Category: Card Games & Sports

Card Scores

Sue McCutcheon Calling All Bridge Players … The time has come for the 2018 annual Bridge Gala! The Gala will be in the SunBird Horizon Room on February 18 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are still $5.00 and are on sale before regularly-scheduled play or by calling 480-802-1172 beginning January 15. No ticket sales after February…

From the Superintendent’s Desk

Marc Francoeur, GCSAA I’m sitting here in the office wondering if everything we have done to the golf course to improve the playability will be reflected at the time of this article being published in February. I am going to go out on a limb and say that what we have been doing has improved…

SunBird Lady Niners

Mary Marshall The Lady Niners golf club started the New Year in “full swing” with regular competition on Tuesdays and special events planned for the months ahead. On January 27, the Founders Tournament introduced a new format featuring an 18 Hole and 9 Hole Combined Tournament. We hope this may become a thing of the…

Free introductory golf lessons offered

Marcia Hogan Are you interested in playing golf but don’t know how to get started? Have you been away from the game and want to get back into it? SunBird Golf Club is offering free lessons on February 19 and March 19 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on the driving range. Volunteers from our Ladies’…

SunBird Men’s Golf Association

Norm Ott The month of February means that the Men’s Golf Club has reached the mid-point of its 2017-2018 winter season. It also means that most of SunBird’s winter residents, both owners and renters, have arrived and are settled in. If you are a returning or new owner or renter and are a golfer, the…

Rotarian of the Month

Norm Noble At its January 2 meeting, the Sun Lakes Rotary Club awarded its prestigious Rotarian of the Month award to Doug Baker of Oakwood. He was honored because of his tireless efforts to make certain the Splash appears on Sun Lakes driveways every month, a service he has provided for over 10 years. There is…

From the Golf Pro Shop

Jerry Lingen (Author unknown) There is another health benefit to playing golf besides the physical exercise. It is, the rules of golf provide hours of opportunity for mental exercise. Reading, digesting and remembering the rules while playing is very useful for keeping your mind nimble. Add in club selection consideration, critical decision making throughout the…

Where have all the birds gone?

Chet and MaryJo Howe If you have noticed the lack of birds lately, you may wonder why. The reason is they have been locked out of our lakes with a filament stretched across each lake so the ducks, Widgeons and other water fowl cannot land on the water. We feel this is not only animal…

Women’s 18 hole group prepares for busy January

  Tammy Bachofner Happy New Year! May this year bring you more distance, straighter drives and putts that make it to the hole in one stroke. Friendly reminder: Please be sure to sign up for golf by Saturday afternoon, as our signup sheet comes down on Sunday morning. And please contact both the Pro Shop…