May 13, 2019

Good morning, Ladies. Welcome to another beautiful day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

Are there any guests here today?   Please put a “G” for guest after your name on the scorecard.

Is there anyone who is under par or in need of our well wishes?

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

Today is our monthly luncheon.   The menu is a buffet of Chicken fajitas (sautéed peppers and onions separate); condiments and fillings (salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, pickled jalapenos); Spanish rice; black beans; mango sorbet margarita for dessert.  The doors open at 10:30.

Moonlight Madness is this Thursday, May 16th.  The menu is a hamburger or chicken breast sandwich with condiments, potato salad, cole slaw, and cookies for dessert.  Iced tea, lemonade, water and decaf coffee will be provided.  There will also be a no-host bar….and a Sangria drink available for purchase.  Registration is at 6 pm….dinner at 6:30….and putting to begin around 8 pm.

Continue to bring in your dollars and box tops to support the San Manuel school district.  The canisters are available here every Monday morning.  School supplies can also be donated after July. Our support is greatly appreciated.

Reminder for the day:

If you are signed up for a luncheon or an event and find that you won’t be able to attend, your spot can be taken by another putter. Please let Deb know that you aren’t able to attend and that your spot is available for someone else.  If we can get someone to take your place, your check will be returned and the new person can write a check for Deb.  We frequently have a waiting list, so those people should have preference.  If there is no waiting list, and you find someone to take your place, make Deb aware of the change.  She needs to know all of the names of the attendees for the check-in sheet.  If we can’t get anyone to replace you, you will be obligated to pay for your lunch.  It can be boxed up and a friend can bring it to you after the luncheon.

Here are the results for putting on Monday, May 6th:

# of Putters:       48

# of guests:        3

Holes in one       56

4 holes-in-one    Diane Kirstine

5 holes-in-one    0

Money hole #4     Kay Tomaszek

Low gross-35      Pat Wells

Great job, Ladies!  OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

May 6, 2019

Good morning, Ladies. Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

Are there any guests here today? (introduce)  Please put a “G” for guest after your name on the scorecard.

I have some sad news.  Ann Steinsvaag’s daughter passed away last week.  There is a card on the table for everyone to sign.

Pam Brown’s husband, Scott is now finished with radiation and has started on the immunotherapy drugs.  Unfortunately, they were too strong, and put him back in the hospital for a few days.  An MRI is scheduled for later this month to see if the tumors have shrunk and whether there are any new ones.  So keep your good vibes going their way.

Is there anyone else who is under par or in need of our well wishes?

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

Next Monday, May 13th, is our monthly luncheon. The deadline for your check is today by 2pm in the black box.  The cost is $18. The menu is a buffet of Chicken fajitas (sautéed peppers and onions separate); condiments and fillings (salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, pickled jalapenos); Spanish rice; black beans; mango sorbet margarita for dessert.

Moonlight Madness is coming up on Thursday, May 16th. The deadline for your check is also today by 2pm in the black box.  (Annette)  The cost is $21.  The menu is a hamburger or chicken breast sandwich with condiments, potato salad, cole slaw, and cookies for dessert.  Iced tea, lemonade, water and decaf coffee will be provided.  There will also be a no-host bar….and a Sangria drink available for purchase.  Registration is at 6 pm….dinner at 6:30….and putting to begin around 8 pm.  Please be sure to indicate your spouse or guest’s name on your check—as well as your choice of meat.  A gluten-free bun is available upon request.   This is a fun event, so we hope to see a big turnout.

As always, we continue to collect box tops along with monetary donations to assist the San Manuel school district with supplies. Money is being collected until July. At that time you can also bring in any school supplies you wish to donate.  Let’s try to make a difference for the teachers who really appreciate our support.

Reminder for the day:

This reminder is about the score cards. Please be sure to put both your first and last name on the card.  There are many Judys, Kathys, Sandys, Pats, etc.

Here are the results for putting on Monday, April 22nd:

# of Putters:       51

# of guests:        0

Holes in one:       53

4 holes-in-one:    No One

5 holes-in-one:   No One

Money hole #4:     Kris Rudin

Low gross:   35      Pat Wells

Great job, Ladies!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

April 29, 2019 –  No regular putting today due to SB Ranchettes and MVLP tournament.

April 22, 2019   

Good morning, Ladies. Welcome to another beautiful day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

Are there any guests here today? (introduce)  Please put a “G” for guest after your name on the scorecard.

Pam Brown’s husband, Scott, is now having his lung radiation this week.  The IV immunotherapy is scheduled to begin in May.  So continue to send your thoughts and prayers their way.

Diane Lunghi fell at home last Tuesday and broke her wrist, cut her scalp, and sprained her back.  They put a cast on her wrist on Wednesday, and she has 7 staples in her scalp. She will not be putting, but is going to try to come to the luncheon with the Ranchettes next week.  We certainly hope she can join us.  Please sign the card for her.

