Bird Homestead Golf Course is off to a great start. We were able to open early and Larry Hamilton and the crew have the greens topdressed and popping green grass. As much as golfers don’t care for rain, it has brought out the green grass very quickly. The guys have spent a couple days filling moose tracks on the fairways and grooming the skirts around the greens. Things are looking great for this early in the season.
We had our third men’s night Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. with a great turnout of 36 guys. The first-place team of Scott Sundberg, Max Carpenter, Matt Federle and Steve Tachick were big winners with 4 under. Buddy Crowder, Rob Robertson, Ryan Ellis and Chris Rich had to fight through a three-time chip-off to claim second place with 1 under. Roy Bird smashed one on the second hold for long drive. Chris Rich played his game well on No. 5 for a pure birdie and Ken Ubben landed his tee shot on the eighth for closest to the pin at 22 feet.
The men are playing every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and the ladies play Thursday at 6:30 p.m. We also have dollar a hole Monday and 2 for 1 on Wednesday. The clubhouse is open seven days a week with a great, friendly staff of Connie Knuppenburg, Linda Larson, Royce Bird, Shelbi Bird, and Missy Becker. If you have not visited our course in a while, I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how far it has come over the last few years.
Our first tournament is sponsored by the Bird Homestead Golf Association on June 10. The annual string tournament is a lot of fun and open to anyone who wants to play. The Alzheimer’s Awareness tournament is scheduled for June 17 and has a solstice time frame teeing off at 6 p.m. For more information you can contact the clubhouse at 260-GOLF.