Category: Sports

Putters join the Bewitched Fundraiser

Peggy McGee The Lady Putters will have their own very special putting challenge to support the Bewitched for Charity golf event on October 31. Four local charities will benefit from the fundraiser; Valley Assistance Services, Hands of a Friend that provides support for victims of domestic abuse, Community Food Bank Amado and Green Valley and…

Prickly Pair Tournament results

Winning team of QCLGA ladies Prickly Pair in 2017

Tim Phillips The QCMGA and QCLGA battled for supremacy to win the ‘Prickly Pair Trophy’ – the one tournament that pits the women against the men – on August 3, 2017, for the sixth time. This year, we had 32 players from each side compete in a match play format that totaled points per hole…

Golf maintenance: a year round process

Robert Lewis, Green Committee The process of overseed is just around the corner. Once the winter grass is planted, however, one very important course maintenance function stops. That is the process of aeration. Aeration of our greens, fairways and teeing areas typically means puncturing the surface of the grass and on the greens, then applying…

The anatomy of a set-up

On her first time doing set-up, Alma Cavaletto attaches the money hole sign to the pin. Photo by Peggy McGee

Peggy McGee Every week, about 45 minutes before the Lady Putters’ start time, two ladies meet to do the set-up. Each week, it is a different pair who has volunteered for the job, often someone new to set up and an experienced “set-up pro.” The set-ups team’s mantra is, “If I don’t do well today,…

Lady Putters celebrate the end of summer

Janet Wegner with Sharon Schoen and Jill Wibbenhorst recognized first time under 40; photo by Sylvia Butler

Cathy Thiele After a two-month break from celebrating their victories, the Lady Putters gathered together on August 16 for their final brunch of the summer. Prior to the meal, they met on the 18-hole putting green, where they once again braved the heat and humidity that goes with monsoon. They cheered when there was an…

Money Hole Master

Some Lady Putters have never gotten a hole-in-one on the money hole, while others average a win every 8 to 10 years; not Yoshie Hennessy. Two weeks in a row, she managed the feat, going home $10 richer at the end of the month. Photo by Peggy McGee

Relishing PickleBall

David Zapatka From pickleball’s beginning in the State of Washington in 1965, pickleball has grown to become played in all 50 United States, Guam, Aruba, Australia, Belgium, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Great Britain, Crete, Guatemala, Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Spain and Thailand. The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) 2016 Pickleball Participant Report reported…

Interclub Tournament results

Interclub tournament participants; photo by Terri Erickson

Terri Erickson The Quail Creek Ladies Golf Association, the 18 hole club, hosted the Interclub Tournament on August 2. Members of five clubs from Green Valley, including San Ignacio, Canoa Hills, Desert Hills, Country Club of Green Valley and Torres Blanca/Canoa Ranch, all gathered for a fun Match Play tournament at the Quail Creek Country…