Rules of Golf Seminars Announced

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The Sun Country Amateur Golf Association is excited to announce the dates and sites for the 2018 Rules of Golf Seminars. The first one will be held in Albuquerque at Los Altos Golf Course on March 12th, and the second one will be held in Las Cruces at NMSU Golf Course on March 19th. Each session will run from 9:00 …

Paa-Ko Ridge GC Named Club of the Year

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club has been named the 2017 SCAGA Club of the Year. Paa-Ko saw a substantial increase in their membership numbers from 2016 to 2017 and provided their beautiful facility to us for our NM-WT Amateur Championship, which was staged from June 23rd to the 25th. Paa-Ko has hosted a SCAGA event in each of …

Sharon Newell Named Volunteer of the Year

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sharon Newell was a well-deserved recipient of the Donna Sauve Volunteer of the Year Award. Sharon is a key part of Sun Country’s Northern course rating team and has been a part of numerous ratings over the past few seasons. She stood out with her volunteer efforts at numerous SCAGA championships, USGA Qualifiers and the NMAA High …

Surette and Salome Repeat at Spring Stroke Play

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The Sun Country Amateur Golf Association kicked off the 2017 Championship Season with the Spring Stroke Play, held at Red Hawk Golf Club and Picacho Hills Country Club in Las Cruces, NM. The field of 155 players competed for the top gross and net spot in their respective flights. Samantha Surette was able to successfully defend her 2016 Spring Stroke …

SCAGA Volunteer of the Year Award Now to be Named the Donna Sauve Award

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At the 2016 Annual Meeting the SCAGA Board of Directors renamed the SCAGA Volunteer of the Year to the Donna Sauve Award. Along with renaming the award after our long time SCAGA and USGA volunteer, Donna Sauve was also honored with this award. Donna has had a great deal of influence in the Sun Country Amateur golf world through her …

Local Rule for Accidental Movement of a Ball on the Putting Green

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Effective January 1, 2017 If a Committee wishes to introduce such a Local Rule, the following wording is recommended: “Accidental Movement of a Ball on a Putting Green Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows: When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the …

Condon, Surette, and Sivage Win SCAGA Players of the Year

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The Monte Vista, CO native, Greg Condon has been named the SCAGA 2016 Player of the Year. Condon was the 2016 New Mexico – West Texas Mid-Amateur Champion and was also the 2016 SCAGA Team Champion. He also was runner-up in the 2016 SCAGA Fall Stableford as well as a top 5 finisher in the 2016 New Mexico – West …

Condon Duo wins SCAGA Team Championship

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Monte Vista, CO natives, Greg Condon and son Luke Condon, won the SCAGA Men’s Team Championship at Rockwind Community Links in Hobbs, NM. The duo shot 66 during the four-ball format and finished with a 72 during the modified foursomes (alternate shot) format in the final round for a tournament total of 138 (-6). On the women’s side, Samantha Surrette …

Roswell’s Cavan Jones is Augusta-bound

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Roswell’s Cavan Jones, a local 14-year-old golfer, holds his follow-through after a drive on the driving range at the NMMI golf course. Jones is headed to storied Augusta National after winning first-place in his age division at the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship regional qualifier in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sept. 10. (AJ Dickman Photo)