Beyond the Green with the Ranchette Putters of SaddleBrooke Ranch - Robson Resort Communities - Luxury 55+ Active Adult Communities
SaddleBrooke Ranch Ranchette Putters present a check to The First Tee

Beyond the Green with the Ranchette Putters of SaddleBrooke Ranch

The Ranchette Putters of SaddleBrooke Ranch is a social group. But this 55+ group is not just about putting greens and golf; it’s a gathering of friends and a celebration of camaraderie while they work on improving their golf game. Recently, the group hosted a special guest, Judy McDermott, the executive director of The First Tee of Tucson. She brought her story and a profound cause to the table.

Judy McDermott and The First Tee of Tucson: A Special Partnership

At a recent general meeting of Ranchette Putters, Judy McDermott was a special guest. Judy’s shared how she became involved with The First Tee. She partnered with the City of Tucson and the PGA Tour to develop The First Tee of Tucson in 2006. She was named the executive director in 2019.

Furthermore, The First Tee, established in 1997, instills essential life skills in children through the game of golf. Its curriculum, supported by prominent golf associations like LPGA, Masters Tournament, PGA, and USGA, focuses on nine core values: Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy, and Judgment.

A Generous Gesture: Ranchette Putters’ Contribution

During the gathering, members of the Ranchette Putters presented Judy with a check of $1,000 to The First Tee of Tucson. Also, several members donated new and used equipment. Judy expressed her heartfelt gratitude for the generous contributions, emphasizing the significance of the program in shaping young lives.

Weekly Gatherings and Community Spirit

Beyond its philanthropic endeavors, Ranchette Putters meets every Wednesday morning at the putting green near the Pro Shop. Members engage in putting practice, fun activities, and, most importantly, bonding with fellow putters.

Awards, Prizes, and New Friends: The Ranchette Putters Experience

The first Wednesday of each month marks a special occasion for Ranchette Putters. After putting, they gather together in the La Mesa room in La Hacienda Club House. Members exchange stories, give out awards, and welcome new faces. Founded by Gerri Koen in January 2011, Ranchette Putters has grown into a close-knit community that celebrates both skill and camaraderie.

In conclusion, Ranchette Putters exemplifies the spirit of community, generosity, and lifelong learning. Through initiatives like supporting The First Tee of Tucson and fostering friendships on the green, this group continues to make a positive impact, one putt at a time.

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