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Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Event begins on January 31st in Scottsdale

Cactus Golf
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The tents are up in Scottsdale as the Thunderbirds host another great PGA golf event.

For more information visit Waste Management Phoenix Open site and Scottsdale

Waste Management Phoenix Open tees it up today in Scottsdale

The Waste Management Phoenix Open started today. It was a beautiful day in Scottsdale. Yes, the Phoenix Open is in Scottsdale at the TPC Scottsdale Golf Course.

The Thunderbirds, sponsors of the open, always put on a great show. It was good to see 2-time Champ and Arizona State University Alumnus, Phil Mickelson out there. Phil was playing with Ryan Palmer today. Ryan is the grandson of Arnold Palmer. Ryan was playing some impressive golf.

Also, it was great seeing Freddie Couples playing well. He will be a real draw on the Champions Tour (Seniors) this year. Freddie’s  smooth swing is always a pleasure to watch.

Visit the TPC on your next Scottsdale Vacation.

Scottsdale prepares for Phoenix Open shopping boost

Scottsdale Quarter

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The 2010 Phoenix Open will draw hundreds of thousands of people to Phoenix and Scottsdale shops and restaurants.

Just blocks from the Open, is the new Scottsdale Quarter – a new city district, right across the street from Kierland Commons (great shops and restaurants). The stores are starting to open at the Scottsdale Quarter. The new Apple Mac store is beautiful and the Oakville Grocery was packed with customers enjoying high quality gourmet, specialty food and wine.

For information on these Scottsdale shopping areas, visit

For information on some of our favorite restaurants while you visit Phoenix-Scottsdale, visit and

Phoenix Open Golf Tournament on Feb. 22-28

The Waste Management PHOENIX OPEN Golf Tournament comes to town this next week. The tournament is held at the Scottsdale TPC, which is basically kitty-corner to the Kierland Golf Course, pictured here. The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa is a great place to stay when visiting Scottsdale. Close to great golf and great shopping.

We were just up there over the weekend and the weather was spectacular, and the stores and Scottsdale restaurants were packed. The Phoenix Open is a great place to watch golf, and even if you have no interest in golf, it is a great place to get exercise walking and people watch. And don’t forget the wild 16th hole, if you go.

For info on resorts, shopping, golf and more in Scottsdale – visit

Thunderbird ACES same hole again at Forest Highlands in Flagstaff

photo of the actual hole-in-one

photo of the actual hole-in-one

Phoenix and Flagstaff resident, Mike Reina reported an “ACE on 14th hole Canyon, same hole 3 years 1 month and 7 days later.” Mike is a Forest Highlands Golf Club member and also a Thunderbird (hosts of the FBR Phoenix Open). 

As if he is not busy enough, he is also Chairman of The Bobby Beynon Memorial Golf Tournament raising money for scholarships at ASU. This will be the 18th year that Mike has chaired the Bobby Beynon. It will be held at ASU’s Karsten Golf Course on November 6, 2009.

Congratulations Chairman Mike Reina!

NOTE: Notice the “Jameson” Irish Whiskey golf ball. Mike is with Aren’t these golf balls for customers, Mike?

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