Birch Ridge Report: The ace that wasn't

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2003

Summer is absolutely knocking on our door. You could see it everywhere on the Birch Ridge Golf Course last week. Not only are the flowers bloomin' and the greens greenin' but the ladies are golfin'.

In fact, I thought I had a hole in one on No. 8 the other day. My ball arced and sailed straight toward the hole. I didn't see it on the green as I crested the hill; I didn't see it ... anywhere ... ever. (Sigh.)

The Tuesday Morning Ladies showed up in first-rate form, with Chiya Bazan, Dee Richards and Wendy Boyce winning the three-lady best ball. Closest to pin Nos. 6 and 8 were Chiya Bazan and Donna Franzmann, respectively.

Wednesday's Men's Night is getting bigger every week. With 36 players included in last week's foray, young Nick Horn beat out all of them with longest drive, while the coveted pure birdie was accomplished by Mike Hollingsworth. Joe Blanchard was closest to the pin on Nos. 6 and 8.

The seniors' regular Monday 9 a.m. tee-off was postponed to Tuesday due to the holiday. Roger Jones once again stroked for the longest putt. Lynda Ruesch showed them what closest to the pin on No. 6 looks like, as did Dave Stein on No. 8.

Now for the upcoming news. June 7 will be the second annual Altman Rogers Kenai Peninsula Charity Golf Tournament at Birch Ridge. At $30 a person, which includes greens fees, you can't possibly pass this one by.

Check-in is 7 a.m., with an 8 a.m. tee-off. You can pick your own team or go for a blind draw. Proceeds to any charity of choice will be picked by the winning team. Sign-up is through Altman Rogers and Co., or Birch Ridge.

Our next event is the ever-popular, ever-competitive June Scramble, scheduled this year for June 14. This competition locks out fast so get your names and monies into the Pro Shop pronto.

Your $65 a pop includes entry fee and greens fees; for season ticket holders, your greens fees are already paid.

This two-division tourney is determined by the total handicap of all team members. Check-in at 7 a.m. and tee off at 8 a.m. Just do it!

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