Category: Sports

Summer Tennis at PebbleCreek

Left to right: Jo Werner, Shelley Bain, and Jean Bee

Norma Whitley Tennis players are finding the time to stay fit and healthy during the summer at PebbleCreek. The importance of following the safety guidelines set forth by the governor and PCHOA is imperative for the protection of all the members of our community. With temperatures in the triple digits, staying properly hydrated and nourished…

Pandemic Golf

PC golf pros play with PCM9GA (left to right): Rob Risden, Dave Vader, Chris Mucha, and Rich McCurdy.

Christopher Mucha Pandemic golf has required a number of challenges and changes here at PebbleCreek. In starting back with club play, PCM9GA, the Golfing Niners, invited our own pros to join with us for a relaxing nine holes of golf. Dave Vader and Ronnie Decker participated in the activities on June 11, with Dave Vader…

Tennis Player of the Month: Gary Ludwig

Gary Ludwig is the Tennis Player of the Month.

Dennis Whitley Most of us have heard the expression, “If I told you, I’d have to kill you.” This is usually said in jest. However, in the case of Gary Ludwig’s career with the U.S. Air Force, it wasn’t a laughing matter, since his work was confidential and required a high level of security clearance.…

Lady Niners Are in Full Swing

Kathy Sheard Coronavirus and the extreme summer heat are no match for the PebbleCreek Lady Niners. Since resuming play, we have had a full field of 60 with a waiting list each week. Looking forward to the fall when the Eagle’s Nest course is completed, and more golfing opportunities are available.

The Golfing Niners

PCM9GA golfers (left to right): Dave Wattenberg, Bob Geiges, Ted Wallenbeck, and Jim Tackett social distance for pandemic golf.

Christopher Mucha PCM9GA golfers resumed play this past month with two regular golfing dates and two club tournaments. Because of COVID-19 requirements, no shotgun starts are being utilized. Sequential tee times create challenges for monitoring pace of play in order to maximize course availability for PebbleCreek residents on club play dates. PCM9GA continues its philosophy of…

Bocce News

This photo is dedicated to all those essential workers who have helped keep us safe and healthy. Thank you for your service. (Photo was taken prior to the closure.)

Carolyn Rota Yes, it’s still hot, but it’s also Arizona in August. Since June and July when our community started to open up slowly, it became apparent that reminders about group gatherings, wearing masks, and washing hands once again became a priority. But we are a resilient people and we will once again, hopefully soon,…

Joanne Burch: Pickleball Volunteer/Player of the Month

Joanne Burch on the PebbleCreek pickleball courts

Cynthia Schwartz Joanne Burch is the PebbleCreek Pickleball Volunteer/Player of the Month. She is a teacher, international traveler, golfer, sailor, and a pickleball lover. Joanne was born in Canada, where she taught physical education in a junior high school in Vancouver. Looking for an international adventure, Joanne signed up for a two-year teaching position in…

PCLGA Ladies Win in Second LASSI Event at Copper Canyon

LASSI winners (left to right): Donna Havener and Kathi Curtis win third in Flight B.

Cindy Sota The second tournament of the Ladies Arizona Summer Survivor Invitational (LASSI) was played at Copper Canyon Golf Club at Sun City Festival on July 6. There were 56 two-person teams contending for a prize playing a Best Ball format. The competition was played on the Vista and Lakes course from the jade tees.…