Merriam-Webster’s definition of “Marshall” is:
A high official in the household of a medieval king, prince or nobleman originally in charge of cavalry but later generally in command of military forces.
Well, our golf course Marshalls aren’t exactly “top officials”, but they are definitely noble!
HOA #1 has six Marshalls (AKA Rangers) and their responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Make golfers feel welcome and informed, and let golfers know what is happening on the course, as well as what is expected of them (e.g. cart, cart paths, speed of play and position on the course). Marshals are essential in maintaining the pace of play on the course and ensuring that the day will be enjoyable for all golfers. In the words of our HOA#1 Head Pro, Jane Chanik:
Our goal is education and communication – to create an environment where all residents participate in the idea of improving the player experience through speed of play and course maintenance (as it relates to repairing bullet holes, filling divots, etc.).
Our outstanding HOA #1 Marshalls
Ken Beal – Came from Brockton, MA. After 45 years, became a widow, but currently has a partner. He has two daughters. Ken loves the weather here and also loves being around our SB golfers.
Phil Cummings – Last lived in Riverside, California. Was married for 51 years to Judy and has three children. He likes that it’s an “active adult community”. Phil is a BIG Washington Huskies football fan.
Therese Holmes – Lives part-time in Alto, NM. Is married to RB and has 11 grandchildren! Thresa enjoys outdoor activities and has a Havanese dog named BiBi.
Jim Opeka – Previously lived outside of Columbus, OH. He has been married to Susan for 53 years and has two sons. Tim and Susan love the amenities here at SB. He enjoys working outdoors, and particularly working to keep our courses clean and tidy.
larry ray – Moved to SB after living near Tucson Omni National. He is currently married to Becky; he has two sons and a daughter. Larry loves the “awesome” golf here and the people.
Harley Schächter – Had previously lived in Naperville, IL and had an affinity for Arizona since being stationed at Williams Air Force Base. He met his wife while he was stationed here. He loves everything about life in SaddleBrooke including golf, the DesertView Theater and especially working for our Jane Chanik.
Kathy Warren – Previously lived in San Diego, where she owned Educators Financial Planning. She loves the idea of living in a “lock and leave” property. Kathy enjoys outdoor activities and meeting new people. His worthy companion is Javier, a Maltese.
Gary Werz – Moved here from Excelsior, MN. After renting in Oro Valley, he and his 55-year-old wife Boni decided to move to SB. They have two sons and two granddaughters. Gary enjoys golf and fishing (when they are back in Minnesota). Gary served in the Army Reserves.
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR NOBLE MARSHALLS. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOUR HARD WORK!