Tag: golf

Benefits of playing golf

Summer golfers Pat Arnold, Jennifer Walden, Glenda Jacobsma, Renea Rankin, and Julie Anderson.

Dana Marrs Physical exercise Although no one would consider golf a strenuous physical activity like running, playing 18 holes by walking or riding is stimulating, continuous exercise. Being outside, moving, breathing clean air for four hours, often three to four times a week is good exercise. Golf is a low impact sport that allows golfers to…

Men’s Golf Association 2019-20 season begins

Norman Ott The SunBird Men’s Golf Association, aka The Men’s Club, will hold its first meeting of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m. in the east end of the clubhouse ballroom. The agenda for the meeting, led by President Fred Nixon, will include tournament plans for the coming season, fees, and other items…

From the SunBird Golf Course Superintendent

Marc Francoeur Hello, welcome back to Arizona and SunBird. We missed you. I’m writing this on the 4th of October, and we are still nine days from seeding the golf course. We look forward to the upcoming season, and I’m always interested in finishing an overseed and seeing the outcome. I suppose you could call it…

Tips from the Pro Shop

Gary Hodges, head pro If all went well with the overseed, we are now back open for business. We will remain on the cart path only until the CRAB (Canadians, Roadrunners, Americans, and Bandits) Tournament on Nov. 14. Please remember that the CRAB auction which will take place on Friday, Nov. 13. By now, most all our friends from…

Giant Community Auction November 15 – Donate – Participate – Appreciate

Wes Akerman SunBird Golf Club’s giant community auction provides necessary funds for the golf course to continue upgrading and maintaining the ponds and landscaping. We need your help to create the glorious green first impressions at the entrance to SunBird. Marsha and John Brockish (480-759-0742) will once again be collecting goods or services to be…

News from the Pro Shop

Gary Hodges It’s getting toward the end of summer, but there are still a lot of hot days left. While golfing, please keep an eye out for your fellow golfers and make sure a medical situation does not arise. The pro shop will be getting a new facelift by the HOA, adding new carpet throughout…

News From The Pro Shop

Gary Hodges, Head Pro The pro shop staff would like to thank everyone who joined us for the 4th of July tournament and picnic on the patio. It was a great success. There were rave reviews about the tournament door prizes as well as the lunch. I would like to thank Jean Dunbar for his…

June Ladies SunBird Golfing Niners news and scores

The Ladies SunBird Golfing Niners met on April 9 for the last meeting and luncheon until the second Tuesday in November. We wish all our members a happy and healthy summer and to those who are snowbirds, we wish you safe travels. At our last meeting, Incoming President Vivian Adams presented Outgoing President Dianne Reed…

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…

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…