There is also a card for Lorna Kitchen.  She will be out for a few weeks while she heals from her accident.

Is there anyone else who is under par or in need of our well wishes?

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

Next Monday, April 29th, the Ranchettes will be joining us for Cinco de Putter-o.   (Roberta W)  There will be NO REGULAR PUTTING that day.  We will play on our green with lunch immediately after in the MV ballroom.

Menu: Green chili chicken enchiladas with refried beans and Spanish rice. Dessert will be carrot cake cupcakes. A special $5 Sombrero Sangria will be available (as well as a full bar, not included).

Registration is 8:30 for MVLP and 9:00 for Ranchettes.

Please wear your pink shirts and white bottoms for this event. We will do the honor arch for our guests, so please register early.

The committee is in need of a little help with course set-up for this event.  Do we have any volunteers that could help them out?

Moonlight Madness is coming up on Thursday, May 16th.  Does the committee have any information to share?  (Annette)

Please continue to bring in your spare dollars for our ongoing collection for school supplies for the San Manuel school district. If each of us puts just $1 in the canister, we will have over $120 to contribute.  So let us lend our support to the dedicated teachers who appreciate our help so much.  They also welcome any supplies you care to donate.  Watch for the sales toward the end of the summer to maximize your purchase. All of our donations will be presented to the school at the beginning of the school year.

Reminder for the day:

If you want to see the pictures from last week’s luncheon and fashion show, they are available on our website….mvlputters.com. –

And again, if you are not joining us for the Ranchettes event next Monday, you get to sleep in!!

Here are the results for putting on Monday, April 15th:

# of Putters:       60

# of guests:        3

Holes in one:       61

4 holes-in-one:    Kay Tomaszek and Nancy Jewitt

5 holes-in-one:    Pam Brown

Money hole #12:    Pat Wells

Low gross:     33      Pam Brown

Great job, Ladies!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

April 15, 2019 

Good morning, Ladies. Welcome to another gorgeous day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

Are there any guests here today? (introduce)  Please put a “G” for guest after your name on the scorecard.

Pam Brown’s husband, Scott, started the radiation therapy for his brain last Monday.  They continued the therapy every day through Friday.  The lung radiation is supposed to start on Monday, April 22nd, but they hope to move it up to Wednesday the 17th.  So continue to keep Pam & Scott in your thoughts and prayers.

Is there anyone else who is under par or in need of our well wishes?

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

Our luncheon/fashion show is today at HOA1.  Doors open at 10:30, Lunch at 11:15, and the Fashion Show starts at 11:30.  The menu is Ham, Cheese, and Broccoli Quiche, salad, rolls & butter, and Easter cupcakes for dessert.  I hope everyone remembers to bring a canned or boxed food item to support the SBCO food drive. Steinmart is giving 20% off coupons for your support.

The Ranchettes will be here on Monday, April 29thto join us for Cinco de Putter-o.   (Roberta W)  We are extending the deadline since it is such a busy day.  Checks for $21.50 must be turned in by 4 pm today.  We can accommodate 54 players from each club. There will be a lottery of MVLP players if more sign up. We will play on our green with lunch immediately after in the MV ballroom.

Menu: Green chili chicken enchiladas with refried beans and Spanish rice. Dessert will be carrot cake cupcakes. A special $5 Sombrero Sangria will be available (as well as a full bar, not included).

Registration is 8:30 for MVLP and 9:00 for Ranchettes.

Please wear your pink shirts and white bottoms for this event. We will do the honor arch for our guests, so please register early.

Moonlight Madness is coming up on Thursday, May 16th.  Does the committee have any information to share?

From now until July we will be collecting money for school supplies for the San Manuel school district.  Your dollars will really add up, and the teachers appreciate all that we do for them.  So put your spare dollars in the canister for this wonderful cause.  If you prefer to donate supplies, you can wait until July and buy them on sale.  All of our donations will be presented to the school at the beginning of the fall term.

Reminder for the day:

As the temps rise, please remember to wear sunscreen and a hat…and bring water.  And as always, if you think it is too hot for you out there, please feel free to skip that week.   We want you to be safe on the green.

Here are the results for putting on Monday, April 8th:

# of Putters:       68

# of guests:        3

Holes in one       73

4 holes-in-one    Jan Talbot

5 holes-in-one    0

Money hole #8     Susan Bodine, Sandy Strack & Geri Grant

Low gross-37      Jan Talbot

Great job, Ladies!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

April 8, 2019

Good morning, Ladies. Welcome to another beautiful day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

Are there any guests here today? (introduce)  Please put a “G” for guest after your name on the scorecard.

(Does anyone have any information about Joann Evans and her knee replacement surgery last week?)

Pam Brown’s husband, Scott, is still having medical challenges, but radiation was expected to begin last Friday or today.  So continue to keep Pam & Scott in your thoughts and prayers.

Is there anyone else who is under par or in need of our well wishes?

