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Bird Homestead has its first hole-in-1

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Bird Homestead Golf Course has its first hole-in-one. Steve Tachick has the bragging rights for the first hole-in-one on No. 8 on Tuesday's men's night. Steve was on a three-person team, which was rotating their fourth-person shot, and he landed a hole-in-one on his second shot.

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Steve, Scott Sundberg and Tommy Sigurdson took first, shooting 4 under par for the night. Vince Redford took closest to on No. 8 and Carl Forsyth won several honors. Carl had long drive on No. 9, closest to on No. 6 and pure eagle on No. 7. Carl was definitely hot Tuesday night. Even with the bad weather Tuesday, all the guys shot great and had a great time.

The ladies played on Monday night with Margie Ubben, Sissy Bird, Pat Bird and Susan Ellis taking first with a 2 over. Susan Ellis was the long-drive winner and Sandra Moeglein won the closest to on No. 6. We are very happy to see some new faces joining us on Monday nights and hope to see some more. The ladies tee off at 6:30 playing a blind-draw, nine-hole scramble.

Funny River had its festival this last weekend and the festival golf tournament was a great success. Pat Bird, Cuz Cousins, Don Fabiszewski and Frank Keener took first, shooting 4 under, followed by Kenji Rasp, Al Dettmer, Marty Radvansky and Carl Forsyth coming in 2 under.

Kenji Rasp and Al Dettmer tied for the men's long drive and Pat Bird took the ladies long drive. Dave Kimura was the closest to on No. 6. There were many great door prizes and a lot of little things that made this tournament fun and exciting. Watch for it next year, you won't be disappointed.

The Kenai Peninsula Builder's Association will have its first "Golfing for Scholarships" on Saturday. This is a nine-hole scramble with four-person teams. The proceeds from this tournament will go toward the scholarship program that the KPBA sponsors each year. Anyone with high school students knows the value of scholarships for their child's future education. Come on out and help support the KPBA.

Entries are limited to the first 18 teams and be sure if you need a power cart to contact the clubhouse. Black Jaxx will be catering after the tournament.

Bird Homestead Golf Association will be holding the Bird Birthday Bash on Aug. 20. This is a fun, 18-hole scramble to celebrate the people who started this course. Entries are available at the clubhouse.

If you haven't been out this season, be sure to stop by and check it out. The course is looking great on Mile 11.8 Funny River Road.

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