Tag: golf

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…

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;…