Tag: golf

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…

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…