Busy as a beaver

Bird Homestead Golf Report

Posted: Friday, August 10, 2007

What a beautiful week. After the wet weekend and now the sunshine and warm weather, the grass should jump out of the ground. Hello and welcome to Bird Homestead Golf Course, located 11.8 miles out Funny River Road.

We have had a busy week! Starting on Friday with the Funny River Festival Golf Tournament. Seven teams of four started out of the gate at 1 p.m. The weather was perfect and everyone had a great time. There was a tie for first place between team No. 2 and No. 5. A chip-off on No. 9 declared the winners. Paul Eskelin, Roy Bird, Steve Tachick and Rick Relano took home the first-place honors. Second place went to Dave Medley, Jeff Gillman, Kenny Daniel and Rhonda Dettmer. Third-place honors were shared by Sam Renney, Lynne Reynolds, Don Captain and Chris Hawkins. Longest drive on No. 9 went to Kenny Daniel and Lynne Reynolds. Closest to on No. 8 was elusive for the women as no one got onto the green. For the men, Steve Tachick took the honors. Closest to the pin on No. 6 was won by Lynne Reynolds who drove away in a 1992 Ford Van donated by CH Mechanical. Not too bad for a $35 entry fee! Thanks go out to Pat and Elmer Bird, Ed and Julie Zuelke, Wells Fargo, Jersey Subs, Funny River Cafe, Bears Den and Ryan Kapp for donations. As well as the numerous volunteers who put this event on.

On Tuesday night the numbers were up again. Enough fish in the freezer, so the lure of golf was back on the minds for Men's Night. Sixteen men were out and ready to see who could walk away with the prize. Four teams of four teed off, scramble format, with team No. 2B winning. Bruce Batton, Rich Haller, Daryl Palmer and Roy Bird had the bragging rights with a minus-3. Long drive went to Paul Zimmerman, closest to on No. 6 to Greg Harrington and No. 8 to Max Carpenter. There were two pure birdies on No. 2. Greg Harrington and Rich Haller get the big clap for that! Remember, Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. Join in the fun! Wednesday morning was shy this week for the Top of the Hill Gang. Two teams of two played their own game and came in tied. Mike Gardner won closest to on No. 8 and longest putt on No. 4. Judi Artman won closest to on No. 6. Steve Tachick and Don Ramsey shared the spotlight with the winnings as well. Come on out next week, 10 a.m. on Wednesday and have fun with these guys. Saturday, registration at 8 a.m, shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Don't forget the Soroptomist Tournament. This is a HUGE benefit tournament. Monies stay in the community to help cancer victims, as well as other medical needs of people less fortunate than ourselves. This is a pick your own team event (no stacking no more than one A and one B player per team). There are teams that have been in place for years, like mine, waiting to take home the big prize. Food all day long as well as lots of prizes. Did I say lots? This is a great tournament with wonderful folks to share the day with. The weather has been ordered for sunshine and warmth, so come on out and spend the day with us. Call the clubhouse to sign up at 260-4653 or come on out and get a practice round in. Call to reserve a cart as they are limited. See you there on Saturday. My team is a foursome of ladies, and we are planning on winning this thing! You never know, stranger things have happened. Our next tourney will be Aug. 19. The Bird Birthday and Appreciation Tournament will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. We want to show our appreciation to Elmer and Pat Bird for the dream they had to build a beautiful course here on Funny River. Nine-hole tourney, call the club house for more information, and I will write more about it next week.

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