Category: Card Games & Sports

Solheim Cup and More for Lady 18ers

Dana Marrs In January, the Lady 18ers played the Ladies Net Shoot Out. The survivors, and therefore winners, were Elaine Friesen (third), Janet Farrell (second), and Trish Carrel (first). The two great nations of Canada and USA met in the Solheim Cup. Canadian golfers are outnumbered in SunBird, so some USA golfers were asked to…

News From The Pro Shop

Gary Hodges, Head Pro My, how time flies. January flew by, and February is now over. Snowbirds will be flying the coop before we know it. March is a super-busy month, starting off with the Men’s Home and Home with Sun Lakes on Thursday, March 5. Sunday, March 8, is the Couples Net Shootout. The following…

SunBird Lady Niners News

Emily Hardy Golf is one of the most popular and widely-played sports in the world. The SunBird Ladies Niners have spiced up the golf game. Fun games and social interaction prevail, and the bonus might be a birdie pin or cookies. Even though golf is inherently an individual sport, there is something magical that happens…

2020 Annual Greens Keepers Revenge Tournament – March 14

Steve Cockrell, 2020 Tournament Committee Chairman On behalf of the SunBird Golf Club, we want to thank you for the support that you have given us in the past by playing in the annual Greens Keepers Tournament. This year’s tournament is scheduled for March 14. All the proceeds from the tournament go directly to the…

From the Desk of Golf Course Superintendent

Brendan Waddell Greetings SunBird residents. I would like to thank everyone for the warm welcome to SunBird Golf Club. It has been a great and easy transition, and I already feel at home here. SunBird is a very unique property, and it is great to see that the people who live here really care about their community…

Card Scores

Euchre Harry Smelser We meet in the Lakeview Room, which is located on the second floor next to the Pro Shop, on Sunday evenings. Doors open at 6 p.m., and we start at 6:30 p.m. Buy-in is 50 cents. If you have any questions, please call Harry Smelser at 480-532-3235. Euchre scores for January, 2020,…

Bridge Results

Monday Afternoon Bridge Melvin Huser January winners: 1/06. 1st Jean Mrugala, 2nd Sharon Wold, 3rd Rachel Anderson 1/13. 1st Marlys Haslow, 2nd Deb Jenson, 3rd Mary Jo Howe 1/20. 1st Dorothy Sykes, 2nd Nan Atchley, 3rd Rachel Anderson 1/27. 1st Judy O’Neil, 2nd Helen Goheen, 2rd Fay Lockwood

The Bocce Ball Marathon

The 2019 Bocce Ball Marathon is in full swing. The competition is fast and furious. Through mid-February, 80 SunBird residents have participated in over 500 games of bocce. Before the Marathon is over, we will have played over 1000 games. The Marathon participants have been divided into four leagues, and each competing team must play…

Roadrunners Poker Run

Bill Johnson The SunBird Roadrunners Golf and Social Club held their Fifth Annual Poker Run on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The 51 participants enjoyed the great weather all afternoon. Beginning at the Horizon Room, the group drew their first of five cards from Lorrie Johnson and Charlotte Donaldson. Proceeding to the second stop, hosted by…

SunBird Tennis Club News

Jenifer Walden We all gathered together on Feb. 17 on the clubhouse patio to join two of our longtime members and dear friends, Hal Reimer and Ivan Shaffer, celebrate their 90th birthdays! Both fellows are respected veterans and seasoned SunBird Tennis Club members. We’ve all enjoyed our time with them on and off the courts…