Rain, rain go away

Bird Homestead Golf Report

Posted: Friday, July 06, 2007

Even though it is raining and cool, nothing seems to deter golfers from hitting the fairways. Hello again from Bird Homestead Golf Course, located 11.8 miles out Funny River Road. 260-4653 will get us on the phone. Golfers are a breed of their own, even in adverse weather we just want to play golf. The rain doesn't keep the animals away either. On Wednesday on my way to work I saw a black bear on Birch Ridge Golf Course. So the critters aren't only out our way. I did see twin moose, and of course Mr. Coyote was waiting on me again. We are becoming close friends. I worry about him when I don't see him.

Sunday was our Association String Tournament with a BBQ following play. It rained on us and believe it or not no one melted. It was a great day. A blind draw was done and the team with three women and one man came in with 15-under. The string helps A LOT! Jackie Risch, Lynne Reynolds, Marilyn Eskelin and Roy Bird took the first-place honors. Closest to on No. 6 was me (Rhonda Dettmer) and closest to on No. 8 was Pat Bird. Long drive for women was Jackie Risch, for men was Roy Bird. The BBQ was great, everyone had a good time. Thanks go out to Diane Hammilton and Rose Marie Galloway for staying and making sure the food was ready, money divided and just in general, holding down the fort.

Twenty-two men came out on Tuesday night for Men's night. It was a great evening, and once again they were all trying to outdo each other. First-place honors went to Richard Harman, Dave Kimura, Ernie Pruett and Jeff Gillman. They also gave a second place since they had so many, and the lucky recipients were Matt Johnson, Dick Galloway, Mark Hordeman and Neil Warren. They had to chip off to see who took first and second places, another comedy when no one could hit the green from the top of the hill on No. 9. But with perseverance they finally got it done. Closest to on No. 8 went to Dave Kimura and long drive went to Rick Price. Closest to on No. 6 and pure birdie is a carry over. So come on out on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. and have fun with these guys.

Ladies night is now a singles night. Anyone who wants to come, come on out. We are doing a "play your own game" with a handicap. So we will pair up, team up or whatever works and just have a good time with friends. Monday nights at 6 p.m. Doubles night on Friday evenings at 6 p.m. is another evening to come on out and pair up with someone to enjoy the evening. Have you noticed we are a 6 p.m. course?

I want to talk a bit about some of our up coming tournaments.

The Food Bank Tournament sponsored by Stanley Ford will be held on Sunday, July 15 at 1 p.m. This will be an 18-hole scramble. You can make your own team as long as there are no more than 2 A and B players on each team. All proceeds will go to the Food Bank. Stanley Ford is providing all of the prizes and there will be a hole in one for a new Ford. So come on out and join us, to help these in need. More info can be acquired by calling Stanley Ford, The Food Bank or here at the pro shop.

Funny River Quilters Tournament will be held on July 21, another chance to show your stuff. The following weekend, July 28, will be the Red Cross Tournament. This tournament is for such a good cause. Come on out and support these causes. How else can you have so much fun and help someone out at the same time?

Our pro is back and Rich Lundahl is ready to give lessons to those of us who want to improve our game.

Call the pro shop for more information or come on out and visit.

So get your calendar out and plan on joining us for some of our fun tournaments or our weekly evening events.

We just like to have fun out here at The Bird Homestead Golf Course, and remember when you come as our guest, you leave as our friend. Hope to see you soon.

Until next week, I'm planning on staying in the short grass!

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