In the absence of our weekly Monday Announcements due to the closures related to the coronavirus – COVID-19,  we will post the News Blasts that pertain to this situation. 

July 9, 2020
 
Good Morning Ladies,
 
There is sad news to report.  We have received information that fellow putter Ruth Brazill has passed away.  Her husband, Ron, is in the hospital. We have not been able to find out any further information at this time. Keep the family in your prayers.
EJ
 
 
July 6, 2020

Good Morning Putters,

Happy Birthday to the following putters:

     Mary Ann Cram  7/2  (belated)

     Annette Moyle   7/3   (belated)

     Linda Edwards   7/6

I’ll try not to be late with other July birthdays.

Remember your board is meeting this Wednesday, and we will update you on any pertinent issues that are resolved.

Hopefully everyone is staying safe by wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100%.  And that’s pretty good.

EJ

 
 
June 29, 2020
 

Good Morning,

I know I’ve been rather silent lately.  Maybe because my life after all has become rather boring. This has been a daily routine of binge watching Neflix and Amazon movies.  We are watching things I never wanted to watch. Some of the movies have been very good. Lesson, never judge a movie by it’s trailers.

Your Putter’s Board will be meeting on July 8th to discuss a variety of topics.  I tell you this only to inform you that we are working behind the virus scene for all of you.  Covid 19 cases have risen in Arizona so just wear a mask, social distance, and be safe.  The Putter’s Board is here for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact any board member if you have concerns.

Can we start the weekend over again?  I wasn’t ready.

Missing all of you,

EJ

 
 
June 16, 2020
 
Good afternoon,
 
We are all watching the fires, and need to stay alert.  The virus numbers are escalating in a number of states.  Let’s continue to wear masks, and keep safe.
 
I have been notified that a longtime putter sister has passed.  I did not know Sherry Grossman, but I’m sure some of you knew her.  The Progress stated that she passed away May 5, 2020.  If you knew her and know where to send a card, I’m sure the family would appreciate this.
 
                   Love the people God gave you, because He will
                   need them back one day.            —Becky Kinder
 
Stay safe,
EJ
 
 
June 11, 2020

Good Afternoon putters,

Ten members of the MVLP Board met yesterday.   Many topics were discussed  The most important topic was when do we start putting? It looks like we wont’ be putting earlier than the 1st week of November, if we are lucky.

The existing board members have been .asked to consider staying in their positions for 2021. Each board member will consider this and let our VP Jean Kraus know their decision. This will require a vote of the membership to suspend our current bylaws.  We will be sending out a separate email asking for your vote to consider this one-time bylaws change.

We are suspending, for now, the collection of school monies since no one knows when the schools will re-open.

All MVLP luncheons and events have been cancelled thru October. Hopefully we can have something for Christmas.  

The board will meet again August 5th and will discuss again how to transition into 2021.

                      There are moments which mark your life. Moments when you

                      realize nothing will ever be the same and time is divided into

                      two parts-before this and after this.

                                                                                 -John Hobbes, Fallen

 

Stay safe and pray for our fire fighters and Tucson residents.

EJ

 

 
June 8, 2020
 
Good Monday Morning,
Well we should be putting. We are not putting.  Here’s what’s going on.  The MVLP board is meeting on Wednesday, June 10th, to discuss a plan for beginning our putting.  The plan must, of course, include the MV protocols.  We will keep you informed with the latest news when available.
 
With so much stress and tension now, we should keep a cool head.
 
Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates:
At first gate ask, “Is it true?”
At the second gate ask, “Is it necessary?”
At the third gate ask, “Is it kind?”
                            “Three Gates” by Beth Day
 
Hopefully see you soon.
EJ
 
 
May 26, 2020
 
Good Afternoon,
 
Well, here we go again communicating via email.  This is becoming a habit I wish to break. The sooner the better.
 
Your putters board will be meeting June 10th to discuss a plan.  We will not meet in the meeting rooms as the facility is still closed.  Hopefully we can create a plan that will work when we are ok’d to putt.
 
Hopefully y’all are checking the Web site for any updates.  Our last putting was March 9th. Can you actually believe it’s been been that long?  Putting did produce some winners:
5 holes in one: Rose Albertson & Pat Storey ($15 each)
4 holes in one: Deb Adinolfi, Dottie Adams, Maria Miller & Pat Wells
Money Hole: EJ Snearly, Pat Wysocki, Lois Byrd & Roe Conti
Monies will go on their HOA2 account.
 
After all the eating I’ve done since the virus took over, I’m happy to report that my flip-flops still fit…Slipped right into ’em!!!!!!!!!
 
Stay safe and busy,
EJ
 
 
May 23, 2020
 
Good Morning, and Happy Memorial Day,
 
We are still hanging in limbo with putting plans.  I’ve been talking to the golf pro at MV.  He has made a few suggestions once the restrictions are lifted.
 
I have heard from a few of you with the hopes of putting again soon.
Received a thank you card to the putters from Dar Pitman: “God bless all of you Putters” and thhank you so much for the cards with get well messages. She states she is doing better, but still has a way to go. Air Hugs!!!!!!!
This card will be put on the Putters bulletin board in the MV pro shop.
 
Hopefully y’all are doing great…I just love this WWll song…sang it yesterday
to a departing golf snow bird with it’s official lyrics. Couldn’t help myself…
 
We’ll meet again
We know where
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again on the MV putting green some sunny day
So keep smiling through like you always do ’till the blue skies
drive this virus far away
So say hello by way of email and a wave at the grocery store
Hopefully it won’t be long ’till were putting again
You’ll be happy to know I’m still singing this song
We’ll meet again on the MV putting green some Arizona sunny day
 
Stay well and safe,
EJ
 
 
 
May 18, 2020
 
Good Morning,
 
A plan is being hatched so we can resume Putters at the earliest time possible.  Any ideas you have are welcomed.  Send ideas to any board member.
 
With all the sadness now Putting sounds like a small problem. Non the less, it is a sign of normalcy. We all just want to get back to our calm lives as we knew them.  We want to resume putting in a safe and responsible way.
 
Hopefully this finds you all well and safe wearing masks when we’re in contact with the general public.
 
“It makes you realize that we all are just small, passing players in a very long running story”.
 
EJ
 
 
May 12, 2020
 
Good morning Ladies,
 
Heads up…Be sure and check out SaddleBrooke Progress newspaper.
There you will find our MVLP Spotlight star!!!!
Congrats to Sandi Strack where she is featured in a great article.
Thanks to Kris Rudin for the interview.
Have a great and safe day.
EJ
 
May 6, 2020
 
Good Morning,
 
Sad News. We received some information from Sandy Strack that we lost 2 former putters this past weekend.  
 
Linda Ryan was a putter from 2005 thru 2008.  She passed away from Covid-19. Her husband is in the hospital also with the virus.
 
JoLynn Summy was a putter from 2008 thru 2014. She was on the Putter board from 2008 thru 2012.  She was very instrumental in the Putter’s Rally for the Cure for many years. We do not know the cause of her death.
 
Both these ladies will be missed.
 
Don’t forget to go to the putters web site for announcements and information. ( MVLPutters.com)
 
Stay safe,
EJ
 
 
April 30, 2020
 
Good Morning Putters,
I received this note from Roberta Wisniewski about a long time putter.  Roberta and Janet joined the putters together 13 years ago.
 
