Tag: golf

Tips From The Pro Shop

Jerry Lingen Overseeding of the golf course is taking place. We will be opening the golf course for play on October 14. At that time, it will be cart-path-only for at least two weeks. We held the Labor Day tournament in September, and we had 64 players. A good time was had by all. The…

Summer Club Golf

Our third tournament was held at Sun Lakes Country Club. We had a great turnout, and no subs were required! The winnings were distributed incorrectly, due to a substitute’s handling of the payout. We normally pay five places with no ties. The results were as follows: 1st with 95, Larry Palmer; 2nd with 100, Ross…

“Salute the Veterans” Golf Tournament set for November 11

SunBird Lions Club and Lions Foundation of Arizona present their annual golf tournament on November 11, 2017, at SunBird Golf Resort, 6250 S. SunBird Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85249. Format is a four-player scramble. Check-in is on the patio outside the ballroom at 7:00 a.m. The shotgun start is at 8:00 a.m. Donuts and coffee are…

SunBird Ladies 18ers return

Pat Arnold’s hole-in-one

Tammy Bachofner It’s October already! You all know what that means, right? SunBird Ladies Golf season is about to begin! Our official start is in November, but I thought everyone would like to get some dates on their calendars. We had a fun, HOT summer! I would like to fill you in on the highlights…

SunBird Team Championship Tournament set for November 18

Norm Ott Plans are underway for the 2017 edition of the popular SunBird Team Championship Golf Tournament, affectionately known as the CRAB Tournament, which will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017. CRAB is an acronym for Canadians, Roadrunners, Americans and Bandits which are the four teams that play a head-to-head competition for the most…

SunBird Men’s Golf Association meeting planned for November 7

Norm Ott Can it be that fall is descending upon us already? At least it is in Michigan where this article is being written. The temperatures are cooling, the leaves are changing color and the sound of a school bus is coming down the road. Well, it is what it is and with the advent…

Attention, golfers! Rattlesnakes are returning to SunBird

Make your plans to play golf with the “Snakes” this season. The “Rattlesnakes” is just one of several golfing groups available to our community for competition and camaraderie here in SunBird. The Snakes play a modified Stableford golf format, currently on Tuesday (randomly assigned team competition) and Wednesday (individual competition) afternoons. We normally have a…

Pro’s Corner

Jerry Lingen I’m back. The last time I wrote this column, I had said it was going to be the last time. At that time, I was filling in between managers. Now I am back because Mike Butler decided to leave us for personal reasons. I have agreed to take the position again and will…

Summer Golf Club annouces winners

Guess what – the weather started in the low 90s, and the latter part of the game was played in the 100s. Good old Arizona weather! The second event was played at Ironwood. All four clubs had their 20 players; no need for subs. The winning teams, SunBird players, are as follows: 1st 104 Roy…

From the Superintendent

Marc Francoeur, GCS “The course is just looking good, and we have to tear it.” I probably hear this quote the most during the month of September. I agree; what a shame. In September, we usually see the rewards in summer turf quality from the high humidity (for Arizona) and rainfall from the monsoons. This…