Summer passes quickly

Bird Homestead Golf Report

Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007

Where has the summer gone? It is hard to believe that the days are already getting shorter and the evenings cooler (not that it has been too warm this year). Just yesterday we had cranes camped out on the No. 5 fairway. I think it is too early for cranes, they aren't supposed to show up before the end of August — first of September. As far as that goes, the robins and swallows have left for the season as well. Short summer, so we better take advantage of what we have left. Hello again and welcome to Bird Homestead Golf Course, located 11.8 miles out Funny River Road.

Today our Funny River Festival Tournament is kicking off the Funny River Festival, an entire weekend of fun. Starting with a 1 p.m. shotgun start, it is a nine-hole scramble. Some silly stuff goes on at this one. Prizes will be great. There is even a car to be given away for the closest to on No. 8. How cool is that? So, if you read this before noon, come on out and play with us.

Men's night once again had to take second place to fishing. Six men showed up and picked teams, two teams of three playing a scramble format. The No. 1 team was Richard Harmon, Jeff Gillman and Roy Bird. Long drive honors went to Roy Bird as well as closest to on No. 6. Paul Zimmerman took closest to on No. 8. It was a beautiful evening for the guys and they all want to tell you to come out on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. More information can be obtained by calling 260-GOLF.

The Top of the Hill Gang was pretty skimpy as well, and too bad for those who missed. What a beautiful day it was. Only three played, so they played skins and bingo, bango, bongo. Summer isn't over yet, so come back out and join us for a fun time.

Aug. 11, let me repeat, Aug. 11, the Soroptomist Tournament will be held here at Bird Homestead Golf Course. I have been waiting all year for this one! I belong to a team of women, and this may very well be the year we are going to win this. We have been playing this for four years and have a great time! This is an 18-hole, scramble format. You can pick your own teams as long as you don't have more than one A and B player onboard. Prizes galore! Five hole-in-one prizes, including a car. This has to be the year that someone makes a hole-in-one here. It may as well be you! Remember Aug. 11, registration at 8 a.m., shotgun start at 9 a.m. Food all day long, and a bundle of fun thrown in! Please call early to sign up and if you want carts, call ahead to get one reserved. The number is 260-GOLF, in case you forgot. Give us a call or come out and get some practice in with a round of golf or by hitting some range balls into the pond. It is so much fun being able to put the balls in the water. Any other time, water makes me nervous.

We want to thank everyone who was involved with the Red Cross Tournament held on Saturday. We could not have ordered up a nicer day. A great turnout, great food and the prizes were fantastic. It is so much fun when you know you are helping other people. Just think of the lives you touch by giving. Thank you all again!

Come on out and see what is happening at Funny River.

Sept. 1 is approaching quickly. If you didn't know, we are having a party here. Roy Bird and Shelly Loveland are tying the knot. The reception will be held here in the afternoon. So, mark your calendar and plan on coming out.

So, remember, 11.8 miles out Funny River Road is a quiet, little spot just great for a round of golf. 260-4653. See you on the tee box.

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