The Birds have established a mighty fine crew this year. The clubhouse has great food, and a friendly staff. On the course the greens are looking excellent and tee boxes looking good. The entire crew is doing a great job keeping the course in pristine conditions from the clubhouse, the range and the greens.
Although the weather wasn’t too great last Wednesday, we still had some women come out and play ladies night. The first place team of Pat Bird, Sissy Bird, and Susan Ellis came in with a score of 41. On hole No. 3, Sissy Bird hit an incredibly accurate putt, winning her longest putt. On hole No. 2, the one and only Kelsey Slough crushed the ball winning her long drive again. How someone with a stature so tiny can hit the ball so far is beyond belief. How can someone hit the ball over 100 times their height?! You will have to see it to believe it. Join us for a night away from men, every Wednesday night at 6:30. Don’t be discouraged to come out because of your skill level, it is best ball format and we are out there for a good time with no men, not serious heart-pounding competition.
Tuesday night was a beautiful night and we had a great turnout for men’s night. We had 25 guys show up for a night of golf with only men. Dean Cash led his team to a first place win in a chip off. The first place team consisted of Dean Cash, Trevor Baldwin, Cuz Cousins, and James Kozel. The second place team was Hans Brans, Scott Sundberg, Rob Robertson and Aaron Blackburn, and both teams came in 1-under. Long drive on hole No. 5 went to Aaron Blackburn. On hole No. 6, Mike Fastabend hit a great tee shot, landing him only 13 feet from the hole. Mike Fastabend also finished up on No.6 by getting a pure birdie.
Men’s night is held every Tuesday night at 6:30. What man doesn’t want an excuse to get out of the house and be free from women and kids for a whole evening? The format is best ball, blind draw, so don’t be worried about your individual golf game, the men are out there to have fun, so beginners don’t be worried to join the fun.
Quilters Tournament recap
The Funny River Quilters did an amazing job hosting and organizing their 12th annual tournament Saturday. They had a great turnout with 28 avid golfers showing up in the rain to help such a great cause. The first place team went to “The Birds” (Pat, Royce, Sissy, Roy). Second place, “The Misfits” (Kevin Hanson, Aaron Blackburn, Dan Skipwith, Mike Fastabend) and third place “Billy & The Kids” (Gary Lindman, Glenn Cole, Billy Hilton, Judi Christianson). The great thing about the quilter’s tournament is everyone is a winner in the end. The quilters give prizes to every team. Yes, even the last place team.
Aaron Blackburn tuned in his precision and got his tee shot to land only 22 inches from the pin on No. 8, winning him closest to the hole. The mighty Kelsey Slough hit her tee shot on hole No. 6, a mere seven feet, 10 inches, away from the hole, winning her closest to the pin, and also a nice pot of money (split the pot). Closest to the Rope for men was Mike Fastabend and ladies was Royce Bird. On hole No. 5, the powerhouse Brandon Wold crushed the ball, landed dead center of the fairway, winning him long drive for men. On hole No. 4, Royce Bird hit a stellar shot, winning her ladies long drive.
Overall the tournament was a great success, and lots of fun. Even with the rain, all the golfers had a blast, and were able to help raise a lot for the great Funny River Quilters.
This Saturday June 28th is the annual string tournament. The tournament is 18 holes, blind draw, scramble. If you have never played a string tournament, you don’t want to miss this unique opportunity. Food and prizes will be after the tournament.
For more information or to reserve a cart call the clubhouse at (907) 260-GOLF (4653). Carts are gone quick, so reserve yours now.
Linda Hordemann Benefit
Linda Hordemann who was a long time golf course friend and former employee who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This Sunday June 29th, the Bird Homestead Golf Course will donate the day’s green fee proceeds to the Hordeman’s. Any season pass holders can donate at the clubhouse. If you have any questions please contact the golf course at 260-4653.
Junior Golf Lessons
Don’t forget what tonight is. It is the kick off to the free junior golf summer lessons at Bird Homestead Golf Course. Golf lessons are from 6 to 8 p.m. Opportunities like this are hard to come by, so take advantage of this one. Children from the ages of 6 to 16 are welcome, and clubs will be provided for the duration of the lessons. No experience is needed, our golf pro and other association members will give the youngsters great lessons to teach them this wonderful game.
Please call the golf course to sign up or for more information. (907) 260-GOLF.
Fun Fact Thursday
3 shots under par on a hole is called an Albatross or Double Eagle.