Rain continues to green out the grass on the course, which leads to a great preparation for this weekend’s Kenai Peninsula Open!
Monday Morning Seniors
It was a small crew that came out this week, with only four competitors. John Davis shot a net 36 and also got the closest to the pin on No. 6. Sid Cox took No. 8 and Tom Boedeker made the longest putt. It was wet, but they enjoyed the company at least.
Tuesday Morning Ladies
The ladies are braver than the men, with six coming out to play. Margaret Stanley took low gross, while Denise Cox played better than her handicap for low net. Denise also won the Flag race. Chiya Bazan was able to make one in from off the green at the fifth.
Tuesday Evening Couples Night
We had four couples come out later that evening to play a two-person scramble competition. Overall, Vic Hussey and Margaret Stanley won with a net 32. Tom Boedeker hit the green on No. 6, which was enough to win that one, and no one hit the green on No. 8. This allowed me to pay second place, which went to Gary Dawkins and Lori Riggs-Bishop, shooting a net 34.
Big Men’s Night
Twenty players signed up to compete for the bigger prizes of Big Wednesday. The biggest news, there were no Pure Birdies again, leading to the entire pot of $197 getting carried over to Aug. 31, turning it into HUGE WEDNESDAY!
Overall, first place went to the team of Spencer Tachick, Mike Hollingsworth, Jon Collins and Kevin Downs with a score of 29. Second place went to myself, Brock Kant, Kyle Martin and Darell Jelsma shooting a 3-under 32.
Spencer Tachick also beat out his dad for long drive and the closest to the pins went to Darell Jelsma on No. 6 and Jerry Herring on No. 8. Great job, everybody. It was great to see a couple of new faces at Men’s Night.
The 2016 Kenai Peninsula Open is Saturday and Sunday. If you are reading this Friday morning and still want to play in the KPO, give us a call and we will make it happen! This is a great two-day event that is sponsored by the Central Peninsula Health Foundation.
HUGE WEDNESDAY will be Wednesday. With the Pure Birdie pot reaching nearly $200, we decided to go again and pay in big and out big for another week.
Wino Classic (Thirsty Thursday) will be Sept. 8. Hosted by the golf course and led by Gene Diamond, this wine tasting experience is not only educational, it is also a lot of fun. Following the tasting, Bill Engberg and I will lead you in a golf clinic to perfect your game. Call the pro shop to sign up.
The Birch and Bird Tournament will be Sept. 11. This is a fun rivalry between Birch Ridge and Bird Homestead golf courses, where the first nine holes is played at Bird, followed by nine more at Birch. Call for more details.