Wow, What a Spectacular Event

Janet Johnson

April 18 through 20, our Quail Creek Ladies Golf Association had our annual Member/Guest Copper Quail Classic “Swing with Bling” Tournament.

The festivities began on April 18 with a scheduled practice round, then a delicious buffet and bar at the Pro Shop, with betting taking place for all two-player teams hoping to win, place, or show in our 5-Hole Flighted Horse Race. Great food and drink, laughter, and cheering took place.

On April 19 we played a Partner Best Ball format, followed by a wonderful plated dinner in the Madera ballroom. The dining room was aglow and very classy and elegant. Early on April 20, we played a Chapman Scotch format. Eight players won Closest to the Pin and competed in a chipping Shootout contest. After a plated lunch, all flighted awards and Overall Gross and Net Winners were announced. Sixty-seven percent of the field won! Afterwards, our director of golf, Josh Wilks, graciously extended Pro Shop hours for some great shopping!

This year we added a Money Tree with 100% payouts to 10 winners, along with their receiving a beautiful art tile made by our talented potter Kathy Brogdon. The four Overall Winners received a stunning, handmade plaque designed and created by Lee Crombie, another talented potter of Quail Creek.

Our Grand Sponsor for this event was Quail Creek Resort Sales. Other sponsors (listed here) gave very generously as well: Tucson Golf Carts, Dave Swenwold; Gary Brawley Golf Design; Pima Federal Credit Union of Green Valley; H2O Concepts Healthy Water; Green Valley Cooling and Heating; Farmers Insurance, Donald Ehrlich; Edward Jones, Eric Pudlo and Jennifer Trosper; Valley Oasis Pools and Spas; Long Realty, Justine Lewis; Solar Solutions, Karl Ver Burg; and LM Painting, Leo Martinez. Hole Sponsors were: Bill’s Home Service; Digital Computer Solutions, John Sheets; Get a Grip, Randy Mathis; Green Valley Airport Connection; Jerry Bob’s Restaurant; La Posada; Presidential Pools and Spas; Rock Steady Boxing, Steve and Laura McMurtry; State Farm, Skip Francisco; Sunshine Solatube Experts; Todd Knows Medicare, Todd Walker; and QCLGA members Chris Gould, Dian Simmons, Beth Davis, Marie Cook, and Stacia Sower. Many thanks to all the contributors!

Numerous volunteers worked behind the scenes to help pull off a seamless event. You are all very much appreciated! Our Copper Quail Classic Committee: Bobbi Jo Rathvon, Janet Johnson, Kathy Brogdon, Maureen Brealey, Kate Schwartz, and Debbie Riddell, want to thank everyone who had a hand in this very memorable event, and they hope much fun was had by all!

Horse Race Winners: 1st Marie Cook and Elizabeth Cornell, 2nd Dena Knox and Alison Kertzman, 3rd Dianna Minuskin and Sediegh Khodaverdi

Overall Gross Winners: Terry Nicholson and Darci Trimmer

Overall Net Winners: Brenda Allred and Joyce Currie

Shootout Winners: 1st Stacia Sower, 2nd Sharon Shoen, 3rd Jan Ali