Verde Sputters news

Trudy Rossi

On Tuesday, October 24, the Sputters and the SaddleBrooke One Lady Niners held their annual tournament where a team of two golfers and two putters pair up for nine holes. This is always a special event for both groups and the weather did not disappoint with a beautiful sunny and pleasant morning on both the SaddleBrooke and the Tucson courses. A delicious lunch followed in the Vistas where Troy, Assistant Golf Pro, tabulated the scores and announced the winning teams. Three teams from each flight were awarded prizes and the winners on the SaddleBrooke course were Abbie Egolf, Janet Williams, Julie Egolf and Sue Spanion – first; Sandy Wagoner, Sue Bartholme, Linda Watkins and Charlotte James – second; Kathy Coffman, Linda Malone, Sharon Mikolitis and Lois LaNasa – third. Winners on the Tucson course were Debbie Thompson, Miki Pratt, Regina Pang and Trudy Rossi – first; Lois Kelly, Monica Light, Maria Byers and Pat Morris – second; Marilyn Webb, Joni Campel, Char Crossman and Hazel Roper – third. (Please see the corresponding Niners’ article for photos.) The Sputters thank the Niners, especially Sharon Dicosola, chairperson of the event, Maria Byers, president, and all who always make this such a memorable event.

The Thanksgiving Luncheon Committee of Ginny Porteous, Carolyn Bewada, Jan Deer and Lee Kump are finalizing plans for the Thanksgiving Luncheon on Monday, November 6. This is always the delicious traditional meal and this year the program will include a fashion show sponsored by The Butterfly Boutique, a used, vintage and consignment shop with proceeds benefiting The Springboard Home for Young Ladies.

The Holiday Luncheon Committee of Maggie DeBlock, Penny Fullencamp and Jan Kasper are finalizing plans for what promises to be a very special event. While it is a well-kept secret, rumors are the planned entertainment will be spectacular.

A busy new year continues with our annual reciprocal tournaments with the SaddleBrooke Ranch Ranchettes on February 5 and the MountainView Lady Putters on March 19.

Membership in Verde Sputters is open to any resident of SaddleBrooke One and 2 not belonging to a sanctioned SaddleBrooke golf group. For more information please contact our membership team of Donna Bujnovsky (825-1598) or Donna Gruninger (825-8123).