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Weather doesn’t stop Bird Homestead action

Posted: June 10, 2011 - 9:12am

The weather is not stopping the golf action at Bird Homestead Golf Course. We had our opening ladies night Monday at 6:30 p.m. with a good turnout.  The ladies played a nine-hole scramble on fresh-cut fairways and greens.

Dotti Hackett was a big money winner, taking closest to on the sixth and eighth holes. Pat Bird showed her stuff taking long drive and the longest putt went to Susan Ellis. Sandra Moeglein, Spring Larrow and Susan Ellis came in the winning team.

Men’s night went off without a hitch. We had 18 men tee off at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for a nine-hole scramble. I can’t say any of them shot real well but they all said they had a great time. Greg Harrington was the long drive champion on the fourth hole. The pots for closest to on Nos. 6 and 8 and the pure birdie pot are still there for next week.

Bragging rights went to Steve Skolnick, Dave Kimura and Mike Gardner, taking first with 1 under par. Daryl Palmer, Roy Bird and Scott Sundberg took second, shooting 2 over.

The senior’s plus teed off Wednesday morning at 10 with only five golfers. We all played our own game and had a great time. The sun was out the entire round, which made it even better.

Amanda Bird was the big winner, taking first place, longest putt on the ninth hole and closest to on the sixth hole. Steve Ellis took closest to on No. 8, but not without a valiant effort by Amanda Bird, who tried to take it. They both landed on the green but Steve was the closest. We would love to have others join us Wednesday mornings for just some good old-fashioned golf fun.

We are prepping for the eighth annual Funny River Quilters Tournament. Entries have started to roll in and carts are being reserved. The tournament will be June 18 as an 18-hole, blind-draw scramble — best ball. All teams are made up of four players and limited to the first 72 individual entries.

This is an excellent fundraiser that benefits all walks of people on the Kenai Peninsula. The proceeds go to supply material and supplies for the ladies to make quilts that are donated to veterans, moms with new babies, and families in need.

Be sure to get your entry in and if you need a cart please reserve soon by calling the clubhouse. The ladies supply muffins, sandwiches and homemade cookies before and during the tournament. There will be an auction and barbecue following the finish.

Larry Hamilton and his grounds crew have done such a great job getting the course in shape. The greens are coming along very nicely and the fairways have really greened up over the last week. They have done some more tree trimming between the fairways and brush clearing; making it easier to find those lost balls. They have been brightening up some things around the clubhouse the last few days. We would like to say thank you to them all and great job.

Be sure to give us a call and check out our upcoming events and daily specials. You will always have fun at Bird Homestead Golf Course at Mile 11.8 Funny River Road.

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