Bird Homestead gets tourney season going

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011

Bird Homestead Golf Course kicked off the season May 14 with the Hordemann Birthday Tournament. Each year Mark and a few of his friends gather to play a nine-hole, blind-draw scramble to start off the season. This year we had 30 people who turned out and they all had a great time.

The weather never stops the golfers out Funny River. Justin Bird, Jeff Adamec and JE Wells took the team prize money, shooting 5 under. Jeff also had the men's long drive. Sherri Santese took the women's long drive with a very impressive shot and KC Hordemann had a pure birdie on No. 2.

Larry Hamilton and his crew have been hard at work prepping the course. The greens have all been punched, top dressed and seeded and I am pretty sure Larry will be doing a sun dance soon. The moose had their fun on the course this spring so the crew has been busy filling moose tracks. We have added some pretty neat yardage markers on fairway No. 1, compliments of Dotti Hackett. Be sure to check them out when you play.

Men's night started this last week with 14 men playing nine holes. It was a great start for them and will continue each Tuesday night with tee time at 6:30. Roy Bird, Trevor Hordemann and Dave Kimura took the team money and Roy had a pure birdie on No. 9. Trevor Hordemann was the long-drive hero of the evening and Frank Keener took the money for closest to on the sixth hole.

There is quite a pot growing for the closest to on the eighth hole for the next lucky winner. Men's night is open to any men over 18 that want to play Tuesday nights at 6:30.

Senior's Plus will start Wednesday at 10 a.m. and ladies night starts June 6 with a 6:30 tee off. These are open to anyone wanting to have a little golfing fun and maybe win a little extra cash. If you are interested and want more details call the clubhouse.

The Funny River Quilters are gearing up for their eighth annual benefit golf tournament to be held June 18. Registration forms are available in the clubhouse. This is an 18-hole, blind-draw scramble -- best-ball, four-person teams have a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

The tournament is limited to the first 72 players and carts must be reserved with the clubhouse. This is an awesome benefit that provides materials and supplies for beautiful, handmade quilts for many families in need. This is a fun tournament where lots of funny things happen.

Bird Homestead Golf Course and Bird Homestead Golf Association would like to congratulate Steve Ellis on his victory at the Juneau Golf Club 2011 Alaska Open in March held at Francisco Grande Golf Course in Casa Grande, Ariz. Steve was the Senior Men's champion, competing against approximately 30 other golfers. Way to go, Steve.

Bird Homestead Golf Course is in full swing out here at Mile 11.8 Funny River Road. Give us a call at 260-4653 or stop in and see us.

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