Association News

Golf Operations Tournament Schedule

Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 Golf Operations Tournament Schedule

 

Saturday, October 24th – 25th Annual Octogenarian Golf
An 18-hole individual stroke play event. Must be 80 years of age and older. Men and Women flights. Hosted at Desert Trails GC. Limited to first 100 players.

Saturday, December 12th – 2 Person Team Best Ball-Scramble
18-hole 2 person team Best Ball/Scramble Tournament. Men and Women flights. Hosted at Trail Ridge GC. Limited to first 100 players.

Saturday, January 23rd – RCSCW Stroke Play Tournament
An 18-hole individual stroke play event. Men and Women flights.  Hosted at Pebblebrook GC. Limited to first 100 players.

Sunday, January 31st – Tampa Bowl Scramble
Two-person team event. Men, Women and Co-ed flights.  Hosted at Deer Valley GC. Limited to first 50 – two person teams.

 

ENTRY FORMS with TOURNAMENT DETAILS will be available six weeks prior to date
of tournaments at all RCSCW PRO SHOPS or GOLF OPERATIONS.

 

ALL GOLF TOURNAMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE/CANCELATION.

 

February through April tournament schedule to be announced

 

Beardsley Recreation Center to reopen

Beardsley Recreation Center to reopen

Beardsley Recreation Center will reopen to members on Monday, Sept. 21.

As with Palm Ridge and R.H. Johnson Rec Centers, which already are open, members will be asked about COVID symptoms when they arrive at the check-in desk. Temperature checks will not be conducted at any of the facilities beginning Monday.

At Beardsley, as with the other two open facilities – the pool, fitness center, locker and shower rooms will all be open.

The in-person reservations that was put in place when R.H. Johnson and Palm Ridge initially opened, will no longer be required, now that a third center is available to spread usage. Equipment reservations will return to the usual procedure – current day reservations only, either in person or by calling the center.

Kuentz Rec Center remains closed due to construction at the site as the renovation and expansion continues there.

Chartered Clubs that have dedicated space at any of the three open facilities may expand their closing time from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (At Kuentz, only Art, Leather and Woodshop are open and affected by this change.) Those clubs that wish to enjoy the later hours must submit a CR14 form to Scheduling. The fitness clubs that meet at Palm Ridge Summit Hall will be returning with a Monday through Friday schedule. Clubs may contact Scheduling at 623-544-6032 to determine their times.

Masks continue to be required at all indoor facilities (except while swimming), and gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited. Guests are not allowed at this time.

Check suncitywest.com/covid19 and sign up for the enews at suncitywest.com/enews for the latest information on facility and club reopenings.

Village Store Looking for Volunteers

The Village Store is looking for volunteers!

If you are interested in volunteering for shifts at the Village Store, where you can help shoppers as they peruse the items handmade by our chartered club members, please give us a call. Various shifts are available and the atmosphere is fun and friendly. Plus, you’ll get an inside look at the new items made by our talented artisans.

Call 623-544-6135 for details.

Member Portal Will Be Down For Maintenance

Members, please note our Member Portal (scw.totalegolf.com) will be down for maintenance on Monday, Sept.  14, from 7 p.m. until about 10 p.m. When the new portal is up, all users will have to reactivate their accounts (and new users may create accounts) by following the online prompts. Thank you for your patience as we migrate to the upgraded portal.

Sun City West New Web Portal

The Rec Centers is migrating to its new web portal Monday night. What does that mean for golfers who use the portal for tee times, and members who use it to pay dues?

Starting Tuesday morning, every user must re-activate their online accounts using the “New Account Activation” button. Those who have never used the portal before can activate their accounts the same way.

The link to get to the new portal will be the same as before: scw.totalegolf.com. (Please note the suncitywest.com website remains the same; you can access the portal from the website, but the two areas serve different purposes.)

Simply follow the online prompts to get into your account. If you have questions along the way, visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  as many issues may already be answered there.

Please note, the FAQ section will house information relative to the existing portal until Monday night, when we will upload those that answer questions about the new portal. One FAQ you will find useful in the meantime is the “What changes can I expect in the Portal Update.” Check it out so you’re ready to go on Tuesday morning!

