Bird Homestead golf column

  • By Kelsey Slough
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2015 11:48pm
  • Sports

The weather has been beautiful lately. There is no better way to spend your free time enjoying the outdoors by playing a round of golf. The golf course at Bird Homestead is the perfect place to relax and play a calming round of golf. The course has everything to enjoy a great day, you can hit a bucket of balls at the range, enjoy some food and snacks from the kitchen, practice your putting on the practice green, play nine holes of golf, and loop around and do it again to play a full 18.

Ladies Night

There were seven wonderful ladies that showed up for ladies night. Long drive on hole No. 9 went to Susan Ellis, with her outstanding long and centered drive. On hole 5, Sissy Bird took long putt with her incredible 174-inch putt. The team to take first place and bragging rights was the dynamic duo of Faith Link and Margie Ubban.

Ladies night is every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. We encourage all golfers to come out and play for this fun evening. Skill level is not important, format is blind draw, best ball scramble.

Mens Night

There were an astonishing 32 men to take advantage of the beautiful night and get away from the women for an evening. On hole 9, Aaron Blackburn crushed his drive, winning him long drive. Tim Moeglien dialed in his golf game and got a pure birdie on No. 2. Mark Orth hit a precise tee shot on No. 8 to win closest to the pin, and on hole No. 6 Trevor Baldwin shot a fantastic tee shot to win him the victory of, “closest to” on hole No. 6. The men tee off every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m.

Junior Golf lessons

Do you need something fun for the kids to do? Do you need to get them out of the house? Our junior golf program is going to be starting again soon. Lessons are 6 to 8 p.m. starting Thursday, June 18. Kids ages 6-16 are encouraged to learn the wonderful sport of golf. No experience is needed, and clubs will be provided during the lessons. Parents can stay and watch, drop off and pick up, or play a round of golf while the lessons are being held. The lessons are 100% FREE, we encourage young children to try a new sport, and develop new skills. To sign up please call the clubhouse at (907) 260-GOLF (4653), or stop by the clubhouse on mile 11.8 on Funny River road.

Upcoming Tournaments

Our first tournament of the season will be the Quilters Tournament. Every year, the Funny River Quilters hold their annual benefit golf tournament and this year it will be on Saturday, June 20. Registration closes at 9:30 a.m. and shotgun at 10 a.m. This is an 18-hole, best ball tournament. This is a fun tournament where funny things happen on Funny River road! Be sure to turn in your entry forms early so they have enough time to plan for food. The number of carts is limited, so reserve one early. For more information call Marilyn at (907) 260-5874 or Lona at (907) 260-3982.

Fun Fact Thursday

The chances of making two hole-in-one’s in one round of golf is one in 67 million.

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