Coyote, golf not done yet

Birch Homestead Golf Report

Posted: Friday, August 31, 2007

Just when I thought Mr. Coyote had packed up and moved south, we met again this morning as I was on my way to Bird Homestead Golf Course, located 11.8 miles out Funny River Road.

Hello again and welcome to our weekly rundown of events here at the course. This past Saturday was the Fall Weather Classic that the course sponsors. What a beautiful day it turned out to be. High 60s, with lots of fun and laughter.

The food was phenomenal thanks to the folks from the restaurant. The play was great with three teams tying for second place. Roy Bird, Steve Tachick, Dave Medley and Walt Krieger took first place, taking home cash and a certificate at the Alaska Legends Lodge for dinner for eight.

There was a chip-off for second and third with BJ's taking second. This team has played the tournament every year since the beginning and we appreciate them coming out every year. The team members are Ardie Crawford, Kevin O'Fallon, Mo Redford and Vince Redford.

The third-place team was Ryan Kapp, George Stein and Dan and Linda Murphy. The red lantern went to Allen Dettmer, Rhonda Dettmer, Jan Stenga and Chiya Bazan. Lots of prizes were handed out with everyone leaving happy and full!

Tuesday night was another successful evening. Twelve men showed up and the numbers were drawn. Three teams of three, they were off like a herd of turtles. Two teams tied for first with a minus-1 and a chip-off found Jeff Gillman, Dave Stein, Paul Zimmerman and Roy Bird in first place with second place going to Mark Hordeman, Trevor Hordeman, Rich Haller and Allen Dettmer.

Long drive was taken by Trevor and closest to on No. 8 dropped to Paul Zimmerman. No. 6 and pure birdie were elusive, which results in a carryover for next week.

The guys are starting now at 5:30 with a tee-off time of 6 p.m. It is starting to get dark a bit earlier, so come on out and join these guys. There's lots of fun to be had Tuesday nights. Call the clubhouse at 260-4653 to sign up, or just come on out.

Wednesday morning found seven Top of the Hill Gang members ready to play. They decided on playing their own game using handicaps. Dave Kimura took first-place honors with a 1-under. Steve Hammerstrom took closest to on No. 8. Everything else carried over. Come join up on Wednesday mornings. The course is open and ready to give all a challenge.

Our final tournament will be the Glow Ball Tournament on Sept. 22. The event will start with a chili feed at 7 p.m. Tee time will be between 8:30 and 9 p.m. depending on darkness. Come prepared with flashlights.

Included in the $35 entry fee will be two glow balls and a glow necklace. This event truly shows golfers are crazy. What a way to be recognized! Give a call at 260-4653 and sign up for this fun evening.

Always the best for last! Saturday, wedding bells will be heard on Funny River. Roy and Shelly are tying the knot in the afternoon, and the reception will follow at Bird Homestead Golf Course. The party starts at 4 p.m. Please come and enjoy this joyous time of celebration with the Bird family. The course will be closed for this event. We hope to see you there.

Until next week, enjoy this beautiful land and come see us on the fairways at Bird Homestead Golf Course. Keep it in the short grass.

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