Tag: Golf

SB Niners and Sputters fool Mother Nature

Barbara Johnson Believe it or not, we really didn’t bribe Mother Nature to hold off on the rain on October 23! This was the day of our annual Sputters’ Tournament, one of our very favorite events, and the forecast was anything but promising. With a 70% chance of rain that day, we all kept our…

Mars and Venus vintage 2018

  Bob Edelblut Wow! This year’s event was the fifth time this popular tournament has been played. It seems like only yesterday that the MPMGA and the MPWGA started the discussions that lead to the creation of this event. Is time really flying by this quickly? Most of you know that the prior tournaments were…

January 2019 rule change notice

  All golfers need to be aware that beginning January 2019 they will be playing with over 50 new rules and each golfer will be expected to know these rule changes. According to Al Bolty, Rules Chairman for the MPMGA, this will be the biggest makeover of the USGA Rule Book in many years and…

This year’s individual match play champion

  Bob Edelblut The MPMGA has always had a difficult time running a special event in the desert’s summer months. Our snowbird population is long since gone and our full-time residents are either scheduling lengthy trips or hiding out to escape the heat. Nonetheless, 32 brave souls answered the calls of Special Event Director Don…

Fire Sale at the SBWGA

  Ret Convey The SBWGA learned today that the time has come to say goodbye to our great friend and supporter, Bernie Eaton, who will be leaving us at the end of October. Bernie has been a constant source of strength and direction for the SBWGA over the last nine years and it is with…

Another hole-in-one for Jerry Emmons

Bob Edelblut September 4 was a very good day for Jerry Emmons! First of all, it was the opening round of the Mars and Venus tournament at The Preserve Golf Course. Secondly, he and his playing partners Ralene Peters, Andrea Gray and Gary Hodges played brilliantly and were the leaders of the event after day…

#3 for Dan Schroeder is a gem

Bob Edelblut The consummate sports fan will find his or her mind filled with wonderful images and remembrances when they hear iconic names like Yankee Stadium, Soldier Field, Augusta, Wimbledon, Saint Andrews, etc., etc., etc. Imagine how many memories they must evoke. Mind boggling, isn’t it? Most golfers will agree that the newcomer to the…

MountainView Preserve 9ers begin their fall season

In reality, the 9ers who play the Preserve and MountainView courses have no season, they play all year long, every Tuesday afternoon. We are 55 members and growing with golfers from both SaddleBrooke One and SaddleBrooke TWO. Annual membership starts at $40; $5 is collected by the pro-shop each time you play for range balls…

SaddleBrooke Lady Golfers unite to have fun

On September 25, 80 ladies from the combined SaddleBrooke Lady Niners and the SBWGA-18 came together for their annual LAGOS Tournament. It was an absolutely beautiful day in SaddleBrooke and all the ladies lived up to the theme of “Girls Just Want To Have Fun.” The event was chaired by the SBWGA-18 this year and…