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Posted: Thursday, July 29, 2010 5:00 pm

Dixon Golf launches game's most expensive ball

Tempe-based Dixon Golf announced recently that it will manufacture the first high performance, eco-friendly golf ball.

It is called the Dixon Fire and features an Elastodynamic recyclable cast urethane cover for maximum playability and performance. It also features a 318 tour-precision dimple pattern, as well as an energy intensifying mantle for maximum power.

It will retail for $74.95 per dozen and be available initially in the PGA Tour Superstores in Arizona before expanding to other retailers.

"This ball is not for everyone," Dixon Golf CEO William Carey said. "This ball is only for the golfer that demands the absolute best in performance. Its price point is unreachable for a certain segment of golfers, which is why we have two other offerings - the Earth and Wind."

Those two types of balls sell for $39.95 and $24.95, respectively.

For more information, visit to

Sting hosts baseball tryouts, add new squad

The Ahwatukee Sting 13U club team will have tryouts on Aug. 7 from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

Players cannot turn 14 before May 1, 2011.

The Ahwatukee Sting is a competitive club baseball team that strives to teach sportsmanship, skill development and character in a positive environment. For more information, visit, e-mail or call Greg Tornga at (602) 751-9969.

The Sting organization is also planning to expand and add a competitive 11U baseball team for the fall. Prime candidates are experienced players who are coachable, have good attitudes, hard working and committed to becoming competitive advanced ballplayers.

Tryouts will be in late August and early September.

If interested, submit contact information, child's name, date of birth and playing experience to

Boxing trip canceled

The Ahwatukee contingent that was supposed to head to the 10th annual Ringside World Championships, Aug. 2-7 in Kansas City, Mo., are no longer going.

The group had previously been asking for donations, but those are no longer needed.

Registration open for YMCA youth sports

The Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA, 1030 E. Liberty Lane, is registering for its Youth Super Sports program. Sign up now through Aug. 8 and receive $10 off registration.

Programs include T-ball, recreational/competitive volleyball and basketball, soccer and flag football. For a full listing of classes and ages, visit The deadline to register for fall sports is Aug. 31. "Bring Your Own Team Rosters" are also being accepted. Contact Debbie at for questions.

Aquadawg Swim Team has openings for fall swim team

Has your child been in a summer swim league and you don't want the fun to end? The Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA has a recreational and a competitive swim program that still has availabilities for children ages 9 to 15.

Practices will start again Aug. 16 and go through Oct. 9. The program features monthly swim meets, great coaches (Kymmie Johnson, Nikki Crider and Julie Neish) and focuses on stroke technique.

To set up a skills evaluation, call (602) 212-6084. Space is limited.


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