Hello again from Bird Homestead Golf Course, located 11.8 miles out Funny River Road. 260-GOLF will get us on the phone.
The frost is still giving us some problems, but the course is starting to look great. Seeing more green each day, our groundskeeper Rob Partin is working hard to have it in top-notch shape.
I have an apology to make to a couple of men who showed up for the seniors play on Wednesday at 1 p.m. The time was changed to 10 a.m. after this had printed, so they came out ready to play and everyone was nearly through playing. If the truth was known, the gang was probably afraid you would show them up. Thanks for being so understanding and sticking around and playing. Looking forward to seeing you next Wednesday at 10 a.m.
My vote won, and we are officially changing the name to the “Top of the hill gang.” Anyone 50-and-over is encouraged to come out and join us. The first week had seven show for play two teams, a foursome and a threesome. It will be a scramble format this week. Dave Kimura tells us we have to show up to see what he has in mind for us next week. We’ll be playing for first (of course), closest to on No. 6 and longest putt on No. 8. Mike Gardner, Don Ramsey, Marilyn Eskelin and Dick Galloway took first with an even score, second place being David Kimura, Judi Artman and Pat Bird with a plus 3. Both the closest to and longest putt carried over to next week. Come out and enjoy the fun.
Men’s night was another success. There were 11 men out to brave the windy chilly evening two teams of four and one of three, golfing a scramble format. Teams were drawn and they were off to brave the elements. Team No. 1, consisting of Roy Bird, Jeff Gillman, James Musgrove and Russ Thomas, came in first. Closest to the hole on No. 6 went to Greg Harrington, Tyson O’Guinn out-drove everyone on No. 9 and the closest to on No. 8 was a holdover for next week. Come on out and see if you can give some of these men a run for their money.
The first ladies night was Wednesday evening. We only had four women show, but talk about hardcore. It was brutally cold and they still didn’t wimp out. Lyn Reynolds and Jackie Risch won, and Pat Bird and Marilyn Eskelin came in second. I’m telling you guys, these gals are something to contend with. They are throwing out a challenge to the men closest to the hole on No. 8, competing between the ladies and men. Whoever gets it each week wins the pot, and if no one takes it, it will carry over. This could be interesting. Any bets on this one? The ladies night will be on Monday evenings starting at 6 p.m. from here on out. Come out and join us. We have a lot to show these guys.
Our couples night starts tonight at 6 p.m. Tee time is at 6:30 p.m. Jackie Risch and Doug Cather are spearheading this event and we are looking forward to seeing what they have in mind. Come out tonight and join the fun.
Don’t forget our Junior program from June 13 to 15, from 10 a.m. until noon for ages 7 to 15. Sign your kids up at the pro shop or call us at 260-4653. What a great way to introduce our youth to a great sport.
June 16 is our first tournament this year. The Moose Tournament will be held here again this year. For more information come see us and get signed up, or call us at the course.
Another week down in the Funny River Saga. Come join us. Who knows, you may end up in the paper.
Come as a guest, leave as a friend! See you on the fairways.
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