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Bird Homestead Golf Report: Course spruced up for Quilters Tourney

Posted: June 18, 2014 - 10:10pm

Any weather is good golf weather. With the mixture of rain and sunshine, it is perfect for a round of mosquito-free golf at Bird Homestead Golf Course.

The course is looking better than ever, as the crew prepares for the upcoming Funny River Quilters tournament. Larry Hamilton and his crew have put in long hours maintaining and perfecting the course and boy does that hard work show. You can see the pristine greens, well cut tee boxes and finely mowed fairways from miles away.

Ladies Night

Fourteen dynamic and dazzling women showed up for a night of fun at the course last Wednesday. There is never a dull moment when the ladies take over the course for an evening.

The powerhouse Sissy Bird won longest drive on hole No.9. Connie Orth hit her putt with such precision that she was able to sink an incredible 220-inch putt on hole No.7. Oh, and did I mention her chip-in? Yes, Connie also chipped in on hole no.9, helping her team get a birdie on that hole.

At the end of the night, the scores were counted and two teams ended up with the same low score of 42. How was the problem solved to determine first place? A chip-off. The team of Susan Ellis, Elaine Taylor and Sissy Bird won the chip-off, and took first place leaving the team of Kelsey Slough, Dotty Hackett and Connie Orth to settle for second.

Come join our fun every Wednesday night at 6:30.

Men’s Night

The rain and hail did not stop the men from having a night of fun without the ladies. Men’s night had a great turnout of 17 men. The winning team of Greg Harrington, Rob Robertson and Terry Johnson finished at 3 under par.

Steve Skolnick stepped up to hole No.6 thinking about only accuracy, and won himself closest to the pin. Long drive on hole No.3 was won by Aaron Blackburn. Steve Tachick zoned in his golf game and won a pure birdie. Mike Fastabend hit a stellar tee shot on hole No. 8, winning closest to the pin. Men’s night is every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Junior Golf Lessons

Do you need something fun for the kids to do? Do you need to get them out of the house? This Thursday is the kickoff for our free junior golf lessons. Lessons are 6 to 8 p.m. starting June 26 and running through July 17.

Kids ages 6 to 16 are encouraged to learn the wonderful sport of golf. No experience is needed, and clubs will be provided during the lessons. Parents can stay and watch, drop off and pick up, or play a round of golf while the lessons are being held.

Upcoming Events

Funny River Quilters — Saturday, the Funny River Quilters are holding their annual benefit golf tournament. Registration closes at 9:30 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 10 a.m. This is an 18-hole, best-ball tournament. This is a fun tournament where funny things happen on Funny River Road! The number of carts is limited, so reserve one early.

String Tournament — June 28 is the annual string tournament. The tournament is 18 holes, blind draw and a scramble. If you have never played a string tournament, you don’t want to miss this unique opportunity.

For more information or to reserve a cart call the clubhouse at 907-260-GOLF (4653).

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