Monthly Archives: June 2013

Arizona Golfer, June 2013 – A $1.6 million golf instructional facility that opened last year at the Desert Mountain Club was formally named the Jim Flick Golf Performance Center at a May 8th dedication ceremony to honor the renowned golf instructor. Flick was the PGA director of instruction at Desert Mountain from 1987-2005.

Arizona Golfer, June 2013 – The Champions Tour and the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., announced recently that the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship will return to the Desert Mountain Club in 2014 and 2016. The tournament will once again be played on the Cochise Course, one of six courses at the venue designed by World Golf Hall of Fame member Jack Nicklaus.

Golf Course Industry, Thursday, June 6, 2013 – I recently attended the American Society of irrigation Consultants (ASIC) – yes, there’s an irrigation consultants association – annual meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. And since ASIC was in Scottsdale, they invited Sean Emerson and Jeff Plotts to talk about how they irrigate their courses from both a water-quality and a water-quantity standpoint. Sean, director of agronomy at Desert Mountain Club, oversees six 18-hole courses using some 2-million gallons per acre annually on a combination of warm- and cool-season turf. Jeff has the same position at TPC Scottsdale, overseeing 400 acres at a 38-hole resort/public facility utilizing warm-season turf.