The Bluffs Bulletin Board Senior golfers don't mind rain
Golf started the afternoon schedule at 1 p.m. on Oct. 6. The day was cool with a south breeze. Soon the wind picked up, rain threatened, and fell during the final two holes. Thirty-seven seniors didn't seem to mind and smiled through it all.
We were happy to welcome Mel Marcotte back as an active golfer following his recent treatments.
Our winners this week had a fine 34 on the back nine featuring birdies on #12, #14, #17, and #18. The team of Mo Marcotte, Jim Reed and Howard Connors earn congratulations this week.
Other prize winners were at 35, Rich Morse, Shorty Hanson and Jim Grabowski followed at 36 by two teams, Bob Boone, Jack Stewart and Elmer Mount, then Van Pierce, Cleland Cook and Jack Doyle.
The teams of 38 were Turk Pilker, Ted VanBruggen and Mel Marcotte along with Alan Clem, Bob Lund, Cal Petersen and Maurice Erickson.
Our final winners at 39 were Jim Stewart, Rod Tieman and Quentin Oleson.
The seniors recorded 14 birdies this date and Harlan Schott with a 54-foot birdie putt on #17 and Ken Beringer for a 40-foot birdie putt on #11 share shot-of-the-day awards.
A beautiful day for golf greeted 37 seniors on Oct. 12 at The Bluffs. Play was spirited and competition was keen. We observed a period of silence in memory of Stanley Munger whose funeral was last week. Stan will be missed.
We had a guest this date, Jim Zimmerman, from Iowa City, IA. Jim is a local boy and another good left-handed golfer.
The winning team, featuring an eagle on #6, came in with a fine score of 34, 1 under par. We congratulate Bob Boone, Jim Zimmerman and Howard Connors on this fine effort.
Other prize winners were, at 35, Turk Pilker, Don Baer and Ron Brown; at 36, we find three teams, Dave Raabe, Lloyd Helseth and Elmer Mount, the Mo Marcotte, Gene Iverson and Quentin Oleson, and Harlan Schott, Ted Van Bruggen and Roy Lynn; two teams scored 38, Ross King, Rich Morse and Dick Gregory, and Jim Stewart, Jim Reed and Vern Christensen.
The seniors had 12 birdies and an unusual eagle this date. We select Bob Boone for his fine approach on #6 and his putt for the eagle as our shot of the day.
We salute these fine birdie putters this date: Ted Van Bruggen, Don Baer, Lloyd Helseth, Gene Iverson and Jack Doyle.
Our next meeting is set for Oct. 19 with food available at 11:30 a.m. and great golf on a great course, The Bluffs, at 1 p.m. sharp!