Twenty-four seniors gathered at The Bluffs for golf on Feb. 28 with the main question being the weather: What happened to that 66 degree forecast? And where is all the sunshine?
Playing in foursomes the scores ranged from 34 to 39 with eight birdies to keep the groups happy. Our winners this date were Ross King, Ted Van Bruggen, Pat Boyle, and David Bak with a 2-under par 34, very fine golf. We congratulate our winners.
Our other prize winners were, at 36, Turk Pilker, Ted Van Bruggen, Vern Holter and Jack Doyle, then at 37, Alan Clem, Jerry Johnson, Jack Stewart and Cal Petersen. Our final winner was at 38, with Sid Davis, Dave Zimmer, Louie Fostvedt and Tim O'Connor on that team.
There were four of our old regulars nominated for the shot-of-the-day award and we chose to mention them all, in no particular order. Howard Connors for his drive on the green on hole #5 followed by his 18-foot putt for a birdie 2; Sid Davis for his 60-foot birdie putt on #4; and Quentin Oleson for his chip-in for par on #9.
On March 7, the morning weather that greeted the seniors was most discouraging with a heavy cloud cover and promise of rain through the morning and late afternoon hours. The morning threat of rain was sparse and the afternoon turned into a great show of sunshine with modest gusts of wind.
Ten seniors showed to play golf and had a fine time at The Bluffs. The format changed to a two-man scramble and we played the back nine for the first time this year.
Pars were hard to find and these seniors had only one birdie for the day so the course was playing tough this date. Our winning twosome was Ross King and Pat Boyle with a hard-earned score of 39 and they had our only birdie on #15. Our other prize winners were Vern Holter and Gene Iverson at 42 and Ted Van Bruggen and Jim Reed who scored at 42 also.
Weather permitting, be at The Bluffs for Seniors Fun Golf on Tuesdays. Please remember that we plan to play at 1:30 p.m. but we do need time to put the teams together so if you are running late call the golf course to tell them and us that you are coming.