Desert Storm VIII
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Event Registration Deadline: September 4, 2009
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Avid golfers of all skill levels will "storm the desert" in search
of great golf, fun and prizes to participate in the 8th annual Desert Storm golf
tournament to be held September 10-13. Participants will enjoy 4 days and 3
nights of fun and excitement including magnificent golf at some of the best courses
the Phoenix area has to offer.
This event is a fun event and although there will be plenty of competition, it should not be considered a "competitive"
tournament. But if you love playing golf with great people and meeting
new friends, this is the ultimate event for you! The outing package includes
2 rounds of championship golf (plus an optional Thursday round), 2 meals including
the Saturday awards banquet dinner, transportation to/from events, great tee gifts
and the chance to win great prizes.
We will be using 90% of HC indexes for this event with a cap of 30 after the
Thursday, September 10
FireRock Country Club
Tee Times Starting at 11:00am
Optional Money Game - 2-man best ball teams (player selected)
Note: This optional round is $45 extra payable online or at course - money game is an additional $20 buy-in due at course
When it comes to designing golf courses, architect Gary Panks is no stranger to the breathtaking sites and FireRock Country Club is surely proof of this. The first thing a visitor to FireRock golf course will notice is its stunning panoramic city and mountain views, in addition to the tremendous amount of native vegetation.
In the architect's famous style, each hole takes on its own character and personality - you will be challenged every step of the way.
This round is optional and not included in the main package but it serves as
a great warmup for the big event. Of course, some Desert Stormers will tell
you that winning the optional "Money game" is the most coveted title at
the winners must use their prize money to buy drinks for everyone afterwards, you
really can't lose no matter how you shoot. In fact, it may actually be better
to finish second! The optional buy-in for the money game is $20/player and will be collected at the course.
5:30-7:00pm - Hyatt Summerfield Suites, Scottsdale
Join us for free beer and wine at the meet & greet party after the round back at the hotel. After the reception, guests are welcome to venture out to dinner or a night on the town.
Friday, September 11
Ancala Country Club
1:00pm Shotgun Start
Match Play - Go head-to-head with another player and earn points for your team
Nestled in the rugged foothills of the McDowell Mountains, Ancala Country Club is graced by the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert and has become one of Scottsdale's most prestigious private country clubs.
The Dye-Design, 18-hole championship golf course challenges players of all skill levels with five sets of tees and a variety of play. Dramatic views, lush fairways and pristine emerald greens offer an unforgettable golf experience.
BBQ Cookout & Pool Party
7:00-9:00pm - Hyatt Summerfield Suites, Scottsdale
Join us back at the hotel for a BBQ dinner by the pool and hanging out with friends. Food, beer, wine and soft drinks will be provided. After the BBQ, we will have loosely planned events for those who want to participate on Friday evening. This gives you a chance to pair up with others and do your
own thing, or spend some time with your non-golfing guests.
Saturday, September 12
Troon North Golf Club - Monument Course
12:00pm Shotgun Start
2-man best ball - Partners will be drawn via blind draw
Troon North Golf Club stands as the hallmark of the desert golf experience, stretching through the natural ravines and
foothills in the high Sonoran desert in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak. The challenge, visual sensation, and special ambiance of Troon North sets the standards by which
all others are measured and the immaculately groomed golf course and exceptional level of customer service create the renowned Troon Golf Experience.
Troon North’s Monument and Pinnacle courses consistently rank at the top of every golfer’s must-play list, and as of October 2007 golfers in search of the ultimate
golf experience are returning to Troon North Golf Club to play Tom Weiskopf’s true vision. New course renovations by original designer and British Open Champion, Tom
Weiskopf, have created two new layouts with improved playability.
Awards Banquet - Pinnacle Peak Patio
7:00pm Shotgun Dinner!
Step back into the Old West at Arizona's original western steakhouse
Since 1957, Pinnacle Peak has been serving up the finest mesquite broiled steaks, chicken and ribs along with heaping portions of wild west fun - from live country western music nightly to dancing under the stars.
Prizes will be awarded to the winning golfers of each days events as well as some special FGI awards. All golfers and their guests are welcome to attend the
dinner which is sure to be fun for all. Note: No cash prizes or prizes worth more than $750 will be awarded for this event so you will not lose your amateur status.
Sunday, September 13
Departure - You may schedule your departure at any time on Sunday. While
we won't have any events planed for the entire group, we will have some fun stuff
to do for those that want to stick around. You are also welcome to play another
round on your own or with your new friends on Sunday.
If you are joining us from out of town, we have secured a special rate for this
event at the Hyatt Summerfield Suites, an all-suite property in the heart
of Old Town Scottsdale. Please click
here for hotel details and reservations.
The following are the entry fees for the FGI Desert Storm VIII golf tournament: