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ON THE COVER: Play thru Omni Tucson Naonal this summer, one of several courses throughout the area offering summer promoons to our readers. See page 4.


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IT’S A BUYER’S MARKET Don’t miss out this time

When the Seller’s were demanding top dollar for their homes in 2005, the Buyer’s were coming in flock’s to buy houses. Now, the interest rates are still low, the prices have rolled back and there are many homes to choose from – DON’T MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY to buy when the time is RIGHT!!

GREAT VALUE IN ORO VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB BEST BUY in Oro Valley CC Estates! Charming custom built home on the golf course offers 2338 SF, 3BR/2BA with spacious open great room with soaring ceilings. Beautiful east-facing patio with lush landscape make this the perfect AZ outdoor living.


Our team doesn’t just sell golf properties! Whether you are looking for the smoking deal in a golf community, need a place to house your horse, or simply want to find the “best buy” around, we can help!! Here are just a few homes we have available that fit the bill for almost anyone.

THREE TO CHOOSE FROM IN OMNI TUCSON NATIONAL Beautifully renovated townhome on golf course with mountain views & just steps from community pool. 3BR/2BA, loaded with upgrades & everything new in a 24/7 gated community.


SUPERB HORSE PROPERTY Cowboy Cool is what you'll say when you see this country living on 1.5 acres conveniently close to everything. Never been lived in new home boasts metal roof, 3-car garage, storage shed, travertine & wood floors, beamed ceilings, wrap around porches, gourmet kitchen w/ granite, stainless steel appl & commercial gas stove and VIEWS!

Well maintained home on the golf course in popular Fairway Heights. 2 BR+Den/2BA, open greatroom and bright, cheery kitchen with eat-in nook. Screened in porch w/ lots of shade and side patio with mountain views!



POPULAR MONTERRA Short-sale opportunity in popular Oro Valley neighborhood! Spacious 1849 SF, 3B+Den/2BA home with pool, spa, ramada and huge pie-shaped lot. Located on quiet cul-de-sac.


Stunning SW contemporary home on the fairway with mountain vista views screams quality throughout! 4BR/2.5 BA, huge living areas, luxurious master suite, fab kitchen and the best in AZ outdoor living make this the perfect match for your golf course dream home.


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For decades, the beautiful resort surroundings of Tucson National has long been a place for champions. With two distinct 18-hole courses and home to the storied PGA Tucson Open, one can revel in its uniquely rewarding club experience, including $30 million in newly appointed amenities, a collection of 79 Mountain Vista guestrooms, 4-Star Mobil rated Spa and award-winning Bob's Steak & Chop House. (520) 297-2271

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The summer sun is heang up, and so are the savings! Summer is the perfect me to take advantage of all that Southern Arizona has to offer; and we’ve partnered with some of our area’s best golf courses, resorts and eateries, to offer our readers incredible savings. On the following pages, you will find promoons, ads and informaon to help you, our reader, find the best deals in town.

The Cañada Golf Course at the Hilton El Conquistador, one of several courses throughout the area offering summer promoons to our readers.

DESERT GOLFING Southern Arizona is home to hundreds of topnotch golf courses with a design for every level of golfer, and now is the time to play. From public courses to private resorts, choose a day on the links or a weekend retreat. With these prices, you’ll feel like you’re splurging, without breaking your pocketbook.

 Arizona National Golf Club Home course of the University of Arizona Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Golf Teams. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. 9777 E. Sabino Greens Drive Tucson, AZ 85749 520-749-3636

SOUTHERN ARIZONA TEE TIMES MAGAZINE  WWW.SATTMag.COM 25% off current rack rate. Also offering a Two “Fore” Tuesday!!! Buy one green fee, get one free!! Offer good through September 27th, 2009. Some restrictions apply. Semi-Private Golf Club, locker room facilities, state of the art indoor teaching facility, full practice area. Please call for current membership specials.

 Wyndham Canoa Ranch Resort Discover the ultimate destination for unforgettable Arizona Golf Vacations! 5775 S. Camino del Sol Green Valley, AZ 85614 520-625-1642

Book a night in a standard room for $99 at the Wyndham Canoa Ranch Resort and receive a $99 Resort Credit. Resort credit good for golf, driving range, Grill on the Green, and beverage cart.

Driving Range Course is in VERY good condition! Beverage cart on course Thursday thru Sunday Restaurant is open Wednesday thru Sunday

Upgrade to a 1 bedroom suite for $129, or a 2 bedroom suite for $159! Offer expires soon.

 Pusch Ridge Golf Course

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 Crooked Tree Golf Course Crooked Tree is the place to be this summer for all your golfing needs. Voted by Golf Digest readers as one of the best places to play in 2006, 2007 and 2008. 9101 N. Thornydale Rd. Tucson, AZ 85719 520-744-3366 We are offering our summer special effective June 1st through September 31st. After 11:00 am it will cost our golfers $18 to walk 18 holes or $26 to ride 18, or $12 to walk nine and $17 to ride nine everyday of the week. Price includes all taxes and fees.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill & Crooked Tree Golf Course presents the TGIF Scramble! When: Every Friday this summer beginning June 5th Time: 12:00 pm Format: 18 Hole 2 Man Team Scramble No Greens Fee, No Cart Fee Entry Fee: $15 per person $5 Mulligan ($1 per person) Pay out to championship team, 1st flight, and 2nd flight. *Winning teams receive gift cards toward golf shop merchandise. Limited Field, Sign Up Early Call the Golf Shop @ 744-3366 X 1

 Kino Springs Golf Club 187 Kino Springs Dr. Nogales, AZ 85621 520-287-8701 or 800-732-5751 Regular Rate: $30 Before Noon/$25 After. Southern Arizona Tee Times readers will receive a discounted rate of $25 Before Noon/$20 After

10000 N. Oracle Rd Tucson, AZ 85704 520-544-1700 Four for $60 18 holes Offer Expires August 15, 2009 This fee includes Green Fee and Golf Car. For Reservations please call 520544-1700 or book online at *Must have coupon to get these rates.

 Shadow Mountain Golf Course 1105 East Irene Street Pearce, Arizona 85625 Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun: 2 For $40 Tues-Thurs: 2 For $25 Noon to Dark Everyday: 2 For $25

 Omni Tucson Nat’l Resort & Spa 2727 West Club Drive Tucson, AZ 85742 520-297-2271 Summer Promotion: “Dollar for Dollar” Match. For every dollar spent towards accommodations this summer, the resort will match that value in golf, dining or spa credit. For your summer escape, call 800-THE OMNI and ask for the “Dollar for Dollar Match” or visit Offer valid from May 17 to September 7, 2009 “Drive & Dine” only $65/person Enjoy 18 holes of golf and your choice of breakfast or lunch at CONTINUED ON PG. 6 WWW.SATTMag.COM  SOUTHERN ARIZONA TEE TIMES MAGAZINE


CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE The Omni Tucson National Resort for only $65 per person (taxes not included). Have breakfast before you play at The Fiesta Room, or enjoy a legendary lunch at Legends Bar & Grill. (Valid May 25th-Sept 7th, 2009. Tax and gratuity not included. Subject to availability, certain restrictions apply, lighter fare menu will apply at Legends.)

