Tag: golf

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…

Tips From The Pro Shop

Jerry Lingen The golf course was reopened after overseeding on October 14. Now that we are into the month of November, we see many of the snowbirds and rainbirds returning to their SunBird nests. It is great to see everyone returning, and we are looking forward to an eventful and exciting year. For the month…

Adopt a Hole program

Norm Ott The SunBird Golf Club and its superintendent Marc Francoeur are announcing the continuation of the Volunteer Adopt a Hole Program for the coming season. This program consists of volunteers adopting one of the holes on the golf course and spending a little time each week filling divot holes on the tee boxes and…

ILGA membership drive

Susan Utzinger The Ironwood Ladies’ Golf Association (18-hole league) will hold its annual membership drive on Thursday, December 14. Ladies who are seriously considering joining a golf league are most welcome to join us for a round of golf that day. You will be paired with other ILGA members. This is a great opportunity to…

SunBird Ladies Golf Club news

Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels to all who are coming or going this month. WOW – Our first official play day and lunch meeting will be Tuesday, November 7. This first lunch and meeting will be held in the Horizon Room immediately following our game. Please note: Beginning in December, our lunch and meetings will…

Tips From The Pro Shop

Jerry Lingen Overseeding of the golf course is taking place. We will be opening the golf course for play on October 14. At that time, it will be cart-path-only for at least two weeks. We held the Labor Day tournament in September, and we had 64 players. A good time was had by all. The…

Summer Club Golf

Our third tournament was held at Sun Lakes Country Club. We had a great turnout, and no subs were required! The winnings were distributed incorrectly, due to a substitute’s handling of the payout. We normally pay five places with no ties. The results were as follows: 1st with 95, Larry Palmer; 2nd with 100, Ross…