Birch Ridge Golf Report: Some rain, can’t complain

  • By Zac Cowan
  • Sunday, October 1, 2017 12:28am
  • Sports

It was a decent week of weather, with only half of it being rainy. This year, that’s a win! We had a good showing for our Cold Weather Classic Tournament, as well as play for both senior and regular men’s league. Here are the results of the final event of the year and our club events.

Saturday morning, RAIN. It rained hard as players for the Cold Weather Classic started showing up. Two by two they came into the pro shop, looking outside with bleak expressions on their faces. But we pressed on, and after about two holes, the rain stopped, and the sun came out! It turned into a great day!

There were nine two-person teams that played an alternate-shot format for 18 holes, but it came down to four teams placing. Low gross went to Mike and Tanna Chenault, with a score of 86, just barely edging out Eddie and Teresa Sibolboro, but they made money elsewhere.

They made the only birdie in the tournament as well as getting one of the closest-to-the-pin competitions. Low net went to Sid and Denise Cox, with a net score of 65, beating out Gary Dawkins and Lori Riggs-Bishop, who shot net 68 for second place. It was a great time and we enjoyed a lot of good food and drinks after.

Monday brought out five players for seniors. Darell Jelsma shot low net of 30, and Steve Tachick got closest to the pin on No. 6 and the longest putt on No. 9. They enjoyed a sandwich afterward, capping off the end of the season.

Wednesday brought out 11 players to Big Men’s Night, and they played well into dark. Low team went to George Stein, Tommy Carver and Monte Roberts, with a score of 29. Zayan Aberkane won longest drive, Jeff Selinger won closest to at the sixth and George Stein got it at the eighth. No one got a solo pure birdie, as Tom Hodel and Kevin Downs covered each other up on No. 8, so now the pot is up to $150. Next week, we have to start at 5 p.m. to beat the sun. Come out for a great time.

Our annual Birch Ridge Golf Association meeting is Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. at the pro shop. There will be food and prizes for anyone who was a member of the association this year. Come on out and check out the merchandise too! It’s all going to be on sale!

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