The Bluffs Bulletin Board Golfing is 'iffy' for senior men
An early morning shower made our play this date an "iffy" situation. Some regulars guessed wrong about the weather and missed a fun day. There were 34 seniors present and they managed five birdies on Aug. 31 playing the back nine.
The team of Sid Davis, Ron Brown and Ron Turner managed to match par of 36 and were our winners this date. Congratulations to these fine regulars. Other prize winners were: at 37, Van Pierce, Ross King and Gene Iverson; next at 38, Dave Bak, Jim Reed and Ken Beringer; also at 38, Pete Berglund, Lloyd Helseth and Quentin Oleson. Next we had two teams at 39, Elmer Mount, Dick Munkvold and Dave Zimmer, followed by Turk Pilker, Bob Lund and Howard Connors.
Nominees for shot-of-the day are Jim Reed for his drive and two-foot putt for birdie on #12; Ross King for his 35-foot birdie putt on #14; and Gene Iverson for his 30-foot par putt on #12. The trees were no factor this date!
Keep alert to these fine days for golf during the upcoming fall season. We hope you can enjoy our fine Bluffs course for several more weeks. Plan to join us at 9:30 a.m. for golf on Sept. 7. Plan now to be there.
good old day
Just a good old day for golf � no wind, no rain, but a few bugs.
The ladies were happy to play with no other handicaps other than their golf clubs. Joann Beringer and Helen Brown were in charge for the day. They proved what handicaps are as the day�s game was one club scramble.
Each team of four would choose which club they would all use on each hole � the putter was always used. Each player would drive then they would choose the best ball and would hit that ball. This was done on every hole � club chosen would have to be used for the approach shot also.
Wow! What an eye opener and challenge. Proved what not to use but it was still fun. Sixteen ladies played. The winning team shot 39 � Rula Hatch, Jan Uhl, Jane Uhl and Fritz Lefler.
Cherry Street Grille served lasagna to 41 ladies. Our dessert was bars of many kinds. It was hard to choose and not be piggish. Rula Hatch, Char Brunick and Ardyce Meisenholder furnished the bars.
Pat Steckelberg and Jeanne Van Balen were in charge of the meeting. Pat Pravecek was a guest. Rula Hatch brought flowers � glads and dahlias. They were amazing � better than you could find at a greenhouse. Ellie Davis�s name was drawn for a batch of flowers.
Glennis Stewart was in charge of bridge. There were three tables and winners were: registration prize, Lorraine Brunick; high score, Sharon Weber; player to get four aces first, Mary Lea Hennies. One whose birthday was closest to Aug. 25 was prize winner Jeanne Van Balen.
Low score went to Robin Eisenmenger. Her prize was a pair of homemade pickles made by Glennis.
Mary Bartels took care of the 18 domino players (three tables). Winners for all tables together were: high, Mary Bartels; low, Babe Hurowitz; mid-point scorers, Fritz Lefler and Lynn Hatle. Traveling prizes at each table were won by Anita White (three times), Karine Amundson (three times) and Ann Stewart (four times).
Can you believe next week Wednesday is Sept. 8? Come out for fun before it�s too late. We�d love to have you!
host lady golfers
For our last night of competitive play in Wednesday Evening Ladies League, the host team was the Sand Yappers.
They helped us out by posting pin prizes to shoot for. All of the pin prizes decided upon seemed to have to do with getting close.
The prize for the longest drive on #2 (which sort of puts one closest to the hole after one stroke) went to Wendy Johnson. For getting closest to the water without going in on #5, Lois Hazen won a pin prize. The third pin prize was awarded to Judy Hanson for getting closest to the pin on #8. Inside the clubhouse the Quackson was won by Jenny Chandler.
Jenny Chandler also had a good night out on the course. She shot the low gross with an even par round of 36. In addition she had a birdie on hole #6. The low net was obtained by Shelly Brunick with a 31 (53-22). Val Andersen had a good night as well with a net score of 32 (49-17).
The course also yielded two more birdies on the night � one to Kathy Merrigan-Manning on #6 and one to Wendy Johnson on #9. Despite allowing two birdies, hole #6 gave some golfers fits. Individual scores of 17, 14, 12 and 10 were had there by others not as fortunate as the two who shot birdies.