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

The fashion show is coming up next Monday, April 15that HOA1. (Sue)  Doors open at 10:30, Lunch at 11:15, and the Fashion Show starts at 11:30.  The cost is $18, and checks must be in the black box by 2 pm TODAY.  The menu is Ham, Cheese, and Broccoli Quiche, salad, rolls & butter, and Easter cupcakes for dessert.  Please bring a canned or boxed food item to support the SBCO food drive.  Steinmart is giving 20% off coupons for your support.

The Ranchettes will be here on Monday, April 29thto join us for Cinco de Putter-o.    Checks for $21.50 must be turned in by 2 pm on April 15th (which is next Monday). We can accommodate 54 players from each club. There will be a lottery of MVLP players if more sign up. We will play at our course with lunch immediately after in the MV ballroom.

Menu: Green chili chicken enchiladas with refried beans and Spanish rice. Dessert will be carrot cake cupcakes. A special $5 Sombrero Sangria will be available (as well as a full bar, not included).

Registration is 8:30 for MVLP and 9:00 for Ranchettes.

Please wear your pink shirts and white bottoms for this event. We will do the honor arch for our guests, so please register early.

(FYI…..EJ has a size large putter’s shirt and a size XL jacket available for sale.)

The Moonlight Madness committee could still use a little help. Please let Donna Vargas or Geri Grant know if you can volunteer.  The date of the event is Thursday,May 16th.

Every year we collect school supplies and/or money to support the San Manuel school district.  You can write a check, put your change in the school supplies box, or bring in a ream of paper, dry erase markers, or anything else you wish to donate. We usually present the school with our donation in the fall at the beginning of the school year.

Reminder for the day:

Have you been on the Putter’s website lately? There is a wealth of information on there….including the committee assignments.  So if you don’t remember the date of your commitment, you can always check the website—mvlputters.com.   You can keep up to date with all of the happenings of our group, and access the pictures from our events and luncheons.  Please be a frequent user of the website.

Here are the results for putting on Monday, April 1st:

# of Putters:       69

# of guests:        4

Holes in one       89 *

4 holes-in-one    Norma McCaleb & Lynn Pike

5 holes-in-one    Sandy Strack

Money hole #5     Debbie Elofson, Pat Wells, Jean Kraus & Ginnie Schoepf

Low gross-37      Sandy Strack & Pat Schweighardt

*(The team that started on hole #2 ended up with 14 holes in one!)

Great job, Ladies!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

 

April 1, 2019     

Good morning, Ladies. Welcome to another beautiful day of putting in SaddleBrooke.  I’m glad to see so many of you managed to get here an hour earlier as we start our summer hours.

Are there any guests here today? (introduce)  Please put a “G” for guest after your name on the scorecard.

Joann Evans is having knee replacement surgery on April 3rd.

Is there anyone else who is under par or in need of our well wishes?

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

Maybe the newer putters aren’t aware of this, but we collect Labels for Education box tops for the school in San Manuel.  They don’t seem to be on as many products these days, so bring them in when you can find them.   Raye Cobb just sent 100 Box Tops to 1stAve Elementary School on March 19th.  Although the number of box tops is down, the school really appreciates our help. So keep bringing in those box tops…and thanks to everyone for your continued support.

The fashion show is coming up on April 15that HOA1.   Be sure to invite all of your friends and neighbors, as we hope to have a big turnout. Doors open at 10:30, Lunch at 11:15, and the Fashion Show starts at 11:30.  The cost is $18, and checks must be in the black box by next Monday, April 8th.  The menu is Ham, Cheese, and Broccoli Quiche, salad, rolls & butter, and Easter cupcakes for dessert.  Please bring a canned or boxed food item to support the SBCO food drive.  Steinmart is giving 20% off coupons for your support.

The Ranchettes will be here on Monday, April 29thto join us for Cinco de Putter-o.

Checks for $21.50 must be turned in by 2 pm on April 15th (which is only 2 weeks away). We can accommodate 54 players from each club. There will be a lottery of MVLP players if more sign up. We will play at our course with lunch immediately after in the MV ballroom.

Menu: Green chili chicken enchiladas with refried beans and Spanish rice. Dessert will be carrot cake cupcakes. A special $5 Sombrero Sangria will be available (as well as a full bar, not included).

Please wear your pink shirts and white bottoms for this event. We will do the honor arch for our guests, so please register early.

Registration is 8:30 for MVLP and 9:00 for Ranchettes.

The Moonlight Madness committee could use 1 or 2 more people….preferably someone who has worked on this committee before. Please let Donna Vargas or Geri Grant know if you can be a ‘Putter Angel’ and help out.  The date of the event is May 16th.

Some of our snowbirds will be leaving soon.  Happy trails and safe travels to you.

Reminder for the day:  Please try to remember to wear your name tag.  It doesn’t have to be a Putter’s name tag….any name tag you have is okay.  Everyone wants to know who you are!

