IronOaks Ladies Pool Club: Do You Love to Shoot Pool but Haven’t Played in Years?

Judy Wolthausen, President

Many of our players started with us wondering if they should join, a little bit worried whether they would remember. Well, all of them would tell you that no worrying is necessary, because it comes right back after playing a few games! So, if this is where you are, don’t hesitate to join us. We even offer a refresher session at a mutually agreeable time if that would make you feel more comfortable.

Others just drop by on any Tuesday morning and join in play. We warm up at 9:15 a.m. in the Oakwood Billiards Room, have a short team meeting to see how everyone is doing, and then draw numbers to determine the table and partner for the day. We play until 11 a.m. Unfortunately, if you have another weekly activity that would cause you to want to leave early, you will not be able to join us. It would be unfair to your partner. But that’s really the only rule we have. We got rid of the rules that have been passed down for over the past 20 years, knowing that the world is now a bit different with COVID-19. Most of the clubs lost as many as 50% of their members.

If you live in Sun Lakes Phase 1, Cottonwood, Ironwood, Oakwood, or Palo Verde, you are eligible to join. We are celebrating that we have recently added four new players to the team. We have members of all levels of ability and some who have been members for 20 years. You’ll fit in right away.

So, the best thing you can do is stay active. Two hours on a Tuesday morning with a group of wonderful ladies who quickly become friends is fun, not an obligation. We play mostly 8-Ball, and some 9-Ball or Cutthroat if time doesn’t allow 8-Ball. We have rules to provide to you and have two members as Rules Czars to help when the answer is not easily determined.

On the first Tuesday of each month, we get suggestions for restaurants to try and select the one most people like best and go to lunch together as a group. So, that should settle it. Give me a call if you have any questions or want to schedule a refresher session. Otherwise, just come on a Tuesday. We’d love to have you!