Tag: golf

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…

Golf to Help Veterans in Need

Jim Treacy East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296, is sponsoring their seventh annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit our Arizona service members. The tournament is on April 3, 2020, at the Oakwood Country Club. It is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Check-in is 7 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts. You will…

Free Introductory Golf Lessons

Marcia Hogan Whether you are new to golfing or just getting back into the game, SunBird Golf Club volunteers can help you get started with beginner or refresher lessons. Beginner lessons are for those who want to learn the basic shots. You will move through these four stations: driving, irons, chipping, and putting. Refresher lessons…

Golf Clinics to Tune Up Your Game

Marcia Hogan Gary Hodges, retired PGA professional, is offering golf clinics to take your 2020 game to the next level. The clinics will offer two sessions: one on how to Putt, Pitch, and Chip and one on the Half Swing/Full Swing. These sessions will be repeated. Clinics will take place on Saturdays from 1 p.m.…

SunBird Men’s Golf Association

Noman Ott The month of February usually means that, by now, just about all of SunBird’s winter residents, owners, or renters have settled in. The month of February also means that the Men’s Club 2019-2020 season is rapidly reaching its half-way point. Be that as it may, if you are a golfer, there is still…

Introducing Candidates for SunBird Golf Association Board

Duane Dub My vision for SunBird Golf Association: When you turn off Riggs Road onto Championship, the sign announces that you are entering SunBird Golf Resort. I believe this name reflects the vision and plan that Ed Robson and the developers had for our community. It’s a vision anchored by the golf course. And I…

News From The Pro Shop

Gary Hodges, Head Pro We are flying through the year, and before you know it, it will be spring. February is a busy month on the links that includes the men’s and ladies’ gross shoot out, the Bandit tournament and three Home in Home events and a block party, along with all the other scheduled events with…

Attention All Golfers

Mark your calendar on Feb. 12 for an exciting golf tournament sponsored by the SunBird Bandits. This annual event’s Triple Play format features a scramble, alternate shot, and best ball with payouts to two-man teams, two-woman teams, and mixed teams in net and gross categories. Your $90 per-team entry will begin with donuts and coffee at…