Tag: MPMGA

The 2017 Pima Cup season is underway

Bob Edelblut By mid-March the MPMGA had already played in four Pima Cup events. Look at this schedule: December 6 at the La Paloma Country Club, January 25 at the Forty Niners Golf Club, February 27 at the Highlands at Dove Mountain and March 6 at the SaddleBrooke Golf Course. Great courses and equally great…

2017 Ryder Cup Face Off

Bob Edelblut The Ryder Cup, like the name implies, mimics the PGA’s Ryder Cup format. In this tournament the MPMGA and the SMGA have the opportunity to showcase their very best golfers. Each Men’s Club puts together a team with 15 of its lowest handicap players and one of its resident professionals. Yes, all these…

Bubba Hawkins vintage 2017

The field is waiting for Rennie’s final instructions.

Bob Edelblut This year’s Bubba Hawkins Tournament was hosted by the MPMGA and the club’s Tournament Director David Cohen asked Rennie Temple if he would volunteer to run the event. I believe that Rennie was truly made an offer that he could not turn down—got the picture? Of course, he accepted and to his credit…

Kids’ Closet Golf Balls founder Jim Handrigan takes his bow

One picture is worth a thousand words. Thank you, Jim.

Bob Edelblut Thursday, January 26 was The MountainView-Preserve Men’s Club first luncheon meeting of the new year. Old Man Weather tried as best he could to freeze the field but our experienced organizers acted quickly to modify the event thus insuring that the buffet line and business discussions would begin and end on time. Cheers!…

Warren Tiahrt takes his seat on the hole-in-one train

Bob Edelblut It is really quite amazing the number of holes-in-one members of the MPMGA have recorded this year. Warren Tiahrt made it 16 on Saturday, November 12 at the Preserve Golf Club. This must be some kind of record! Warren’s playing partner Nick Nicholas said after Warren hit his shot, that he thought it…

Steve Bender 2016 winner of the Tournament of Champions

Bob Edelblut The weekly schedule said that the finals for the Tournament of Champions would be played on November 17. This schedule is sacred and nothing, well almost nothing, will cause it to be compromised. Get the picture? There were several situations including the weather forecast that almost caused this popular event to be rescheduled.…

MPMGA hosts annual golf event

The SaddleBrooke volunteers

Bob Edelblut The PGA and the LPGA are sponsors of the First Tee organization and the First Tee of Tucson is its regional affiliate. On Sunday, October 23 the MPMGA hosted at the MountainView Golf Course the First Tee of Tucson annual golf day. Tim Koch has masterminded this event for the past six or…

Grant Farquhar is the 2016 MPMGA Club Champion

Mike Jahaske, Grant Farquhar and David Cohen sharing the moment

Bob Edelblut On November 9 and 10 the MPMGA played this year’s Club Championship at the MountainView Golf Course. Ninety-one players signed up for the event and as in years past they were assigned to various flights based on their handicaps and tee choice selection. All of the players in the first five flights played…

Mars vs. Venus Tournament

Ann Martin and Kate Pope gloat over the Mars/Venus Trophy.

The Mars (MPMGA) vs. Venus (MPWGA) Tournament was a huge success with the Venus Team winning by a score of 376 to 308. The first day of golf was played on Tuesday, May 3 at The Preserve where Cookie Kaplan scored a hole-in-one on No. 11. Golf on the second day, Thursday, May 5 was…