Enjoying the sun

Bird Homestead Golf Report

Posted: Friday, June 02, 2006

What a wonderfully sunny week it’s been here at Bird Homestead. We want to thank everyone who came out this past week for a visit. We had back-to-back golfers on Sunday but their patience was rewarded with one of the finest days for golf yet this season. To our “trunk slammers” from California, it was a pleasure to have you out to visit our course and we hope you can make it back again before you have to return home. Young Mr. Lamey, you and your mother were a joy! Here’s hoping your new wedge gets you to the hole, putt free.

Our ladies took a bye this week to celebrate the holiday. We’ll be looking forward to their return this coming Monday at 6:30 p.m. Any ladies wanting to join are welcome, no registration is required. Honors will be awarded to the first-place team as well as closest to the pin and longest drive. We’re still researching possibilities for most flamboyant visor/shorts combo.

Men’s night was slightly delayed due to one of our resident moose deciding to take a dip in the driving range pond just as the guys were about to fire off a few for practice. Having a second thought, Bullwinkle meandered himself out of the pond and over to the tree line once he saw John Brewer pulling out his big wood.

I watched eagerly as the first team teed off, only to witness Roy Bird take out a couple of trees to the left of the first fairway. (Much to the bemusement of Jeff Gillman, who took quite a bit of ribbing from Roy for an errant shot last week.) It’s the back nine that we’re taking trees off of Roy. Focus, focus, focus.

Needless to say, Roy redeemed himself by taking longest-drive honors on the second hole. Nicely done. Closest to the pin was taken by Mark Hordemann on the sixth with our first birdie to boot! That will break the carryover from last season. (Golf clap). No one claimed No. 8, so there will be a new carryover for next week. The first-place team this week included: David Kimura, Roy Bird, Dennis Linnell and Eric Pruett at 3-over. There was some grumbling that Eric was a ringer, but that proved to be unsubstantiated, as it came from his uncle, Mark Hordemann.

That being said, a couple extra notes for our readers. Don’t forget our evening mixer on Fridays at 7 p.m. Start that off with a stop in at Isom’s Cafe located at the course entrance. Keith and company will be grilling up their mouth-watering steak dinner special which also includes salad, baked potato, bread and dessert.

Coming up June 17, Bird Homestead is pleased to be hosting the Roy Husby Memorial Golf Classic. The tournament proceeds provide scholarships to local youths trying to achieve a higher degree of education. This event will be a scramble with a $60 registration fee ($75 for late registration) which includes dinner, dancing and door prizes at the Peninsula Moose Lodge following golf. This is also a great opportunity for local businesses to sponsor various holes during this charitable tournament. Please contact the Moose Lodge for additional details on hole sponsorship or golf registration at 283-9181. We also have golf registration forms here at the course, located at the 11.8 mile of Funny River Road or by phone at 260-4653. Two of our favorite things, supporting our local young folks and GOLF!

Also, we here at the homestead received a disturbing e-mail from Larry Opdycke from North Star Golf Club in Fairbanks. Someone cut off his left arm. No, not really, but it would be just as bad to a true golf devotee. It would seem that this past winter, some vermin stole two of his customized golf carts. One tan cart, the other red, and both have custom wooden racks on the back. Anyone with any information or for additional descriptions of the carts, please call Larry at 907-457-4653 or 907-452-1945.

Next week, I am going to start having some amusement with golf trivia. Brush up on your fun facts and let’s win some prizes! That will wrap things up for this week. Until next week, keep your balls clean and your eye on The Bird!

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