The Bluffs Bulletin Board Weather is threat to senior golfers
Clouds and a threat of rain greeted 42 seniors at The Bluffs on Tuesday, Aug. 19.
At 9:30 we hit the links and the weather got progressively better. The players responded with good golf. Our winning team had a 35, one under par. The team of Mo Marcotte, Ron Turner, Dave Zimmer, and Tim O'Connor earned honors this week. Congratulations men.
Other prize winners were at 36, Loren Carlson, Guy Kreastermeyer (a guest from Washington and formerly from Yankton), Louie Fostvedt, and Ron Brown, and the team of Vern Holter, Bob Lund, Howard Connors, and Ray Lynn followed by Ross Johnson, Ken Beringer, Jim Reed, and Ardell Hatch.
Our final winners scored a fine 38; Don Baer, Jerry Sommervold, Quentin Oleson, and Jim Prosser and the team of Dave Bak, Ted Van Bruggen, Berwyn Svoboda, and Vern Christensen.
The shot-of-the-day award goes to Quentin Oleson for his approach shot from off the green came to rest two inches from the hole on #7. Congratulations Quentin.
Remember that seniors golf continues each Tuesday with coffee and rolls and conversation at 8:30 a.m.
Calendar of events
Monday, August 25
4 p.m. � Boys' golf (VHS vs. Sioux City East).
Tuesday, August 26
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, August 27
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, August 28
2:30 p.m. � Registration for Men's League Tournament (pairings in the Pro Shop).
3 p.m. � First session shotgun tee-off.
6 p.m. � Second session shotgun tee-off.
Friday, August 29
5 p.m. � Weekly social and golf (come out and join in the fun).
at The Bluffs
Under a bright blue cloudless morning sky 20 ladies played golf on the back nine at The Bluffs Aug. 13. The game was four man scramble. Two teams had 42 � Lynne Hatle, Meryl Reed, Eileen Turner and Ardith Baer � also at 42 Karon Benson, Helen Brown, Pat Steckleberg and Carol Clodfelter. Two teams had 44 and one 52. Edith Nelson chipped in on #14.
Forty-six members enjoyed a chicken salad by Cherry Street Grille. A yummy chocolate ice cream dessert was served by Mary Ann Weldon and Marty Weideman. Ann Stutheit served carrot cake for our afternoon coffee.
There were five tables of bridge. Arlene DeVaney received the prize for four aces. High at each table were Doris Mitchell, Sue Ann Stutheit, Pat Olson, Pat Bergland and Robin Eisenmenger. Travel prize was won by Sarah Brown. Jan Uhl guesses closest to her score.
There were two tables and 12 players at dominos. Low were Bev Mount and Mary Bartels. Babe Hurowitz drew double blank seven times but was only caught once. Lynn Hatle thought she was bowling and had a 300 game. Bev Mount won the most rounds.
Happy Birthday was sung to Lorraine Brunick. Membership drawing of $5 went to Deannie Christopherson. June Wagner brought cucumbers for any one interested.
Someone had a report that golf, bridge and dominos were not a matter of life or death � but more serious than that. Maybe so but it�s always fun. If you don�t know that come out and join us and then you�ll know.
a blistering pace
We are coming down to the wire for W.E.L.L. with only two more nights of competition left. The battle for the top spot heated up last night (8/13) with the number three team going toe to toe with the number one team. It was a tight match all the way around, but no doubt fun. Adding to the fun were the pin prizes awarded by our hosts. There was a prize for closest to the pin on #12 which went to Amy Hammerstrom. Cheryl Seney got a prize for the most putts on #13. She also got the prize for the shortest drive on #18. Actually, Cheryl had a good round, knocking 20 strokes off her game since the start of the season. She has a ways to go but we are all rooting for her. The Quackson was won by Susan Oberle who came in from the night air to pick it up.
Out on the course Jenny Chandler was setting a blistering pace, shooting an even par of 36 for her round. Helping her score along were three, count �em, three birdies including two on the hardest handicapped holes on the back 9. Jenny birdied #13, #14 and #16. Her 36 was the low gross for the evening. Deb Larson had the low net with a 30 (49-19), just nudging out Jenny�s mom, Kathy Chandler, who had a net of 31. Other birdies went to Nace Huska on #11, Ruby Plate on #17 and Kathy Merrigan-Manning on #17.
Remember to sign up your team for the women�s tournament, a four-person scramble, on Aug. 23. Come and have fun. Also a reminder that elections for league officers will be held the last night � Aug. 27 � so come cast your vote (or risk being elected).
in men�s league play
NOTICE: First things first! On Thursday, Aug. 21 the Men�s League will finish the regular season as the members attempt to improve their standings in preparation for the end of the league�s tournament which will commence on Aug. 28 and continue for three more rounds in the elimination seeding format.
In the first round, the top two seeds in each division will receive byes and the rest of the teams will be paired off in reverse seeding order of American versus National divisions. A big league last �feed� will be offered after that day�s competition.
Now, for the 12th week of league play results from the back nine at The Bluffs. Seventeen entrants in the gross/net scoring pool had two winners � Nick Hovden at 37 scratch, and Rod Teiman with 30 for net. No flag prizes were used this week.
Results for the American division had a forfeit invoking the new routine of giving the offended team the average points won during the season. With 15 points average, Recuerdos/Silver Dollar maintained second place. Eagles jumped two slots to 12th place with a 17 point addition to their score.
The unusually high scoring by nearly everybody probably was due to the temp and course conditions � both being in the highly pristine category. (No one broke par).
A couple low individual gross scores went to Hovden � 37, Jeremy Cowman � 38 (net 34); Kelly Higgins and Scott Hanson � 39 each; Matt Ellis and Joe Bjorkman � 40 each. Tieman had the lowest net 30. There were only nine birdies (two by Hovden) reported for the day.
The National division had a scoring error in last week�s tally but it has been corrected and LBA�s second place shows the result of the correction plus 15 points this week. Bluffs Boys improved their first place by scoring 16 points while Pros registered a 17-point gain.
Only three players had a scratch score less than 40 � Dave Chickering with 37 (net 33); Chad Peterson at 38 (net 33); and Don Harris a 39. Mike Wickersham � 41 (net 31); Harlan Schott, Mike Wettstein, and Danny Johnson each also had 41s; and Randy Sibson had a lowest net of 30.
Eleven birdies were reported, two for Chickering.
Still Smokin� 182.5
Recuerdos/Silver Dollar 174
Coldwell Banker 148.5
The Pickups 143
Serious Six 138.5
Free Swingers 119
Multiple Putts 107.5
Drew�s Crew 105
Bluffs Boys 165.5
West Side Inn 151.5
Ace Hardware 150.5
First National 148
S&H Construction 137.5
Community First Insurance 131.5
Char Bar 131.5
Bogey�s 4-Ever 124
Back 9 Grille 119.5
Miller Lite 119