The Bluffs Bulletin Board Men's league weekly report
NOTICE: First things first! On Thursday, Aug. 19, the Men's League will finish the regular season as the members attempt to improve their standings in preparation for the end of the season league's tournament which will commence on Aug. 26 and continue for three more rounds in the elimination seeding format.
In the first round, the top two seeds in each division will receive byes and the rest of the teams will be paired off in reverse seeding order of American versus National divisions.
Now, for the 12th week of league play results from the front nine at The Bluffs. In the American division, West Side Inn had a 18.5 score to keep their first place position. With 17 points scored by Hy-Vee, and 16 points scored by Char Bar, the top of the standings were unchanged.
The unusually high scoring by nearly everybody in this division probably was due to the favorable temperatures and course conditions (only one golfer broke par).
A couple low individual gross scores went to Dave Chickering � 35 (net 33); Jeff Hammerstrom � 37 (net 30); Mike Brewer and Rick Haught � 38 each; and Don Scheidel � 39. There were only 10 birdies (two each by Chickering and Brewer) reported for the day. Hammerstrom registered an eagle on hole #6.
The National division had another rearrangement from last week's standings as "Multiple Putts" moved into second place with a 13.5 score this week. "Bluffs Boys" found their unaccustomed first place position by scoring 15 points while "Alkota" registered the most (16) point gain.
Twelve players had a scratch score less than 40 � Kevin Brown and Bill Willroth each had 34s; Nick Hovden with 36 (net 34); Bill Powell at 37; Ryan Baedke, Brian Steele, and Steve Ward each were at 38; while 39 was claimed by Jeremi Cowman, Clark Lewison, Ellis Jensen, Joe Bjorkman and Lanny Walker (who netted a 31).
Twenty-seven birdies were made this week, six golfers had two each, and Kurt Kuiper reported three in his net par 33 round.
The standings follow below:
Westside Inn 178
Char Bar 172.5
Quality Motors 154
First National 146.5
Sons of Thunder 142.5
Bogeys 4 Ever 124.5
Ace Hardware 121.5
Doctor's Orders 119.5
The Leftovers 117
Community First Ins. 113
Bluffs Boys 159.5
Multiple Putts 158.5
Recuerdo's/Miller Lite 158
Texas Roadhouse 157.5
Serious Six 154.5
Grave Diggers 152.5
Still Smokin' 149
Bogey + 116
Gassen's Gang 115
Coldwell Banker 109.5
On Aug. 8, 14 ladies came to play golf when the temperature was 50 degrees with a slight breeze and they should have had their long johns, heavy jacket, stocking cap and mittens on. The game got a new name � Survivor � all did so though.
The play for the day was guess your score. Rula Hatch and Susan Lyman were perfect guessers. One off her score was Karine Amundson, two off were Pat Steckelberg, JoAnne Beringer and Fritz Lefler. Jan Uhl and Rula were in charge of the golfers. Next week has to be nicer.
Pat Steckelberg was chairman. No special business. Guest was JoAnn Morse, Meryl Reed's daughter from Grand Bay, AL. The first $5 winner was Pat Steckelberg; second drawing winner for $10 ($5 carry over) was Ann Stewart, who was absent.
Cherry Street Grille served barbecued pork with salad, chips and watermelon. A dessert of bars and ice cream was served by Gayle Bliss and Judy Gregoire.
Pat Pratt recorded the 14 domino players � high was Gayle Bliss, 456; Ardyce Meisenholder, (432); Jayne Merrigan (163 with low); Jan Chapman (230); and Jayne Merrigan went out seven times to come in with 163.
Glennis Stewart was in charge of 12 players. Recognition � Doris Mitchell; high score, Meryl Reed; second, Robin Eisenmenger. Jan Uhl won for tacking a trick with the two of trumps.
Ladies shoot well
on pleasant evening
Despite a chilly start to the day, the evening of Aug. 11 was a pleasant one to spend out on the golf course (at least until the sun went down).
Our hosts for Wednesday Evening Ladies League were the RNs. They were intent on making sure that we all put a great deal of thought into our putting as all of the prizes awarded that evening were related to that portion of our game.
On the course the person with the longest putt on hole #2 won a prize. This went to Julie Heine. There was also an award for the most putts in the round which went to Cheryl Seney with 27. There were two golfers tied for the fewest putts: Jenny Chandler and Diane Duin, each with 15.
In the spirit of fair play, and it not being their money (at least right then), our magnanimous hostesses decided that, rather than draw for one of the two to receive the gift certificate, they would remove the extra certificate from the Quackson and give one each to Diane and Jenny. This came back to bite one of them, although she showed no remorse over her decision and was in good spirits throughout.
As you may have surmised a member of the host team, Peggy Donnelly, won the Quackson.
Out on the course there were a number of ladies shooting well. The overall low gross went to Jenny Chandler with a 35. Two other women had great scores: Karrie Plate, unaffected by the swelling, had a 37, while Sherri Ellis shot a 39.
There was a tie for low net score. Both Nichol Stevens and Kate Geise had 30. Both golfed well, with Nichol's 30 the result of a 52 gross score (minus 22 handicap) and Kate's from a 49 (minus a 19 handicap).
Other good net scores were shot by Ann Jensen with a 31 (49-18), Peggy Donnelly with a 31 (48-17) and Sherri Ellis with a 31 (39-8).
There were also seven birdies carded on the night. These were scored on the front nine by Peggy Donnelly on #8, Sherri Ellis on #2, Jenny Chandler on #5 and #7, and Karrie Plate on #6. Playing the back nine Karine Amundson shot a birdie on #11 and Lee Ann Safar had one on #16.
Calendar of events
Tuesday, Aug. 24
Senior Mens� Fun League plays today!
8:30 a.m. � Registration with coffee & 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, Aug. 25
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.
5:45 p.m. � Shotgun start.
Thursday, Aug. 26
2:30 p.m. � Registration for men�s league tournament (first round).
3 p.m. � First session shotgun tee-off.
6 p.m. � Second session shotgun tee-off.
Friday Aug. 27
5 p.m. � Weekly social and golf (come out and join in the fun and food).
Saturday Aug. 28
2 p.m. � Women�s 4 person Scramble Tournament; 36 teams � (shotgun start).
7:30 p.m. � Awards supper.