Brown Bear Tourney scores big

The first Brown Bear Tournament was really a lot of fun and it was great to see all of those young men out enjoying themselves, even though it was quite chilly that day.
There were 14 teams with three golfers and a Brown Bears player on each team. I was lucky enough to have the goalie from Sweden on my team and a junior golfer.  What fun watching those two young men.
There was a tie forcing a chip-off for first place. Misconduct, made up of Cyle Bailey, Trevor Baldwin, Dan Zulkanyz and Lee Green, won. They won season passes to the Brown Bears games.
Second was Slash E Const — Roy Bird, Scott Sundberg, Shane Sundberg and Jude Werner. They won a 12-pack of game tickets.
The McMuffins were third, featuring Tommy Carver, Scott Cunningham, Sean Healy and Ansel Dusenberg. They each received a six-pack of game tickets.
Men’s closest to the pin on No. 8 was Bryce Chootz, women’s closest to on No. 6 was Kathy Herring, and Kathy also won long drive and she donated all of her winnings back to the Brown Bears. Long drive for men was Bryce Chootz and long drive for the junior golfers was Bradey Kishbaugh, who also won closest to the pin for juniors. We wish the Brown Bears good luck for the hockey season.
The Bird Homestead-Birch Ridge fun challenge with a format of shamble, waltz and scramble was a huge success.  There were eight teams from Birch Ridge and five teams from Bird Homestead. The first nine holes were played at Bird and the last 9 were played at Birch Ridge.
First went to the Bird team of Mark Hordeman, Trevor Hordeman, Trevor Baldwin and C.J. Henley. Second also went to a Bird team — Marty Radvansky, Greg Harrington, Dave Kimura and Mike Gardner.
The Birch Ridge team of Tom and Judy Walsh, and Dave and Sharon Keating took third.
Fourth went to another Bird team — Dan and Dottie Hackett, Steve Ellis and Larry Taylor. Fifth also was a Bird team — Jeff Gillman, Rich Harmon, Darrell Cousins and an unknown player.
Long drive for women was Amanda Bird, for men was Trevor Hordeman and closest to the pin No. 8 was Trevor Hordeman. At Birch Ridge, women’s long drive was Ardie Crawford, men was C.J. Henley, women’s closest to the pin on No. 6 was Sharon Keating, and men’s closest to on No. 8 was Lee Frey. Bird Homestead retains the traveling trophy.
Well, men’s night was another tough night with only seven guys showing up. Long drive went to Spencer Tachick and pure birdie was Trevor Hordeman. The winning team was Trevor Hordeman, Royce Yeager and Max Carpenter.
We are winding down. The glo ball tournament is Sept. 22. After that the frozen toes take place and as the name says the people who play this one must love golf. We only have a couple of weeks left so get out and enjoy yourselves as much as you can.


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