Here are the results for putting on Monday, March 25th:

# of Putters:       70

# of guests:        3

Holes in one       66

4 holes-in-one    Pat Wells

5 holes-in-one    Ro Conti

Money hole #15     Linda Pryde, Lynn Pike, Ro Conti, Dar Pitman

Low gross-33      Pat Wells

Fantastic job, Ladies!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

March 25, 2019

Good morning, Ladies. Welcome to another beautiful day of putting in SaddleBrooke.  Pam is returning from California today after celebrating her grandson’s 2nd birthday last Friday.

Are there any new members or guests here today? (introduce guests)   Please put a “G” for guest after your name on the scorecard.

Is there anyone else who is under par or in need of our well wishes?

Does Deb has a few committee cards to give out?

The fashion show is coming up on April 15th at HOA1. All of the Saddlebrooke ladies golfing groups are invited as well as any friends and neighbors you wish to invite.  Doors open at 10:30, Lunch at 11:15, and the Fashion Show starts at 11:30. The cost is $18, and checks must be in the black box by April 8th.  The menu is Ham, Cheese, and Broccoli Quiche, salad, rolls & butter, andEaster cupcakes for dessert.  Please bring a canned or boxed food item to support the SBCO food drive.  Steinmart is giving 20% off coupons for your support.

Reminder for the day: Our summer hours start next Monday, so putting will begin at 8:30 instead of 9:30…and we wear our pink shirts with white bottoms for special events.

Here are the results for putting on Monday, March 18th:

# of Putters:​  70

# of guests:​  1

4 holes-in-one​:  Carie Scalzo and EJ Snearly

5 holes-in-one​:  No One

Money hole #13:   Carie Scalzo, Marilee Jones, Martha Hackworth, and Debbie Elofson

Low gross:  38​     Carie Scalzo

Good job, Ladies!  

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by EJ Snearly

MVLP Vice-President

March 18, 2019         

Good morning, Ladies. Welcome to another beautiful day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

Are there any new members or guests here today? (introduce guests)   Please put a “G” for guest after your name on the scorecard.

JoAnn Ciacuich’s surgery went smoothly last Monday. She came home on Tuesday, and is home recuperating.  She has already started some physical therapy.  (card)

Pam Brown’s husband, Scott, came through his surgery with flying colors.  It only took about 2 hours, and they didn’t have to go very far into the brain to remove the tumor.  He was able to come home on Wednesday.  He gets the staples out on March 22…and his vision has improved immensely.  He is now eager to start chemo and radiation therapy. Pam wants to thank everyone for all the prayers, well-wishes and warm thoughts sent their way.  It really makes a difference for them.

Is there anyone else who is under par or in need of our well wishes?

Jan Arruda is not here today, but she still needs some ‘putter angels’ to help out with assignments during the summer.  Please let her know if you are able to fill any open spots.

Deb has a few committee cards to give out.

We also have the monthly awards to present to the recipients who were not at the luncheon.

Road Runner Award (low gross)     Lynn Pike 38.3

LuAnn Garvin Tiger Award (low net)    Colleen Halverson  30.5

Hole-in-Wonder award (most holes-in-one)  Kay Tomaszek and

Lynn Pike    6

The fashion show is coming up on April 15that HOA1.  All of the Saddlebrooke ladies golfing groups are invited as well as any friends and neighbors you wish to invite.  Doors open at 10:30, Lunch at 11:15, and the Fashion Show starts at 11:30.  The cost is $18, and checks must be in the black box by April 8th.  The menu is Ham, Cheese, and Broccoli Quiche, salad, rolls & butter, and Easter cupcakes for dessert.  Please bring a canned or boxed food item to support the SBCO food drive.  Steinmart is giving 20% off coupons for your support.

Reminders for the day:   It has been noted that we no longer have a ‘fringe’ around the green…it just immediately becomes the rough.  Therefore, if your ball goes into the rough, you can move it within 6 inches of the green. If everyone follows this rule, it will fair for everyone and much less confusing.

Also, everyone needs to have an HOA2 account set up.  If you get 4 holes in one or the money hole these winnings go on your HOA2 Golf Account to be spent in the Pro Shop or the HOA2 restaurants.

And lastly….our summer hours start in 2 weeks on April 1st.  Putting will begin at 8:30, and we wear pink shirts and white bottoms for special events.

Here are the results for putting on Monday, March 11th:

# of Putters:       66

# of guests:        1

Holes in one       53

4 holes-in-one    Dorothy Anderson

5 holes-in-one    0

Money hole #10     Lorna Kitchen

Low gross-36      Ro Conti and Dorothy Anderson

Good job, Ladies!   OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

March 11, 2019

Good morning, Ladies. Welcome to another beautiful day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

Are there any new members here today?

Do we have any guests?  (introduce) Please put a “G” for guest after your name on the score card.

Diane Lunghi isn’t well enough to putt yet, but she will be at the luncheon today.

