September 9, 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 and in need of our well wishes?

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

Our monthly luncheon is today.  We have a few more attendees than the past couple of months, so that is great.  (There may even be an extra door prize!!)  The doors open at 10:30, so I will see you there.

The course will be closed for overseeding on Oct 7th, so we will not be putting that day.  Keep in mind that Oct 7thwill be the deadline for your Oct 14thluncheon checks, so try to be proactive and get that check in early. Our 2020 MVLP board election will be at that luncheon.  Also, when we resume putting on Oct 14th, we will be into our fall/winter hours….so we will be starting at 9:30.

Our upcoming event is Putter Partners which will be held in the evening on Thursday, September 26th.   Registration is at 3:30 pm….putting starts at 4:00 pm…dinner at the Mesquite Grill at 6:00 pm.  Deadline for your check has been moved out to Monday, Sept. 16thby 2 pm.  Please remember to indicate your meal choices and the full name of your putter partner on your check. (and you do need a partner!)  Bring $1 for the money hole.  The cost is $18 per person, and a cash bar will be available at 5:00 pm. Dinner choices are Par Three Wrap (which is bacon, ham, turkey, black olives, pepperocini and tomato with sub dressing on a tomato basil wrap served cold) or ½ lb Angus beef burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, and cheddar cheese on a brioche bun.  Both are served with chips and dill pickle.  (A vegetarian wrap will be available upon request if indicated on your check)  Dessert is a carrot cake cupcake.  If you have already turned in your check and forgot to indicate your entree choices, please contact Jeannie Hepner to reserve your meal.  (You can look on the web under Hot News or Special Events for all of this information!)

Reminder for the day:

You may have noticed that there are large numbers on the back of the scoreboards.  They are only there for special events, so for our regular putting they won’t match the hole number on the score card which is attached to the front.

Here are the results for putting on September 2nd:

# of Putters:                42

# of Guests:                 1

Holes in one:              28

4 Holes in one:       no one

5 Holes in one:        no one

Money Hole #4 & #1:       no one

Low Gross:          35         Ro Conti

Great job, ladies!!    OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

September 2, 2019

Good morning, Ladies.  Welcome to another beautiful day of putting in SaddleBrooke.  Today is the 125thanniversary of Labor Day being celebrated as a national holiday.  This special day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.  It is the unofficial end of summer and the end of hot dog season (as noted on the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council website).

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 and in need of our well wishes?

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

Our monthly luncheon is next Monday, September 9. The menu is pulled pork sandwich with BBQ sauce; cole slaw on the side; potato salad; brownie with vanilla ice cream. Your check for $18 should be in the black box no later than 2 pm TODAY.

Our next event is Putter Partners which will be held in the evening on Thursday, September 26th.   Registration is at 3:30 pm….putting starts at 4:00 pm…dinner at the Mesquite Grill at 6:00 pm.  Deadline for your check is Friday, September 13.  Please indicate your meal choices and the full name of your putter partner on your check.  Bring $1 for the money hole.  The cost is $18 per person, and a cash bar will be available at 5:00 pm.  Dinner choices are Par Three Wrap (cold) or ½ lb Angus beef burger.  Both are served with chips and dill pickle.  (A vegetarian wrap will be available upon request if indicated on your check) Dessert is a carrot cake cupcake.

Reminder for the day:

Please try to remember to wear your nametag.  It doesn’t have to be a putter’s nametag….any nametag you have will be just fine.  It also gives the 39er’s a chance to sport their sticker for everyone to admire.

Here are the results for putting on August 26th:

# of Putters:                41

# of Guests:                 1

Holes in one:              27

4 Holes in one:       no one

5 Holes in one:        no one

Money Hole #14 & #10 (alt):      No one

Low Gross:       36          Pam Brown & Raye Cobb

Great job, ladies!!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

August 26, 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 and in need of our well wishes?

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

Our donation of school supplies and a check for $800 was delivered to the San Manual school district last Thursday.  EJ accompanied Susan Bodine for the presentation.  Would Susan like to give us a report?

Don’t forget that we are still collecting box tops for the school.  This is a year-round endeavor, so keep bringing in those box tops as it is free money for the school.  (not sure how long since they are transitioning to an ‘app’ for submission)

Our next monthly luncheon is September 9.  The menu is Pulled pork sandwich with BBQ sauce; cole slaw on the side; potato salad; brownie with vanilla ice cream.  Your check for $18 should be in the black box no later than next Monday, September 2nd.

