Bird Homestead Golf Report: Tournaments hit the Bird

Posted: Thursday, July 08, 2010

Bird Homestead Golf Course is gearing up for several different tournaments. We have the Peninsula Moose Lodge 15th Annual Scholarship Golf Classic scheduled for Saturday with a tee time of 9 a.m. Entries are being accepted at the Moose Lodge in Kenai and at the Bird Homestead Golf Course clubhouse.

This is an 18-hole tournament with four-person teams playing a scramble. If you are interested and don't have a team please contact us and we can help secure you a team. Entry fees include greens fees, lunch and a steak dinner following play. Be sure to reserve your carts at the clubhouse because they are limited.

The next scheduled tournament is July 18. Teeing off at noon is the fourth annual Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Tournament sponsored by Stanley Ford. This tournament has been a great success in the past and we expect it to be a full tournament. Anyone interested can obtain entry forms from the Food Bank, Stanley Ford, Kenai Golf Course, Birch Ridge Golf Course and Bird Homestead Golf Course.

It has been said that the hole-in-one prize is a 2010 Ford Mustang. This tournament is a four-person team scramble playing 18 holes. There will be a barbecue following the tournament play. Be sure to get your entries in and call the clubhouse to reserve a cart.

The weather was not the best for the Fourth of July weekend but we did see some golfing action despite it. We saw several families out for a great day of fun as well as just some singles and couples. We had a couple groups that set up some scramble action and played through a little rain. If you live in Alaska, you don't plan around the weather.

Our Tuesday men's night brought out 17 players for five teams of action. Paul Zimmerman was the long-drive guy and the pots for closest to on the sixth and eighth holes will still be there for next week. The night ended in a chip-off between Al Dettmer, Frank Keener and Paul Zimmerman beating out Scott Sundberg, Jeff Gillman and Max Carpenter. Both teams finished 1 under par. The men are always looking for some fresh blood so come on out and try your luck Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday was Senior's Plus with three two-person teams. Justin Bird took long putt on the fourth hole at 91.5 inches. Faith Link managed to beat out Justin Bird on closest to the pin for the eighth hole by about 21 inches. The sixth hole still has a large pot growing for anyone who can land closest to the cup. Justin Bird and Faith Link were the first-place winners for the morning.

Monday Ladies night will resume this coming Monday. We sure hope to see you there. The ladies always have a lot of fun and there is some money just waiting to be won. The ladies tee off at 6 p.m. We typically play a scramble depending on the number of ladies that show up. We have been known to add some twists to the play just to keep it fun.

Bird Homestead Golf Course would like to thank Dave Kimura and Dottie Hackett for their volunteer time with the Youth Program. They were both here on Saturday with three young people who really wanted to learn the game. The Youth Program has three more Saturday mornings and then they will have a four-hole tournament on July 31.

The program is free for any young person who may be interested in learning about the golf game. The Bird Homestead Golf Association provides clubs and balls with which the youth can practice. The practice session starts at 10 a.m. and lasts about one and a half hours. Parents are welcome to attend with their young ones. There is no age restriction, just the desire to learn about the game.

The coffee is on and the smiles are always bright at Bird Homestead Golf Course, located at Mile 11.8 Funny River Road. Call for a tee time or just come on out and see us.

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