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2022 December Holes-in-One

2022 December Holes-in-One

December 2022 Holes-in-one

Who made a hole-in-one during the month of December? See which golf course had a hole-in-one and who made them down below.

Name Date Golf Course Hole Yards Club
Jim Pierce 12-2-22 Stardust 7 156 7 Iron
Jerry Kendall 12-2-22 Echo Mesa 12 151 3 Hybrid
November 2022 Holes-in-one

November 2022 Holes-in-one

November 2022 Holes-in-one

Who made a hole-in-one during the month of November? See which golf course had a hole-in-one and who made them down below.

Name Date Course Hole Yards Club
Diane Harahan 11-7-22 Echo Mesa 3 76 8 Iron
Don Mellen 11-10-22 Echo Mesa 2 90 PW
Carolyn Lopez 11-10-22 Echo Mesa 3 84 9 Iron
Penny Reed 11-17-22 Echo Mesa 15 84 9 Iron
Steve Sundman 11-23-22 Deer Valley 17 164 4 Hybrid
Cullie Nebel 11-26-22 Stardust 16 119 7 Iron
Pam Nokes 11-27-22 Pebblebrook 11 122 5 Wood
Bob Bowlby 11-28-22 Pebblebrook 8 81 PW
Pam Hewitt 11-29-22 Grandview 8 106 6 Hybrid
Pat Garrison 11-30-22 Stardust 16 140 8 Iron
2022 Folds of Honor week

2022 Folds of Honor week

From Monday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 13, help us celebrate the service of all military veterans and first responders by participating in a worthwhile fundraiser for Folds of Honor. Every donation provides life-changing scholarships to families of America’s fallen or disabled military and first responders.

If you want to participate, donation slips can be purchased at $5 for one or $10 for three. Donation slips can be purchased at Deer Valley, Echo Mesa, Stardust, Grandview and Pebblebrook Golf Courses.

Purchasing donation slips will enter you into a drawing for one of the following prizes:

  • Grand Prize – Titleist TSi2 driver
  • Foot Joy golf shoes (2)
  • Titleist Pro V1 (24)
  • Titleist Tour Speed (24)
  • Rounds of golf (8)
  • $50 range keys (6)
  • USA headcovers (5)
  • Foot Joy shirts (2)
  • Tommy Armour putter (1)
  • 40 minute club fitting equipment assessments with Dave Arend (3)
  • 45 minute lesson with Mike Williams, PGA (1)
  • 45 minute lesson with Paul Grucza, PGA (1)
  • 45 minute lesson with Nibby Musso, PGA (1)
  • 45 minute lesson with Mark Adcock, PGA (1)
  • 45 minute lesson with Jack Sommers, PGA (1)
  • 45 minute lesson with Pat O’Hara, PGA (1)

Thank you for helping to support a great cause! All money collected will be donated to Folds of Honor on behalf of the Sun City West community.

October 2022 Holes-in-one

October 2022 Holes-in-one

October 2022 Holes-in-one

Who made a hole-in-one during the month of October? See which golf course had a hole-in-one and who made them down below. 

Name Date Course Hole Yards Club
Ron Foreman 10-3-22 Desert Trails 8 117 9 Iron
Stephen Cleveland 10-6-22 Desert Trails 3 139 8 Iron
Rhonda Cook 10-13-22 Grandivew 15 155 5 Hybrid
Rudy Koller 10-20-22 Grandview 3 156 4 Wood
Ron Baeth 10-26-22 Echo Mesa 2 89 3 Wood
Rebecca Cornett 10-27-22 Pebblebrook 8 103 7 Iron
John Domasky 10-28-22 Pebblebrook 8 120 9 Iron
Third forum for Grandview project set for November

Third forum for Grandview project set for November

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West would like to remind community members of the third and final public forum for the Grandview irrigation and turf project.

Residents are invited to attend this forum from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in the R.H. Johnson Lecture Hall. The material covered will be the same as forums held earlier in the year, and there will be time for questions and answers.  

For those who wish to watch from home or on their own schedule, a recording of the first forum, held on March 21, is available to view online through the Rec Centers’ YouTube channel (youtube.com/suncitywestaz). Additionally, architectural renderings for each hole can be viewed on the Rec Centers’ website at suncitywest.com/GVirrigation.