Our next event is Putter Partners which will be held in the evening on Thursday, September 26th.  Does the committee have any information to share?

Registration is at 3:30 pm….putting starts at 4:00 pm. Dinner at the Mesquite Grill at 6:00 pm. Deadline for you check is Friday, September 13.  Please indicate your meal choices and the full name of your putter partner on your check. Bring $1 for the money hole.  The cost is $18 per person, and a cash bar will be available at 5:00 pm.  Dinner choices are Par Three Wrap (cold) or ½ lb Angus beef burger.  Both are served with chips and dill pickle.  (A vegetarian wrap will be available upon request if indicated on your check)  Dessert is a carrot cake cupcake.

Reminder for the day:

The fact that we now have 18 cut holes sometimes creates a challenge for the course set-up crew.  Please be aware of your surroundings and the line of your (or someone else’s) ball since there can be crossovers…or the need to walk around a hole to get to yours in the center.

Here are the results for putting on August 19th:

# of Putters:                37

# of Guests:                 0

Holes in one:              18

4 Holes in one:       no one

5 Holes in one:        no one

Money Hole #9:      Donna Vargas

Low Gross:         37          Donna Vargas

Great job, ladies!!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

August 19, 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 and in need of our well wishes?

Sad news….Pam Brown’s husband passed away on Saturday.  So keep Pam and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

Our next monthly luncheon is September 9.  The menu is Pulled pork sandwich with BBQ sauce; cole slaw on the side; potato salad; brownie with vanilla ice cream.  Your check for $18 should be in the black box no later than Monday, September 2nd, which is 2 weeks away.

Our next event is Putter Partners which will be held in the evening on Thursday, September 26th.  Does the committee have any information to share?

A little birdie told me that today is Dottie Adams’ birthday.  Jury duty kept her from the luncheon, so Happy Birthday Dottie!.

Reminder for the day:

If you are on the committee for chip starter, course set-up, or course take down…please find a sub to fill in for you if you are unable to be here.  Monday mornings go much smoother with the appropriate number of people for these important jobs.  If you are on an event committee and find that you are unable to participate, please notify the event advisers. Then you will be assigned another job to fulfill your commitment.

Here are the results for putting on August 12th:

# of Putters:                37

# of Guests:                 0

Holes in one:              20

4 Holes in one:       no one

5 Holes in one:        no one

Money Hole #13:       Sandra Valeton

Low Gross:    36          Pat Wells and Raye Cobb

Great job, ladies!!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

August 12, 2019  

Good morning, Ladies. Welcome to another beautiful day of putting in SaddleBrooke. (Pam is still in Europe.)

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 and in need of our well wishes?

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

Our monthly luncheon is today. The doors open at 10:30 The menu is Grilled chicken; green salad with apples, candied walnuts, grapes and blue cheese crumbles with ranch and raspberry vinaigrette dressing; rolls and butter; and cheesecake with Oreo crumbles and chocolate sauce.  

Reminder for the day:

Random fact….Smokey the Bear is 75 yrs old.   Another….This is vinyl record day…so play those vinyls!

Here are the results for putting on August 5th:

# of Putters:              40

# of Guests:                1

Holes in one:          24

4 Holes in one:     no one

5 Holes in one:      no one

Money Hole #7 & alt. #14:     no one

Low Gross:      37        Ginnie Schoepf, Marie Miller, and Pat Wells  

Great job, ladies!!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by EJ Snearley

MVLP Vice-President

August 5, 2019  

Good morning, Ladies. Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke. (Pam is in Europe.)

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 and in need of our well wishes?

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

Our monthly luncheon is next Monday, August 12th.  The menu is Grilled chicken; green salad with apples, candied walnuts, grapes and blue cheese crumbles with ranch and raspberry vinaigrette dressing; rolls and butter; and cheesecake with Oreo crumbles and chocolate sauce.  The cost is $18, and your check must be in the black box by 2 pm TODAY, August 5.  Remember, the black box is now mounted on the wall in the hallway behind the pro shop.

Reminder for the day:

It’s hot…….drink, drink, drink!!!  (or some other suggestion—you pick!

