Autumn's march quickens

Posted: Friday, September 07, 2007

Be careful. If you blink things seem to change in a hurry! Thanks to one of my co-workers, I was able to have a long weekend and on my way out to work on Tuesday morning, I could not believe how many colors appeared. Wow! I'm not sure I am ready for this. Hello again from Bird Homestead Golf Course, located 11.8 miles out Funny River Road. Our weekly chit-chats will be coming to an end soon and I wanted to let everyone know how much I have enjoyed the conversation.

There were no tournaments to talk about this past weekend. However, we still had a great time on Saturday. If you recall, there was a huge party here. Roy and Shelly said their "I do's" at 2 p.m. I won't go into what the bride and groom wore, but I can tell you I was sure surprised at how well Roy Bird cleans up! The wedding was great and we wish them all the best in what their future will hold. A reception was held at the golf course immediately following the wedding and it was so fun to see so many friends and family out for the festivities. People who were unaware of the festivities were able to play free, and we had a fair amount of people on the course. The weather cooperated and it turned out to be a great day!

Men's night on Tuesday evening was a bit cool, but the guys made it around without any rain to spoil a good time. Seven men showed up to play, names were drawn and two teams emerged ready to do battle. When the smoke cleared, James Musgrove (welcome back, James), Paul Zimmerman, Dennis Linnell and Greg Harrington took the leading card by one stroke. Trevor Hordeman took the long drive and Greg Harrington captured closest to on No. 6. Closest to on No. 8 and pure birdie carried over for next week. So come on out on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., tee off at 6 p.m. and join these guys for a few more weeks of fun.

Seven showed for the Top of the Hill Gang on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. They decided to play their own game and using the handicap, Pat Bird took first place with David Kimura coming in one stroke behind her for second place. Long putt went to Darrel Jelsma and the closest to on both No. 6 and No. 8 are a carry-over for next week. Come on out to the clubhouse or call us at 260-4653 for the Wednesday morning gang. They have a great time and want to invite all to join.

On Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. we are having a chili feed here with all the goodies that go along with chili. After everyone is full of beans, no pun intended, and it is dark, the fun begins. The glow ball tournament will start. Names will be drawn, everyone will be given two glow balls and a glow necklace and then we are off. This event is crazy fun, so try and come out for this one. The cost is $35 per person. Bring a friend, plenty of warm clothes and a couple of flashlights. Call us and let us know if you can make it and we will get you signed up. Remember, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.

We want to extend our thanks to our association for helping us this year. Remember to check out the association for next year. With them alongside, it is a huge help for the course.

Hate to be a downer, but hurry up and get out here. Time is short, but the course is playing great. Hope to see you on the fairways.

The most peaceful place to play golf you will find anywhere in the state of Alaska is located 11.8 miles out Funny River Road. Our phone number is 260-4653. Have a great week. Until coffee next week, keep it in the short grass!

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