Gary Brawley, ASGCA, of Gary Brawley Golf Design, will discuss plans for turf reduction at Grandview Golf Course next year to bring the course into compliance with the Fifth Management Plan, which goes into effect in 2025. The turf reduction changes are mandated by the state conservation requirements.

RCSCW Environmental Services Manager Todd Patty will also be on hand to discuss the proposed plans and impacts to the course. The turf reduction affects an estimated 40 of Grandview’s 163 acres. This primarily includes street fronts, road crossings and a 25-foot perimeter around the course. It will have a minimal affect on the playability of the course, and residents will continue to have golf course views along with a small area of desert landscaping.

2022 Fall Club Expo

2022 Fall Club Expo

Update: Due to inclement weather, the R.H. Johnson Club Expo for Wednesday, Nov. 9, has been moved indoors to the RHJ Social Hall.

Expo time is still 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and food trucks will still be available as originally scheduled.

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West invites the community to attend their 2022 Fall Club Expo. Formerly known as Newcomers Orientation, this multi-date event will provide a chance for residents to visit the club rooms located at each recreation center and learn more about the Chartered Clubs that call Sun City West home.

Check out the schedule of club expo events down below!

Free water, popcorn and ice cream bars will be available at all events!

Scheduled Expo Events

Wednesday, Oct. 5

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Kuentz Rec Center

Meet and learn about the chartered clubs located at the Kuentz Recreation Center. For a map of the facility, click here.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

4 to 7 p.m.

Stardust Golf Course

Get to meet and know all the chartered golf clubs in Sun City West. Food truck will be available and the pro shop will be open for drink purchases. For a map of the golf course, click here.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Palm Ridge Rec Center

Visit the chartered clubs located at the Palm Ridge Recreation Center, as well as some of our local service organizations. Stop by and learn more about the activities and services they provide. For a map of the facility, click here.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Beardsley Rec Center

Meet and talk to the chartered clubs that have a club room over at the Beardsley Recreation Center. For a map of the facility, click here.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

R.H. Johnson Rec Center

*Moved indoors to RHJ Social Hall due to weather

Home to many chartered clubs, walk around the R.H. Johnson Recreation Center and visit the club rooms that will be open. Food trucks will be available this day at both the Social Hall and R.H. Johnson Pool. For a map of the facility, click here.

September 2022 Holes-in-one

September 2022 Holes-in-one

September 2022 Holes-in-one

Who made a hole-in-one during the month of September? See which golf course had a hole-in-one and who made them down below.

Name Date Course Hole Yards Club
Steven Stratton 9-3-22 Desert Trails 5 153 7 Iron
John Allen 9-5-22 Desert Trails 3 139 6 Iron
William P. Johnson 9-8-22 Desert Trails 8 125 7 Iron
Wayne Kindem 9-12-22 Trail Ridge 7 128 7 Iron
Joan Chiapputi 9-20-22 Pebblebrook 8 94 7 Iron
Larry Jones 9-29-22 Trail Ridge 12 154 7 Iron
Steve Mullen 9-30-22 Trail Ridge 16 153 6 Iron
November 2022 Holes-in-one

August 2022 Holes-in-one

August 2022 Holes-in-one

Who made a hole-in-one during the month of August? See which golf course had a hole-in-one and who made them down below.

Name Date Course Hole Yards Club
C Douglas Smith 8-1-22 Pebblebrook 11 142 Driver
Andy Douglas 8-3-22 Trail Ridge 12 151 9 Iron
Steve Bluhm 8-3-22 Desert Trails 5 153 8 Iron
Robert England 8-5-22 Pebblebrook 8 110 9 Iron
Allen Wallace 8-9-22 Grandview 8 112 PW
Ronald D. Roberts 8-11-22 Stardust 5 125 8 Iron
David Rinehart 8-15-22 Stardust 14 150 7 Iron
Craig Sherwood 8-15-22 Stardust 5 119 PW
Steve McFadden 8-16-22 Grandview 8 139 9 Iron
Scott Kline 8-17-22 Desert Trails 16 109 PW
Chuck Wendorff 8-19-22 Desert Trails 4 110 PW
Pat Dowdle 8-24-22 Desert Trails 14 148 6 Hybrid
John N. Plum 8-27-22 Stardust 2 131 7 Iron
Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Golf Operations Tournament Schedule

Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Golf Operations Tournament Schedule

Get your golf clubs ready as RCSCW Golf Operations’ tournament schedule for the fall of 2022 and spring of 2023 is now available. Check it out down below!