Here are the results for putting on July 29th:

# of Putters:                41

# of Guests:                1

Holes in one:          27

4 Holes in one:       no one

5 Holes in one:        no one

Money Hole #11:      Mary Ann Cram

Low Gross:         36          Ginny Jackson, Mary Ann Cram, Pam Brown

Great job, ladies!!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by EJ Snearley

MVLP Vice-President

July 29, 2019     

Good morning, Ladies.  Welcome to another lovely 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 and in need of our well wishes?

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

We are at the end of our donation window for school supplies for the San Manuel school district, so I want to thank everyone for their generous contributions to this worthy cause.  Our donations will be delivered soon so they have them for the start of their fall term.

Our next luncheon meeting is August 12th. The menu is Grilled chicken; green salad with apples, candied walnuts, grapes and blue cheese crumbles with ranch and raspberry vinaigrette dressing; rolls and butter; and cheesecake with Oreo crumbles and chocolate sauce.  The cost is $18, and your check must be in the black box by 2 pm next Monday, August 5.

And…..if you need to find the black box, it is mounted on the wall in the hallway behind the pro shop.  This gives us more access since aren’t limited by the pro shop hours. Our trophy plaques were also hung in the hallway last Friday morning.  A great big “THANKS” to Gay for all of her efforts to get this accomplished.

Our board for next year is shaping up, but we still need a candidate for treasurer.  Please consider taking on this position, especially if you have any previous experience along those lines.

Reminder for the day:

This is a repeat reminder to put your name and phone number on your putter.  With so many similar putters, it is easy to grab the wrong one.  It is also easy to leave your putter behind.  So to ensure that it gets back to you, your name and phone number is essential.

Here are the results for putting on July 22th:

# of Putters:              45

# of Guests:                 0

Holes in one:            33

4 Holes in one:       no one

5 Holes in one:        no one

Money Hole #12:       Pat Brothers and Martha Hackworth

Low Gross: 38          Joyce Sutay

(and a correction to last week’s announcement for July 8:

2 people got the low gross of 35—Joan Davis and Pam Brown)

Great job, ladies!!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

July 22, 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 and in need of our well wishes?

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

I want to thank everyone for contributing to the school supply fund when we last met.  Our total is now up to $550!!  Great job ladies!  We have a few more days left in July to donate, so you still have a chance to add to our total for the San Manuel school district.   The teachers are so grateful for our support.

Our next luncheon meeting is August 12th. The menu is Grilled chicken; green salad with apples, candied walnuts, grapes and blue cheese crumbles with ranch and raspberry vinaigrette dressing; rolls and butter; and cheesecake with Oreo crumbles and chocolate sauce.  The cost is $18, and your check must be in the black box by 2 pm on Monday, August 5.

Have any of you decided to join the board next year? We can always use some new faces with fresh ideas.  I think we still have 2 spots to fill….Vice President and Treasurer.  These are very important positions and vital to the operation of MVLP.  We need you, so please consider stepping up!!!  The current board members can fill you in on all of the details of the job, so please let us know if you are interested.

Today and next Monday we need some help with takedown.   Right now we only have one person, and she needs some assistance.  Do we have any volunteers to stay afterward and help out?

Reminder for the day:

Please remember your chip number for your starting hole, and don’t move to another hole unless you only have 2 on your hole. There must be at least 3 putters per hole….4 is ideal…..and 5 is okay unless one of you can join a hole with only 3. The more evenly we are spread out, the better the flow of the game.

Here are the results for putting on July 8th:

# of Putters:              36

# of Guests:                 0

Holes in one:            32

4 Holes in one:       no one

5 Holes in one:        no one

Money Hole #6:       Sandy Strack

Low Gross:       35          Joan Davis

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

July 15, 2019 – no putting today due to course being aerated

July 8, 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 and in need of our well wishes?

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

We are really behind on our school supply donations this year. We still have the rest of July to add to the total.  Last year we donated $800, but we are only about half-way there at this point.  The box will be here every Monday morning….and you can find it at the luncheon today, also.  Let’s make a push to get that total up!

In case you forgot, today’s luncheon menu is Caprese frittata (tomato, basil, fresh mozzarella) with pesto sauce (bottom of plate), home fries, side salad with ranch and herb vinaigrette dressing, and strawberry shortcake for dessert.  The doors open at 10:30.

