The Bluffs Bulletin Board

The Bluffs Bulletin Board Calendar of events

Tuesday, Aug. 31

Senior Mens' Fun League plays today!

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, Sept. 1

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

8:30 a.m. � Tee off.

Noon � Lunch/games.

12:30 p.m. � Cards.

5 p.m. � Wednesday Evening Ladies League (Fun Night).

5:45 p.m. � Shotgun start.

Thursday, Sept. 2

2:30 p.m. � Registration for men's league tournament (second round).

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

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

Friday Sept. 3

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

Strong outings

Wednesday evening

Hosts for Wednesday Evening Ladies League on Aug. 4 were the Pinnacles. They gave the Quackson money to Kelly Saunders. Having seen the numbers of putts generated in previous outings, they were intent on making us practice our stroke. To facilitate this all the pin prizes were awarded for the longest putt on each of three holes.

Winning the prizes were Lois Hazen on #13, Rhoda Grant on #15, and Audrey Ticknor on #18. Using the lowest number of total strokes for the evening were Karrie Plate and Sheri Ellis, both of whom had a 40 for the evening. Also scoring well, and taking advantage of their handicaps (in golf, that is) to score the low net were Mary Ellen Jensen (44-13) and Audrey Ticknor (45-14), both with a net of 31.

The early holes on the back nine gave up a good number of birdies as well. Hole #12 allowed birdies by three women � Karrie Plate, Lee Ann Safar, and Edith Nelson. Hole #14 allowed two golfers to score birdies � Karrie Plate and Diane Duin. Rounding things out in the birdie department was Michelle Maloney who birdied #10.

Once past the first five holes, things appeared to get tougher for a number of ladies. Hole #15 gave several people trouble with individual scores of 12 (1 person), 11 (2) and 9 (5). Hole #18 was as bad, yielding scores of 13 (1), 12 (1), 11 (1), 10 (1), and 9 (4).

Playing the back nine on Aug. 18, there were a number of strong golf outings. Jenny Chandler had the low gross with a 39, while Sheri Ellis and Shelly Brunick had the low net with a 34 (41-7 for Sheri and 56-22 for Shelly). Both had their low scores without the benefit of a birdie.

In fact, the course was quite stingy with birdies this week, yielding only three. Karrie Plate birdied #12, while Mary Ellen Jensen and Barb Ballensky both birdied #14. The course was not as selfish about high scores, however. Holes #15 and #18 gave many golfers fits with scores, on #15, of 15 (1 person), 13 (2), 11 (2), and 10 (5). On #18 some individual scores were 12 (1), 11 (6), 10 (3), and 9 (3).

Our hosts, the Rough Riders, gave out prizes for Closest to Blue Stake on #10 to Pat Durkin, Closest Third Shot on #11 to Peggy Donnelly and Closest to the Fairway Sand Strap Without Going In on #15 to Judy Hanson. It was a big night for Pat Durkin, who also won the Quackson.

Senior golfer

assisted by tree

Thirty-seven seniors came for an early start (8:30 a.m.) on the back nine at The Bluffs on Tues., Aug. 17. The fog lifted early and the weather was super but only four birdies were holed.

The team of Sid Davis, Ardell Hatch, Dick Gregory and Mo Marcotte had the low score of 35. Following closely with a 36 was the threesome of Van Pierce, Cleland Cook and Jack Doyle, scoring 37 was the team of Shorty Hanson, Jim Grabowski and Dick Munkvold.

Two scores of 38 came in. First Pete Berglund, Bob Solomon and Quentin Oleson followed by Don Baer, Pat Boyle and Tim O�Connor.

Winners at 39 were Roso King, Cal Peterson and Dave Zimmer. Many outstanding shots were made this day but the assist of the day goes to a tree off the fairway on #16 that caromed Ken Beringer�s shot back to the fairway just short of the green.

So our shot of the day goes to Ken Beringer with a great assist from a sturdy tree.

Seniors sink

long putts

An early morning shower Aug. 24 added to the humidity and to the fog evident near the river. Our guests this date were former Vermillion resident Morrie Rasmussen of Sioux City and John Larson of Sun City West, AZ.

Forty-two seniors formed 14 three-man teams and played excellent golf on the front nine at The Bluffs. Competition was keen with scores ranging from 33 to 40.

Our winners included a guest, Morrie Rasmussen, and regulars Jerry Sommervold and Lloyd Helseth with a 3-under score of 33. We congratulate our winners.

Other prize winners were, at 34, Pete Berglund, Mo Marcotte and Howard Connors. At 35 we found two teams, Bob Boone, Jim Reed and Alan Clem and Van Pierce, Sid Davis and Fritz Bartels. At 37 was Vern Holter, Ross King and Tim O�Connor. Then at 38 we find three teams, David Bak, Dave Zimmer and Rick Gregory; Don Baer, Ron Turner and Ray Lynn; and Ross Johnson, Max Andersen and Duncan McGregor.

The seniors found 12 birdies this date.

Putters earned our shot-of-the-day awards. Morrie Rasmussen had a 42-foot birdie putt on #4, Vern Holter a 25-foot birde putt on #4, Dave Zimmer a 54-foot par putt on #7 and Cal Petersen for a 51-foot bogie putt on #7.

Play resumes at The Bluffs fine course next Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 9:30 a.m. Coffee and rolls at 8:30 a.m. See you there!

Walking golfers

play The Bluffs

Aug. 18 � What a welcome rain Tuesday night. The Bluffs golf course was too wet to let carts on the links Aug. 18, so only walkers played. That left a few people disappointed.

