Tag: SunBird Golf Club

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…

Pro’s Corner

Happy New Year, everyone! Dave Jones, Head Golf Pro/Pro Shop Manager This is the start of a new year and we hope that it is a good one for you. We have had quite a few new members join the Golf Club and we would like to welcome them: Ross Bennett, Gary Hodges, Sue Mallery,…

FREE introductory golf lessons available

Are you interested in playing golf but don’t know how to get started? This lesson is for you. Join us on the driving range on January 23, February 20 and March 20 at 3:30 p.m. SunBird Golf Club’s top players from our Ladies’ and Men’s clubs will introduce you to the basic shots: driving, chipping…

Adopt-A-Hole program

Norm Ott The SunBird Golf Club Adopt a Hole program has been in effect for several years. This is a volunteer program where individuals adopt a hole and donate a little bit of their time each week filling divot holes on the fairways and tee boxes and repairing ball marks on the greens. Last spring,…

What is old is new again

Rick Lantgen, General Manager A few years ago former PGA Tour player and current NBC/Golf Channel Commentator Peter Jacobsen was asked, “What is it that still excites you about the game of golf?” Without hesitation Peter said, “Arriving at the golf course early in the morning, the smell of fresh cut grass in the air,…