Bird Homestead Golf Report: Roundup of Ladies Nights, Men’s Night

  • By Kelsey Slough
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015 11:41pm
  • Sports

The golf course is looking spectacular. Larry Hamilton, Tom Walsh and Clayton have been putting in some long hours to get the course looking great. The weather has been great, and we’ve been getting just the right amount of breeze to repel those dang mosquitoes.

Come out to Bird Homestead on Mile 11.8 for a nice, relaxing round of golf. Don’t know how to golf? That’s OK, Tom Walsh can teach you! Don’t have clubs? Don’t worry. They have some to rent at the clubhouse. We love to see new golfers at Bird Homestead, so come join us for a relaxing time on the course.

Ladies Night

We had a wonderful group of eight ladies show up for Ladies Night. After all four teams finished, two teams came in with a 40. The team of Kelsey Slough and Liz Hayes had to battle for first place against Faith Link and Phyllis Cousins. The legendary chip-off took place, Kelsey and Faith both hit the green, with Kelsey’s being closer to the hole, winning her team first place.

Long Drive was on No. 2, and Faith killed her drive and won longest drive. Long putt was on No. 7 and Liz lined up her 50-inch putt and drained it. Linda Robertson hit an amazing tee shot on hole No. 6, landing a mere 15 feet, 6 inches from the green and winning closest to. Ladies night is every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. We encourage all ladies to come out and join us for a fun night.

Men’s Night

There was amazing turnout of 36 men and the weather was spectacular. Sean Rose was on fire for the evening. Not only did he kill his drive on No. 9, winning him longest drive, he also landed 22 feet, 6 inches, from the hole on No.6, winning closest to the pin.

Roy Bird once again hit an amazing tee shot on hole No. 8, landing 17 feet, 1 inch, from the hole, winning him closest to the pin. Danny Hughes was a one-man show on No. 2, getting a pure birdie.

With all the men that showed up, it was inevitable there would be a chip-off. Two teams came in with 3-under, and had to chip off. The team of Trevor Baldwin, Casey Ellis, Mike Gardner and Matt Federle had to chip off against Roy Bird, Marty Radvansky, Larry Taylor and Chris Rich.

Chris Rich had an absolutely beautiful chip next to the hole, leading his team to victory. Men’s Night is every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., all men are encouraged to join this fun night of golf. Format is blind draw, so you get to golf with new people, and meet new golf buddies.

Junior golf lessons

Junior golf lessons are continuing this week. Today will be the second week of the lessons. Lessons are from 4 to 6 p.m. These lessons are completely free. Call the clubhouse to sign up, or just show up at 4 p.m. with the kiddos.

Fun Fact Thursday

The driver swing speed of an average lady golfer is 62 mph, 96 mph for an average LPGA professional, 84 mph for an average male golfer, 108 mph for an average PGA Tour player; 130 mph for Tiger Woods and 148 to 152 mph for a national long drive champion.

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