JoAnn Ciacuich is having surgery today, so keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Pam Brown is not here today.  Her husband is scheduled for surgery at 7:30 in the morning.  It’s about a 3-hour procedure, and he will be in the ICU for at least 24 hours afterward.  She said that hopefully he will be able to come home on Thursday or Friday.  Pam has set up a website at Caring Bridge to post updates about Scott.  The address is: www.caringbridge.org/visit/scottbrownaz. I have some slips of paper with that address if you want to grab one.  Otherwise, look on the website under Monday announcements.

My husband is much better.  The IV antibiotic for 10 days at home has done its job.  The home care nurse is officially releasing him today.

Is there anyone else who is under par or in need of our well wishes?

Deb has a few committee cards to give out.

The Putter/Sputter event last Monday was enjoyed by everyone…especially Pat Storey.  She got the low score of 34—and also the most holes-in-one.

The fashion show is coming up on April 15th.  Our goal is to have 100 attendees, so feel free to invite friends and neighbors. We just need their check for $18 in the black box by April 8th. Does the committee have any information to share? (Sue Rains)

Jan Arruda still has some job assignments to fill…especially course set-up for the summer months.  Please let her know if you can step up and help out.

Our monthly luncheon is today at HOA 1. Doors open at 11:30. The menu is Irish Club (grilled rye, corned beef, turkey, Swiss cheese, coleslaw and creamy Dijon: fruit side: potato chips: andgrasshopper pie for dessert.

Reminder for the day:  

How many times have you wondered if you put your check in the box for the luncheons or events?  Sometimes you end up paying twice because you forgot….or you thought you paid—and when you got to the luncheon you found that your check wasn’t there.  It is helpful to have some sort of a system to help you manage this.  You can write check number on your calendar where you have the event noted.  You can put a big checkmark or write ‘paid’ by the event on your pink calendar.  You can always be sure to indicate in you checkbook register exactly what the check is for instead of just writing MVLP.    Figure out what works for you, and always be sure to get your check in the black box before the deadline.  I am sure Deb will appreciate your efforts.

Here are the results for putting on Monday, February 25th:

# of Putters:54

# of guests:1

Holes in one35

4 holes-in-one0

5 holes-in-one0

Money hole #6    Diane Kirstine

Low gross-38Annette Moyle

Good job, Ladies!  

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

March 4, 2019 – No putting today due to Sputter Putter Tournament.

February 25, 2019

Good morning, Ladies. Welcome to another beautiful day of putting in SaddleBrooke.  I hope no one was too disappointed that we cancelled putting last Monday.

How many new members are here today?  Raise your hand.

Do we have any guests today?  (introduce)  Please put a “G” for guest after your name on the score card.

Diana Lunghi is still slowly recovering.  They told her to take it easy and not do too much. She said she really tires out quickly.  I asked her how long they thought it might be before she is back on her feet, and she said ‘months’.  She really misses us and can’t wait to return to putting.

Some of you may know that Pam Brown’s husband (Scott) has been dealing with some medical issues.  He had some bleeding in the brain that resulted in the loss of his peripheral vision in the left eye.  In running tests, they found a spot in his lung.  After a biopsy, it was determined that he has melanoma in the brain and lung and will need radiation and chemo…and continuing infusions every 3 weeks.   Pam is taking things a day at a time and will continue putting when she can.

We have another putter who is dealing with a medical issue.  JoAnn Ciacuich was recently diagnosed with breast cancer for the 3rdtime. After several appointments to explore the best course of treatment, she is scheduled for surgery on March 11th.

Is there anyone else who is under par or in need of our well wishes?

The Sputter/Putter event is coming up on March 4that HOA1.  (There will be NO REGULAR PUTTING on our green that day.)   The menu is Cobb salad with chicken, rolls & butter, and an éclair for dessert.  Since we had more than 36 putters turn in their checks, we did have to have a lottery. So a few of you are on the alternate list in case someone cancels.

The fashion show is coming up in April.  Does the committee have any information to share? (Sue Rains)

Since we weren’t able to have the course set-up clinic last week, we will try to schedule it at another time when it will hopefully be warmer.

Our next monthly luncheon will be on March 11 at HOA 1. The menu is Irish Club (grilled rye, corned beef, turkey, Swiss cheese, coleslaw and creamy Dijon: fruit side: potato chips: and grasshopper pie for dessert. (mint chocolate chip ice cream in an Oreo crust) The cost is $18, and the deadline for your check is March 4th ..which is the day of the Putter/Sputter event.  So you might want to get your check in early since there will be no putting on our green that day.

Reminder for the day:

Mountain View is a country club, so we are expected to adhere to the Pro Shop dress code.  This is spelled out in your copy of the standing rules.   It states “No tank tops, athletic shorts, sweatpants, tights, leggings, halter tops, swimwear, or tennis attire.  No denim pants or shorts—regardless of color—or cutoffs.  You may wear golf shorts no shorter than mid-thigh, skirts or slacks, with blouses or sweaters.  Sleeveless shirts, with or without collars are OK…but the majority of the shoulder must be covered.”And we need to wear soft-soled flat shoes that won’t damage the green.  Please respect these rules to keep us from having issues with the Pro Shop.