Call 520-877-2315 and ask for the Drive & Dine Promotion or visit

 Tucson City Golf Fred Enke 8251 E. Irvington Rd. Tucson, AZ 85730 520- 791-2539

Silverbell 3600 N. Silverbell Rd. Tucson, AZ 85745 520- 791-5235

Randolph & Dell Urich 600 S. Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85711 520- 791-4161

Fred Enke & Silverbell Monday-Friday $26 Saturday, Sunday & Holidays $30 Everyday (after 10am) *$23 Everyday (after 1pm) *$20 Everyday (after 3pm) All You Can Play **$19 Everyday (after 4pm) 9-Holes $15 *GOLF-A-THON? For only $4 more, make this rate ‘ALL YOU CAN PLAY’ Randolph & Dell Urich Monday-Friday $30 Saturday, Sunday & Holidays $33 Everyday (after 10am) $27 Everyday (after 1pm) $24 Everyday (after 3pm) All You Can Play **$23 Everyday (after 4pm) 9-Holes $19 **Rain Checks NOT AVAILABLE for ‘All You Can Play’ specials. WALKING (Everyday, Every Tee Time) save 20% off the ‘Rack Rate’ Dell Urich = $18.40 (normally $23) Silverbell = $16.00 (normally $20) Call 791-4336 to reserve your tee time! The above specials (except Walking) include cart and are subject to change without notice.


 Oro Valley Country Club Discover a hidden gem in the heart of Oro Valley. 300 W. Greenock Drive Oro Valley, AZ 85737 520-297-1121 No cart fees for the first two months of membership when you mention this ad. Regular and Intermediate members who join through August 31st will not pay dues until November.

 The Pines Golf Club at Marana 8480 N. Continental Links Dr. Marana, AZ 85743 520-744-7443 Pines Summer Gold Card $59.99 Includes: One Free round of golf with purchase of card, 9 additional discounted rounds for $25 each Monday through Thursday, or $29 each Friday through Sunday, 2nd free round offered after 9 paid rounds are used. All gold card rates include cart and bucket of range balls. For additional daily specials go to specials page.

 Turquoise Hills Golf & RV Only Triple Green in Arizona! 800 E. Country Club Drive Benson, AZ 85602 520-586-2585 $15 Green Fees, Include Cart Expires August 31, 2009

 Golf Stop Inc. Complete Club Fitting with Launch Monitor Technology. Major Pro Shop Brands at Discount. Club Repair. Golf Lessons Lowest consistent discounts in town plus price match.

8900 E. 29th Street Tucson, AZ 85710 Pro Shop Phone: 520-298-2401

July & August: Ping G10 Drivers $245 Fit on the Ping N Flight software

Rolling Hills is a private club. Various memberships are available.

 The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain 27 Holes of Jack Nicklaus Golf. 6501 Boulder Bridge Pass Marana, AZ 85653 520-572-3500 18 Holes with Lunch The Cush Cayton Package Tee Times before 10:00 $100 per person Tee times after 10:00 $75 per person 9 Holes with Lunch The Nine and Dine Anytime - $65 per person * These prices are valid until 9/30/09.

For reservations, please call the golf shop at (520) 572-3500.

EQUIPMENT Ready to trade in your old irons for a new set? Looking for the latest in golf carts? You’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for – at a great price! – at these local shops.

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Rolling Hills offers various promotions throughout the year. The Summer of 2009 promotion is for a summer membership at $45 (ends October 19, 2009). There is also a special after 1pm of 18 holes with cart for $14 plus tax.

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DINING OUT After finishing 18 holes, who wants to cook? Dining in Southern Arizona provides a myriad of choices, from cocktails on the patio or casual outdoor dining to family-friendly atmospheres or an intimate evening for two.

 Old Pueblo Grille 60 N. Alvernon (Broadway and Alvernon) 520-326-6000 Live Jazz Every Sunday from 7 – close Kids Eat Free all month in July* *With the purchase of an adult entrée

Happy Hour in the Lounge Every Day from 3-7pm $1 off drinks and ½ price appetizers 7 days a week from 7 - close in the Lounge; $5 margaritas and martinis Teacher Thursdays!* Every Thursday, Teachers get 2 for 1 Entrees *Second entrée of equal or lesser value is free! *Please show a recent check stub or picture I.D. from your school. Not to be combined with other offers or promotions

 Stables Ranch Grille @Tubac  Metropolitan Grill Golf Resort & Spa

*Golf Packages & Discounts Available For: San Ignacio  Canoa Hills  Torres Blancas Canoa Ranch  Quail Creek

7892 N. Oracle (Oracle and Magee) 520-531-1212

Golf and Dine in the Summer Time at Tubac Golf Resort & Spa Summer Special during the Months of June, July, & August

Kids Eat Free all month in July* *With the purchase of an adult entrée

Summer Lunch Specials Everyday starting at $7.95

Tee off after 12 noon daily Enjoy a great Dinner after your round at Stables Ranch Grille. Total cost per person $45 + Tax Gratuity is not included.

Happy Hour in the Lounge Every Day from 3-7pm

Dinner Menu Arizona Field Greens, Jicama, Toasted Pepitas and Prickly Pear Vinaigrette

$1 off drinks and ½ price appetizers

Full Kitchens

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Every Night from 7:30 to close in the Lounge $5 pizzas, burgers, martinis and select glasses of wine Teacher Thursdays!* Every Thursday, Teachers get 2 for 1 Entrees *Second entrée of equal or lesser value is free! *Please show a recent check stub or picture I.D. from your school. Not to be combined with other offers or promotions

Please choose one of the following Entrees: Germelli Pasta, Shredded Chicken Breast, Artichokes, Peas, Red Onion and Peppers Tossed in Basil Cream Sauce with Asiago Cheese Or Orange BBQ Salmon, Roasted Red Pepper Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Spaghetti Squash with Spinach, Roasted Garlic & Mesquite Honey Jus Or Grilled “All Natural” 8 oz. Rib Eye Steak, Bordelaise Sauce, Onion Hash Brown Potatoes, Broccolini and Herbed Carrots.

Saturday - $5 Margaritas & Martinis Sunday - $5 Margaritas & Martinis Teacher Thursdays!* Every Thursday, Teachers get 2 for 1 Entrees *Second entrée of equal or lesser value is free! *Please show a recent check stub or picture I.D. from your school. Not to be combined with other offers or promotions

 Grill on the Green at Canoa Ranch 5800 S. Camino del Sol (Green Valley) 520-393-1933 7 days a week from 3 – 7pm in the Lounge ½ Price Appetizers, $1 off Drinks and .50 off Beer Stables Ranch Grille at Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, one of several area restaurants and resorts offering summer promoons to our readers.

