Bird Homestead Golf Report: Course is open and popping green

  • By Faith Link
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:05am
  • Sports

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.

More in Sports

tease
Central peninsula teams wins Kenai Invite fastpitch tourney

The AK Riptide, a team of players from Soldotna and Kenai, won… Continue reading

Oilers catcher Jerry Nix tags out Ali Camarillo of the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Pilots finish 4-1 series against Oilers

The little things have added up to big things for the Anchorage… Continue reading

Nick Varney
Reeling ‘Em In: Kings acting ‘a bit schizoid’

It’s hard to tell what’s worse: thieving seals or *%$@#0# snaggers

Oilers' Noah Hennings (24) celebrates his home run against the Anchorage Glacier Pilots with Dalton Bowling on Friday, June 24, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Pilots move to 6-0 against Oilers

The Anchorage Glacier Pilots defeated the Peninsula Oilers 8-2 on Friday in… Continue reading

tease
Twins post league sweep of North Pole

After getting swept in a doubleheader by Juneau on Tuesday, the American… Continue reading

Oilers shortstop Trey Becker gets ready to tag out Grant Weiss of the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Pilots shut out Oilers

The Anchorage Glacier Pilots defeated the Peninsula Oilers 1-0 on Thursday at… Continue reading

tease
Bird Homestead Golf Report: The drive before the drives

The Last Frontier is one of the most beautiful places on earth.… Continue reading

The scenery on the drive from Homer to Anchorage ranges from beautiful to awe inspiring, like Turnagain Pass on the Kenai Peninsula, as seen here on Sunday, May 22, 2022. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Out of the Office: Road trippin’

You know how you’ve done something so long and so often it… Continue reading

A moose browsing on birch on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo by Colin Canterbury/FWS)
Refuge Notebook: Moose and pizza: A matter of taste?

Special note from Kris Inman, refuge supervisory wildlife biologist: From time to… Continue reading

Most Read