We are still looking for a few volunteers to fill out the board for next year.  If you decide you want to take one of the open positions, you will have a lot of support from the previous person and the rest of the board.  We won’t just throw you into the deep end!  Some of you may have already been approached about joining the board, so I urge you to seriously consider taking on some new responsibilities for next year.  (The open positions are Vice-President, Treasurer, and Member at Large for scorecards.)

There will be no putting next Monday (July 15) as the course is closed for aerification.  Putting will resume the following Monday on July 22nd.

Reminder for the day:

Please make it a habit to check the Putter’s website. (MVLPutters.com)   Everything you ever wanted to know about the Putters is on the website!!  The luncheon menus, committee assignments, pictures of events and luncheons, trophy winners, etc. are all there.  When you have questions, you can usually find your answer by visiting the website.  Pat Storey does a great job of keeping everything updated, so we greatly appreciate her efforts.

Here are the results for putting on July 1st:

# of Putters:              35

# of Guests                 1

Holes in one:            21

4 Holes in one:       no one

5 Holes in one:        no one

Money Hole #13 & alt #2:       no one

Low Gross – 37          Dottie Adams

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

July 1, 2019       

Good morning, Ladies.  Welcome to another glorious 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 and in need of our well wishes?

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

We are still collecting your dollars and box tops to support the San Manuel school district.  The canisters are available here every Monday morning.

Our monthly luncheon is next Monday, July 8th.  Your check for $18 needs to be in the black box no later than 2 pm TODAY.  The menu is Caprese frittata (tomato, basil, fresh mozzarella) with pesto sauce (bottom of plate), home fries, side salad with ranch and herb vinaigrette dressing, and strawberry shortcake for dessert.

I hope some of you are considering joining the board next year.  It’s nice to have new people with fresh ideas and suggestions, and it’s a great opportunity for you to become more involved with this wonderful organization.  So let someone on the board know that you may be interested in filling one of the open positions.

A few of you attended the course set-up session last week. I think Cathy said there were 6 participants—which was perfect.  She will do another one shortly, so stay tuned and we will let you know the date.

Reminder for the day:

I don’t think it has been an issue, but it’s always good to remind everyone that no matter how hot it is, we cannot wear tank tops, short-shorts, or exercise clothing on the green.  As this is a country club, we are expected to adhere to their dress code.

Here are the results for putting on June 24th

# of Putters:              38

# of Guests:                 0

Holes in one:            20

4 Holes in one:       no one

5 Holes in one:        no one

Money Hole #4 & alt #15:       no one

Low Gross:        35          Ginny Jackson

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

June 24, 2019

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

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

We still have the card here for Deb Elofson who fell and broke her elbow a couple of weeks ago.  Please sign it if you didn’t get the chance last week.

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

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

We are still collecting your dollars and box tops to support the San Manuel school district.  The canisters are available here every Monday morning.

Our next luncheon is coming up in 2 weeks on July 8th.  Your check for $18 needs to be in the black box no later than 2 pm next Monday, July 1st.  The menu is Caprese frittata (tomato, basil, fresh mozzarella) with pesto sauce (bottom of plate), home fries, side salad with ranch and herb vinaigrette dressing, and strawberry shortcake for dessert.

It’s time to start thinking about our organization for the coming year.  We have a few board positions opening up, and we also need someone to join the nominating committee.  So please consider stepping up and volunteering to fill one of these spots. You will learn a lot and have the opportunity to ‘make a difference’ and bring your ideas and suggestions to the group.

A few dates are still available for course set-up in August and September, so we need a few more‘putter angels’ to fill those spots. You don’t need to commit for the full month, so see Jan Arruda if you can help out.

Reminder for the day:

We have NO CONTROL for the locations of the cut holes. As you saw last week, sometimes that can make course set-up a challenge.  So please appreciate that the set up committee does their best with what they have to work with.  A few cross-overs and oddly placed starting markers just make it more of an adventure!! So have fun out there……

Here are the results for putting on June 17th:

Putters:              41

Guests:                 1

Holes in one:       52

4 Holes in one:       Pam Smith

5 Holes in one:        Joyce Sutay

Money Hole #4:       Lisa Jensema

Low Gross:     32          Joyce Sutay

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

June 17,  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.

