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Bird Homestead Golf Report: Ladies and gentlemen play through!

Posted: July 23, 2014 - 10:48pm  |  Updated: July 23, 2014 - 11:27pm

The course is looking absolutely beautiful. Larry Hamilton and his crew have been doing an amazing job keeping the course in tip-top shape. It is amazing how great a golf course can look after such harsh winters, and in such a short amount of time. You don’t have to take my word to believe it, come enjoy the beautiful golf course for yourself. Bird Homestead is located at mile 11.8 on Funny River road.

Ladies night

Last Wednesday evening we had three teams of ladies play and enjoy the night. The team on top for the evening was the perfect pair of Kelsey Slough and Pat Bird, who came in with an amazing score of one under par. On hole No. 2, Kelsey Slough smashed her drive, winning her long drive and on hole No. 3, Faith link zoned in her accuracy and won long putt.

Every Wednesday night the ladies tee off at 6:30 p.m. Come join the fun. No men, no kids, and lots of fun with the women, ladies night is always a blast. Don’t be worried about your skill level, the format is best ball, and ladies night is about having fun!

Men’s Night

The men had an amazing turn out again Tuesday. 34 m en showed up once again to play during men’s night. The first place team went to the threesome of Roy Bird, Hans Brons, and Greg Harrington. After the infamous chip off, second place went to Aaron Blackburn, Doug Morgan, Cody McClane, and J.E. Wells. Right behind them in third place was Rob Robertson, Jim Ellar, Marty Radvansky, and Ken Uben. On hole No. 4, Greg Harrington hit an amazing drive, winning him longest drive. On hole No. 3, Cuz did extremely well, playing all of his own shots and getting a pure birdie. On hole No. 8, Neal Warren hit such a beautiful, and accurate shot, giving him closest to the pin.

Men’s night is every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. The format is best ball, blind draw, and skill level is irrelevant. It is about having fun, the men are always happy to see new men coming out to play.

Upcoming Events:

Kenai Peninsula Builders Association

Saturday August 2 is the Kenai Peninsula Builders Association 4th annual “Golfing for Scholarships” 18-hole best ball tournament. All proceeds benefit the KPBA scholarship/education fund. Cash and other prizes are awarded after the tournament, along with a barbeque catered by Black Jaxx Barbeque. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and tee off at 10 a.m.

Carts and registration are limited so sign up early and don’t forget to reserve a cart.

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

Junior Golf Lessons

Need something fun for the kids to do? Tonight we have junior golf lessons at Bird Homestead golf course from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All juniors between the ages 6-16 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. Parents can stay and watch, stay and play, or drop off and pick up. 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? Who knows, they may even make it a sport and be good enough that they can pay their way through college by earning a golf scholarship?

For more information or to sign up, call the clubhouse at 260-4653.

Fun Fact Thursday

Phil Mickelson, who plays left-handed, is actually right handed. He learned to play golf by mirroring his father’s golf swing, and he has used left handed golf clubs ever since.

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