Tag: MPWGA

 MPWGA Celebrates America

Ann Lange The MountainView/Preserve Women’s Golf Association (MPWGA) hosted their annual Member/Guest Tournament, proudly boasting the theme Celebrate America. Our word “celebrate” comes from the Latin celebrare, “to assemble to honor.” Ninety-two members and guests, golf and country lovers, assembled on Nov. 2 and 3 to honor America, all wearing their colors of pride: red,…

Take a Swing at Cancer Tournament

Ann Lange Support the fighters, admire the survivors, honor the taken, and never give up hope. These beautiful words were worn on the t-shirts of 96 MountainView/Preserve Women’s Golf Association (MPWGA) players and their 40 caddies. The annual fundraising tournament, played Nov. 16, brought in over $28,300, making the amount raised by the MPWGA over…

Karen Wilson Wins MPWGA’s 21st Club Championship

Ann Lange Golf, like age, is only a number, unless you are retirement age, have an itchin’ to play near scratch golf, and the number is 165 for a 2-day 36-hole total gross score. On April 20 at the Preserve and April 21 at MountainView, golf whisperer Karen Wilson was in the zone. She came,…

MPWGA Coyote Classic

Ann Lange “The thing about golf is that no matter how bad you are playing, it’s always possible to get worse.” This phrase appeared on one of the Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner cartoon posters placed at tee boxes by the daffy event coordinators Donna Watson and Cathy Quesnell. We call golf that…

Midge Mollenkopf Wins 2021 Presidents Cup Championship

Janey Clausen, 12th president; Ann Martin, 11th president; 2021 Presidents Cup Champion Midge Mollenkopf; Connie Sherman, 3rd president; and Debbie McMullin, 13th and current president (Photo by Andrea Gray)

Ann Lange This year marked the 21st annual MountainView/Preserve Women’s Golf Association’s (MPWGA) Presidents Cup Championship honoring our 12 past presidents, and our current president, Debbie McMullin. However, the best-laid plans of mice and men and the MPWGA, often go awry when the Presidents Cup is scheduled during leprechaun season. The 2020 championship was altered…

Hole In One

Shel Jahn next to his golf ball that is lodged in the hole on number 6 at the Preserve.

Shel Jahn Scores an Ace on Hole 6 at the Preserve Alan Doan On Feb. 13, Shel Jahn was playing at the Preserve with Dennis Marchand, Joe Oczak, and Don Plappinger. On Hole number 6, Shel selected a 9-iron for a 140-yard shot over a deep arroyo to a front pin position. His ball flew…

Anne Jones—MPWGA 2020 Most Improved Player

Debbie McMullin, Mike Karpe, and MIP recipient Anne Jones, smiling as bright as her crystal trophy. (Photo by Ann Van Sickel)

Ann Lange Where beautiful souls have gone before, memories live on. And so, each year the MountainView/Preserve Women’s Golf Association (MPWGA) remembers Mary Sturgeon Canfield and her daughter Nancy, by carrying on the tradition of designating the Most Improved Player (MIP) award. The award was established by Mary in tribute to Nancy, who showed how…

Donna Watson Wins MPWGA Presidents Cup

Donna Watson (left) with a big splash of sparkle in her smile, prize hat, and trophy after the winner’s presentation by Mary Kay Nordhill. (Photo by Anne Cole)

Ann Lange The MountainView/Preserve Women’s Golf Association (MPWGA) took a COVID mulligan on the President’s Cup, originally scheduled last March. The two-day COVID-revised event was teed back up on Dec. 1 at The Preserve and Dec. 8 at MountainView. A poster bearing the names of all twelve presidents was presented on the first tee box.…

Ann Martin Wins MPWGA Golf Championship—Again!

Ann Lange Since its origin in the 15th century, it has been called names like goiff, gowfe, gouf, and golve. Those who lament that the best four-letter words were already taken often pronounce it backwards. On a bad day, some just call it goof. However on good days, such as Nov. 3 when Ann Martin shot…

Save The Date: Take a Swing at Cancer!

Linda DeWitt On Tuesday, Nov. 17, The MountainView/Preserve Women’s Golf Association (MPWGA) will host its annual Take a Swing at Cancer Golf Tournament at the MountainView Golf Club. This event has raised over $140,000 in donations over the years for the University of Arizona Cancer Research! With your participation and support, we’ll keep this wonderful…