Darlene Engbrecht and Karine Amundson were in charge of the 11 players of �Pass the Bucks.� The ladies played in a group. Player #1 starts out with the bucks � rules � must stay in the fairway, not go in the sand, have two or less putts. As soon as the player does one of these she gives the bucks to player #2. Last group with the bucks are winners.

They were Pat Steckelberg, Darlene Engbrecht and Helen Brown.

Winners of the $5 were Karine Amundson and JoAnne Berringer. All 11 players won the Boobie Prize for wet feet.

Cherry Street Grille served 40 with potato bar with all the trimmings. The dessert was bars served by Marlys Jensen and Pat Steckelberg, who also chaired our meeting.

There were two guests present � Barb Boone and JoAnn Morse. The $5 drawing went to Jan Uhl and $15 to Dorothy Reed. This was a carry over for two previous absentees.

There were three tables of bridge. Registration prize to Deanie Christopherson. High score � Jan Uhl, third high � Arlene DeVaney. First to make a 700 rubber � Meryl Reed and Arlene DeVaney.

There were 15 dominoes players. High � Darlene Engbrecht, (569), Pat Steckelberg, (543), and Vanita Youngworth, (409). Low � Babe Hurowitz, 192, Janet Hoff, 234, Gayle Bliss (258).

Karine Amundson won the traveling prize.

Wednesday Evening Ladies League (WELL) Standings

August 11, 2004

Points Possible % Points

Team Won Points Won

1. Bertha�s Babes 53 65 81.54%

2. RN�s 57 70 81.43%

3. Augusta Gals 54.5 70 77.86%

4. Now We Are Fore 47.5 65 73.08%

5. Iron Maidens 50.5 70 72.14%

6. First National Bank 47.5 70 67.86%

7. Whatever 40 65 61.54%

8. Environmental Hazards 38.5 65 59.23%

9. Tee�d Off 38 65 58.46%

10. Pinnacle�s (The) 35 65 53.85%

11. Chix With Sticks 34.5 70 49.29%

12. Wedgies 32 65 49.23%

13. Rough Riders 29.5 65 45.38%

14. Mollies Follies 29 65 44.62%

15. Lopez Sisters 23 65 35.38%

16. TBA 21 65 32.31%

17. Sand Yappers 20.5 70 29.29%

18. Lucky Shots 19 70 27.14%

19. Golf Bags 12.5 65 19.23%

20. Par-Tee Girls 12.5 65 19.23%

21. Lucky Ladies 0 65 0.00%

Wednesday Evening Ladies League (WELL) Standings

August 18, 2004

Points Possible % Points

Team Won Points Won

1. RN�s 62 75 82.67%

2. Augusta Gals 59.5 75 79.33%

3. Bertha�s Babes 53.5 70 76.43%

4. Iron Maidens 55.5 75 74.00%

5. First National Bank 51 75 68.00%

6. Now We Are Fore 47.5 70 67.86%

7. Whatever 44.5 70 63.57%

8. Tee�d Off 43 70 61.43%

9. Pinnacle�s (The) 40 70 57.14%

10. Environmental Hazards 39.5 70 56.43%

11. Wedgies 37 70 52.86%

12. Rough Riders 34.5 70 49.29%

13. Mollies Follies 34 70 48.57%

14. Chix with Sticks 34.5 75 46.00%

15. Lopez Sisters 23 70 32.86%

16. TBA 21 70 30.00%

17. Sand Yappers 20.5 70 29.29%

18. Lucky Shots 20.5 75 27.33%

19. Golf Bags 12.5 70 17.86%

20. Par-Tee Girls 12.5 70 17.86%

21. Lucky Ladies 0 70 0.00%

Men�s league

weekly report

A couple golfers saved the best for last during the 13th week of regular league, playing on the front nine tee boxes, as they made a mockery of par � Don Harris (31) and Bill Willroth (33 and 38) to lead their respective divisions.

In the American division, the best team scores were accomplished by first and second in the standings � Char Bar, 20.5 points, and West Side Inn, who picked up 17. They both gained byes for the first round of the league tourney.

Low individual scratch score of 31 gave Harris a net 27 (the lowest in league this summer). Dave Chickering had 36; Bob Boone37; Billy Willroth � 39 (net 31) and Jeff Hammerstrom 39 were the only under 40 scores. There were eight 41s in this division. There were 14 birdies reported for the day as Harris had five (holes 1, 2, 3, 5, and 8)!

The National division also had the top two teams with scores good enough to maintain their positions in the standings � Bluffs Boys, 16.5 points, and Multiple Putts, 13, capturing the bye positions for the league tournament.

Bill Willroth played both sessions and carded a 3 under par 33 and a 2 over par 38, Ryan Baedke also scored a 38; 39s were registered by Scott Hansen, Dave Geise, Steve Ward, and Larry Walker. Forty was the score for Greg Bates, Dave Carr, and Scott Munger. Lowest net score of 31 went to Walker. Fifteen birdies were reported for the day. Four birdies were made by Willroth during his two rounds (holes 2, 5, 6, and 9); Hansen birdied holes 2 and 8.

The standings follow below:


Westside Inn 195

Char Bar 193

Hy-Vee 176.5

Quality Motors 169.5

First National 159

LBA 153

Sons of Thunder 152

Ace Hardware 136

Pro�s 131.5

Bogeys 4 Ever 131

Sandtrappers 128

The Leftovers 127.5

Doctor�s Orders 122

Community First Ins. 119


Bluffs Boys 176

Multiple Putts 171.5

Texas Roadhouse 169.5

Recuerdo�s/Miller Lite 167.5

Grave Diggers 167

Serious Six 165.5

PIK 164

Still Smokin� 157.5

Alkota 156.5

Bogey + 130

Eagles 128

Gassen�s Gang 121.5

Coldwell Banker 118.5

Divots 98

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