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From club fitting to Phoenix Open qualifier: Alex Smalley takes fruitful trip to Valley

By Carson Field Cronkite News Alex Smalley walked onto the driving range at TPC Scottsdale with a smile on his face as he absorbed his new surroundings. As he walked to his spot on the range, other...

Small town to big city: Ryggs Johnston finds success with ASU golf

By Matthew Roy Cronkite News Steak, white rice, black beans, salsa and cheese, please. It’s a combination of burrito ingredients known to almost anyone who has visited a Chipotle Mexican Grill, but not so familiar to Arizona...

‘The Greatest Show on Grass:’ Waste Management Phoenix Open returns to great fanfare

By Christopher Boan The Phoenix Open launched 87 years ago as the brainchild of Bob Goldwater Sr., offering a $500 prize to the event’s champion. Fast-forward 10 decades, and the Waste Management Phoenix Open has become...
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Green Giant: The ‘Greatest Show on Grass’ treads new turf

By Greg Macafee The Grand Canyon isn’t the only famous hole in Arizona. Every winter, a certain hole in Scottsdale gets surrounded by tens of thousands of screaming people who drink beer and loudly boo...
Las Sendas Golf Club

Las Sendas Golf Club is a true masterpiece

By Tim J. Randall Golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. has dazzled professional and high handicappers alike with his challenging and picturesque designs around the globe. Northeast Mesa’s Las Sendas is no different, sitting...

Talking Stick Golf Club offers two different games

By Tim J. Randall With the massive Topgolf facility in the foreground, and the bustling Talking Stick Resort and Casino casting a wide shadow across the desert landscape, the unique golfing treasure of 36-holes...

5 hidden golf gems around the Valley

By Tim J. Randall With so many phenomenal golf courses around the Valley—more than 200 in Greater Phoenix—players have a tour bag of options on where to “tee it up.” But how to choose? Here...
Longbow Golf Club

Longbow Golf Club: The essence of Arizona golf

Longbow Golf Club is a tournament-tested track that hits the target When describing golf courses, the word “championship” often surfaces. Although this term can be somewhat ambiguous, at Longbow Golf Club it fits. Literally. After...
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Reinventing golf: Course operators battle flat growth

Last year, the Waste Management Phoenix Open brought in a record $222 million in gross state product, a formula that Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business tallies based on ticket sales, hotel...
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Scottsdale man unveils new way to book tee times

Three years ago, Scottsdale entrepreneur Dale Merritt had a vision that one might say was a bit more than modest: He set out to transform the golf industry. After noticing a slump in customer service...

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