TUCSON CITY JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP KICKS OFF MAY 30-31

Randolph Golf Complex hosts one of Arizona’s top junior golf tournaments

The Tucson City Junior Championship will held May 30-31 featuring up to 165 Arizona junior golfers (boys and girls) ages 8-18 competing in five age groups (see field here). Tee times begin at 6:30 a.m. each morning, and spectators are welcome.

One of the top events on the Junior Golf Association of Arizona’s (JGAA) schedule, the 10-and-under, 13-14, and 15-18 Girls Divisions will compete at Dell Urich Golf Course. The 15-18 Boys as well as the Girls and Boys Championship Divisions will play Randolph North Golf Course.

“Each year we look forward to working with organizations such as the Tucson Conquistadores, Ricki Rarick Junior Golf Programs and of course the JGAA,” said Robb Palmgren, general manager of Randolph Golf Complex.  “Their efforts truly exemplify the values memorialized by the Michael J. Harris Core Values Award.”

Michael J. Harris Core Value Award

Each year during the Tucson City Junior Championship, the Michael J. Harris award is awarded to the player who demonstrates the qualities he lived by. Harris was a Tucson Conquistadores for 33 years and lived by their mission statement of being dedicated to the tradition of golf in Tucson and to promote athletics. He lived his life as he played golf, with honesty, loyalty, good sportsmanship, integrity, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance and courtesy. He loved to play golf for the friendships developed on the course and the positive competitive spirit that comes with the game. He loved the community of Tucson, the people who live there, and he worked on many causes to make it a better place for all. Professionally he worked in administration at the University of Arizona, was the administrator of a local hospital for 14 years, the CEO of a health care network and a realtor. His real passion, though, was his family, philanthropy and golf. He was founder or chairman of over 30 community originations including, the United Way, Rotary, Davis-Monthan 50 and the Tucson Airport Authority.

 Tucson Conquistadores
Since its inception in 1962, the Tucson Conquistadores civic group has raised more than $30 million for young athletes. The group has an active membership of 200 business and professional men who represent a cross-section of the Tucson community.

Professional golf has been the primary source for the Conquistadores’ fundraising success. The Conquistadores currently sponsor the Cologuard Classic, an official PGA TOUR Champions Tour event in March. Proceeds benefit The First Tee of Tucson, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA, Pima County Special Olympics, the JGAA and dozens of youth sports teams and events throughout Southern Arizona.

About the JGAA
The Junior Golf Association of Arizona is a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to educate, motivate and inspire Arizona’s youth through golf and all of the valuable lessons and life skills inherent to the game.  In addition to hosting competitive events, the JGAA develops programs for local schools, assists golf courses with their junior programs, conducts college prep seminars and etiquette clinics.   The Junior Ambassador and Guest Speaker Programs give JGAA students the opportunity to learn, develop and adopt successful habits and practices – both on and off the golf course – from a collection of prominent, civic-minded community and business leaders.  The JGAA also awards two scholarship funds annually to high school senior members of the JGAA for their college education – the Tres Arnold and the John Wolfinger Memorial College Scholarships.  The JGAA’s strong belief in teamwork and cooperation has guided the organization for more than 30 years and is instilled in all of its members.

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Tucson City Golf Offers ‘Wild Cards’ to Play More Golf

Save more and play with the Camo Card, Mega Pass and Tucson City Card

Everybody loves a good deal. Golfers are no exception. Tucson City Golf offers three programs that give golfers a reason to play more golf while saving more money, not to mention the host of additional perks.

Camo Card: A Salute to Davis-Monthan Active Duty Military Members

This new program offers many of the benefits of the popular Tucson City Card with a few valuable differences. First of all, the card is complimentary, which amounts to an $80 savings right off the bat. Camo Cardholders also receive $2 draft beers, 50 percent off appetizers and a complimentary Camo Card tournament in September.

This special offer is only available to active military members who present valid military ID when picking up the card (restriction may apply).

“It’s a small gesture to say thank you for all they do for us,” said Robb Palmgren, general manager of Randolph Golf Complex. “One card gives them, and their three accompanying guests each day, unlimited rounds at reduced City Card rates at all five Tucson City Golf Courses.”

The program expires at the end of 2018, but the good news is, that’s when the 2019 Tucson City Card hits the streets.

