Tag: golf

Summer Club Golf

Kenneth Karge On June 23, we had a great showing of players from Sun Lakes, IronOaks, Palo Verde and, of course, SunBird. Our format is two low nets (one player from each club) which gets all four players involved. Under triple weather conditions, we had only one player out of 80 who, for a short time,…

From the SunBird Golf Course Superintendent’s Desk

Marc Francoeur Happy Fourth of July and Happy 150th Canada! We are through this year’s bunker renovation and the project went well. So far the feedback has been positive, but I am yet to test them myself because I never hit it in the bunkers! We still are adding sand to the bunkers that were…

From the Golf Course Superintendent’s Desk

Marc Francoeur Here we are; it’s already June – WOW, where did the year go? With April finished, that will mark my first anniversary here at SunBird. The best decision I made was accepting the position to be your Superintendent. I am going to say to my wife Mickie, thank you for your patience; it’s…

SunBird Lady Niners announces new board and give out awards

Award recipients (left to right) Paula Neuser, JoAn Hartzell, Beth Miller, Jane Sybesma, Nancy Ott, Margaret Wiseman and Nan Atchley

The SunBird Lady Niners had their last meeting and luncheon of the 2016-17 golf league season on April 11, 2017. It was a beautiful day for golf and a fun time with friends. At the meeting, several awards were given out: most birdies, Jane Sybesma; most chip-ins, Deja Heppe; most improved handicap overall, Beth Miller.…

Tips From The Pro

Mike Butler February and March were very successful months for us here at Sunbird! We hosted a handful of events for the leagues and received generous donations to put towards improving the quality of your golf course! I would like to take this opportunity to give a heartfelt “thank you” to those who donated. Your…

SunBird Lady Niners Gals and Pals

Julie Napton The annual Gals and Pals event was held on March 28. It was a great day of fun, laughter and golf in SunBird. Prizes were given for Longest Putt No. 3 – Gerald Hardy, No. 13 – Diane Robinson; Closest to the Pin No. 5 – Rhonda Malta, No. 17 – Mel Flinkman;…

SunBird Lady Niners host home and home

Back nine winners were Joann Brown, Pam VanLaningham, Rosie Raisanen and Marlys Buss.

The SunBird Lady Niners hosted a home and home golf outing with the Sun Lakes Lady Niners. This event was held on Tuesday, February 28. After being threatened by rain, we were able to play without getting too wet (actually hardly wet at all). After golf, the ladies enjoyed a delicious lunch in the Horizon…

SBWGA May update

Tammy Bachofner Well, looks like no waiting on the golf course these days! However, it’s that time of year when those who play go out so early, I’m not sure they are really awake yet. Remember to send me your stories of golf while away. I would love to share them with all of our…

Bob Johns wins SunBird Cup

Left to right: John German, SunBird Men’s Club Champion, and Bob Johns, SunBird Cup Champion

Norm Ott Two of the SunBird Men’s Golf Association annual main events were completed during March. As reported last month, John German won the Men’s Club Championship on March 2 with the lowest total two-week gross score of 137. The second main event that was played in March was the Men’s SunBird Cup Championship. The…

SunBird 18 Holers end an exceptional season

American team

Here it is – April already and the end of another exceptional season! What a way to end our season! Sholiem Cup, Couples Shoot Outs and, of course, the club Championships! I am not reporting on all those events, because some are already in this very paper, while others will be in May’s paper due…