Deb Elofson fell on June 5th and broke her elbow. She had surgery last Wednesday.  They put in a plate and 8 screws.  She said they were taking the sutures out in 7-10 days.  At that point she can begin to move her arm….and start physical therapy as soon as things are healed enough.  Luckily, it was her left elbow—and she is right-handed.  So she will be out for several weeks.  There is a card on the table for everyone to sign.

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

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

We are still collecting your dollars and box tops to support the San Manuel school district.  The canisters are available here every Monday morning.

The Goofy Golf event last Monday was a lot of fun.  Thanks to the committee for a job well done!  

Just for fun, here are the “Goofy” results for putting on Monday,June 10

# of Goofy Golf Putters….28

No guests (surprise)

16 holes in one…..the most were on #18 with spoon in hand

No one got 4 or 5 holes in one

The money hole was #8…Deb Adinolfi (no money though)

Low gross…..47   Linda Edwards

High gross….62   Joan Devlin

Reminder for the day:

It’s hot!!!   Please be sure to wear sunscreen and a hat…and bring your water.  And if you feel that you personally can’t deal with the heat, please feel free to stay home in your air conditioning.  We want you to be safe.

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

June 10, 2019

Good morning, Ladies.  Welcome to another gorgeous day of putting in SaddleBrooke.  Everyone looks so festive this morning!

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 Goofy Golf event.  If you have never participated in it, I hope you have some fun. It will be a crazy course…..much crazier than usual.   Our monthly luncheon will follow at HOA 1.  The menu is Chicken salad stuffed tomato with cucumbers, onions, shaved carrots and a scallion flower on a bed of greens; ranch and raspberry vinaigrette dressing; rolls and butter; and lemon layer cake.  The doors will open at 10:30.

I know I sound like a broken record, but keep bringing in those dollars and box tops to support the San Manuel school district.  The canisters are available here every Monday morning.

Reminder for the day:

Many of us have putters that look very similar.  So it is a good idea to put your name, address, and phone number on your putter just in case you leave it behind—or someone else picks it up by mistake.  This gives you a chance to get it back in a timely fashion.

Here are the results for putting on Monday, May 27th:

# of Putters:       51

# of guests:        2

Holes in one:       60

4 holes-in-one:    Judy Matchett

5 holes-in-one:    No One

Money hole #5:     Dorothy Anderson and Jan Talbot

Low gross:        34      Judy Matchett

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

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

June 2, 2019 – No putting today due to course being aerated.

May 27, 2019

Good morning, Ladies.  Welcome to a gorgeous day of putting in SaddleBrooke on Memorial Day. I’m glad to see so many of you wearing red, white, & blue.  Today we remember and honor those who gave their lives for our country to protect our freedom.

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?

The Moonlight Madness event went very well on Thursday the 16th.  There was a bit of wind, but no rain…comfortable temps…and the sprinklers did not come on!  Thanks to Annette Moyle and the entire committee for a job well-done!

Our next event is Goofy Golf on June 10th. That is a regular putting day, and you are encouraged to wear something Hawaiian.  Our monthly luncheon will follow at HOA 1.  The menu is Chicken salad stuffed tomato with cucumbers, onions, shaved carrots and a scallion flower on a bed of greens; ranch and raspberry vinaigrette dressing; rolls and butter; and lemon layer cake.  Your checks would normally be due next Monday, June 3rd.  But the course will be closed for aeration, so we will not be putting that day.  So your check for $18 should be in the black box no later than 2 pm this FRIDAY,MAY 31st.

Money and box tops continue to be collected for the San Manuel school district.  The canisters are available here every Monday morning.  Please help support this worthy cause.

Reminder for the day:

If you have a change in your contact information, please be sure to notify Sandy Strack.  She will update the roster so you will continue to get emails and Newsblasts.

Here are the results for putting on Monday, May 13th:

# of Putters:       51

# of guests:        1

Holes in one       51

4 holes-in-one    Jeane Liske

5 holes-in-one    0

Money hole #6     Annette Moyle, Martha Hackworth, Sandy

Bulakowski, Pat Storey, Dorothy Anderson

Low gross-39      Judy Matchett, Ginny Jackson, Pam Brown,

Pat Storey, Mary Ann Cram

Great job, Ladies!  OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

May 20, 2019 – No putting today due to rain.

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