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Bird Homestead Golf Report: Quilters enjoy basking in sun

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008

I looked at the forecast today and noticed that we are looking at partly sunny skies with a chance of rain showers, and the next day is followed with partly cloudy skies with a chance of rain. I never have quite figured out the difference between the two. Guess it is the mood of the forecaster. If I am happy, maybe partly sunny fits.

Hello again and welcome to the weekly report for Bird Homestead Golf Course, located 11.8 miles out Funny River Road. We have had some crazy weather, though. Take for instance Sunday when we were hosting the Quilters Tournament. It was sunny and nice that day and it rained like crazy in Soldotna. Go figure, just a couple of miles.

It was definitely good for the players on Sunday. What a fun time, putting around a toilet seat, putting with a hockey stick or how about driving with a left-handed club if you are right-handed, or the opposite. You can guess that the ladies who planned this day have never played a round of golf themselves!

Teams of three were drawn, with a scramble format. First-place honors went to Jason Hodges (from Anchorage, who donated his winnings back to the Quilters), Rhonda Dettmer and Roy Bird. Second place went to Don McGee, George Long and Pat Bird, and third-place honors were taken by Judy Christensen, Greg Harrington and Rich Haller.

The red lantern award went to Dave Kimura, Jennifer Griffin and Monica Griffin. Keep in mind these two women can count on one hand the amount of times they have played golf. Kudos to them for coming out and joining in the fun.

Long drive for men went to Jeff Adamec and for the women Rhonda Dettmer. We want to thank all of the volunteers who made this another successful year. A special thanks goes to Dave Kimura for all of the time and effort he put in to this event. The auction after play was a huge success, any money won was generously given back, and we thank the Quilters for all they do for the needy people by giving the warmth of a beautiful quilt.

Our weekly events include the seniors on Wednesday. The air must have been bad but play around the course in general was very BAD. Seven played. The winning team was Bruce King and Daryl Jelsma with second place being Pat Bird and Daryl Jelsma. How can that be? Daryl was picked as the odd team member, so lucky for him, he got both envelopes. No one wanted scores told.

Men's night, on Tuesday at 6:30, nine men showed and teams were drawn, play was scramble format and the winning team ended up being Jeff Gillman, Rich Haller and Trevor Hordeman. Pure birdie went to Roy Bird and long drive to Marty Radvansky. The closest to carries over again this week, and gentlemen there are a couple of women who are thinking of playing on Tuesday just to help you get rid of all of these carry-overs. Come on out and join us for the fun.

Two for Thursday, load up the car and come save money while enjoying a great round of golf on a course that is in great shape. Come see for yourselves!

DO NOT MISS THIS ONE! The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Tournament sponsored by Stanley Ford will be Sunday starting at 1 p.m. Registration ends at noon so get out early. If you need a cart for this call now! They are going fast. A great cause with GREAT prizes and a good time to follow the play. For more information contact the course at 907-260-4653 or come on out and we will see you there. Until then, keep practicing, see you on the fairways.



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