Bird Homestead Golf Report: Funny River Festival Tourney adds to great summer of golf

  • By Faith Link
  • Thursday, August 3, 2017 12:28am
  • Sports

Another great week at Bird Homestead Golf Course has passed. This season is shaping up to be a very nice summer of golf. The course is in amazing condition with fairways full of groomed grass and greens like no other. If you haven’t been out, the season will soon be coming to an end. Don’t miss the opportunity to play this beautiful course.

Bird Homestead Golf Course hosted the Funny River Festival Tournament on Friday with nine teams playing a nine-hole scramble to kick off the festival. Sissy Bird crushed the long drive for the ladies and Hayden Trupp drove it the farthest for the men. Connie Orth landed closest to the pin at the eighth to take home the prize. The Hockey Boys took first, coming in 5 under par. Nice round, guys!!

Men’s night was another success with 36 guys teeing off at 6:30 on Tuesday for a nine-hole scramble. We ended the night with a three-way chip-off at 3 under for first and second place. Travis Robertson landed a nice shot on the green to take his team of Roy Bird, Mark Orth and Chris Schimschat to first. Harold Chambers was second closest to win his team of Robert, Jim and Mike second place, beating out the third-place team of JE Wells, Justin Bird, Matt Federle and Hans Brons.

Spencer Tachick made his yearly visit and smashed a long drive at the ninth to win the pot. Robert F. won pure birdie on No. 2 and also closest to on No. 8. Trevor Baldwin landed closest to at the sixth for some cash money.

Ladies night is Thursday night at 6:30. It is a blind-draw, nine-hole scramble. The ladies always go out for a load of fun and golf.

Saturday the course will be hosting the 7th Annual Kenai Peninsula Builders Association Golfing for Scholarships. This is an 18-hole, four-person team scramble. All proceeds go toward scholarships for the local schools. If you haven’t signed up and are interested contact the clubhouse at 907-260-4653 for more information.

Not only is the course beautiful but it is a wonderful 11.9-mile drive down Funny River Road to the course.

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