The Bluffs Bulletin Board

The Bluffs Bulletin Board Lady golfers do birdie dance

The Wednesday Evening Ladies League host team, the Environmental Hazards, tamed the weather and brought us out for a great night of golf and fun. Adding to the enjoyment of warm weather with a slight breeze (plus or minus a few [thousand] gnats) were the pin prized placed on the course.

These were given to Barb Ballensky for the shortest drive on the fairway on #1, Sheri Ellis for the longest putt on #6 and to Julie Lewison for getting closest to the white stake on #9 (and it was close). Our hostesses also awarded the Quackson to Kelly Sounders.

Out on the course golfing on the front 9 continued to yield better scores and more birdies than the back 9 seems to. Once again Jenny Chandler shot the low gross with a score of 38. The low net score was had by Shelly Brunick with a 28 (53-25). The course also yielded five birdies from women playing the "competition" on the front 9, all on different holes, and one to Nace Huska, playing the back 9, on #12.

Joanne Ustad had a birdie on #1. This was the second week in a row that Joanne had a birdie during league. This made her so happy she performed the birdie dance for us.

Sheila Prosser had a birdie on #4. Leigh Washburn had the second birdie of her golfing career on #5. Mona Bye had a birdie on #6 while Ann Jensen scored a birdie on #8. All in all a satisfying outing for all (even those that whined for a while).

Senior golfers sink 10 birdies

There were 42 seniors who faced the threat of a hot day with possible storms June 8 to play the back nine of The Bluffs. This was a calm day and the scores reflect the effect a wind can have on your game. Par scores of 36 were common as four teams met that standard.

Our winners were Sid Davis, Ted Van Bruggen and Tim O'Connor. Our other 36s in order were Mo Marcotte, Dick Munkvold and Jack Doyle followed by Elmer Mount, Cleland Cook and Jerry Johnson and finally Don Baer, Bob Lund, Gene Iverson and Cliff Deverall.

The other prize winners were, at 37, Turk Pilker, Larry Lickfelt and Ron Turner; then at 38, Mel Marcotte, Vern Holter and Quentin Oleson, followed by Rick Morse, Jim Reed, Duncan McGregor and Rollie French; and then our final winner at 39, Alan Clem, Lloyd Helseth and Howard Connors.

There were 10 birdies total and five seniors are honored for exceptional putts. Quentin Oleson for a 42-foot putt on #16; Rollie French for a 30-foot putt on #18; Van Pierce for a 24-foot putt on #14; Cliff Deverall for his 24-foot putt for birdie on #14; and Elmer Mount for a 21-foot putt on #15. Congratulations for each of you fine players.

Senior play will resume on June 22 at our summer scheduled time. The course will host the Senior Invitational on June 15.

Lady golfers shiver June 2

Eleven very cold golfers played the top 9. When can we say it was a beautiful day?

Lynn Hatle and Helen Brown had charge of golf and the game was putting prizes.

Pat Berglund had the longest putt on #5. Karon Benson had the lowest number of putts with 17.

Darlene Engbrecht had most putts with 22. Dody Eicker had the second least at 19.

Cherry Street Grille again served a great meal to 36 ladies � dessert was chocolate bars.

Dorothy Reed had charge of bridge. Winners were sign up prizes Lorraine Brunick. Everyone signs up before play and the winner is chosen by lucky number. High score, Robin Eisenmenger; bottoms up, Doris Mitchell; traveling prize, take a trick with six of trump, Lorraine Brunick.

May 26 dominos had three tables. Highs, Joan Holter, Ann Stewart and Char Brunick; lows, Karine Amundson, Fritz Lefler and Babe Hurowitz.

Jan Holter was a new player June 6. Two tables, high was Lynn Brown and Pat Steckelberg; low, Babe Hurowitz, Gayle Bliss.

Total points for each table: Table 1 � 2004, Table 2 � 2415.

Interesting comment � new members Lynn Spence and Gayle Bliss. Gayle also had the season low of 148.

Thanks Mary Bartels for your help with dominos. Pat Steckelberg had charge for the day.

The Bluffs not friendly June 3

The back nine at The Bluffs was not very golfer friendly during Men's League play on June 3, since only one player parred the course and very few broke 40. The weather was ideal and the pristine course afforded plenty of chances for good scores, but few took advantage of them.

Results of the third week in the American division had a best team score of 18.5 points from Quality Motors who improved their spot in the standings from eighth to third. West Side Inn scored 17.5 points; also, LBA had a 15.5 score.

Low individual scratch score of 39 was the best to be accomplished by Don Scheidel, giving him a net 34. Harlan Schott and Don Harris each scored 41; and Dennis Bruce carded a 42. There also were several 43s recorded. There were only 11 birdies reported for the day.

The National Division has Multiple Putts dominating the standings as they scored 18 points to move their 10th place position up to fourth. Serious Six moved to second place when they scored only 14.5 points; and Recuerdos/Miller Lite maintained their hold on first by accumulating 14.5 points.

Ryan Baedke had the lowest individual score of 36 (net 35). Gary Prosser and Jesse Talcott each carded a 37; Bill Willroth had a 38; Brian Steele a 39. No one else broke 40, which was Scott Hansen's score.

Eighteen birdies and an eagle were reported. Rusty Reynolds had a two on the par 4 #11; and two birdies each were reported by Prosser, Hansen, Talcott, and Chris Mikkelson.


Char Bar 44

Hy-Vee 41.5

Quality Motors 40.5

Westside Inn 40

Doctor's Orders 38

Community First Ins. 37

LBA 36

Sons of Thunder 35

Pro's 32.5

Sandtrappers 32

First National 32

Ace Hardware 30

Bogeys 4 Ever 27

The Leftovers 17.5


Recuerdo's/Miller Lite 50

Serious Six 42.5

Bluff Boys 39.5

Multiple Putts 38.5

Texas Roadhouse 37

Eagles 35

Alkota 34.5

PIK 34.5

Still Smokin' 32.5

Grave Diggers 32

Coldwell Banker 29

Bogey + 27.5

Gassen's Gang 26.5

Divots 24

Calendar of events

Tuesday, June 15

The Bluffs Men's Senior 18 hole Tournament

8 a.m. � Registration and breakfast.

9 a.m. � Shotgun start.

Wednesday, June 16

8 a.m. � Ladies morning golf, luncheon, and card 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 17

8 and 9 a.m. � Junior golf. Lesson 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.

Friday, June 18

9 a.m. � Junior golf.

Social Night � everyone is welcome.

5 p.m. � Happy hour.

6 p.m. � Shotgun start.

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