Bird Homestead golf report: Big slate of activities to keep busy

  • By Kelsey Slough
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:18pm
  • Sports

We’ve been having some gorgeous weather out here, it is the perfect weather for golf. Just enough sun to stay warm, and the perfect amount of breeze to keep the mosquitos away. The course is looking better and better every day. The moose tracks are getting filled, greens growing grass, and tee boxes getting trimmed perfectly. Join us on mile 11.8 for a round of fun golf, or stop by to hit a bucket of balls, in our one-of-a-kind driving range.

Ladies night

The ladies had a blast last week for their first ladies night of the season. They all enjoyed their females-only round of best ball golf. Ladies Night is every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. We love to see new golfers out at Bird Homestead, especially for ladies night.

Mens night

On Tuesday night we had an incredible 25 men show up for men’s night. Yes, 25 men! The first place team with two-under went to Mike Fastabend, Ron Brown, Greg Harrington, and Rich Harman. In order to determine second place we had to have a three-way chip-off, with three teams coming in at par. Scott landed closest to the pin, taking his team of Marty Radvansky, Jared Ramm, and Aaron Blackburn and himself to victory.

Matt Federle crushed the ball on hole five, winning him longest drive. Greg Harrington was in absolute golf mode, getting a pure birdie on five, and Jeff Gilman dialed in a great tee shot, winning him closest to on hole eight.

The men start at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights, and we love to see new faces. The more men, the more fun!

Bird Homestead
Golf Association

We are always looking for golfers to join our fun association. What are the benefits you ask? You can keep your clubs in our club barn and they will be waiting for you every time you come out to golf. Another benefit is being able to establish an official handicap, which some golf tournaments require, and also the Bird Cup.

The golf association organizes the “Bird Cup” every year, which is a handicapped, match play tournament. This is a season-long tournament, teams of two play another team each week (you organize the time and day). We are always looking for more teams to join the fun, if you want join please call the clubhouse at 260-GOLF.

First tournament of the season

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 @ (907) 260-5874 or Lona @ (907) 260-3982.

Junior Golf

We will be continuing our junior golf program this year. We will have more information to come on this program.

Fun Fact Thursday

Golf balls travel significantly farther in hot weather. The warmer the ball is, the more resilient the rubber becomes. A warmer golf ball has more elasticity, which causes the ball to leave the club with more force.

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