Tag: SBWGA-18

SBWGA-18 Christmas Celebration

On Dec. 7, the SaddleBrooke Women’s Golf Association-18 (SBWGA-18) ladies held their annual Christmas celebration. It started with a golf event, Beat the Pro and President, in which two-person teams attempted to score better than the pro, Jane Chanik, and President Carol Bidwell. The pro and president team scored a net 69, and the team…

SBWGA-18 Swings into the New Year – 2022

Venetia Hobson Lewis Time sweeps past, sending another year our way with seemingly advancing speed. Yet, SaddleBrooke Women’s Golf Association-18 (SBWGA-18) keeps swinging, on and off the course. Starting out November in high style was Bonnie Westra, who aced SaddleBrooke number 2. Hitting her ball with a number eight hybrid, she watched as that little…

SBWGA-18: Let’s Talk Turkey

Venetia Hobson Lewis Let’s talk turkey. It’s about time, Thanksgiving, that is, and the holidays in December are close behind. Schedules for cooking the turkey must be set, and side dishes and desserts, ranging from pies to plum puddings to cakes, have to be selected from families’ treasure troves of recipes. With so much to…

SBWGA-18—September School Bells

Venetia Hobson Lewis To many of us, September was the month that schools resumed their regular schedule. First day’s awkwardness, new books, new teachers, and new subjects brought anxieties and the closure to a carefree summer filled with swimming, tennis, hanging out, and reading for pleasure. September meant reading heavy textbooks, which didn’t fit easily into the…

SBWGA-18’s Singing In The Rain

Venetia Hobson Lewis What do you do when it’s raining? Unless there’s something else pressing, do you read? Do you watch TV? Or perhaps, do you practice your musical instrument and maybe sing a few old songs? Members of the SaddleBrooke Women’s Golf Association-18 (SBWGA-18) recently had two opportunities to warm up their vocal cords.…

SBWGA-18 Tees Up For The Jigsaw Puzzle Golf Course

Venetia Hobson Lewis Golf courses are puzzles to many. Think of the course itself as the straight edge pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, their linear bounds forming the holes. Our golf shots, with all their many moving parts and functions, are like the multi-sided jigsaw pieces, with tabs jutting out and hollowed out blanks receiving…

SBWGA-18: Let It Rain!

Venetia Hobson Lewis It’s monsoon season. The Weather Service now sets June 15 through September for the season; however, by the traditional method of calculation, the monsoons begin when the dew point in Tucson reaches 54 degrees or higher. And we say, “Bring ‘em on.” With low humidity throughout the rest of the year, the…

SBWGA-18: Birding in SaddleBrooke

Venetia Hobson Lewis Birding is a popular activity in Arizona. Quite a few important habitats are located within our state for spotting that elusive winged beauty in flight: Madera Canyon, Chiricahua National Monument, the Grand Canyon, Patagonia Lake State Park, and many more. SaddleBrooke is not without its own bird sanctuaries. About four years ago, SBWGA-18…

SBWGA-18: Member/Member—It’s a Winner!

Venetia Hobson Lewis Back when the Food Network started up, I hankered for every show on it—Ace of Cakes, Alton Brown’s Good Eats, and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Going along with Guy Fieri to small cafes that served enormous and calorie-laden dishes just hit the spot. Many times Fieri would repeat the phrase “Winner, Winner,…

SBWGA-18: The Blossoming of Three Races for the Roses

Lee Anne McClelland, 2021 Senior Club Champion

Venetia Hobson Lewis Gardeners around Arizona are well versed in the saying “Never cut back your plants until after the 15th of March, due to the possibility of a late winter storm.” The Ides of March, a date which has turned the tides of men and countries, brought back Old Man Winter for an overnight…