Category: Card Games & Sports

Greenskeeper Tournament and Silent Auction Results

Norm Ott The annual Greenskeeper Tournament, sponsored by Brenden Waddell and the SunBird Golf Club Turf Crew, and the Silent Auction, sponsored by the CRAB Tournament Committee, were held on March 20, 2021. The Silent Auction replaced the annual live auction held as part of the CRAB Tournament weekend, which had to be canceled due to…

Golfing Is Great Fun and Good for Your Health

Gail Schroeder According to Healthline.com, researchers found that playing golf regularly at least once a month was associated with a lower risk of death. Among regular golfers, there was a significantly lower rate of death (15.1 percent) compared with the rest of the group who did not (24.6 percent). According to the American Heart Association,…

Giggle Gals Women’s Golf League Founder Leaves SunBird

Marie Dosco

Laurie Doyle The Giggle Gals Women’s Golf League began Nov. 5, 2009, originally called Giggle and Hits. Marie Dosco, along with her friends Maddie Meyer, Nancy Paolella, and Joanie Freund, began golfing together at SunBird and decided to invite other friends to join them. They began playing on Thursday afternoons, followed by a “very important…

Men’s Club Golf Newsletter

Scott Moore Well, this Men’s Club golf season went by quickly. It will be interesting as to whether the season is most remembered for the COVID restrictions or for all the windy days! Certainly, due to COVID, we missed seeing several Men’s Club regulars and hope those people can return in the fall. The Golf…

Bridge Results

Bridge Chris Nechvatal 3/10. 1st Chris Nechvatal, 2nd Sue Kaat, 3rd Larry Schoenborn 3/17. 1st Sue McCutcheon, 2nd Carol Dawley, 3rd June Preder 3/24. 1st Toni Onyx, 2nd Rose Brown, 3rd Chet Howe 3/31. 1st June Preder, 2nd Larry Schoenborn, 3rd Jim McCutcheon 4/07. 1st Craig Thorson, 2nd LaVonne Buland, 3rd June Preder Monday Bridge…

SunBird Pickleball News

Ed Hennek, one of our three winners for the End of Season Round Robin

                      Suzanne Lipke We had a great end of season party at the courts on March 27—more than 50 people for the picnic at the tables next to the courts, and more than 40 people playing in the Round Robin. Thanks to everyone who came…

Card Scores

500 Darlene Thompson We are allowed 20 people and must leave the chairs and tables where they are located at this time. Face masks are required, and anyone not complying with this will be asked to leave. At this time, we are not allowed outside visitors. Please note the time change. Majority ruled, and we…

Trap Skeet Competition

Sun Lakes team (left to right): Mac Mackerman, 69; Ted Tenbroeck, 73; Frank Nance, 68; Charles Chapman, 71; and Sean Jeffries, 65

Frank Nance On March 12, the Robson communities held their annual Trap Skeet Competition at the Casa Grande Trap and Skeet Club. The 2020 shoot was canceled because of COVID-19. Sun Lakes won the 2021 shoot with a score of 346. PebbleCreek was second with a score of 331. Robson Ranch finished third with a…

Relishing Pickleball: 12 Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them: Mistakes 9 and 10

David Zapatka This 12-common-mistakes column began after playing with some very excited, highly-motivated, new pickleball players at our community courts recently. After playing a couple games, this question was posed to me, “What should we do to improve and become 3.5 players?” We reviewed the first eight mistakes the past four months. This month we…

SunBird Tennis Club May Update

John Schlenker and Brenda Kullick

Kenny Nelson Hello tennis fans: Things are still moving here at the SunBird Tennis Club, not fast, and if you blink, you might still miss something. Moving right along, we have had some winds to kick up lately, and our skills (or lack thereof) have been tested. With a windy condition, most of us who…