Golf News

2020 RCSCW JANUARY HOLES-IN-ONE

2020 RCSCW JANUARY HOLES-IN-ONE!

Name Date Course Hole Yards Club
Kerry Moore 1-2-20 Pebblebrook 11 151 8 iron
Brian Grove 1-4-20 Desert Trails 14 149 6 iron
Stan Erickson 1-4-20 Desert Trails 8 125 8 iron
Henry Siatkowski 1-8-20 Echo Mesa 7 133 8 iron
Rebekah Minton 1-9-20 Echo Mesa 12 101 5 hybrid
John Hanna 1-9-20 Deer Valley 2 130 9 iron
Patti Streit 1-11-20 Desert Trails 2 126 3 wood

 

SCW SUNDAY COUPLES

SCW SUNDAY COUPLES

Sun City West Sunday Couples is a great group of residents that gather twice a month on Sunday Mornings. Do not miss out on some fun games and camaraderie. Fees include team prizes and special events.

For more information, call Lynn Watt, Golf Operations Coordinator at 623-544-6037.

Sign up at with Lynn Watt at lynn.watt@suncitywest.com or at 623-544-6037.

Previous Events Results:
December 22, 2019 at Deer Valley Golf Course
January 5, 2020 at Trail Ridge Golf Course

Mark your calendars for the upcoming events:

2020

January 26 at Stardust – SPECIAL EVENT-CELEBRATION OF THE SERR’S
This date has been set for a special 12:00 p.m. shotgun start with a special get together following play with Lee Serr, family and friends.  Please mark your calendars and spread the word to current and former participants of the SCW Sunday Couples.  For additional information, please call Lynn Watt listed above.  This event will be limited to the first 88 golfers but will be open to everyone else for the celebration after play.  However, you will need to register with Lynn for both the golf and/or the celebration.

February 9 at Pebblebrook

February 23 at Grandview

March 8 at Desert Trails

March 22 at Deer Valley

April 5 at Echo Mesa

April 19 at Trail Ridge

May 3 at Stardust

May 17 at Pebblebrook

2019 Sun City West December Holes-In-Ones

2019 Sun City West December Holes-In-Ones

Name Date Course Hole Yards Club
Steve Nebel 12-2-19 Pebblebrook 3 162 6 iron
Dave Prochnow 12-2-19 Echo Mesa 2 90 7 iron
Doc Plastas 12-4-19 Echo Mesa 11 105 9 iron
Duane G. Streit 12-5-19 Pebblebrook 11 138 6 hybrid
Gordon Luke 12-7-19 Desert Trails 11 110 9 iron
Greg Best 12-9-19 Pebblebook 3 127 8 iron
Vernon Arthur 12-9-19 Grandview 3 150 Hybrid
Jim Bish 12-14-19 Stardust 5 100 Driver
Pete Fajardo 12-14-19 Trail Ridge 16 157 5 wood
Gary Helem 12-16-19 Trail Ridge 7 127 7 iron
Dale Bjorge 12-20-19 Stardust 3 183 5 wood
Dick Machacek 12-22-19 Pebblebrook 11 150 23 rescue
Conner Richardson 12-26-19 Pebblebrook 8 115 pw
Jim Livermore 12-30-19 Deer Valley 2 126 5 rescue

2019 Sun City West November Holes-In-Ones

2019 Sun City West November Holes-In-Ones

Name Date Course Hole Yards Club
Mike Dmitriev 11-1-19 Desert Trails 5 154 rescue
Greg McCormick 11-3-19 Pebblebrook 8 120 pw
Chuck Hirth 11-6-19 Desert Trails 3 140 7 iron
Kevin St. John 11-6-19 Desert Trails 2 159 6 hybrid
Tom Gillette 11-10-19 Desert Trails 4 142 8 iron
Skip Handyside 11-10-19 Desert Trails 4 106 50 degree
Mel Heth 11-12-19 Desert Trails 4 112 pw
William Butler 11-14-19 Desert Trails 17 138 6 hybrid
Larry Barnes 11-16-19 Echo Mesa 17 185 4 hybrid
Troy Bateman 11-27-19 Echo Mesa 8 142 8 iron
Day or night, dawn or dusk – keep tail lights visible

Day or night, dawn or dusk – keep tail lights visible

For everyone’s safety in the community as we drive around in our golf carts during the day, night, dawn or dusk, if you have golf clubs on the back of your cart, please make sure towels hanging from a golf bag do not cover up the rear lights.

Towels hanging from a golf bags can easily block one or both lights when a turn signal is on or the brakes are being applied or to even see the golf cart at all. This is potentially a very dangerous situation. Please take a moment to check your carts for visibility and thank you.

Drivers can protect themselves with arm signals (like when riding a bike) in addition to the blinkers. Another suggestion is to make sure you have your lights on, especially at dawn or dusk.  Most motorcycles now have their lights on all the time to increase their visibility.

Golf call center is ready to help

Golf call center is ready to help

What or who is the Golf Operations Call Center?

The Call Center is made up of seasonal employees who are in place from mid-October through mid-April to assist the seven RCSCW golf course pro shops. These employees handle calls for booking, changing, checking and cancelling tee time requests. The staff is eager to help members and public players find a tee time on one of our seven beautiful courses.

