Bird Homestead golf report: Fall Classic recap

Getting tired of fishing yet? Try golfing for a change. Bird Homestead golf course is located on Mile 11.8 on Funny River road. We love to see new faces at the course. Golf clubs and carts are available to rent. The drive down Funny River road is beautiful and well worth it once you make it out here. Larry Hamilton and his crew do a great job getting the course in tip top shape.


Ladies Night

The ladies had some very enjoyable weather last week, and 11 women showed up to play a fun round of golf. Some new golfers, some experienced, but all were there for one thing; to have fun with only ladies. The team on top for the night was the threesome of Faith Link, Pat Bird and Elaine Taylor. Long drive on hole No. 3 went to the incredibly talented Sissy Bird. Long Putt went to “Ms. Accurate”, Faith Link.

Ladies night is held every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. All ladies are welcome to join the night of fun. Skill level and talent is irrelevant, it is all about the fun on ladies night.

Men’s Night

There was once again a phenomenal turnout for men’s night. There were 36 brave men to show up in the ugly weather for men’s night last Tuesday. Fortunately, Mother Nature was on their side and they were not rained on during their round of golf. Out of the nine teams, it was an absolute miracle there was no chip off. The team on top for the night was the team of Aaron Blackburn, C.J Henley, Chris Hafer, and Hans Brans with a score of 31. Long Drive was on Hole No. 9 and James Kozel hit a fabulous drive winning him long drive. There were many pure birdies for the night, but J.E. Wells took it on hole No. 7 based on hole difficulty. KP on No. 6 went to Roy Bird, with his tee shot only 4 feet, 7 inches from the pin, and KP on No. 8 went to Steve Tachick landing only 9 feet, 2 inches from the pin.

Men’s night starts every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. All men are welcome, yes, even the Kenai and Birch Ridge men. And if you’re a season pass holder at either of those courses, you even get a discount to play at Bird homestead!

Fall Classic Recap

The Fall Classic had a great turnout to benefit the Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers. There were 14 teams that played last Saturday. The team that came in on top with a score of 64 was the team of Kelsey Slough, Brandon Wold, Matt Hopson, and Aaron Blackburn. Long drive for women was on hole No. 2, and Kelsey Slough smashed the ball, wining her long drive. Hole No. 9 was the men’s long drive and Roy Bird hit a smoking drive winning him long drive for men. On hole No. 6, Faith Link hit an amazing tee shot, landing her only 13 feet, 11 inches from the hole, and on Hole No. 8, Kevin O’Fallon hit his tee shot a mere 9 feet 11 inches from the hole. The tournament was a great success, and thank you to every who helped, played, and who sponsored a hole, the tournament could not have been successful without everyone’s support.

Upcoming Tournaments

Challenger Learning Center Golf Tournament:

This Saturday, August 30, is the first annual CLC golf tournament. This tournament is a nine-hole tournament and all proceeds benefit the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska. Food and prizes immediately after the tournament. Registration ends at 10 a.m., tee off at 11 a.m. This tournament is a fun tournament for a good cause, it will be best-ball format, along with some wacky different things at each hole.

Kenai River Brown Bears
Player Tournament

Next Saturday, September 6, will be the Brown Bears players tournament. This is an 18-hole best ball tournament, and every team will have a blind draw fourth player (a Brown Bear). Registration starts a 9 a.m., tee off at 10 a.m. Food and prizes immediately after the tournament.

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

Fun Fact Thursday

The youngest golfer to shoot a hole-in-one was five-year-old Coby Orr. It happened in Littleton, Colorado, in 1975.


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