Tag: SunBird Golf Club

New driving range sign

Serena May is pictured with Jerry Lingen, Pro Shop Manager, at the time of the installation of the new driving range sign. The sign was donated by Serena’s daughter Paulette Leugers and her sons Jim, Steve and Dan to honor Howard May. Howard enjoyed many years at SunBird and many rounds of golf on the…

Golf Club Beautification Project

Jack Cooper This summer, GoodTime Gals Social Club volunteers and Gudie Huffman of the SunBird Garden Club worked tirelessly to improve an area along LaCosta and Championship Drive. The corner had several bare areas and generally looked very rough due to unwanted golf cart traffic and inadequate watering. Jack Cooper, a SunBird resident and current…

“Howl at the Moon” night golf returns to SunBird

  Gary Hall After a great response to last spring’s night golf tournament, the return of “Howl at the Moon” golf will be held Saturday evening, March 31, 2018. This will be a 9-hole scramble tournament for fun, laughter and the unique experience. Create your own four-person team with your friends and neighbors, or sign…

Free introductory golf lessons

  Marcia Hogan Are you interested in playing golf but don’t know how to get started? Have you been away from the game and want to get back into it? SunBird Golf Club is offering free lessons on March 19 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Please check in on the driving range by 3:15 p.m.…

It was over the top

  Wes Akerman Joel Sybesma was successful in raising over $25,000 at the annual auction on SunBird’s patio. It was only possible through Joel’s tireless, some would say relentless, pursuit of goods, services and cash to be put on the auction block. The generosity of the over 200 participants was unparalleled. “Save Our Golf Course”…

SunBird Golf Club looking for candidates to serve on the board

Steve Cockrell, SunBird Golf Course Nominations Committee Chairman Three director positions will becom.acant on the SunBird Golf Board at the end of January 2018. These are all three-year terms. Anyone interested in being a candidate for the SunBird Golf Board may pick up an SBGA Nomination form in the Pro Shop. Completed forms must be…

Free introductory golf lessons available

Are you interested in playing golf but don’t know how to get started? Have you been away from the game and want to get back into it? SunBird Golf Club is offering free lessons on January 22, February 19 and March 19 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. on the driving range. Volunteers from our ladies’ and men’s…

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…

Golf course lakes undergo algae treatment

SunBird lake

This year, many lakes in Arizona and water systems have been affected by “golden algae.” Arizona Game and Fish Department has requested fishing tournaments be suspended in many of the Salt River Lakes due to this problem. Golden algae is deadly to aquatic species, and fish will avoid it whenever possible. This alga found its…

5th annual “Howl at the Moon” night golf returns

Gary Hall All SunBird residents are invited. After a great response to last spring’s night golf tournament (over 120 participants), the return of “Howl at the Moon” golf will be held on Saturday evening, April 1, 2017. This will be a nine-hole scramble tournament for fun, laughter and the unique nighttime experience. Create your own…