Birch Ridge Golf Report: Golfers enjoy unseasonably warm weather

Birch Ridge Golf Report: Golfers enjoy unseasonably warm weather

On a beautiful Indian summer morning on Sept. 17, 12 senior men (over 50) came out to play their own game (handicapped). Steve Hammarstrom and Tom Hodel tied for first with a 33. Closest to the pin at the sixth was Steve Hammarstrom and at the eighth was Mike Hollingsworth.

There was also a least putts contest and that went to Steve Hammarstrom and Tom Hodel, which proves the most valuable club in your bag is the putter.

Five ladies showed to play golf on Sept. 18. They evidently played “plinko golf and spending time on the beach.” (I don’t have a clue as to what that means.) Low gross went to Rita Geller, and Denise Cox and Cheryl Hammarstrom shared low net. Cheryl Hammarstrom also won fewest putts and the mystery hole.

Wednesday, 15 men came out to play Men’s Night — a blind-draw scramble. First place with a 33 went to the team of Darrel Jelsma, Bill Engberg and Steve Hammarstrom, second went to the team of Kevin O’Fallon, Jay Kriner and John Davis, and third went to the team of Jeff Selinger, Max Conradi and Kevin Downs.

Long drive was Kevin Downs, the greenie on No. 6 went to Robert Stiver and on No. 8 to Aaron Cooper. Max Conradi won the pure birdie.

The Cold Weather Classic was played Saturday. The format is a man and woman team playing a Scotch Double, meaning they both hit their drives then choose which one to hit second, then alternate shots into the hole.

Seven lovebirds showed up on another beautiful Indian summer day and the scores were very close except one couple who had a worse day than the rest of us. (Names are withheld to protect the innocent.)

Most of the net scores were between 68 and 72. First low gross was Mike and Vicki Hollingsworth (87), second low gross went to George and Sue Stein. Low net went to Sid and Denise Cox (68) and second low net went to Gary Dawkins and Lori Riggs Bishop.

Two birdies were scored, one by the Chenaults and one by the Coxes. Closest to the pin went to Sibolboros on No. 6 and the Steins on No. 17.

The new pro shop hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Starting Oct. 1, hours will switch to opening 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Men’s night this week is at 5:45 p.m. and next week probably 5:30 p.m.

All prices are now seasonally reduced and many items are on sale. According to the weather forecast, weather still is supposed unseasonably warm until Oct. 16. Come out and enjoy fall golf on Birch Ridge Golf Course.

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