Category: Card Games & Sports

Bridge Results

Monday Afternoon Bridge Melvin Huser March winners: 3/04. 1st Arlie Mulder, 2nd Marlys Haslow, 3rd (tie) June Preder and Sharon Wold 3/11. 1st Arlie Mulder, 2nd Linda Erwin, 3rd Jean Ballou 3/18. 1st Karlene Garn, 2nd Mel Huser, 3rd Barb Ott 3/25. 1st Jean Ballou, 2nd June Preder, 3rd Barb Ott Wednesday Morning Mixed Bridge…

News From The Pro Shop

Gary Hodges, Head Pro As we head into May, we get ready for our summer meltdown, meaning we start summer schedule and prices. Our Pro Shop will open at 6:30 a.m. for check in and to take calls for tee times. We will continue morning shotguns at 7:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday and tee times…

Gals and Pals group outing

On March 26, the SunBird Niners had their yearly Gals and Pals golf outing. The members of the Niners each invited a pal to play in a 9-hole scramble. It was a beautiful day and after golf, we gathered in the Horizon Room for a delicious brunch prepared by Julie and her staff. There was…

Pickleball Club honors Jeff Andrews at round robin event

Christina Riley The Pickleball Club sponsored an event on Saturday, March 23, in honor of Jeff Andrews who passed away in September 2018, from ALS. Twenty-eight pickleballers participated playing a random round robin. The club charged a $10 entry fee and used this money to purchase a brick for the memorial walk and a memorial…

Don Neu Charity Tennis Event involved six communities

Penny Petersen The Don Neu Charity Tennis Event was held at the Cottonwood Courts Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16. There were 123 players participating from six communities: Cottonwood Palo Verde, IronOaks, Sun Lakes CC, SunBird CC, Springfield and Robson Ranch. Fifty-six matches were held. The Chandler Boys and Girls Club Tennis Program, where…

The Bocce Ball Marathon

The 2019 Bocce Ball Marathon is complete. The competition was amazing, with SunBird residents showing skills they didn’t even know they possessed. From the second week of January through mid-March, 94 SunBird residents participated in over 1000 games of bocce. The marathon participants were divided into four leagues, and each competing team played each team…

Karen Gilmore crowned SBLGA Club Champion

Dana Marrs Karen Gilmore hoists the trophy for Club Champion for 2019. She won the two-day event with a score of 142 with a handful of women golfers coming in just behind her. On the first Tuesday, Karen shot a 73 and was three strokes off the lead. On the last day, she caught up…

News and scores from SunBird Men’s Golf Club

The month of April brought to an end the successful and fun-filled 2018–2019 season. The last executive and business meetings of the season were called to order by Club President Fred Nixon. Gordon Olson was introduced and thanked for volunteering to be the recording secretary for the coming season. Looking ahead, Don Hunt and the…

SunBird Tennis Club ends season with a picnic

Jenifer Walden We celebrated the end of another great season of tennis at our Year End Picnic on March 24. We had a great turnout, played some super matches and enjoyed some scrumptious fried chicken with all the trimmings. Thank you, Brian and Dianna, for coordinating the play again, and kudos to all the volunteers…

Bridge Gala a success

This year, the Gala entertained 44 entrants on a cold and blustery Sunday afternoon in the Horizon Room at SunBird. Proceeds from the raffle generated nine $20 prizes for that many ticket holders. Monetary prizes were awarded to those players with the seven highest bridge scores. A booby prize was also given for the first…