The Bluffs Bulletin Board

The Bluffs Bulletin Board Senior Men's Fun Golf League

Thirty-eight seniors were rewarded with good weather and responded with good scores on the front nine at The Bluffs on Tuesday, Aug. 27. A former Vermillion resident, Ralph Ramsey, now of Sun City West, AZ, joined us for golf and showed he has not lost his golf swing. We had a foursome of seniors from Beresford and they are always welcome. In fact Bob Landon was on the winning team.

Scores ranged from 35 to 42 with nine teams scoring under 40 strokes. This is good golf, seniors, and we congratulate all of you for your fine play.

Our winning team of Ken Beringer, Bob Landon and Bob Lund turned in a 35, one under par round. Other prize winners were, at 36, Sid Davis, Ray Lynn and Bill Rasmussen; at 37, Mo Marcotte, Ivan Pierce and Tom Walker, along with Dave Raabe, Stan Munger and Berwyn Svoboda, and the team of Ralph Ramsey, Howard Connors and Ray Mount; at 38, Jack Doyle, Vern Christensen, Jack Stewart and Vern Holter; and finally at 39, Pete Berglund, Don Stuessi and Duncan McGregor.

Five birdies were recorded and the biggest hazard was the long grass when a shot strayed from the fairway into the rough.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 3 with the same time frame in effect. See you all for coffee, conversation and donuts at 8:30 a.m. and golf at 9:20 or so on Sept. 3.

Men's League

After completion of regular league play, the playoffs commenced on Aug. 22, using the front nine tee boxes. Six teams (three from each division) were assigned byes, and the remaining 20 teams were paired off using the standings from one division against the reverse standings in the other, for the first round of the league tournament.

Results were somewhat different than might have been expected as upsets and tight scoring matches were the order of the week. The only lopsided wins involved Alkota (16 points), LBA Interiors (17) and D.O. Double G. (19.5). Otherwise, Bud Light defeated Coldwell Banker, Miller Light defeated Par Plus, and Michelob Light defeated Back 9 Grille � each by 12-11 scores with total medal being the determining factor. A major upset was scored by 13th seeded SVVC over #4 Bogey Plus, setting up a 12 vs. 13 second round match. The rest of the second round pairings follow this report.

Par was broken by four golfers who vied for low individual scratch score which was a 34 recorded by Dave Chickering and Mike Bauer. There was a two-way tie between Rick Haught and Kelly Higgins (35 each). Other under 40 scores were claimed by Nick Hovden and Don Harris with 37s. Dennis Chandler and Mike Wettstein each scored (38). Matt Hollingsworth and Jeremi Cowman were at 39. Pete Berglund was credited with a lowest net 29.

There were 24 birdies and two eagles for the day, Hollingsworth and Chickering each eagled #2. Bauer and Harris each had three birdies on their rounds.

Red Flight

1. Recuerdos/Silver$ vs. 9. Michelob Light

2. Char Bar I vs. 10. Free Swingers

3. Bluffs Boys vs. 11. Alkota

4. First National Bank vs. 5. LBA Interiors

Blue Flight

1. Chalky's vs. 9. Serious Six

2. Pros vs. 10. Bud Light

3. The Divots vs. 11. D.O. Double G

12. Miller Light vs. 13. SVVC

Wednesday Ladies Golf, Bridge & Dominoes

On Aug. 21 the golf game for the six walkers was poker. The course was closed for carts because of the amount of rain. The winners were Karon Benson with a full house and the other golfers received prizes. Helen Brown had a birdie on #8.

The lunch was baked potato bar which was enjoyed by 37 ladies. Lynn Hatle won the car wash given by Russ Heikes. Jean Marshall won the member drawing. On Aug. 28 there will be a $10 drawing.

There were four tables of bridge. A grand slam was bid and made by Meryl Reed and Gerry Van Bruggen. Other winners were Marti Weideman, Gerry Van Bruggen, Meryl Reed, Arlene DeVany and Phyllis Christol.

Wednesday Evening Ladies League

Before reporting on the events of our fun night, Aug. 21, a correction to the report from Aug. 7 needs to be made. In that report it was stated that Ruby Plate obtained the low net of 31. Ruby assures me that this is untrue and it was really Mary Gauer that shot the 42 that night.

While I can blame someone else for that misinformation (no names), the arithmetic applied to get the 31 (42-9) was also incorrest � and that was my error. So, let's start again. On Aug. 7, Mary Gauer shot the low net of 33 (42-9).

On Aug. 21, we had a fun night. A three or four person scramble was played (number of team members was variable). Everyone's drive had to be used twice during the round and the person whose drive was used did not hit the second shot. Scoring the lowest (32) was the four woman team consisting of Diane Duin, Judy Hanson, Nora Remily and Jenny Chandler. The only trouble they reported was deciding whose drive to use.

Inside the clubhouse, Kathy Chandler won the Quackson (again). There were also two birthdays this week: Nichol Stevens celebrated hers Tuesday and Darlis LaBahn celebrated hers Wednesday.

Next week (Aug. 28) is the last night of competitive league play. Election of officers for next year will take place after the play. New candidates are needed as the current officers are revolting. Wednesday, Sept. 5 we will be playing the Derby. Please come and join us. If you know in advance that you will be there, please let Darlis know.

Calendar of events

Tuesday, September 3

8:30 a.m. � Senior mens' 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, September 4

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, September 5

2:30 p.m. � League Tournament (third round). Pairings listed in pro shop.

3 p.m. � Shotgun tee-offs to be arranged.

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