Here are the results for putting on Monday, February 11:

# of Putters:       55

# of guests:        1

Holes in one       52

4 holes-in-one    Kay Tomaszek and Ginny Jackson

5 holes-in-one    Lynn Pike

Money hole #8 (alternate)   Loretta Edgerton, Kay Tomaszek, Beryl Saner and Colleen Halverson

Low gross-32      Lynn Pike

Fantastic job, Ladies!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

February 18, 2019 – No putting due to cold weather.

February 11, 2019            

Good morning, Ladies. Welcome to another beautiful day of putting in SaddleBrooke.   I hope everyone can hear me today.

We keep adding new members.  Who is new today?

Do we have any guests today?  Please put a “G” for guest after your name on the score card.

Diane Lunghi is home.  She has been recovering from pneumonia and Valley Fever…thus the 6-day stay in the hospital.  She really misses putting and is anxious to return as soon as she is well.

Is there anyone else who is under par or in need of our well wishes?

The Sputter/Putter event is coming up on March 4that the HOA1 putting green.  The cost is $18, and the cut-off date for checks is next Monday, February 18that 2 pm.  There is no sign-up sheet…your check is your reservation.  We can only send 36 putters, so we will probably have a lottery.  This means that if we have more than 36 putters put in their checks for the event, all of the names go into the hat and are drawn out until that number is reached.  You will get a call if your name isn’t drawn, and your check will be returned or shredded. So if you don’t get a call, you are in.

Are you reluctant to do course set-up because you don’t really know how it’s done?   Vicki Streif has graciously agreed to have a course set-up clinic on Feb 18thafter putting.  It is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn the ropes or needs a refresher. Since you will already be here, consider staying for the clinic next Monday.

Our February luncheon is today at HOA1.   This is our Founder’s luncheon when we honor our founder, Lou Ann Garvin, and our past presidents.  I’m glad to see so many wearing their pink shirts for this special day. The menu will be frenched chicken breast with tomato artichoke basil sauce, white and wild rice, and fresh green beans.  Dessert will be chocolate sheet cake with butter cream frosting decorated with “MVLP Founder’s Day 2019” in pink icing.  There always seems to be leftover cake, so please feel free to ask for a box and take some home.  The doors open at 11:30.

Reminder for the day:

Please put your name on your putter.  May I also suggest that you put your name on your jacket since we all have the same pink jacket.  I personally put a few address labels in my pocket.  That way if you accidentally leave your jacket, we will know who it belongs to.  And the address labels come in handy if someone wants your address.

Here are the results for putting last Monday, February 4:

# of Putters:   48

# of guests:   1

Holes in one:      39

4 holes-in-one:         No One

5 holes-in-one:         No One

Money hole #13        Kay Tomaszek, Raye Cobb, Thelma O’Laughlin, and Diane Kirstine

Low gross:    34        Raye Cobb

Excellent job, Ladies!   OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

February 4, 2019 

Good morning, Ladies. Welcome to another beautiful day of putting in SaddleBrooke.   Let me introduce myself for those of you who might not know me.  I am Pam Smith, your 2019 president.

In addition to the 10 new members we recently added, we have a couple of new members.  Judy Duran and Sheila Ratza.   Would all of the new members please raise your hand and be recognized?  We would also like to welcome back a returning putter… Joyce Sutay.

Do we have any guests today?  Please put a “G” for guest after your name n the score card.

Our “Sunshine Girl” needs some sunshine of her own. Diane Lunghi has pneumonia and has been in the hospital since Saturday, Jan 26th.  There is a card on the table for her for everyone to sign.

Any report on Ruth or Sandy?

Is there anyone else who is under par or in need of our well wishes?

The Sputter/Putter event is coming up on March 4that the HOA1 putting green.  I received the invitation last Friday, but we don’t have details yet. Does the committee have any information?

Our February luncheon is next Monday at HOA1.   This is our Founder’s luncheon when we honor our founder, Lou Ann Garvin, and our past presidents.  Since this is a special occasion, please wear your pink shirts or something else pink if you do not have a shirt yet.  The menu will be frenched chicken breast with tomato artichoke basil sauce, white and wild rice, and fresh green beans.  Dessert will be chocolate sheet cake with butter cream frosting decorated with “MVLP Founder’s Day 2019” in pink icing.  The cost is $18.  Your check should be in the black box in the pro shop no later than 2pm TODAY.  The doors open at 11:30.

Reminder for the day:

Since we have so many new putters, please help them settle into our fun group.  Do your best to answer their questions and get them acquainted with the rules.  We were all newbies at some point, so you understand their struggles.

