Birch Ridge continues to take advantage of nice fall

Birch Ridge continues to take advantage of nice fall

  • Saturday, October 6, 2018 9:00pm
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By PAT COWAN

The senior men came out Monday at 10 a.m. to play their own game, plus fewest putts. The low net was Sid Cox with a 29. The greenie at the sixth went to Steve Hammarstrom, while Sid Cox put it closest to the pin at the eighth. Longest putt went to Dave Mathison and fewest putts, with 16, went to Darell Jelsma. The senior men will tee of at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

The weather seems to be affecting our ladies, as only three showed up Tuesday. In their defense, I believe it was raining. Closest to the pin went to Rita Geller, low gross was Denise Cox, low net was Chiya Bazan and the mystery hole was won by Denise Cox. Ladies will tee off at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

BALL BUSTER TIP AND TUCK. That is what 15 men played on men’s night Wednesday. Description of the event is that the tee boxes were placed back as far as possible. For example, on No. 1 they teed off on the north side of the putting green. On No. 3, they teed off way back on the new cleared-out area from the driving range mats, playing the hole as a par 5.

The pins on all the greens were tucked to the side and back as far as possible. It’s unbelievable, but three teams tied for first, all shooting new par 36. The teams were made up of Bill Engberg, Robert Stiver and Steve Griglione; Roy Bird, Scott Sundberg and Kevin O’Fallon; and Monte Roberts, George Stein and Travis Robertson.

In a chip-off Engberg, Stiver and Griglione took first and Roberts, Stein and Robertson took second. Robert Stiver took long drive, Kevin Downs got closest to the pin at the sixth and Bill Engberg at the eighth. Monte Roberts won the pure birdie on No. 3 (being played as a par 5). Wednesday, tee-off time will be at 5 p.m. due to early darkness.

Birch Ridge Golf Course is the only course in the area still maintaining greens and fairways and still offering golf carts. The fall golf rates are discounted.

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