The Bluffs Bulletin Board

The Bluffs Bulletin Board Calendar of events

Tuesday, May 31 Senior Men's Fun Golf League. 12 p.m. � Registration and lunch served. 1 p.m. � Shotgun start. Wednesday, June 1 8 a.m. � Ladies morning golf, luncheon and cards/dominoes activities. 8:30 a.m. � Tee off. 12 p.m. � Lunch/games. 12:30 p.m. � Cards/dominoes. 5 p.m. � Wednesday Evening Ladies League. 5:45 p.m. � Shotgun start. Thursday, June 2 Special Stag � fun and games, free food (men's league only). Men's League. 2:30 p.m. � Check in for pairings and tee assignments. 3 p.m. � First session shotgun start. 6 p.m. ��Second session shotgun start. Friday, June 3 Couples Night. 5 p.m. � Register. 6 p.m. Shotgun start. Sunday, June 5 Couples alternate shot tournament. 8 a.m. � Register. 9 a.m. � Shotgun start.

A night of errant hitting for WELL

The weather gods smiled on us this week, as May 18 dawned rainy, but cleared to a windy (what else is new), sunny and warm evening. This week we played the back nine which proved to be unforgiving for most of us. Having her usual strong game was Karrie Plate, carding the low gross score with a 38. This week there was a tie for low net score with Nancy Christopherson and Nace Huska each shooting a 33. Nace had a 44 (-11 handicap) while Nancy had a 46 (-13 handicap). Nancy was so excited she had us announce these results in the clubhouse (in case anyone doesn't read these reports). Out on the course there were also pin prizes on three holes. Melanie Rittberger, playing her first round of league golf, won the prize for closest to the pin on #12. The Plate family golfers split the remaining prizes using their putting skills. Ruby received one for the longest putt on #10 while Karrie won for the longest putt on #18. The back nine was also stingy with birdies this week, allowing only three. Melanie Rittberger, with her close to the pin shot in #12 finished it off with a birdie. Rhoda Grant also birdied #12 while Karrie Plate birdied #18. Inside the clubhouse Mary Vlasman won the Quackson. During our round of play there were a number of errant golf shots, not hitting their intended targets (or so we hope). Kate Geise (supposedly) aimed for the hole on #15, but managed to send her golf ball into her cart where it pinged around several times, missing her partner, and coming to rest on the cart floor. Darlis LaBahn tried to hit Rhoda Grant on #16 (or so it seemed) but managed to narrowly miss her. Lois Hazen, Rhoda's partner, was less fortunate as she was hit in the ankle by a ball. Lastly, we need to report that Susan Oberle, undaunted by her beach experience on #6 two weeks ago, bravely played the hole again this week. She once again managed to land in the sand (trap closest to the hole) but overcame the odds and parred the hole (Michael and Ben, are you reading?) Bravo!

Wednesday Evening Ladies League (WELL) Standings

May 18, 2005

Points Possible % Points

Team Won Points Won

1. Bertha�s Babes 10 10 100.00%

2. Lopez Sisters 10 10 100.00%

3. Plane J.A.N.E. 10 10 100.00%

4. Two Putts 9.5 10 95.00%

5. Rough Riders 7 10 70.00%

6. Iron Maidens 6 10 60.00%

7. Dew Whoppers 5 10 50.00%

8. Mollies Follies 5 10 50.00%

9. Sand Yappers 5 10 50.00%

10. Fore Pars 5 10 50.00%

11. The Pinnacle�s 5 10 50.00%

12. Tee�d Off 5 10 50.00%

13. RN�s 3 10 30.00%

14. Chixs with Sticks 3 10 30.00%

15. Fabulous Fore 1 10 10.00%

16. Wedgies 0.5 10 5.00%

17. Lucky Shots 0 10 0.00%

18. Par-Tee Girls 0 10 0.00%

Men�s League

weekly report

After the �freezeout� on May 12, the regular league competition began on May 29 with a 3 p.m. shotgun start using all tee boxes on the back nine.

The league is made up of two divisions � American, with 14 teams, and National, with 12 teams. The summer season will run every Thursday through Aug. 25, and then there will be a final league tournament involving the top teams from each division.

Remember � the course is closed to league play on July 14.

There are some new teams, some renamed teams, and some switches between both divisions, so unfamiliar names might show up in the weekly reports!

The long winter layoff was apparent as high scores were very common during the first rounds of the day. Anyway, the results of the first week in the American divisions shows the best score for Bluffs Boys at 18, Bank of the West Insurance at 15.5, and Recuerdo�s at 15.

Low individual score of 37 went to Dennis Chandler who had a net score 34. Mark Clark had a 38 (net 34), Brian Steele and Bob Boone netted par with thier 39s. �Coach� Christopherson was at 40.

There were a few 41s and 42s registered. Mike Chaney had lowest net of 32.

Only four birdies were reported for the day. Louis Creps had birdies on #11, and #12.

The National division�s best team score was 16.5 by First Bank & Trust; Americlean had 16; while two teams were tied at 15 (Alkota and Bogey +).

Mike Wettstein and Nick Hovden were tied for first with par 36. Harlan Schott was at 38, net 32 (lowest for the day). The other under 40 scorer was Kevin Brown (39), then there were a bunch of 41s and 42s.

Twelve birdies were recorded with Wettstein, Hovden, and Dennis Bruce getting two each.

American

Bluffs Boys 18

Bank of the West 15.5

Recuerdo�s 15

Serious Six 14.5

Fox Pizza/Miller Lite 13.5

Multiple Putts 13

Grave Diggers 12.5

PIK 10.5

Sandtrappers 10

First Dakota 9.5

Bogeys 4 Ever 8.5

Ace Hardware 8

Vote for Pedro 7.5

Total Flooring 5

National

First Bank & Trust 16.5

Americlean 16

Alkota 15

Bogey+ 15

LBA 13.5

Coldwell Banker 12

Eagles 11

Divots 9.5

West Side Inn 8

Char Bar 8

Hy-Vee 7

Sons of Thunder 6.5

Fine day, high

scores for seniors

Thirty-nine seniors played the back nine May 23 and found scores bunched very closely but a bit on the high side for such a fine day for golf. No excuses, mind you, but we will be better next week.

Our winners this date were Ross King, Pat Boyle and Ardell Hatch with a fine score of 38. We congratulate them for their good play. Other winners at 38 were these three teams in order: first Pete Bergland, Don Baer and Cleland Cook, then Sid Davis, Ray Lynn, Fritz Bartels and Ray Button, and finally Harlan Schott, Berwyn Svoboda and Dave Zimmer.

At 39 we find two teams � Mo Marcotte, Bob Lund and Jack Stewart and the team of Turk Pilker, Lloyd Helseth and Jim Reed.

At 40 we reward two more teams with prizes. We had Ron Steckelberg, Dick Gregory and Bob Solomon and Ross Johnson, Tim O�Connor and Louie Fostvedt.

We had seven birdies on our cards and our Shot-of-the-Day award goes to two fine seniors; Ardell Hatch for his 20-foot birdie on #13 and Ron Steckelberg for his 27-foot putt on #14.

Next Tuesday, May 31, we will play at 1 p.m. again. We switch to morning golf on Tuesday, June 7 with coffee and doughnuts served at 8:30 a.m. and golf at 9:30 a.m. sharp. A senior meal follows at noon. See you there!

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