Until last year, Janet Parker almost never missed a Monday. She received the Roadrunner Award many times.  It is with an extremely heavy heart that I need to tell you all, and our respective groups, of the passing of both Jerry and Janet Parker. They passed away 24 hours and 5 minutes of each other.  Janet suffered a massive stroke and Jerry suffered from a brain inflammation. At the time they were residents of Amber Lights Assisted Living.  Per their request and due to the times, there will be no memorial or services.  If you are interested in sending condolences to their only daughter, her name and address is:  Karyn Rivas 6610 N. Harran Dr. Tucson, AZ 85704
 
Thank you Roberta for sending this out to the putters,
EJ
 
 
April 23, 2020
 
Good Morning ladies,
Let’s get started. We don’t want to start pretend putting late.
 
Welcome to another beautiful day in SaddleBrooke.  It’s nice to see all of you that have your pink shirt on.  Are there any guests today? Be sure and put a “G” next to their name.  Is there anyone under par? Please notify any  board member if you know anyone that needs our well wishes.  Phyllis doesn’t have any committee or winners cards to had out. She will have some cards hopefully in the near future.  We’ll postpone the treasurer’s report until later.  Jean Kraus has ordered shirts and jackets, and they will  be ready to hand out soon.
 
Happy Birthday to all April ladies. Well celebrate later this Summer.
 
With sadness there are no Holes-in-One or 39s to report.
 
There are no events to report at this time. These cancelled events due to virus will be rescheduled sooner or later.
 
Grab your ball and putter and if you choose the putting green is open. You can putt alone or with a friend but stay 6 ft. apart.
 
 Once you’ve seen a woman take her bra off without removing her shirt, it makes
sense why they should be in charge of things.
 
EJ
 
 
 
April 22, 2020
 
Good Morning,
It feels like this social distancing has gone on for months. In reality we last putted on March 9th, so we’ve been staying home for 7 weeks.  Let’s pray for a gradual, and safe return to our normal lives.
 
The board has approved the donation in honor of Ginnie Schoepf’s husband Richard to SaddleBrooke’s “Friends of The Library”.
 
Oh, what to do today…clean my clean house….wash the bed linen again…..more picture album organizing in the garage…..back in the “kitchen” restaurant tonight.
 
Let’s talk again tomorrow,
EJ
 
 
April 18. 2020 
 
Good Morning Ladies,
 
She’s back!!!!!
Yesterday I was so glad it was Friday. Old habits die hard. In my working days Friday was a time to relax and plan a nice weekend.  I am still thankful of Fridays even though I’ve been retired for many years.  It still feels like I need the weekend to get ready for work on Monday. 
 
Update on Dar Pitman. Starting PT has been challenging, and painful.  Many of us have told our bodies that we can, and the body has other ideas.  Keep Dar and other putters in your thoughts and prayers.
 
Myrl has received a card from Ginnie Schoepf. Mryl will bring the card, that was made by her late husband, and share it with the putters when we reconvene. She requested the MVLP’s donation for Richard be given to a library for reading or place that cares for animals.  I would like suggestions about these areas. The board will make a decision and then let her know where the donation was given.
 
Pam Smith has started a recipe sharing. Check out her email posting, or call her.
 
If there is anyone under par, please let Mryl know of a need.
If anyone wants to share stories or thoughts just send them to my email address.  In unprecedented times like these a little sharing may help us stay connected.
 
A little humor goes a long way. How many of you talk to the refrigerator. As an example, “ok where is the celery or why was your door left open”?  Here’s a 15 day quarantine diary, two days at a time. That will get us through the next week.
 
Day 1 – I can Do This!! Got enough food and wine to last a month!
Day 2 – Opening my 8th bottle of wine. I fear wine supplies might not last!!
 
See you tomorrow,
Be Safe !
EJ

 

April 2, 2020

Good Morning,
 
Here we are another Monday passed without putting.  This is distressing, and effecting us mentally.  With the news in the US and around the world not improving, we are in the social distancing into Summer.  Please just stay safe when grocery shopping, and visiting friends on limited occasions. 
Continue to observe the avoidance of group gatherings, and keep 6′ apart when you do visit one on one. I have been golfing using individual carts. I tried to think of a way to use carts while putting. Not feasible…..LOL.  I was concerned as to what kind of a President I would make.  I didn’t have to wait long. This has been much more difficult doing it this way.  I had planned to share happy thoughts on Mondays, but they will have to be shared via email.
 
“My ability to remember song lyrics from the 60s-80s far exceeds my
ability to remember why I walked into my kitchen.”
 
Stay safe my friends,
EJ

 

March 26, 2020
 
Good Morning,
 
I do like to talk as you all know.
I’ve been thinking of my medical working days.
Just a few thoughts:
* When wearing a mask, if they are buy over the counter type,
   viruses can sneak in through the sides. If worn do not touch
   the outside of the mask. The outside is where the germs land.
* Think about removing rings, watches, and rings where bacteria
   can land and live.
* If a gown is worn remove it inside out and fold on itself.
* Wear gloves in stores. You can get plastic bags off the roll in food
   stores, and put them on hands (the inside should be ok ?)
* Of course hand washing is important, and so is washing fruit from
   store in the same soapy water.
* Plan your shopping and go directly to those items to reduce time
   spent in the stores.  Shop for at least a two week supply.
* Alcohol is great to use on surfaces (after you’ve had a drink). LOL
* Separate clean and dirty items on your counter. Leaving bags outside
   if appropriate until items are needed.
* Outside if solid jars and containers can be disinfected.
* Microwave and heat destroys most bacteria…freezing does not. Bacteria
   can live if frozen for 2 years.
We are going to get past this, and hopefully it will be sooner than later.  
Stay safe….
EJ
 
 
March 25, 2020
 
Good Morning Putter Friends,
 
Here’s another message from your “work at home President”.
 
Please look at our Web site (MVLPutters.com)..Pat Storey has done a great job putting pictures and news out to the members.
 
When we do start putting again remember to start giving $1 a month to the school supplies.  Susan still wants to give monies to the school in July.
 
Just a reminder, when we hopefully start putting again in April, we will start at 8:30 AM.
 
We heard from the Ranchettes Events Coordinator, Denise Sandoval last week. They have cancelled the event here on April 29th. Their reasoning is solid and following safe gathering guidelines. Hopefully we can reschedule event sometime later sooner than later.
 
Dar Pitman continues to do well at home.
 
Social distancing continues to be the most important defense against the “virus”.   The masks we might have at home will not protect us as much as keeping our distance.  If you wear a mask, do not touch the outside, and then touch your face. Wipe down the grocery cart, and then put a plastic produce bag on each hand as well. I do this, and it’s just a suggestion. 
 
Just a personal note. I am much improved with the new Asthma medications, and hopefully will continue to improve while social distancing.
 
Stay Safe,
Your President
EJ
 
 
 
 
March 22, 2020
 
Good Morning Putter Family,
 
There’s not much going on now with the lock down.
 
Just a reminder that Quail Creek was cancelled, and all checks summitted have been destroyed.
 
The Ranchettes event is in the planning stage.  All committee communications will be done from home.  There is no way of knowing what will happen between now and April.  We’ll keep you informed on any news we are getting.
 
Dar Pitman is doing well and wants to thank everyone again for the cards.
 
Please don’t hesitate to call if you have a need we can supply. It may not be toilet paper or hand sanitizer.
 
Home made sanitizer made with Aloe and alcohol seems to be working. Alcohol is a great sanitizer on surfaces.
 
Apparently Bashas is opening up early for seniors on Wednesdays at 6AM.  Check this out!!!!
 
Stay Safe,
EJ

 

News Blast March 19, 2020

Dear Putter Friends,
 
Due to the cancellation Sputter/Putters was cancelled all checks that have been submitted have been destroyed.  Please make the proper adjustment to your bank account.
 