This round ended our �competition� for the summer of 2004. In planning for next summer officers for the league were elected. The incoming officers are:
President, Joanne Ustad; Vice President, Sue French; Secretary, Robin Miskimins (that�s what happens when you don�t show up to defend yourself); Treasurer, Jennifer Steele; Statistician, Darlis LaBahn.
A hearty thanks to the outgoing officers from this year: President, Nichol Stevens; Vice President, Joanne Ustad; and Treasurer, Lynette Wulff for a job well done.
Wednesday Evening Ladies League (WELL) Standings
August 25, 2004
Points Possible % Points
Team Won Points Won
1. RN�s 65 80 81.25%
2. Bertha�s Babes 57.5 75 76.67%
3. Augusta Gals 60.5 80 75.63%
4. Iron Maidens 56.5 80 70.63%
5. First National Bank 51 75 68.00%
6. Now We Are Fore 49.5 75 66.00%
7. Tee�d Off 48 75 64.00%
8. Pinnacle�s (The) 45 75 60.00%
9. Environmental Hazards 44.5 75 59.33%
10. Whatever 44.5 75 59.33%
11. Wedgies 42 75 56.00%
12. Rough Riders 39.5 75 52.67%
13. Chix with Sticks 38.5 80 48.13%
14. Mollies Follies 34 75 45.33%
15. Lopez Sisters 27.5 75 36.67%
16. TBA 21.5 75 28.67%
17. Sand Yappers 20.5 75 27.33%
18. Lucky Shots 20.5 80 25.63%
19. Par-Tee Girls 17.5 75 23.33%
20. Golf Bags 12.5 75 16.67%
21. Lucky Ladies 0 75 0.00%
Calendar of events
Tuesday, Sept. 7
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. 8
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.
5:00 p.m. � Ladies Day.
5:45 p.m. � Make your own games.
Thursday, Sept. 9
2:30 p.m. � Registration for men�s league tournament (third round).
3 p.m. � Check for shotgun tee-off times arranged by league officers and/or pro shop attendants.
Friday Sept. 10
5 p.m. � Weekly social and golf (come out and join in the fun and food).
With the top four teams sitting out during the first round of the annual league tournament, the competition was pretty heated with some very close matches (even a couple ties) between the two divisions. Individual best scores under 40 were Dave Chickering, Nick Hovden, and Scott Hansen (each with par 36); Brian Steele, 37; Lanny Walker and Don Harris, 38 each; and Jerry Sommervold, 39.
The American division found #3 seed Hy-Vee tied with #14 Divots and a playoff pending. Number 4 Quality Motors fell to #13 Coldwell Banker 8-15; First National beat Gassen�s Gang 16-7; LBA dropped a 13.5-9.5 match to Eagles; Sons of Thunder fell to Bogey + 15-8, and Ace Hardware squeaked by Alkota scoring a 12-11 win.
The National division was much the same story as one match was a tie between #3 Texas Roadhouse and #14 Community First Ins., and the need for a playoff when possible. All the rest of the matches were won over their American division foes: Recuerdo�s/Miller Lite defeated Doctors Orders 13-10; Grave Diggers defeated The Leftovers 13.5-9.5; Serious Six just barely bested Sandtrappers 12-11; PIK trounced Bogeys 4 Ever 17-6; and Still Smokin� got by Pro�s 13-10
Second round playoffs will be on Sept. 2 with tee times assigned or arranged by the league officers or their representatives.
The pairings for the Men�s League second round playoffs are:
Place Red Flight Place
1 West Side Inn Vs. 8 Ace Hardware
2 Multiple Putts Vs. 10 Bogey +
3 Hy-Vee Vs 11 Eagles
13 Coldwell Banker Vs. 5 First National
1 Bluffs Boys Vs. 8 Still Smokin
2 Char Bar Vs. 7 PIK
4 Recuerdo�s/Miller Lite Vs. 5 Grave Diggers
3 Texas Roadhouse Vs. 6 Serious Six