September Niners results

Jim Wegman, Publicity

Just a reminder to our returning members: The Welcome Back Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, November 18 at 11:00 a.m. at the Oakwood Clubhouse. President David Peters will conduct the meeting and Treasurer Joe Sigillo will deliver another great lunch.

Golf Expo and Palms course reopening will be on Wednesday, October 29 at the Oakwood Range. Palms Course Reopening activity: Noon-2:00 p.m. and Golf Expo 2:00-6:00 p.m. Now is the time to break out those chits and do some pre-season shopping for that new putter or driver.


09/05. Skins-Sonoran – Teams: 1st Mike Osborn, 2nd Ron Betti, Bruce McCorkle and Jerry Richards, 3rd Bill Johnson; Sinkers: Don Zimmer; Closest-to-the-Pin Honors: No. 3 Bill Bartoo, No. 8 Mike Stegina

09/12. Best Balls One Net and One Gross-Ironwood Back Nine – 1st Dennis Fisher, Ed Allen, Bill Bartoo and Dennis Clark, 2nd Jerry Richards, Paul Bopko, Doug Baker and Bill Johnson; Sinkers: Don Zimmer; Closest-to-the-Pin Honors: No. 13 and No. 17 Jerry Richards

09/19. Two Best Net Balls-Sonoran – 1st Jerry Richards, Doug Baker, Jordy Primack and Len Dolins, 2nd Bruce McCorkle, Jack Cook, Ken Deblieck and Jerry Meer; Sinkers: Don Zimmer; Closest-to-the-Pin Honors: No. 3 Len Dolins, No. 8 David Mork

09/26. Best Balls Par 3/4/5-Lakes – 1st Ron Betti, Jordy Primack, Len Dolins and Jerry Meer, 2nd Dennis Fisher, Rich Funk, Chuck Legorreta and Tom Thibodeau; Sinkers: Mike Stewart; Closest-to-the-Pin Honors: No. 2 Dennis Fisher, No. 6 Chuck Legorreta

We are losing one of our members. Our friend and fellow golfer, John Pallace, is leaving Sun Lakes for health reasons. John is one of our long time members and one of the nicest guys in the league. If you needed a hand with some small task, John could be counted on to say yes. John was so loyal to our league and played so many games each year that in his honor we created a special award for the membership. This award is given each year to the Niner who plays the most league games during our season. I know I speak for the entire membership when I say we will miss John Pallace. Travel safely and be well, old friend.

The Oakwood courses reopened at the end of October. With the reopening comes a period of time when the new grass is growing in and the rule is “cart path only.” Walking back and forth to the cart can add some time to a round. The way to reduce the time on the course is cooperation and heads up play. Take a couple of clubs with you when you walk out to your ball. Have your partner move the cart forward and catch up after your next ball strike. Play “ready golf,” hit safely and without delay. Putt out and mark the score card at the next tee box. If we all cooperate we can reduce the on course time for our round.