Bird Homestead Golf Report: The Bird has big plans

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2008

Can you teach a bear to golf? We have seen one close to the course a couple of times. You never know, Yogi might have a low handicap. Hello and welcome once again to Bird Homestead Golf Course, located 11.8 miles down Funny River Road. We can be reached at 260-GOLF.

The scenic drive is never a disappointment, it seems that I see something new each time. We are so excited about this year. There was not as much deep frost this year, so things already look better to start than they did last season.

We have big plans for this year and a lot of new has already happened so we are pushing forward and looking ahead to great things happening. We have a new groundskeeper, though he's not really new. Larry Hamilton is back again and in charge of the front nine. Travis Peters also is a new worker this year and will be working under Larry. Robby moved on with another job. We miss him, he was with this course from day one and we wish him the best in his current job.

A few changes have been made in the pro shop as well. Dianne Hamilton also is back and working in the shop, as well as Dixie and Royce Bird.

Elmer is in charge of finishing the back nine this year, and the plan is to be playing on it by the end of season. "WOW!" is about all I can say to all of this.

Once again Men's Night is starting out with a bang. Twelve men showed up this week. Three teams of four were created and they were off and running. Roy Bird, Greg Harrington, Paul Eskelin and Rich Harmon were the winners, with long drive going to Roy.

Closest to on No. 8 was won by Greg Harrington, and closest to on No. 6 was a carry-over. Congrats to all! Come on out on Tuesday evenings and tee off at 6 p.m.

Seniors day is again on Wednesdays. Start time is scheduled for 11 a.m. We are also starting a Bird Cup. This will be co-ed play. We are having a meeting on this Sunday at 3 p.m. Things decided will be cost and type of play. We have people already signed up, so come join us. This should be a lot of fun. If you are interested, call the clubhouse for details.

The Moose Tournament will be our first tournament of the season. It will be held on June 14. Call the clubhouse for more information and I will have all the details in next week's column.

We have an active tournament season so think about the ones you want to play and give a call for more information on any of them.

There are good deals for play as well as on the range. We are starting Thrifty Thursdays, so call 260-4653, or better yet come on out, 11.8 miles out Funny River, and let us tell you all the dirt!

Look forward to getting caught up with everyone. See you on the fairways.

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