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Rain can’t stop a big turnout at Bird Birthday Bash

Posted: August 26, 2011 - 8:00am  |  Updated: August 26, 2011 - 10:44am

Saturday was the Bird Birthday Bash. Even with the rain we had a great turnout. Thank you to all the teams and people who participated. It started off not looking so great with the rain, but the showers stopped long enough for everyone to play their 18 holes and eat before it started again.

Amanda Bird was the big winner for the day as she won both of the closest to the pins on Nos. 6 and 8 and the ladies long drive. Trayton Bird was the long-drive champ for the men. Amanda Bird, Marty Radvansky and Susan Ellis came in first place, shooting 87.

Now keep in mind they played six holes as a scramble, six holes as a shamble and six holes as a waltz. Nice job folks. There was a lot of great food and fun.

Rain or shine, the men always golf. Tuesday night was no exception. Twenty-four men teed off at 6:30 for men's night, playing a nine-hole scramble, and managed not to get too wet.

Mike Gardner was the long-drive champ of the evening and Roy Bird played a pure birdie on No. 5. Greg Harrington had a nice drive to land him closest to the pin on No. 6 and Terry Johnson did the same on No. 8.

This was the first week of the whole season that the men did not have a chip-off at the end of the night. Brian Wodarek, Bruce Skolnik, Justin Bird and Greg Harrington took first place with a 3 under. Second place went to Paul Zimmerman (PZ), Roy Bird, Terry Johnson and Tom Sigurdsen, coming in 2 under. The men have decided, due to daylight, that next Tuesday night they will tee of at 6.

Bird Homestead Golf Course is preparing for its 8th Annual Fall Classic, coming up this Saturday. This is an 18-hole, four-person team scramble. If you don't have a team, we will gladly help you put one together. Pat Bird will start the morning off with biscuits and gravy before play starts.

Golfing will start with a 10 a.m. shotgun start, paying cash prizes for first, second and third place and prizes for long drive for both men and women and closest to for both men and woman. There will be a huge feast afterward.

This year's main course is going to be roast pig and, of course, all the trimmings. Entry forms are still available in the clubhouse and if you will need a power cart please be sure to call and reserve one because they are limited.

The all-exciting Glow Ball has been set for Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. Entry forms are available in the clubhouse and there will not be any carts available for this tournament. This is always a full tournament so be sure to get your paid entries in early.

Also upcoming is the Bird/Birch Tournament scheduled for Sept. 11. Entry forms are available at both clubhouses so come out and support your local course.

Don't let the rain stop you. Bird Homestead Golf Course is located at Mile 11.8 Funny River Road and you won't be disappointed. The greens, tee boxes and fairways are in excellent shape and ready for play.

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