 Smoke Patio and Lounge @ McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse 2959 N. Swan Rd (Swan and Ft. Lowell) 520-327-7463 7 days a week from open to close $1.00 off Drinks

½ off Appetizers from 3:00pm to 7:00pm Daily Specials Monday - $5 burgers & $3 McMahon’s Prime Ale Tuesday – $10 Prime Steak sandwich & ½ price Wine by the Glass Wednesday – Ladies Night ½ price Drinks and Appetizers for Ladies Thursday – ½ price on all Scotches Friday – ½ off all Appetizers all day & night

7 days a week from 7 – close $5 Martinis, Margaritas and Select Glasses of Wine Teacher Thursdays!* Every Thursday, Teachers get 2 for 1 Entrees *Second entrée of equal or lesser value is free! *Please show a recent check stub or picture I.D. from your school. Not to be combined with other offers or promotions CONTINUED ON PG. 11




 El Charro Café Downtown 311 N. Court Ave (520) 622-1922 Eastside 6310 E. Broadway Blvd (520) 745-1922 Oro Valley 7725 N. Oracle Rd (520) 229-1922 Speedway 4699 E. Speedway (520) 325-1922 Ventana 6910 E. Sunrise (520) 514-1922 Cinco de Summer $5 Menu From now until October 1st, 2009!

Kids Eat Free Weekends! *kids under 10 eat for free Saturday & Sunday Try the kid’s brunch where available! Good thru September 1st, 2009!

½ Off Happy Hours 3-6pm ½ 1/2 off all well, wine, draft & house margaritas! And… 1/2 off all appetizers! Brunch for $10 or less! Available Downtown, Ventana, & Oro Valley, Every Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm Teacher Tuesdays! Every Tuesday, Teachers* get a 2 for 1 deal! *Second entrée of equal or lesser value is free! *Please show a recent check stub or picture I.D. from your school. Not to be combined with other offers or promotions. Corona & Corona Light Your choice $2.50 or 2 for $5 Every day ‘til we run out!* *limited time offer… drink up!

STAYNPLAY! Maybe what you need is a quick escape from town. Stay and Play packages offer great getaway savings, with options that include a round of golf, spa treat-

ments and dining experiences. Head north to Phoenix, south to Tubac, or just stay close by…relaxation is just a short drive away.

 JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa 3800 W. Starr Pass Road Tucson, AZ 85745 520-792-3500 Golf and Spa Package (Tucson, AZ) Located just west of an area considered the birthplace of Tucson, AZ, this resort hotel is rich with culture, history and beauty. Experience a truly unique destination resort complete with world class spa facilities and nationally acclaimed Arizona golf courses. Golf and Spa Package includes: *Deluxe Guestroom *One round of golf for one person *One 50-minute spa treatment for one *Nightly $50 dining credit JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa $269 (May 25 - Sept 07) $409 (Sept 08 - Dec31) Unlimited Golf for Two (Tucson, AZ) Accept the challenge posed by natural arroyos, dramatic elevation changes and swirling winds created by the Tucson Mountains, while enjoying the scenic beauty of true Arizona desert golf. Package includes: *Resort accommodations *Nightly $50 Dining Credit *Unlimited Golf for Two JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa $229 (May 25 - Sept 07) $419 (Sept 08 - Dec 31) Escape! Golf Package (Tucson, AZ) Starr Pass Tucson Golf Club, a 27hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Facility, offers stunning views of Tucson and surrounding Arizona mountain ranges

Kino Springs Has

Never Played Better!

Regular rate: $30 before noon, $25 after * Southern AZ tee times Special Rate * $25 before noon, and $20 after. Driving Range  Bev. Cart on course Thur thru Sun. Restaurant open Wed thru Sunday Course in VERY good condition

Kino Springs Golf Club 187 Kino Springs Dr. l Nogales, AZ 85621

520.287.8701 or 800.732.5751


CONTINUED ON PG. 1 Escape! Golf Package includes: *Deluxe Guestroom *Round of golf for one or two people *Nightly $25 (one person) or $50 (two person) dining credit JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa $209 - $229 (May 25 - Sept 07) $339 - $409 (Sept 08 - Dec 31)

rious guestroom accommodations; a convenient grab-n-go breakfast or lunch each day; and daily unlimited play on The Phoenician Golf Course. Rates start at just $199 per night. To book the Summer Golf Package, please call (480) 941-8200 and mention promotional code “LOCPKG2” or visit

 The Phoenician

 Tubac Golf Resort & Spa

Arizona’s Premier AAA Five Diamond Luxury Resort

1 Otero Rd Tubac, AZ 85646

6000 East Camelback Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 480- 941-8200

800-848-7893 Pro Shop: 520-398-2021 Vacationers and ‘Staycationers’ Alike Can Enjoy AAA Five Diamond Accommodations; Unlimited Play on USGA Championship Course from $199 per Night The Phoenician, Arizona’s premier AAA Five Diamond vacation destination, is teeing up exceptional value and unforgettable experiences with its new Summer Golf Package for two. Available seven days a week from June 1 through Sept. 7, 2009, the offer includes luxu- Stay & Play Indulge Yourself Golf Getaway for $79 Rate above is for 1 golfer. $79 per night, per person. Rate based on double occupancy. Not valid for groups. Does not include 6.6% sales tax. Based on availability. Unlimited golf play is per night booked. Valid 06/01/09 to 08/31/09


 The Inn @ San Ingacio Relax in beautifully furnished, spacious, 1000 sq. ft. luxury villas that include a full kitchen, living room and patio while you enjoy some of the best golf courses in SOuthern Arizona. Green Valley, and the Inn at San Ignacio, offers the lifestyle that you’ve always dreamed about ... and the best Stay ‘n Play golf packages in Arizona. Save up to 30% on Green Fees at San Ignacio, Canoa Hills, Torres Blancas, Canoa Ranch and Quail Creek when you stay as our guest. Golf Packages and Group Discounts available.

Southern Arizona Tee Times Magazine would like to thank you – our readers – for your support of the Golf industry in Southern Arizona. To enjoy the savings listed in the preceeding pages, just mention the promotion or follow the specific instructions for the offer(s). With all these options to choose from, it looks like you’re on your way to the perfect summer, Southern Arizona-style!

Glenda Grow


CRS, GRI, MRE, SRES Dove Mountain & HeritageHighlands Active Adult Specialist! Top 1% Tucson REALTORS速

Heritage Highlands

Heritage Highlands

Heritage Highlands

Fabulous views of golf, mountains lights from this elevated back yard on the 2nd fairway! Great winter retreat w/easy walking distance to clubhouse! 1377 sf, 2 bdrm +2bath +2car garage. This home is being sold furnished (turnkey) w/golf cart! MLS#20902283 $238,500

VIEWS & located on large corner homesite backing to common area! Durango great room model w/1506 sf, 2 bdrms + 2 baths + 2 car garage. Bright, clean & ready for occupancy! MLS#20834597 $224,900

Fabulous EAST backyard VIEWS of mountains, lights & 12th fairway! Former Lennar Everest model has 2338 sf, 4 bedrooms + 2 baths & one of the few 3 car garages in Heritage Highlands Golf & CC. MLS#20906042 $437,500

Heritage Highlands

Heritage Highlands

Bluffs At Dove Mtn

Fantastic Medford model on large homesite w/views of golf, sunsets & mountains! Landscaped beautifully w/front courtyard, extended patio, waterfall & more. 2155 sf, 2 bdrm + den. MLS#20833883 $319,000

Fabulous EAST & SOUTH VIEWS of mountains, city lights, golf & desert! Elevated homesite within EZ walking distance to clubhouse. Extended Aurora plan w/2 bedrooms + den & lots of upgrades! MLS#20912754 $280,000

