Category: Sports

Hole In One – May 2024

Jerry Dohms Scores a Hole-in-One On April 4, 2024, Jerry Dohms got a hole-in-one on Catalina number 6, 114 yards, with a 9 iron. It’s Happiness and Excitement EJ Snearly With the first week of the Masters and the first day of the MPLNiners Club Championship golf event, golf was the talk of the town.…

2024 Men’s Niners Beat the Pro Tournament

The SaddleBrooke Men’s Niners (SBMN) held their annual Beat the Pro tournament on March 27. The weather was fabulous on this spring morning, and we had the opportunity to play with Jane Chanik, head golf professional, and Mike Roddy, director of Golf & Grounds. It was a very fun event, with everyone playing in a…

Spuds and Suds

Molly Gilbertson The SaddleBrooke Tennis Club hosted an event to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. More than 45 players participated in both traditional tennis and POP tennis from 2 to 4 p.m. on SaddleBrooke courts. Following play, members enjoyed a baked potato bar (spuds) featuring six toppings. Several desserts were also served, including a green pistachio…

Doan and Gillespie Win MPMGA Member-Guest Tournament

Jim Grosjean The MPMGA Member-Guest Tournament has concluded, with Alan Doan and his guest Ron Gillespie named overall champions. Three days of great weather, fine food, camaraderie, and even occasional decent golf defined this event. There was also an unfortunate accident, which perhaps changed the eventual outcome. The twosome of David Jones and Dave Hackathorn,…

Meet Swim Club Newcomer Julie Adamen!

Noelle Minck Julie Adamen and her husband moved to SaddleBrooke in October of 2023. She grew up in Palm Springs, and she cannot remember a time when she couldn’t swim. Julie swam for an age group team from 10 to 12 years old but dropped out and simply swam in backyard pools with friends after…

MPWGA 2024 Presidents Cup Winner

Denise Cashmore The MountainView/Preserve Women’s Golf Association held their 2024 Presidents Cup Golf Tournament on April 2 and 3. Overall winner is the player with the best two-day low net total. Last year’s winner Ann Martin was honored with organizing this year’s successful event sponsored by Pride Mechanical. Day one began in cool, partly cloudy…

Jack ‘Crash’ Hoverter, PPB’s 9-Ball King

Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino The Pool Players of The Brookes Billiards Club (PPB) hosted a 9-Ball singles pool tournament on March 30 in SaddleBrooke One’s Catalina Recreation Center (CRC) Billiards Room. The format was a double-elimination 9-Ball singles tournament. Thank you, Rancheros Market, for sponsoring this tournament to the tune of a special gift certificate…

Relishing Pickleball: New Player Tips

David Zapatka New to pickleball and want to improve quickly? Try these tips: * Seek out a mentor to help you learn the game. Talk with experienced players to glean information and helpful tips. Try what they suggest. Practice using their advice. * Serve deep and into the middle of the opponents’ court. Do not…

MPLNiners Continue Their Giving Ways

Diane Mazzarella and EJ Snearly On April 10 members of the MountainView/Preserve Lady Niners (MPLN) visited the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC). This visit was to present the contributions from their league members and their guests from SaddleBrooke One at the annual Across the Brooke event earlier this year. The contributions were designated for…

Grace, Retirement, and Softball

Tim Malone Graceful behavior enhances retired life. The happiest retirees find fulfillment in giving back. They channel their talents toward meaningful contributions. Acting with grace is a powerful practice that transcends mere politeness. Retirement is a significant life transition, and it can be approached with a sense of grace and purpose. We should approach our…