The Bluffs Bulletin Board Calendar of events
Tuesday, August 20
8:30 a.m. � Senior mens' fun league with coffee and rolls dur ing 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, August 21
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, August 22
2:30 p.m. � League Tournament (first round). Pairings listed in pro shop.
3 p.m. � First session shotgun tee-off (be prompt).
6 p.m. � Second session shotgun tee-off.
6:30 p.m. � (approximate) Free feed for league members and their guests.
We're approaching the end of the regular league season with only one more session before the tournament begins. On Aug. 8, with warm breezes and temps in the 90s, the 10th week of league play was contested on the back nine at The Bluffs. It's a sad story oft told, but forfeits are still a part of this year's play!
Results for the week in the American division had best scores for Bluffs Boys and LBA Interiors � 23 points each (the other two teams forfeited). West Side Inn scored 18, and Hwy. 50 Bypass, 17. The weather shouldn't be a part of the scoring, but something has affected it as it has dropped off, too.
Except for a 36 by Rick Haught, 37s from Brett Hogen and Don Harris, and a 38 by Dave Chickering, no one came close to a 40 for low individual scratch score. Lowest net score was achieved by Ellis Jensen (32). There were 12 birdies reported for the day, two each from Haught, Hogen and Brian Steele.
The National division had two teams with high scores � 21 by Bogey Plus and 19 by Chalky's.
Only one player had a scratch score less than 40 � Joe Bjorkman with 38 (net 32); Justin McVay had a 42 (net 34); Kent Anderson � 44 (net 30); and Todd Radigan � 44 (net 34). Ken Beringer scored a 47 (net 35). Only four birdies were reported.
NOTICE: Next week (Aug. 22) will be the first round playoff tournament and pairings will be determined by the final league standings � with the top two teams in both divisions earning a first round bye.
Chow hounds might be interested that there will be a free feed on that night!
Senior Men's Fun Golf League
The seniors were ready to play the front nine and the scores reflect the excellent condition of the course. Thirty-three seniors took aim at par and were pleased with the results. Scores were bunched, from 35 to 42.
Our winners were a four-man team of Ken Beringer, Berwyn Svoboda, Bill Rasmussen and Cleland Cook. Their score of 35 included a chip-in birdie by Svoboda and a birdie putt by Rasmussen.
Other winners at 36 even par were Shorty Hanson, Jim Grabowski and Ivan Pierce, followed by the team of Mo Marcotte, Joe Conroy and Howard Connors. At 37 were Elmer Mount, Stan Munger and Bob Lund.
Then at 39 were Ron Brown, Harlan Schott, Ray Lynn and Jim Prosser, along with Sid Davis, Quentin Oleson and Tom Walker Congratulations to our prize winners.
There were six birdies this date. Berwyn Svoboda earns shot of the day award for his chip-in on #4.
Great golf days are ahead. Plan to join us each Tuesday for fun at The Bluffs. We meet at 8:30 a.m. and hit the links at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday Ladies Golf, Bridge and Dominoes
Aug. 7 morning lady golfers played "Guess Your Score" and the first winners were Eileen Turner and Meryl Reed with perfect scores. The second winners with one stroke off their score were Darlene Engebrecht and JoAnn Beringer.
The delicious lunch of chicked salad, egg salad and fresh fruit was enjoyed by 46 members and guests. Pat Pratt and Micky Russell brought the dessert. Gerry Van Bruggen won the car wash. Membership drawing winners were Kay Heikes and Marsha Bruning.
Gerry Van Bruggen, chairman of the bridge, was high for the day with 4150. High after round one � Doris Mitchell and Marsha Bruning; round two � Pat Olson and Deanie Christopherson; round three � Eleanor Munger and Gerry. The dominoes had eight players � one table. Jan Chapman � low; Lynn Hatle � high; Darlene Engebrecht � second low and Fritz Lefler second high.
Wednesday Evening Ladies League
On Wednesday, July 31, we played the back nine. Our hosts, the PGU, gave out pin prizes. The prize for the longest drive on #11 went to Sheila Prosser, who managed a bogey from there. Ruby Plate was the closest to the pin on #12 which helped her get a par. Katie McCormick sank the longest putt on #18 to get a bogey.
No one landed inside the rope making it worth $15 next week. Birdies abounded and were had by Jenny Chandler on #12, Deb Heyl and Lynette Wulff on #14, and Mary Mock on #16. Jenny Chandler scored the low gross with a 38 while low net went to Robin Hansen with a 30 (41-11).
Golf on Wednesday, Aug. 7 was another entertaining evening. Our hosts were The Pinnacles. The course was kind to several golfers. Hole number 5 yielded three birdies. They were achieved by Mona Bye and teammates Pat Durkin and Nancy Scheidel (that must have demoralized the opposition!). Deb Heyl shot the low gross with a 39.
Low net would have gone to Nace Huska, who shot a 40, minus her handicap of 10 for a 30, except she played as a substitute and was therefore only allowed to use 80 percent of her handicap for a 32. That left Ruby Plate with the low net of 31 (42-9).
Pin prizes were awarded to Nora Remily for the longest drive on #1, Judy Hanson for the closest third shot on #6 (she managed a par after that), and Robin Hanson for the longest put on #9 (it was her bogey put). Darlis LeBahn used her fairway putter to "land" inside the rope to claim the $15.
Inside the clubhouse, Sue French won the Quackson drawing. There was also a celebration of Meryl Reed's birthday. She turned 44 for the second time in her life on Monday, Aug. 5 (that's new math for 88). She didn't want a cake so the celebration included a birthday cookie. Happy birthday Meryl!