Birch Ridge Golf Report: Events roll on

There was another full week of events at Birch Ridge Golf Course.

Monday, the seniors showed up to show off their golfing skills. The game was “Move Up,” in other words if you normally played from the white tees (under 70) you got to move up to the gold tees, if you normally played (70 & over) from the gold tees, you got to move up to the red tees.

I think everyone enjoyed it, especially Earl Mathis, who shot a net 29 and won low net. Closest to on No. 6 went to Gary Davis, closest to on No. 8 went to Gary Dawkins and longest putt was won by Deryl Beckel.

For the ladies Tuesday, it was raining, but that doesn’t stop these tough damsels. Ten ladies showed up and Rita Geller and Margaret tied for low gross and Denise Cox won low net. Margaret Stanley had the longest putt, Sally Hoagland got a birdie on No. 8 and Louise Schadle had a chip in on No. 5.

Men’s night was canceled because our head pro and owner was playing in the Peninsula Cup — you’ll read more about that later from the sports crew at the Clarion.

Thursday, 11 teams of four played the golf course backward, yes it was the Bassackwards tournament. It’s an extremely tough way to play the golf course. However, two teams shot 5-under-par at 30, the winners of that tie, in a chip-off, were Brad Carver, Kevin Downs, Tom Hodel and Jeff Selinger, defeating the team of Bill Engberg, Danica Schimdt, Shane Sundburg and Zana Lundahl (I think she’s only 7 or 8).

Note — one of the teams was Aaron Cooper’s family Aaron, Tait, Evelyn and Clayton. Super dad, great kids.

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