Bird Homestead Golf Report: Golfers enjoy incredible weather

It has been an amazing past few days with our gorgeous weather. The course has been coming along beautifully, Jeff Gillman and Curtis Larrow have been working very hard to get it looking good.

We have freshly mowed fairways, nicely trimmed tee boxes and greens that are pictureworthy every day due to their tremendous hard work. Golfing out at Bird Homestead is the perfect way to enjoy our beautiful Alaska nature, all while relaxing and having a good time.

Men’s night

We had an incredible turnout Tuesday night. We had 20 men show up. Travis Robertson crushed the ball on No. 4, winning long drive, and Fred Zumbuhl had an amazing pure birdie. The dance floor on No. 6 was abandoned by tee shots, which means closest-to will carry over.

On hole No. 8, Larry Taylor made a fabulous tee shot getting closest-to. The team on top for the evening had a great score of minus-2, which means for the first time this season no chipoff. The winning team was the fantastic foursome of Ken Ubben, Roy Bird, Ryan Ellis and Ezra Johnson.

Men’s night is every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Ladies night

Well, the ladies had an interesting night last Thursday. Faith Link was on fire and unstoppable. Faith not only won long drive and long putt, but also led her team to victory.

First place was the team of Faith Link, Wendy Brons and Susie Ellis. We love seeing new faces join us on ladies night. It is a blind-draw, best-ball scramble, Wednesday nights at 6:30. This is great night for new golfers, and you don’t need to be good at golf at all, however a little luck might help win some money.

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 June 18. Registration closes at 9:30 a.m. and shotgun start will be 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! Ever hit a tennis ball during a golf round? Or use a hockey stick to putt? How about putt through a toilet seat? 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.

Junior Golf

We will be continuing our free junior golf program this year. We will have more information to come on this program. Until then, you can still bring your juniors to play golf for just $3 a round through the Youth on Course Program.

Fun Fact Friday

The first handicap system was invented by a woman, Issette Pearson in 1893. The system leveled the playing field and allowed golfers who had less experience to play. It also allowed male and female players with mixed skills to compete.

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