Tag: golf

Women’s 18 hole group prepares for busy January

  Tammy Bachofner Happy New Year! May this year bring you more distance, straighter drives and putts that make it to the hole in one stroke. Friendly reminder: Please be sure to sign up for golf by Saturday afternoon, as our signup sheet comes down on Sunday morning. And please contact both the Pro Shop…

It was over the top

  Wes Akerman Joel Sybesma was successful in raising over $25,000 at the annual auction on SunBird’s patio. It was only possible through Joel’s tireless, some would say relentless, pursuit of goods, services and cash to be put on the auction block. The generosity of the over 200 participants was unparalleled. “Save Our Golf Course”…

SunBird gate policy

  Thomas Catri SunBird Golf Resort is a limited access community. Entrance and exit occurs through four gates. There is one operational gatehouse. The gate located at Waterview and Oakmont Drive is for exitin.ehicles only. SunBird residents can gain access into the community by a remote control operator or an access code through the resident…

December Pro Shop report

Jerry Lingen Welcome back all the snowbirds and the rainbirds. It’s December already. Time sure does fly, and we know that Christmas is just around the corner. Are you looking for some ideas for a gift for someone special? Check with us at the Pro Shop. We have in stock accessories for the golf game,…

SunBird Golf Club looking for candidates to serve on the board

Steve Cockrell, SunBird Golf Course Nominations Committee Chairman Three director positions will becom.acant on the SunBird Golf Board at the end of January 2018. These are all three-year terms. Anyone interested in being a candidate for the SunBird Golf Board may pick up an SBGA Nomination form in the Pro Shop. Completed forms must be…

Free introductory golf lessons available

Are you interested in playing golf but don’t know how to get started? Have you been away from the game and want to get back into it? SunBird Golf Club is offering free lessons on January 22, February 19 and March 19 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. on the driving range. Volunteers from our ladies’ and men’s…

Lady 18ers open season with a Cha-Cha

  Tammy Bachofner The Lady 18ers are back and started our season off by “dancing on the course.” Our first game of the season was the Cha-Cha. Please check the board to see which teams managed to have the fanciest footwork with this fun game. During the month of December, we will be playing Mutt…

SunBird CRAB golf tournament and auction November 17-18

Norm Ott The 2017 edition of the CRAB Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 18, at the SunBird Golf Course. The tournament pits 30-person teams from each of the Canadians, Roadrunners, Americans and the Bandits groups. Each of the 30 foursomes consists of players from each of the above clubs, grouped together by handicap.…

From the Superintendent’s Desk

Marc Francoeur, GCSAA, Golf Course Superintendent Welcome back, winter residents! I’m sure you are all happy to be back to Arizona for another winter golf season. Our staff has worked very hard this past summer and overseed season on the golf course to bring you a great season at SunBird. I’m sure everyone is happy…

SunBird Men’s Golf Association news and happenings

Norm Ott The SunBird Men’s Golf Association, a/k/a the Men’s Club will hold its first meeting of the 2017-2018 season on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in the east end of the clubhouse ballroom. Incoming Club President Loren Carrel will call the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. In addition to the regular business agenda which…