Birch Ridge golf column

  • By Pat Cowan
  • Friday, July 7, 2017 1:05am
  • Sports

On July 10, fourteen Alaskan golf pros will be playing a skins game for $$$$. It starts at 6 p.m. and is open and free for spectators. It is a lot of fun to watch and you’ll get to see some great golf shots from the pros. Each hole has a value and if no pro wins that hole then the dollars are carried over to the next hole until that skin is won. We guarantee that if you come out and watch, you’ll be back each and every year.

Seniors – Monday, July 3, Tim Bowser showed the rest of the seniors how to play and shot a net 27. Closest to the hole on No. 6 was Tom Hodel and Sid Cox got closest to on No. 8. Longest putt went to Vic Hussey.

Ladies – Tuesday, July 4, the ladies played Bingo, Bango, Bongo and the Low Gross went to Rita Geller, Low Net to Tanya Boedeker, two chip-ins occurred, one on No. 14 by Tanya Boedeker and the other on No. 14 by Mary McKenzie for a birdie.

Men’s Night – Wednesday, July 5. The Men play a blind draw scramble and the team of Tyler Yamada, Scott Sundberg and Darell Jelsma came out on top with a score of 31. Long Drive went to Scott Sundberg; Closest to on No. 6 went to Mike Hollingsworth and No. 8 to Darell Jelsma. The only Pure Birdie went of our super Jr. golfer Shane Sundberg.

In addition to the leagues mentioned we also have seasonal competition in two Birch Ridge Cup events, In the Men’s Birch Ridge Cup we have 14 two man teams in 2 divisions that will all play each other in a handicapped format throughout the season. The following teams are participating in this event.

Division One – Darell Jelsma &Mike Hollingsworth – Jay Kriner &George Stein – Jeff Perschbacher &Jeff Selinger –Steve Tachick &Ryan Kapp – Gary Dawkins &Duane Tachick – Tom Hodel &Mark Hutton – Brad Carver &Kevin Downs.

Division Two – Steve Hammarstrom &Lee Halsted – Greg Stein &Lee Fry – Pat Cowan &Mike Chenault – Tim Bowser &Monte Roberts – Jerry Herring &Dale Hoagland – Kevin O’Fallon &Gary Davis – Sid Cox &Mick Reeve. As the season progresses I’ll announce standings – too early now as many matches have not been played.

In the Ladies Birch Ridge Cup, we have 11 two-lady teams, they are Sally Tachick &Val Ischi – Tanya Boedeker &Brenda Mitchell – Leona Jackson &Sally Hoagland – Tanna Chenault &Nan Weaver – Dee Richards &Cheryl Hammarstrom – Teresa Sibolboro &Carol Morgan – Myrna Cowan &Lori Riggs-Bishop – Carolyn Schaefer &Connie Wheat – Sara Moore &Irma Peterson – Sharon Keating &Linda Murphy – Rita Geller &Kathy Herring. Like the Men, too early now to announce current results and many matches have not been played.

There is a rumor that Gary Davis eagled No. 18 and is now going by the name of “Deuce”.

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