Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club and Arizona Women’s Golf Association Host All Associations Golf Gathering

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Event Assembled Professionals from all Aspects of the Game for Networking and Industry Updates

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Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club and Arizona Women’s Golf Association

"It’s nice to be able to recognize the leaders in our industry and celebrate the important role we all play in growing the game and creating great golf experiences,” said Mark Gurnow, General Manager of Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club.

On May 13 and 14, Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club hosted a unique networking event for nearly a dozen Arizona golf organizations, spanning all facets of the game from club ownership to grounds keeping to players associations and more. The “All Associations Golf Gathering,” presented by the Arizona Women’s Golf Association (AWGA), was the first time in recent history that members from so many respected associations have come together in an informal setting to discuss the common mission of promoting and sustaining a healthy golf industry.

The two-day event - which included dinner and a step aside scramble - created a buzz in the local golf industry and Superstition Mountain and the AWGA hope to make the gathering an annual affair. Participating organizations included: Arizona Golf Association, PGA Southwest Section, Cactus & Pine Arizona Golf Course Superintendents Association, Junior Golf Association of Arizona and the National Golf Course Owners Association - Arizona.

“There are a lot of dedicated people working in the golf business and we are honored to host an event that brought them all together for a little fun and networking,” said Mark Gurnow, General Manager of Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club. “It’s nice to be able to recognize the leaders in our industry and celebrate the important role we all play in growing the game and creating great golf experiences.”

Executive Directors from each association presented a brief organization update and discussed relevant industry news. The evening also included an introduction of South West Section PGA’s new Executive Director, Michael Miller, who shared a brief summary of his background and expressed his excitement about his new position with the SWSPGA. During the golf portion of the event, mixed groups were created with members of various organizations hitting the course together for the chance to further network and continue building more collaborative relationships.

“Although every person who attended is deeply involved in golf, very few of them have ever played the game together or gotten the chance to interact on a personal level,” said Mary Pomroy, Arizona Women’s Golf Association Executive Director. “It has been said that when you play golf with someone, you begin to get an idea of who they are, and that is something very special.”
Located at the foot of the Superstition Mountains, just outside the heart of Phoenix, Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club is one of the premier private clubs in the region. The 878-acre luxury gated community is home to two spectacular Nicklaus designed courses and distinguished 50,000 square-foot Tuscan-inspired clubhouse. For more information visit SupersitionMountain.com.

About Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club
Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club is a premier private club nestled at the foot of the Superstition Mountains in Gold Canyon, Arizona, just 25 minutes from Phoenix and 45 minutes from Scottsdale. Two award winning 18-hole Nicklaus designed golf courses make up the centerpiece of this stunning 878-acre luxury gated community featuring hiking trails, village-style neighborhoods and award-winning homes. The 50,000 square-foot Tuscan-inspired clubhouse is the hub of activity for members and guests offering exceptional dining, a Sports Center, pool, and robust wellness program as well as a variety of social activities.

Superstition Mountain returned to completely private status in 2014, after a journey through financial difficulties and receivership. The revitalization was realized as a result of the vision of the owner as well as the Club’s prime location, remarkable resort lifestyle, variety of amenities and world-class golf. The club offers both golf and social memberships, for more information call 480-983-3200. http://www.superstitionmountain.com

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