Beautiful weather? Bird Homestead golf course beckons

  • By Kelsey Slough
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:14pm
  • Sports

It has been an amazing past few days with our gorgeous weather. The course has been coming along beautifully, Larry Hamilton and his crew have been working very hard to get it looking good. We have freshly mowed fairways, nicely trimmed tee boxes, and greens that are picture worthy every day due to their tremendous hard work. Golfing out at Bird Homestead is the perfect way to enjoy our beautiful Alaska nature, all while relaxing and having a good time.

Men’s Night

We had an incredible turnout Tuesday night. We had 36 men show up, which gave us nine teams. Mike Gardner crushed the ball on No. 5, winning long drive; however, Greg Harrington swooped in and dominated hole No. 5, getting a pure birdie. The dance floor on No. 6 was abandoned by tee shots, which means closest to will carry over. On hole No. 8, Dwight Kramer made a fantastic tee shot getting closest to on eight. The team on top for the evening with an absolute incredible score of minus-4 was the team of Greg Harrington, Travis Robertson, Steve Skolnick and Steve Tachick. Not far behind them with minus-3 was Aaron Blackburn, Ken Ubben, Tony Lajuenesse and James Kozel. Men’s night is every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.

Ladies Night

Well the ladies had an interesting night last Wednesday. We were lucky to have absolutely zero rain, and just enough breeze to keep the mosquitos away. There were seven of us women, and after we all played our round of golf, came back into the clubhouse, counted our scorecards, we realized both teams had exactly the same score. We decided we should just call it a draw and save our money for next week. During the night Kelsey Slough hit an amazing drive on hole No. 5, winning her long drive. Pat Bird had a beautiful putt winning her long putt. We love seeing new faces, so join us on ladies night, it is best ball scramble, Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. This is a great night for new golfers, and you don’t need to be good at golf at all, however a little luck might help win some money.

Junior Lessons

The association will be hosting FREE junior golf camp this year. Golf pro Tom Walsh and other members are donating their time to teach juniors the wonderful sport of golf. Junior lessons will be daily starting June 6 through June 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. Clubs will be provided for the duration of the camp, please call the clubhouse or stop in for more information.

Upcoming tournaments

Our first association tournament of the season will be Sunday, June 12. The annual string tournament is a fun-filled day of golf that revolves all around your piece of string. Yes, STRING. Stop by the clubhouse for more information and to sign up.

Fact of the day

The average driver swing speed of a non-professional lady golfer is 62 mph and 96 mph for an average LPGA professional.

Bird Homestead Golf course is located on mile 12 of Funny River Road

Phone number: (907) 260-4653

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