Category: March 2021

Desert Duffer Beats Odds!

Thom Sharples Larry Bruell beat the 12,500 to 1 odds of making a hole-in-one on the Quail Creek Coyote 4th hole on Feb. 9. Larry used a 9 iron at a distance of 145 yards. Larry has been a member of the Quail Creek Desert Duffers for three years and has a handicap of 25. We…

New Art Instructor at the Fine Arts Painting Club

Robin Barns and paintings

Ginny Hutcheson The Quail Creek Fine Arts Painting Club is excited to introduce Robin Barns as a new art instructor. Robin teaches both acrylics and oil painting to many students, who are enjoying learning from such a talented teacher. Robin Barnes has been painting since 1989 and is accomplished in the use of oils and…

Lapidary and Jewelry Club

Photos by Carol Wiser

Cathy Hasson While strictly adhering to COVID safety protocols, the lapidary and jewelry artists are fashioning some amazing pieces. Their work can be viewed in the display window of the Creative Arts and Technology Building, as well as on the Lapidary and Jewelry Club link on the Quail Creek HOA website. All items in the…

Word of the Month: Librettist

David Zapatka Commenting on the January WOTM column, reader Tom from Arlington, Va. writes, “Here’s a Washington Post article where your word of the month ‘jeremiad’ is used by the paper’s reporter Michael Scherer. In this case, the reporter uses it to describe the words of the chairman of the Nye County Republican Party in Nevada…

QCLGA: Only the Heart Knows, February 11

Kate Schwartz, Janet Johnson, Debbie Riddell, and Karen Stensrud

Debbie Scott Flight One First Place: Bobbi Jo Rathvon Second Place: Janet Johnson Third Place: Bonny Wilcox Flight Two First Place: Sherry Morris Second Place (tie): Roz Harrison, Deb Riddell, Alice Dyke, Theresa Stein Flight Three First Place: Betty Martens Second Place: Stacia Sower Third Place (tie): Linda Price, Peg Avent, Dena Knox Flight Four First Place: Kathy Linn Second…

12 Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them (Mistakes 5 and 6)

David Zapatka This 12-common-mistakes column began after playing with some very excited, highly-motivated, new pickleball players at our community courts recently. After playing a couple games, this question was posed to me: “What should we do to improve and become 3.5 players?” We reviewed the first four mistakes the past two months. This month, we…

Aretha, Queen of Soul!

Nancy Planck, Member Services Aretha, Queen of Soul! Monday, April 26 in the Madera Clubhouse Crystal Ballroom. The show is produced by TAD Management. Charity Lockhart is a captivating performer, moving audiences large and small with her inspirational songs and charismatic personality. Though musically rooted in gospel, jazz, and classically trained, the versatile and deeply…

QCLGA Results

Pick Your Foursome—The Lone Ranger, February 18 Debbie Scott First Flight First Place: Peg Avent, Janet Johnson, Bobbi Jo Rathvon, Bonny Wilcox Second Place: Sonia Heeren, Bonnie Morgan, Chris Olson, Cheryl Opsal Second Flight First Place: Roz Harrison, Carol Hocking, Linda Ulery, Kris Weinberg Second Place: Frances Martin, Sharon Schoen, Bonnie Vanni, Sung Whitehead Flight…

March Gardening and Landscaping Tips

Cindy Mayhle, Maintenance Manager for AAA Landscape We hope that you will find this month’s tips helpful for keeping your trees, shrubs, flowers, and plants healthy. Grass * Ryegrass should be watered about once or twice a week depending on the weather. Bermuda grass needs water about once a month. * If you are planning for new…