Here's to a dry weekend

Bird Homestead Golf Report

Posted: Friday, August 24, 2007

Rain, rain go away. Come again another day! According to the weather man, it is supposed to be nice for the weekend. Keep your fingers crossed! Hello again from Bird Homestead Golf Course, located 11.8 miles out Funny River Road.

I have an apology to make to everyone for not getting my article in last week's paper. The week flew by and, to be honest, my deadline came and went before I realized it. I am back and I do have a lot to talk about!

We have been very busy. We have had two tournaments since we last visited. The Soroptomist on Aug. 11 was a blast. What a great day we had. Sunny and warm with lots of people out to have a great time! On Aug. 19, we held the Bird Birthday and Appreciation Tournament. This tournament is sponsored by the association and what a great turnout we had. Many thanks go out to everyone who was involved in both events. We can't do it without you!

Men's Night hasn't slowed down at all. Last week and this week saw full turnouts. Ten men were on the starting gate at 6:30 p.m., two teams of three and one of four. All three teams came within three strokes of each other. Last week, Paul Zimmerman cleaned house, taking nearly all of the goodies. This week, Roy Bird had more of the purse. The first-place team was Dave Medley, Jeff Gillman and Roy Bird. Long drive was Paul Zimmerman. Closest to on both Nos. 6 and 8 was Roy Bird, as well as a pure birdie for Roy Bird. Come on out and join these guys, every Tuesday night at 6 p.m.

Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. the Top of the Hill Gang shows up ready to play. This week we had six ready and able to make it to the top of the hill on No. 1. There were two teams of three, playing a scramble format. First place went to Mike Gardner, Pat Bird and Steve Tachick. This is a fun morning. Come on out and join up for play.

Saturday will be the fourth annual Fall Classic. This is the course's hoorah! And what a great tournament this one is. There are prizes for first, second and third, as well as a mystery team and red lantern prize. Door prizes will be given away, along with closest to and long drives, and not to forget the mulligan drawing. Food, food, food all day long.

You can set up your own team, so if while reading this you want to play Saturday, give us a call at 260-4653 or come on out and get signed up. Entry is $280 per team and registration starts at 9 a.m. sharp, with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Come out and join us, and pray for sunshine!

Fall is creeping in on us, and before much more time goes by we want to thank all who have supported us. With our diehard golfers we would not see this dream to completion. Thanks!

Until next week, keep the umbrella handy. See you on the fairway!



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