The Bluffs Bulletin Board

The Bluffs Bulletin Board Drew records a net 32 score

With the "dog days" of summer upon us the 10th week of men's league play was again on the back nine at The Bluffs. Among the 23 entrants in the gross/net scoring pool there was a two-way tie at 38 scratch � Rick Haught and Tim (Coach) Christopherson. Drew Barnes recorded a net 32! Flag prizes went to Mel Ustad � closest to pin on #17; and Bill Powell� longest putt on #18.

Results for the week in the American division found Still Smokin' solidifying first place with 15 points, and Recuerdos/Silver Dollar moving into second with 14.5 points. Serious Six jumped two slots to sixth place with a 14 point addition to their score.

The weather probably is partly to blame for scoring being less than might be hoped for. A couple low individual gross scores went to Eric Stevens � 34, and Brian Steele � 36 (net 33); Mike Brewer � 38 (net 34), Barnes � 39 (net 32) and Kelly Higgins � 39 (net 36). They were the only players under 40. Pat Amundson had two birdies during his 40 score round and Ron Steckleberg netted a 31 using his 12 handicap. There were 11 birdies (two by Stevens in addition to Amundson's two) reported for the day.

The National division had S&H Construction registering 18.5 to move three spots in the standings. Bluffs Boys improved their first place by scoring 17 points while second place First National could muster only 11.5 to fall 6 1/2 behind the leaders.

Only five players had a scratch score less than 40 – Gary Prosser with 36 (net 31); Mike Brewer at 37 (net 33); and Christopherson, Haught and Bill Willroth each with 38. Tom Schaack had a 40 (net 34). Troy Gregoire reminded me that he had his best league net score 31 ever (his scratch 46 was way below his usual average!).

Twelve birdies were reported, two each for Haught and Brewer.

League standings for week 10 are:

American League

Still Smokin' 150.5

Recuerdos/Silver Dollar 143

Alkota 142

Chalky's 126

Coldwell Banker 124

The Pickups 117

Serious Six 116

Bogey+ 115.5

PIK 104

Divots 101.5

Free Swingers 97

Drew's Crew 92

Multiple Putts 91

Eagles 90.5

National League

Bluffs Boys 140

First National 133.5

LBA 125.5

West Side Inn 125.5

Ace Hardware 123.5

Pros 116.5

Char Bar 115

S&H Construction 113.5

Community First Insurance 110.5

Bogey's 4-Ever 110

Sandtrappers 108

Miller Lite 97.5

Back 9 Grille 96.5

Misfits 94.5

Calendar of events

Tuesday, Aug. 12

8:30 a.m. – Senior Mens� Fun League registration with coffee and donuts.

9:30 a.m. � Shotgun start.

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

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

Wednesday, Aug. 13

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

8:30 a.m. � Tee off.

11:45 a.m. � Lunch.

12:30 p.m. � Cards, dominoes

5 p.m. � Wednesday Evening Ladies League.

5:45 p.m. � Shotgun start.

Thursday, Aug. 14

2:30 p.m. � Registration for regular men�s league (be prompt).

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

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

Friday, Aug. 15

5 p.m. � Weekly social and golf (come out and join in the fun and food).

Saturday, Aug. 16

Membership Appreciation Day

3 p.m.� Golf (Shotgun start). 5-6 p.m. � Social hour.

6-9 p.m. � Free food (jerk chicken, jerk loin and all the fixin�s).

Guests join Senior Men�s Fun League

The front nine at The Bluffs welcomed the rain and the seniors for golf on Aug. 5. Thirty-seven seniors were happy we had a nice rain.

The winning team this date shot a fine 33 on the front nine. Congratulations to a fine effort from a three-man team of Mo Marcotte, Dick Munkvold and Howard Connors. There were two senior guests on our second place team, Dr. Duane Reaney and Dr. Ed Schindler from Yankton joined Irl Oaks and Ken Beringer to shoot a fine 34.

Other prize winners were at 37, Van Pierce, Bob Lund, Louie Fostvedt and Tom Walker. At 38, Harlan Schott, Bob Soloman, and Gene Iverson and the team of Vern Christensen, Loren Carlson, Queutin Oleson and Cal Peterson. One winning team at 39 also got a prize. They were Elmer Mount, Ted Van Bruggen and Tim O�Connor.

We were happy to have Bob Solomon come to play with the seniors and it was a treat to have Phil Fisher, a former resident of Vermillion, join us this date.

Ten birdies were recorded this day and our winners had three of them.

Shot-of-the-day awards go to Dr. Schindler for his 50 foot birdie putt on #7 and to Harlan Schott for a 38 foot birdie putt on #6.

Plan now to attend next Tuesday, the course is in great shape. See you at 8:30 with golf at 9:30 a.m. sharp.

Wednesday Evening Ladies enjoy golf

Wednesday, July 30, was a beautiful evening for golf; not too hot, not too windy, no threatening thunderstorms. In fact, Jennifer Steele thought the evening was perfect for a trip to the beach. Actually, she went to the beach six times � landing in six of the seven sand traps on the back 9. We hope she was wearing her sunscreen.

Our hostesses, the Pinnacles, put out flag prizes on several holes. The prize for the longest putt on #10 was won by Sarah Taggart. Nancy Christopherson (one of our hostesses) landed closest to the pin on #12 for a prize. (Is that suspicious?) And Nora Remily had the longest drive on #18. Jenny Chandler had the low gross score with a 37 while Nancy Scheidel had the low net with a 29 (45-16). To help her achieve her low score, Jenny Chandler had two birdies � one on #13 and one on #16. Robin Hansen also had a birdie on #12. Back at the 19th hole, Ann Jensen won the Quackson drawing. Indeed, she drew her own name out! (Now that is suspicious).

Women play for putting prizes

Eighteen ladies played golf on July 30. The game for the day was putting prizes. The winners for longest putts were Jan Uhl on #13 and Dorothy Dahlman on #15.

Darlene Engbrecht had the fewest putts with 14. Next was Jan Uhl with 16. The following had 17 putts: Rula Hatch, Helen Brown, Glennis Stewart, and Dody Eicher. Karine Amundson had 18 putts.

Thirty four ladies enjoyed a baked potato bar provided by Cherry Street Grille. Bars were brought by Jean Marshall and Sheryl Etling. Edith Nelson�s daughter-in-law, Anita Nelson, was a guest.

Our able president, Pat Berglund�s name was drawn from the $5 membership prize. The other name drawn was not present to win.

Eight players enjoyed dominoes. Karine Amundson came in low with 181 points. Karon Benson garnered 440 for high. Dody Eicher and Babe Hurowitz each went out first on three different occasions. No one was caught with the double blank.

Thirteen ladies played bridge. Before play began the score of 3070 (for the 30th day of the seventh month) was secretly written down as the target score for the day. Lucky Jan Uhl had that exact score. A blind bogey award went to Sheryl Etling. High at each of the three tables went to Ellie Davis, Lorraine Brunick, and Jan Uhl. Low at each table went to Robin Eisenmenger, Reidella Engman, and Doris Mitchell.

Our loyal reporter, Meryl Reed, was in the hospital today. We all hope she will soon be back playing golf and bridge. Get well quick, Meryl!!

We now have 62 paid memberships. We always have room for more ? Come join us. We�ll make sure you feel welcome!

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