The Bird is open for golf

Bird Homestead Report

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2006

Welcome one and all to the 2006 season at the Bird Homestead Golf Course on Funny River Road. As true divotheads all know, this is our second full season at the Bird, and we are proud to say that OUR COURSE IS OPEN!

Bird Homestead is pleased to advise that our first nine is playing great, greening up and fairly moose free. The swallows are back to keep the mosquitoes under control and the ducks have returned to the pond on the driving range. Happy to report that as of yet, no sightings of eagle attacks on the ducks. Birdies are only elusive due to our two master crafters, Elmer Byrd and Larry Hamilton. With our back nine currently under construction, we hope to continued improvements bring a challenge to our faithful as well as to all newcomers.

I am Heidi, one of the folks in the pro shop headed up by Diane Hamilton. I transplanted from the Enchanted Mitten, Great Lakes state, Michigan! Go Blue. Furthermore, I love to watch Phil Mickelson! The green coat looks great Phil! It will be my pleasure to keep Clarion readers abreast of current events, golf tales and even weekly stats.

Our schedule of weekly events is set. An evening for the ladies is Mondays at 6:30 p.m. The gents tee off Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. We have ladies day Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. A mixer for the 50-plus gang is on Thursdays at 10 a.m., and to round our week out, an evening mixer for the adventurous is on Fridays at 7 p.m. We hope you join us for some enjoyment on the course.

For our first ladies night, Monday, eight lovely ladies hit the links under a cloudless sky and 65-degree weather. Closest to the pin honors go to Rhonda Dettmer on No. 6 and Kathleen Herring on No. 8. The first-place scorecard included Pat Bird, Rhonda Dettmer, Sissy Bird and Shelly Griffin. Second-place card was brought in by Marilyn Eskelin, Judi Artmen, Kathleen Herring and Kristi McCullough.

Men’s night filled the carts and teed off on Tuesday. First-place scorecard included Marty Radvansky, Jeff Gillman and James Munger coming in at 5-over. Closest to the pin on No. 8 was Paul Eskelin, leaving No. 6 honors to roll over for next week. Longest drive was banged out there by Marty Radvansky. Congratulations Marty, we understand you took off a couple eagle feathers with that one.

Until next week, may your drives hit the sweet spot and don’t stub your putter.

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