Here are the results for putting last Monday, January 28:

# of Putters:   62

# of guests:   6

Holes in one:   54

4 holes-in-one:         Deb Adinolfi

5 holes-in-one:         No One

Money hole #13:      Jean Kraus, Jan Baker and Joanne Neuman

Low gross:    38        Sandy Bulakowski and Pat Wells

Good job, Ladies!

OK  Let’s Putt

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

January 28, 2019

Good morning, Ladies.  Welcome to another day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

At our registration meeting, we had ten ladies join us as members.  Some of them are here.  They are Louise Weiss, Sandy Gionatti, and Dot Wilson.  Technically you are still guests so please put a “G” by your name.

We have some other guests today …  Judy Duran, Rhonda Heffelfinger, and JoAnn Johnson.  Please put a “G” for guest after your name on the score card.

Sandy Cavendar is waiting to hear from her oncologists.  Ruth Catalinatto is in rehab and will be coming home Friday.

Is there anyone else who is under par or in need of our well wishes?

Our February luncheon is on the 11that HOA1.   This is our Founder’s luncheon when we honor our founder, Lou Ann Garvin, and our past presidents.   The menu will be frenched chicken breast with tomato artichoke basil sauce, white and wild rice, and fresh green beans. Dessert will be chocolate sheetcake with butter cream frosting decorated with MVLP Founder’s Day 2019 in pink icing. The cost is $18.  Your check should be in the black box in the pro shop no later than 2pm on Monday February 4.   The doors open at 11:30.

Reminder for the day:  Every week in the reminder for the day, I say remember to do this, don’t do that.  I feel like I’ve turned into a regular nag.  But really the most important thing I have to say is, to paraphrase our by-laws: make new friends, have fun, and if you are lucky, improve your putting skills.   This has been a fun year for me.  I have made lots of new friends.  And my putting really did improve.  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to have been your president. And now we have so many new ladies to become friends with.

Here are the results for putting last Monday January 21:

# of Putters:       61

# of guests:        7

Holes in one:      48

4 holes-in-one:   Pat Wells

5 holes-in-one: No One

Money hole #12:   Norma McCaleb and Pam Smith

Low gross:          38     Carie Scalzo and Pat Wells

Good job, Ladies!

And now it is time to hand over to Pam the symbols of the morning announcements.  Here are the very useful pencil with lanyard, the extremely handy purple clipboard, and the annoying, attention getting, and extremely necessary pink horn.

OK  Let’s Putt

Submitted by Gay Uhl

MVLP President

January 21, 2019      

Good morning, Ladies.  Welcome to another day of putting in SaddleBrooke.  Today is the Martin Luther King holiday.  That means some people get a day off from work and none of us get mail delivered.  There is no tradition of observation of this day.  But I suggest that each of us according to our own tradition pray for peace and justice in our country and our world in honor of Dr. King.

You are probably wondering why I’m still here. My contract goes through the end of the month so you have me for one more Monday after today.

On Thursday we had ten ladies join us as members.  I hope some of them are here.  They are Debbie Grafmiller, Louise Weiss, Wanda Ross, Kathy Nordhill, Lynn Pike, Francine Fitt-Mundy, Jan Edwards, Kathy Conrad, Sandy Gionatti, and Dot Wilson.  Technically you are still guests so please put a “G” by your name.

We have some other guests today …  Judy Duran and Rhonda Heffelfinger.  Please put a “G” for guest after your name on the score card.

Diane Lunghi wasn’t well last week so she wasn’t able to bring cards. There is a card on the table for Sandy Cavendar.  She was at the meeting on Thursday and is doing well.  The results came back and are generally good. In another week she goes in to see how they treat the cancer.   There is also a card for Jo Ann Evans whose daughter, Amy, died.  Marie Nola has pneumonia.

Ruth Catalinatto fell and broke her hip.  She had surgery on Saturday.  The put a rod and pin in.  She hopes to come home Tuesday.

Is there anyone else who is under par or in need of our well wishes?

Our February luncheon is on the 11that HOA1.   This is our Founder’s luncheon when we honor our founder, Lou Ann Garvin, and our past presidents.   The menu will be frenched chicken breast with tomato artichoke basil sauce, white and wild rice, and fresh green beans. Dessert will be chocolate sheet cake with butter cream frosting decorated with MVLP Founder’s Day 2019 in pink icing.  The cost is $18.  Your check should be in the black box in the pro shop no later than 2pm on Monday February 4.   The doors open at 11:30.

I can now verify that the way to check what monies are in your winner’s account is to go to sbhoa2.org, login, click on my account, then golf credit book.  You will see how much you have won, how much you have spent, how much has expired (don’t let that happen), and the amount you have yet to spend.  It was really pretty slick.

Reminder for the day:  If your ball rolls into the grass  (the rough) it is hard to hit.  It is allowable to move your ball to the fringe 6 inches from the outer edge without penalty. The way the grass is cut right now, it can be difficult to differentiate the rough from the fringe.

