The Bluffs Bulletin Board

The Bluffs Bulletin Board Connors makes shot of the day

The Senior Men's Fun Golf League played on Monday this week � a new experience. We lost some of our players due to conflicts but the 18 seniors had a fine time on the front nine at The Bluffs. We will meet next on Tuesday, June 24 using the morning or summer hours. We hope to see you all then.

Our winning threesome this week was Ivan Pierce, Dan Christopherson and Howard Connors with a 1 over par 37. Their round had two of the three birdies recorded this day.

At 38 we had Harlan Schott, Quentin Oleson and Louie Fostvedt followed by Mo Marcotte, Dick Munkvold and Gene Iverson at 39, and Al Clem, Berwyn Svoboda and Jack Stewart at 41.

The shot-of-the-day award goes to Howard Connors who drove the green on #5 and made a 24-foot birdie putt.

We will see you next on Tuesday, June 24 with coffee, treats, and conversation at 8:30 a.m. and golf promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Nora had a great night

The Wednesday Evening Ladies League was in danger of being rained on Wednesday, June 4, but it managed to bypass us and allow another evening of golf. Our hosts, the Environmental Hazards (which no longer exist on the course), gave several prizes out.

Winning a pin prize for longest putt on #11 was Lynn Mortenson. Nora Remily raked in two pin prizes � one for closest second shot on #15 and one for closest to the pin on #17. Nora actually had a great night. She birdied #18 and had the low gross with a 37. Other birdies were had by Jenny Chandler, on #12, and Lynn Mortenson, also on #12.

Playing the front, Nace Huska birdied #8. Continuing with a hot hand, Ruby Plate had the low net for the second week in a row � this week shooting a net of 29 (47-18).

Weather cooperates for lady golfers

June 4 was another enjoyable day for golf by the Wednesday Morning Ladies. At first it didn't appear that it would be very nice but thanks to Mother Nature it was great.

Thirty-five ladies enjoyed a baked potato dinner and all the trimmings served by Cherry Street Grille. The topper was the delicious pies served by Jane Wagner and Mary Lee Hennies.

We are pleased to welcome a new member, Margaret Cash. We now have 56 members.

The membership drawing for $5 was won by Fritz Lefler and Karine Amundson.

There were four tables of bridge. First was Marilyn Johnson and Glennis Stewart with 3790. Second was Margaret Cash with 3370. Other winners were Reidella Engman, 2590, and Marsha Bruning, 1380.

The train dominos had eight players. Low was Bev Mount, Pat Berglund, and Karine Amundson.

High was Mary Lea Hennies and Fritz Lefler.

Golf was for putters � with low putts winning. Whoever had the hottest putter or was the best putter excelled.

Names of the winners must have gotten burned up by the hot putters because at this time they are not available. That means that next week we will probably have two sets of winners. Possible?

The Bluffs weren't kind to men's league

The back nine at The Bluffs was not very "golfer friendly" on June 3, since no one parred the course and very few broke 40. Nonetheless, awards were presented to: Chad Lavin � low gross, 37; Scott Munger, Harland Durkin, and Lavin � tied for low net, 32; Dennis Tomhave � closest to pin on #17; Mike Paulson � longest putt (#18); and Rich Job � drive on 17 is short of ladies tee, takes penalty, re-tees, takes 6 on par 3 hole.

Results of the fourth week in the American division had a best team score of 18.5 points from Chalkys who improved their spot in the standings from seventh to fifth. Alkota scored 18 points; also, Recuerdos/Silver Dollar and Coldwell Banker matched a 17 score.

Low individual scratch score of 38 was the best to be accomplished � Matt Ellis, Greg Bates, and Jeremi Cowman shared that honor. Dave Geise had 39 (net)34 and Durkin carded a 39 (net 32). There were only seven birdies reported for the day.

The National division has West Side Inn dominating the standings as they scored 17.5 points to cinch their first place position. Bluffs Boys moved to second place when they scored only 13 points. First National also scored 17.5 and moved from eighth to third in the standings. LBA had a 16.5 for the week.

Chad Lavin had the lowest individual score � 37 (net 32). Dave Chickering, Mike Wettstein, and P.J. Maloney each carded a 39; no one else broke 40 (a 41 and seven 42s were close). Ten birdies were reported.

Team standings for week four are listed below:

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