Birch Ridge Report: Season coming to close

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2003

Lethargy has settled itself comfortably in my brain; hence a shortness of golf info this week. I hate being banal, but the crisp and bright days of fall are beckoning me to ... blah, blah, blah.

The two-day, two-course tournament the last weekend was done up in style, sunshine and camaraderie. Once again the championship "trophy" was won by Kenai Golf Course with Rita Botelho and Eldon Harvey winning their respective divisions with low gross.

Low net for women went to Jana Query and second place low net was garnered by Chiya Bazan. First place in the champion division for men was Bill Burtram followed closely in second place by John Dahlgren.

In the men's first flight, low net was Dave Litchfield, followed by Gary Katsion. Men's second flight winner was Al Dettmer, with Darell Jelsma rounding out second place.

Patrick McElroy won for the men's third flight, followed by Dave "Unstoppable" Stein. A lot of closests-to and long drives for both days, so many names I ran out of ink. 'Course, they're all winners in my book.

The men's Birch Ridge Cup season had its season farewell event this week. My two favorites Dave Keating and Dave Stein beat out all others for best of the season. Mr. Stein's season-best score of 40 hammered Steve Hammarstrom and Bruce King, both golfers of renown. See what even and steady swings bring? I'm first on the lessons list.

The last "fun night" for our guys consisted of a three-holes Scotch, three-holes scramble and three-holes best ball. Grandpa Pat and Zack Cowan were the first-place winners. Darrell Jelsma and Mike Hollingsworth followed up with second, while the team of Dave Keating and Bob Sizemore beat everybody else out for third place.

This year is the 30th anniversary of the Birch Ridge Golf Course. To commemorate and celebrate, Pat and Myrna Cowan are hosting a Par-3 Tournament for all season ticket holders of Birch Ridge Golf Course. Sept. 21 is the date. The deadline to sign up and RSVP is no later than 6 p.m. Sept. 18. It promises to be great fun, great food, great weather (even if it's raining)!

Cold Weather Tournament is still scheduled for Sept. 27. Get your name on the list NOW.

Well, I guess I'll sign off now and ... blah, blah, blah.

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