Bird Homestead Golf Report: Bird plays vital role in festival

Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010

It was an exciting week at Bird Homestead Golf Course. The owners, Elmer and Pat Bird, were honored as the Grand Marshalls of the Funny River Community Chamber of Commerce Parade on Saturday. It was quite an event.

The Funny River Festival ran from Friday to Sunday with all kinds of things going on. They had a nine-hole, blind-draw scramble Friday afternoon with a turnout of 29 golfers. The first-place team consisted of Marty Radvansky, Carl Forsyth and Steven Jacobs. Coming in second was Robert Davis, Ricky Relano, Frank Keener and Bonnie Garwood. The third-place team was Mick Reeve, Shelli Elliott and Mike Chenault. Bob Davis and Amanda Bird were the long-drive champions of the day. What a great turnout and perfect weather.

Ladies, we are looking to change the start time of Ladies Night to give you extra time to come from town. After driving out here from a day job myself we realized that 6 p.m. is to soon. Ladies Night this next Monday will start at 6:30 and we would love to see you. It is a lot of fun and a chance for the ladies to play a round of golf without the men or kids. Come on out and give it a try.

Men's Night brought out 14 golfers Tuesday. I tell you what, those men are dedicated to the game. Carl Forsyth, Neil Warren and Duane Tachick took first shooting 4 under and beating out Trevor Hordemann, Bruce Skolnick, Max Carpenter and Scott, who shot 3 under. Carl Forsyth took long drive for the night and Trevor Hordemann had a pure birdie on the fourth hole. Neil Warren was the closest to the pin on the sixth hole at 10 feet, 2 inches, from the cup. None of the guys were able to land the eighth hole so that pot carries to next week.

The Bird Homestead Golf Association Cup is coming to an end. We are down to the last four teams having a final playoff Sunday at 2 p.m. It has been a great round and everyone has really enjoyed themselves. Playing people you wouldn't normally play and meeting new people is what has made it the most fun for me. The association has the Cup each year and anyone who might be interested in participating next year can contact the clubhouse for more information.

The next few weekends will bring lots of excitement for us. This Saturday is the CHBC Men's Ministry Coed Tournament to support the children's orphanage in Yekepa, Liberia. Entry forms are available at College Heights Baptist Church or the clubhouse. Be sure to get your entry in and carts are limited, so be sure to call the clubhouse and reserve yours.

Aug. 22 will be the Bird Birthday tournament put on by the Bird Homestead Golf Association. This is a great celebration of the Bird family birthdays. It is open to all and there will be food and cake and ice cream after golf. Be sure to mark your calendars for the Fall Classic scheduled for Aug. 28. Entry forms are available at the Bird Homestead Golf Course. This is a four-person-team, 18-hole scramble. The entries are limited to the first 72 players and if you don't have a team we will help find one for you. Carts are limited so be sure to call and reserve yours now.

As we see the weather looking more like fall every day, we realize that our golfing days are limited so come take advantage of our daily specials and our 2 for 1 on Thursday at Bird Homestead Golf Course at Mile 11.8 Funny River Road.

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