Bird Homestead Golf Report: Course comes into great shape

  • By Kelsey Slough
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 11:31pm
  • Sports

The course has been looking amazing. When you tee off, you would think you were at a country club. Larry Hamilton and his crew have been working hard all day every day to make the course look beautiful. Making the drive down Funny River Road may seem too long, but I can guarantee it will be worth it. New golfers are always welcome to enjoy a round of golf. No set of clubs? Not a problem, we have clubs for rent.

Ladies night

Although the weather on ladies night is somehow always ugly compared to men’s night, we always have a great turnout. Last Wednesday, the team on top was the triple threat of Kelsey Slough, Faith Link and Margie Ubben. On No. 1, Sissy Bird had a smashing drive, winning her longest drive. Faith Link had a dead on, accurate putt on No.1, winning her long putt.

Ladies night is every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. All ladies are welcome to play. It is best-ball, blind-draw format, and believe me skill level is not important at all. We are not professionals by a long shot, we are out to have fun and get away from the men for the night.

Men’s nights

Tuesday night was an amazing night with an abundance of men. There was a recordbreaking 36 men who showed for men’s night. There were nine teams of four who scattered the course at 6:30 p.m. The first-place team was the team of Aaron Blackburn, Greg Harrington, Brian Woderek and Rick Relano with a minus-4. Duane Tachick and Aaron Brown both had a pure birdie on No.2. On hole No.8, Ron Brown hit an excellent tee shot, landing him only 6 feet, 7 inches, away from the pin. Roy Bird hit a smashing tee shot off No. 5, winning him longest drive.

Men’s night is every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. All men are welcome to play. It is best-ball, scramble format.

KPBA tournament recap

There was an astonishing 14 teams that came out to support the great cause of “golfing for scholarships” held by the Kenai Peninsula Builders Association. The first-place team finished with a score of minus-14, after 18 holes. The foursome who took this victory was the team of Steve Dexheimer, Aaron Dexheimer, Rudy Zambrowski and Nolan Rose.

Closest to the pin on No.8 was Beau Forrest with an amazing tee shot less than 7 feet from the pin. Faith Link showed everyone how well ladies can play by landing less than 13 feet from the pin on No. 6, winning her closest to the pin. Beau Forrest not only won closest to the pin, but also long drive, by smashing the ball on No. 5, and outdriving every man at the tournament. Kathy Herring won long drive on hole No. 9. The tournament was a great success, raising lots for a great cause.

Upcoming Events

Our next tournament is the Bird Birthday tournament to celebrate the birthdays of Roy Bird, Elmer Bird, Pat Bird, and Glen Bird. Join us for this fun-filled birthday tournament on Aug. 16.

More details to come.

Fun Fact Friday

One of the world’s most popular actors, Samuel L. Jackson, is also an avid golfer. In fact, the star of flicks like “Pulp Fiction” and “Django Unchained” has a contract clause to play golf twice a week whenever he films movies.

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