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Junior Member

Phone: (602) ***-****  HQ Phone
Moon Valley Country Club
151 W. Moon Valley Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85023
United States

Company Description: moonvalleyaz.com provides all in Moon Valley
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In fact, the recent MV3 just ...
www.azgolf.org, 5 June 2012 [cached]
In fact, the recent MV3 just took place at Moon Valley with Arizona Golf Association standouts Michael Wog, Trey Martin and Adam Walicki beating a team led by Cameron Howell, the 2011 AGA player of the year.
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And Wog's team did it in record fashion (24under par), something that was not lost on Wog, a junior member at Moon Valley.
"I love the golf course, and I'm really concerned about the direction the club is going to take. It's not a good situation, although keeping the club as much intact as possible and not building condos is the way to go,'' Wog said.
AGA : Arizona Golf Association
www.azgolf.org, 28 Feb 2010 [cached]
Michael Wog II set to defend Publinks title | read more » AGA : Arizona Golf Association Arizona Golf Association
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Michael Wog II set to defend Publinks title
Michael Wog II of Scottsdale, the 2009 Arizona Golf Association Player of the Year, is set to defend his title at the Arizona Publinks Championship to be held at Randolph North Golf Course in Tucson March 5 - 7. He will be joined by 143 elite amateur golfers in the state in the first AGA major championship of the year. The format for the Championship will be 54 holes of individual stroke play at gross with a cut after 36 holes to the low 60 + ties.
"I was really excited when I found out that the Publinks was going to return to Randolph North. Wog said.
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Being a past champion and Player of the Year provides extra motivation for the 27-year-old Wog.
"As the Player of the Year, I feel like I should contend in every tournament I play," he said.
Arizona Golf Association
www.azgolf.org, 4 Jan 2010 [cached]
PHOENIX (January 4, 2010) - Michael Wog II of Scottsdale earned AGA Player of the Year honors, while David McDaniel of Tucson captured the Mayfair Award for lowest stroke average.
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"This is a huge honor and now I'm only nine behind Ken Kellaney," Wog said. "It really means a lot to me. The players that have won it in years past are phenomenal golfers. The last two years have been a nice progression from being a decent player, to being one of the better players and hopefully I can build upon that and keep getting better."
Two years ago, Wog decided to focus his energies on golf full time with a plan to make a run at turning professional. He quit his accounting job in Tucson and relocated to Scottsdale, working at P.F. Changs at night, so he could devote the days to his passion. Joining Moon Valley Country Club last year afforded him another opportunity to improve his game with the high-level of competition he was able to find on a daily basis.
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Wog won all three of his matches and also participated on the victorious team in the Arizona-Utah Shootout. In addition, he made two USGA appearances: Qualifying for the US Mid-Amateur Championship and also as a representative of the Grand Canyon state at the USGA State Team Championship. He also finished in the top 15 at the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship which was played at The Gallery Golf Club.
"The highlight of the year had to be winning the AZ Publinks by nine shots and the Phoenix City by 10," he added.
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"I plan to play one more year of amateur golf and work on doing better in national events," Wog said.
Arizona Golf Association
www.azgolf.org, 6 Mar 2009 [cached]
Tucson, Ariz. (March 6, 2009) - Steve Dallas, of Mesa, a two-time Arizona Publinks Champion, shot an opening round five-under par 65 to take a two shot lead over Michael Wog II, of Phoenix, in the first round of the Arizona Publinks Championship being played on the 6,804-yard Randolph North Golf Complex.
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Wog, of Phoenix, who was second in AGA Performance Points rankings last year, also had a bogey-free round, notching three birdies, each from within three feet. He shaved a full 13 strokes off his opening round score of 80 last year that included a disappointing 11 shots on the 18th hole.
"It was pretty good round and I didn't make a bogey which was nice," Wog said. "I hit the ball really well, but didn't make any putts. I had a whole bunch of lips outs and hopefully those will go in tomorrow. As long as I shoot somewhere around par I should have a chance come Sunday."
Wog, who gave up a successful accounting career in Tucson, relocated to Phoenix two years ago to focus on golf. Last fall, he joined Moon Valley CC to play and practice more and is seeing his hard work pay off.
"Hopefully I can go out and shoot another good round tomorrow," he said.
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www.azgolf.org, 8 Aug 2007 [cached]
Wog works way towards 'greatest dream'
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By his own admission and without reservation, Michael Wog II confides he is "married to my 14 golf clubs.''
It's why Wog works almost every night waiting tables at P.F. Chang's in Scottsdale, and why he joined Moon Valley Country Club - "I'm just a juniormember'' -- where he spends most days working on his game and fitness.
