Bird Homestead Golf Report: String Tournament a success

  • By Faith Link
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:37am
  • Sports

Bird Homestead Golf Course had its first tournament of the season and it was a great success. The Bird Homestead Golf Association hosted its annual String Tournament on Saturday. The weather was perfect and the golf was great. The association always has a nice spread of food afterward to finish off the day.

The ladies played last Thursday and everyone had a great time. We would really enjoy some more company. If you are interested please call the clubhouse for more information.

The guys managed to play without rain Tuesday night. Twenty-seven guys teed off at 6:30 for a nine-hole scramble. At the end was … the winners at 4 under par. Tyson Jolliffe, Paul Zimmerman, Chris Rich and Dwight Kramer played some tough golf.

There were three teams chipping off for second coming in 2 under par. Trevor Baldwin led his team of Ricky Relano and Bruce Skolnick to a nice second place, landing closest to the pin on No. 9.

Trevor also smashed a nice drive on the first fairway to take long drive. Aaron Blackburn didn’t go home empty-handed, taking closest to at the eighth and a pure birdie on No. 5. All in all a great night!

The next event is Saturday at 6 p.m. The second annual Putt Out Alzheimer’s Tournament is a nine-hole, four-person scramble. All the proceeds go to help with Alzheimer’s research and treatment. Come join the fun and great food to follow. Be sure to reserve your carts with the clubhouse.

The Funny River Quilters are gearing up for their annual tournament June 24. This is a fun tournament and all the proceeds go for quilting materials for quilts that are given to our veterans, the homeless, new babies and families in need. You can get more information by contacting the clubhouse or check out our website at www.birdhomesteadgolf.com.

We have had many compliments on the fairways and the greens. Larry Hamilton, Tom Walsh, Clayton Atterberry and Jake Trawinski have an awesome skill of making this course look amazing. The greens look absolutely beautiful and make putting a real pleasure. The fairways have been fertilized and Mother Nature has taken care of the watering.

If you haven’t been out to see us yet this year, take a drive 11.9 miles down Funny River Road and check us out.

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