At this time we are following all the virus precautions as far as event gatherings.  There is plenty of news out there as far as number of people to gather.  Self quarantine if you feel ill, and call your doctor if you are concerned about any symptoms you may have. 
 
Please let someone on the board know if there is a need within our putter community.
 
Elbow Hugs,
EJ

 

 

News Blast March 17, 2020

Hello Putters,
 
Well it looks like I’m one of the “work from home” people.
.
Just to keep you all in the loop.
 
Our next event was Quail Creek.  I say “was”, because the President of Quail Creek has talked to our co-chair Marilyn Shirk and myself.  They have decided to cancel the event due to cancellations, and putters not wanting to ride in a bus.  They wanted to get their $75 deposit back on the bus,  and not lose anymore money.
 
This cancellation was inevitable due to the “virus” restrictions that have been imposed.
We will make an attempt to reschedule later or might just have to wait until next year.
 
We are having discussions with The Ranchettes at this time and hopefully we will be able to attend this event.  I met the President Linda Sentivanac socially in February and she was very excited about putting event on April 29th.  Let’s pray this Virus eases up on our community, but it looks like it will be a long fight.
 
I talked to Dar Pitman and she sounds good.  She assures me that The Senior Village” is taking care of her.  She wishes to thank “The Putters” for the card and all the well wishes.
 
Stay well my putting friends.
“Let’s accept the things we cannot change, and change the things we can.”
 

EJ Snearly

MVLP President

 

News Blast March 15, 2020

Dear Putters,
 
Just a note to keep you all informed on what’s going on with regard to “the virus” and “The Putters”.
 
We will be assessing the on going information as to the HOA1 and HOA2 closings.  As you already know putting and events have been cancelled until further notice/  We are communicating with the pro shop and the administration on the closures.
 
It is effecting all of us, and especially the snow birds who have limited time to participate in putting and events. It takes many people to coordinate these activities, and if the personnel aren’t available the events cannot proceed.
 
We are communicating with Quail Creek about our event on April 13th that could be affected. Hopefully by April things “will not” have worsened, and we can get back to normal activities.
 
Dar Pittman fell and injured her shoulder. A card from all the putters will be sent by the Sunshine Committee. Keep her in your thoughts while she is taking care if herself. She is a member of
The Senior Village and they are helping her with her needs.
While we are not talking face to face, anytime someone needs our help, please feel free to call me or any board member.
 
Please check the Web: MVLPutters.com for March 16th putting results.
 
“Let’s accept the things we cannot change, and change the things we can”

EJ Snearly

MVLP President

 

Monday Announcements

March 9, 2020  

Good morning, and welcome to another wonderful 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 Phyllis have any committee or winners’ cards to give out?

Here are the results for putting on March 2, 2020:

# of Putters:                  73

# of Guests:                   2 (Mary C and BJ Mills)

Holes in one:                 118 (115 Putters; 3 guests

4 Holes in one :            Deb Adinolfi, Pat Wells, Dottie Adams, and                         Maria Miller

5 Holes in one:                    Rose Albertson and Pat Storey

Money Hole (#2):               EJ Snearly

Low Gross:                            Pat Wells (34)

Next Lowest Gross:             Deb Adinolfi (35)

Total of “39” score or less   16 (all putters) Pat Well (34), Deb Adinolfi (35), Maria Miller (36), Ginnie Schoepf, Pat Storey, Dottie Adams, Sandy Strack and Thelma O’Loughlin (37),  Dorie Pipers, Roberta Wisniewski, Kay Tomaszek (38)….Dorothy Anderson, Nancy Jewett, Phyllis Worden, Ruthie Thoren, and EJ Snearly (39)

Let’s draw a name for the birthday gift card at this time. The winner must be present.

Karen Byrd, LeAnn Berg, Jo Ann Evans, Janice Keating, Raye Cobb, Ellen Mandes, and Marilee Jones.

The moment has arrived to announce the February Trophy Winners.

Roadrunner:  Deb Adinolfi  38.7

Lou Ann Garvin:  Deb Adinolfi  29.7

Holes in Wonder:  Pat Wels   8

Next event and luncheon are on the 23rd check for $22 must be in today before 2PM.

Putter Courtesy Statement

Humor thought of the day…. “I dusted once…It came back…I’m not falling for that again”

Grab you putter and ball…good luck today

Submitted by,

EJ Snearly

MVLP President

 

 
 
March 2, 2020     
 
Good morning, and welcome to March…can Spring be too far away? March 2nd is “old stuff day” but lets make it “try something new day “, and National Banana Cream Pie Day.
 
Are there any guests here today? (introduce) 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?
 
We do have a Sunshine Committee, so if anyone needs our thoughts and prayers please tell Linda Edwards, Myrl Dahman or me .
Lets continue to think of Marilee Jones whose mom was put into Hospice Care in New Jersey.
 
Does Phyllis, our treasurer, have any earned committee or money cards to give out?
 
The school supplies committee: Susan Bodine and Dorothy Anderson would like you all (full timers and snowbirds) to start donating school supplies, and any denomination of cash. Cash donations can be put into the yellow box that is on the table. The cash will be used to purchase the supplies that the school children need.  Our participation in this project is so rewarding, and recognizes the MVLP as a giving and thoughtful club. These much needed supplies go to the San Manuel School.
 
The next event and luncheon is when HOA1 Verde Sputters come to putt with us on March 23rd.  When we get a little closer to the event I’ll go over all the details.  The flyer on all the details is on the bulletin board in the Pro Shop and on our Web site (MVLPutters.com) under special events.
 
It is ideal to have 4 putters on each starting hole. If you find you have 3 raise you hands and those holes that have 5 can share the wealth.
Here are the results for putting on February 24, 2020
 
# of Putters:     77
# of Guests:         1 Missy Viohl 
# Holes in one:              67 
4 Holes in one:           No One
5 Holes in one:            No One
Money Hole (#10):      Ginny Jackson and Ann Cristofani
Low Gross –               37    Pam Smith, Kay Tomaszek, and Deb Adinolfi 
Next Lowest Gross –        38     Mary Ann Cram, Phyllis Worden, and Raye Cobb
Scores of 39:  Jean Kraus, Jan Talbot, Kris Rudin, Pam Brown, Pat Wells and guest Missy Viohl 
 
I think one of my favorite feelings is laughing with someone, and realizing halfway through how much you enjoy them and their existence
 
Grab your putter and ball…good luck today
 
Submitted by EJ Snearly
 
MVLP President
 
 
February 24, 2020    
 
Good Morning ladies and welcome to any guests.
 
Today is ” Forget Me Not day”
Happy Birthday to Vickie Strief today.
 
We have one new member that signed up last week…Jill Conklin
There are two returning members…Kris Rudin and Kathy Conrad.
 
Are there any guest here today? Put an “G” next to your name on the score card.
 
Is there anyone “under par” that need our well wishes?
 
Phyllis do you have any committee or winners cards to hand out?
 
