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The Bluffs Bulletin Board Men's league golfers save best for last

The golfers saved the best for last during the 13th week of regular league, playing on the front nine tee boxes, as they made a mockery of par.

Twenty-one players had scores less than 40 (two 33s, a 35, three even par 36s, plus three 37s, five 38s, and seven 39s). There were a total of 57 birdies and three eagles during the two sessions including both divisions.

Entrants in the gross/net pool had Bill Willroth with gross 33, and Rod Tieman net 28 as the winners.

Results for the week in the American division shows best scores for Still Smokin' and PIK who picked up 17 points each. PIK jumped two spots in the standings and Still Smokin' ended up with 199.5 points for their first place in the final standings.

Low individual scratch score of 36 was shared by Nick Hovden and Matt Ellis; recording 38s were Troy Nicks and Mike Brewer; Kevin Brown, Scott Hansen, and Joe Bjorkman had 39s. The lowest net belonged to Nicks with a 27, accomplished with an eagle on #2.

There were 25 birdies reported for the day and three each of those belonged to Ellis and Hovden. Two each were recorded by Brown, Hansen, and Bill Powell.

The National division had a tie for most points of the week with Bluffs Boys and Char Bar scoring 18 each. West Side Inn made a valiant effort to move into the second slot in the standings with 17.5 points, but LBA held them off with a 16 point rejoinder to keep the second place (bye) position for the league tournament.

Eric Stevens and Bill Willroth each carded a three under par 33. Tim Shea was net 28 with his scratch 35 as he had a bird on #3 and eagled #6. Par 36 was claimed by Dave Chickering who also carded a 37 on his second round. Also reporting 37 for a score were: Jefff Hamerstrom and Chad Peterson. Dennis Tomhave had a 38 (net 30); Gary Prosser and Don Harris matched him with a 38. Justin McVay, Steve Donnelly, and Don Scheidel each scored a 39.

Lowest net score of 27 went to Kurt Kuiper. Thirty-two birdies and two eagles were reported for the day. Four birdies each were recorded by Stevens and Willroth; Hammerstrom birdied holes 2, 3, and 6. Tomhave and Chickering also each had two birds.

American League

Still Smokin' 199.5

Recuerdos/Silver Dollar 186.5

Alkota 170.5

Chalkys 168.5

Coldwell Banker 159

The Pickups 158

PIK 145.5

Serious Six 144.5

Bogey+ 143.5

Free Swingers 128.5

Divots 123.5

Eagles 123.5

Multiple Putts 121

Drew's Crew 113

National League

Bluffs Boys 183.5

LBA 173.5

West Side Inn 169

Ace Hardware 161

First National 159

Pros 154.5

S&H Construction 150

Char Bar 149.5

Sandtrappers 140.5

Community First Insurance 136.5

Back 9 Grille 132.5

Miller Lite 131

Bogey's 4-Ever 129

Misfits 123.5

Men's League Playoff Pairings are (American vs. National):

1. Still Smokin' (bye) vs. 1. Bluffs Boys (bye); 2. Recuerdos/Silver Dollar (bye) vs. 2. LBA (bye); 3. Alkota vs. 14. Misfits; 4. Chalky's vs. 13. Bogey's 4-Ever; 5. Coldwell Banker vs. 12 Miller Lite; 6. The Pickups vs. 11. Back 9 Grille; 7. PIK vs. 10 Community First Insurance; 8. Serious Six vs. 9. Sandtrappers; 9. Bogey + vs. 8. Char Bar; 10. Free Swingers vs. 7. S&H Construction; 11. Divots vs. 6. Pros; 12. Eagles vs. 5. First National; 13. Multiple Putts vs. 4. Ace Hardware; 14. Drew's Crew vs. 3. West Side Inn.

Calendar of events

Tuesday, September 2

Senior Mens' Fun League.

8:30 a.m. � Registration with coffee and donuts.

9:30 a.m. � Shotgun start.

11:30 p.m. � Lunch and prizes (time approximate).

Noon � Open golf (make your own tee times).

Wednesday, September 3

8:00 a.m. � Ladies morning golf, luncheon, and cards activities begin.

9 a.m. � Tee off.

Noon � Lunch.

1 p.m. � Cards.

5 p.m. � Wednesday Evening Ladies League.

5:45 p.m. � Shotgun start.

Thursday, September 4

2:30 p.m. � Registration for Men's League Tournament (second round pairings in the Pro Shop).

3 p.m. � First session shotgun tee-off.

6 p.m. � Second session shotgun tee-off.

Friday, September 5

2 p.m. � High school match vs. Yankton.

5 p.m. � Weekly social and golf (if there is demand, come out and join in the fun and food)

Saturday, September 6

8-10 a.m. � Tee times for USD Kickoff Classic. Fees � members $10; non-members $25. Includes green fee, cart, game ticket, burger or brat with chips.

1 p.m. � Kick-ff vs. Concordia-St. Paul in the Dome.

Mary, Ruby as

hot as weather

Another great outing for the Wednesday Evening Ladies League (W.E.L.L.) on Aug. 20. We played the front nine and everyone warmed up immediately upon leaving the clubhouse and playing their first hole. Indeed, the team of Mary Gauer and Ruby Plate was as hot as the weather. Mary shot the low gross of 36 (even par). Indeed, she played an almost even par round with one birdie (on #1) and one bogie.

