Tag: SBWGA-18

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…

SBWGA-18’s Season of Tournaments

Helen Graham, February Overall Low Gross ACE winner

Venetia Hobson Lewis February and March are the big season for SaddleBrooke Ranch Women’s Golf Association-18 (SBWGA-18) tournaments. Other competitions are sprinkled throughout the year, spicing up every month. However in 2021, within the two months of February and March, four major tournaments are played. These competitions are the bread and butter for league play.…

SBWGA-18’s January 2021 Outlook

Gail Plimpton (left), November Net Ace and Takeyo Eakin, November Gross Ace

Venetia Hobson Lewis After the holiday season of 2020, SaddleBrooke Women’s Golf Association-18 (SBWGA-18) welcomes in the new year of 2021 with a new series of weekly games on Tuesday mornings, our regularly scheduled event and meeting days. The Tuesday Play Day Committee already has a full complement of games planned. Our Special Tournaments Chair,…

SBWGA-18 Partners

Venetia Hobson Lewis Golfing with a partner in a match competition against another twosome of partners can be an interesting, vitalizing, and energizing day on the golf course. On the lips of the golfers is the phrase “we’ll ham-and-egg it” meaning when one partner hacks about and makes a mess of golf from tee to…

SBWGA-18 Club Championship, Walking, and More

(From left) Kathy DeMerritt, Kay McCollom, and Barbara Turriff

Marsha Camp Way back in February, you may recall, the last day of our Club Championship was bright, sunny, and confusing. Here is another accolade I missed. Congratulations to our red tees, flight 2 Club Championship winner, Kathy DeMerritt. Ace photographer Angie was able to snap a photo of all the flight 2 winners. Second…

The Sun Shines on SBWGA-18’s 2020 Club Championship

Our 2020 Club Champion, Helen Graham (left), and the Senior Club Champion Carol Bidwell

Marsh Camp The last day of SBWGA-18’s Club Championship broke cloudy and cool, but the luck of the Irish was with our major tournament contestants. A bright St. Patrick’s Day sun appeared and warmed the players as they made their way to the clubhouse. A small group of spectators, evenly spaced, applauded the final pairings, then…

SBWGA-18 Honors the Old and Rings in the New

Marsha Camp Our 2020 board members hit the ground running and are busy implementing a new handicap system, innovative playday events, tantalizing luncheon menus, and many exciting experiences members don’t want to miss. You can be sure we’re in for the best year yet. Our president, Shellie Perce, has captained other golf associations and was…

Bee-Cuz We Care Cancer Golf Tournament

Ret Convey How do you handle pressure on the golf course, or do you fold like a cheap umbrella at the thought of competition? Do the yips send your easy-peasy eight-inch putt screaming past the hole, hijacking your dreams of saving triple-bogey? When your third tee shot kerplops into the water, do you wonder why you…