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Bird Homestead enjoys Fourth of July weekend

Posted: July 8, 2011 - 8:00am

What a beautiful Fourth of July weekend. The weather brought many golfers to the Bird Homestead Golf Course over the weekend. We even had some overnighters that stayed and took advantage of our dry camping and enjoyed the course for a couple days.

The ladies did not play Monday, but sure wish we would have. The weather was perfect. We are back on track for this Monday at 6:30. Ladies, come and join us for some fun away from the men and kids. We never take the game too serious and always have lots of fun.

The men had another great turnout Tuesday night, teeing off at about 6:45. Due to construction on Funny River, some of the guys were running a few minutes late. Richard Relano was the long-drive champ out of these 25 guys and Roy Bird won pure birdie on No. 5.

Most of the men didn't like the pin placement because it was placed in a very challenging spot on the green. Nice job Rob. The pots for closest to on Nos. 6 and 8 will grow again this next week as no one had any winning drives to the greens.

Duane Tachick, Steve Ellis, Marty Radvansky and Frank Keener took first after a chip-off, beating out Dennis Linnell, Tim Moeglein, Justin Bird and Trevor Baldwin. Both teams shot par for the scramble and Steve Ellis landed one very nicely on the green during the chip-off.

The Wednesday Morning Duffers is really catching on. We had 14 people show up and play a very nice scramble. Steve Ellis took long putt at 17 feet, 3 inches. Pat Bird was the lucky winner on No. 6, landing 10 feet, 5 inches, from the cup. Carl Forsyth landed closest to on No. 8.

Carl Forsyth, Susan Ellis, Phyllis Cousins and Steve Ellis took first, shooting 3 under par. This has become a very popular day to play and everyone is invited to join in on the fun.

Last-minute entries are being taken for the Peninsula Moose Lodge 16th Annual Scholarship Golf Classic on Saturday at 9 a.m. This is a four-person, 18-hole scramble. The Moose Lodge always provides a nice steak barbecue after the tournament and the funds are raised to enable the Moose Lodge to provide scholarships to the youth in our local schools.

If anyone is interested, please contact the Moose Lodge in Kenai or the clubhouse for more information. If you have signed up and need a power cart, be sure to call and reserve one because they are limited.

If you haven't been out to Bird Homestead Golf Course lately, you will find a few new additions to the course. We have somehow acquired a white rooster that is hanging around on fairway No. 5 and I do believe his clock is a little messed up. He seems to crow all throughout the day.

There is a new bunker on No. 6 that some will find challenging, but it is a nice addition to the course.
Larry Hamilton and his crew are the proud owners of a new greens mower and let me say the greens look GREAT!!

The whole course is in spectacular condition and we owe that all to Larry, Richard, Clayton and Sissy. These people are at it all day making sure things are in top-notch condition. Nice job to all of you and thank you for all your hard work.

The clubhouse is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. so be sure to stop out at Mile 11.8 Funny River Road and play a round or try out the water range if you just need to practice.

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