Bird Homestead Golf Report: Crew has the Bird in shape

Posted: Friday, June 04, 2010

Golf is the sport of the season out on Funny River Road. Bird Homestead Golf Course had an excellent weekend of fun-filled golfing. The Memorial Day weekend was very busy with several new players checking out the course. Larry Hamilton and his crew have been working daily on the greens and they look great. We would like to thank Steve Ellis and Sissy Bird for their volunteer time in filling moose tracks on the fairways and Jeff Gillman for thinning trees in between the fairways. It is really looking nice.

We had our second women's night on Monday with eight entries. We lost a couple ladies to the hustle of Memorial Day weekend and picked up a couple new ones so this next week should be even better. Pat Bird managed to pick up the pot for closest to the cup on the eighth hole and we still have a carry-over for the sixth hole.

The longest drive on the second hole went to Amanda Bird. The night ended in a chip-off as both teams finished 2 over. Jackie Risch landed on the green about 4 feet from the cup and Amanda Bird gave her a run but was not as successful at 10 feet from the cup. The winning team was Jackie Risch, Faith Link, Dottie Hackett and Patti Coreson. Come on out ladies and join us. We always have a lot of fun.

Week 3 for men's night was a success with 20 entries. I think all the guys have been practicing as the sixth hole was an easy target this week. Five players landed on the green but Trevor Hordemann took the pot, which was carried over from last season and all three weeks this season, at 10 inches from the cup beating out his dad, Mark Hordemann, who was 7 feet. Nice job Trevor. Jeff Gillman won pure birdie on the second hole and Roy Bird won long drive. As usual, it was an exciting finish with two teams coming in at 2 under. At the chip-off Marty Radvansky beat out Roy Bird by about 1 foot. Congratulations to the winners -- Marty Radvansky, Paul Zimmerman, John King and John Brewer.

Wednesday was senior's day with 10 players. Larry Taylor showed off his putting skills with long putt for the day at 13.5 feet. Nobody was able to land on the sixth and eighth greens so those pots will carry over until next week. Practice up seniors, it will be worth some money. Nice job to the first-place team of Tim Bowser, Marilyn Eskelin, Dave Kimura and Elaine Taylor.

Be sure to get your entry forms for the Funny River Quilters Benefit Golf Tournament on June 19. We also have entry forms for the Peninsula Moose Lodge Scholarship Tournament available at the clubhouse. We have extended our hours to 9 p.m. for those who like to enjoy the Alaska summer evenings. It is a beautiful drive 11.8 miles out Funny River Road to the course. Come on out.

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