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Bird Homestead Golf Report: Gorgeous weather continues

We’ve been having some gorgeous weather out here. It is the perfect weather for golf — just enough sun to stay warm, and the perfect amount of breeze to keep the mosquitoes away.

The course is looking better and better every day. Join us on Mile 11.8 Funny River Road for a round of fun golf, or stop by to hit a bucket of balls in our one-of-a-kind driving range.

Ladies night

The ladies had a blast last week for their second ladies night of the season. They all enjoyed their females-only round of best ball golf. The winning team was the threesome of Faith Link, Wendy Brons and Sylvia Shimmel.

Wendy Brons was on fire not only winning first place, but also winning long putt, closest to on No. 6 and pure birdie on No. 6. Sissy Bird won the long drive. Ladies night is every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. We love to see new golfers out at Bird Homestead, especially for ladies night.

Mens night

Tuesday night we had an incredible 20 men show up for men’s night. With that many teams there is bound to be a tie.

In good ole’ Bird Homestead fashion a chip-off was the tiebreaker. After eight men chipped from the top of the hill, Travis Robertson stuck the green leading his team to a first-place victory.

Hans Brons, Dan Skipwith, Trevor Baldwin and Travis Robertson came in with minus-2. Not only did Trevor Baldwin win first, he also won pure birdie on the toughest hole on the course, No. 9. Bruce Skolnick hit an amazing tee shot off No. 6, landing closest to, and Walt Kreiger also hit a fabulous tee shot on the second par 3, No. 8, winning him closest to.

The men start at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights, and love to see new faces. The more men, the more fun!

Bird Homestead Golf Association

We are always looking for golfers to join our fun association. What are the benefits, you ask? You can keep your clubs in our club barn and they will be waiting for you every time you come out to golf.

If you want join please call the clubhouse at 260-GOLF.

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 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! 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.

Fun Fact Friday

English-American pro golfer and kinesiology expert Michael Hoke Austin is credited with making the longest drive. While playing in the U.S. National Seniors Tournament in 1974, Hoke drove the ball a mind-boggling 515 yards.

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