Here are the results for putting last Monday January 14:

# of Putters:       58

# of guests:        0

Holes in one:      49

4 holes-in-one:   No One

5 holes-in-one:   No One

Money hole #9: Karen Bird

Low gross:          37     Ginny Jackson

Good job, Ladies!

OK  Let’s Putt

Submitted by Gay Uhl

MVLP President

January 14, 2019

Good morning, Ladies.    Welcome to another l day of putting in wonderful SaddleBrooke.

Do we have any guests today? … Please put a “G” for guest after your name on the score card.

There is a card on the table for Sandy Cavendar. She underwent a lumpectomy last week. She is home and waiting for the results. We wish her well.

There is also a card for Jo Ann Evans.  Her daughter Amy died.  Losing anyone you love is hard but especially your child.

Is there anyone else who is under par or in need of our well wishes?

Our January luncheon is today at HOA1.  The doors open at 11:30.

I hope you all have January 17thmarked on your calendar.  That is this Thursday.   It is of our annual registration meeting.  It will be in the ballroom at MountainView. This is the time you will pay your dues and sign up for your committee.  If you are wondering what the committees are and what they do, you can find the descriptions on the Putters’ website – MVLPutters.com.

It is a good idea to bring your calendar with you. When you sign up for a special event committee, you need to be available to attend the planning meetings as well as the event.

When you arrive you will receive a pink calendar for 2019.  On that you should write down the committee you have chosen and what the pertinent dates are.

Please sign up for only one committee.  If you really want to serve on more than one, write your name at the bottom of your second choice.

Doors open at 9:00.

If you know of any ladies who are joining Putters this year, let them know they need to come at 8:20 for an orientation.  Dues are $72.  They should also bring a second check in case they want to order a shirt or a name tag.

Reminder for the day:  I know the weather is cold right now but I need to remind you that the golf club does not consider denim of any color, leggings, or sweatpants suitable attire for the golf course.

Here are the results for putting last Monday January 7:

# of Putters:       55

# of guests:        1

Holes in one       41

4 holes-in-one    Roberta Wisniewski

5 holes-in-one    0

Money hole        15, alternate 11          no one

Low gross           41 Pat Wells

Good job, Ladies!

OK  Let’s Putt

Submitted by Gay Uhl

MVLP President

January 7, 2019

Good morning, Ladies.  Happy New Year.  Welcome to another beautiful day of putting.  The perfect way to begin the new year.

Do we have any guests today? … Please put a “G” for guest after your name on the score card.

Is there anyone who is under par or in need of our well wishes?

Our January luncheon will be on Monday, January 14 at HOA1. The menu will be rolls and butter, garden salad with ranch and raspberry vinaigrette dressing, turkey chili, baked potato bar with scallions, bacon, sour cream, butter, cheddar and jack cheese chives,  Dessert will be warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream (small scoop) on top.  The cost is $18 – the same as last year.  Checks are due in the black box by 2pm today. The doors open at 11:30.

I hope you all have January 17thmarked on your calendar.  That is a Thursday, the morning of our annual registration meeting in the ballroom at MountainView.  This is the time you will pay your dues and sign up for your committee.  If you are wondering what the committees are and what they do, you can find the descriptions on the Putters’ website – MVLPutters.com.  Doors open at 9:00.  If you know of any ladies who are joining Putters this year, let them know they need to come at 8:20 for an orientation.  Dues will be $72.

If you putted last Monday, please raise your hand. These ladies came out despite the wind and the cold and therefore I proclaim:

Whereas these ladies braved the wind and the cold on Monday December 31, 2018

And whereas, they putted 18 holes despite the aforementioned wind and cold

And whereas they completed the course in record time

I hereby declare that they are Polar Bear Putters and entitled to all the respect and honor that this designation implies.

I also declare that the course setup committee who came out even earlier when it was colder and although they did not putt because they were chilled to the bone are also Polar Bear Putters in good standing.

I hereby present to these ladies their certificates of achievement.  Display with pride.

Mary Riemersma, Maria Miller, Robbie Herrera, Sandra Valenton, Jan Kraus, Dorie Pipers, Diane Lunghi, Lorene Buscher, mJoane Neuman, Pat Doane, Pam Smith, Colleen Halvorson,  Susan Schweitzer, Karen Stott, Kris Rudin

Reminder for the day:  You asked me to remind you about Heddy O’Donnell’s funeral.  It is Wednesday at Santa Catalina Catholic church at 11am.  Please wear your pink shirts.

Here are the results for putting last Monday December 31:

# of Putters:       15

# of guests:        1

Holes in one:      6

4 holes-in-one:   No One

5 holes-in-one:   No One

Money hole #1, alternate #17:      No One

Low gross:          42   Dorie Pipers

Yeah, Dorie!

OK  Let’s Putt

Submitted by Gay Uhl

MVLP President