The Bluffs Bulletin Board Senior men shoot fine golf
Forty-eight golfers accepted the challenge of a lusty south wind and responded with fine golf. Our winner July 27 was the fine team of Sid Davis, Lloyd Helseth and Tim O'Connor who led the pack with a score of 34. They scored three of our nine birdies this date.
Other prize winners were, at 35, a four-man team of Bob Boone, Pete Berglund, and our two eldest golfers, Howard Connors and Bill Rasmussen; then at 37, Mo Marcotte, Jerry Johnson and Rollie French, followed at 38 by Van Pierce, Cleland Cook and Ron Turner.
We had two teams at 39, Jim Stewart, Ross King, Harlow Hatle and Dave Raabe with the team of Mel Marcotte, Ted Van Bruggen and Quentin Oleson.
Our final winners at 40 were Harlan Schott, Louie Fostvedt and Fritz Bartels, then Ross Johnson, Pat Boyle and Jack Doyle.
Our nominee for shot-of-the-day is Don Baer for his 45-foot putt on #3.
Our next golf date is Aug. 3 at 9:30 a.m. Summer is fading from us. Come out to enjoy these great golf days. We plan to play through late fall.
Calendar of events
Monday, Aug. 2
USD Coyote 4-person Golf Scramble � 18 holes, steak dinner and prizes.
2 p.m. � Shotgun start.
7 p.m. � (approximate) Dinner and awards.
Tuesday, Aug. 3
Senior Men's Fun League plays today!
8:30 a.m. � 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. 4
8 a.m. � Ladies morning golf, luncheon, and card activities begin.
8:30 a.m. � Tee off.
Noon � Lunch/games.
12:30 p.m. � Cards.
5 p.m. � Wednesday Evening Ladies League.
5:45 p.m. � Shotgun start.
Thursday, Aug. 5
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. 6
5 p.m. � Weekly social and golf (come out and join in the fun and food).
After a one-week layoff for the Dakota's Tour Tournament, the ninth week of league play was held on the back nine at The Bluffs.
Perhaps the days without golf or the cool temps, along with scattered showers, affected the league scoring. At any rate, they were a lot worse than previous weeks.
Results for the week in the American division had best scores for West Side Inn and Char Bar � 17 points each. Pros (16.5) and Hy-Vee (16), also had good point totals but only Pros improved their place in the standings (from 13th to eighth).
Since scoring has dropped off, there were only a few low individual gross scores: Eric Stevens had even par 36; Mike Wettstein and Dennis Bruce each scored 39; Steve Donnelly was at 40 (net33) and Tom Miller netted a 29 with his 40 score. There were seven 41s recorded, 13 birdies and an eagle (Stevens on #11) and Wettstein birdied #14 and #17.
The National division was more competitive and the previous standings were pretty scrambled by the teams who were vying for first place as they came up with a high score like 18.5 � Bluffs Boys, and low ones like Texas Roadhouse (13), Still Smokin' (12.5), Recuerdos/Miller Lite (11), and Serious Six (7.5) all of whom were bumped to lower positions in the standings.
Seven players had a scratch score less than 40 � Tim Christopherson (37, net 32) and Joe Bjorkman (37, net 33); Bill Powell (38 � twice); Jeremi Cowman (38); Gary Prosser and P.J. Maloney each had 39.
Twelve birdies were reported and Ryan was the only player with two.
The standings follow below:
Char Bar 134.5
Westside Inn 131
Quality Motors 115.5
First National 114
Sons of Thunder 101
Ace Hardware 94
Community First Ins. 93
Doctor's Orders 92
Bogeys 4 Ever 88.5
The Leftovers 79.5
Bluffs Boys 124.5
Serious Six 123.5
Texas Roadhouse 121
Recuerdo's/Miller Lite 118.5
Multiple Putts 117
Still Smokin' 117.5
Grave Diggers 103.5
Coldwell Banker 87
Gassen's Gang 85.5
Bogey + 82.5
enjoy fun time
July 21 was a clear, windy and hot day for golf but 14 ladies showed up any way.
Darlene Engbrecht and Karine Amundson divided the ladies into teams to play Bingo Bango Bongo and no "Rough Stuff." You were rewarded if you didn't go in a hole by subtracting one point.
Winners were Pat Berglund, 16, Mary Lee Hennies, 13,
and Karine Amundson. Pat Berglund, Joan Holter, Fritz Lefler and Carol Clodfelter, who all had 12.
Mulligan winners were Mary Lee Hennies and Karine Amundson.
Cherry Street Grille served 35 with chicken salad sandwiches. We had bars for dessert served by Arlene DeVaney, Joan Holter and Ardis Meisenholder. Bars seem to be special and they are always delicious.
Joanne and Pat S. had charge of the meeting � no
special business. $5 winners
were Pat Berglund and Babe Hurowitz.
There were three tables of bridge. Prizes went to the players closest to 2100 ��Doris Mitchell was closest and next was Arlene DeVaney. Registration winner was Robin Eisenmenger. Prize for no trump bid and made went to Pat Berglund. Second high total score went to Glennis Stewart but high score was left in the dark!
Sixteen played Dominoes at three tables.
High � Lynette Spencer, � 437 � Gayle Bliss, ��520 ��and Pat Steckelberg, 510.
Low � Karine Amundson, 256, Pat Pratt,167, and Fritz Lefler, 179.
Pat Pratt won the traveling prize (Pat had a really good day) Gayle Bliss had double blank seven times ��did not get stuck with it Pat Pratt went out six times.
Looks like we're in the middle of our season. Time goes fast when you're having fun.