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Bird Homestead Golf Report: Conditions at course shaping up nicely

Posted: July 2, 2014 - 10:28pm

The weather is great, and the fun at Bird Homestead is increasing daily. The course is looking fabulous. The hard work of Larry Hamilton is definitely paying off. The course is in the best shape I have ever seen it. You have to see it to believe it.

Bird Homestead has a weekly calendar that stays the same every week to accommodate all golfers: Mondays — $1 a hole, all day; Tuesdays — Men’s Night, starts at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays — Ladies night, starts at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday — Bring a friend for buy a round, get a round free.

We always love to see new golfers at the course. Don’t have your own clubs? No problem, we have some you can rent. Don’t want to walk a round of golf, that’s OK, that’s what golf carts are for, and we have those too!

Don’t forget to mark your agendas for a round of golf at Bird Homestead Golf Course located at Mile 11.8 on Funny River Road.

Ladies Night

Eleven wonderful women showed up last Wednesday despite the ugly weather. The triple threat of Kelsey Slough, Susan Ellis and Faith Link took first place. Long drive went to Pat Bird. We love to see new ladies Wednesday nights, so come join us at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday evening for a night of fun. We have clubs to rent if you need a set, and don’t worry about skill level, ladies night is to have fun on the course while playing a best-ball scramble.

Men’s Night

What a beautiful night Tuesday turned out to be! Thirty men showed up to play a round of golf. The unstoppable three-man team of Roy Bird, Larry Taylor and Trevor Baldwin took first place. Just behind them in second place was Aaron Blackburn, Steve Tachick and Dave Kerkvliet.

Trevor Baldwin crushed the ball, and landed in the middle of the fairway, winning long drive. Trevor Baldwin not only took first place, and long drive, he also won closest to on hole No. 6, with his tee shot sitting a mere 8 feet, 6 inches, from the pin. Pure birdie was split between Aaron Blackburn and JE wells on hole No.5. On hole No.8 Roy Bird’s tee shot was so precise it landed only 8-9 from the pin, winning him closest to the pin.

All men are welcome to join the fun on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. More men equals more money to win.

BHGA String Tournament recap

The turnout for the string tournament was wonderful. Mike Gardner did an excellent job of coordinating everything. First place went to Trevor Baldwin, Rob Robertson and Cuz, with a score of 16-under par. Right behind them was the team of Kelsey Slough, Dan Hackett and Ron Brown with a score of 15-under, winning them second place. Men’s long drive went to Trevor Baldwin and ladies long drive to Susan Ellis. Kelsey Slough hit an awesome tee shot on hole No.8 landing her only 17 feet from the pin and winning closest to on No. 8.

Junior Golf Lessons

Although it was pouring down rain last week for the junior golf lessons, we still had juniors show up for the free lessons, and our teaching pro Rob Fraser improvised and held the lessons in the cart barn, so the juniors stayed dry and had fun hitting golf balls against a tarp.

Tonight, we are supposed to have good weather, we would love to see lots of juniors show up from 6 to 8 p.m. for the FREE junior golf lessons tonight. Clubs will be provided during the lessons, and no experience is needed. This is a great opportunity to get the kids out of the house to learn something new, and who knows they could be the next great pro golfer.

For more information, call the clubhouse at 260-4653.

Hordemann Benefit

Thank you to everyone who golfed Sunday to help the family of Linda Hordemann. There were lots of golfers that came out to show their support, and thank you Bird Homestead Golf Course for donating all Sunday’s green fees to the family of Linda Hordemann.

Fun Fact Thursday

Golf was banned in Scotland from 1457 to 1502 to ensure citizens wouldn’t waste time when preparing for an English invasion.

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