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Birch Ridge golf course (finally) ready for play

Posted: May 15, 2013 - 10:53pm  |  Updated: May 15, 2013 - 11:02pm

Fore! After an extended winter we were beginning to wonder if the snow would ever disappear, but the golf course is finally open for play. You read that correctly. No need to buy a new pair of cheaters if you’re visually impaired. Your eyes do not deceive you!

Of course, things are still a little wet out there and we’re going to have a temporary green on eight for a few days but you’re more than welcome to come out and chase that little white ball around. At minimum I expect you, the avid golfer, to come out and have a beer with us while discussing Tiger Woods’ inability to take a correct ball drop.

The Hook-a-Kid-on-Golf program will get underway on May 28 and run through June 1. The Birch Ridge Golf Association, with a lot of help from Bob Sizemore, Jane Stein, and many others, was the recipient of the 2012 Don Springer Award honoring the top Hook-a-Kid-on-Golf site in the country. What a truly incredible honor to receive. Everyone involved is very excited to introduce golf to another group of miniature duffers this spring.

The Birch Ridge Golf Association Junior Golf Camp is scheduled for June 10 through June 14. This camp is open to all junior golfers. Camp information and registration forms can be found on our website www.birchridgegolf.com

The first tournament of the year is the June Scramble which will be held on June 15. There will be net and gross divisions. Alaska club professionals may play in this tournament (limit one per team). We’re still working out tournament details but it’s never too early start putting your winning team together!

Riveting Senior League Action

I have yet to hear from the senior’s leadership council on when league play will begin. Perhaps the seniors are still in hibernation? Captain Cohoe are you out there?!

Tuesday Morning Ladies League

The lovely ladies will begin play on May 21. For more information you can contact the golf course or Denise Cox.

Recycled Golf Joke of the Week

A 15-handicap golfer plays the same course every week, and has particular trouble with the lake on the 14th hole, losing a ball in it every time he plays. One round he realizes that this process is too expensive and decides to use an old cut-up ball instead of a good ball to play the hole. He opens his bag and gets the old ball, tees it up and addresses it. Just as he begins his backswing, a mighty voice comes from above:

“USE THE NEW BALL...”

Figuring any advice from such a heavenly source should be worth following. He picks up the old ball and tees up the new one again. He starts his backswing but once again is interrupted by a voice echoing down from the heavens.

“TAKE A PRACTICE SWING...”

The man steps away from the ball and rehearses his swing. Just as he steps forward to readdress the ball again, the voice speaks again:

“BETTER USE THE OLD BALL...”

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