The next luncheon will be March 23rd when HOA1 Verde Sputters come to putt with us.  Deadline for signing up is Monday March 9th.
The theme is “Desert Spring Flowers Tournament.   Check-in will be 8:45 am for MVLP and 9:00 am for Verde Sputters.  Lunch location is at our Mountain View Ballroom.  Cost: $22.00 per person…make checks to MVLP and write Putter/Sputter on the memo line.  Place checks in the black box that’s on the wall outside the Pro Shop.  Lunch will be Fried “Birdie” salad with rolls and butter, and carrot cupcakes for dessert.
Pat Wysocki who is Chairperson have anything to add?
There is a flyer on our web site under Special Events……MVLPutters.com
 
We have corrections to the February 10th stats
# of putters….72 
# of holes in one….78+ one guest ..79
Next lowest low gross….Deb Adinolfi with 39
Total # of 39….5 (no Guests)
 
Stats for February 17, 2020
# of putters….74  (not including guests
# of guests….1  (Cathy Scott)
# of Holes-in-one…78 (0 guests)
4 Holes-in-one….1  Marilee Jones
5 Holes-in-one…0
Money hole (#4) ……1  Lorene Butcher
Low Gross…..Kay Tomaszek (36)
Next Lowest Low Gross….Joan Davis (37) and Jan Talbot (37)
Total of “39” score or lower….8
                  Carolyn Johnson, Pat Storey, Marilee Jones, and Judy Hardy all had (#38)
                  Carrie Scalzo, Pat Wysocki, Mary Cummins, and Sandy Bulakowski all had (39)
 
Thank you to our putter sisters for set up and take down of the course today.
Thought for the day:  “always be kinder than necessary”
 
Grab your putter and ball…and good luck today
 
EJ
 
 
February 17, 2020
 
Good morning, and welcome.
 
Today we celebrate Presidents Day here in SaddleBrooke, and around the country.  I need to correct that statement. Did you know that no holiday is observed in Florida, North Carolina, 
and Louisiana?  Presidents Day is observed on the 19th in Texas and Tennessee.  In 1885, Presidents Day was in recognition of George Washington then moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act to create more 3 day weekends for the workers.  There are some closers because of Presidents Day.
 
This is Black History Month as well.  This became a month long celebration in 1976.  Along with this celebration is the recognition of the Tuskegee Airmen, and Tuskegee Weathermen. These pilots who served in WWII between1941 and 1946, and is observed in US,  Canada, UK, Germany, and the Netherlands.
 
 Do we have any visitors today? Please put a “G” for Guest after your name on the scorecard.
 
Is there anyone under par that needs our well wishes? There is a Sunshine Committee that will send encouragements.
 
Phyllis, do you have some committee or  winners cards to give out?
The next putter special events are  March 23 Putter Sputters at MV Clubhouse, and  April 13th Quail Creek at HOA1.
Any reports on these events.
 
Here are the winners for the month of January 2020 :
Roadrunner: Susan Schweitzer  39.3
Lou Ann Garvin Tiger: Martha Hackworth  27.0
Hole in Wonder: Sandy Cavender  9
 
On the table are the plaques that were awarded to the yearly winners.
The yearly winners were:
                                       Roadrunner (low gross): Pat Wells  38.4
                                        Lou Ann Garvin (low Net):Phyllis Meierhenry   35.15
                                        Hole-in-Wonder (most holes):   Pat Wells  57
Congratulations to the winners. They each received a restaurant gift card.
 
Here are the results for putting on February 10th:
# of putters:    68
# of guests:  3
# of Holes in One: 72  (71+1 guest)
4 Holes in One:  Pat Wells and Fira Stout
5 Holes in one:  0
Money Hole #18:  0
Money Hole #11: (2) Pat Wells and Fira Stout
Low Gross: At 37;  (3)  Diane Kirstine, Carolyn Johnson, Pat Wells
Next lowest Low Gross:  Marla Butcher   39
Total of “39” score or less:  (4) (all putters, no guests) Diane Kirstine, Carolyn Johnson, Pat Wells, Marla Butcher 
 
Thought for the day: One of the best feelings in the world is knowing your presence and absence both mean something to someone.
 
Grab your putter and ball…good luck today…lets putt
 
submitted by EJ Snearly

 

February 10, 2020        

Good morning, and welcome to another wonderful 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?

We do have a Sunshine Committee, so if anyone needs our thoughts and prayers please tell me and I’ll pass on this information.

Does Phyllis, our treasurer, have any earned money cards to give out?

I believe the Quail Creek committee has the needed members. This event is April 13th, so mark you calendars.

We also have a Putter/Sputters event that’s scheduled for March 23rd. More information on both events will be announced as we get closer to these dates.

Today is the Founders Day Luncheon. This will be a fun day, and one to honor our founding members, and past Presidents.  It will be great to see all the pink in the dining room today.

The putters would like to thank Raye Cobb for collecting the Coupons for Education.  Raye took over labels and box tops in 2010. We will no longer will be collecting these labels and coupons. Most of the products that qualify need to be scanned which leaves few coupons to send in.  There are opportunities to give to schools by contacting Bashas and Frys grocery stores when checking out.

Here are the results for putting on February 3, 2020:

# of Putters:                  80

# of Guests:                    0

Holes in one:                 83

4 Holes in one:              Dottie Adams

5 Holes in one:              0

Money Hole (#1):          JoAnn Evans and Pam Brown

Low Gross:              37       Raye Cobb

Next Lowest Gross:      39     Pat Wells

Reminder of the day:

Please go to the web site: (mvlputters.com) to read who’s who and what’s going on….

Strong women don’t have attitudes…they have standards and boundaries

Since we are strong women lets help our fellow putters if they are having difficulty on the course.

Ok strong ladies!!

Let’s putt !!!!!

Submitted by EJ Snearly

MVLP President

February 3, 2020                                       

Good morning ladies, and welcome to another wonderful day of putting without snow sin SaddlleBrooke.

Are there any guests here today. Could you come up front and tell us your name, who invited you, and where you are visiting from. Please put a “G” for guest on the scorecard.

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

Does Phyllis, our new treasurer, have any committee cards to give out.

Committee cards are earned by completing your volunteer assignments.

We still need people to join the Quail Creek Committee. The event is scheduled for April 13th.The committee’s first meeting is February 24TH. It would be nice to have some experience with the event. Please give some consideration and let Sandi Strack or any board member if you are interested.

Our Founder’s Day Luncheon is next Monday, February 10TH, where we honor our founder Mary Lou Garvin and all of our past presidents. Please wear your pink putter shirts or something pink, and your name tags to this event.

Your check for $18 must be in the MVLP black box that is attached to the wall outside the MV pro shop no later than 2PM today.

Reminder for the day:

Just a reminder that putters should not stand on any part of the putting green unless you are in the act of putting.

If you find that you have 5 or 6 on your hole, please look around and see if there is a team with only 3 members, and join them to help with pace of play.

Be aware that the temperatures are predicted colder starting on Monday.

Here are the results of putting on January 27TH:

# of putter:      70

# of guests:     15  Elizabeth Vaughn, Phyllis Worden, Jill Conklin, Shirley Kobs, Sally Murphy, Helen Pagano, Diane Lungren, Teri Spencer, Lois Byrd, Donna Ferry, Ruthie Thoren, Janice Keating, Donna Yon, Deb Jones and Marie Nola

# of Holes in One:          75

4 holes in One:             Donna Vargas and Judy Hardy

5 Holes in One:             -O-

Money Hole #11:          Kandi Connor, Pam Brown, and Sandy Cavender (also guest- Donna Ferry

Low Gross: – 36             Pam Brown

Total of 9 putters achieved a 39 or less including 3 guests

Thought for today:

Good friends are rare jewels of life, difficult to find and impossible to replace.

Great job, ladies!

Let’s putt.

Submitted by EJ Snearly

MVLP President

January 27, 2020

Good morning, and welcome to another wonderful 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 Phyllis have any committee cards to give out?

We still need 3 people to join the Quail Creek committee.  Their 1stmeeting is February 24th….and the event is April 13th.  It would be helpful if you have some experience with this committee.  Please give this some consideration and let Sandy Strack or any board member know if you are interested in helping with this event.