EAST backing to common area w/ FABULOUS VIEWS of mountains, desert & city lights! 1733 sf, 3 bedrooms + 2 baths + oversized 2 car garage.All furnishings (turnkey) included. David Baird built home w/masonry block exterior walls & metal studs interior. MLS#20907815 $335,000

Heritage Highlands

Heritage Highlands

Heritage Highlands

Nicely upgraded Hillsboro greatroom model. Over $40k upgrades include extended living/dining rooms, bay window bdrm 2, extended covered patio, fireplace/media center & much more! MLS#20908870 $289,000

Popular Santa Barbara model on large culdesac w/VIEWS of mtns & lights! Lots of upgrades! Being sold turnkey -all furnishings, dishes, pots/pans, linens, tvs, etc included. MLS#20913703 $325,000

Lots of square footage on a private homesite. Lennar's Everest plan with 2338 sf living space, 4 bdrms + 2 baths + 3 car garage! Many more amenities included in this great buy! MLS#20901352 $310,000


BY SUSIE MEYERS Golf has a few different examples of circles and lines: The golf ball is a circle and the golf club is a line! The hole is a circle and the flagstick is a line! The green is a circle and the fairway is a line!



lines Susie Meyers is a golf instructor at Ventana Canyon Golf Resort. To book a lesson with Susie call 520.419.5289.


How about the golf swing? Is that a circle or a line? The golfer wants the ball to go down the line but the real questions is, do we want to swing the golf club down the target line or in a circle? Take a second to reflect on that question. Do you want your club to go down the line to the target or does the club move more in a circle? If you have a tendency to slice the ball, this idea may be of particular interest to you. Take a travel back in time to the story of David and Goliath. David had a rock on a string that was used to kill Goliath. Now the question is, was David moving the rock on the string in a straight line or in a circle? It was a circle, and when the swinging rock went hurtling toward Goliath, the rock moved in a straight line! Said in another way, when an object comes off a circle it goes straight a tangent to that circle. When we think of a golf club and a golf ball, it is useful to see the club moving around the body in a circle. The body turns rotationally, thus setting the movement for the club in a circle. When you allow the club to move around the body without interrupting it, it will come into contact with the ball which is then propelled down the target line. The important idea is

not to stop rotating when you hit the ball but to continue your circle all the way to the finish. It should feel like you’re not aiming at the ball, the ball is just in the middle of the rotational movement of the club. The golf club actually seeks its own alignments when we simply put in motion and allowed to create its circle. Let’s look back at David and Goliath and answer another question. Is the string tight or loose? Well, when the rock is going around, the string appears to be tight, however, it is actually taut, which is quite different. The string is loose but because of the movement and weight of the rock it is pulled straight. In a golf swing, do you want your arms to be like ropes (just hanging) or tight? The arms should simply hang down from the shoulders loosely and when the rotational forces from the body turn affect them, they are pulled to visually look tight. We can all visualize a picture of a golfer at the top of their backswing with a straight left arm, but how did it come to be straight? It was loose and then pulled taut from the rotational movement of the golf swing and club. The most important circle in golf is the circle the club makes around the body and the most important line is the line the ball shoots off on when propelled from that circle! Slicers tend to try to keep the club moving down the target line after the ball is struck. Give that idea up and let the club continue on its intended circle around to the finish and you will see your ball fly long and straight. The purer your circle, the straighter the ball will fly!



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10555 N. La Canada Dr. Oro Valley, Az Phone 520.544.1800 Par 71, Yardage 6801 Conquistador Course Par 72, Yardage 6713 Canada Course

11  GOLF CLUB @ VISTOSO 28  ROLLING HILLS GC 955 W. Vistoso Highlands Dr. Tucson, Az Phone: 520.797.9900 Par 72, Yardage 6932

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21  LA PALOMA CC 3660 E. Sunrise Dr. Tucson, Az Phone 520.299.1500 Par 72, Yardage 7088

15  MOUNTAIN VIEW GC 38691 S. Mountain View Blvd. Tucson, Az Phone 520.818.1100 Par 72, Yardage 6728



2727 W. Club Dr. Tucson, AZ Phone 520.575.7540 Par 72, Yardage 7262 Catalina Course Par 70, Yardage 6418 Sonoran Course



8480 N. Continental Links Dr. Marana, Az Phone 520.744.7443 Par 71, Yardage 6300

14  THE PRESERVE GC—SADDLEBROOKE 66567 Catalina Hills Dr. Tucson, Az Phone 520.825.9022 Par 72, Yardage 6418


35  EL RIO MUNICIPAL GC EL CONQUISTADOR 1400 W. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, Az Phone 520.791.4229 Par 70, Yardage 6418

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30  FRED ENKE GC 8251 E. Irvington Rd. Tucson, Az Phone 520.791.2539 Par 72, Yardage 6567


14000 N. Dove Mountain Blvd. Marana, Az Phone 520.744.2555 Par 72, Yardage 7435 North Course Par 72, Yardage 7315 South Course

5910 N. Oracle Rd. Tucson, Az Phone 520.887.6161 Par 54, Yardage 2311

32  RANDOLPH NORTH 600 S. Alvernon Way Tucson, Az Phone 520.791.4161 Par 72/70 Yardage 6863

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30556 S. Robson Cir. Tucson, Az Phone 520.818.6403 Par 72, Yardage 6875

37  SANTA RITA GC 16461 S. Houghton Rd. Corona de Tucson, Az Phone 520.762.5620 Par 72, Yardage 6523

34  SILVERBELL GC 3600 N. Silverbell Rd. Tucson, AZ Phone 520.791.5235 Par 72, Yardage 6824


5200 E. St. Andrews Dr. Tucson, Az Phone 520.299.0464 Par 71, Yardage 6123

36  STARR PASS GC 3645 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Tucson, Az Phone 520.670.0400 Par 72, Yardage 7008

12  THE STONE CANYON CLUB 14200 N. Hohokam Village Pl. Tucson, Az Phone 520.219.1500 Par 72, Yardage 7307

13  SUN CITY VISTOSO 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. Oro Valley, Az Phone 520.825.3710 Par 72, Yardage 6715


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18  ORO VALLEY CC 300 W. Greenock Dr. Oro Valley, Az. Phone 520.297.1121 Par 72, Yardage 6964

05  RITZCARLTON GOLF CLUB DOVE MOUNTAIN 23  VENTANA CANYON 6501 Boulder Bridge Pass Marana, AZ Phone 520.572.3500 Par 36 Yardage 3894 Saguaro Course Par 36 Yardage 3955 Tortolita Course Par 36 Yardage 3897 Wild Burro Course

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1401 W. Calle Urbano Green Valley, Az Phone 520.648.1880 Par 72, Yardage 6610

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110 N. Abrego Dr. Green Valley, Az Phone 520.625.4281 Par 72, Yardage 6905


2010 N. Quail Crossing Blvd. Green Valley, Az Phone 520.393.5802 Par 72, Yardage 7005


1069 Camino Caralampi Rio Rico, Az Phone 1.800.288.4746 Par 72, Yardage 7119

49  KINO SPRINGS GC 187 Kino Springs Dr. Nogales, Az Phone 520.287.8701 Par 71, Yardage 6500

48  PALO DURO CREEK GC 2690 N. Country Club Dr. Phone: 1.877.752.9732 Nogales, Az Par 72, Yardage 7000


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77 E. Paseo de Golf Green Valley, Az Phone 520.625.8831 Par 72, Yardage 6281


