Category: Sports

Ladies! Join Us for Nine Holes This Summer

Summer play on Oakwood Palms number 7. Golfers (left to right): Patty Fanzo, Pam Matassarin, and Lynn Matassarin

Judy Hedding The Oakwood Lady Niners Golf League (OLNGA) invites you to play golf with us this summer. Tee times during summer months are early to beat the heat. We have tee times between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning. If you are looking for a nine-hole golf league in the Sun Lakes area,…

Men’s Niners May Golf Results

Jim Wegman, Publicity I hope this column finds you and all your family members safe and healthy. As the COVID-19 runs its course, our members are getting in some play via Chelsea scheduling and telephoning golfing buddies to nab open spots in the daily schedule at the IronOaks courses. From conversations, I am pleased to…

SLLGA May Results

Judy Wegener May has arrived, and Sun Lakes 18-Hole Ladies League continues to comply with COVID-19 rules: earlier tee times versus shotguns, single riders in golf carts, no rakes, and leaving the pins in the holes. 5/05/20 Yellow Ball: 1st (tie) Nancy O’Donnell, Cat Lajune, Judy Mical, and Nettie Dingler; Lynda Smith, Jan Fletcher, Diane Grosse,…

May CMGA Results

Buddy Meola May 2 and 3 was a two-man Cottonwood team versus a two-man Palo Verde team Ryder Cup competition. On May 2, the teams played Cottonwood, with the Cottonwood men playing the White tees and the Palo Verde men playing the Gold tees. On May 3, the teams played at Palo Verde, with the…

Anonymous Banner Donors

These two new banners were created from anonymous individual donor tennis members from the IronOaks Tennis Club and are now placed on stadium court 1 and court 3 at the IronOaks tennis facility.

  These two new banners were created from anonymous individual donor tennis members from the IronOaks Tennis Club and are now placed on stadium court 1 and court 3 at the IronOaks tennis facility.

Results from May PVMGA Events

Jim Roberts, Publicity In spite of the continued COVID-19 threat and rising temperatures, the Palo Verde (PV) Men’s Golf Club had a full slate of activities during May. On May 2 and 3, the annual Ryder Cup competition between Cottonwood and Palo Verde was played. The Ryder Cup involves a line-up of two-man teams from…

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka “Is Pickleball the Perfect Pandemic Pastime?” On May 30, the New York Times ran an article with the title above. They went on to say Ellen DeGeneres recently declared herself among the intergenerational sport’s ardent enthusiasts. Just think of it. Social distancing is defined as maintaining a distance of six feet. Pickleball’s non-volley zone…

Missing the Game We Love

Socially-distanced batting practice at the Field of Dreams (photo courtesy of Mundane Photo Company)

Larry Wolfe We miss it. We really miss it. It’s inherently true that you don’t know how much you’ll miss something until it’s gone. At press time, our softball program has been closed down for three months and counting, but there was hope that the program could begin to restart in mid-June with a possible summer…

May PVLGA News

Presentation of donation to PV golf pros: front row (left to right): Joey Forsythe, Greg Tokash, John Griglak; back row (left to right): Mary Horn, Wanda Johnson, Gail Assenmacher, and Val Verbeck

Christine Lecoutre In spite of COVID-19, the PVLGA Cares group continues to work on ideas to give to our community. Group members Val Verbeck and Mary Horn spent many hours, days, and weeks sewing face masks and donating them to people and groups in need. Some recipients made donations which were given to PVLGA Cares.…