We are 2 weeks away from our Founder’s Day luncheon where we honor our founder (Lou Ann Garvin) and all of our past presidents.  Our annual awards are also announced at this luncheon.  Please wear your pink putter shirts or something else pink in honor of the occasion.   The menu is a Bread Bowl with Broccoli-Cheddar Soup, Caesar Salad (dressing on the side which has anchovy in it), potato chips, and Chocolate Sheet Cake with White Buttercream Frosting.  The doors open at 11:30, and the cost is $18.  Your check should be in the MVLP black box no later than 2 pm on next Monday, February 3rd.  There will also be a Lou Ann Garvin signature Cosmopolitan available for $6.50.   I hope to see everyone there for this special celebration.

Reminder for the day:

As you know, we have had a pretty tough course this month. We have no control as to where the holes are cut, and the setup committee does their best with what they have to work with.  Please be mindful of your surroundings, and try to watch out for each other as the balls sometimes have a mind of their own.  A little patience and a lot of humor go a long way to enhance your enjoyment of the morning.  And if you find that you have 5 on your hole, look around to see if there might be a hole with only 3.  One of you can join them to help with the pace of play.

Here are the results for putting on January 20th:

# of Putters:                  66

# of Guests:                 10

Holes in one:               69

4 Holes in one:        Pam Smith

5 Holes in one:         Judy Matchett

Money Hole  #8        Pam Smith

Low Gross:          38   Judy Matchett

Next lowest gross:    39     Pat Schweighardt, Marla Butcher,

Pam Smith

And just in case you were wondering….there were 262 “4’s” on the scorecards last week!!

Great job, ladies!!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

January 20, 2020  

Good morning, and welcome to another beautiful day of putting in SaddleBrooke. Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. So some people will get a day off….and none of us will get mail today.  

And…I am still here!officially your ‘lame duck’ president for the rest of January.  EJ will take over the presidency on Feb. 1st, so next week will be my last one for announcements.  

Are there any guests here today?   Please put a “G” for guest after your name on the scorecard. How many of our ‘new’ members are here today?  

Is there anyone who is under par and in need of our well wishes? (Sheila Dahlgren’s husband passed away on January 11th.  We sent a card after our annual registration last Thursday.   Is there any news about Cathy Scott’s husband?)

Does Deb have any committee cards to give out?

Annual registration went well last Thursday.  We had 7 new members sign up, and there were lots of returning members.  I hope everyone was able to get their preferred committee assignment.  We still have some key positions that need to be filled very soon.  Our immediateneed is for 2 more people to help with the Putter Sputter event.  The 1st meeting is Feb. 3rd (which is only 2 weeks away) and the event is March 23rd.  We also need 5 people to join the Quail Creek committee.  Their 1st meeting is February 24th….and the event is April 13th.  Both of these events are here this year, so there are 6 committee spots for each. So we really need 7 putters to volunteer to fill out these two committees. Sandy Strack brought the committee signup sheets today, so be sure to see her if you are interested in helping with these events.

Our February luncheon is our Founder’s Day celebration where we honor our founder (Lou Ann Garvin) and all of our past presidents.  Our annual awards are also announced at this luncheon.  We ask that all of our attendees wear their pink putter shirts or something else pink in honor of the occasion.   The menu is a Bread Bowl with Broccoli-Cheddar Soup, Caesar Salad (dressing on the side which has anchovy in it), potato chips, and Chocolate Sheet Cake with White Buttercream Frosting.  The doors open at 11:30, and the cost is $18.  Your check should be in the MVLP black box (which is mounted on the wall in the hallway behind the pro shop) no later than 2 pm on Monday, February 3rd. There will also be a Lou Ann Garvin signature Cosmopolitan available for $6.50.   I hope everyone can join us for this special celebration.

Reminder for the day:

Please be a frequent visitor of our website (mvlputters.com).  There you can see pictures of our luncheons and events, menus, putting status, info about upcoming events, and all of the committee assignments.  You can also see your handicap—as well as the member roster.  So check it out!

Here are the results for putting on January 13th:

# of Putters:                 58

# of Guests:              5

Holes in one:            58

4 Holes in one:    No one

5 Holes in one:      Pat Storey

Money Hole #11 (Alternate):   Pat Doane, Carol Ratza, and Susan Schweitzer

Low Gross:        38    Pat Storey

Next lowest gross:   39     Pat Schweighardt,  Pat Doane and Susan Schweitzer

And here are some interesting stats from the past year:

Money Hole through Jan 13

    96 awarded

    65 individual Putters; 23 were multiple winners

Holes in One (for 4 or more):

   45 awarded

   32 individual Putters; 10 were multiple winners

TOTAL WINNINGS:  $1455 !!!

Great job, ladies!!    

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President


January 13, 2020       

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?

Our monthly luncheon is today.  The menu is Burger Dip (like a French Dip) on Ciabatta Bread, Swiss Cheese, Sauteed mushrooms and Carmelized Onions, Side of Au Jus, Diced Fresh Fruit, Potato Chips and Blueberry Cobbler with Whipped Cream.

Annual registration is this Thursday, January 16th  in the MountainView Ballroom.  We will have our registration tables set up outside the Sonoran room. Please bring your check for $72 for your yearly dues….and a 2ndcheck if you wish to order a shirt, jacket, or nametag.  You can enjoy coffee, tea, and conversation in the Sonoran room before we go down the hall to for our meeting.  New members will have their orientation at 8:30, and the rest of us will enter the ballroom at 9:00 for the meeting after we choose our committees for the year. Please be sure to check your calendar before you make your committee selection so you know you will be available to participate.  Feel free to share this information and/or bring anyone along who may be interested in joining our fun group.

Reminder for the day:

Remember that if your ball happens to fly off the green, you are permitted to pick it up and place it 6 inches outside the edge of the green.   (Still in the rough, but better!)

Here are the results for putting on January 6th:

# of Putters:                  55

# of Guests:                  1

Holes in one               55

4 Holes in one:        Sandy Cavender, Pam Brown, Susan Schweitzer

5 Holes in one:         No one

Money Hole #5:  Ginny Jackson, Susan Schweitzer, Pam Brown

Dorie Pipers, Norma McCaleb

Low Gross:          35   Pam Brown

Next lowest gross:   37     Susan Schweitzer

There were only 3 putters with 39 or less….tough course!

Great job, ladies!!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

January 6, 2020

Happy New Year, and 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?

Our monthly luncheon is next Monday, January 13th.  The menu is Burger Dip (like a French Dip) on Ciabatta Bread, Swiss Cheese, Sauteed mushrooms and Carmelized Onions, Side of Au Jus, Diced Fresh Fruit, Potato Chips and Blueberry Cobbler with Whipped Cream.  If you plan to attend, please be sure your check for $18 is in the black box no later than 2 pm TODAY.

Annual registration is Thursday, January 16th in the MountainView Ballroom.  New members should arrive at 8:20 for orientation at 8:30.  The doors open for returning members at 9:00.  Our registration tables will be set up outside the Sonoran Room so you can fill out your form and turn in your check for $72 for yearly dues.  Please bring a 2ndcheck if you wish to order a shirt, jacket, or name badge. We will gather in the Sonoran Room for coffee or tea before we head to the ballroom to choose committee assignments and have our meeting.  Be sure to check your calendar before you make your committee selection so you know you will be available to participate.  Feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested in joining next year.

Reminder for the day:

It’s a New Year, so may you start your year off right with a hole-in-one today!!

Here are the results for putting on December 30th:

# of Putters:                  31

# of Guests:                  1

Holes in one:               26

4 Holes in one:        No one

5 Holes in one:         No one

Money Hole #6:  Nancy Jewett

Low Gross:         39   EJ Snearly and Raye Cobb

No other putters were at or below 39!  I guess it’s hard to putt when you are shivering!!