Rec Centers to reopen Palm Ridge, RHJ gyms

Rec Centers to reopen Palm Ridge, RHJ gyms

Update: For members that are looking to reserve a time for the fitness centers, sign up sheets will be placed outside the entrance to each facility for members to sign up for the next day. Sign up sheets for Palm Ridge will be made available Sunday, Aug. 30, while R.H. Johnson sign up sheets will be made available Wednesday, Sept. 2.

With the Arizona Department of Health Services announcement today that community associations are authorized to reopen and operate indoor fitness centers/gyms, the Recreation Centers of Sun City West will be opening the Palm Ridge Fitness Center on Monday, Aug. 31, and R.H. Johnson Fitness Center on Thursday, Sept. 3.

This includes the indoor pool at Palm Ridge and the Activities Center (racquetball, table tennis, mini golf and bocce) at R.H. Johnson.

The Rec Centers has been planning for this eventuality for weeks, rescheduling employees from Beardsley and Kuentz recreation centers to meet the increased demands from the state for reopening. This includes staff dedicated to frequent cleanings and symptom/temperature checks at the newly opened facilities.

All members entering the fitness center/pool lobbies will be screened with contactless thermometers, regardless of whether they are entering a gym, pool or indoor walking track. The county mask mandate is still in effect, so no one will be allowed entry without a mask. Additionally, guests will not be allowed for the foreseeable future.

Hours of operation (seven days a week) will be as follows:

  • Palm Ridge Swim and Fitness: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (includes walking track and indoor pools)
  • RH Johnson Swim and Fitness: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (includes massage if massage therapists are operating)
  • RH Johnson Activities Center: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Rec Centers will operate at lower capacity, as follows:

  • Fitness Centers: 10 members plus two fitness trainers and two trainees
  • RH Johnson Outdoor Pool: 80
  • Palm Ridge Outdoor Pool: 60
  • Palm Ridge Indoor Walking Pool: 20
  • Palm Ridge Indoor Lap Pool: 12
  • Palm Ridge Indoor Walking Track: 20

Kuentz and Beardsley will remain closed. (Clubs at Kuentz and Beardsley that were opened earlier remain open.) Kuentz is undergoing a major renovation and expansion; Beardsley will reopen at a later date if usage numbers at the other centers dictate a third center is needed.

Fitness Center users must sign up in advance to use the equipment in one-hour intervals. Between each one hour block, a half hour is reserved for staff to sanitize the entire gym and equipment. Additional cleaning will occur on the equipment between users, per ADHS.

The last phase of the Rec Centers reopening plan involves the social clubs and those such as dancing, exercise and others that require physical interaction. The fitness and exercise clubs that will be permitted to resume classes will be contacted by the Office of the Recreational Activities Manager regarding reopening. Changes in times and locations may be needed to accommodate hours of operation and mandated opening procedures.

Some clubs that opened earlier have announced they are voluntarily closing. Check suncitywest.com/covid19
for the latest on club openings.

Watch for all the latest at suncitywest.com/covid19 and sign up for the enews at suncitywest.com/enews.

RCSCW Facility Projects

RCSCW Facility Projects

Even during this pandemic, the Rec Center staff is still working hard and making sure all of our facilities are in tip-top shape for when they reopen to the public. Check out some of the ongoing projects down below. This page will be updated on a regular basis so be sure to come back and see what we’re working on!  

Update 9/1/20: The Beardsley parking lot seal and stripe project incorrectly had the wrong start date of Sept. 24 and 25. The correct dates are Sept. 14 through 18. 

Recreation Centers

Latest updates (9/3)
  • R.H. Johnson Large Dog Park Renovation: The french drain has been installed. Light pole foundations, electrical trenching, shade canopy installation are in progress.
Check out the latest photos from R.H. Johnson!

Pictured below: Images from the R.H. Johnson Large Dog Park Renovation.

Latest update (9/3)
  • Beardsley Sagebrush/Photography Club/Ops Office Flooring Replacement: Project was completed Aug. 27.
Upcoming Beardsley project start dates:
  • Beardsley Arts & Craft parking lot seal & stripe – Sept. 14 through 18 
Check out the latest photos from Beardsley!

