Birch Ridge Golf Report: Club events continue at Birch Ridge

  • By Zac Cowan
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:48pm
  • Sports

Despite occasional showers, activities charge on at Birch Ridge Golf Course. Here is a recap of recent club play, and a look at events still to come.

Monday Morning Seniors

Twelve came out to play, but only one can win. That was Sid Cox, shooting a net 32, and also making the longest putt at the ninth, making Vic Hussey graciously accept second place. John Davis hit it closest on No. 6 and Tim Bowser (who also got a hole in one earlier this month) won at the eighth.

Tuesday Morning Ladies

We had nine ladies play this week, and they managed to miss the rain during the round. They played a game called 3-2-1, which awards the person closest to the hole three points, then two, then one. Beth Roseberry was a chipping maniac and got the most points. Our own Danica Schmidt took low gross, and Denise Cox won low net. They had a mystery hole poker hand that Vicki Hollingsworth took, and Sally Tachick managed a chip-in on the very tough pin position on No. 8.

Tuesday Night Couples

We only had four couples come out, but it was still a fun outing. This week, they played a game called “one in a row,” where you can’t use the same club again until you use every other club in your bag. Steve and Sally Tachick took the W with a team score of 71, and, since no one hit the green on either 6 or 8, I paid second place to Gary Dawkins and Lori Riggs-Bishop with 74.

Wednesday Men’s Night

The weather was sketchy at best, which led to only seven guys showing up for the evening, but it was still a fun day. The team of Kyle Martin, Mike Hollingsworth, Brock Kant and Jay Kriner won with a 32. Jay was also the only one to hit a par-3 green in one, so he took both competitions. Long drive went to Brock, but there were no pure birdies, so that pot gets carried over to next week. Now the pure birdie pot for BIG WEDNESDAY starts at $97, so everyone needs to come out next week to play!

Upcoming Events


Thirsty Thursday Wine Tasting with Gene Diamond. We have had one already, and it was a lot of fun, and I personally learned a lot about wines and different grapes. Cost is $40 and it starts at 6 p.m. After the wine, there is a golf clinic, so it’s a great time to be relaxed and learn a shot or two.

Aug. 27 and 28

Kenai Peninsula Open, sponsored by the Central Peninsula Health Foundation. This is a great two-day event that really tests your golf endurance. There will be great prizes and great competition. Sign up now! Not a golfer? You can still sponsor the event, which raises funds for local prostate and breast cancer programs. Sign up at the pro shop.

Sept. 11

Birch and Bird Tournament. This is a great rival competition between Birch Ridge and Bird Homestead golf courses. More details to come, but be on the lookout for signups soon.

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