The Bluffs Bulletin Board

The Bluffs Bulletin Board Rain threatens senior golfers

Tuesday morning, Aug. 3, was cloudy and threatened rain, but 45 seniors showed for a fun round of golf on The Buff's bottom nine. In spite of the breeze, six birdies were reported and all the winning scores were below 39.

The winners had a fine round of 34 featuring two birdie holes, #14 and #18. We congratulate Mo Marcotte, Bob Lund and Ron Turner for this fine effort.

Other winners were: at 35 with one birdie we had Van Pierce, Ross King, and Quentin Oleson; at 36, David Bak, Bob Solomon and Berwyn Svoboda, our newest 80-year-old with the seniors; at 37, Irl Oaks, Ken Beringer, Howard Connors and Maurice Erickson.

Three teams had scores of 38. They were Turk Pilker, Dick Munkvold and Louie Fostvedt, followed by Pete Berglund, Cal Petersen and Jack Stewart, and finally Sid Davis, Jim Reed, Fritz Bartels and Don Bensen.

Our shot-of-the-day award is shared by Ted Van Bruggen, for his 25-foot par putt on #16, and Ken Beringer for his 22-foot putt for par on #13, and Bob Solomon for his 60-foot birdie putt on #12, and finally Sid Davis for his 61-foot chip-in for birdie on #11.

We resume play on Tuesday, Aug. 10 at the regular time. Our play the following week will be at 8:30, one hour earlier. See you for fun golf at The Bluffs.

Brown aces hole at The Bluffs

Over the water and onto the green that little white ball did land; it knew the way where it should go to the hole, where it finally did � for a hole in one.

Congratulations to Helen Brown on July 28 during Ladies Morning Golf. What a thrill, even if you have already had a hole in one!

Eighteen golfers came on a very pleasant day. Poker was the game of the day. Pat Pratt had four of a kind, three ladies had three of a kind � Karine Amundson, Meryl Reed and Helen Brown.

Rula Hatch, Edith Nelson, Lynn Hatle and Pat Berglund had two pair.

Rula Hatch and Helen Brown were in charge of the golfers. We had two new golfers � Jan Chapman and Janet Hoff.

Cherry Street Grille served fettuccini alfredo with seafood caesar salad and bread sticks to 36. It was said it was outstanding. Bars were the dessert, served by Dodie Eicher, Gene Marshall and Jo Willroth.

Pat Steckelberg was chairman. Pam Jacobsen was a guest. We now have 56 members.

The $5 drawing prize went to Anita White and Peg Mollet.

Mary Bartels reported there were 18 domino players. Results were: High, Char Brunick, Pat Steckelberg, Ardyce Meisenholder. New club low was 139 by Judy Gregoire.

Lows, Karine Amundson, Eileen Turner and Judy Gregoire. Traveling prize passed eight times with Janet Hoff being the lucky holder at the end of the game.

Bridge winners were Robin Eisenmenger, registration, four payers at table one on last round, Meryl Reed, Reidella Engman, Doris Mitchell and Robin Eisenmenger.

Nature interferes with golf play

The weather on July 21 shortened the Wednesday Evening Ladies League golfing evening. Most teams managed to get through five holes on the back nine allowing up to count the score and determine the point distribution for the evening. It appeared we might make it through the evening when lightning began showing up around the area.

Due to the shortened play there are no low gross and net scores to report. There were several birdies, however, Nancy Christopherson birdied #10, Jenny Chandler birdied #11, Wendy Johnson birdied #14 and, playing the front, Kelly Saunders birdied #5.

Our host team, Now We are Fore, abandoned us in our hour of need and awarded no prizes or drew for the Quackson. Apparently they heard about the big wind that hit Yankton and decided to head home before it trapped them at the course.

Cool weather hot golf

The evening of July 28 started out looking as if the Wednesday Evening Ladies League might get rained out for a second week. However, as play progressed the clouds cleared, the sun came out and the evening was quite pleasant for an evening of golf.

