ell, I’m back from a quick trip to Washington. Guess that the spring is just as slow there as it is here. I was sure I would find fresh cherries. Wrong, they were about three weeks away. Story of my life, but our future golfer was very sweet and grandma got her grandkid fix.
I did see some very pretty golf courses from the air, but I bet if I could go up and fly the Kenai Peninsula I would see some nice, green courses here, too. The clubhouse project seemed to be quite slow, but hopefully the paint is going on as I write this. Once again, I cannot express enough gratitude to the volunteers who have done such a great job.
Men’s Night just keeps growing. We had 28 players on Tuesday night with seven teams heading out on a nice, warm, sunny evening. Jeff Gilman got a nice shot on No. 6 to take the money on that hole. Justin Richmond had the winning shot on No. 8. Danny H. walked away with long drive and C.J. Henley got pure birdie honors.
Three teams were minus 4 and had a chip-off. I am told that Mark Orth made an amazing shot and edged out C.J. for first-place team. The first-place team was Jeff Gilman, Rob Robertson, Mark Orth and Royce Yeager. The second-place team was Dave Kimura, C.J. Henley, John Brewer and Marty Radvansky. Roy Bird told me that if Daryl Graber had shown up he might have been on the winning team. Sorry, Daryl, maybe next time.
Ladies Night did not have the same luck as the men. Four brave women went out in a drizzling rain, but the report is they had a great time. Faith Link and Liz Hayes were the first-place team and Sissy Bird ran away with the long drive again. Long putt and both closest-to prizes are still sitting there getting bigger every week. Come on out ladies and see if you can get these big pots.
The Bird Homestead Golf Association String Tournament is attracting quite a bit of attention as they will be giving away two Taylormade Burner Superfast Rescue woods. The food will be potluck and we all know how many good cooks there are in that group. The Quilters Tournament is almost full so if you want to play in this great, fun tournament you need to get your entry in. As usual, the ladies have a lot of great prizes for the golfers plus the silent auction items. You do not have to play the tournament to come bid on the auction items.
Well, it is Thursday evening, and the golfers are keeping me busy enough that I am having a tough time getting the news article written. But it is all good. Keep a smile and enjoy life. We live in the best country in the world and the best state in the union and we play the best game there is. What more could we ask? Have a great week.