"I guess I don't have time for a real relationship right now,'' said the 27-year-old Wog, who added quickly, "although I'd never pass up the perfect situation if for some reason things would work out that way.''
But for right now, being attached to his golf game is just fine, thank you. It's also the chief reason why the likeable Wog is the latest to be crowned Arizona PubLinks champ.
That Wog won the Arizona Golf Association's first major championship of the season by a whopping nine shots on Sunday at Tucson 's Randolph North Golf Course - his first AGA major ever -- also speaks volumes about the tight bond between Wog and his clubs.
"Waiting tables every night and playing golf every day might not sound like the ideal lifestyle to some, but to me I'm living the dream,'' Wog said, laughing at himself. "If I keep doing those two things - working hard and playing golf -- then hopefully I'll get to where I want to be.''
Where Wog wants to go is pro -- but only if he feels like his game is good enough. He's the farthest thing from that whimsical PING commercial, where the guy gets a new G-10 driver and suddenly is ready to give up his office job for the PGA Tour. (Even if Wog actually gave up his office job not long ago!)
"I've now won a big AGA tournament against some of the best (amateurs) in the state,'' Wog said, sighing with relief.
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Wog is being modest. He actually did "walk the walk'' in the Old Pueblo, where he posted rounds of 67, 66, and 66 for a winning aggregate of 11-under 199. That he made one bogey for the tournament on a tough track that was scaled back from a par-72 to a par-70 (6,805 yards) in challenging weather conditions also bodes well on any level.
Tucson 's David McDaniel, who was the runner-up in the PubLinks for the second straight year, gave it his best shot but couldn't get Wog to crack early in the final round.
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Despite outdriving Wog by 50 yards (or more) at times, McDaniel could only watch as Wog pulled away with radar-like irons and a solid putter.
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Despite outdriving Wog by 50 yards (or more) at times, McDaniel could only watch as Wog pulled away with radar-like irons and a solid putter.
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"It was really a lot closer than nine (shots), and David did hit some drives that were like, 'Holy Cow!' '' noted Wog, who entered the final round with a four-shot lead.
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In doing so, Wog followed up his East Valley Short Course Championship with a punctuation mark in the PubLinks, and quietly pronounced himself as the early leader for Player of the Year.
"That's not exactly what I'm thinking about, because if I play well this year that (POY) will take care of itself,'' Wog countered. "Right now, I'm more focused on competing and doing well in tournaments like the Pacific Coast Amateur, U.S. Mid-Am, U.S. Am and the Southwest (Amateur). If I do well in those types of tournaments I might get noticed.''
Which takes nothing away from what he's done lately.
"The AGA is a great opportunity, and they run great events,'' Wog added. "But if I ever want to realize my greatest dream (of playing professionally), I've got to do well in those national events, too.''
That brings up the second part of Wog's "pro" puzzle - finding the big bucks it takes to bankroll the career path of an independent contractor.
"To just play a season on the Gateway (Tour) costs about $35,000,'' Wog pointed out.
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my freshman year, and just didn't like being one of 500 (students) in a classroom,'' said Wog of his more subtle choice.
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Shortly after graduation in 2005, Wog turned down graduate school for a job as an accountant working in Tucson . He said, for the most part, he liked working for that power company.
But after two years of crunching numbers, "I wanted to get out of there and playgolf and get better rather than spend 10 hours a day sitting behind a desk,'' he admitted.
Not exactly the same reason as the guy in the PING commercial, but it was the turning point where Wog went gonzo for the game. He arrived in Phoenix a year ago and has been preparing nonstop for his future ever since.
Wog said he joined Moon Valley out of necessity: "I was practicing too much and not getting to play, and they've got such great facilities for both golf and (fitness),'' he said. And as we all know, junior members pay less, a requirment for Wog's financial situation.
"I don't know how long it will take to get me to that next stage (as a professional),'' Wog said with a shrug.
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Then Wog laughed about still being called "Mikey.''
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golf),'' Wog told the AGA faithful on Sunday shortly after the conclusion of the PubLinks. "But at some point, you have to look at yourself and have some confidence. Winning a tournament like this gives me a lot of confidence.''
At the same time, nothing has changed, Wog added. There's still a lot more practice on the Moon, and plenty of hot plates to be delivered at P.F. Chang's.
"When I was a kid, I never dreamed about growing up to be a waiter some day,'' Wog quipped.
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Having worked with him at the coop, I have always admired Mikey for his drive to pursue his dreams. He is a great example to others. He's also a really cool person who also happens to make some killer salsa! Keep up the good work!
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I had the privilege of working with Mike. It is great to see him pursuing his dream.
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I had the privelige to play with Mikey a coup[le years ago.Im so proud of him and hope he can go all the way. Great article
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