The weather was cool but the golfers were hot! The front nine yielded nine birdies. Three golfers carded two birdies apiece: Jenny Chandler birdied holes 2 and 4, Karrie Plate birdied holes 2 and 8, while Kathy Merrigan-Manning birdied holes 1 and 3.

Other birdies were scored by Nace Huska on #5, Karine Amundson on #3 and Rhoda Grant on #8. Karrie Plate also shot the low gross for the night with a 1 under par score of 35. Donna Young had the low net with a 28 (47-29). Two golfers came close behind, Shelly Brunick with a 29 (51-22) and Joanne Ustad with a 31 (42-11).

Inside the clubhouse pin prizes were awarded by Mary Kay Zimmerman�s team. Rhoda Grant won the prize for closest to the pin on #8 (which she subsequently birdied). Kathy Merrigan-Manning won for the longest putt on #9. And Mary Kay Zimmerman had the shortest drive on #1. The big bucks for the evening, however, went to Nancy Scheidel as the Quackson winner.

Men�s league weekly report

There was little relief from the high southerly wind during the 10th week of regular league play on July 29 using the front nine tee boxes. The weather conditions were not a factor in scoring this time!

Results for the week in the American division shows best scores for LBA who picked up 17.5 legitimate points by defeating Community First Ins., and 16.5 for West Side Inn who moved into first place.

Low individual scratch score of 36 belongs to Don Harris (he went par on every hole); Bob Boone and Dennis Bruce each had a 38, and the foursome of Harlan Schott, Dave Chickering, Craig Jones, and Danny Johnson each scored a 39. There were only 10 birdies reported for the day � Jones and Farren Pratt each had two.

The National division had the top nine teams playing musical chairs with the standings, nearly every match came out 50/50 with high point score of 15.5 by Grave Diggers was the best that any other team could muster, and Serious Six clung precariously to first place.

Steve Ward carded a 36 (net 32); and Bill Willroth also made par while four others shared scratch scores under 40 (Scott Hansen � 37; Nick Hovden and Ryan Baedke each with a 38; and Brian Steele with 39.) Nineteen birdies were reported for the day, Ward, Willroth, Hansen, Hovden, and Baedke each had two.

The standings follow below:


Westside Inn 147.5

Char Bar 141

Hy-Vee 129.5

Quality Motors 129

First National 128.5

LBA 119

Sons of Thunder 111.5

Sandtrappers 107

Ace Hardware 106

Pro�s 104.5

Doctor�s Orders 99.5

Community First Ins. 98.5

Bogeys 4 Ever 97

The Leftovers 91.5


Serious Six 135.5

Bluffs Boys 132

Multiple Putts 131

Texas Roadhouse 130

Recuerdo�s/Miller Lite 129.5

Still Smokin� 129

PIK 124

Grave Diggers 119

Alkota 117

Eagles 101

Coldwell Banker 97

Gassen�s Gang 97

Bogey + 95.5

Divots 72.5

Wednesday Evening Ladies League (WELL) Standings

July 28, 2004

Points Possible % Points

Team Won Points Won

1. Bertha�s Babes 45.5 55 82.73%

2. RN�s 49 60 81.67%

3. Iron Maidens 45.5 60 75.83%

4. Augusta Gals 44.5 60 74.17%

5. First National Bank 42.5 60 70.83%

6. Now We Are Fore 37.5 55 68.18%

7. Tee�d Off 33 55 60.00%

8. Pinnacle�s (The) 35 60 58.33%

9. Environmental Hazards 31.5 55 57.27%

10. Whatever 30 55 54.55%

11. Chix With Sticks 31 60 51.67%

12. Wedgies 27 55 49.09%

13. Rough Riders 26 55 47.27%

14. Lopez Sisters 23 55 41.82%

15. Mollies Follies 22 55 40.00%

16. Sand Yappers 19 60 31.67%

17. Lucky Shots 17 60 28.33%

18. TBA 16 60 26.67%

19. Golf Bags 12.5 55 22.73%

20. Par-Tee Girls 7 55 12.73%

21. Lucky Ladies 0 55 0.00%

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