Tag: golf

Thank You, Residents!

Julie Anderson, Secretary/Treasurer, SunBird Golf Club A huge shout out to all our generous SunBird residents who so graciously contributed to the annual overseed fund! To date, we have received over $14,000 from approximately 165 residents—golfers and non-golfers. You can read more about this annual undertaking in our course superintendent’s message, but in short, the…

What Is Overseeding on Golf Courses?

Brendan Waddell, Golf Course Superintendent A golf course term we hear this time of year is “overseeding,” and it refers to a maintenance process in which the course is mowed down to a very low height and grass seed is spread on top of the existing grass to promote new growth or to swap out…

Golf Club Tournament Listing

Christina Riley Mark your calendars for the following tournaments coming up in the next few months! Sept. 7 (Monday): Labor Day Tournament Nov. 21 (Saturday): Crab Tournament Dec. 5 (Saturday): SunBird Open Jan. 9 or 16 (Saturday): Founder’s Tournament Feb. 6 or 13 (Saturday): Lions Club Tournament

From the Pro Shop

Gary Hodges Our Fourth of July tournament was a big success, and we are hoping the same for our Labor Day tournament. Sign-up sheets are in the pro shop. We are just finalizing our point of sale program, so be patient with staff as we are learning this new system. With this update, we gained…

News from SunBird Golf Club Superintendent

The golf course palm trees were trimmed starting July 15. We have over 215 palm trees and pay over $6,000 each year to trim them.

Brendan Waddell The golf course palm trees were trimmed starting July 15. We have over 215 palm trees and pay over $6,000 each year to trim them. Aerification began July 13 on the front nine greens and July 14 on the back nine greens. Please be patient as we make our greens better than ever…

News From the Pro Shop

Gary Hodges July is here, and we are starting to get back to normal following COVID-19, but we still have a way to go. We are still practicing social distancing and wearing masks in the pro shop. We did learn new practices in reference to check-ins. If you are an annual member, there is no…

Join Us for Summer Golf and Lunch Special

Wendy Weber, Lifestyle Director Why go anywhere else when the best deal is right here in SunBird? The SunBird summer special includes an 18-hole round of golf, a cart rental, and a Horizon burger with fries and a soft drink for only $34! Golf and lunch or lunch and golf! Tee times start at 10 a.m.,…

News From The Pro Shop

Gary Hodges, Head Pro It is hard to write an article with the coronavirus impacting everyone’s life at this time. Hopefully, all our friends from Canada got home safely and suffered through their quarantine without problems. So far, we have been able to keep the virus out of SunBird. Let’s hope that what we are…

SBMGA Playday Results

Gross Score Shoot Out (left to right): Gerry Tomlinson, 3rd; Gary Hodges, 1st; Andrew Hodges, 2nd

The month of February was again full of major events for the SunBird Men’s Golf Club. First and foremost was the election of officers at the February business meeting. Leading the club for the 2020-2021 season are Bob Johns, president; Dean Huyghebaert, vice president; Patrick Leach, treasurer; and Gordon Olson, secretary. The other activities all…

Lady 18ers April Newsletter

SunBird Cup winners

As I write this article, SunBird Lady 18ers are getting ready for the club championship which will be played on March 10 and 17. We just completed the Ladies Gross Shootout. First place: Karen Gilmore, second place: Jackie Huyghebaert, third place: Cindy Vig. The tip most often shared by these shootout winners was “play to…