Entry forms with tournament details will be available six weeks prior to the event date through the following ways:

  • At RCSCW Pro Shops
  • Golf Operations Office at Pebblebrook Golf Course
  • Through Golf Operations’ promotional emails
    • If you would like to sign up to receive these emails, please click here

Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 Tournament Schedule

“Bye, Bye, Bermuda” Two-Person Best Ball

Saturday, Sept. 24 at Trail Ridge Golf Course

  • 18-Hole, two-person team best ball event
  • Men’s and Women’s flights only
  • Limited to first 100 players / 50 two-person teams
  • 7:30 a.m. shotgun start

27th Annual Octogenarian Golf Tournament

Saturday, Oct. 22 at Desert Trails Golf Course

  • 18-Hole, individual stroke play event
  • Must be 80 years of age or older
  • Men’s, Women’s and Peoria flights
  • Limited to first 92 players
  • Noon shotgun start
  • Awards dinner on Sunday, Oct. 23, at Briarwood Country Club

“Folds of Honor” Week

Monday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 13

  • Honoring our veterans all week
  • Donations will be accepted at RCSCW golf shops

“Turkey Shoot” Night Putting

Friday, Nov. 18 at Pebblebrook Golf Course Putting Green

  • 18-Hole, two-person team putting course event
  • Limited to first 72 players / 36 two-person teams
  • 6 p.m. shotgun start

“Marvelous Night for a Moondance” Night Golf Tournament

Friday, Dec. 16 at Pebblebrook Golf Course

  • 9-Hole, four person team scramble event
  • Men’s, Women’s and Co-Ed flights
  • Limited to first 104 players / 26 four-person teams
  • 6 p.m. shotgun start

“Couples Therapy” Scramble

Saturday, Jan. 21 at Stardust Golf Course

  • 18-Hole, two-person scramble event
  • Couple’s flights only based on combined team handicap
  • Limited to first 100 players / 50 two-person teams
  • 8 a.m. shotgun start

Glendale, Arizona Bowl Scramble

Saturday, Feb. 11 at Deer Valley Golf Course

  • 18-Hole, two-person team scramble event
  • Men’s, Women’s and Co-Ed flights
  • Limited to first 124 players / 62 two-person teams
  • 8 a.m. shotgun start

Men’s Match Play/Round Robin

Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 at Pebblebrook Golf Course

  • Match play, round robin two-man team event
  • Flights based on combined team handicap
  • Three 9-hole rounds on Saturday
  • Two 9-hole rounds on Sunday
  • Limited to first 72 players / 36 two-person teams
  • 8 a.m. shotgun start both days

“Sun City West Classic”

Saturday, March 25 at Trail Ridge Golf Course

Sunday, March 26 at Grandview Golf Course

  • Two day, 36-hole, two-person team event
  • 18-hole best ball, 18-hole scramble
  • Men’s and Women’s flights
  • Limited to first 120 players / 60 two-person teams
  • 8 a.m. shotgun start both days

“Swing into Spring” Two-Person Best Ball

Saturday, May 6 at Desert Trails Golf Course

  • 18-Hole, two-person team best ball event
  • Men’s and Women’s flights only
  • Limited to first 80 players/40 two-person teams
  • 7 a.m. shotgun start
2022 December Holes-in-One

July 2022 Holes-in-one

July 2022 Holes-in-one

Who made a hole-in-one during the month of July? See which golf course had a hole-in-one and who made them down below.

Name Date Course Hole Yards Club
George Luedke 7-4-22 Stardust 16 147 7 Iron
Dottie Pelletier 7-7-22 Grandview 3 147 7 Iron
Chris Jardine 7-9-22 Pebblebrook 15 177 5 Hybrid
Richard Lamothe 7-14-22 Grandview 15 152 6 Iron
Richard Baltsen 7-14-22 Grandview 8 112 8 Iron
Deb Pribnow 7-28-22 Desert Trails 7 156 3 Wood