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A recap of the week at Bird Homestead Golf Course

Posted: August 19, 2011 - 8:00am  |  Updated: August 19, 2011 - 9:06am

It was another great Tuesday night for the men at Bird Homestead Golf Course. The weather was beautiful and there was an abundance of men playing a nine-hole, blind-draw scramble at 6:30 on Tuesday night. They had a three-team chip-off for second place with Roy Bird, Steve Ellis, Steve Skolnick and John Crapps beating out the others for second place.

First place was taken by Dave Segura, Mike Gardner, Larry Taylor and Greg Harrington, coming in 4 under par. Greg Harrington had a pure birdie on No. 5 and Steve Blunk was the long-drive champ for the night. Carl Forsyth won the closest to on No. 8 and no one landed on No. 6, so that will carry over for next week. The men will probably have one more week of starting at 6:30, then we will have to move the time up a little to accommodate for the daylight.

The Wednesday Morning Duffers also had nice weather for their play. These folks gather on Wednesday mornings at 10 for a nine-hole, blind-draw scramble and it is open to anyone who just wants to get out and play a round with a great group of people. Spring Larrow, Bruce Batton and Steve Ellis beat out the others, coming in 1 under par, and Susan Ellis took the pot for closest to on No. 8. There is always room for more so come and join for just some good old golfing fun.

This Saturday is the Bird Homestead Birthday Bash. This is open to all and will be an 18-hole blind draw. They will be playing three holes as a scramble, three holes as a schamble and three holes as a waltz, then repeat for the back nine. Tee time is 10 a.m. and there will be a barbecue dinner, cake and ice cream afterward. Come join the celebration of the people who started and made this course possible.

The Eighth Annual Fall Classic is scheduled for Aug. 27 and is filling up fast. Entry forms are available at the clubhouse and at Birch Ridge. If you will need a power cart you will need to call and get one reserved, because they are limited. This is a four-person team scramble format with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. This year they will be having a pig roast with all the trimmings after golf. There is a discount for early entries and those who have a Bird Homestead season pass only pay tournament fees.

As the season starts to wind down, if you haven't been out you are missing some great golfing. The greens are in excellent shape and the fairways and course overall look great. Come see us at Mile 11.8 Funny River Road or give us a call for a tee time.

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