The Bluffs Bulletin Board Men's League
After the "freezeout" on May 13, the regular league competition began on May 20 with a 3 p.m. shotgun start using all tee boxes on the back nine. The league is made up of two divisions � American and National, each with 14 teams. The summer season will run every Thursday, through Aug. 19, and then there will be a final elimination tournament, involving all 28 teams, until a champion is determined, some time in September. Remember � the course is closed to league play on July 15.
There are some new teams and some renamed teams in both divisions so unfamiliar names might show up in the weekly reports!
Anyway, the results of the first week in the American divisions shows the best score for Westside Inn � 17.5; Community First Ins. � 16, and Hy-Vee � 15.5.
Low individual score of 35 went to John Hemmenway who had a net score 34. Mike Stewart had a 38 (net 31), and Chad Peterson netted 32 with his 38. Mike Wettstein was 39 and Don Harris scored a 40. There were several 41s and 42s registered.
Sixteen birdies were reported for the day. Hemmenway had birdies on #11 and #17; and Don Scheidel birdied #10 and #12.
The National division's best team score was 17.7 by Recuerdos/Miller Lite, while two teams were tied at 15 (Bluffs Boys and Eagles), and PIK was tied with Alkota with 14 points.
Jon Dimmick had a 35 low gross score (net 34) as he recorded birdies on #10, #12, #14, #15, and #18. Jesse Talchott was at even par 36 with birdies on #11 and #13, and an eagle 3 on #15. Other low scores were: Bill Powell (38); and a bunch of 40s. Seventeen birdies and the eagle were recorded with two other members getting two each � Ryan Baedke and Harland Durkin.
Westside Inn 17.5
Community First Ins. 16
Char Bar 14
Bogeys 4 Ever 14
Doctor's Orders 12.5
Quality Motors 10.5
First National 9
Sons of Thunder 9
The Leftovers 7.5
Ace Hardware 7
Recuerdo's/Miller Lite 17.5
Bluffs Boys 15
Grave Diggers 12
Still Smokin' 12
Serious Six 11
Bogey + 11
Gassen's Gang 9
Coldwell Banker 9
Texas Roadhouse 8
Multiple Putts 5.5
Calendar of events
Monday, May 31
Tuesday, June 1
Junior Golf Clinic.
8:30-9 a.m. � Registration.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. � Youth ages 10-18 Golf Clinic
8:30 a.m. � Senior Mens' Fun League registration and coffee.
9:30 a.m. � Shotgun start (approximate).
11:30 a.m. � Lunch (approximate).
Noon � Open golf (make your own tee times).
Wednesday, June 2
8 a.m. � Ladies morning golf, luncheon, and cards activities.
8:30 a.m. � (approximate) Tee off.
Noon � Lunch/games.
12:30 p.m. � Cards.
5 p.m. � Wednesday Evening Ladies League.
5:45 p.m. � Shotgun start (approximate).
Thursday, June 3
8 a.m. and 9 a.m. � Junior golf season begins at The Bluffs (times will be assigned).
2:30 p.m. � Registration for regular men's league (be prompt).
3 p.m. � First session shotgun tee-off (get to your tee box assignment).
6 p.m. � Second session shotgun tee-off.
Saturday, June 5
7:30-8 a.m. � Adult Golf Clinic registration.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. � Clinic activities.
on misty day
Our hopes for a beautiful day again fell by the way. It was a windy, misty and cold day which gave 19 golfers cold hands as their main (prize?) The golf game for the day was poker (their favorite). The winners were: first full house, Joan Holter; three sixes, JoAnne Beringer and Eileen Turner; three sevens, Rula Hatch, Mary Lea Hennies and Lynn Hatle; three eights, Dody Eicher, our regular Sioux Falls member.
Someone reported that the geese were really swarming around one green. Exciting to watch.
The Cherry Street Grille served a delicious salad luncheon to 37. Bars were served by Lynn Hatle, Mary Lea Hennies and Ann Stewart.
Rula Hatch's granddaughter and son were dinner guests.
The membership drawing of $5 went to Karen Amundsen for $10 because one name drawn last week wasn't present � $5 to Darlene Amundsen.
Twelve ladies played bridge and winners were: sign up prize to Robin Eisenmenger; high score Doris Mitchell; score closest to 2000 without going over Robin Eisenmenger; traveling prize player to bid one no trump.
