Birch Ridge Golf Report: Events keep going strong at Birch Ridge

The events kept going strong this week at Birch Ridge Golf Course.

For Senior Men’s Day on Monday, 17 men came out to enjoy golf and fellowship. The format was both low net and fewest putts. Fewest putts went to Kevin O’Fallon (12). Low net went to Sid Cox (30). Closest to the pin on No. 6 was Darell Jelsma and on No. 8 was Pat McElroy.

Darell Jelsma is directing the show and is and has been playing different games to make it more interesting. We welcome all men over 50 with a handicap and if you don’t have a handicap, we can get you one.

Just a few ladies came out Tuesday, with the sky cloudy and with rain in the forecast. The format was a poker hand on a mystery hole and that was won by Georgia Bentley. Denise Cox, the lady that organizes the Ladies Day, said, “The greens are absolutely beautiful.” Beth Roseberry chipped in at the fourth.

Men’s Night on Wednesday was big, with 26 players showing up. Two teams finished at 29, but after a chip-off, the team of Robert Stiver, Shane Sundberg and Trevor Baldwin beat the team of Mike Hollingsworth, Darell Jelsma, George Stein and Del Hoagland.

The third-place team — still in the money — went to Steve Tachick, Bill Haese, Mark Baker and Jacob Brown. Terry Jackson had the long drive, Del Hoagland had the greenie at the sixth and Jay Kriner had the greenie at the eighth. There was a carry-over on pure birdies, so the pot will be bigger next week.

An exciting event will be held at the Kenai Golf Course on Aug. 15, 17 and 19 — the Peninsula Cup (formally the Walker Cup). Both courses, Kenai and Birch Ridge, will select 16 players to go head to head in best ball, alternate shot and individual competitions.

The Birch Ridge team is as follows — Zac Cowan, Bill Engberg, Pedro McCall, Darell Jelsma, Mike Hollingsworth, Jake Eubank, Trevor Baldwin, George Stein, C.J. Henley, Steve Griglione, Jim McWilliams, Nick Beeson, Max Conradi, Mike Chenault and Mike Rose. Captain of the Birch Ridge team is Pat Cowan, assisted by the president of the Birch Ridge Golf Association, Tim Bowser.

Gordon Griffin is the captain of the Kenai team and he will be announcing his team in his column next week.

These matches are both fun and competitive and the format is similar to the Ryder Cup. More about this event will be in upcoming news. For information on the Peninsula Cup, call Pat Cowan at 398-4136 or Gordon Griffin at 283-7500.

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