Spring has finally arrived, the 2007 saga begins. Hello and welcome to the Bird Homestead Golf Course, 11.8 miles out the scenic Funny River Road, or 260-GOLF will get us one the phone.
Due to deep frost and slow warming trends we were unable to open until this past weekend. We opened with a bang and people are loving it. Wish we could say our greens are lush and green, but hey! It’s Alaska. The fairways and greens are slowly greening up and it is looking real good.
Our first men’s night was this past Tuesday. All the guys were pumped, a carry-over from last year on No. 8 made it worth trying for. Ten men showed up, two teams of three and one team of four. Marty Radvansky, Dave Kimura and Roy Bird took first at 1-over. Jeff Gillman, Allen Dettmer, James Musgrove and Max Carpenter came in second with 3-over. Allen Dettmer had closest to on No. 6, Mike Gardner was closest to on No. 8, taking the entire envelope home, and James Musgrove took the long drive. Every one had a great time. Show-up time is 6 p.m. and tee-off time is 6:30 p.m. Come out and join the fun. Every Tuesday night all summer long.
The first ladies night will take flight on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Tee time will be 6 p.m. sharp. Lyn Reynolds and Marilyn Eskelin will be in charge, and have some fun events planned for you with a different format each week. Tell your neighbor, drag a friend, let’s have some fun and show the men up. I know we can beat them at the closest to on both No. 8 and No. 6. Maybe we should have a challenge between the men and women. Bragging rights are always good! Come out and join us for a great time.
Seniors afternoon is Wednesdays. The first day will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. Dave Kimura is in charge of this one. He won’t tell me all the things he has planned, so I am anxious to see what he has in store for over-50 group. I think we need to rename this one. I think you need to be at least 95 before you can be called a senior. What do you think of the “Downhill Crowd?” Too scary? I’ll think some more on this one, if you have any suggestions, call 260-4653. At any rate, come on out on Wednesday and join the fun.
Our couples group is still in the planning stages. Doug Cather and Jackie Risch are working on it, so next week I will let you know all the details. The whisper is Friday nights, I’m not going to outguess it, so stay in touch and I will let you know as soon as I know.
We are very excited about our juniors program this year. Our first clinic will be held on June 13, 14 and 15, starting at 10 a.m. and running until noon. This clinic will be for boys and girls from ages 7 to 15. The children will be taught basic skills, etiquette of golf and they will have a minitournament the last day. Should be a lot of fun. Cost for this will be $25 per child. You can sign up at the course, or call and we can get you set up.
Well folks, we are truly looking forward to seeing all of you again this year. If you have never been out to see us, we welcome you. We love making new friends. See you on the fairways.
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