Southwest Section PGA launches the at Open

Southwest Section PGA’s putting contest booth at Open

The Southwest Section PGA launched a new website called The web site offers tee times through easy and convenient booking methods with no booking fees.

Using leading edge technology, TheTeeTimeStore allows golfers more ways to stay connected to their favorite courses and tee times through the Internet and e-mail.

TheTeeTimeStore works in partnership with the Southwest Section PGA Golf Pass ( and went live during the 2009 Open, a PGA Tour event that took place October 21-25 at Grayhawk in Scottsdale. The Southwest Section PGA had an information booth at the tournament to share information with attendees.

More Than Just A Booking Service
TheTeeTimeStore provides Southwest Section PGA Golf Pass holders the ability to book tee times online, learn more about area golf courses, instruction and golf packages, and receive the discounted Golf Pass rate at any of the over 60 participating golf courses.

These courses include: Ahwatukee Country Club, Eagle Mountain Golf Club, Gold Canyon Golf Resort, Kokopelli Golf Club, Superstition Springs Golf Club and many others.

“This is a service that we think will really help local golfers and visitors purchasing our card to save money on golf and also be a place to go for a plethora of other services such as golf video instructions as an example,” said Mike Bergman, the SWSPGA’s Internet/Golf Pass Director.

“The Golf Pass has provided a wonderful value to Arizona golfers for over 15 years. It’s a proven program that is good for the golf industry as well as the golf consumer. We feel strongly that TheTeeTimeStore will make the Golf Pass even more valuable and easy to use for pass holders.”
It will enable Southwest Section PGA professionals to streamline the tee time booking process and provide valuable information about local courses to area golfers.

The Southwest Section PGA Golf Pass program began in 1994, as a means of bringing some clarity and consistency to the myriad golf discount programs that had flooded the market in Arizona. On average the Section sells more than 23,000 Golf Passes annually, accounting for more than 250,000 golf rounds each year.

Under the current Golf Pass Program, Pass holders receive a 25-percent discount off the posted weekend rates at participating courses and 50-percent discount off weekday golf rates.

The 2010 Golf Pass will be available for purchase at all of the participating facilities starting on November 1, 2009. The pass is good for use until October 31, 2010. Golf passes may also be purchased online at The cost is $95 per year, if purchased prior to December 1, and $110 after December 1, 2009. Any 2009 cardholder may renew at anytime for $95 by bringing their 2009 pass to a participating facility!

Money raised from Golf Pass sales is used by the Southwest Section PGA to support numerous Junior Golf Programs throughout Arizona and Southern Nevada. The Section works tirelessly to introduce new juniors to the game, give them the opportunity to play and, most importantly, teach them the general life skills, manners and ethics that are synonymous with the sport. The Golf Pass program supports the Southwest Section Foundation which has contributed to local charities including: Habitat for Humanity, the Special Olympics and the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Additionally, the Southwest Section provides funding to the Golf Industry Association, the Cactus and Pine Foundation and other programs designed to ensure the continued health and growth of the golf industry in Arizona.

For more information visit or . Or, call Mike Bergman at the Southwest Section PGA office at 480.443.9002.