Great job, ladies!!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

December 30, 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?

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  I had a great time trying to keep up with my 2 ½ year old grandson.  He is a lot of fun at this age.

Our next luncheon is Monday, January 13th.  The menu is Burger Dip (like a French Dip) on Ciabatta Bread, Swiss Cheese, Sauteed mushrooms and Carmelized Onions, Side of Au Jus, Diced Fresh Fruit, Potato Chips and Blueberry Cobbler with Whipped Cream.  Your check for $18 should be in the black box no later than 2 pm on Monday, January 6th.

Our annual registration is the Thursday following the luncheon, so it will be a busy week.  New member orientation is at 8:30, and the doors open for returning members at 9:00. Gather in the Sonoran Room for coffee and conversation before we head to the ballroom for the meeting.  Bring your check for $72 for dues, and a 2ndcheck if you want to order a shirt, jacket, or name badge.  Share this information with anyone who may be interested in joining next year.

Reminder for the day:

Be sure to check the website (MVLPutters.com) for all of the latest news and pictures of our luncheons and events.  Pat Storey does an excellent job of keeping everything up to date for us.  So a big ‘thank you’ to Pat for keeping us all informed.

Here are the results for putting on December 23rd:

# of Putters:                  32

# of Guests:                  2

Holes in one:               37

4 Holes in one:        Patty Stark

5 Holes in one:         No one

Money Hole – #7   Patty Stark, Loretta Edgerton, Kay Tomaszek, Sandy Bulakowski, and EJ Snearly

Low Gross:          35   Darlene Pittman

Next lowest gross:    36    Dorie Pipers and Pat Wells

Total of 7 putters at 39 or below.

Great job, ladies!!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

December 23, 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?

In spite of the cold last Monday, we had a good number of putters in attendance.  Since there was a frost delay, you were notified via a News Blast that we were not putting until 10:15.  This information was also posted to the website, which is the normal operating procedure.  With our later start time, it was a bit warmer than it would have been for our regular putting time….and the sun definitely helped.  So it was nice to see so many of you join us last week.

Our next luncheon is Monday, January 13th.  The menu is Burger Dip (like a French Dip) on Ciabatta Bread, Swiss Cheese, Sauteed mushrooms and Carmelized Onions, Side of Au Jus, Diced Fresh Fruit, Potato Chips and Blueberry Cobbler with Whipped Cream.  Your check for $18 should be in the black box no later than 2 pm on Monday, January 6th.

Our annual registration is the Thursday following the luncheon, so it will be a busy week.  New member orientation is at 8:30, and the doors open for returning members at 9:00. Gather in the Sonoran Room for coffee and conversation before we head to the ballroom for the meeting.  Bring your check for $72 for dues, and a 2ndcheck if you want to order a shirt, jacket, or name badge.  Share this information with anyone who may be interested in joining next year.

Reminder for the day:

We haven’t had too many back-ups on the course lately, but remember that we play ‘ready golf’.  If the hole in front of you is open, please go ahead and let your lead person start there while the rest of your team is finishing the previous hole. This can greatly help with the pace of play.

Here are the results for putting on December 16th:

# of Putters:                 35

# of Guests:                 0

Holes in one:              26

4 Holes in one:       no one

5 Holes in one:        no one

Money Hole – #10 (alternate #17):      No one

Low Gross:          38    Kay Tomaszek, Jean Kraus, Dorie Pipers

Next lowest gross :   39      Dottie Adams & Pat Doane

Great job, ladies!!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by EJ Snearly

MVLP Vice-President

December 16, 2019   

Good morning, Ladies.  Welcome to a lovely chilly 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 hope no one was disappointed that we cancelled putting last week.  It was just too wet and was still threatening rain.  By not putting, we had plenty of time to get ‘holiday ready’ before the luncheon.  The committee of Lisa Jensema, Dar Pitman, Margie Nicholson, Karen Bird, Donna Martin, and Lynda Meyer did a fantastic job in putting this event together.  And Dar’s centerpieces were gorgeous!   Also, the cute little handmade boxes containing our gift numbers were a labor of love by Lisa.  Thanks for a job well done!

Our next luncheon is Monday, January 13th.  The menu is Burger Dip (like a French Dip) on Ciabatta Bread, Swiss Cheese, Sauteed mushrooms and Carmelized Onions, Side of Au Jus, Diced Fresh Fruit, Potato Chips and Blueberry Cobbler with Whipped Cream.  Your check for $18 should be in the black box no later than 2 pm on Monday, January 6th.

Our annual registration is the Thursday following the luncheon, so it will be a busy week.  New member orientation is at 8:30, and the doors open for returning members at 9:00. Gather in the Sonoran Room for coffee and conversation before we head to the ballroom for the meeting.  Bring your check for $72 for dues, and a 2ndcheck if you want to order a shirt, jacket, or name badge.  Share this information with anyone who may be interested in joining next year.

Reminder for the day:

On these cool mornings when we need to dress a little warmer, please remember that this is a country club and we need to abide by their rules.  It’s tempting to just grab a pair of your favorite jeans, but we can not wear denim of any color on the green.  That restriction is part of the Mountain View Country Club’s dress code.

Here are the results for putting on December 2nd:

# of Putters:                 63

# of Guests:                 2

Holes in one:              55

4 Holes in one:       Ginny Jackson

5 Holes in one:        0

Money Hole #8:      Colleen Halverson and Diane Kirstine

Low Gross:          40    Cathy Scott, Dottie Adams, Pam Smith and

Pat Wells

Next lowest gross:   41      Mary Cummins, Kay Tomaszek and

Jan Aruda

(No one under 40 this week!)

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

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

December 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 holiday luncheon is today.  The committee has done a great job in putting this together. The doors will open at 11:30, and there will be a no host bar (with a special drink!).  We will have a 50-25-25 raffle as well as lots of gifts.  So it is going to be spectacular!  You should have plenty of time to run home and change into your holiday attire if you wish.

Again, keep our annual registration meeting on your radar. It will be on Thursday, January 16th.  New members should arrive by 8:20 for orientation at 8:30.  The doors to the ballroom open at 9:00 for returning members.  Meet in the Sonoran Room this year before heading to the ballroom for the meeting at 9:00. Registration tables will be set up outside of the Sonoran Room, and our dues will remain at $72 for the coming year.  You will need to bring 2 checks if you plan to join for the year and order a shirt, jacket, or name badge.  Please pass this information along to anyone you know who may be interested in joining our fun group.

Reminder for the day:

On these cool mornings when we need to dress a little warmer, please remember that this is a country club and we need to abide by their rules.  It’s tempting to just grab a pair of your favorite jeans, but we can not wear denim of any color on the green.  That restriction is part of the Mountain View Country Club’s dress code.

Here are the results for putting on December 2nd:

# of Putters:                 63

# of Guests:                 2

Holes in one:              55

4 Holes in one:       Ginny Jackson

5 Holes in one:        0

Money Hole #8:      Colleen Halverson and Diane Kirstine

Low Gross:          40    Cathy Scott, Dottie Adams, Pam Smith and Pat Wells

Next lowest gross:    41       Mary Cummins, Kay Tomaszek and Jan Arruda

(No one under 40 this week!)

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

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

December 2, 2019     

Good morning, Ladies.  Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.  Remember on these cool mornings it is possible to have a frost delay.  Check the website under “Putting Status” to see if we have a shift in our start time. This info should be there by 8 am. I will also try to get a newsblast out to keep everyone informed.

