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Bird Homestead Golf Report: Senior tees are in

Jeff Gilman and his crew have been hard at work and even put in senior tee boxes, one of the only courses in Alaska with senior tees. If you aren’t old enough to try these new ones, make sure you squeeze in a round of golf to play the back nine tees for an exciting new challenge.

Nicely trimmed fairways, greens shaping up, and perfectly cut tee boxes. What more could you ask for in a golf course? Oh yea, cold beer, riding carts and awesome staff. Funny River golf course has that too!

Ladies night

Last Thursday night the ladies had a wicked good time. There were a dozen 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 Heather, Sissy Bird and Elaine Taylor with a score of 41. My oh my, look how far that ball can fly. Small but fierce, Kelsey Slough crushed the ball on No.5, winning her longest drive, and on hole No.6 Sissy Bird dialed in her precision and hit an amazing shot, winning her closest-to.

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

Men’s night

Men’s night on Tuesday had a great turnout with 25 men playing in blind draw teams. The man, the myth, the legend, Cuz Cousins, not only celebrated his 74th birthday, but also celebrated winning the longest drive. Yes at 74 years young he outdrove every single one of the 24 golfers on his birthday.

Roy Bird hit an amazing tee shot, sticking the green and winning him closest-to on No.6. No.8 green was also hit, and won by Gary. All teams did incredibly well but the team of Roy Bird, Ryan Ellis and Mark Orth came in first place for the evening.

Upcoming events

The Funny River Quilters tournament will be held June 18. Registration closes at 9:30 a.m., shotgun start 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?

Bird Homestead Golf Course has scheduled the second annual Special Olympics golf charity tournament for June 25. It is a scramble format with four-person teams. With such an amazing cause, this is one you won’t want to miss.

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

Fun Fact Friday

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

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