Tag: golf

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…

Year-End Celebrations for Lady 18ers

Dana Marrs, Publicity As the winter season draws to a close, the Lady 18ers celebrate our Club Champion and prepare for the 2021-22 season. Our Club Championship took place over two weeks in March. Cindy Vig won, posting a lean, emergency-free pair of scores: 71 and 71. When we look back at the women who…

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…

Golf Course Carvings

(Photo courtesy of SunBird resident and photographer Kendall Ronning)

Duane Dub, Vice-President, SBGC In 2021, we are showcasing the Golf Course carvings by highlighting a carving (or two) each month. Let us start with the history. In 2006, Leo Buries, our golf course manager, was left with dead and downed trees from the monsoon season. Rather than pay for the removal of the stumps,…

Golf Course Tours

Duane Dub, Vice President, SBGC Join us for the next Golf Course Tour coming in the fall, to learn more about our course and what is happening behind the scenes to keep it beautiful.

Golf Course Carvings

(Photo courtesy of SunBird resident and photographer Kendall Ronning)

Duane Dub, Vice President, SBGC In 2021, we are showcasing the golf course carvings by highlighting a carving (or two) each month. Let us start with the history. In 2006, Leo Buries, our golf course manager, was left with dead and downed trees from the monsoon season. Rather than pay for the removal of the stumps,…

Horizon Room Staff Serve Golfing Lady Niners Luncheon

Niners celebrating Valentine's Day (left to right): Colleen Norgard, Lynette Martens, Jan Griffin, June Perdue, Sandy Ballou, Phyllis Zaccone, and Kitty Determan

Gail Schroeder The Niners’ Valentine’s Day and February Luncheon was organized by Mary Cravens and Eunice Duren, and prepared by our Horizon Room staff. This month’s luncheon was beef and chicken taco salad with chips and salsa, and for dessert, delicious red velvet chocolate cupcakes. Our monthly luncheons are put together by volunteers each month.…

Golfing Niners Enjoying 2021

Pictured (left to right) are Barb Edwards, Judy Johnston, Betty Teal, Kitty Determan, Pam Tiffany, and Irene Schlenker.

Gail Schroeder January’s luncheon was great, as usual. It was hosted by Sandy Ballou and Irene Schlenker. It is one of the few times that we get together as a group and can enjoy the comradery we have all been missing due to COVID-19. The SunBird Golfing Niners currently have 43 active members. We are…