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 holiday luncheon is next week.  I hope everyone knows where they are sitting.  The doors will open at 11:30, and there will be a no host bar. (is there a special drink?)  Remember, they do not take cash at HOA1…only credit cards or member cards. We will have a 50-25-25 raffle that day, so there will be 2 winners.  There will also be a drawing for gifts.   It will be a fun event, so I hope to see everyone there in their holiday finery.

Be sure mark you calendars for our annual registration meeting on Thursday, January 16th.  New members should arrive by 8:20 for orientation at 8:30.  The doors to the ballroom open at 9:00 for returning members.  We will gather in the Sonoran Room this year before going into the ballroom for the meeting at 9:00.  The registration tables will be set up outside of the Sonoran Room to minimize the noise for the people using the other rooms along the main hall.  Our dues will remain at $72 for the coming year.   Please pass this information along to anyone you know who may be interested in joining our fun group.  And if you can’t remember the details, you can always check the website…mvlputters.com. The Monday announcements are posted there every week.

Reminder for the day:

Please take a few moments when you finish putting to be sure your score card is complete.  Everyone’s scores should be totaled as well as the holes in one. After you verify your score, please initial the card.  The scorekeepers will appreciate your efforts.

Here are the results for putting on November 25th:

# of Putters:                55

# of Guests:                 0

Holes in one:              51

4 Holes in one:       0

5 Holes in one:        0

Money Hole #10:    Ann Cristofani, Dianne Barnard, Patty Stark

Low Gross:    37          Sandy Strack

Next lowest Gross:  38   Wanda Ross, Pat Morris, Dorothy Anderson

(Total of 10 putters with a 39 or less.)

Great job, ladies!!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

November 25, 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 holiday luncheon is only 2 weeks away. The committee has been working very hard to make this a special day.  (seating chart?)  Does Lisa have anything to add?

Our annual registration meeting will be on Thursday, January 16th.  New members should arrive by 8:20 for orientation at 8:30.  The doors to the ballroom open at 9:00 for returning members.  Please check your calendar before choosing your committee to make sure you are available to honor your commitment and receive your gift card.  Our dues will remain at $72 for the coming year.   We have the Sonoran Room this year for our gathering spot before going into the ballroom for the meeting.  Our registration tables will be set up outside of the Sonoran Room to minimize the noise for the people using the other rooms along the main hall.    Please pass this information along to anyone you know who may be interested in joining our group.  Be sure they know that ‘skill’ is not a prerequisite!!

Reminder for the day:

We are still collecting box tops and school donations throughout the year.  The containers are always out here on Monday mornings….so please continue to support this worthy cause.

Here are the results for putting on November 18th:

# of Putters:                63

# of Guests:                 5

Holes in one:              107

4 Holes in one       Patty Stark, Loretta Edgerton, Pat Brothers,

Linda Pryde, Marla Butcher

5 Holes in one:        Mary Ann Cram, Judy Hardy

6 Holes in one:        Carie Scalzo

Money Hole – #9    Jo Ann Evans, Kathy Rambur,

Dorothy Anderson, Jeanne Lloyd

Low Gross – 35          Pat Wells, Carie Scalzo

Next lowest Gross  – 37          Judy Hardy

(With all of those Holes-in-one, only 6 putters had a 39 or less!)

Great job, ladies!!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

November 18, 2019

Good morning, Ladies.  Welcome to another glorious day of putting in SaddleBrooke.  We are enjoying great weather!

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?

Today is the last day to sign up for the holiday luncheon. As you know, all of the putters get the holiday luncheon included as part of their yearly dues.  Guests should have their check for $24 in the black box by 2 pm this afternoon. It’s always a lot of fun, so I hope to see most of you there this year.

It’s not too early to start thinking about what committee you might want to sign up for next year.  You can look on the website (mvlputters.com) to get a general idea of the available committees.  Our annual registration meeting will be on Thursday, January 16thfrom 8 – 11 am.  It would be a good idea to check your calendar ahead of time to make sure you will be in town for the 1stmeeting of the committee you choose.  You need to fully participate in order to get your gift card.  We have the Sonoran Room this year for our gathering spot before going into the ballroom for the meeting.  (That is the room around the corner.)  We will have our registration tables set up outside of the Sonoran Room to minimize the noise for the people using the other rooms along the main hall.  So if you know anyone who is interested in joining our fun group, please pass this information along to them.  FYI—our dues will remain at $72 for the coming year.

Reminder for the day:

If you have changed your contact information (such as a cell number instead of a landline..or a new email address), please inform Sandy Strack so she can update the roster.  We want to keep you informed.

Here are the results for putting on November 11th:

# of Putters:                55

# of Guests:                 1

Holes in one:              82

4 Holes in one:       Patty Stark & Jeanne Liske

5 Holes in one:        Joan Devlin

6 Holes in one:        Pat Wells

Money Hole #6:    Ro Conti, Judy Hardy, Donna Vargas, Wanda

Ross, Joan Devlin, Martha Hackworth

Low Gross:    37         Pat Wells

(No one else was below 40!)

Great job, ladies!!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

November 11, 2019 

Good morning, Ladies.  Welcome to another awesome day of putting in SaddleBrooke.  Today is Veteran’s Day, so it’s a time to honor all of our military veterans and thank them for their service.

Are there any guests here today? (introduce)  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?

The “Putting Down Under” event at Quail Creek went well last Wednesday in spite of a last-minute bus cancellation.  After a lot of hand-wringing and several phone calls we were able to procure a bus from another company…so the trip went off as planned.  I think Jeannie Hepner was the big winner for the day with her money hole winnings! Jan Talbot and Sue Rains were on the team with the best team average.  Diane Kirstine and Norma McCaleb were on the 2ndplace team. Congratulations ladies…and to the committee (Karen Stott and Judy Falewicz) for a job well done!  Pat has posted the photos on the website. (mvlputters.com)  Our pictures come up, but you have to click on the provided link to see the pictures taken by the Quail Creek photographer.

Our monthly luncheon is today.  The menu is bacon-wrapped pork loin with apple and brandy demi-glace, mashed sweet potatoes, sautéed green beans, rolls and butter, and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream.  It is not a buffet, so they should let us have take-home boxes with no problems.

Please be sure to sign up for the holiday luncheon, and indicate your meal choice or let us know if you won’t be attending.  The date of the luncheon is Monday, December 9th.  Again, we are required to have assigned seating, so you will have to choose your table after we have our final count.  We can invite guests, but they will need to get their check for $24 in the black box by the deadline which is NEXT MONDAY, November 18th.

I am going to be a ‘nag’ again and remind you to spend your golf account money by the end of the year or you will lose it.

Reminder for the day:

This is a repeat reminder, but since we have several newer putters I’ll say this again.  It is a great idea to put your name and phone number on your putter in case you accidentally leave it behind.  It makes it much easier to get it reunited with you.

Here are the results for putting on November 4th:

# of Putters:                70

# of Guests:                 3

Holes in one:              61

4 Holes in one:       No one

5 Holes in one :       No one

Money Hole #11:       Karel Titone, Pat Morris, Marla Butcher,

Ginny Jackson, Mary Beth Snyder, and Maria Miller

Low Gross – 34          Pat Wells

(only 8 putters had a score of 39 or less.  Next lowest gross was 36   Carie Scalzo)

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

Submitted by Pam Smith   MVLP President

November 4, 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 give a shout-out to Pat Morris for writing the great newspaper articles about our putting group.  Thanks so much for the wonderful job you are doing.

