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Bird Homestead raises money for scholarships

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We had a great week at Bird Homestead Golf Course. The week started off with the first Kenai Peninsula Builders Association "Golfing for Scholarships" tournament. The tournament was a great success.

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They teed off at 9 a.m. Saturday morning with 14 teams playing a nine-hole scramble. The proceeds will be used for the KPBA scholarship fund. The first-place team of Pedro McCall, Eddie Sibolboro, Teresa Sibolboro and Beau Forrest came in shooting 9 under. Eddie donated half of the team's winnings back to the scholarship fund.

In second place, coming in 7 under, were Tim Newby, Clinton Hagen, Brandon Boze and Hunter Sirois. There was a four-way chip-off for third place with the winners being Roy Bird, Scott Sundberg, Jessica Sundberg and Tommy Sigurdson.

Kathy Herring was the long-drive lady, Beau Forrest took long drive for the men and James Bolton won the closest to on No. 6, landing 8 feet, 11 inches, from the pin. Split-the-pot tickets were sold, netting the winner $280.

M & J Plumbing won split the pot and donated the winnings back to the scholarship fund. Everyone enjoyed Black Jaxx barbecue after golfing and a lot of great prizes were given away. Watch for entries for next year, this is a tournament you won't want to miss.

Tuesday's men's night had a great turnout with 28 guys showing up to try their luck. Ed Marshall took long drive for the night, Tim Moeglein landed closest to the pin on No. 8 and Robbie Robertson took the honor on No. 6. Carl Forsyth had a pure birdie on No. 9 and anyone that has golfed this course knows that is not an easy task.

The guys ended up in a chip-off for first place, with both teams coming in 3 under par. Marty Radvansky, Paul Zimmerman, Robbie Robertson and Roy Bird beat out Steve Blunk, Steve Ellis, Tommy Sigurdson and Carl Forsyth.

The guys tee off each Tuesday night at 6:30, for anyone who would like to join them next week. There is always room for more and the guys have a lot of fun.

The Duffers on Wednesday morning had a good turnout and great weather in which to play. Darell Jelsma landed closest to on No. 6 and Larry Taylor took the honor on No. 8. There was a chip-off for first with Pat Bird, Steve Ellis, Wyatt Ellis and Darell Jelsma beating out George Mc Dowell, Steve Hammarstrom, Susan Ellis and Larry Taylor. The Duffers tee off each Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. If you are looking for a little Wednesday morning fun, come on out and join in.

The Bird Homestead Golf Association is holding its monthly meeting this Saturday at 9 a.m. at the clubhouse and the course is open for golfing all weekend. The Bird Birthday Tournament is scheduled for Aug. 20 with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. This will be an 18-hole fun tournament with six holes being a scramble, six holes a schamble and six holes a waltz. Come and celebrate with us, there will be cake and ice cream afterward.

Bird Homestead Golf Course will be having its eighth annual Fall Classic on Aug. 27. This is an 18-hole, four-person team scramble format scheduled to tee of at 10 a.m. Carts are limited so be sure to get one reserved if you need one. The feast this year is going to be a pig roast with all the trimmings. Sounds yummy!

Entry forms are available in the clubhouse. There is a discount for early entries that are paid before Aug. 22 and Bird Homestead season pass holders only pay tournament fees.

The season is quickly leaving us so if you haven't been out to see us come on out to Mile 11.8 Funny River Road and check out the course.

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