Bird Homestead report: New clubhouse gets rolling

Well, we have had an exciting week with a new page in the life of this golf course. The little log cabin is gone. It just went out the drive heading for its new home in Sterling.


The String Tournament was a success. The weather was great. Six teams headed out on the fairways and the team of Justin Bird, Jeff Adamac, Frank Keener and Scott Sundberg were first with a minus-20.

Brandon Wold, Rob Robertson, Darrel Graber and Jeff Gillman were second with a minus-18. Roy Bird had men’s long drive and Kelsey Wold took women’s long drive. Scott Sundberg was closest to on No. 8 and Jeff Gillman on No. 6.

As usual, the potluck was fantastic with lots of good food. Then I opened my mouth and said it would sure be nice if I had this crew to move the stuff out of the old clubhouse. The next thing I knew the old clubhouse was empty and the new one was piled high with stuff. Golfers are a great lot and I really appreciate their help.

My two granddaughters have worked hard on arranging the clubhouse I think they have done a great job. We aren’t quite ready to serve food but it won’t be long.

Men’s night was another nice night with 23 guys taking to the fairways. I heard a little moaning as it seems Rob had moved the tee markers to give the tee boxes a rest. The guys got to see how tough the shot is on No. 15 for the women. The first-place team was Larry Taylor, Trevor Baldwin and Duane Tachick with a minus-2. The second-place team was C.J. Henley, Mike Gardner and Steve Ellis.

Long drive was Richard Harman. Pure birdie was Trevor Baldwin and closest to on No. 8 was Duane Tachick. Looks like No. 6 is holding out for the men as well as the women.   

Ladies night saw four teams head out on a warm evening. Pat Bird and Sally Tachick were in first place. Liz Hayes took home the money for long putt and long drive. Pat Bird won closest to on No. 6. I must say I was quite happy as that had been a carry-over for several weeks. The elusive No. 8 is still out there, so come on out ladies and see if you can take that money home. 

We were sure sorry to hear about the vandalism on the Birch Ridge course and hope that the dummies are caught. That is a great course and for anyone to do deliberate damage when it takes so much work to get them started in the first place.  

Have a great round of golf this week.


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