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The Saturday Golf League is a co-ed club located in the greater Phoenix metro area, and is a member of both the Arizona Golf Association (AGA) and the Arizona Women's Golf Association (AWGA). Join us for weekly golf tournaments all around the Valley of the Sun.  We offer prizes and lots of fun and excitement. Our members may also apply for a USGA/GHIN handicap through us.  Check out The Saturday Golf League links (above) and resources. To receive information about the Saturday Golf League, click here.

Goodwin wins 2016 Match Play……

After 2 months and 11 grueling rounds of competition, Ben Goodwin defeated Steve Ballard 4 & 2 to become the 2016 SGL Match Play Champion and recipient of the 1st place prize of $300. The final match which was contested on the Wigwam Heritage course under ideal conditions and had both players going in with one loss of the double elimination format. Pictured above is Ben accepting the 1st place check from SGL’s Special Events Chairman Dan Gallegos. Summary Bracket  


Wire to wire finish for Lucas in Wigwam Warriors…..

Just another walk in the park for Don Lucas who easily out lasted the field in the first ever “Wigwam Warrior” competition and collected the $225 first prize. The Wigwam Warrior event consisted of playing the three Wigwam courses (Gold, Patriot and Heritage) and having the best combined Net Scoring Average. A 3-way tie for second place included Erston Senger, Joe Pilewicz and Mike Tobin who each collected $85 for their efforts. Ken Baca got his entry back of $25 with the fifth place finish. Final Standings

Bieleniewicz records “Double Eagle” at Starfire….

Scoring a “2” on a par 5 is so uncommon that it is nearly impossible to calculate the odds. In any case, long time member Jim Bieleniewicz accomplished the feat on 2/27/2016 at the SGL event at the Starfire Golf Club in Scottsdale. The 479 yard #4 hole on the Hawk course was the opening par 5 of the Hawk to King event on a usual perfect Arizona golf day. Playing partners in the group who witnessed the achievement were Steve Oliva, Bradley Walker and Jeff Morrissey. As described by Jim, after hitting driver off the tee to the left side of the fairway and getting a yardage of 196 to the flag from Morrissey, he faded a 4 iron to the green with a right middle flag position. Not knowing exactly where the ball had ended up, Oliva watched as Jim walked up and looked into the hole, and then Jim looked up and smiled and said “It’s in the Hole”. Jim went on to a shoot a 1 over par 71 and finish 1st in his flight. Pictured above is SGL President Dave Dean presenting Jim with the framed score card of his feat. Congratulations Jim!  


2016 SGL Match Play Championship starts February 6th .....

Signups for this year’s Match Play are now being taken for a double elimination event in conjunction with the regular SGL schedule. Deadline and drawing for bracket positions will take place after the Papago event on 1/23/2016. The $20 entry fee can be paid on-line or at a preceding event and is open to all active members. Any questions regarding the Match Play need to be directed to our Special Event Chairman Dan Gallegos . We look forward to having another great year of Match Play with Jeff Morrissey being the reigning champion from last year.   2015 Results    2016 Rules

New SGL Special Event on the Spring Schedule .....

The SGL is introducing a new special event included in the spring 2016 schedule called the “Wigwam Warriors”. This 3 tournament series will consist in playing all three Wigwam scheduled courses (2/6-Gold, 3/12-Patriot & 4/16-Heritage) and having the best net scoring average over all three events. The $25 entry fee can be paid on-line and is open to all active members and also will count double points towards your qualification to this year’s 2016 Tony Albrecht SGL Cup Championship. This one flight format will payout 25% of the field but you must play in all three to win.

SGL scores another AGA Championship .....

The team of Richard Carroll, Steve Richter and Dave Dean combined to take home the Arizona Golf Association’s 2015 Senior Cup Series. The Senior Cup Series is comprised of 10 events throughout the summer using a four-ball stroke play format to qualify the top 80 of the over 300 competitors for the championship. This year’s championship team of Carroll and Dean accumulated 50 points under Stableford scoring at the Encanterra Country Club to secure the win. This is the second time in the last 4 years that Richard has won the championship, who back in 2012 teamed with Kim Snyder for the title.

SGL Summer Series .....

For the first time, the Saturday Golf League will have a playoff for the summer season. In past years, the SGL has only booked a few events during the summer months to keep the hard core golfers satisfied during the wait for the regular season to begin in September. This summer a full calendar of 10 events along with 2 playoff events were scheduled due to increased interest and participation. A total of 35 players qualified for the finals and will compete for $500 which will be contested in 2 consecutive weeks using a 2 flight format. Qualifications for the SGL Summer Series involved playing in at least 25% of the scheduled events along with being an active member of the league. Seeding points for the finals were based on the accumulated SGL points over the summer in combination with events played and flight wins. Final Round Results

The 2015-2016 Tony Albrecht Cup.....

The 2015-16 SGL season will begin September 5, 2015 and run through April 30, 2016. There will be 33 SGL events scheduled during the 2015-2016 season. SGL members earn points weekly for the Tony Albrecht Cup over the course of the season. SGL members who play a minimum of 8 rounds between September 5 and the last Saturday in April 2016 will be eligible to play for the 2015-2016 Tony Albrecht Cup and prize money.

This coming season, players will earn 1 bonus point towards the Tony Albrecht Cup seeding for each round played between September 5, and April 30, 2016, also 1 point for each flight win. Play for the 2015-2016 Tony Albrecht Cup will take place Saturdays on May 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Get in position to win prize money and the prestigious Tony Albrecht Cup; play more rounds with the Saturday Golf League!

The 2014-2015 Tony Albrecht Cup Results .....

Over the last four weeks in May, Saturday Golf League members played for more than $2,000 in prize money during the annual SGL Tony Albrecht Cup. The tournament took place over four weeks at Troon Golf locations Lookout Mountain, Ocotillo, Whirlwind Devil’s Claw and Ak-Chin Southern Dunes. In the first flight Dan Gallegos won three weeks in a row before having a tough final round which nearly cost him the victory. Jim B. finished a close second only 10 points behind Dan. Steve Richter and John Wilhelm finished third and fourth respectively.

The second flight provided more intrigue as the top four were closely grouped headed into the final round. Erston Senger, who qualified at the bottom of the flight and was in fourth position headed into the final round played great golf at Southern Dunes and won the flight. Joe G. finished second. Dave Dean and Val LeChuga finished third and fourth respectively.

Paul “Mick” Mickela won the third flight by playing great golf over the last three Saturdays. Mick finished with a first place and two seconds over that time. Oscar Delgado and Margaret Storms finished in a tie for second with Oscar winning the tie break. Margaret was awarded third and Steve Ballard awarded fourth place.

Standings after Round #4   Photos


Team SGL wins inaugural match play competition…..

The golf Gods were with us for the first Cup Challenge between the Valley Golf Association and the Saturday Golf League at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale. The 16 Ryder Cup type matches were closely contested; with the SGL taking home the Cup. Captains Tom Hecocks and Dave Dean were both pleased with how this first of hopefully many future events turned out and with a few tweaks should be bigger and better next time. Outstanding performances were put together by Danny Campos of the VGA and Dan Gallegos of the SGL who easily won their matches. The SGL gets the right to hold “The Cup” until the next competition and also to pick next year’s venue.  Photo Album



New Membership Referral Program...

Starting 9/1/2013 the SGL will start a new membership promotion. For every new player that is brought in by an existing member and becomes a new member, both will receive $25 credit. New members must complete 3 qualifying rounds and establish a SGL handicap index, sponsors name must be declared prior to first qualifying round.