Tucson City Card:  Southern Arizona’s Ultimate Frequent Player Value

A staple in the local Tucson golf scene, for only $65 during the early-bird sale (up to 11/30/18, $80 after), cardholders receive a slew of benefits, not the least of which are unlimited rounds at green fees roughly half off regular “rack” rates for the whole foursome at all Tucson City Golf Courses.

Cardholders receive a complimentary round of golf on the day of purchase, along with a golf cap, 20 percent discount on golf apparel, 15 percent discount on golf clubs and accessory items and four complimentary City Card tournaments held throughout the season.

Reservations may be made seven days in advance and every merchandise purchase made as a cardholder earns dollar-for-dollar bonus points, which may be redeemed for, well, more golf!

Those on the move will enjoy the program’s travel benefits:  reduced rates at other participating OB Sports-managed facilities such as nearby Arizona National and Vistoso along with others in Arizona, Las Vegas, Orange County, California and more.

Mega Pass:  Up-Front Fee, Unlimited Golf

On sale since May 1, the Mega Pass offers a flexible grid of prices and access days for golfers to customize to their schedules. The 8-Month Mega Pass is valid May through December with a Weekday version (Monday – Friday) for $949 and an Everyday version valid for play Monday through Sunday and holidays for $1,249. With it, Mega Passholders receive unlimited golf at all five city courses, including golf car, 20 percent discount on golf apparel, 15 percent discount on golf clubs and accessories and seven-day advanced reservations.

 

Likewise, all these benefits are paralleled in the Annual Mega Pass, which is valid for one year from the purchase date. It also comes in Weekday and Everyday flavors at $2,499 and $3,249, respectively.

Affordable Golf is Here; Where Are You?

One of knocks on the game of golf is the expense. While that may have been true, those days are over, especially at Tucson City Golf’s fiver courses: Randolph North, Dell Urich, El Rio, Silverbell and Fred Enke. Golfers can now have it both ways by playing more and saving more with any one of these three popular money-saving programs. Get yours today!

 

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Monday Mulligan Series- Driver Attack Angle

We reached into the archives for this week’s edition of the Randolph Golf Complex Monday Mulligan series, as PGA instructor Corey Baehman Golf gives us a great drill to try to cure a slice with the driver. Making sure your swing path is correct is a huge key to hitting straighter, and longer, drives!

Want to try it for yourself? Click on the link to book your next starting time at Randolph Golf Complex:http://bit.ly/RandolphMondayMulligans

Randolph Golf Complex Monday Mulligan Series – Pre-Round Stretches 11

In this week’s edition of the Randolph Golf Complex Monday Mulligan series, PGA Instructor Corey Baehman helps us get loose before our next round at RGC. One simple drill, which also serves as a way to stretch, will help ensure you are using your body properly during your swing!

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Randolph Monday Mulligan Series- Bump and Run Hybrid

In this week’s edition of the Randolph Golf Complex Monday Mulligan series, PGA Instructor Corey Baehman shows us alternative to the delicate greenside chips that sneak up and bite us at RGC! Using a hybrid club will give your ball the proper roll through the rough, and then roll out to the hole!

Just click on the video for Corey’s full lesson.

Need to book a starting time? Click on this link:http://bit.ly/RandolphMondayMulligans

 

RANDOLPH GOLF COMPLEX TO HOST 2018 TUCSON CITY AMATEUR

Two-Day Event May 5th-6th Set to Crown Top Southern Arizona Amateur

Randolph Golf Complex is proud to announce it will host the 2018 Tucson City Amateur, set to run Saturday, May 5th through Sunday, May 6th. The tournament will take place at both Randolph North Golf Course, and Dell Urich Golf Course, and has a paid deadline set for April 30th, 2018.

“As the longtime hosts of the Tucson City Amateur, we are excited to bring back the best amateur players in the region to Randolph Golf Complex,” said Robb Palmgren, General Manager of Randolph Golf Complex. “There’s a palpable energy the tournament brings to our facility. It’s definitely one of the biggest events on our calendar, and one we look forward to ever year.”

Players participating in the 36-hole stroke play event will be treated to two rounds of golf without car, one each at Randolph North and Dell Urich, with complimentary practice balls, a lunch each day, and a $25 gift card to the golf shop. Flights will be determined by handicap breakdown, and starting times will be available at tucsoncitygolf.com/cityam starting at 5:00pm Thursday, May 3, 2018.

The entry fee is $169, and registration can be completed easily by heading to tucsoncitygolf.com/cityam. Any questions can be directed to Robb Palmgren, Randolph Golf Complex General Manager, by email at rpalmgren@tusoncitygolf.com, or by phone at (520) 791-4161.

About Randolph Golf Complex
Randolph Golf Complex is Tucson’s premier municipal golf facility, featuring two championship golf courses, a full practice area, and the 1925 Bar and Grill. Randolph North Golf Course stretches to 6,902 yards from the back tees, and has hosted numerous PGA and LPGA Tournaments. Dell Urich Golf Course completely renovated in 1996, and now plays 6,629 yards from the back tees. It has also hosted LPGA Tournaments. For more information about the Randolph Golf Complex, visit http://www.tucsoncitygolf.com/randolph-courses/, or call (520) 791-4161.

 

About OB Sports
Randolph Golf Complex is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management, a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success in the golf industry.  OB Sports currently manages close to 60 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States and the Bahamas. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. For more information about OB Sports Golf Management, visit obsports.com, call (480) 948-1300, become a Fan of OB Sports on Facebook, follow OB Sports on Twitter, or visit the OB Sports YouTube channel.

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New Year’s Resolutions in Full Swing!

2018 New Year’s resolutions have been set and people are in full swing trying to accomplish their resolution. Popular resolutions every year revolve around people promising to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life. Most people want to eat better, look better and feel better in 2018.  So many people set a resolution to maintain a healthier diet, while others promise to get exercise more regularly.  These are some of the common goals we hear about regularly.

An article from the Huffington Post, presented an interesting fact, only 8% of people actually keep their New Year’s resolutions.  There are a number of reasons people can’t stick to their resolutions, from setting too many of them to getting derailed by small failures. Often times individuals simply set their resolutions to high.  It is rare to see a resolution that involves doing something fun in 2018.  Although, eating kale and skipping dessert may be fun to some, for the large majority of us we aren’t interested.
People around the New Year talk about cutting carbs, or running everyday… How often do you hear that someones resolution is to drink and hangout with friends more often. It would be nice to set resolutions such as: take more vacations, try new foods, play more golf, indulge in activities that challenge me both physically and mentally.  It’s a new year which calls for new resolutions. Don’t waste your time with recycling an old resolution that you never kept years ago. It’s time to wipe the worries of not sticking to your  resolutions away and focus on resolutions that make you happy.  

Dust off your clubs, stock up on tees and forget about all those unrealistic resolutions. Enjoy your golf game even more this season by taking up these New Year’s resolutions.

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  • Play more golf

 

 

The winter season is the best time of year to get out to the desert in Arizona and take in the gorgeous 70 degree weather. Booking your next tee time has never been easier. At Randolph Golf Complex you can download the mobile app for free. The app is ultra fast, sleek design, exclusive offers and real time weather.  To download the mobile app click HERE.

 

  1.  Take a lesson or two or three

 

Resolutions are about improving weaknesses.  Even the pros have weaknesses that need improvement when it comes to their golf game. Why not take the plunge and book that lesson. To view available instruction click HERE.

 

  1.  Become a member

 

If your resolution is to play more golf, by purchasing a Membership Club Card, offered at most public courses will provide ways to save you money on fees, which will allow you the budget to golf more often.  The 2018 Tucson City Card, at Randolph Golf Complex is only $65 and offers discounted rates from 35%-55% off Regular rates.  Unlimited rounds of golf at the preferred Card rate (includes up to 3 guests). To learn more about all the Tucson City Card benefits click HERE.

 

  1.  Lower your score

 

It’s not always enough to have perfect mechanics, it may be time to update your equipment. The golf shop at Randolph Golf Complex has a stylish selection of golf apparel that perfectly suites a wide range of golfers.  As a Tucson City Card Member you receive a 15% discount in the golf shop.

 

  1.  Get in shape

 

Getting in “Golf” shape that is. Focus on core strength and flexibility to improve your swing. To manage other goals you may have set for this year, try walking the course instead of riding to get the exercise you need to get healthier for 2018!

Don’t be part of the 92% of people that don’t accomplish their resolutions this year, become a part of the 8% that accomplish their resolutions but more importantly have fun while you are doing it. We look forward to seeing you out on the course more often this year! To view available tee times click HERE.