Bird Homestead Golf Report: Golfers compete at Food Bank Tournament despite showers

Posted: Monday, July 26, 2010

Bird Homestead Golf Course had an exceptional weekend, considering the weather. We hosted the fourth annual Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Tournament sponsored by Stanley Ford on July 17. There were 17 teams of all kinds of golfers. What a great turnout for such a wet day. They golfed all 18 holes in the rain and all had a great time and great attitude.

The hole-in-one prize was not taken home again this year. Stanley Ford put a 2010 beautiful Ford Mustang out for the hole in one and everyone tried but with no success. The first-place team consisted of Aaron Cooper, Steve Fickes, Gary Early and Rob Frasure shooting 8 under par, winning them each a really nice TaylorMade 09 Burner Driver.

The second-place team of Dick Galloway, Doug Morgan, Don McGee and Ron Schmidt shot 6 under to take home TaylorMade Burner Rescues. Third place was Regan DeMello, Justin Bird, Amanda Bird and JE Wells shooting 4 under and taking home some really nice outdoor camping gear.

The tournament was a great success and the proceeds go to support the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, which offers support to many families in our area. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this such a success.

Once again the men showed how tough they are, golfing in the pouring down rain Tuesday night. We had 10 guys show and play and they all were in great spirits and golfed pretty well considering the conditions. Jeff Gillman took the long drive for the night and the first-place team consisted of John B., Trevor Hordemann and Roy Bird coming in 3 under par.

There were no pure birdies and no takers on closest to the pin on the sixth or eighth holes. Those pots will continue to grow for next week. Be sure to come and try your luck on Tuesday night at 6:30.

The Funny River Community Chamber of Commerce is having their annual Funny River Festival Tournament on Friday at 1 p.m. This is a nine-hole tournament open to all. Come and join the fun. There will be prizes and refreshments after golfing. If you need a power cart please call the golf course to reserve one.

College Heights Baptist Church Men's Ministry is sponsoring the Annual Co-Ed Tournament on Aug. 7. Tee time is set for 10 a.m. This is an 18-hole blind draw with all the proceeds going to support the children's orphanage in Yekepa, Liberia. There will be a barbecue and prizes immediately following. Power carts are limited so be sure to call the golf course to reserve if needed.

For more information on golfing specials, upcoming events or tournaments please contact us at Bird Homestead Golf Course at 260-GOLF (4653) or come on out to Mile 11.8 Funny River Road.

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