How it works: In the morning, the golf course pro shops forward their phones to the Call Center from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. At that time, whenever you call any of the seven golf courses, you will most likely be directed to our friendly Call Center staff. The staff will assist you with tee time reservations, answer general golf-related questions and assist you with talking directly to one of the courses in case of emergencies or for other needs aside from tee time reservations. The Call Center has access to the tee sheet of all seven courses to efficiently assist finding you a tee time.

So please call any of the RCSCW courses and let our friendly Call Center staff assist you with your tee time reservation needs. The phone numbers to reach one of the RCSCW golf courses/Call Center are as follows:

Deer Valley   623-544-6016 (Regulation Course)

Desert Trails   623-544-6017 (Executive Course)

Echo Mesa   623-544-6014 (Executive Course)

Grandview   623-544-6013 (Regulation Course)

Pebblebrook   623-544-6010 (Regulation Course)

Stardust   623-544-6012 (Executive Course)

Trail Ridge   623-544-6015 (Regulation Course)

2019 SUN CITY WEST OCTOBER HOLES-IN-ONE

2019 Sun City West October Holes-In-One

Name Date Course Hole Yards Club
Gary Wolfgeher 10-8-19 Desert Trails 4 115 gw
Keith Brammer 10-12-19 Trail Ridge 5 170 5 wood
Gary Smith 10-13-19 Grandview 8 127 9 iron
Diane Lee 10-14-19 Stardust 5 100 6 hybrid
Brian Lewis 10-14-19 Trail Ridge 12 120 8 iron
John Hanna 10-16-19 Grandview 8 125 pw
John E. Lawson 10-18-19 Grandview 3 172 3 hybrid
Gerald Quigley 10-22-19 Trail Ridge 12 158 5 hybrid
Bill Strom 10-22-19 Pebblebrook 11 150 5 iron
Kurt Olund 10-23-19 Echo Mesa 3 112 7 iron
Ken Kehoe 10-24-19 Desert Trails 8 96 9 iron
David Pickles 10-26-19 Echo Mesa 8 107 9 iron
William Scott 10-29-19 Stardust 11 114 8 iron
Theresa Moon 10-30-19 Desert Trails 11 91 8 iron

COURSE MAINTENANCE AFTER OVERSEEDING

NOW THAT ALL THE COURSES ARE OPEN, PLEASE HELP THE COURSES TO STAY IN TOP CONDITION USING THE FOLLOWING TIPS:

With our peak golf season ramping up and Todd Patty and his staff doing a wonderful job with the overseeding, here are a few tips for us golfers in taking care of the golf course:

  • Avoid wet or low areas when driving your golf cart. If you feel/see a wet area please drive your cart in a different location.  You will reap the benefits of a great conditioned golf course down the road.
  • Please don’t drive too close to the greens or tee boxes. The local rule at our RCSCW golf courses is “no closer than 30’ for most of our golfers.  For those of you who have the privilege of driving to 15’ of greens and tees due to the medical flag status, please make sure you take advantage of this opportunity but refrain from driving into sand bunkers, the fringe, apron of the green and in-between the edge of green and any green side bunkers .  Remember, 15’ is five good size paces from the tee box area and green.
  • While the Bermuda roughs are still green please use the rough for cart traffic as much as you can. This will help take some of the traffic off our newly overseeded fairways.  Once the roughs turn brown or go dormant, it is best to have the cart traffic in the fairways as much as possible to help the rough keep as much of the grass intact.  We’ll see the difference in the late winter and early spring.
  • When using the sand/seed mix during the winter months, please fill the divot area with enough mix to run flush with the surrounding fairway area. It should not be heaped in a pile.  This will help the staff in keeping the fairways thick and smooth.  Remember to refill your personal sand bottle with the sand seed mixture that is provided at the golf course.
  • Only sand tee boxes and fairways.  The rough is treated with pre-emergent; therefore, sanding/seeding these areas is not necessary.
  • For those of you who might use a pull/push cart during the season, just a reminder to keep the cart off the greens and tee boxes.

My hope is to remind us all of what we can do to help keep our golf courses in the best shape possible.  It is always a pleasure to play on a well-maintained golf course and a large part of that responsibility rest on the shoulders of the golfer.  Let’s do our part and have an enjoyable golf season!

Pre-Black Friday open house perfect for everybody

Pre-Black Friday open house perfect for everybody

Grandview Pro Shop in Sun City West will be hosting a Pre-Black Friday open house from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Grandview Golf Course, 14260 W. Meeker Blvd.
With games, prizes and specials scheduled for the open house, this is a perfect event for both golfers and non-golfers, especially those looking to do a little Christmas shopping. Free appetizers will be available for all who attend.
This is a great opportunity to browse and shop at the pro shop, which has items for both golfers and non-golfers interested in Sun City West branded merchandise. Items include logoed shirts, hats and water bottles for sale. Get your Christmas shopping under way and enjoy extra goodies during this special event!

Grandview Pro Shop

Grandview Pro Shop

Pre-Black Friday Open House

3 to 7 p.m. 

Friday, Nov. 22

2019 SUN CITY WEST SEPTEMBER HOLES-IN-ONE

2019 Sun City West September Holes-In-One

Name Date Course Hole Yards Club
Pam Lake 9-3-19 Trail Ridge 16 142 4 hybrid
William H. Luedke 9-5-19 Desert Trails 17 128 9 iron
Anette Petersen 9-10-19 Grandview 8 118 8 iron
David Williams 9-21-19 Desert Trails 8 125 5 wood
James Clarke 9-27-19 Stardust 2 131 6 iron
Karen McDonald 9-28-19 Grandview 12 116 6 hybrid