Golfers soak in holiday sunshine

What a beautiful weekend at Bird Homestead Golf Course. We had a great turnout the entire weekend with a lot of family action and large groups getting out enjoying the wonderful sunshine. We hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend.

We are preparing for the Funny River Quilters Annual Tournament on June 18. We have the entry forms in the clubhouse and you will need to reserve a cart because they are limited.

The Bird Homestead Golf Association has put a nice incentive for the association member that can master a hole-in-one this year. They have a $300 cash prize for any member who can hit a hole-in-one this year. If you are not a member this might just be the year to join the association.

Tuesday was men’s night and we had another good turnout with 16 guys showing up to try their luck. It was real nice to see a few new faces and we hope to see you all again. Greg Harrington was the heavy hitter Tuesday taking long drive and a pure birdie on the second hole and Dusty Steinbeck was the big winner taking home the two-week carryover pot for closest to on the eighth hole. The closest to for No. 6 will carry over to next week.

Jim Heilala, Tim Fernholtz, Daryl Palmer and Mike Gardner took first place, shooting 3 under. The guys tee off at 6:30 every Tuesday night and it is open to all men 18 and older.

Our first seniors plus day was rained out so we will see you all next Wednesday morning at 10 to try it again. Ladies night starts this next Monday on June 6. The ladies will also tee off at 6:30 and we are looking forward to a great turnout. Ladies night is a great way to get out without the kids and husband and enjoy some girl talk and golfing fun.

I was able to speak with a lot of people over the weekend that had nothing but great things to say about our course and the grounds crew who work so hard to get things up and running. This course is great for family fun, the beginning golfer and even the avid golfers. The grounds crew was able to fertilize the fairways this week and the rain should put a new look on things in just a few days. The greens are coming along nicely and as much as we don’t like the rain we really needed it.

We hope to see you soon at Mile 11.8 Funny River Road or call for a tee time 260-4653.

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