The Bluffs Bulletin Board

The Bluffs Bulletin Board Seniors have fun on the fairways

Tuesday, Aug. 9, brought out 35 seniors for fun golf on the front nine of The Bluffs. The scores were not real good and only five birdies were recorded.

Low score brought to the club house was 37 by the team of Vern Holter, Bob Solomon and Louie Fostvedt.

Two teams shot a 38. First was Jim Stewart, Pat Boyle and Howard Connors; and then Alan Clem, Cleland Cook, Ray Lynn and Guy Buttons.

Four 39s were given prizes. In order of tie breaker team one was Turk Pilker, Don Baer and Maurice Erickson; second Mo Marcotte, Van Pierce and Joe Conroy; third Max Anderson, Jim Reed and Ardell Hatch; and fourth was Harlan Schott, Bob Lund and Jim O�Connor. The fall season is great for golf. We will continue through August and September with tee time at 9:30 a.m. sharp. Let�s all enjoy these fine golf days.

See you at The Bluffs!

Wednesday ladies avoid night�s lightning

August 3 was a hot, sticky night for golf. We managed to finish play and get inside the clubhouse before the heat was broken by a thunderstorm. Managing a good night out, despite the heat, were Jenny Chandler with a low gross score of 42 and Kate Geise with the low net of 30 (48-18). Having a good outing also was Mary Ellen Jensen who missed both low gross and low net by one stroke. Mary Ellen had a 43 gross score. Her handicap of 12 yielded a net of 31. Carding birdies for this outing were Jenny Chandler, Nikki Peters and Diane Duin, all on hole #12.

Our hosts, the Rough Riders, were playing blissfully unaware of their host status until our illustrious president, Joanne Ustad, reminded them. Not having grabbed any flag prize card holders the team quickly improvised what to use for prizes for the golfers. Thus, the three prizes were awarded according to a sort of formula.

The first prize went for the low net score. As noted above, this was shot by Kate Geise. For the remaining two prizes the golfers were separated into groups by their age � those 49 and younger comprised one group while those 50 and older were the second group. There was a winner from each group. The winner was the golfer with the lowest number after subtracting the year of her birth from her gross score.

In the 49 and younger group the prize went to Jenny Chandler with a -35. That was her score (42) minus her birth year (?77). In the second grouping of riper golfers, there was a tie between Diane Duin and Kate Geise. Having won the prize for low net, Kate Geise graciously allowed the second prize to go to Diane. The Quackson was won by Rhoda Grant.

During the awarding of prizes two discussions were also held. One was regarding a letter sent to the City Council that was unsigned, yet suggested in its title that it came from W.E.L.L. (�Wednesday Night Ladies Golf Observations�). It was decided that the league secretary would write to the City Council to dispel the notion that the writer was presenting league opinions. The second discussion was with respect to a memorial for Sheri Ellis. It was decided to bring it to the Bluffs board and present options, such as a memorial planting area at tee boxes. Further discussion will be held subsequent to this.

Uhl wins two �longest putt, drive

There were 21 ladies for the Wednesday Ladies Golf luncheon on July 27. There were no bridge players.

Golf: We played �Flag Prizes.� There were 13 players. Jane Uhl won two prizes: longest drive and longest putt. Darlene Engbrecht won the closest drive on #8.

Dominoes: There were 14 players (two tables). High were Jamie Adams (a guest) and Ardyce Meisenholder. Low were Barb Larson and Gayle Bliss.

There were 22 at the luncheon on Aug. 3. Desserts were furnished by Mary Bartles and Joan Holter.

We had a guest Emily Muenster. Chairperson Pat Steckelberg made up a quiz regarding the fire alert sirens in Vermillion. There had been some confusion so she thought this would be a fun learning tool. We all learned something new from this quiz.

Dominoes: There were 12 players (two tables). High: Judy Gregoire and Ann Stewart. Low: Barb Larson and Babe Hurowitz.

Bridge: there were four players. Ellie Davis was high and Mary Lea Hennies and Ellie Davis both made a bid and made a slam.

Golf: played �Putts Only�. First was Pat Berglund, second Rula Hatch, third Joanne Beringer and fourth Fritz Lefler.

Calendar of events Monday, Aug. 15

1 p.m. � Vermillion Chamber Day.� 2 p.m. � Texas scramble (shotgun start). Evening meal after golf. Tuesday, Aug. 16 8:30 a.m. � Senior Men�s Fun Golf League registration with coffee and donuts. 9 a.m. � Shotgun start. 11 a.m. � Lunch and prizes (approximate). Wednesday, Aug. 17

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. 18 2:30 p.m. � Registration for regular men�s league (be prompt).

3 p.m. � First session shotgun tee-off.

6 p.m. ��Second session shotgun tee-off. Friday, Aug. 19 5 p.m. � Weekly social and golf. Come out and join in the fun and food.

Saturday, Aug. 20 Membership Appreciation Day

3 p.m. � Golf outing (shotgun start).

5:30-6:30 p.m. � Social hour. 6:30-8:30 p.m. � Free food.

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