The Bluffs Bulletin Board W.E.L.L. begins the season
April 27 was a warm, balmy, calm evening to hold our fun night and kick off the W.E.L.L. season. In fact, where we were playing the conditions were so nice that the women all played 18 holes. No, we did not play outdoors. There it was 50 degrees, overcast, windy and rainy. So that the first Wednesday outing would not be wasted President Joanne Ustad and our statistician, Darlis LaBahn came up with an alternative: putting in the clubhouse. A nine hole indoor course was set up in the west half of the clubhouse. Hole #1 was a long, slightly uphill green to a hole that had 2 bunkers on either side and water behind the hole. The second hole forced players to putt through the legs of a chair into a putting cup. Hole #3 was a long (par 5 equivalent) straight hole with a fairway bunker (coffee can) to an electronic hole that made noise. On hole #4 (a short par 3) golfers had the opportunity to putt through a plastic cup and hit a beer can. Going through the cup resulted in a bonus of a one stroke deduction from the hole, such that a 0 score was possible (and was achieved by some). Hole #5 was another long hole with water in the center of the fairway (a beer cooler) to an electric putting cup. Hole #6, brought to us by Ann Jensen, was a green surface that went up a hill to a hole in the center. For more challenge the approach surface wasn't completely flat. For #7 there was a putting cup placed in the corner with a long plastic ball return piece extending out front to use as a guide (although most of us used it as a bumper) into the hole. This hole also had a number of ball marks (depressions from chair legs) causing putting to be a challenge. On the eighth hole, the lost and found hole, golfers had to avoid jungle animals in the fairway (Tigger head cover) and do a hat trick ( the cup was a ball cap). The last hole was a dogleg right around a corner into a cup under the water fountain. This required the use of geometry and the wooden baseboard. Eleven women braved the elements to begin the season. All were paired up and played 18 holes. Prizes were awarded to Pat Durkin for the lowest total � 40 strokes for 18 holes (there goes her handicap), Lisa Sorensen for the most strokes � 59, and to Jennifer Steele for the highest number of strokes for a single hole � 8. Yes, hole #6 gave Jennifer fits on one of her rounds. Once you fall off the hill and the green surface it's a tough hole to finish. All in all a good time was had by all.
chilled by wind
The sun warmed the seniors up a bit but the strong wind made it seem cold. We had many excuses for our play and we needed them all. The seniors will be back next week � you can count on it.
We had a group of even par � a 36 on a tough day by Pete Berglund, Mo Marcotte and Jack Stewart. Other prize winners at 38 were Dave Bak, Ted Van Bruggen and Bob Lund followed by two teams at 39: Side Davis, Cal Peterson and Quentin Oleson with Vern Holter, Ron Steckelberg, Gene Iverson and Jim Reed. There were two teams at 40: Ross King, Cleland Cook, Ray Lynn and Maurice Erickson along with Ross Johnson, Ken Beringer and Tim O�Connor. There were eight birdies scored this date.
Our shot-of-the-day award goes to Gene Iverson for a 50-foot birdie putt on #2.
Calendar of events
Tuesday, May 10
Senior Men�s Fun Golf League
12 p.m. � Registration and lunch served.
1 p.m. � Shotgun start.
Wednesday May 11
8 a.m. � Ladies morning golf, luncheon and cards/dominoes activities.
8:30 a.m. � Tee off.
Noon � Lunch/games.
12:30 p.m. � Cards/dominoes.
5 p.m. � Wednesday Evening Ladies League.
5:45 p.m. � Shotgun start.
Thursday, May 12
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.