Category: Sports

SBWGA-18 Ladies Achievements

Shirley Hamann Congratulations to Deb Fenton who carded a hole-in-one on June 14. She used a 9-iron and cleared the dreaded water on SaddleBrooke hole number 2, and the ball dropped straight into the hole. Witnesses were Barb Verbus and Shirley Hamann. Sandra Murray joined three other ladies from the Tucson area to play in…

SaddleBrooke Lady Niners Donate to Girls Golf of Tucson

Wanda Ross SaddleBrooke Lady Niners was pleased to give a donation recently to Girls Golf of Tucson. This very worthy 501(c)(3) organization, the local chapter of LPGA*USGA Girls Golf (Girls Golf), provides an opportunity for girls ages 7 through 17 to learn to play golf, build lasting friendships, and experience competition in a fun, supportive environment, preparing…

Tennis Is Now POPing in SaddleBrooke

Greg Hlushko Since the POP version of tennis was introduced here about four years ago, it has grown to approximately 200 players. All of our courts now have an additional baseline 9 feet in from the tennis baseline, which makes it easier to cover the POP playing area. Other features that make it a senior-friendly game…

Save the Date—November 15!

Ann Lange The MountainView/Preserve Women’s Golf Association at SaddleBrooke raises money for the University of Arizona Cancer Center through their annual fundraiser “Take a Swing at Cancer.” Any golfer of any level can participate in this tournament, where every player is a winner for the opportunity to support research for a cure for cancer. Mark…

2022 SaddleBrooke Women’s Classic

Ann Lange This annual tournament, originally named “Home and Home,” began in 2011 when the SaddleBrooke One and SaddleBrooke TWO women’s golf clubs got together to double their fun. Good things come in threes, and sometimes the instructions actually say, “Do try this at home.” So, in 2017, the SaddleBrooke Ranch Women’s Golf Club joined…

MountainView Lady Putters: ‘Stuff the Science Bus’

Gay Uhl and Eileen J. Snearly Memorial Day was the day to honor American veterans and kick off the 2022 fundraising project of the MountainView Lady Putters. This year, our fundraising project for San Manuel School is a “Science Bus” for the junior high students. According to principal Dr. Michelle Poppen, this traveling science lab…

Spring Fling

Cindy Madsen On the evening of May 6, the SaddleBrooke Tennis/POP Tennis Club (STC) hosted its Spring Fling event. There were about 90 STC members in attendance enjoying the light appetizers, hosted by the STC, as they listened and danced to music provided by Chuck Moses. The STC patio was the perfect place to host the…

Relishing Pickleball: The Dink

David Zapatka Continuing our study of Pickleball Fundamentals: Master the basics and compete with confidence by Mary Littlewood, “to properly execute a dink, stand just behind the non-volley zone line in a good ready position—well balanced, with your body weight over your feet and the knees slightly bent. Hold the paddle in front of your…

Verde Sputters June Update

The heat was not a deterrence to the women of Verde Sputters. They were armed with bottles of water, sunscreen, and trusty putters to bravely face the elements and put those darn little balls right there in the holes of the SaddleBrooke One putting green. On June 6 there were 35 Sputters and no guests…