Category: December 2022

Word of the Month: Run

David Zapatka Reader Carmela Hopkins writes, “Every month I look for your column in the Splash. Have you considered an article on the word ‘run?’ You’re on a run. I mean roll.” There are more definitions of this word than any word I have researched. Here are a few. Run verb a. to go faster than…

U.S. Military History: Unrecognized Heroes

Ross Dunfee When you hear your service-song played and you were in that branch of military service, please stand and be recognized. And so, the song goes, Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, and now Space Force. In turn, veterans of each branch of military service stand, the audience appropriately applauds the veterans, and…

News from the SunBird Golf Shop

Laurie Kelech, Golf Shop Manager Welcome Back, Snowbirds, As we head into the holiday season, I wanted to start this article off with a great big “Thank You” to my staff. They do an outstanding job, and I wanted to say how much I appreciate all that they do. They go above and beyond their…

Men’s Golf Club News

Scott Moore We snowbirds have been rolling in since October, eager to see and play some golf with each other, as well as our full-time friends. The Men’s Club Thursday play will be in high gear by the time you receive this newsletter, having kicked off the new season on Nov. 3. We also had…

Play Your Best Bridge Game

The card game bridge is now 100 years old and continues to be the most popular card game of all time. If you are looking for a place to play bridge, learn bridge, or improve your skills at the game, then this is your chance! Every Thursday morning at 8:45 a.m. a beginning bridge group…

Golf Course Event

Christina Riley, Assistant Golf Shop Manager Dec. 10, 2022 (Saturday): SunBird Open, TBD Dec. 14, 2022 (Wednesday): SBGC Executive Meeting, Apache Room, noon Dec. 16, 2022 (Friday): SBGC Monthly Meeting, ballroom, 11 a.m. Jan. 18, 2023 (Wednesday): SBGC Executive Meeting, Apache Room, noon Jan. 20 (Friday): SBGC Monthly Meeting, ballroom, 11 a.m. Jan. 20 (Friday): Founders Day Auction—more info to…

FUN da MENTAL Bridge Classes for Everyone!

Maria Davis FUN da MENTAL Bridge is offering a variety of Bridge classes starting in January. Learn with Better Bridge Certified Instructors Karin Hansen, Gordon Markham, and Maria Davis. Back by popular demand! Have fun. Exercise your brain. Hundreds of your neighbors have taken enjoyable, stimulating FUN da MENTAL Bridge lessons over the past several…

SBGC President’s Report

Dave White, President, SunBird Golf Club Welcome back to our 238 golf club members. The overseed was great, with a little hiccup. We lost about 10% of the seed due to the 1.2 inches of rain we had about a week after the seed went down. The crew went out and hand raked most of…