Birch Ridge report: Kids swarm course



’m instructed to use this column as a tool to inform our community of events and happenings relating to golf. Nine times out of 10, I follow that template. There are times, however, when I have to be selfish and take care of me.

This is one of those times.

I’ve been back in Alaska for almost two months now, and I have yet to experience the sole reason for returning each season. Linda Cusack, if you’re out there, I miss your cookies! I will mow your lawn for a month, bring you firewood, walk your dogs or reward you financially, whatever you want. Just one batch would be fantastic!

They’re the best cookies in world, I can’t be convinced otherwise, and if I had any motivation at all I would figure out a way to market them globally, but I don’t. I’m just hungry.

OK, back to golf. Birch Ridge Golf Course is knee-deep in lovable little duffers for the next two weeks with the Hook a Kid on Golf program and our own Birch Ridge Junior Golf Camp in full swing. For parents interested in seeing what their kids are up to when they’re at the golf course visit our Facebook page. I have already uploaded a variety of pictures and videos, and will continue to do so throughout the duration of the camps.

Senior League

Twenty of finest athletes you’ll ever meet were out at Birch Ridge this past Monday for Senior League play, threatening every course record ever set. Tom “Woodshed” Boedeker and Mick “Superman” Reeve posted dueling net 29s to share first-place honors.

Ray “Captain Cohoe” casted his ball within 20 feet of the cup at the sixth for closest to. At the eighth, “The Last DJ” John Davis two-stepped his way around his competition, leaving his ball within 6 feet of the cup. Frank “The Tank” Harper rolled in a bomb of a putt on nine from over 30 feet away to win long putt. The seniors will be playing the back nine next week, so you better bring your big-boy boots. 

Tuesday Morning Ladies League

The Tuesday Morning Ladies always provide plenty of riveting action with their delightful personalities to fill this column space, but this week, one of our ladies did something truly incredible. Denise “Rock Your Socks Off” Cox chipped in for an eagle (two) on the ninth hole further cementing her place as the most dominant Birch Ridge lady golfer of this generation. The two helped Denise take low-net honors with a sparkling unknown score. Tanya “If You’re Not First Your Last” Boedeker fired the lowest unknown gross score of the week. Rita “Shop Cop” Geller hit a beautiful shot at the sixth, within 15 feet of the pin, to capture closest to.

Tuesday Couples Night

No one really knows what happened Tuesday Night for this week’s rendition of thrilling one-on-one couples action. For years we’ve said, “What happens on Couples Night, stays on Couples Night,” and this year the group is making sure that’s the case. The only assumption safe to surmise is that all of the lovely lovebirds had a great time!

Golf Joke of the Week aka Space Filler

A school teacher was taking her first golfing lesson. “Is the word spelled p-u-t or p-u-t-t?” she asked the instructor. “P-u-t-t is correct,” he replied. “Put means to place a thing where you want it. Putt means merely a vain attempt to do the same thing”.


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