Tag: Golf

SMGA Member/Guest Tournament Victim of the Virus

Gan Avery and Fred Pilster The 29th annual member/guest tournament for the SaddleBrooke Men’s Golf Association (SMGA), the RoadRunner (RR) Tournament, was one of the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled to be played in late April, the dining room closures, travel constraints, and need for social distancing soon made it apparent that the…

MPLN Golfing with Social Distancing

Golfers Julie Davis, Pat Doane, Marji Quire, and Linda Miles (pictured left to right) practicing social distancing

Eileen J. Snearly Social distancing is staying at least six-feet apart from other people and wearing masks. MountainView Preserve Lady Niners are so grateful to be golfing on SaddleBrooke TWO courses currently. They are not taking this privilege for granted. Nothing is usual on the courses, because golfers are now following CDC guidelines. Here are…

What Is an Eclectic Golf Tournament?

Michael Hovan standing on the tee with the green in the background (Photo by Fred Pilster)

Fred Pilster Eclectic is defined as “selecting what appears to be best.” The SaddleBrooke Men’s Golf Association (SMGA) has an Eclectic Golf Tournament twice a year where two player teams compete over two days to see if they can get a better or best score on each of the 18 holes. The course is set…

MountainView-Preserve Couples Golf

Dan Hoshino The July 2020 tournament for the MountainView-Preserve (MP) Couples Golf will be held Saturday, July 11, at the MountainView Golf Course. It will have starting times beginning at 7 a.m. off number 10 and the format will be a two-person Chapman scramble. You can pick your foursome. Players must sign up on the ForeTees…

SaddleBrooke Niners Summer News

2020 President's Cup Tournament finalists Maria Byers, Yvonne Garthwait, and Sharon Dicosola

Dian Kupper Many of the SaddleBrooke (SB) snowbirds have flown (or driven), but, in spite of the pandemic, the rest of us are enjoying the wonderful weather. The group is looking forward to the reopening of the Road Runner Grill and the socialization this allows. The annual President’s Cup Tournament held this month was a…

Rich Wilson Has First Hole-in-One in SMGA Tournament

Rich Wilson standing by the third hole flag on the Catalina course at SaddleBrooke (Photo by Bob Eder)

Fred Pilster and Bob Eder On Wednesday, May 13, Rich Wilson had his first hole-in-one ever on the SaddleBrooke Catalina Course hole number 3. Rich has been a single digit golfer much of his life and helped to develop much of the Ritz Carlton/Dove Mountain golf community, but never had the thrill of a hole-in-one.…

SBWGA-18 Club Championship, Walking, and More

(From left) Kathy DeMerritt, Kay McCollom, and Barbara Turriff

Marsha Camp Way back in February, you may recall, the last day of our Club Championship was bright, sunny, and confusing. Here is another accolade I missed. Congratulations to our red tees, flight 2 Club Championship winner, Kathy DeMerritt. Ace photographer Angie was able to snap a photo of all the flight 2 winners. Second…

SMGA Club Championships April Tournament

John Morales (center) SMGA Club Championship flight 3 winner with Troy Jewkes, head golf pro (left) and Mike Roddy, superintendent of golf and grounds (right)

Fred Pilster The SaddleBrooke Men’s Golf Association (SMGA) had one of their main events for the year over three days in April. Sixty-eight golfers of all levels played in a three-day Club Championship tournament with over $2,500 in prizes awarded to 38 winners. This was a unique tournament under the new Golf Handicap and Information…

MountainView-Preserve Lady Niners Club Championship

Eileen J. Snearly “I’ll be the last one standing; two hands in the air, I’m a champion.” (The Champion, Carrie Underwood) MountainView-Preserve Lady Niners (MPLN) wishes to congratulate our new 2020 Club Champion Linda Rouse. After two days of play on April 6 and 7 and observing COVID-19 recommendations, the MPLN crowned their new champion. The luncheon and…

MountainView-Preserve Couples Golf for June 2020

Linda Rouse, MPLN 2020 Club Championship winner

Dan Hoshino The June MountainView-Preserve (MP) Couples Golf tournament will be held on Saturday, June 13, at the MountainView Golf Course. It will be a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start and the format will be a four-person, pick your foursome, multiple best balls event. Players must sign up on the ForeTees system by Sunday, June 7,…