Ruby shot her best score ever, getting a 44. When their handicaps were subtracted from their scores, they partners both had the same net score � a 28, which was the low for the evening as well.

However, this year we had an odd number of teams in league and each week one team has been unopposed for the evening. This week it was Ruby and Mary so they didn't get to use those great scores for competition. Ah, well.

In addition to Mary's birdie, there were two other women who had birdies. Audrey Ticknor got one on #5 and Deb Heyl had one on #6 (she must like that hole � she eagled it two weeks ago).

There were also pin prizes awarded, aimed at those not having as stellar a night as Mary Gauer. The prize on #2 was for the most putts. It went to Barb Ballensky. On #5 the prize for the most balls in the water went to Amy Hammerstrom. On #9, Lynette Wulff was rewarded (on a draw) for putting the most balls into the hazard.

Inside the clubhouse there were all sorts of things going on. Darlis Labahn was given a life-sized cardboard stand-up of Brett Favre. He was given a place of honor (standing on the discount table) and watched over us the remainder of the evening. It was also Nichol Stevens' birthday and there was cake (good) and signing (not as good). Lastly, Sheila Prosser won the Quackson drawing.

Wednesday Evening Ladies League (WELL) Standings

August 20, 2003

Team Points Won Points Possible % Points

1. A Slice of Heaven 58.5 75 78.00%

2. Augusta Gals 57 75 76.00%

3. Whatever 49.5 70 70.71%

4. Environmental Hazards 52.5 75 70.00%

5. Lopez Sisters 52 75 69.33%

6. First National Bank 42 70 60.00%

7. Lucky Shots 45 75 60.00%

8. Bertha�s Babes 39.5 70 56.43%

9. T.B.A. 39.5 70 56.43%

10. Mollies Follies 39 70 55.71%

11. Chix With Stixs 36 70 51.43%

12. Golf Bags 34 70 48.57%

13. Pinnacle�s, The 33.5 70 47.86%

14. Tee�d Off 33 70 47.14%

15. Wedgies 32 70 45.71%

16. Bluffers, The 31 70 44.29%

17. Rough Riders 26 70 37.14%

18. Jacks 20 70 28.57%

19. Sand Yappers 16 75 21.33%

20. Par-Tee Girls 9.5 70 13.57%

21. Lucky Ladies 4.5 70 6.43%

Eager seniors head

out to play golf

A hot morning on Aug. 26 followed a stormy night that produced no rain and yet 42 hardy seniors were here eager to play the back nine at The Bluffs.

The play was good and the scores were super. In fact, a couple of teams scored 38 and didn�t receive a prize. Our winning team turned in a 34 and our congratulations go to Mo Marcotte, Cleland Cook and Ray Lynn for this fine effort.

Other prize winners were at 35; Dale Ende, Bob Lund, Jack Stewart, and Quentin Oleson. Following at even par 36 we had Max Andersen, Ken Beringer, Jim Grabowski, and Don Goebel. Next at 37 we found Harlan Schott, Norm Erickson, Ron Turner, and Joe Conroy. At 38 our teams were Mel Marcotte, Don Stuessi and Howard Connors and the team of Loren Carlson, Bob Landon, Vern Christensen and Jim Prosser.

We had a total of eight birdies turned in this date, but we failed to find a birdie on 13 and 14. We must try harder!

Shot-of-the-day awards go to Van Pierce whose tee shot on #17 was 30 inches from the cup and Cleland Cook had a 26-foot putt for a birdie on #12.

Our guests included Don Goebel from California and a quartet from Beresford, Dale Ende, Bob Landon, Don Stuessi and Norman Erickson. We note also that Lloyd Helseth returned as a part-time player following medical problems. It was good to have all these gentlemen with us.

We have a promise that the weather will be cool next week so we expect record numbers to attend on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Come early!

Ladies enjoy

beautiful day

August 20 was another beautiful, great day to play golf � 16 ladies took advantage of it and the game was poker.

Best poker hands were JoAnne Beringer, four sixes; Karine Amundson, four fives; Pat Berglund, full house; Meryl Reed, three eights; Edith Nelson, three sixes; Ardith Baer, three fives; and Rula Hatch, no poker score.

Thirty-nine ladies enjoyed the tasty raspberry pecan chicken and salads by Cherry Street Grille. They also had a yummy dessert served by Peg Steckleberg, Pat Pratt and Mickey Russell.

After lunch, the group sang Happy Birthday to Dorothy Dahlman. Jan Small was our guest for the day.

The $5 membership drawing was won by Reidella Engman and Sarah Brown.

Pat Berglund, our president, asked the ladies to think about different things we could do for next year.

Ten ladies at two tables stayed to play dominos. Low was Pat Pratt and Mary Bartels. Jayne Merrigan won six rounds.

Karine Amundson, Babe Hurowitz, and Vanetta Youngworth were caught with double blanks.

Sixteen ladies played bridge and the winners were Glennis Stewart, Meryl Reed, Jean Marshall, JoEllen Tipton, Sarah Brown, Jeannie VanBaleau and June Wagner. Travel prizes for having four aces � no winner.

One of the golf players was given a new golf club but couldn�t get a new putter until she had a chance to throw it.

Come join us; you are always welcome.

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