If you are going to the “Putting Down Under” event at Quail Creek this Wednesday, please wear your pink putter shirts and black bottoms—and park in the lower lot.  We will meet in front of the main clubhouse entrance at 7:30 for a group picture before boarding the bus

Our monthly luncheon is next Monday, November 11th.  The menu is bacon-wrapped pork loin with apple and brandy demi-glace, mashed sweet potatoes, sautéed green beans, rolls and butter, and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream.  Your check for $18 should be in the black box by 2 pm TODAY.

The holiday luncheon will be on Monday, December 9th.  The sign-up sheet is available, so please be sure to sign up and chose your meal or indicate that you won’t be attending.  We can invite guests, and they will need to get their check for $24 in by the deadline which is Monday, November 18th.  They are requiring assigned seating for this luncheon, so when we know how many are attending we will have a second sign-up sheet for the seating.

Again, be sure to spend your golf account money by the end of the year or you will lose it.  There is plenty of time to have a nice lunch with your winnings for the money hole or holes-in-one.  And remember—those of you who are lucky enough to get 5 holes-in-one are awarded $15 instead of $10!

Reminder for the day:

We have no control as to where the holes are cut on the green, so the set-up committee does their best with what they have to work with.  There have been some back-ups lately on some of the holes, so please be aware of your surroundings when walking to and from your ball and stand well off of the green while your group is waiting to putt.  And if someone doesn’t realize that they are blocking your way, please ask nicely for them to move.  We are all here to have fun.

Here are the results for putting on October 28th:

# of Putters:                74

# of Guests:                 2

Holes in one:              69

4 Holes in one:       Diane Kirstine and Pat Wells

5 Holes in one:        No one

Money Hole: #8       Ruth Catalinotto, Carie Scalzo, Raye Cobb,

Annette Moyle and Judy Matchett

Low Gross – 37          Judy Matchett

(only 6 putters had a score of 39 or less.  Next lowest gross was 38   Raye Cobb and Pat Wells)

Great job, ladies!!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

October 28, 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?

The ‘Putting Down Under’ event with Quail Creek is coming up on Wednesday, November 6th.  Those of you who signed up will meet at 7:30 in front of the main clubhouse entrance to take a group picture and board the bus.  Please wear your pink putter shirts and black bottoms….and park in the lower lot. You can view the flyer for this event on our website under ‘Special Events’.

Our next monthly luncheon will be on November 11th.  The menu is bacon-wrapped pork loin with apple and brandy demi-glace, mashed sweet potatoes, sautéed green beans, rolls and butter, and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream.  Your check for $18 should be in the black box by 2 pm on Monday, November 4th.

The holiday luncheon will be on Monday, December 9th.  The sign-up sheet is available, so please be sure to sign up and chose your meal or indicate that you won’t be attending.  We can invite guests, and they will need to get their check for $24 in by the deadline which is Monday, November 18th.  They are requiring assigned seating for this luncheon, so when we know how many are attending we will have a second sign-up sheet for the seating.

I’m reminding you again that if you have money in your golf account for the money hole or holes-in-one….please spend this money by the end of December or you will lose it.  And remember that if you get 5 holes-in-one you get $15 instead of $10.

Reminder for the day:

Please try to get here in a timely manner so the chip starters have a better chance of distributing putters on the course. Remember…you must have at least 3 putters on a hole.  If you find that you only have 2….please split up and join other groups to make 3 or 4 on a hole.

Here are the results for putting on October 21st:

# of Putters:                70

# of Guests:                 2

Holes in one:              68

4 Holes in one:       no one

5 Holes in one:        Pat Storey and Carie Scalzo

Money Hole  #4 (alternate):        Ellen Mandes, Maralyn Shirk,

Jan Aruda, Loretta Edgerton, Linda Pryde, and Mary Cummins

Low Gross:     35          Dorie Pipers

(only 10 putters had a score of 39 or less.  Next lowest gross was 37 – Pat Storey)

Great job, ladies!!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

October 21, 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?

The ‘Putting Down Under’ event with Quail Creek is coming up on Wednesday, November 6th.  We will meet at 7:30 to take a group picture and board the bus.  There will be a lottery if we exceed 54 putters.  Your check for $22 needs to be in the black box by 2 pm this Wednesday, October 23rd.  The menu is Kangaroo Tail (flank steak), Murphy (potatoes), Boomerangs (green beans), coffee, iced tea, and a cash bar.  Dessert is Chocolate Moose.(mousse)  You can view the flyer for this event on our website under ‘Special Events’ to see all of this information.

Our next monthly luncheon will be on November 11th.  The menu is bacon-wrapped pork loin with apple and brandy demi-glace, mashed sweet potatoes, sautéed green beans, rolls and butter, and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream.  Your check for $18 should be in the black box by 2 pm on Monday, November 4th.

The holiday luncheon will be on Monday, December 9th.  The sign-up sheet is available, so please be sure to sign up and chose your meal or indicate that you won’t be attending.  We can invite guests, and they will need to get their check for $24 in by the deadline which is Monday, November 18th.  They are requiring assigned seating for this luncheon, so when we know how many are attending we will have a second sign-up sheet for the seating.

For those of you who have money in your golf account for the money hole or holes-in-one….please spend this money by the end of December or you will lose it.

Reminder for the day:

As you know, sometimes things come up which keep you from attending a luncheon or event that you have already paid for.  Please let Deb know as soon as you can, and she may be able to fill your spot with someone on a waiting list.  If no one takes your place, you will not get a refund….but it is possible to have your lunch boxed up and delivered it to you.

Here are the results for putting on October 14th:

# of Putters:                57

# of Guests:                 5

Holes in one:              53

4 Holes in one:       no one

5 Holes in one:        no one

Money Hole #12:       Sandy Bulakowski

Low Gross:    35          Pat Storey & Pat Wells

(22 putters had a score of 39 or less.  Next lowest gross was 36 –   Ginnie Schoepf, Linda Pryde, Lorna Kitchen, Ginny Jackson.)

Great job, ladies!!  OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President

October 14, 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?

It has come to my attention that I failed to recognize the winners of Putter Partners.  First place was a tie…the exuberant 4-woman team of Deb Adinolfi, Dottie Adams, Lisa Jensema, and Ann Cristofani.  Tied with them were Donna Vargas and Raye Cobb and their partners.  Third place went to Ro Conti and Kathy Rambur and their partners.

The ‘Putting Down Under’ event with Quail Creek is coming up on Wednesday, November 6th.  We will meet at 7:30 to take a group picture and board the bus.  There will be a lottery if we exceed 54 putters.  Your check for $22 needs to be in the black box by 2 pm on Wednesday, October 23rd.  The menu is Kangaroo Tail (flank steak), Murphy (potatoes), Boomerangs (green beans), coffee, iced tea, and a cash bar.  Dessert is Chocolate Moose.(mousse)

Our monthly luncheon is today for those of you who got your checks in on time.  The doors will open at 11:30, and the menu is hamburger on a bun with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, American and Swiss cheese, ketchup, mayo and mustard; cole slaw; potato salad; assorted cookies.  We will be on the patio at the Road Runner Grill, and we will be presenting our 2020 slate of officers.

Reminder for the day:

We have had several new putters as well as guests recently. Please help familiarize them with our rules of putting and the scorecards.  And remember to place your ball within 6 inches of the starting marker as you begin your putt.  Let’s all have fun out there.

Here are the results for putting on September 30th:

# of Putters:                49

# of Guests:                 2

Holes in one:              39

4 Holes in one:       Marty Fisher

5 Holes in one:        no one

Money Hole #3:       Maralyn Shirk & Sandy Gianotti

Low Gross:     36          Ro Conti

Great job, ladies!!

OK, let’s putt!!

Submitted by Pam Smith

MVLP President