The weather was perfect for golfing and we had a great turnout for the Eighth Annual Bird Homestead Fall Classic. The tournament started off with biscuits and gravy, then 10 teams teed off at 10 a.m. for an 18-hole scramble. The first-place team of Jeff Gilman, Roy Bird, Steve Tachick and Spencer Tachick came in with a very nice 10 under par.
Second place, not too far behind with an 8 under, was Team Mo (Ardie Crawford, Kevin O'Fallon, Vince Redford and Tim Moeglein). Third place went to the first-place team from last year of Amanda Bird, Justin Bird, Greg Harrington and Jeff Adamec, coming in 6 under.
Kevin O'Fallon landed closest to the pin on No. 6 for the men, George Stein landed closest to the pin on No. 8 for the men, and Pat Bird took that hole for the ladies. The long-drive champs for the day were Amanda Bird for the ladies and Spencer Tachick for the men.
The pig roast was a huge success and it has been decided that this will be the annual event for this tournament. Thank you to Mike and Sherry Perish for the awesome job they did with the roast and all the additional help and support they offered during the tournament. We would also like to thank all the hole sponsors and local businesses that donated items for door prizes and place prizes. All of your contributions helped make this tournament a great success.
The ladies teed of at 6:30 on Monday night with a very nice evening. We saw a couple new faces which was great. Sandra Moeglein was the long-drive champ and Sissy Bird landed closest to on No. 6. The pot for longest putt and closest to on No. 8 will carry to next week.
Next week's starting time has been moved to 6 p.m. due to the loss of daylight. Congratulations to Amanda Bird and Sandra Moeglein, the first-place team for the night.
The weather never stops the guys. On a rainy Tuesday night at 6 p.m. we had 13 guys teeing off for a nine-hole scramble. Greg Harrington had a pure birdie on No. 9 and the long drive went to Lee Steadman. Brian Wodarek was the lucky one on closest to for Nos. 6 and 8. Scott Sundberg, Brian Wodarek and Roy Bird came in first, shooting 4 under. The guys will tee of again at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
We would like to encourage all of the golfers from Bird Homestead Golf Course to enter a team in the Fourth Annual Bird and Birch Tournament scheduled for Sept. 11. This is a great way to show your support for your local course. The tournament will be played at both courses; starting with nine holes at Birch Ridge in the morning, lunch and then off to Bird Homestead for nine holes and dinner.
Entry forms are available at both courses and be sure to call each course if you will need powercarts. Deadline to sign up is Sept. 9 at 6 p.m.
The annual GlowBall has been scheduled for Sept. 17 and is filling up fast. Entry forms are available at the clubhouse. Be sure to get your entry in soon or you may miss out on a great night of fun at Bird Homestead Golf Course.