Sports

The first of what is hoped will be an annual event, The SaddleBrooke Open was held on Thursday, April 22 and Saturday, April 24. With the consideration and approval of the Board of the SMGA, t… Read more

The thing about golf is that no matter how bad you are playing, it is always possible to get worse. Such was written on one of the Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner cartoon character posters … Read more

Scrambles in golf involve teams of four playing their own ball. They choose the most advantageous ball position from the four tee shots and then, everyone hits their second shot from that posi… Read more

The Desert Gems 7.0 women’s 65 and older team won the league and will go to sectionals on Friday, December 3 through Sunday, December 5. Since SaddleBrooke restricts court use to members only,… Read more

MountainView Preserve Lady Niner's annual Club Championship was held on Monday, April 12 and Tuesday, April 13 at MountainView golf courses. Congratulations goes to Charlene Leach, the 2021 Cl… Read more

Paula Vogel, Marcy Tixier and their committee put together a "Bring a Friend" fun day with golf, a raffle, and goody bags on Tuesday, May 4. The raffle tickets were sold to honor Sister Jose W… Read more

Almost to the day, one year ago, SaddleBrooke swimmers were preparing for a swimming competition. On March 14, 2020, COVID-19 struck as our team was just about to host the annual Long Distance… Read more

For all of you long suffering golfers who have played for most of your life, you won’t like this story. Lan N. Bedard only started playing golf in 2001. She didn’t start playing regularly unti… Read more

Egads and golf gadzooks galore! Tuesday, March 23 was a thrilling and terrific trifecta for Cathy Quesnell during a MountainView/Preserve Women’s Golf Association (MPWGA) playday. There’s a fi… Read more

Running for the Roses over the oval tracks of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes has been a springtime tradition for a 146-years and makes the Triple Crown the mos… Read more

MPLN highlights the "Pairing" team members. Throughout the year the Mountain/View Preserve Lady Niners (MPLN) play golf on Tuesday mornings either on Preserve or MountianView courses. By Wedne… Read more

After almost 30-years of teaching German and Humanities, Gerri and her husband, Robert, decided to retire. Their younger son and family live in Chandler and since Gerri grew up with mountains … Read more

Steve and Jennifer Dawson are the owners and pros at Bobby Riggs Racket and Paddle in Encinitas, California. When they decided to add pickleball to their well-regarded tennis program, pickleba… Read more

On Saturday, February 13, Shel Jahn was playing at the Preserve with Dennis Marchand, Joe Oczak and Don Plappinger. On hole number six, Shel selected a nine-iron for a 140-yard shot over a dee… Read more

For the past five years, I’ve volunteered for the PGA Tour Champions tournament in Tucson, held at OMNI Tucson National Resort during the last week in February. As a walking scorer the last th… Read more

Many moons before Earth landed on Mars or Venus, Martians and Venusians landed on Earth to explore evidence of extinct or fossilized microbial life, and to determine if it had ever been a livi… Read more

The passing of the torch is relinquishing responsibilities, a tradition, practice, or knowledge to another. This metaphoric expression alludes to the ancient Greek torch race, in which a light… Read more

Some of SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association INC’s (SPA) newest members have yet to experience pickleball “drop-in,” which is one of the most accessible and fun parts of playing. To backtrack t… Read more

The calendar page has turned over to January 2021. January 1 was always a gray day in my hometown and probably was for many of you as well. And then, we’d turn on the television to the Rose Pa… Read more

Monday Mixers has decided that this year’s 2020 to 2021 season will be cancelled. This is due to the coronavirus and our desire to make sure that the health and safety of our members be protected. Read more

SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association Inc (SPA) members are buzzing about the upcoming 125 rule revisions and additions to the 2021 USA Pickleball Official Rule Book. These rule changes go into … Read more

The MountainView/Preserve Women’s Golf Association (“MPWGA”) took a COVID-19 mulligan on the Presidents Cup, originally scheduled last March. The two-day COVID-19-revised event was teed back u… Read more

The MountainView Preserve Men’s Golf Association planned to conduct their 2020 Club Championship on Monday, November 9 and Thursday, November 12. The November 9 round was scheduled for The Pre… Read more

It was a “swinging good time and exciting FUNdraiser” at the MountainView/Preserve Women’s Golf Association’s (“MPWGA”) annual event for the University of Arizona Cancer Center. The calendar o… Read more

As is our tradition, the SaddleBrooke Niners gathered to celebrate the season and close out one year as a new one begins. The 2020 board led by Edie Crall has done a superb job under difficult… Read more