Golf Tournament

The Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association held its annual Golf Tournament at the FireRock Country Club in Fountain Hills, AZ on Thursday, May 4, 2017.  Proceeds are dedicated to the Sky Blu Underwood Scholarship Program. Click here to view photos.

For decades, ALCA has been awarding qualified individuals who are serious about furthering their formal education in the Green Industry.  The Green Industry Scholarship is funded by proceeds from the Sky Blu Underwood Golf Tournament.  This year, the event recognized proceeds in the amount of nearly $10,000.   Sky Blu Underwood was born in Phoenix in 1974 and was raised around the landscape industry. He often worked for his father during the summers at AAA Landscape. His roots were deeply entwined with the agricultural industry. Unfortunately, Sky did not live long enough to fulfill his dreams. This scholarship fund has been established to help other young people build their careers. Perhaps applicants can use their education to beautify the world with trees, flowers, and other green things...and carry on one of Sky's dreams.

With 144 players playing and competing at FireRock Country Club, the lowest score of 51 and taking the 1st place prize went to the Rodeo Ford team (Jim Mitchell, Mike Dean, Paul Bruccoleri and Larry Walton).

In second place was the team playing for Rain Bird consisting of Robert Logan, Chris Padget, DeWayne Thompson and Alex Clayton.

Coming in 3rd place was the Belgard Hardscapes team consisting of Chad Johnson, Brian Huta, Tim Barber and Scott Sipe.

The big winner of the putting contest was Todd Huston with Grounds Control for night stay and twosome of golf at the Gold Canyon Resort which was generously donated by Smiling Dog Landscapes.

Thank you to Kelly O'Shaughnessy, Nancy Clawson, Hope Lyon, Monte Hoskins, Mary Clanton, Lisa Popour, Becky Nunes, and Nickie Velten for volunteering to help with the registration and specialty holes. A special thanks to our lunch sponsor Joe Carranza with Sunrise Nursery and to Golf Chairman Nate Gould with Hunter Industries for choosing such a beautiful course.

And finally, thank you to the companies that donated raffle prizes and sponsored the holes:

AAA Landscape
Arizona Turf Masters
Azul-Verde Design Group
Belgard Hardscapes
Colonial Life
Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock
DIRT Insurance & Risk Management
DTR Landscape
Evergreen Turf
Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply
Goya Lighting
Grand Materials
Grounds Control
Hill & Usher
Horizon Distributors
Hunter/FX
Identity Promotional Marketing
Midway
Northwestern Mutual
NPT/Poolcorp
Rain Bird Corporation
RDO Equipment - Vehicle Display
Rodeo Ford
SiteOne Landscape Supply
Southwest Sod
Sunrise Nursery
Sunwest Golf & Reclamation
TMS International
Toro/Irritrol/Unique
Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting
West Coast Turf