Pictured below: Beardsley Arts and Crafts Flat Roof Restoration.

Latest Update (9/3)
  • Palm Ridge Summit Hall Hardwood Floors Screen and Seal: Screen (sanding) is complete. Sealing is in progress and in the drying phase until Aug. 30.
Check out the latest photos from Palm Ridge!

Pictured below: Palm Ridge Activity Center Hallway Carpet Replacement.

Latest Update (9/3)
  • Parking Lot Addition: Final concrete, pre-asphalt and compaction are in progress.
  • Craft Room Addition: HVAC rooftop units and windows are installed. Drywall hang/tape/mud are complete. Tile roofing rework, door installation, ceramic tile and painting are in progress.
  • Courtyard Renovation: Radiant heaters have been installed. Pavers, fireplace and decorative iron are in progress.
  • Locker Room – Men’s/Women’s Shower Renovation: Tile and grout are in progress in the men’s showers. Tile work in the women’s showers is in progress.
  • Storage Room Addition: Drywall is complete. Painting is in progress.
Check out the latest photos from Kuentz!

Pictured below: Craft Room Addition, Men’s/Women’s Shower Renovation, New Kuentz Signage, Kuentz Spa Remodel.

Sun City West cancels fall special events

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West has canceled its lineup of fall special events as COVID-19 uncertainty continues to plague the state.

Although Arizona’s statistics regarding COVID have been trending in an encouraging direction, RCSCW’s Special Events staff had to make decisions now regarding entertainment and down payments for the fall season. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey still has a statewide mandate in order prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people, even with physical distancing.

Following is a list of events that have been canceled:

Fall Fest (Nov. 5, Sixtiesmania; and Nov. 6, HIFI). This event will not be rescheduled. Refunds will be issued. Those who have tickets can expect a call from the Events Team in the near future.

Concerts in the Park (Oct. 3, Faded Jeans; Oct. 10, Rhythm Edition; and Oct. 17, Johnny K & Kompany)

Movies in the Park (Oct. 4, Jo Jo Rabbit); Oct. 11 (Midway); and Oct. 18, Knives Out. Staff is working on the possibility of planning some drive-in movies. Stay tuned for details!

Halloween Dance: Oct. 30, Thaddeus Rose

Holiday Show: Dec. 9, Gothard Sisters

New Year’s Eve: Dec. 31, Faded Jeans

November’s Fall Arts and Crafts Fair and the Friends of the Library Book Sale also have been canceled.

Members are reminded that the Rec Center News went to press before some of these cancelations were made, so old information may appear there. The Curbside Christmas event has not been canceled and is proceeding as planned.

For more information, visit suncitywest.com and sign up for the enews.

Sun City West cancels fall special events

Sun City West cancels fall special events

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West has canceled its lineup of fall special events as COVID-19 uncertainty continues to plague the state.

Although Arizona’s statistics regarding COVID have been trending in an encouraging direction, RCSCW’s Special Events staff had to make decisions now regarding entertainment and down payments for the fall season. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey still has a statewide mandate in order prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people, even with physical distancing.

The following is a list of events that have been canceled:

  • Fall Fest (Nov. 5, Sixtiesmania; and Nov. 6, HIFI). This event will not be rescheduled. Refunds will be issued. Those who have tickets can expect a call from the Events Team in the near future.
  • Concerts in the Park (Oct. 3, Faded Jeans; Oct. 10, Rhythm Edition; and Oct. 17, Johnny K & Kompany)
  • Movies in the Park (Oct. 4, Jo Jo Rabbit); Oct. 11 (Midway); and Oct. 18, Knives Out. Staff is working on the possibility of planning some drive-in movies. Stay tuned for details!
  • Halloween Dance: Oct. 30, Thaddeus Rose
  • Holiday Show: Dec. 9, Gothard Sisters
  • New Year’s Eve: Dec. 31, Faded Jeans
  • November’s Fall Arts and Crafts Fair and the Friends of the Library Book Sale also have been canceled.

Members are reminded that the Rec Center News went to press before some of these cancelations were made, so old information may appear there. The Curbside Christmas event has not been canceled and is proceeding as planned.

For more information, visit suncitywest.com and sign up for the enews.