In the wet

Bird Homestead Golf

Posted: Friday, August 25, 2006

We thought the rains would stop — so much for that thought, eh?

Welcome to the Friday report from Bird Homestead Golf Course. We are located 11.8 miles down Funny River Road and we’ve been invaded by turkeys! About 30 of the feathered fauna flocked onto the course this week much to Robbie’s dismay. He, Sissy, and Chris have been toiling away on the course to perfect everything for Saturday’s Fall Classic Golf Tournament.

He fussed up a storm about the turkey poo all over his tee boxes and greens and did all he could to discourage their visit. They left in time for us to have one big celebration this past Saturday. We managed to pull off a bit of a surprise on Pat to commemorate her birthday. The golf association had a small nine-hole scramble followed by a cookout and birthday cake for our boss. Pat’s birthday was actually Tuesday, so we just figure we’ll consider this whole week Pat’s week!

Our third annual Fall Classic will be held Saturday. Registration will end at 8:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The cost for a four-person team is $260 which includes prizes and lunch provided by Isom’s Cafe following golf.

Rich Lundahl will furnish a trick show to entertain everyone and follow up with an adult clinic at a cost of $8. This event is filling up quickly, so if you are interested in spending the day with us, contact the course at 260-GOLF. We’re really looking forward to this tournament as an opportunity to let our course shine!

Come join us for a full day of merriment.

It rained so hard on Tuesday that I was given the evening off. Pat advised me that Paul Zimmerman called in to see if the guys were going to golf. He told her it was sunny and warm in Kasilof and he would do the rain dance and bring the sun to Funny River. It would seem that it worked. Pat said the guys went out with a clear sky and full-sized rainbow to boot.

Longest drive went to Tyson Ogwinn, who we have been trying to get out here for men’s night for weeks. Glad to see you made it Tyson and to hear you had a first-rate time. Dennis Linnell took closest to the pin on 6 and Roy took closest on 8. Winning team consisted of Roy Bird, Richard Harman and Don Ramsey, who let me beat him at cribbage Thursday.

The guys will be back out on Tuesday at 6 p.m. for their next round rain or shine.

Trivia time! Congratulations to Brian Rohn for knowing that there are three golf balls on the moon left by Alan Shepard, commander of the Apollo 14 mission in 1971. A sleeve of golf balls is here at the pro-shop Brian.

This week’s trivia: Who was the nation’s first golfing President? A) William Howard Taft, B) Calvin Coolidge, C) Dwight Eisenhower, D) Gerald Ford.

Until next week, keep your dimples cleaned and pick up your broken tees!

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