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to purchase for only 13 weeks. It’s a promotion that will last for a few years to encourage our residents and guests to play afternoon times that would be available throughout the year. The Greens Reconstruction Committee has been diligently communicating the progress to the community on the greens project. We ask for your continued support especially from all our community golfers and annual pass holders during the construction period. The schedule for reconstruction of the greens would start in the spring of 2020 through overseeding. We would reopen the entire course and greens in October 2020. However, I just want to be clear that the golf course will not be closed during construction. Once the project begins, the golf course will be open for play as a par 70 with a maximum distance of approximately 5,500 yards. We will be preparing the temporary greens well in advance in order to provide the best quality putting service possible. The greens project is essential to the long-term success of our community and golf course. Thank you for your support.

Superintendent - Michael Kropf 520-917-8063 April is the time of year the golf course begins the transition from the overseeded winter ryegrass to the underlying Bermuda grass. The goal is to slowly remove the ryegrass and promote the growth of the Bermuda grass while still providing good golf course conditions in May and early summer. The process of transitioning from the winter ryegrass to summer Bermuda grass involves many steps that actually starts in September and lasts until the Bermuda grass is healed in July. Seed rates have been greatly reduced over the years to provide less completion between grasses. Fairways are being rotated to skip overseeding allowing extra time to recover. Overseed preparation is significantly reduced to prevent injury to Bermuda grass before seeding even occurs. Irrigation is monitored very closely to prevent injury to the Bermuda grass in late spring as the temperatures start to rise. If the ryegrass is watered too heavily, the underlying Bermuda grass gets weaker and declines. If the ryegrass is not watered enough, the salts build up in the soil also leading to Bermuda grass decline. A mix of chemicals are applied starting in March to weaken the ryegrass. This reduces competition and allows the Bermuda grass to come out of dormancy easier. A different chemical is then used in May to completely remove the ryegrass and poa to allow the Bermuda grass a chance for full recovery. Overall, the golf course should continue to have better playing conditions during the early part of summer. Any areas that still need to be repaired will be done in June and healed by the middle of July.

Golf Advisory Chair Doug Kimble 520-825-3172 First Wed., 2 PM, WC3

April is a month we should all enjoy. The Bermuda grasses are green and growing; the tight lies are not so common now. The golf leagues are finishing up their league tournaments this month. There will continue to be a lot going on for anyone interested in playing in golf leagues. The Pro Shop will continue offering many golfing events such as casual golf, chipping and putting, clinics and other fun golfing events.

Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, April 2019

A thank you goes out to all who have served on the Golf Advisory Committee this year. We are an important communication link with the golfers, nongolfers, Pro Shop, maintenance crew and administrative staff. Enjoy our wonderful golf course and take pride in it by fixing ball marks on greens, divots in fairways, raking sandtraps, and using golf etiquette.

The Views 18-Hole Men’s Golf Club Pres. Kevin Devaney Membership David Flatness 425-443-3708 Play Wed.

The final major tournament of this season will be the Member/Guest Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6. A practice round can be played the day prior to the event. Contact Chuck Bahnson 605-366-5159 or Bill Smith 734-478-4256 if you are interested in playing and there are cancellation spots available. For the rest of the month we have a Two-Man Scramble on Wednesday, April 10, and Oh Crap Scramble Wednesday, April 17, followed by a bash. Tickets will be sold in the Pro Shop the early part of that week. Wednesday, April 24, we will close out the month with Better Nine individual play.

Men’s Nine-Hole Golf Club Pres. Mark Fuller 612-978-9901 Membership David Chatterton 520-204-5636 Rec. Sec. Dennis Pupkiewicz 520-639-8762 Play Thu. morning

The start for Thursday mornings is now 8 AM. Our club three-day tournament is best two-out-of-three scores. There are payouts for the first five flights, plus other prizes. Trophy and cash are awarded for low gross score. The awards ceremony, meeting and burger bash follow golf Thursday, April 11, in the Auditorium. You must sign up by April 6. You can still golf and attend the meeting and burger bash even if you do not enter the tournament. Members must sign up for weekly games at GolfGenius. com or contact Tim Lochner in the Pro Shop for assistance.

The Views 18-Hole Women’s Golf Club Pres. Darlene Lamb VP and Membership Marty Blakely

Clubs at SCOV are only as good as the members within the clubs, and the 18-Hole Women’s Golf Club is no exception. Rob Ransom and Eileen Buskirk and their fabulous committee with the support of the whole community were proud to announce that Change for a Cure raised $16,377.50. Give yourselves a hand if you were one of the many who donated money or time for a worthy cause. We thank you. March 5 finally brought a beautiful day for annual Member/ Guest Golf Tournament. Thirty-two teams enjoyed golf, lunch and plenty of prizes and the ever-popular money tree. The event was co-chaired by Patti Thompson and Cathy Morrow and a slew of helpful hands from the club. That’s the thing that is so special about our club; ladies are always ready to pitch in, no matter the tasks. Thank you, ladies. We are in the process of finishing up the President’s Cup matches with only a few left before we congratulate the winner. Our Club Championship was decided the end of March. April will bring a changing of the guard with a new team of officers to lead us into 2020.


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Sun City Oro Valley Tipster April 2019  

Community magazine of Sun City Oro Valley community association.

Sun City Oro Valley Tipster April 2019  

Community magazine of Sun City Oro Valley community association.