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Bird Homestead golf report: Early season fun

Posted: May 21, 2014 - 11:11pm  |  Updated: May 21, 2014 - 11:33pm

With the wonderful weather we have been having, Bird Homestead has had a wonderful outcome at the golf course these past couple weeks. We always love to see new golfers at Bird Homestead.

Our dollar-a-hole Mondays, and bring-a-friend Thursdays for buy a round, get a round free has brought in many golfers early in the season. Larry Hamilton and his crew have been working hard to get the course in great shape. Pat Bird has also been keeping very busy with opening the kitchen for delicious soups and sandwiches. Stop by Bird Homestead Golf Course at Mile 12 Funny River Road to play a round, hit a bucket at the range, or just stop by for some lunch and coffee.

Ladies Night

Our first ladies night last Wednesday started out great with seven women playing. Faith Link and Pat Bird were the top dogs of the evening taking first place with an amazing score of 39, playing the front nine. Pat Bird also highlighted the night by winning closest to the pin on No. 6, winning a good pot of money. The unstoppable Faith Link also took a second win during the round by hitting a smashing drive on No. 3 and walking away with the longest drive. Connie Orth put her game face on walking up to the green on No. 4, and hit an incredible putt, winning her the longest putt. Great job ladies on a wonderful evening of golf.

We always love to see new ladies on Wednesday nights. It is always a blast, and what’s better than getting out of the house to play golf and have a good time with some ladies? We start every Wednesday night at 6:30. Come and join the fun!

Men’s Night

Our first men’s night had a great turnout, with 19 golfers showing up to play. Our second men’s night on Tuesday was very eventful, with 22 golfers coming out to enjoy the nice weather and play some golf. The standout men of the night, and winning first place, was the team of Aaron Blackburn, Cuz, Royce Yeager, and John Brewer, with a score 32. With his mind focused, Rob Fraser hit an amazing tee shot, landing only 18 inches from the hole on No. 8, and winning closest to the hole. Rob Fraser was on fire all night. He continued the night by crushing the ball on No. 3 and won longest drive. Can you guess who took the win for pure birdie? Yes, you guessed it, Rob Fraser. His stellar performance on No. 8 gave him the win for pure birdie. There is no question on why Rob Fraser is the teaching pro at Bird Homestead.

Men’s night begins at 6:30 every Tuesday evening.

Upcoming events

The Funny River Quilters has assigned a date for their 12th annual benefit tournament. The tournament will be held June 21. Registration closes at 9:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. This tournament is an 18-hole, best-ball tournament and teams will be made up of four players.

The Bird Homestead Golf Association has scheduled its annual string tournament for June 28. It is a blind-draw scramble with registration starting at 12:30 p.m. and tee-off at 1 p.m.

Entry forms for the tournaments are available at the clubhouse. Feel free to contact Bird Homestead Golf Course at 260-4653 for more information on the upcoming tournaments.

Junior golf lessons

Due to the great success of our free junior golf lessons last year, organized by the Bird Homestead Golf Association, we are glad to announce we will be continuing the program this year. Mark your calendars for Thursdays starting June 26 to July 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. All juniors from the ages of 6 to 16 are welcome, no experience needed and clubs will be provided during the lessons. Rob Fraser and other association members will organize and teach these lessons. These lessons are a great way for juniors to learn the exciting game of golf. We love seeing youngsters learn this wonderful sport, and why not have them learn for free?

Please contact the golf course at 260-4653 to sign up.

Fun Fact Thursday

There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball. The dimples have been discovered to reduce turbulence and allow the balls to travel farther.

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