Category: February 2017

4th annual Golf Cart Parade a great success

Forty decorated carts gathered at the HOA One Clubhouse. The decorations were creative and amazing with drivers dressed in holiday style. As the sun started to set, they all lined up and headed for Howland’s Highway. They proceeded to drive through neighborhoods that had the houses with the most lavish decorations. There were lots of…

Men’s 9ers Heroes Luncheon

Portion of 110 guests at Heroes Luncheon

Ed Sand The Heroes Luncheon has become a SaddleBrooke 9ers Men’s Golf League tradition. The event was held on Tuesday, December 13 at the Westward Look Resort. This year, as in the past, began with cocktails in the bar area giving members and their spouses or significant others a chance to mingle and meet everyone.…

Pool Players of the Brooke

Left to right: Jim Morris (artist), Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino, Dominic “The Doctor” Borland

Dominic Borland Pool Players of The Brooke held a dinner for their 2016 members on Thursday, January 12, 2017, in the Vistas Dining Room. The evening was a celebration of our club’s first year in existence and the potentially bright future for billiards in our community. In 2016 The Pool Players of The Brooke billiards…

MountainView Preserve Men’s 9-Hole League news

Dick Stehr, Steve Pomeroy and Tom McDonald

Tim Morsani The MountainView-Preserve Men’s 9-Hole League is in the midst of its eighth year. All golfers have collected their winnings and now begin 2017 with a clean slate. Most of the big money (pro-shop credit) is awarded by way of a spring and a fall tournament. Special congratulations go to 2016 leaders Mike Reale,…

From president to founder

Char Crossman – winner of the 2017 Founder’s Cup

Barbara Johnson I know it’s usually the other way around – the founder of an organization then becomes president of it; however, Char Crossman did it the other way around! She was president of the SaddleBrooke Lady Niners for 2016 and now in 2017 she has won the Founder’s Cup. For the past 26 years…

And the winner is…SaddleBrooke Masters!

Phil Simpson We have all heard and read of the prowess of the SaddleBrooke Swim Club’s Masters Swim Team within the ranks of U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS), with multiple team state and individual national championships to its credit. It should come as no surprise then, that even outside their accustomed watery environs, SaddleBrooke’s natators can…

Pickleball Association is adopting

SPA, SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association, will take part in the Adopt-a-Highway program in Pinal County. SPA will adopt a portion of Edwin Road from Eagle Crest Ranch Boulevard, which is the eastern boundary, to N. Columbus Road, the western boundary. Pinal County supplies safety vests and bags for the pickup of trash and debris. After the…

SaddleBrooke Pickleball in 2017

Andrea Molberg SPA, the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association, has 683 members and a new Board for 2017. Here are a few of the leaders: Tom Kruse, the president of the new SPA Board, is beginning his fourth year on the board. He’s been secretary, vice president and president. Tom played tennis for 50 years before he…

Beginning Meditation class starts March 6

Join meditation teacher and ordained Kriya Yoga initiate and Swami Carol Emerson for a three-week introductory meditation class that will set you up for your own personal practice. You probably have heard about the benefits of meditation (like how it can reduce stress, improve your health, prevent disease and, last but not least—bring more ease,…

MountainView Bridge Club news

Ann Hinge, our bridge director

Ann Kuperberg We were saddened by the passing of John Wolf, a regular Duplicate Bridge player. He was always willing to play with anyone who asked and will be remembered as “Mr. One No-Trump” bidder. The January Sectional held in Tucson yielded many SaddleBrooke winners with Mike Levy finishing with many master points. In Open…