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50  SAN PEDRO GC 926 N. Madison St. Benson, Az Phone 520.586.7888 Par 72, Yardage 7313

CASA GRANDE / ELOY 01  CASA GRANDE MUNICIPAL GC 2121 N. Thornton Rd. Casa Grande, Az Phone 520.836.9216 Par 72, Yardage 6353


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52  SHADOW MTN. GC 1105 Irene St. Sunsites, Az Phone 520.826.3412 Par 72, Yardage 6632


PUEBLO del SOL CC 2770 St. Andrews Dr. Sierra Vista, Az Phone 520.378.6444 Par 72, Yardage 7074

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11 Mission Royale Pkw. Casa Grande, Az Phone 520.876.5335 Par 72, Yardage 6700

04  GRANDE VALLEY GC 1505 South Toltec Rd. Grande Valley, Az Phone 520.466.7734 Par 72, Yardage 7183

FLORENCE 55  POSTON BUTTE GC 6100 W. Merrill Ranch Pkw. Florence, AZ Phone 520.723.1880 Par 72, Yardage 7282







Play Time

BY RICH MUELLER I remember the first birdie I ever made it was the 12th hole, a par 3 at Waverly Municipal, a somewhat shoddy little par 69 layout next to Jells Park at the bottom of Wheelers Hill in Melbourne, Australia. I hit a 4 wood on the screws, landing it just short of the green and bouncing it up some 12 feet from the hole. The putt broke sharply from left to right down hill and when it went in I felt a brief moment of euphoria followed by the realization that I now had crossed some unexplainable threshold that instantly raised my expectation level for all future shots. I was ten years old and officially hooked on the game. There were no driving ranges or practice facilities in Melbourne at that time so I learned on the golf course. I suppose that's why I've always felt more comfortable playing golf instead of practicing. To that extent I learned how to use my time on the course productively, coming away with a feeling of improvement every time. Here are 4 ways that you can really improve your game by making your PLAYING time more productive and fun.

1. PLAY A ROUND WITH 3 CLUBS. Your creativity and decision making will be immediately put to the test! There's no better way to exercise your imagination than to play 3 - club.

2. TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF EVERY SHOT. Speaking of imagination, remember this verse from John Lennon: "Imagine all the people, living for today." Yep, that's right. You're going to throw expectations out the window and enjoy golf for what it is - a game - playing each shot in the moment and accepting the results, whatever they may be. This means you’re going to forget about par, the designated score value set for each hole. Who cares what the par is? It's just a number. The 9th hole at Randolph runs parallel to Alvernon Blvd. It's a 455 yard par 5. Expert golfers routinely make eagles and birdies on the hole and are usually disgusted when they make a 5 or higher. But I remember when it was a par 4 (same hole, same yardage) and bogies and double bogies were common place. Obviously the self-imposed pressures associated with the thoughts of a

BRUTALLY LONG PAR 4 were too much to overcome.

3. USE YOUR RECALL. If you have a favorite hole that you always seem to hit a good drive on, recall that hole in your mind and transpose it mentally over the view of the tee shot that is posing problems for you. Then relax and hit your favorite tee shot. Try it - it really works!

4. PLAY THE PUTTING GREEN. This simply means that 5 minutes before you tee off, use one ball only and putt around the clock. You will have lots of long putts followed by short putts. It's great preparation for your "real" round. Fourteen years after my first birdie I returned to Melbourne to play in the 1986 Australian Open. For old time’s sake I teed it up again at Waverly Municipal and this time when I played the 12th hole it was a smooth 9 iron to 12 feet. The putt broke sharply from left to right down hill and when it went in I felt a brief moment of euphoria. Some things never change!

Rich Mueller is the Director of Golf at the Crooked Tree Golf Course in Tucson 520.744.3366 and recognized as one of the most respected golf instructors in Arizona. His instructional articles are always informative as well as highly entertaining. SOUTHERN ARIZONA TEE TIMES MAGAZINE  WWW.SATTMag.COM


5 Keys to High-Spin Wedge Shots THE KEYS TO HITTING WEDGE SHOTS THAT WILL STOP QUICKLY ON THE GREENS BY CORY WILKES Putting maximum spin on a wedge shot requires the right lie. Specifically, the ball must be sitting up and lying cleanly, with little to no grass behind it. The more the ball’s surface is exposed to the clubface, the more it will spin. 1) Lean Left: Plant most of your weight on your left (front) leg and lean your upper body slightly towards the target. This will encourage a steep swing, which promotes hitting the ball before the turf. Improve your chances of taking a steep swing and precise contact by opening your stance; this will also prevent excessive lateral movement and restrict back swing length. 2) Swing Upright: During the backswing keep your weight on your front leg and your upper body leaning towards the target. Restrict body motion as you swing your arms on an upright path. Above all keep your arms and the club in front of your body rather than letting them swing around to your side or behind you. 3) Check Your Impact: Freeze and check your impact position in front of a mirror. At impact the left wrist should be ahead of the ball, the shaft angled toward the target, and the right (back) knee should be pointed ahead of the ball. The proper wrist and shaft positions ensure that the clubface hits the ball first and not the turf. 4) Finish Strong: For maximum backspin, the right (trailing) arm should not rotate over the left (leading) arm through the impact. Instead rotate the entire right side through the shot to promote good acceleration and prevent “scooping” (where the club head passes the hands before impact). You want to feel as if you are compressing the ball against the clubface.

Born and raised in sunny southern California with an undying passion for the game of golf, Cory Wilkes is currently affiliated with The Golf Academy of America, Phoenix campus. Cory is looking to pursue a further education and teach the game that he loves. SOUTHERN ARIZONA TEE TIMES MAGAZINE  WWW.SATTMag.COM

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ball to be contacted first, just like a chip shot.

Arizona bunkers are notorious for being hard and having no sand in them, creating a difficult shot for even a seasoned golfer. Being able to be out of the bunker in one shot is the main goal for many golfers. Here are a few tips to getting the most out of your bunker play.


CLUB SELECTION: In the hard desert bunkers a wedge with a small degree of bounce is needed. Bounce is designed into the golf club to allow the club to enter the sand and “bounce” out, otherwise known as splashing through the sand. The splash is virtually impossible in hard bunkers. Hard bunkers are almost impossible to hit out of with a high bounce club, therefore the recommended club is a lob wedge, gap wedge, pitching wedge or a low bounce sand wedge.

FACE ANGLE: For newcomers to the desert or beginning golfers, the face angle should be square to the target. This will allow you to practice getting consistent contact and repeatable distance. As the player advances, they can open the club face to create a higher trajectory and increase the amount of spin.

