The Bird Homestead Golf Course has had an amazing couple of weeks. The course is in top notch condition. The fairways are full of nice green grass and the greens are the best they have ever been. The challenge at this course is the raised greens. If chipping is the strong part of your game, this is the course for you. We have had a lot of out of state visitors play in between their fishing and the compliments are wonderful. Larry Hamilton and the rest of the grounds crew have worked extremely well together to make this course look amazing.
Thirteen men showed up last Tuesday to play a nine-hole scramble. A true show of real men, they played all nine holes in the rain and had a great time. This week, we had 23 men show at 6:30 p.m. to play a fierce nine-hole scramble. Jake Eubank, Scott Sundberg and Ken Ubben came in victors at 4-under, following a close second was Trevor Baldwin, Chris Schimschat, Robert Filiatraut, and Hunter Sirois at 3-under. Jake Eubank crushed a drive on fairway five to win long drive and Trevor Baldwin played a tough hole on No. 9 for pure birdie. JE Wells landed 12 feet, 11 inches, from the cup on hole No. 6 to win closest to and finished with a pure birdie and Robert Filiatraut landed closest to on hole No. 8. What a great night with a great group of guys.
This week, we will be hosting the Annual Funny River Festival tournament on Friday at 10 a.m. It is a nine-hole scramble, four-man teams and always great fun. This will be the kick off to the festival weekend. Be sure to make a visit and enjoy all the festivities.
August 5, we will be hosting the Seventh Annual Kenai Peninsula Builders Golfing for Scholarships tournament. This is an 18-hole scramble, four-man teams. Registration is 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. This is a great tournament with awesome sponsors and for a real great cause. Entry forms are available at the clubhouse, on the website (birdhomesteadgolf.com) or at the Kenai Peninsula Builders office. Be sure to call and reserve your power cart early. This tournament ends with cash prizes for first, second, and third place teams, prizes for long drive and closest to the pin, also, catering by Black Jaxx Barbecue. How amazing is that?
If you have gotten your fish and are looking for something else to do, come visit our amazing staff at mile 11.9 Funny River Road. Try out the water driving range and the beautifully landscaped nine-hole course. Don’t have your gear, no worries, we have everything you will need to play a round.