Summer events are still in full swing at Birch Ridge

  • By Zac Cowan
  • Friday, July 29, 2016 12:07am
  • Sports

We have some great events coming up at Birch Ridge that we would like to see you at.

Thursday will be Thirsty Thursday, or Wine Tasting with Gene Diamond, followed by a golf clinic by Zac Cowan and Bill Engberg. This is a great event that is limited to the first 24 people to sign up and costs $40.

Aug. 6 is the Phil Turkington Classic. This is an 18-hole scramble with teams chosen by ABCD players. There is still space available, but please sign up by Monday to save $10.

Aug. 18 is the Bassackwards Tournament — a tournament like no other. Play the golf course backward, in a nine-hole scramble format. This might be the toughest round of golf you will ever play, but it’s a ton of fun.

Aug. 27 and 28 is the Kenai Peninsula Open. This is a two-day, stroke-play event, that also has the benefit of being a fundraiser for the Central Peninsula Health Foundation in order to raise money for the local Prostate and Breast Cancer Funds. Test your game, and give for great cause at the same time.

Club Events

Senior Monday

Only three golfers came out to weather the storm this week, but still kept score. Tom Boedeker took low net with a 33, while no side games were won. Way to go fellas for toughing it out.

Ladies Tuesday

It was the last Tuesday of the month, so the ladies played a scramble, and had a great potluck after golf. The team of Margaret Stanley, KayCee Christenson and Susan Jelsma won with a total of 35, with second at 39 going to Beth Roseberry, Chiya Bazan, Dee Richards and Trena Richardson. They also shared their food with me, so thank you ladies!

Tuesday couples

The weather was very threatening, so couples night was unfortunately nonexistent.

Men’s Night Wednesday

Being the last Wednesday of the month, it was BIG WEDNESDAY. Bigger payouts and burgers after the round. We had 19 golfers join us and there was some great competition. Winning with a 32 was the team of Kevin Downs, Royce Yeager and Darell Jelsma. Second place went to Scott Sundberg, Tom Maloney, Tim Bowser and Tyler Yamada.

Mark Baker took long drive at the third, while Darell Jelsma hit it closest on No. 8 at 27 feet, 6 inches. He also hit No. 6 green, but our own Shane Sundberg hit it to 15 feet to take the victory. Believe it or not, there were no pure birdies, so the entire pot ($85) is carried over to next Big Wednesday, which is Aug. 31.

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