Bird Homestead report: Greens, game keep growing

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nother week of golf has quickly passed us by. The greens are coming in great. It’s amazing how fast things grow in Alaska once they get a start.


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Our children do the same. I saw two little girls climb out of a car with two little pink bags of golf clubs and they are off to play a round of golf with mom and dad. What a great sight as you know that by the time they are in their senior years they will still be able to enjoy this great game. We welcome a new employee at Bird. He is helping Sissy and Larry with the grounds and will also give lessons if anyone is interested.  

Well, we had another great men’s night with 23 guys out there beating that little ball around on the grass (we hope). Frank Keener hit a nice shot just 19 inches from the pin on the sixth. What, no pure birdie? Duane Tachick was the winner on No. 8 at 114 inches.

Trevor Baldwin walked away with long drive on the fifth. Pure birdie went to Roy Bird. We didn’t need any chip-off this week as the team of Trevor Baldwin, Chris Hafer, Roy Bird and Larry Taylor came in with a nice 4-under par. Close on their heels with 3-under were Mike Gardner, Frank Keener and Mark Hordeman. 

The guys will be teeing off again Tuesday night at 6:30. Not only do they do a blind draw but they draw for the long drive hole each week. Keeps life interesting.  

Wednesday morning was pretty chilly and four brave souls showed up and played their own game, a good time for everyone. Come on out and join us on Wednesday mornings community golf. Everyone is welcome.

Ladies night, I felt like I was playing in the cold weather classic but we braved it and had a good time. Pat Bird won long drive on No. 9 by inches and Faith Link took long-putt honors on No. 4. We had a putt-off for team as there was a tie and Connie Orth did the job to assure first place with Faith Link and Pat Bird. The ladies seem to be having a hard time with those KPs so those pots are growing. Come join us next week at 6:30 p.m.

We are fast approaching the string tournament on June 16, sponsored by Bird Homestead Golf Association. This is a blind draw tournament and is always lots of fun. The association has upped the ante by adding a couple of TaylorMade clubs to the prizes. 

The Quilters Tournament on June 23 is garnering a lot of interest, so if you are planning on playing you should get your entries in. A new tournament sponsored by Soldotna Trustworthy  Hardware and Fishing to benefit Soldotna Youth Athletics will be on June 30. This tournament is going to have some new events going on.

I am flying away to Washington to see a new great grandson so keep all of our courses busy while I’m gone. See you on the course next week.

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