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Weather improves at Bird Homestead Golf Course

Posted: May 24, 2012 - 5:33pm

My how time flies. Another week has gone by and lots of exciting things are happening on the golf course. It is amazing how fast our Alaska weather changes and the grass jumps up and the trees leaf out.

The crew has top-dressed the greens and you can see the new grass already. The Bird Homestead Golf Course Association held its spring meeting and made plans for several tournaments — the first of which will be the String Tournament on June 16. Registration forms are available at the clubhouse. You do not have to be an association member to have fun playing this tournament.  

The Tuesday men’s night had a large turnout, as usual. The first-place team was Greg Harrington, Roy Bird, Scott Sundberg and Mark Orth with a very nice 3-under. Right behind them with a 2-under were the Team of Jeff Gilman, Royce Yeasr, Richard Harman and Marty Radvansky.

It was nice to see Paul Zimmerman back and he walked away with the long drive. Roy Bird had a lucky week and took home not only closest to on Nos. 6 and 8 but also got the pure birdie on the sixth.  

The Wednesday just fun golfers were a little short this week but we did have a few show up and Pat Bird took home the team event, with Pat also taking home the long putt. There was a carry-over on the closest-to-the-pin contests. This group is open to anyone who just wants to go out with a group and play some golf . Most of the time they play their own game. They tee off at 10 a.m.

The first ladies night started with five women teeing off on a beautiful sunny evening doing a blind draw and enjoying a great night of golf. The winning team with a 2-over par was Melissa Gentry, Connie Orth and Sissy Bird. Kate Graber got a nice long drive, Sissy Bird beat Kate out of long putt with a 105-inch putt.

It was a beautiful sunny evening and all of the women had a great time. Ladies night tees off at 6:30 p.m. Please call ahead if you are pushing it to get there by then and we will get you in on the blind draw.

Come on out enjoy the beautiful drive out Funny River Road and enjoy a relaxing game of golf. We are happy to see so many young people on the course. Although Mark Twain said that a round of golf was a waste of a good walk I think he was wrong. What a great way to go for a walk. Play a round of golf. Hope to see you on the course.

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