Another year of Hook-a-Kid-on-Golf has come to an end. We had a great group of miniature duffers this summer. The kids showed a lot of improvement throughout the week. It really is incredible to see just how fast small people can learn new things.
The Birch Ridge staff would like to thank all the parents for their participation and a special thank you goes out to Bob Sizemore, Jane Stein and Tanya Boedeker for putting on this wonderful camp.
A number of HAKOG golfers have already signed up for the Birch Ridge Golf Association junior camp, which begins on June 10, something we’re very excited about. Remember parents, miniature duffers that participate in the BRGA junior golf camp get to play for free on Thursday all summer long! There’s no better way to introduce your child to the game that lasts a lifetime.
The Birch Ridge Golf Association Junior Golf Camp is scheduled for June 10 to 14. This camp is open to all junior golfers. Camp information and registration forms can be found on our website www.birchridgegolf.com.
There are a number of upcoming tournaments on the Birch Ridge calendar in which golfers can participate. The 38th annual June Scramble is set for June 15. We’re allowing Alaska pros to participate for the first time (limit one per team) and we’ve already had more teams register to play than we had last year. For more information, please call the pro shop.
The AGA Peninsula Jackpot is set for June 22 and 23 at both Birch Ridge and Kenai golf courses. This event is a fundraiser for each association’s junior program. The Peninsula Jackpot is a two-person format. Golfers pair together in best ball, alternate shot and scramble play. We encourage everyone to participate! It’s a great weekend of golf at both golf courses and you’re helping a great cause in our community.
Riveting Senior League Action
David Johnsrud emerged victorious Monday morning in another week of exhilarating senior on senior action. Johnsrud posted a sparkling net 32 to overcome a slew of challengers. Sid “Vicious” Cox skillfully bounced in the long putt at the ninth, bringing great prestige to his family. Ed Robinson captured closest to at the sixth with a brilliant shot. The party fund was the real winner, however, as not a single veteran golfer hit the green on hole eight, carrying the vast wealth of prizes over to next week.
Tuesday Morning Ladies League
The smoking hot ladies of Birch Ridge played a wonderful game of Bingo-Bango-Bongo on Tuesday morning. The lovely Georgia Bentley won convincingly. The “First Lady” Tanna Chenault took low gross honors and Susan Jelsma was low net. Tanya Boedeker chipped in at the seventh proving to everyone that she is best!
Tuesday Night Couples
Mike Chenault, with an assist from the “First Lady” Tanna, campaigned his way to an incredible victory on the opening night of Couples play. Lovers played a shamble with a challenging twist. Golfers had to use a different club on each hole to putt with! Using a 6-iron on early June greens in Alaska is every bit as tough as passing an oil tax bill but Mike proved up to the challenge. Chenault posted an incredible 32 gross! Wow. That’s a damn good round under the circumstances. Pat and Myrna Cowan tied with Tom and Tonya Boedeker for second. The sign-up sheet for next Tuesday is already up. Don’t be afraid to join the lovefest!
Golf Joke of the Week
Three unmarried men were waiting to tee off when the starter walked up to them and said, “You see that beautiful blonde practicing her putting?”
“Her? Wow, she is beautiful,” they all said.
“She’s a good golfer,” he continued, “and would like to hook up with a group. None of the other groups will play with a woman. Can she play with you? She won’t hold you up, I promise.” They looked at each other and said, “Sure! She can join us.” Just as the starter said, the woman played well and kept up. It didn’t hurt that she was so easy to look at.
When they reached the 18th hole, she said that if she sank her 18-footer, she’d break 80 for the first time. “Guys, I’m so excited about breaking 80 that I have to tell you something. I had a great time playing with you. I can tell you all really love golf. I want you to know that I’m single and want to be with a man who loves golf as much as I do. If one of you guys can read this putt correctly and I make it, I’ll go home with whichever of you was right!”
All three jumped at the opportunity. The first one looked over the putt and said, “I see it breaking 10 inches left to right.” The second looked it over from all sides and said, “No, I see it breaking 8 inches right to left.”
The third man looked at the woman, looked at the ball, and said, “Pick it up. It’s good!”