Category: Sports

PCL9GA SaddleBrooke Safari Invitational—Save the Date

Cindy Hurst Attention all PebbleCreek Ladies Nine-Hole Golf Association (PCL9GA) members: Please, save the date! The SaddleBrooke Lady Niners are very excited to announce that they have a date for their invitational, which was originally scheduled for March 2020. Unfortunately, it had to be postponed twice due to COVID. The SaddleBrooke Safari will be held…

Relishing Pickleball: The Serve

David Zapatka Quoting from Pickleball Fundamentals: Master the basics and compete with confidence by Mary Littlewood, when hitting a serve, “contact must be made below the waist, which is defined as level with the navel.” Further, International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) Official Tournament Rulebook rule 4.A1 states the arm ‘must be moving in an upward arc’ and…

Date Night for Tennis Buffs

Donna Gillen Jill and Jerry Santy hosted our “wear off the turkey” date night on Nov. 28. Twenty-four members of the tennis club stepped up to the challenge to burn off those calories to enjoy a nice hearty appetizer on the patio of the Constables after play. Once again, we Creekers couldn’t ask for better…

PCLGA Senior/Super Senior Tournament Will Be Tee-riffic

Carole Schumacher Nancy Kyle and Judy Newell are co-chairs for the Senior/Super Senior Tournament, which will take place on Feb. 8 and 9. The theme of the tournament is Seniors are Tee-riffic, and yes, we are! The individual stroke play event will be played on the Eagle’s Nest and Tuscany East golf courses. There will…

PCLGA/PCL9GA Hometown Pride Scramble

Bobbie Wagner The PebbleCreek Ladies 18 and Nine-Hole Golf Associations (PCLGA and PCL9GA) golf mixer was held Nov. 30 at Eagle’s Nest Golf Course. Two ladies from each association made up the foursomes and played a scramble. The theme of Hometown Pride proved to be a great conversation starter, and everyone enjoyed meeting new friends.…

Turkey Shoot Mixed Doubles Tournament and Food Drive

Donna Gillen On Nov. 13, our tournament director, Aquine Jackson, coordinated a Turkey Shoot tournament, along with a canned food drive to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank. As luck would have it, the day was bright, the temperature perfect, and the newly resurfaced courts were ready for intense action. There were 14 teams competing for…

Friday Gimme Girls Annual Christmas Party

The Friday Gimme Golf Girls celebrated their annual Christmas party at the home of Gayle Hubbard (Mrs. Santa) on Dec. 10. Her helper elves were Maria Murray and Lynn Grice. After playing golf that morning, lunch was served. It was chicken pot pie, spinach and Caesar salad, along with white cake. The Gimme Girls collected…

PebbleCreekers Win Gold at Pickleball Nationals

Sharon Hadley PebbleCreek Pickleball Club is one of the largest pickleball clubs in the country with over 1,400 members. What that affords us is great competition among our members, but it also prepares our members to compete at the highest levels. From Dec. 7 to 14, PebbleCreek Pickleball Club had 20 of our members compete…

PCLGA Kickoff with a Surfin’ USA Theme

Carole Schumacher The PebbleCreek Ladies Golf Association (PCLGA) Kickoff tournament in November was surfin’ USA in colorful red, white, and blue. The ladies wore their best patriotic colors and scrambled their way across two courses to start our Arizona winter. The winners for the day were: Flight One 1st Place: Sally Babbitt, Lyn Bronzetti, Kearin…