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Bird Homestead golf report: Rain hurts golfers, helps fairways

Posted: June 14, 2012 - 5:02pm  |  Updated: June 14, 2012 - 5:03pm

Boy, I can’t believe how fast the week goes by. Seems that I just finished last week’s news. Over the weekend, we enjoyed having some of our Seldovia and Seward golfers come by and play a round and sit and visit for a while. We all seem to be on the same page and would like the weather to warm up but this rain has done great things for the fairways and greens.

Larry, Sissy and Rob put on their rain gear and got the fertilizer spreader out and fed the fairways, with the rain they (not the crew — they looked like drowned rats) should be looking great in a few days.  

We are looking forward to the String Tournament. It is always great fun and everyone seems to like the blind-draw format.

Men’s Night still had 18 guys even though we had a pretty hard rain coming down. That proves Alaska golfers are a pretty hardy bunch. C.J. Henley took closest to the pin on No. 8 and Trevor Baldwin won long drive. No one got the elusive No. 6 so that pot is building.

First-place team went to Frank Keener, Mike Gardner and Jeff Gillman with 3-under and second, at even par, was Trevor Hordeman, Trevor Baldwin and Scotty Sundberg. Rain or no, they all seemed to have a great time.

I hate to admit it but the duffers and the women just didn’t have the stamina of the men.

The Bird Cup is under way with 12 teams playing. The format is match play and the teams are made up of two people,  gender not important. You must be a member of the Bird Homestead Golf Association to play the Cup.

We will be in the new clubhouse next week. I can’t wait. It seems big but I know when we start putting things in there it will get smaller fast.  

Well, according to the weatherman we are supposed to have a few good days so don’t miss them. Get out and enjoy a round of golf with a friend.

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