Tag: Golf

The SBWGA keeps it cool

Ret Convey Our northern buddies look in horror at the 100+ temperatures here in Arizona and wonder how we can stand it. They see us draped in ice bags and neck coolers while wearing SPF 2000 hats and ask why we don’t just stay in the comfort of our A.C. all day. The obvious reason…

Volunteers are essential

  Eileen J Snearly “You take on and do with the best of cheer…Hooray for volunteers.” — Arleen Grubbs and Evie Levine MountainView Women’s Collegiate Tournament took place March 23-25, 2018. Congratulations to the 2018 Collegiate Golf Tournament winners. Winner: Illinois 875 (+11); Runner up: San Jose State. Thank you to the MountainView Preserve Lady…

Keeping the home fires burning at the SBWGA

Ret Convey The time has come to wish bon voyage and happy trails to our pals who are departing for either their other homes or a summer vacation. We will miss all of you and promise to keep the Tucson home fires burning until you return. Of course, it’s no secret that keeping the home…

Bill Grow’s Ace makes number seven

Bob Edelblut April is almost over and thanks to Bill Grow the Men’s Club has now recorded seven holes-in-one this year! Yes, if you are asking, this is a lot for a four-month period. Keep it up, gentlemen! On Saturday, April 21 Bill was playing the Preserve with his regular Saturday group. John Cleghorn, Larry…

Bob Johnson takes his seat on the train

Bob Edelblut All of a sudden, the MPMGA Men’s Club Hole-in-One Train is overcrowded! Bob Johnson brought the total for the year to eight and forced our engineer to add a second car to his train. Hard to believe that some are beginning to think that we can best our 2016 record of seventeen. On…

SB Lady Niners have much to celebrate

Barbara Johnson On March 1, 3, 5 and 8, the SaddleBrooke Lady Niners held their annual tournament for the President’s Cup. The tournament was played on all three courses with a match play format, in which half the field is eliminated with the conclusion of each round. Although the first day proved to be a…

The whistle finally blows for Brian Gallup

  Bob Edelblut Let’s jump straight to the point. On Thursday, April 5 at the Preserve Golf Course Brian Gallup finally had his day—his first ever hole-in-one on the 14th hole. Didn’t all of you hear our train blow its whistle? Rumor has it that several neighbors living near the green heard the whistle and…

Dennie Wilbour and John Wrbanek 2018 Match Play Champs

  Bob Edelblut Everyone knows that the MPMGA Member-Member Match Play Tournament takes forever to complete. This year’s event was no exception. The planners hoping to jump start play scheduled the first two rounds for February 28 and March 1. No one contacted Mother Nature—the weather on the 28th was so bad that play was…

Tony Blunt captures the President’s Cup Trophy

  Bob Edelblut The President’s Cup, viewed by many as one of the top Men’s Club special events, was played on March 28 and 29 at the Preserve and MountainView golf courses. It is a stroke play tournament played with full handicap and the lowest net score for the two-day event takes home the trophy.…