Bird Homestead Golf Report: New tee boxes ready to go

  • By Kelsey Slough
  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:52pm
  • Sports

Larry Hamilton and his crew have been hard at work putting in a few new tee boxes, and they look great. If you haven’t played the new ones, make sure you squeeze in a round of golf to play the back nine, for an exciting new challenge. No more moose prints in the fairways, no more patchy grass on the greens, and perfectly cut tee boxes, what more could you ask for in a golf course? Oh yah, good food, riding carts and awesome staff. Funny River golf course has that too!

Ladies Night

Last Wednesday night the ladies has a wicked good time. There were 13 ladies that showed up to escape men for a few hours, have some fun playing golf, and some even winning nice amounts of money. The winning team was Connie Orth, Sissy Bird and Faith Link with a score of 42. My oh my, look how far that ball can fly. Standing a mere 4 feet, 10 inches, Kelsey Slough crushed the ball on hole No. 1, winning her longest drive, and on hole No. 4 Jossie Moore dialed in her precision and hit an amazing putt, winning her longest putt.

We were so glad so many women showed up, and hope to see this many ladies every Wednesday night for some fun golf. We start every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.

Men’s Night

Men’s Night on Tuesday had a great turnout with 21 men playing in seven three-man teams. The man on fire for the evening was Carl Forsyth. He could not be stopped. Not only did he take pure birdie, he also won longest drive. Two teams finished with a score of 1-over-par. How did we solve this tie? The good ole’ Bird Homestead way; a sudden death chip-off at the top of No.9. The team of Caryl Forsyth, Steve Tachick and Ken Ubben won first place over the team of Roy Bird, Trevor Baldwin and Jeff Gilman in the chip-off.

Tournament Update

Saturday was our first tournament of the season. The Peninsula Moose Lodge 19th Annual Scholarship Golf Classic. Cash prizes were awarded and there was a steak dinner after the 18-hole tournament. We had a little rain in the morning but all in all it turned out to be a nice day and a lot of fun.

Upcoming events

The Funny River Quilters tournament will be held June 21. Registration closes at 9:30 a.m., shotgun at 10 a.m. This tournament is an 18-hole, best-ball tournament and teams will be made up of four players. This tournament is full of fun and surprises. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a fun round of golf, and be fed during the tournament by the lovely ladies of the Funny River Quilters?

The Bird Homestead Golf Association has scheduled its annual string tournament for June 28. It is a blind-draw scramble format with registration starting at 12:30 and tee-off at 1 p.m. This is an interesting twist to the ordinary round of golf, and it is a tournament you would not want to miss.

Entry forms for the tournaments are available at the clubhouse. Feel free to contact Bird Homestead Golf Course at 260-4653 for more information on the upcoming tournaments.Junior golf lessons

There are only two more weeks until our junior golf lessons start. Don’t forget to bring the kiddos. The lessons are 100 percent free, clubs will be provided, and it is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays starting June 26. Golf is a wonderful game, and these lessons can make the children’s summer break very exciting and fun.

For more information or to sign up, call the clubhouse at 260-4653.

Fun Fact Thursday

Don’t feel bad about your high handicap, 80 percent of all golfers will never achieve a handicap of less than 18.

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