Category: Sports

John Strecker—Hole-in-One

Congratulations to fellow QCMGA member John Strecker for scoring a hole-in-one on Roadrunner number 6 on Monday, Nov. 8. John’s hole-in-one occurred during the Quail Creek Veterans Tournament. Way to go, John!

Craig Parsons Named QCMGA Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Craig Parsons for being named QC Men’s Golf Association (QCMGA) 2021 Volunteer of the Year. This award recognizes those members who have provided our club with extraordinary services. It began with Roy Barnes, and we called it the “Roy Barnes Volunteer of the Year Award.” Last year’s award went to Jerry Colbert. This…

Quail Creek Swingin’ Fore Charity Ladies Golf Tournament

One hundred thirty-eight ladies participated in our Give Back to the Community golf event, raising and contributing more than $11,000 to the Angel Heart Pajama Project, Hand of a Friend, Valley Assistance Services, and Friends in Deed charities. Our 21 Lady Putters had some fun and challenging holes using plastic children’s clubs and putting with…

Congratulations John Brooks

Congratulations to QC Men’s Golf Association member John Brooks for shooting six strokes under his age. This remarkable feat happened on Oct. 20. John shot a round of 72 playing the Quail/Coyote courses from the combo Silver/Copper tees. Seven birdies helped John accomplish this once-in-a-lifetime achievement. Way to go, John!

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka Backhand Groundstroke Quoting from Pickleball Fundamentals: Master the basics and compete with confidence by Mary Littlewood, when hitting a backhand groundstroke, “The same principles apply when you’re hitting a backhand groundstroke (as a forehand groundstroke) except that you move to the left rather than to the right (right-handed players). While some players change the…

Prickly Pair Annual Golf Tourney

Each year, this tournament pits the Quail Creek men against the women in an 18-hole match play event to decide a winner of the coveted “Prickly Pair” trophy. Winners this year were the men’s team players. In nine years of play, the women have won five times and the men four. It’s very competitive, and…

Quail Creek Women Golfers

Kathy Thompson We played in the Canoa Ranch Women’s Golf Association Open Golf event on Nov. 8 and took Low Net of the Field. The winners were Dena Knox, Kathy Thompson, Cherie McDaniels, and Brenda Allred. Our team theme was “Born in the USA.”

Relishing Pickleball: Arizona Pickleball Players League News—White Mountain Region to Be Added as the Fifth APPL Region

David Zapatka The Arizona Pickleball Players league (APPL) has now expanded its popular team-based pickleball league into its fifth region. After founding the first team-based pickleball league, East Valley Interclub League in 2012 (which has grown ever since), the Arizona Pickleball Players League was formally organized as a nonprofit in 2019 by a group of…