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18th-Annual Charity Golf Tournament


What: An 18-Hole tournament focusing on fellowship in a relaxed atmosphere.The event raises money for the DVGC Legacy Fund: Click here to learn more about the DVGC Legacy Fund. In our 18 year history we have provided over $50,000 in financial contributions to the Maury Clancy Indian Campership Fund and support the Endowment of the Order of the Arrow and other Scouting Scholarship funds. This is a casual golf outing – although a shirt with a collar is required please, no scouting uniforms.

NEW for this year is OA Shootin' -- a Sporting Clay shotgun range event on Sunday morning limited to the first 16 people who register. Cost is $95 and includes ~100 ammo rounds, shotgun, supplies, and small contribution to the DVGC Legacy Fund. Format will be 4-person teams, each with at least one experienced Marksman. Required safety briefing and instruction from 7:00-7:45am, event will end by 10:00am. Hosted by Larry Abbott, Grand Canyon Council CEO/Scout Executive.

Where: Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix, Arizona

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018.The tournament tees off at 11:00am.All participants must arrive no later than 9:45am for tournament registration. Boxed lunches will be provided before the event.

Who: Participation is open to anyone and you are encouraged to bring a non-scouting friend. Scouting membership is not required. All proceeds from this tournament are donated in support of Scouting Legacy Programs as administered through the Order of the Arrow. Click here to learn more about the DVGC Legacy Fund.

Cost: For the 2018 tournament the individual registration fee is $135.00 per player - an individual registration fee includes: 18-holes of golf, cart fee, practice balls for warm-up, player gift, tournament awards, lunch and an evening dinner party.

The $135 registration only covers event operating expenses. The majority of the DVGC tournament proceeds are raised through upper level registrations, Hole Sponsorships, general donations and the sale of mulligans, paint sticks and raffle tickets. We welcome and appreciate your participation at any level, however if you are able please consider entering at a higher sponsorship level and purchasing mulligans, paint sticks or raffle tickets.

Double Vigil Level Sponsor - $775: Entrance for a team of four, plus a Hole Sponsorship.
Vigil Level Sponsor - $375: Entrance for two players plus a Hole Sponsorship
Brotherhood Level Sponsor - $175: Entrance for one player plus a Hole Sponsorship
Ordeal Level Sponsor - $135: Entrance for one player

Mulligans: Essentially they are do-overs, each member of a team has the opportunity to purchase two mulligans for ten-dollars; they can be used at anytime to repeat any shot.

Paint Sticks: Each member of the team has the opportunity to purchase a paint-stick for ten-dollars; each paint stick can be used once during the round to improve the lie of the ball by the length of the paint stick even if it places the ball in the hole.

Raffle Tickets: A raffle will be held after the conclusion of golfing.

Extra Sponsor Opportunities:  Limited extra sponsors and naming recognition are available.  Please inquire if there is something not listed you would like to sponsor.


DVGC Legacy Fund

"Supporting Our Legacy in Scouting"


OUR PAST: An Evolving Purpose

Since the early winter of 1999, the Western Region of the Order of the Arrow has played host to the Double Vigil Golf Classic. Although not an officially sanctioned event of the Boy Scouts of America, this annual tournament has grown from a small group gathering in southern California to a highly anticipated fundraising and fellowship event.

In the early years of this tournament, the singular intent was a focus on fellowship and fun. Recently however, tournament organizers have begun to evolve the purpose as the number of participant and donation totals have steadily increased. In the history of the DVGC over $50,000 has been raised and contributed to the Maury Clancy American Indian Campership Fund; with 75% of that total having been raised in the last five years due to financial restructuring and increased event promotion.

After 10 years of support to the Maury Clancy American Indian Campership Fund, discussions began in late 2011 to further develop the funding goals of the DVGC. The committee members and other interested persons soon recognized the broad based value in creating a lasting legacy fund which would provide financial support to a variety of related programs within Boy Scouting; with a specific emphasis on those that perpetuate the history and mission of the Order of the Arrow in scouting.

In early 2012, the tournament committee recommended the creation of a single managed fund providing a means of funding projects with the mission of "Supporting Our Legacy in Scouting."

