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Local Briefly: Golf results


PLAY OF THE DAY WAS ‘PARTNERS BETTER BALL’ for the Antelope Hills Ladies Golf Association Nov. 10 on the North Course in Prescott. First Flight winners were Judy Meinholtz and Suzanne Springer, who scored a 69. Second Flight winners were Suzanne Robb and Pat Fleckenstein with a 66. Third Flight winners were Claudia Miner and Marlene Konecky with a 69. Fourth Flight winners were Dee Toci and Linda Ostman. Closest to the pin winners were Barb Hoffnagle (hole No. 6) and Gayle Rendleman (No. 14). Low gross of the week went to Greta Burbridge with a 93, while low net of the week was a three-way tie among Dee Toci, Kathy Wherley and Suzanne Robb, each of whom fired a 72.

THE ANTELOPE HILLS MEN’S GOLF CLUB played its Nov. 7 tournament on the South Course at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott, with the format being ‘2-Man Scramble.’ In the first flight, the team of Ken Brack and Ken Gambill shot a gross of 68, with Dan Medina and Bill Rathbun shooting a net of 61. In the second flight, Ted Arey and Ray Tanner fired a low gross of 70, and a low net of 59 went to Steve Sauer and Tedd Peck. In the third flight, 72 was good for low gross by Chuck Entwistle and Hank Becker. Taking low net with a 62 was Mike Sherman and Larry Thompson.

On Nov. 9, the Club played its tournament on the South Course with the format being ‘2-Man Best Ball.’ In the first flight, the team of Ken Brack and Bobby Watson came in with a 71, followed by Don Beaver and Joe Gouveia’s net of 60. In the second flight, 76 was good for Ken Gambill and Peter Meyer, with a low net of 60 going to Stephen Sauer and Tedd Peck. In the third flight, a low gross of 80 was shot by Mark McGrath and Jim Peoples, while a low net of 63 was shot by Mike Ruggio and Barry Tull. In the fourth flight, Gene Forsythe and Chuck Elsberry grabbed low gross with a 77, and a low net of 60 was fired by George Skirm and Steve Bumgardner. The Antelope Hills Men’s Golf Club is conducting its annual membership drive. For more information, visit or call 928-499-7788.


TALKING ROCK RANCH in Prescott will celebrate Veterans Day by opening its private golf course to veterans from any branch of the military who want to play. On Nov. 11, greens fees will cost $50, with $20 of each fee donated to the Fighter Country Foundation, an organization that supports families at Luke Air Force Base west of Glendale. The event will mark the final day of a donation drive at Talking Rock that benefits the Fighter Country Foundation. Since the beginning of October, Talking Rock residents have collected and donated comfort items for care packages that will be shipped to Luke Air Force Base Airmen deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar and elsewhere around the world. Tee times for Nov. 11 are limited to the first 120 people reserving a spot. For a tee time, call 928-493-2600. For more information, email Talking Rock Director of Golf Steve Talentino at: To learn more about Talking Rock, visit


THE 2016 CRANKSGIVING RIDE is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in Prescott. Cranksgiving started in New York City, and there are now nearly 80 independently organized events across the globe. The event has its roots in bike messenger alley-cat races, but there are no requirements other than “get food” and “do it on a bike.” Locally, Prescott Alternative Transportation (PAT) brought the event to Prescott, and 2016 will be the fifth year running. “This year, we are switching up the start a little bit,” event organizer and PAT volunteer Jim Knaup said, as the race will begin in the parking lot of the Safeway grocery store on White Spar Road. There’s no registration fee, but participants are encouraged to bring $15 to $20 to buy the food they donate. Besides a bicycle, participants need a lock and a backpack, or some other way to carry the food they purchase. To add to the fun factor, costumes and bike decorations are encouraged. Each rider receives a “manifest,” which lists the stops and food items needed to pick up at each one. Riders determine the best route and order for the stops. “Then you ride around to get the stuff and bring it back to the start/finish,” Knaup said. “Your time and the weight of the food gathered is recorded, with prizes awarded for fastest time, ‘heaviest haul’ (no limit to the amount bought), and best costume.”

