Hyland, Sharon Goldstone, Lucas Kauffman, Vivian Kelley, Mike Mason, Derek McKenzie, Chris Montgomery, Robyn Noll, Logan Rasmussen, Alex Tsakiris, Susan Woods PARTNERSHIP CONTACT Chris Montgomery.................... (602) 872-7011 NATIONAL ADVERTISING CONTACT Brian Foster.................................. (602) 909-7799 THE AZGOLF INSIDER STAFF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF.......................... David Bataller AGA EDITOR.......................................... Anj Brown CONTRIBUTORS David Bataller, Anj Brown, Ed Gowan, Rob Myers, Ben Reynolds, Gary Van Sickle

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