STANCE: The basic bunker shot set-up can be made by starting by aiming the clubface on the target line and putting the ball in the middle of your stance with your feet together. Then take a 6-inch step left with your left foot and a 6-inch step right with your right foot and build your stance. You want to position the golf ball about 1-2 ball widths back of center. This will allow the

The swing in a hard bunker should be like a chip shot motion. This will allow you to pick the golf ball clean out of the bunker. Using a higher lofted club like the lob wedge will allow the ball to come out of the bunker high enough to clear the lip and carry to the green. Remember: The tempo of the sand shot is more important than the hit. And more importantly gravity will take the club down to the bottom of your swing; you do not have to add any power to this shot.

PRACTICE TIP: Without any golf balls, start with two parallel lines in the sand spaced 3inches apart. Place the club on the back line and build your stance just like a normal bunker shot from that point. While stepping forward after each swing, swing trying to take the sand out from between the two lines. This will teach the mind to make contact with the sand at this point and pick the ball cleanly out of the bunker. Using these tips, you will be able to get out of the bunker in one shot and start lowering your scores and enjoying your golf game more.

Adam Brungardt is a student at the Golf Academy of America in Chandler, Arizona. He will be pursuing his career towards becoming a Teaching/Head Professional and Class “A” PGA Member after graduation. Adam can be reached at

Brady Needens is a student at the Golf Academy of America and can be reached at



The Pre-Shot Routine BY TRENT DAVIS Today’s lesson will cover the Pre-Shot Routine. Why do we need one? How do we establish one? When is a good time to use one? These are the questions I will try to answer in today’s lesson. The pre-shot routine is sometimes overlooked and probably the first thing we forget to repeat when we get frustrated. The important thing to remember when establishing a routine is to keep repeating the same thing over and over using a combination of three learning styles. The three styles include: Kinesthetic (the feel or touch style), Auditory (hearing), and Visualization. The first question on everyone’s mind is why. The purpose of having a preshot routine is consistency. The way I look at it is if you start your day off with a set routine and that routine is kept consistent, then the rest of your day should be fairly good depending upon the small obstacles we are faced with in our day to day lives. The same applies to a golf course, and the more consistent we are with our preparation, the better our round is going to be. The next question is how. We often wonder how when facing anything new in our lives and especially our golf game. This is where the three styles of learning are essential to the process. No two players are the same with this stage of the process and not everyone

Why? How? When?

will use all three styles. The important thing is to find something that is easy to repeat and works for YOU. You might take things from watching another golfer or reading something in a magazine. The point is to find something that comes like second nature and stick with it. First address the ball the same way every time. Find a target in the distance and focus on that throughout your routine. You may want to have the club in your hand gripped as though you were hitting the ball the whole time; try to feel the shot in your hands if you have trouble visualizing a shot in your mind. I like to hear the grass brush the bottom of my club head during my practice swings. The pre-shot routine should be the same for every shot except the putt. The routine for the putt will change only because the stroke is completely different from the full swing, as everyone knows. Just try to make it your own. Finally, the question of when. The simple answer is every time and every round you play. Whether you are playing for fun or in a competitive situation the preshot routine should never be put aside. The reason for this is repetitive action usually results in the same outcome. You start your day the same and hope it ends the same. You start your golf game off on the right foot and hope you finish the day exactly the same

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way you started. There you have it. Easier said than done, right? Most things are, but if you put in the time and practice a PreShot Routine is not that hard to incorporate into your game. The key thing to remember is after you have a set routine, try not to stray from it. Remember the routine like the back of your hand. We covered the why, how and when and now the question is will you have the discipline and patience to make it work for you.

The Basic

CHIP SHOT BY BRANDON BROSCHINSKY Chipping should be used when off the green and are not able to putt. With its simple swing and small choice of club selection the chip shot has a very high success rating. It should be used from the edge of the green to 15 ft away.

Clubs: Next comes the clubs, the club choice depends on the placement of the pin. A 9 iron should be used for a pin in the front of the green, 8 iron for a middle pin, and a 7 iron for a back pin.

you kept the end of the club facing the belly button the hands should now be ahead of the ball which allows for a more crisp contact when hitting the shot.

Swing: Your swing is going to be mainly with the upper body and bigger muscles while trying not to hinge the wrists very much. The arms should move “pocket to pocket”. On the backswing, go back till your hands get to your right hip and on your follow through go to your left hip. This constant motion will make it easier manage distance control. Control the distance with club choice rather then length of swing.

Grip: When getting ready to hit a chip shot the pressure that is applied is very important. So take a normal grip but just loosen up the grip pressure allowing you to feel a better rhythm as you hit the shot.

Tempo: When thinking tempo, try and keep the backswing and downswing on the same tempo. Think of a clock… Tic…..Toc …… the clocks speed never changes, neither should the tempo of your chip.

Stance: When taking the stance start with the feet together and the ball in the middle. Keep the end of the club pointing towards the belly button and take one step with the left foot towards the target applying 70% of the body weight to the left foot. If

The best part of the chip shot is whether you are a 1 handicap or a 30 the methods are all the same. The more basic you can make it the more quickly you can perfect it. Try this method and you will be getting it up and down in no time.

Brandon Broschinsky is a student at The Golf Academy of America-Phoenix Campus. He has a two handicap and his goal is to play golf professionally and then to become a Head Professional of a golf course, teaching lessons and meeting new people everyday.


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Cung down a set for


Let’s say your little crumb-cruncher is getting old enough to be interested in golf. You have visions of some great father/mother-son or father/motherdaughter golf matches in your future. And, come-on, let’s be honest. The thought of seeing the apple of your eye putting for the lead in a PGA or LPGA major has crossed your mind at least once. You want to encourage that interest; so you decided to cut down one of your old sets of clubs. There. Now he or she has a nice set to get started with—just like the cut down set you got from your dad. Right? Wrong! Let me put it this way. If you want to make dead certain that your little Tiger or Annika will develop a totally lame swing, all you have to do is cut down a set of adult clubs and give them to him or her. They will be too heavy, too stiff, the wrong loft, the wrong lie, and probably the wrong length. Other than that, they will be just what the kid needs to develop as a golfer. Should you perhaps cut down a club or two just to find out if he or she would enjoy taking a few cuts at a golf ball?


Sure that makes sense, although you might first try to hunt for a single junior club for $5 to $10 at a used sports equipment store. But, when you hear him ask for another bucket, or hear her complain about leaving the driving range too soon, it's time to get some proper junior clubs.

come even close to the prices you would pay for the pre-made premium branded junior sets found in retail golf shops. I’ve found that most custom clubmakers have a real soft spot for kids who are really getting interested in the game.

Since 2000, there are a couple of companies who have made a real niche for themselves by offering good quality pre-made junior sets. The lofts are friendly, shafts are more flexible, weights are a little lighter and grips are smaller. They offer the sets in pre-made categories of "age 5-8" and "age 9-12" with the substantial difference being their lengths, judged on the basis of average heights for kids in these two age groups.

Try to resist the temptation to buy clubs that are too long with the expectation that he or she will "grow into them." He might well do that, but if they’re too long, you’re forcing him to hit with something that could cause him to learn a bad swing, and you know how hard it is to UN-learn that swing later on.

The only drawbacks to the pre-made junior sets might be their price and the possibility that your son or daughter happens to be outside the "national average" for height for his or her age, from which the standard lengths of these sets are created. Thus, we come back to your local professional clubmaker who can custom build him, her (or you) a set. And don't panic about that "custom built" part. It's been my experience that the vast majority of clubmakers do not charge prices for their junior clubs that

One last point...

