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Golfing for quilts

A roundup of action this week at Bird Homestead

Posted: June 24, 2011 - 8:00am

Bird Homestead Golf Course had an excellent week packed full of activities. We started off Saturday morning with the Eighth Annual Funny River Quilters Benefit Golf Tournament. The tournament had a good turnout and let me tell you, those ladies can feed you like no one else can.

They had so many baked goods and the best egg salad sandwiches I have ever eaten and then the barbecue after the tournament was more awesome food. The weather was perfect for the 18-hole scramble. The sun was bright all day and everyone had a great time.

Sissy Bird won the split the pot, landing closest to the pin on No. 6 for the women, while Gary Ackerson took the honor for the men. Closest to on No. 8 was Darvin Cousins. The long-drive champs were Jeff Adamec for the men and Sissy Bird on the front nine and Jean Norris on the back nine. We had a closest to the line on No. 3. Don McGee for the men and Bonnie Garwood for the ladies were the lucky winners.

Roy Bird, Tim Bowser and Packy Dick with a blind won first place after a chip-off with Greg Harrington, Jean Norris, Bonnie Garwood and Marty Radvansky. Both teams came in 2 under for 18 holes. The tournament ended with a silent auction netting the Funny River Quilters approximately $2,000 for materials and supplies. These ladies do some beautiful quilt work and donate them to great causes all around the peninsula.

Ladies night on Monday had another good turnout, but there is always room for more. The ladies played a nine-hole scramble with Pat Bird, Sissy Bird, Amanda Bird and Melissa Gentry taking first. Sissy Bird won the long drive and the money is carrying until next week for closest to on Nos. 6 and 8 and for the longest putt. Ladies, we tee off at 6:30 on Monday nights and would love to see some new faces. Come and enjoy a couple hours of fun without the men and kids.

It was a beautiful Tuesday night and 22 men showed up for a nine-hole scramble. The men teed off at 6:30 and finished around 9 with Trevor Hordemann, Roy Bird and Duane Tachick taking first with 4 under par.

Trevor Baldwin, Max Carpenter Sr., Max Carpenter Jr. and Mike Gardner beat out Justin Bird, Steve Ellis, Dave Kimura and Larry Taylor in a chip-off for second place. Both teams came in with par scores. Mike Gardner took long drive and Scott Sundberg had a pure birdie on No. 7. The money will carry to next week for closest to on Nos. 6 and 8.

Wednesday morning Seniors Plus has changed its name to the Wednesday Morning Duffers. This is not just for seniors.

This group tees off at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning and is open to anyone 18 or older that just wants to come and have a little fun. We had six people Wednesday so each played their own game and Amanda Bird and John Brewer took the team first place, followed by Pat Bird and Dotti Hackett. Elaine Taylor took the pot for closest to on No. 6 and Pat Bird took the pot on No. 8.

Bird Homestead Golf Course has its next tournament scheduled for July 9 with the Peninsula Moose Lodge 16th Annual Scholarship Golf Classic teeing off at 9 a.m. Entry forms are available at the clubhouse and at the Moose Lodge in Kenai. Please be sure to call the clubhouse and reserve your cart because they are limited.

Bird Homestead Golf Course is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and has all kinds of daily specials. Be sure to visit us at Mile 11.8 Funny River Road or call 260-4653 for a tee time.

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