There were 16 domino players and results were: high Vaneta Youngworth, Dodie Eicher and Pat Steckelberg; Low Babe Hurowitz, Lynn Hatle and Karine Amundsen.
Caught with blanks were Darlene Engelbrecht, Karen Benson, Vaneta Youngworth, Lynn Hatle, Mary Bartels, Fritz Lefler, Pat Pratt, Jayne Merrigan, Pat Steckelberg and they won a special treat. Pat Steckelberg is a new player.
Fun Golf League
There were 14 seniors, inspired by seeing early morning sunshine, who came to The Bluffs to play golf on May 25th. Teams played a spirited 9 holes on the back nine and excellent scores resulted. In fact the prize winners needed a score of 36 or 37 to qualify.
Our winners had a par 36 and were the team of Jerry Sommervold, Jim Grabowski, and Ted VanBruggen. Congratulations for this fine effort. Other teams at 36 were in order; Mel Marcotte, Dick Munkvold, and Quentin Oleson; then Harlan Schott, Jim Reed, and Maurice Erickson.
Our next winners scored 37, one over par. They were Elmer Mount, Rick Morse, Ray Mount, and Rollie French, a new member this date; then Turk Pilker, Bob Lund, and Tim O'Connor; next, Ross Johnson, Ken Beringer, Howard Connors, and guest Bob Tucker, and finally, Dave Raabe, Lloyd Helseth, and Gene Iverson.
There were five birdies. Our shot of the day awards go to Dick Munkvold for his 54' chip-in for par on #16 and Harlan Schott for his 35-foot chip-in for par on #18. The putters honorees are Dave Raabe for his 45-foot putt on #16 and Ted VanBruggen for his 25' birdie putt on #13.
Senior golf next week will shift to the morning with coffee and rolls at 8:30 with golf at 9:30 sharp followed by lunch at noon. See you there.
Wednesday Evening Ladies League
The second competitive outing for the W.E.L.L. players was a blustery, cold evening. As a result the course yielded only two birdies, both on hole #12. One went to Edith Nelson and one to Lynette Wulff. Jenny Chandler also seemed to overcome the chill and shot the low gross of 38. Using a newly found, relaxed approach, Nikki Peters scored the low net with a 30 (54-24).
Inside the clubhouse our hosts, the Augustana Gals, handed out pin prizes for closest to the pin on #12, which went to Lynette Wulff (which she capitalized on with a birdie), most puts on #15, going to Kim Dimmock, and longest drive on #18, which was awarded to Lee Ann Saylor (it was a looong drive). The Quackson went to Sally Wheelock.
What a beautiful night for golf!
The front 9 yielded two excellent scores: a 36, the lowest gross score, to Karrie Plate and a 37 to Mary Gauer. The low net went to Shelly Brunick with a 28 (53-25) [that handicap is going to come down]. Scoring birdies were Karine Amundson on #8, Mary Gauer on #6 and Audrey Ticknor on #5.
Our host team (whose name I didn�t get but whose roster includes Karine Amundson, Julia Chaney, Sue French and Sue Navrat) gave pin prizes after play. These went to Karrie Plate for the longest drive on #1, Audrey Ticknor for closest to the pin on #5 and Diane Duin for the longest putt on #7.
Wednesday Evening Ladies League (WELL) Standings
May 19, 2004
Points Possible % Points
Team Won Points Won
1. Iron Maidens 15 15 100.00%
2. Mollies Follies 15 15 100.00%
3. Augusta Gals 14 15 93.33%
4. Lucky Shots 11 15 73.33%
5. Now We Are Fore 10 15 66.67%
6. RN�s 10 15 66.67%
7. Sand Yappers 10 15 66.67%
8. First National Bank 8.5 15 56.67%
9. Pinnacle�s (The) 8 15 53.33%
10. Wedgies 8 15 53.33%
11. Whatever 5 10 50.00%
12. Tee�d Off 7 15 46.67%
13. Bertha�s Babes 5.5 15 36.67%
14. Chix With Sticks 5.5 15 36.67%
15. Golf Bags 5.5 15 36.67%
16. Environmental Hazards 5 15 33.33%
17. Lopez Sisters 5 15 33.33%
18. Rough Riders 5 15 33.33%
19. Par-Tee Girls 2 10 20.00%
20. Lucky Ladies 0 10 0.00%
21. TBA 0 15 0.00%