OUR PRESENT: The Tournament

The tournament format still provides one of the best environments for engaged fellowship within the Western Region. Positive feedback from many past participants has prompted the DVGC committee to work towards growing the event and engaging a wider variety of participants. The relaxed "unofficial" atmosphere fostered by the DVGC provides a backdrop for natural synergy created by bringing together like minded lodge and section leaders. The golf tournament serves as a vehicle for productive conversations and idea sharing.

In 2011, one foursome in particular comprised of a lodge adviser and three of his associate advisers spent the day discussing lodge business and developed positive personal working relationships through fellowship. Time, they all agreed that was well spent. Lodge and section leaders rarely have the opportunity to spend any time together in which they are not also tasked with overseeing the work of their youth leaders.

Prior to the 2013 event, the Tournament Champions were recorded on a travelling plaque. However with the unexpected passing of Paul E. Wadford, Jr. on October 15th, 2011, event organizers chose to create the Wadford Cup - a trophy dedicated to the enduring legacy of "Gene" Wadford.

OUR FUTURE: Supporting Our Legacy in Scouting

As this annual event continues to grow in participation and national awareness, the DVGC Legacy Fund will develop further ties to programs that perpetuate the mission of the Order of the Arrow. With continued support of the Maury Clancy Indian Campership Fund, the Endowment of the Order of the Arrow and other Scouting Scholarship Programs, such as the OATC Scholarship Fund (as part of the 2014 Philmont Staff Association Capital Campaign).

The DVGC Legacy Fund as a part of the Boy Scouts of America is a registered 501(c)3 - all contributions to the DVGC are tax-deductable to the full extent allowable by law.


About the Course

Arizona Grand Resort

Phoenix, Arizona











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For over two decades, Arizona Grand Golf Course has supported the rich tradition of the game with its unique links course, featuring panoramic views of the surrounding desert landscape. Dramatic elevation changes and breathtaking mountain vistas highlight the diverse and challenging par 71 layout. The course compliments the grandeur of the spectacular Sonoran desert with stunning conditions and a service staff committed to creating exceptional experiences for players of all ability levels.

Golf Course Information:

Middle Tees: 6,331 YDS, 68.8 / 124


 Four Diamond Award from AAA

Named among the nation's Top 50 "Great Service" facilities by Golf Digest

  Awarded Four Star "Best Places to Play" from Golf Digest

 Gold Tee Award from Meetings & Conventions

 "Greens of Distinction" and "Golden Links Award" from Corporate Incentive Travel Magazine

 "Top 35 Courses in Arizona", "Best Golf Hole", and "Best Service in Golf" from The Arizona Republic

 Adrians Award from Hospitality Sales & Marketing Assoc. International (HSMAI)

 "World Class Award" from Insurance Meetings Magazine

 "Planners Choice Award" from Meeting News

 "Excellent" rating from Zagat Survey

Dress Code: 
Shirts with collar, tailored mid-length shorts; denim or jean material of any type is not permitted.

Address/Contact Info
Arizona Grand Resort
8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy
Phoenix, Arizona 85044
Phone (602) 438.9000

Hosted After Party & Dinner

Hosted by Mike and Maggie Hoffman at the Hoffman House

Time: Anytime after 7:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 8:30 pm -- All are welcome including spouse and guests

Attire: Post golf, shorts, slacks, whatever

Weather: Should be nice, especially by the fire

Directions: Mike’s house is in north Scottsdale. From the Arizona Grand, Turn left onto Arizona Grand Pkwy. Turn left onto Arizona Grand Pkwy. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit and stay on Arizona Grand Pkwy. Turn right onto W Baseline Rd. Turn left onto the I-10 W ramp to Phoenix/Globe/US-60. Take exit 154 to merge onto US-60 E toward Mesa/Globe. Take exit 176B to merge onto AZ-101 Loop N. Take 101 freeway to Cactus Road. Exit Cactus heading east to 104th Street, turn left (north). Note it is a “round about” onto 104th Street. Take the second right (heading east) on Charter Oak. Mike and Maggie’s house is the 4th on the right. FYI – it takes about 35 minutes from the golf course.

10425 East Charter Oak
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Telephone: 480-614-6846
Cell: 602-697-0650

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