The Bluffs Bulletin Board Men's League weekly report
The second week of the men' s league was contested on May 26 with a 3 p.m. shotgun start using all tee boxes on the front nine. The league is made up of two divisions � American and National, each with 14 teams. There are some team captains and individuals which should make an effort to satisfy their financial obligations to the league and/or handicap entities. They can be paid at the pro shop desk. The results for this week in the American divisions shows the best score for Sandtrappers � 19; PIK � 16; First Dakota and Ace Hardware � 15.5 each. Lowest individual score went to Jon Dimmick with a 35; next came a duo with 37s � Ben Schlorholtz and Mark Clark; Bob Boone and Dave Geise each carded a 38; and Gary Prosser had a 40. Geise had the lowest net of 32. Eleven birdies were reported for the day. Dimmick birdied numbers 2, 3, and 4. The National division's best team score was 18.5 by West Side Inn. First Bank & Trust had 17, while Hy-Vee collected 16.5. Nick Hovden and Denny Duin shared the low score of 39, but Duin's net 28 was the lowest of the early season. The trio of Don Scheidel, Doug Robinson, and Scott Hansen, each scored 40; and Billiet recorded a 41. Seven birdies were recorded with no one scoring more than one. American
Bluffs Boys 29
Serious Six 25
Grave Diggers 25
First Dakota 25
Ace Hardware 23.5
Bank of the West 23
Fox Pizza/Miller Lite 20.5
Multiple Putts 20.5
Vote for Pedro 19.5
Bogeys 4 Ever 16.5
Total Flooring 9
First Bank & Trust 33.5
West Side Inn 26.5
Coldwell Banker 19
Char Bar 19
Sons of Thunder 13
have some fun
On a rain-threatening Tuesday, the last day of May, 36 seniors came out for a fine day of fun.
The teams came into the clubhouse just as the rain came in earnest. The winning team was Elmer Mount, Van Pierce, Dick Munkvold, and Quentin Oleson with a one over par 37.
Three teams came in with a 38. In order by tie breaker were first the team of Mo Marcotte, Pat Boyle, and Don Imming; next Ross King, Bob Lund, Ardell Hatch, and Maurice Erickson; and third Max Anderson, Ron Steckelberg, Dick Gregory, and Guy Button.
Winning at 39 was Shorty Hanson, Jim Grabowski, and Ray Lynn. One of the three teams at 41 was a prize winner. On that team was Turk Pilker, Dave Raabe, Louie Fostvedt and Don Bensen.
Shot of the day was a 22-foot par putt on #6 by Oleson. Only three birdies were recorded by the seniors.
Remember the early start next week. Coffee at 8:30 a.m. and tee-off at 9 a.m. Come and enjoy.
On May 25 there were 25 served at luncheon. The desserts were provided by Mary Lea Hennies and Barb Boone.
There were no items for discussion or vote. We did not have enough for bridge so there was no bridge report.
Dominoes winners at three tables were Jan Chapman, Pat Pratt and Barb Boone. Barb had the double blank five times but was never caught with it.
In golf, Karine Amundson was the winner of the "Pass the Buck" game. There were only three ladies out this time (rain kept many away). Great going, girls!
On May 18 there were 28 served at luncheon. Desserts were provided by Edith Nelson and Pat Steckelberg.
Guests were Sharon Wieman and Jan Peterson.
There were no new topics for discussion.
For golf we played Bingo, Bango, Bongo. The winners were: first, Mary Lee Hennis; second, Pat Berglund; and third (tie) Lynne Hatle, Joann Beringer and Joan Holter.
There were two tables of dominoes. Winners were Babe Horowitz and Vaneta Youngworth.
There was one table of bridge, but there was no report of the winners.
WELL plays through
clouds to sunshine
On Wednesday, May 25, it rained off and on all morning. By the time we arrived at the golf course there was wind (of course) and clouds. But, being the intrepid souls we are, we went out to play our round.
By the time most of us were finished the clouds had disappeared (not the wind) and the sun was out.
The weather didn't stop Karrie Plate from, once again, having the lowest (gross) score of 37. It also did not appear to bother Kathy Merrigan-Manning who, perhaps to celebrate her impending birthday, shot the low net of 32 (40-8).
Several golfers also recorded birdies. Nikki Peters birdied hole #1, Sheri Ellis birdied #2, Diane Duin birdied #3 and Jenny Chandler birdied #6.
While the archives of WELL are not extensive, this may be the first time that there were several birdies, but none attained on a par 3 hole.
Back in the clubhouse our hosts, Ann Stewart, Mona Bye and Mary Ellen Jensen, awarded pin prizes and the Quackson monies. Winning the pin prizes were Sheri Ellis, for the longest putt on #2, Jenny Chandler, for the longest drive on #7, and Joanne Ustad, for the closest to the pin on #5.
Indeed, Joanne was in the first group to play #5 and her shot stood up through the whole round to win the prize. It would appear, however, that her putting could use some help as her name does not appear among those having birdies.
At 12:01 a.m., May 26, Kathy Merrigan-Manning was to celebrate her birthday. To help her out Mona Bye asked the assembled group a trivia question regarding Kathy's age. After the correct answer (and question) the group sang Happy Birthday to Kathy. As an additional bonus Kathy was asked to draw the name from the basket for the Quackson winner. Lo and behold, she drew her own name!
Calendar of events
Monday, June 6
8 a.m. � Austads Junior Tournament.
Tuesday, June 7
Senior Men's Fun Golf League.
12 p.m. � Registration and lunch served.
1 p.m. � Shotgun start.
Wednesday, June 8
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 9
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 10
8 a.m. � Junior golf instruction starts.
9 and 10 a.m. � Junior golf.
5 p.m. � Register.
6 p.m. Shotgun start.