Category: Sports

Monsoon 2021: What You Should Know

Marilu Trainor Sean Benedict, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service (NWS) Phoenix office, shares information about the upcoming 2021 Monsoon season in Arizona. Q: Tell us about the upcoming monsoon season in Arizona? The North American Monsoon System (NAMS), which includes Arizona, is based on a calendar system. NAMS runs from June 15 through…

Lady Putters “Family” Reunion

Peggy McGee After an almost 15 months wait, the Lady Putters were finally able to meet again to putt as a group. It was a very joyful morning when ladies who had not seen one another for over a year were able to exchange hugs and smiles as they gathered on the green. Thirty women braved…

Arizona’s Summer Heat Continues

Marilu Trainor Sean Benedict, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service Phoenix office, shares answers about the expected summer heat in Arizona and trends for the future. Q: What are the National Weather Service’s long-term predictions for 2021’s summer heat? The latest forecast from the Climate Prediction Center has odds tilted in favor of above…

Relishing Pickleball: 2020 Pickleball Rocks Players of the Year

David Zapatka 2020 was a crazy year. Many pickleball tournaments were cancelled. Public pickleball courts were closed and padlocked. That being said, Arizona pickleball players found ways to safely play, and even through the pandemic, new players found pickleball in record numbers. For 2020, Pickleball Rocks Clothing and Equipment Company recognized a mixed doubles pair…

QCCLA Couples Two-Person Chapman Scotch

Janet Johnson Both players tee off, hit alternate tee shots, choose the best one, alternate to hole in. Flight 1 Low Gross 1. Steve and Connie Hiles, 77 Low Net 1. Bill and Linda Price, 66 2. Dave Erickson and Jacquie Owens, 67 Flight 2 Low Gross Martin and Jill Wibbenhorst, 83 Low Net Mike…

QCMGA Results

Four-Man Scramble, May 25 Paul Schupmann 1. Fox, Harris, Mocek, and Wibbenhorst; 57.1 2. Barnes, Hamman, Harmon, and Ruge; 57.2 3. Kureri, Morgan, and St. John; 58.6 Two-Man Best Ball, June 1 Paul Schupmann Silver Flight 1 1. Rick Wagner and Charles Sobiech, 66 2. Shel Zatkin and Ralph Scafuri, 66 3. Randy Davis and Scott…

Duffer June Winners

Thom Sharples June 1: Team 3 low nets; Jim Nichols, Curt Summers, Dennis Katona, Jeff Grass June 8: 2nd best shot; Mike Dittl, Roger Shuman, Dale Wilson, Peter Lipe June 15: Scramble; Bruch Beecher, Roger Ederle, Mark Wollersheim, Tom Calhoun

QCLGA Results

Individual Stableford, June 3 Debbie Scott Flight One First Place: Alice Dyke Second Place (tie): Peg Avent and Sung Whitehead Flight Two First Place: Maureen Brealey Second Place (tie): Sherry Morris and Deb Riddell Flight Three First Place: Susan McCune Second Place (tie): Michele Gazica and Sandy Hedlund Flight Four First Place (tie): Cathy Nelms…

Hole In One

Congrats to Bob Valdez Paul Schupmann Congratulations to QCMGA member Bob Valdez for scoring a hole-in-one (HOI) on Quail number 8 on Sunday, May 23. He used an 8-iron for a red pin measuring around 130 yards. Witnesses to this exciting moment were Brian Henry and Bill Martin. This was Bob’s fourth career HIO and…

Respiratory Wellness With Essential Oils

JoAnne Gaudioso Numerous studies show that certain essential oils may ease respiratory symptoms from allergies, pollution, a cough, or a cold by soothing the throat, fighting bacteria, acting as a decongestant, increasing expectoration, and soothing inflamed mucus membranes. Essential oils such as eucalyptus, rosemary, and peppermint are historically known to help clear and strengthen the respiratory…