Tag: golf

From The Pro Shop

  Jerry Lingen It’s June, and the Heat is on. Summer came extra early with some 100-degree days in April and May. With the heat bearing down on us, we see very few players in the afternoons. With that in mind, we will go to our summer hours for the remainder of the summer months.…

The way you do anything is the way you do everything…

  Dana Marrs SunBird’s Lady 18ers finished up the season with the Club Championship, with Karen Gilmore prevailing in a close two-day test. She played Gilmore Golf – smart and very consistent. Congratulations, Karen, you are a wonderful ambassador for women’s golf. First place in the flights were Flight 1: Cindy Vig, Flight 2: Dee…

SBMGA Club Championship highlights

  Norman Ott The month of March saw the completion of several of the main events of the Men’s Club 2017-2018 season. These were the Club Championship, the Men’s gross shoot out and the Ladies’ and Men’s combined step aside scramble and awards luncheon. The Club Championship was a two-week, total gross score tournament. This…

Bandits golf outing

  Many SunBird Bandits gathered at Francisco Grande, Casa Grande, on April 4 for some golfing competition and lunch. Fun was had by all!

Canadians’ last hurrah for the season

  Marcia Hogan March saw the SunBird Canadians tee it up for their final social event of the 2017/2018 season. Over 100 fortunate northerners who enjoy their winter in the resort played an 18-hole scramble on March 18. Once again, our local realtors, Ruth Ann Hobbs, Theda Portanova, Dana and Scott Smith, Dave Meyers and…

SunBird Ladies 18ers in full swing

Dana Marrs April finds our SunBird Ladies 18ers in full swing. Congratulations to Team USA on the win of our annual Solheim Cup. Team USA collected 32.5 points, and Team Canada + Friends collected 27.5. Most of all, 148 golfers teed it up for two weeks in multiple formats including match play. Many golfers earned…

SunBird Golf Course benefits from annual Bandit Golf Tourney

  Stephen Sargeant The annual Bandit Golf Tournament was played February 14, 2018, on a somewhat cool and overcast Wednesday morning. One hundred six determined souls competed in three different formats for monies and recognition in three different flights. Over 60% of the field was rewarded with winnings, as well as prizes in raffles and…

SBMGA update

  Norm Ott The SunBird Men’s Golf Association held its second to last monthly meeting of the 2017-2018 season on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The main item on the agenda was the election of officers for the 2018-2019 season. Those elected were Fred Nixon, vice president, Patrick Leach, treasurer, and Gary Popelka, secretary. Dan Carroll,…

SunBird Golf Association Shoot Outs

  There were two golf association shoot outs held since the last report. They were the Men’s Golf Association Net Shoot Out held on February 18 and the Couples Gross Shoot Out sponsored by both the Men’s and Ladies’ Associations held on March 4. Qualifying to play in these shoot outs is done during regular…

From The Pro Shop

  Jerry Lingen It’s April, and we already see our snowbirds heading to their summer homes. This tells us who stays here to look forward to summer months and the summer heat. With the heat approaching, or it may have already arrived, we will be going to 7:00 a.m. shotgun and tee time starts on…