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Bird Homestead report: Funny River Festival kicks off big week

Posted: August 9, 2012 - 9:30pm

What a busy week it has been with the Funny River Festival Tournament starting us out Friday. This was a fun, nine-hole tournament to kick off the festival.

First-place team was Darwin Cousins, Scott Sundberg and Regan DeMello. Second place was Rob Robertson, Margie Ubin, Dotty Hackett and Jeff Adamec and third went to Tedd Forsi, Trayton Bird, Richard Relano and Ardie Crawford. The closest-to-the-pin prizes went into the mulligan draws. Long drive was Scott Sundberg for the men and Pat Bird for the women.  

The Peninsula Home Builders Assoc. was a great tournament with 13 teams teeing off at 10 a.m. The first-place team with a 62 was Team Bird, second place was Ma & Pa with 65 and third place went to AHFC with a 68.

Long drive for women was Kathy Herring, men was Roy Bird. Sorry that I don’t remember which was which, but Beau Forrest and Roy Bird won the closest-to-the-pin prizes. The food was fabulous. Thanks to Cindy for doing a great job of organizing this tournament.

Twenty-eight guys teed off in beautiful weather with the course in great shape for Men’s Night. The first-place team was Spencer Tachick, Hans Brons, Ed Marshall and Walt Kreiger. Second was Ron Brown, Roy Bird, Duane Tachick and Mark Orth.

Long Drive went to Mike Gardner, No. 6 KP honors went to Roy Bird. They left money on No. 8 and pure birdie for next week. Good luck guys.

The ladies showed up for a very nice evening of golf. Long drive on No. 4 was taken by Sissy Bird and Faith Link got long putt on No. 1. The first-place team was Patti Courson, Faith Link and Liz Hayes.

The Fall Classic this year will be done the same as always but will be done to benefit Kenai Peninsula Habitat for Humanity. Entry forms are available at the golf course.

Entries are available for the Bird Birthday Tournament that is sponsored by the Bird Homestead Golf Association. This is probably the least expensive golf tournament on the peninsula and will be a true blind draw. Don’t forget that if you need a cart for any of the tournaments, reserve your cart as we do have a limited amount.

I always mention what a great job the grounds crew does but I want everyone to know how much the ladies do that keeps the clubhouse running smoothly. Royce Bird, Diane Hamilton and Susan Ellis try to keep me in order, then Faith Link seems to show up when I need her the most. Thanks a lot girls. 

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