Tag: SMGA

Golf in the Smoke or “Smokin Hot Golf”?

Golfers teeing off and playing with the smoke clouds and fire in the background (Photo by Fred Pilster)

Fred Pilster Hard to tell if we are playing golf in the smoke or “smokin hot golf”? As the Buckhorn fire continues to blaze all around SaddleBrooke, the golfers are learning to cope with the smoke and fire in the background. In spite of the fire and smoke, the SaddleBrooke Men’s Golf Association (SMGA) played their monthly…

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.…

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…

Another year another Javelina Cup for MPMGA

Bob Edelblut Yes, the MPMGA won yet another Javelina Cup this year. I think that this is five in a row. For many years the SMGA and the MPMGA have put together small armies (their teams) to compete on the battlefields (their courses) in this event. You might say it’s our version of the Territorial…

SMGA new season underway

Vinnie Ryan As we begin a new golf season The SaddleBrooke Men’s Golf Association (SMGA) would like to remind all SaddleBrooke male residents, renters and lot owners that membership is available at both Full and Associate levels. Full Membership provides membership in the Arizona Golf Association, a Golf Handicap Index Number (GHIN), handicap maintenance and…

SMGA Club Championship and Member/Guest events

Terry Edwards receiving the Championship Plaque from SMGA President Jack Bowers

Vinnie Ryan April was a busy month for the SMGA with two major events taking place. Firstly the 2017 Club Championship was held early April and congratulations go to the winner Terry Edwards. The three-round tournament took place March 29, April 1 and 5. Terry had rounds of 80, 77 and 77 for a total…

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…

Ron Curtis wins 2016 SMGA President’s Cup Tournament

SMGA President Greg Tarr with 2016 President’s Cup winner Ron Curtis

Gary Averett The 2016 SaddleBrooke Men’s Golf Association held its final tournament of the year November 30, December 3, completing on December 7. Ron Curtis finished the three day tournament with an overall low net score of 205, one stroke better than the second overall low net score by Doug Swartz at 206. He averaged…

Doug Swartz wins SMGA Club Championship again

Seven-time Club Champion Doug Swartz with SMGA President Greg Tarr

It can’t be luck! Doug Swartz has once again proven to be the master of the SMGA Club Championship Tournament. He has won seven of the last nine club championships and this one was no squeaker. He won low gross by six strokes under his closest rival. Doug has now won in 2008, 2010 through…