Bird Homestead Golf Report: Soaking in gorgeous weather

Bird Homestead Golf Course has been in particularly great condition and the weather has been absolutely gorgeous. Take the nice, scenic 12-mile drive down Funny River Road to see for yourself.

Golfers of all levels are invited, including brand-new golfers, and don’t worry about needing clubs, we have those here to rent, along with push or motor carts.

Ladies night

There were 12 beautiful women out for ladies night last week. The first-place team was Linda Robertson, Kate Cooper and Lauri Lingafelt. Heather Dawson crushed the ball, winning her long drive. Phyllis “Ms. Accurate” Robertson drained her putt, winning her long putt.

Ladies night is every Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. and we enjoy having new women golf with us. Come out and join us for a night of fun.

Men’s night

There was an amazing turnout for men’s night. Twenty men showed up for an evening of nine holes without the ladies. First place with an incredible 5 under par went to the team of Ryan Ellis, Trevor Baldwin, Dwight Kramer and Ricky Relano.

Danny Hughes won long drive as he had an absolutely gorgeous drive. You would’ve needed binoculars in order to keep an eye on it. Mike Fastabend and Trevor Baldwin both dialed in their par 3 shots winning closest to the pin on Nos. 6 and 8, respectively.

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

Tournament update

Last week’s Special Olympics benefit tournament was an absolute success due to the community’s generosity, and the wonderful golfers who came out to play. We were able to raise funds that stay locally here on the Kenai Peninsula.

The winning team last weekend was an all-female team. Yes, that’s right. A group of four ladies came in with the best score out of all the teams Saturday!

Our next tournament isn’t until Aug. 6, allowing for lots of open tee times for the month of July. Aug. 6 is the Funny River 18-hole Golf Tournament.

Fun Fact Friday

The term “birdie” was coined accidentally by Ab Smith, who hit a “bird of a shot” in 1889.

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