The Bluffs Bulletin Board Calendar of events
Tuesday, July 2
8:30 a.m. � Senior men's fun league with coffee and rolls during registration.
9:30 a.m. � Shotgun start (approximate) � play "ready golf."
11:30 a.m. � Lunch served (approximate).
Noon � Open golf (make your own tee times).
Wednesday, July 3
8 a.m. � Ladies morning golf, register.
8:30 a.m. � Tee off.
11:45 a.m. � Lunch.
12:30 p.m. � Bridge and dominoes.
5 p.m. � Wednesday Evening Ladies League.
5:45 p.m. � Shotgun start.
Thursday, July 4
Happy Independence Day! No regular men's league. Open golf all day.
Friday, July 5
Open golf all day.
Saturday, July 6
Sunday, July 7
9 a.m. � Shotgun start for The Bluffs Couples Tournament.
Senior Men's Fun Golf League
The weather had a threat of rain but the clouds shielded the sun and the breeze gave some relief so golf was a pleasant experience for 36 seniors on the back nine at The Bluffs on a dry playable Tuesday. We were pleased with the scores.
Our winners, Sid Davis, Ivan Pierce and Ardell Hatch, matched par at 36 as did the team of Elmer Mount, Stan Munger and Dick Munkvold with a string of nine pars.
The Davis team had a birdie 2 on #17 thanks to Ardell's drive on the green followed by his fine putt. Following the par shooters at 37 were the teams of Alan Clem, Duncan McGregor and Cleland Cook; the four-man team of Don Baer, Quentin Oleson, Jack Stewart and Tom Walker; and the team of Vern Holter, Howard Connors and Vern Christensen.
Our last winning group was another four-man team of Mel Marcotte, Ron Turner, Maurice Erickson and Don Bensen.
There were eight birdies recorded and the unlikely team of Vern Holter, Howard Connors and Vern Christensen had four of the eight.
Shot-of-the-day honors go to Vern Christensen for his birdie chip-in on #12 and his birdie putt of 63' on #14. Congratulations on your fine play Vern. Honorable mention goes to Tom Walker for his 45' chip-in for birdie on #16.
Remember there is always fun, good conversation, good food and great golf at The Bluffs each Tuesday morning with coffee and donuts at 8:30 a.m. and golf at 9:30 a.m. See you there.
Wednesday Ladies Golf, Bridge and Dominoes
June 12 � One Club Scramble was the game for 19 golfers. Each team picked a score before playing and chose one club to use on each hole. The winning team was one stroke off their picked score � JoAnn Beringer, Jan Uhl, Roberta Benson and Eileen Turner. Two strokes off was the team of Ardyce Meisenholder, Pat Pratt, Edith Nelson and Dorothy Dahlmann.
The Cherry Street Grille served Arkansas Wrap and salad for lunch. There were 36 members and guests. Dessert was furnished by Babe Hurowitz and Joann Willroth. Membership winners were Jayne Merrigan and Dorothy Dahlman.
The Bridge Registration drawing was won by Dorothy Reed. At the end of 24 hands the talleys were put back in and were drawn again for the winning scores. High was Marilyn Erickson, second Marsha Bruning, third Dorothy Reed, fourth Deanie Christopherson. Low was Gerry Van Bruggen, second low Dorris Mitchell, third Kay Heikes and fourth Jan Uhl.
Dominoes had 2 tables of 5 each. The low at each table was Pat Berglund and Hillary Duysen, granddaughter of Jayne Merrigan.
June 19 was a beautiful windy day. Twenty golfers played the back nine for a putt-less score. The winners were: first Jane Uhl, second Pat Berglund, third Karine Amundsen and other winners were Helen Brown, Joanne Beringer, Lynne Hatle, Jan Uhl and Edith Nelson. Jane Uhl had 3 birdies.
Five tables of bridge were played. Winners were Sheryl Etling, Dorothy Reed, Glennis Stewart, Lorraine Brunick, Mary Lee Hennies, Eileen Turner and Meryl Reed.
Dominoes winners were Babe Hurowitz and Jayne Merrigan.
Wednesday Evening Ladies League (WELL) Standings
June 19, 2002
Points Possible % Points
Team Won Points Won
1. First National Bank 27 30 90.00%
2. Wannabees 26 30 86.67%
3. Lopez Sisters 24.5 30 81.67%
4. The Bluffers 24 30 80.00%
5. Environmental Hazards 21 30 70.00%
6. Tee'd Off 21 30 70.00%
7. Bertha's Babes 20 30 66.67%
8. PGU 18.5 30 61.67%
9. Mollies Follies 18 30 60.00%
10. Whatever 17 30 56.67%
11. Rough Riders 16 30 53.33%
12. Golfin Ladies 10 30 33.33%
13. Chix with Stixs 9.5 30 31.67%
14. Lucky Shots 9 30 30.00%
15. Wedgies 8 30 26.67%
16. Par-Tee Girls 7.5 30 25.00%
17. Golf Bags 7 30 23.33%
18. The Pinnacle's 6.5 30 21.67%
19. The Swingers 5.5 30 18.33%
20. Good Vibrations 1 30 3.33%
Wednesday Evening Ladies League
Another sultry summer's night for golf. Wednesday, June 19, the 3 "H's" (hazy, hot and humid) were clearly evidence as we played. This time we managed to get in without getting wet. Setting a hot pace for the evening were Jenny Chandler with the low gross score of 37 and Diane Duin with the low net of 33 (42-9). Birdies were had by Jenny Chandler and Michelle Maloney, both on #13, while Jennifer Steele got one playing the front 9, on #6.
Once safely back in the clubhouse to cool down, our substitute host team, the Environmental Hazards, awarded pin prizes for closest second shot on #11 to Nora Remily, closest to the pin on #17 to Mary Kay Zimmerman, and longest putt on #18 to Robin Miskimins. Sally Wheelock landed inside the rope. Nora Remily scored inside the clubhouse by winning the Quackson drawing.
For those wondering about the rain fore-shortened play of June 12, an executive decision was made to score those teams that finished only seven holes by their play on those seven. Handicaps were re-calculated for seven holes and our lovely statistician, Darlis Labahn, figured the appropriate score. These scores were placed on new scorecards and were available for view.
The fifth week of regular league competition continued on June 20 with scattered rain showers and temps in the 80s, which did not dampen the spirits nor effect the scores as both of the two divisions, American and National, showed improvement in play.
Results for the week in the American division shows best scores for Recuerdos/Silver $ � 19.5; Char Bar I � 18; and Bluffs Boys � 17.
Low individual scratch score of 33 went to Brian Steele who made 44 percent birdies during his front 9 round. Rick Haught had two birdies in his gross par 36 score. Don Scheidel had a 38 (net 33); also, five 39s and a 40 represented the better scoring for the division. Steele was credited with a low net 30. Other under par low net scores went to Jeff Hammerstrom (33), Tim Christopherson and Nick Hovden (34 each). There were 15 birdies reported for the day. Steele had birdies on #2, #5, #6 and #8; and Haught birdied #6 and #8.
The National division had three teams with high point scores: Michelob Light � 17.5; Par Plus � 16.5; and Eagles � 15.5, all of whom improved their places in the standings.
Mike Bauer had the only scratch score under 40 with a 38 (net 32). Niel Chapman had 40 (net 35) and other low net scores were: Tom Ingram, 27; Jerry Hansen, 31; Rollie Isaacson, 32; Ken Beringer and Justin McVay � 34 net each. Seven birdies were reported.
Team standings are listed below: