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Bird Homestead report: String tourney a success

Posted: June 20, 2013 - 10:06pm

Well, we can’t complain about the great weather for golf so far this year. The string tournament was so much fun with a good turnout. Having 20 feet of string to extend your shot can really improve your game.

Men’s long drive was Trevor Baldwin, and ladies’ long drive was Susan Ellis. Closest to the pin on No. 6 was Roy Bird and on No. 17 was Trevor Baldwin.

The first-place team, with a 57, was Bonnie Garwood, Pat Bird, Darwin Cousins and Roy Bird. There was a chip-off for second and the winners were Trevor Baldwin, Susan Ellis, Terry Johnson and Darrel Graber with a nice 59.

The golf association really appreciated all the golfers who participated in the tournament, which was a true blind draw. The proceeds will help with the expenses for the free golf clinic that they are putting on every Thursday at 4 p.m. for youth ages 6 through 16.

Sunday, we had a good turnout of dads just for a fun outing. They played like they do on men’s night.

The team of Duane Tachick, Roy Bird, Terry Johnson and Trevor Baldwin squeaked by with first place due to Duane Tachick’s great chip shot on the chip-off. Trevor Baldwin won long drive, Roy Bird got pure birdie, but the highlight of the day was when 8-year-old Shane Sunberg took closest to on No. 8 away from Roy Bird by a half inch. Congratulations, Shane.

A rousing crew showed up for men’s night, as usual. First-place team was Greg Harrington, Walt Parish, Trevor Hordeman and Roy Bird. Second was Rob Fraser, Ken Ubbin and Mike Gardner. Long drive went to Roy Bird and all the rest of the prizes are carried over until next week. I wonder if the masked man will show up again.

Ladies night went quite well with Sissy Bird and Lauren Fraser taking first place and Judy Artman winning long drive. And the envelopes are building.

Today, I went up to sew and the quilters were digging out all of the goodies for their infamous tournament, which will be Saturday. They have lots of silent-auction items that you can bid on even if you are not playing in the tournament. Stop by early in the day and take a look.

Entries close at 9 a.m. so if you want to play a fun tournament with lots of prizes plus cash give the golf course a call at 260-4653. This is one of the least expensive tournaments on the peninsula and these women make the money they raise go a long way — for over 120 quilts to the central peninsula a year.

Hope to see you on the course and just keep swatting those mosquitoes.

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