All food gathered will be donated to the Coalition for Compassion and Justice. All participants will be treated to commemorative spoke cards and an after party with food and refreshments at Ironclad Bicycles, just down the road from Safeway. “Each year we gather hundreds of pounds of food, and it is hard to have more fun on a bike,” Knaup said. For more information, visit the Facebook event page at:, call 928-776-1755, or download the flyer at:


PRO MOUNTAIN BIKER Chloe Woodruff of Prescott is encouraging folks to enter the Stan’s-Pivot Team Sweepstakes during November for a chance to win the Olympic Pivot Mach 4 bike she rode in August at the 2016 Rio Olympics. To enter the drawing, Woodruff is asking for donations to the Arizona High School Cycling League, one in which the local high schools compete. The Pivot Mach 4 is the grand prize. However, a number of prize packs from Stan’s NoTubes, Pivot, Maxxis, Clif Bar, Shimano, Castelli, ESI Grips and Kask are included. All proceeds from the sweepstakes will go to the Arizona High School Cycling League. “This isn’t just any bike,” Woodruff said in a news release. “This is the bike that convinced me that full-suspension is the fastest on many of our World Cup race courses. With Stan’s Valor carbon wheels, it weighs a meager 21.5 pounds. It is one of the loves of my life.” To buy tickets into the sweepstakes, visit:


PRESCOTT VALLEY PARKS & RECREATION will continue its ‘Be a Better Basketball Player’ clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays through mid-December at the Bradshaw Mountain High East Gym on Robert Road. Hoops instructor Roy Jenkins operates the clinic, which focuses on shooting and other basketball fundamentals. Remaining dates include Nov. 8-10 and 15-17; and Dec. 1, 6, 8, 12, 14 and 16. Times on those days will go from 5 to 6:15 p.m. for boys and girls ages 7-12 and from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. for boys and girls ages 13-17. Cost per player is $24 per six-class session. To register, stop by Prescott Valley Parks and Rec, 7501 E. Civic Circle (third-floor office) or call 928-759-3090.


THE NORTHERN ARIZONA SUNS NBA D-LEAGUE basketball franchise has announced that single-game tickets for all 2016-17 home games are on sale for the general public. Fans can buy single-game tickets online at, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit the Prescott Valley Event Center box office. Tickets start at $9. The NAZ Suns tip off the 2016-17 season, their inaugural campaign in Prescott Valley, when they host the Iowa Energy at PV Event Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. The NAZ Suns will open the regular season with 11 of their first 15 games at home. Groups of 10 or more are eligible to receive discounted tickets to any NAZ Suns home game by calling 928-772-SUNS. The team will also host a variety of theme nights at PV Event Center during the 2016-17 campaign, including Faith and Family Night, NASCAR Night and Education Day. Fans can visit throughout the season for the latest information regarding theme nights and promotional giveaways. Fans interested in full- or half-season memberships can secure their seats at or by calling 928-772-SUNS. Season packages start as low as $192 per seat.


THE PRESCOTT PATRIOTS Arizona Football League (AzFL) team is forming now for players 18 and older in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley. All positions are open, but you must have your own equipment. The 2016-17 season will run from January through May. The Patriots, an amateur 11-man Club tackle football team, are owned by Shane Golay of Prescott. For more information, call Golay at 928-460-3734 or visit Games will be played in Prescott and Phoenix. The AzFL was established in 1994 to offer players a chance to stay in the game after high school or college. They can play in the AzFL and all of their game video is put online for coaches to watch. AzFL players stay eligible to play collegiately. Most who play in the AzFL are in it for a chance to put the pads back on and hit someone as a weekend warrior. Their school, jobs and families come first. The teams practice once or twice a week. All of the games are played on Saturdays. For more info, visit or You may also contact Kevin Pakos by mail at Arizona Football League AzFL, 9524 W. Camelback Road C130 #133, Glendale, AZ 85305, or call him at 623-939-4877.

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