If that means you need to get him or her a new set every year or two, get over it. As long as your kid or grandkid is really into the game, it's a better deal than those tap-dancing lessons you sprang for, not to mention the $200 thin profile/camera/text messaging cell phone he or she just had to have (this month anyway). You're giving the kid a gift that will literally keep giving for the rest of his or her life, long after you're gone. That's no small thing. Besides, it's a small price to pay to watch your son walk up the 18th fairway at Augusta with a 12-stroke lead, or your daughter take that dive into the pond at the Dinah Shore, right?

Tom Grundner is a retired Golfworks master golf clubmaker and co-author with Tom Wishon of the nationally best-selling books: The Search for the Perfect Golf Club, The Search for the Perfect Driver and The Right Sticks: Equipment Myths that Could Wreck Your Golf Game. He lives in Tucson, so feel free to email your club and equipment related questions to him at: WWW.SATTMag.COM  SOUTHERN ARIZONA TEE TIMES MAGAZINE


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ou’ve heard the expression, “Everything’s Bigger in Texas”; well, that certainly holds true in speaking of Horseshoe Bay Resort. But in addition to the word “big” you’d have to toss in such superlatives as fabulous, spectacular, all-fulfilling, incredible, unbelievable and the like if you attempt to describe this resort in a paragraph or two. Situated on 7,000 acres – can you even imagine how big 7,000 acres is? - in the heart of Texas, just 45 minutes west of Austin, the renowned Horseshoe Bay Resort is located in the center of the Texas Golden Triangle, where two-thirds of the state's wealth and population reside. The resort lies along the panoramic shore of beautiful Lake LBJ in the midst of the scenic Texas Hill Country. Founded in 1971, Horseshoe Bay Resort is Texas’ original lakeside

resort. With three championship Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf courses in addition to a highly anticipated Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, Summit Rock, currently under development – Horseshoe Bay has been hailed as one of America’s Best Golf Resorts by Golf Magazine. The three championship Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf courses (Slick Rock, Ram Rock and Apple Rock) are among his finest works of art. The courses have all been featured in the “50 Best Courses in Texas” list in the Dallas Morning News every year since the origin of the annual ranking in 1989. Over the years the resort has played host to many noted golf groups and organizations. The Senior Division of the International Players Tour, Senior Golf Association of America, the Senior Division of the Texas Golf Association and the Western Seniors Golf Association are among the



notable organizations that have teed it up at Horseshoe Bay. Horseshoe Bay Resort also offers a made-to-scale, 18-hole, par 72 Bermuda grass putting course, four swimming pools, a spa and fitness facility, a full-service marina, seven dining facilities, 16 adult tennis courts, and three USTA-sponsored kids’ tennis courts. Accommodations include hotel rooms and suites (385 bedrooms) within the Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott Hotel. Located adjacent to the hotel are one, two and three-bedroom options at the Paseo villas. These accommodations are designed with a separate living area, wet bar and the two- and threebedroom condos offer a full kitchen. The resort also features a jet center with a 6,000-foot lighted runway and private charter jet service via Air Horseshoe.

Horseshoe Bay Resort offers a seemingly unending variety of fine dining and entertainment options. The Yacht Club is a superb setting for sophisticated lakeside dining. Adjacent is the Yacht Club Grill for casual indoor and outdoor lakeside dining, serving lunch and dinner seasonally for those arriving by land or water. The Lantana Grill & Bar is located within the Marriott Hotel where Executive Chef Robbin Murphy creates “trans pecos” cuisine, an eclectic blend of old world and southwestern flavors. My favorite, the Cap Rock Bar and Grill, overlooks the 18th green of Apple Rock golf course and the sprawling LBJ Lake. The views are delightful and the dining fare superb.

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Slide Rock Falls

All things considered, the major attraction at Horseshoe Bay Resort has to be the marina, home to a fine fleet of luxury boats and personal watercraft rentals. Bringing guests all the latest in water sports rental equipment, including pontoon boats, ski boats with drivers, WaveRunners®, kayaks and fishing boats, the marina provides all the necessary equipment, as well as professional guides. Additional services available at the marina include wakeboards, fuel services, slip rentals and leases and boat launch access. All watercraft rentals include gas, oil and life preservers. Guests are also invited to participate in full or half day guided fishing on Lake LBJ and nightly sunset cruises. In addition to boating the resort also features four swimming pools and a white sand beach located directly behind the Yacht Club on the shores of Lake LBJ.

Whitewater Pung Course and Marrio Hotel

It would be hard to imagine a more fulfilling vacation. Horseshoe Bay Resort encompasses all of the finest attractions and amenities you can imagine and the service is superlative. FOR AN EXPANDED PICTORIAL OF HORSESHOE BAY RESORT, READ THE EXPANDED VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE ONLINE AT WWW.SATTMAG.COM WWW.SATTMag.COM  SOUTHERN ARIZONA TEE TIMES MAGAZINE


Rent Ski Boats at the Marina

Relax in The Resistance Pool at Bayside Spa

Cap Rock Pool at Sunset

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4th Annual Oro Valley Junior Golf Championship The 4th Annual Oro Valley Junior Golf Championship will be held at the Oro Valley Country Club on August 1-2, 2009. This event is conducted by the Southern Arizona Junior Golf Association and sponsored by the Oro Valley Optimist Club. The event is open to all boys and girls, ages 9-17 as of August 2, 2009. The entry fee is $50. To register for the event, or to learn more about the Southern Arizona Junior Golf Association, please visit

Brittany Penny Captures ’09 AWGA State Amateur Match Play Championship OPEN DIVISION Championship Flight – Brittany Penny over Ashley Smith (1 up) 1st Flight – Barbara Byrnes over Eden Anderson (1 up) 2nd Flight – Mary Benkert over Ginny Zak (1 up)

SENIOR DIVISION Championship Flight – Lynn Zmistowski over Chris Giza (3 & 2) 1st Flight – Jean Lallensack over Bonnie Marsh (1 up) 2nd Flight – Jan Milne over Wendy Stone (2 up) 3rd Flight – Susan Browning over Barbara Lail (1 up)

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QUALIFYING MEDALISTS Open Division: Alexa Kim – 74 Senior Division: Nicole Tombs – 83 -- won in Scorecard playoff against Lynn Zmistowski, eventual Champion.


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AND HOW TO AVOID THEM BY MICHAEL TREIBERG Are you less confident in your ability to manage your portfolio today than you were a year ago? If your answer is "yes," you are not alone. Even the most seasoned financial professionals are finding the current market difficult to navigate. But confidence in investment skills should not be based on the market's recent twists and turns. Instead, it should stem from an understanding of investment fundamentals and the common mistakes that individual investors tend to make.

Mistake #1: Not Managing Expectations A big part of succeeding as an investor is having the right expectations about what you can achieve by putting your money into stocks, bonds and cash. There is nothing wrong with hoping for the best from your investments. After all, it's human nature. However you could end up far short of your goal if you harbor unrealistic return assumptions. Instead of dreaming of

success, use historical investment returns to help keep your expectations rooted in reality. For instance, over the 30-year period ending December 31, 2008, U.S. stocks averaged total returns of 11.00%; long-term U.S. government bonds averaged 10.14%, and cash averaged 5.99%.* Keep these long-term averages in mind -- along with your time frame and attitude about risk -- when deciding how to invest your money.

