The Bluffs Bulletin Board Senior golfers welcome cool temps
On Tuesday, July 26, 37 seniors came out for a good game of golf at The Bluffs on a beautiful, cool morning. Ten birdies were achieved plus a number of good scores were submitted. Back with the low score was Mo Marcotte and his team of Ken Beringer and Cleland Cook bringing in a 34 on the front nine. Next at 36 was Jim Stewart, Lloyd Helseth and Dick Gregory giving honors to Lloyd for his putting. Scoring a 37 was Dave Bak, Don Baer and Quentin Oleson. Two teams had a 38. Leading with the tie breaker was a foursome of Elmer Mount, Ross Johnson, Maurice Erickson and Tim O�Connor � followed by Vern Holter, Bob Lund, Jack Doyle and Van Pierce. Three teams scored a 39 but only two of the teams won prizes. 39A was Turk Pilker, Bob Solomon and Howard Connors, and at 39B came Pete Berglund, Jim Reed, Jack Stewart and Guy Button. Shots of the day � a 60-foot birdie putt on #3 by Dave Bak and a 45-foot par putt on #4 by Lloyd Helseth. Reminder!! Next week we play on Monday morning (same time) instead of Tuesday. Van Pierce was welcomed back following surgery. Hot, sticky night for W.E.L.L. Our host team, Pinnacles, had a hot, humid night to work with. It was so hot that many of the golfers were forcing fluids to stay hydrated (or forget about the heat). Playing the back nine this week, the hot weather brought out some heated scores. There were three pin prizes placed on the course. Two were for golfers with a hot club. These were awarded to Kari Holden for the longest putt on #10 and to Karrie Plate for the longest drive on #11. And boy, Karrie�s drive was flaming down the fairway, landing a mere 10 feet short of the green. The third pin prize was for a golfer who remained cool. Melanie Rittberger won the prize for the shortest drive on #18. Karrie Plate added another outing in which she scored the low gross. This week she shot a blistering 35. Two women tied for low net, both with great scores. Shooting a 29 were Nikki Peters (52-23) and Ruby Plate (44-15). Rounding out the statistics, four birdies were shot distributed between two golfers. Jenny Chandler birdied #12 and #14 while Karrie Plate birdied #11 and #18. Inside the clubhouse Kathy Merrigan-Manning won the Quackson. In addition to the scores reported above, and the great shots, there were also several, let�s say less than usual types of shots. This included a golfer�s version of the �Hokey Pokey� one foot in the sand � one foot out. We�re not sure if the forced fluids had anything to do with this golfing style. Wednesday ladies enjoy activities
There were 29 ladies served. Desserts were provided by Jayne Merrigan and Lorraine Brunick.
We had one guest, Alyce Christensen
Golf report: Played �Bin-go, Bango, Bongo with No Rough.� The winners were Helen Brown, Edith Nelson and Karine Amundson.
Dominoes report: There were three tables. Low scorers: Vanetta Youngworth, Char Brunick and Eileen Turner. High scoreres were: Fritz Leffler, Ardyce Meisenholder and Babe Hurowitz (Babe had the double blank three times).
Bridge report: We had one table of bridge ladies. Ellie Davis was high and Lorraine Brunick was low.
As usual everyone had fun and even though it was a bit humid, golf was great also.
On July 21, with hot breezes and sunny conditions, the seventh week of league play was contested on the front nine at The Bluffs. The conditions played havoc with the scores, as only one player carded a sub-par round among the 200 competitors making the attempt.
Results for the week in the American division had best score for Midwest Homes with 19 points, Bank of the West Ins. with 18.5, and Sandtrappers with 18.
Low individual scratch score of 37 (net 34) went to Steve Ward who played both sessions with duplicate scores. Other scores under 40 were � Brian Steele and Ellis Jensen, 38 each, and Dennis Chandler, 39.
There were 13 birdies reported for the day with Ward recording two in each round and Jensen, Steele, and Chandler each reporting two.
The National division had only two teams with high point scores: Americlean � 19.5; and LBA � 17.5. Coldwell Banker and Bogey + each had 16.5.
Individual player scores fared a little better than the other division but it still was not very pretty. Nick Hovden led the league with a 30 (net 29), recording eagles on #2 and 6, and two birdies (#s 1 and 5). Mike Billiet, Rick Haught, and Mike Wettstein each had a 39; Joe Villalobos � 40 (net 33).
Twelve birdies were reported, as well as Hovden�s two eagles. Billiet and Haught each carded two.
The standings follow below:
Bluffs Boys 99.5
Grave Diggers 99
Midwest Homes 95.5
Bank of the West 90.5
Vote for Pedro 76.5
Multiple Putts 75
Serious Six 74.5
Fox Pizza/Miller Lite 71
First Dakota 63
Bogeys 4 Ever 52
Total Flooring 34
First Bank & Trust 104.5
Char Bar 92
West Side Inn 85.5
Coldwell Banker 80
Sons of Thunder 64
Calendar of events Monday, Aug. 1 Senior Men�s Fun League (special day). 8:30 a.m. � Registration with coffee and donuts. 9:30 a.m. � Shotgun start. USD Coyote 4-person Golf Scramble. 18 holes, steak dinner and prizes. 2 p.m. ��Shotgun start. 7 p.m. � Dinner and awards (approximate). Tuesday, Aug. 2 No Senior Men�s Fun League today! Farmers Union outing. 9 a.m. � Registration. 10 a.m. � Shotgun start. Wednesday, Aug. 3 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 p.m. � Wednesday Evening Ladies League. 5:45 p.m. � Shotgun start. Thursday, Aug. 4 Men�s League Stag (free food and special golfing) 2:30 p.m. � Registration (all teams participate). 3 p.m. � First session shotgun tee-off. 6 p.m. ��Second session shotgun tee-off. Friday, Aug. 5 5 p.m. � Weekly social and golf. Come out and join in the fun and food.
Wednesday Evening Ladies League (WELL) Standings
July 13, 2005
Points Possible % Points
Team Won Points Won
1. Bertha�s Babes 48 60 80.00%
2. RN�s 44.5 60 74.17%
3. Plane J.A.N.E. 44 60 73.33%
4. Dew Whoppers 43 60 71.67%
5. Iron Maidens 43 60 71.67%
6. Fore Pars 37 60 61.67%
7. The Pinnacle�s 33 60 55.00%
8. Lopez Sisters 32 60 53.33%
9. Chixs with Sticks 30.5 60 50.83%
10. Rough Riders 28 60 46.67%
11. Lucky Shots 27.5 60 45.83%
12. Mollies Follies 24.5 60 40.83%
13. Two Putts 24 60 40.00%
14. Wedgies 21.5 60 35.83%
15. Tee�d Off 20 60 33.33%
16. Fabulous Fore 17 60 28.33%
17. Sand Yappers 13 60 21.67%
18. Par-Tee Girls 9.5 60 15.83%