Annual Invitational a Success for Ladies Executive Golf Club



BeDazzlers have nothing on the Ladies Executive Golf Club volunteers, who bedecked the Summit dining room in sparkles galore April 21 for the festive luncheon that followed the club’s annual invitational at Eagle Crest Golf Club. Titled Denim to Diamonds, the event marks the biggest tournament for the club that welcomes golfers from across the Las Vegas Valley. In addition to Sun City residents, ladies from Silverstone,

Los Prados and Durango Hills paired up for the challenge. “The outside guests always look forward to our raffles that have such great prizes,” said Club President Joann Zornow. “Our invitationals have always had a full field of golfers. This year our Tournament Chairperson, Garnet Wynants, chaired the huge event for the first time and did a great job.” In all, 100 ladies teed off at 7:15 a.m., but before heading to their carts, the golfers walked the gauntlet of mulligan and putt hawkers, raffle ticket sellers and photographers that led to a continental breakfast and traditional mimosas.

“Don’t give anyone an unfair advantage,” chanted Club member Meg O’Mahoney, who, along with Glenda Seles pitched diamond-studded do-overs and putts. Next to them, volunteers Nancy Perusse and Jane Grimes collected $1 entries for the popular hat raffle that featured two chapeaus decorated in crisp $10 bills totaling $100 each. According to event chairwoman Garnet Wynants, the diamond theme was a success. Garnet said she and her group of volunteers worked on the tournament for nine months, creating the stunning table settings that brought the jeweled denim theme to life in brilliant napkin rings, silverware holders and centerpieces.

“We met every Thursday to cut up jeans to make the pockets. Then we didn’t have enough pockets so we started cutting up jeans. Then others had a glue gun and I had all the bling … It was a lot of work,” Garnet said. But an experience she wouldn’t trade for the world.

“I pretty much know everyone in the Club now,” said Garnet. “I had only moved here from California three months prior to being named tournament chair. It made my transition so much easier and the friendships I have made are wonderful!” Jeannette Carrillo/Link

LOST: Pet Tortoise Goes Missing From Resident’s Yard

17-year-old desert tortoise, goes by the name of Big Guy, on Wednesday, April 22, in the vicinity of Back Plains Drive. Home backs up to hole No. 13 on Highland Falls Golf Course. Not sure if he went in the direction of the course, the street or neighboring yards. If found, please call 661-618-1613.

Get Healthy – Signups for May 27 5K Under Way

Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 27, at Desert Vista Community Center. Registration for the 5K and 1-mile walk is under way at all Social Monitor stations through May 20. The walks, along with health seminars, screenings for blood pressure, bone density heel scans, and vision and foot tests are free. Residents also will have the chance to try out new fitness equipment and classes, as well as share their opinions about the Fitness Department with Association staff.


7 a.m. Check-in for 5K and 1-mile walk
7:30 a.m. Event Kick Off
8:30 a.m. Exercise equipment demonstrations
  Sign up for screenings
9 a.m. Health screenings (available through noon)
  Fitness class demonstrations
10:30 a.m. Mini seminars on fitness technologies and exercise plan development
12 noon Event wrap up

  SECURITY PATROL 702-254-2303


Little Winston’s Big Night Out

Winston the dog photoWinston is a small black dog, a terrier mixed breed. “He weighs only about 5 pounds,” said Dottie, a Sun City resident, who was caring for Winston at her home for a week. “Winston is my son’s dog,” said Dottie. “He’s had Winston for six years and he cherishes that little dog.”


It was after midnight when I opened my sliding glass door, just momentarily, to put something out on the patio,” Dottie explained. “And Winston was gone in a flash.”   Dottie ran outside looking for the dog on foot and then got into her car and began searching the neighborhood for him. Dottie said it was hard to even look for such a tiny black dog in the middle of the night. For the first time in the 17 years that she has lived in Sun City, Dottie called Security Patrol for help.

In an emotionally charged letter to Security Patrol, Dottie wrote, “I called you guys and, bless your hearts, you were right there for me. Sylvia, the dispatcher, kept me informed throughout the night, assuring me that Patrol drivers would not stop searching.”


It was nearly six hours later when the dispatcher called Dottie to tell her that the graveyard shift Patrol drivers had Winston in protective custody. During his rowdy night out, the curious little dog had crossed golf courses, twice, while hazarding the distance from Byron Drive to Desert Crystal Drive, where he was apprehended.

About her reunion with Winston, Dottie’s letter continued, “The vision I will keep in my mind is that of the Patrol officer, Linda, who was holding Winston inside her jacket, keeping him warm and safe. Bless her heart for that. There is not enough thanks that I can say. I could not imagine my son coming home to learn that the dog he cherishes was gone forever.”


Referring to Security Patrol, Dottie’s letter wrapped up: “I’m very grateful to you. I’ve lived in Sun City for a long time; your Patrol makes me feel safe. Your graveyard Patrol members, Sylvia, Pat and Linda, went above and beyond for Winston and for me. They made a happy ending to a terrifying situation. Thank you, Dottie.”

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Childrens’ Hours at the Pools   

New, colorful furniture beckons to residents, their guests and grandkids. As you plan your trips to the community swimming pools with your grandchildren in tow, keep these hours in mind:

Desert Vista indoor pool only, daily, 1-4 p.m.; Pinnacle, daily, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Mountain Shadows, daily, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children are not allowed at the Sun Shadows pool.


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