Mistake #2: Chasing Hot Stocks and Overtrading The problem with pursuing popular or top-performing stocks is that by the time you hear about them, they may have already reached their performance peak. Chasing past winners is closely correlated to another potential investment mistake -overtrading. Shuffling your investments too often may increase the chance that you'll buy high and sell low. One potential solution: Work closely with a qualified financial professional, who can help you avoid the urge to trade frequently.

Mistake #3: "Setting and Forgetting" Your Investment Mix When was the last time you checked your portfolio's asset allocation? You might be surprised to find that strong – or weak- returns in one area have caused a shift in your portfolio that could affect your ability to reach goals or manage risk. Review your account at least once or twice a year to make sure that it remains in line with your investment goals. If not, you may need to rebalance. While investment mistakes do happen, you can try to minimize their impact. Learn from the missteps of others and consult with a qualified financial professional to start improving your investment strategy today. Michael Treiberg is a Certfied Financial Planner™ and President of Treiberg Wealth Management, Inc. located in Tucson, Arizona.…an independent firm with securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Michael can be contacted at or 232-0505. * Source: Standard & Poor’s. For the period from January 1, 1979, through December 31, 2008. Stocks are represented by total returns of Standard & Poor's Composite of 500 stocks. Bonds are represented by the composite of the total returns of long-term Treasuries (10+ years), constructed from yields published by the Federal Reserve and the total returns of the Barclays Long-Term Government Bond index. Cash is represented by a composite of the annual total returns of 3month Treasury bills based on yields published by the Federal Reserve, and the Barclays 3-Month Treasury Bills index. Prepared by Standard and Poors. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.




Located in the Oracle Crossings Shopping Plaza, Carrabba’s Italian Grill serves up high quality, flavorful, handmade Italian dishes in a warm, casual environment. Food and hospitality are the passions here, and service is engaging and generous. Authentic aromas and distinctive flavors emanate from a lively and interactive exhibition kitchen where each meal is prepared to order. Many of Carrabba’s recipes have been handed down in the Carrabba family for generations, originating from the family’s native Italy. Johnny Carrabba and his uncle, Damian Mandola, founded the first Carrabba’s Italian Grill in

1986 in Houston, Texas. Today, there are 235 Carrabba’s Italian Grill locations around the country, run by passionate local proprietors focused on delighting guests with fresh, made-to-order Italian cuisine and the ultimate dining experience. Carrabba’s serves dinner seven nights a week in a casual environment that pairs innovative dishes and a complementary wine list with abundant hospitality. For on-thego guests, Carrabba’s also offers convenient Carside Carry-Out. At the Oro Valley location, located just south of Magee Rd. on Oracle, guests can expect a wide array of homemade Italian flavors. Enjoy the house specialties that include crispy calamari, chicken marsala, fresh steamed mussels, a variety of pasta with homemade sauces, and fresh fish, seafood and steaks cooked over a woodfired grill. Traditional

Compliment Carrabbas’ Salmon dish (shown in background) with a robust red wine available from the full bar.


dishes such as margherita pizza, lasagne, spaghetti with meatballs, and chicken parmesan share the spotlight. A moderately-priced wine list featuring Italian and California vintages compliment the menu. A full selection of liquor and beer are available. Little ones ten and under will enjoy the “Bambini Menu” and pizza dough is offered to keep young customers entertained. Visit Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Oro Valley for your next family outing, intimate dinner or a festive evening with friends!

CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL 7635 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley, AZ 85737 (520) 742-7442 Sun: 11am-9pm Mon-Thurs: 4-10pm Fri: 4-11pm Sat: 11am-11pm


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You’ve left the links – now it’s time to relax. Locally owned McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse provides several options for the avid golfer to enjoy play after the game. With entertainment in the Ivory Lounge seven nights a week, and a selection of fine cigars available for you to enjoy at ‘Smoke’ Cigar Patio and Bar you can enjoy a ‘Perpetual Happy Hour’ with $1.00 off drinks and .50¢ off beer. From 3-7 every day you can benefit from ½ price appetizers and from open to close every day, enjoy these great daily specials.

SECOND SUNDAYS Mcmahon’s Prime Steak House WINE TASTING EVENT The second Sunday of every month from 2:30PM to 4PM, McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse offers a wine tasting featuring wines available for purchase at wholesale pricing (by the bottle or case). The event includes complimentary Hors D’Oeuvres and a Chef Demonstration at 3PM. Admission is $20, with $10 of your admission fee applied toward any wine purchase.



$3.00 draft beers & $5.00 “The Burger”




Half-Price Glasses of wine & $10 Steak Sandwich

Half Price Appetizers ALL DAY!


$5 Martinis and $5 Margaritas

Ladies Night! Live Music, Half Price Drinks and Appetizers for Ladies

Space is limited, so call ahead for reservations @ 520.327.7463 2959 N. Swan  Swan & Ft. Lowell

SATURDAY SUNDAY Half-Price Cigars with the purchase of ANY Flight.

‘Smoke’ Cigar Patio and Bar is air cooled for great summer enjoyment and heated for winter nights.

McMahon’s proudly offers over 2,400 different wines, over 450 of which are half bole selecons, and boasts an inventory of over 18,000 boles. WWW.SATTMag.COM  SOUTHERN ARIZONA TEE TIMES MAGAZINE

INSIDE T H E ROPES How Well Do You Know . . .



In match play, a player's ball lies through the green. He lifts the ball for identification and, while the ball is lifted, removes several loose impediments that were touching his ball. What is the ruling?


a. No penalty b. One Stroke Penalty c. Two Stroke Penalty



Q. A. Q. A. Q.


In stroke play, a player is unaware that his ball is in ground under repair. He addresses the ball and the wind causes it to move. After he replaces the ball, he realizes that he is entitled to relief without penalty. He lifts the ball, properly takes relief from ground under repair and completes the hole. What is the ruling? a. No penalty b. One Stroke Penalty c. Two Stroke Penalty A ball is visible in casual water but the player cannot retrieve it; without it being known or virtually certain that his ball is in the casual water, the player must treat his ball as lost outside the casual water. a. True

b. False

The ball must be struck at with the head of the club and must not be pushed, scraped or spooned. a. True

b. False

In stroke play, a player's ball lies through the green on a steep slope. He does not address the ball. As he is about to play, the ball moves and comes to rest against his club. He removes his club and the ball rolls further away. The player replaces the ball where it was originally stopped by his club and makes a stroke. How many penalty strokes does the player incur? a. None b. One Stroke c. Two Strokes ANSWERS: 1. One stroke penalty; 2. One stroke penalty; 3. True; 4. True; 5. One stroke penalty


The economic downturn has exposed the inexperience, lack of personal attention, and conflicts of interest at many investment firms. That’s why, according to the Wall Street Journal, 90% of investors with $1 million or more plan to take their money away from their current adviser at large brokerage houses. Don’t leave your financial future to chance. Get a confidential second opinion of your portfolio from a local leader you can trust.


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