Birch Ridge Golf Report: Rain cuts into action on course

  • By Zac Cowan
  • Thursday, September 8, 2016 11:04pm
  • Sports

Rain, rain, go away! Wet weather in the forecast and the sky led to a small turnout for club events and play in general.

Club Results

There were no seniors or ladies club events that played this week, and couples night was canceled as well. We did have seven guys come out for men’s night, with the team of Darell Jelsma, Tom Hodel and George Stein winning with a 32. Darell also won closest-to-the pin at the eighth and Tom took long drive. Next week, the 14th, we will be starting at 5:30 p.m., then the last event will be Sept. 21, starting at 5 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Sunday is the 2016 Bird and Birch Classic.

The format is a four-player team representing either Birch Ridge or Bird Homestead. Cost is $60 per player (includes entry fee, food cost and greens fees at both courses).

“A” Player gets 50 percent of their handicap. B,C and D players get 10 percent.

Three holes are shamble, three holes are Waltz, three holes are scramble with the first round being played at 9 a.m. at Bird Homestead. After the morning round, lunch is given to each player to go and the second round is played at Birch Ridge. After the afternoon round, there will be dinner and the prizes will be given out. This is a fun tournament and an enjoyable rivalry between the two courses. Call either pro shop to sign up.

DON’T HAVE A TEAM? We might be able to make you one. Don’t let that scare you from signing up.

Then, Sept. 24 will be the Cold Weather Classic, which is a symbol as the end of the season. This is a couples tournament with an alternate-shot format, coupled with cool weather and beautiful fall colors. Call the shop for more details on this great and classic event.

There is still some great golf to be played, with the leaves changing colors. Come on out until the white stuff comes.

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