A nice sunny day brought out 34 senior golfers on Tuesday, June 27.
A light breeze from the northeast helped, but only four birdies were made on the front nine.
Winners at an even par 36 were Harlan Schott, Vern Holter and Dick Burbach. They had three of the birdies.
Next at 38 came three teams. The first two had identical scores. They were Turk Pilker, Pay Boyle, Dick Gregory and Maurice Erickson, and another four-man team of Alan Clem, Ted Van Bruggen, Berwyn Svoboda and Jim Grabowski. The other team at 38 was Ross King, Roger Kozak and Quentin Oleson.
Winners at 39 were Shorty Hanson, Jack Doyle and Guy Button.
Next week, Tuesday is July 4, so seniors can celebrate on their own. League play will resume on Tuesday, July 11.
Beautiful night for going to (the) W.E.L.L.
June 21 was a terrific evening for golfing. Virtually no wind, mild temperatures and, for some unexplainable reason, few to no bugs. Returning to the ranks for play was Karrie Plate, who once again had the low gross score with a 36; this despite apparently getting lost on the course somehow.
Three golfers tied for low net at 33. These were (alphabetically, and in descending gross score order) Barb Ballensky (57-24), Mona Bye (45-8) and Susan Oberle (44-11). There were four birdies this night. Karrie Plate and her partner Jenny Chandler both birdied #13. Jane Uhl birdied #11, while playing on the other nine Robin Miskimins birdied #8.
Our hosts were the team of Lois Hazen and Rhoda Grant. They allowed us to try for three pin prizes. These were for the closest third shot on #10, won by Nikki Peters, closest to the pin on any shot (except a putt) on #13, won by Lynn Mortensen, and longest putt on #18, won by Michelle Maloney. The Quackson went to Sue French.
Winning the award for the best depiction of a golf hole was Peggy Donnelly. Drawn on the back of her scorecard was a long, dogleg right hole (yes, #15) with a number of �X�s� along the way. There was a suspicious clumping of these �X�s� right near the round bulge (that�s the green) at the end. Apparently Peggy was attempting to count the number of strokes she had in the sand trap there. Suffice it to say that there were more than five but less than 10.
Our 4-H riding instructor mentioned two weeks ago is Ruby Plate. Ruby and her husband Bruce were both very involved in the 4-H program. All of Ruby�s daughters rode in 4-H competitions and were involved in the program in other ways. Ruby taught the kids to do it themselves, helping them to generate skill with horses.
Our next, at the moment unidentified, golfer wanted to be an engineer when she was heading for college. She was told by an engineering faculty member at SDSU that she could do that, but should probably get some teaching education as well to fall back on for a job, especially if she wanted to have a family. Who is this?
Men�s League weekly report
The sixth week of league play was contested on June 22 with 3 and 6 p.m. shotgun starts using 12 tee boxes on the back nine.
Again, there was a slight breeze and partly sunny skies, and the scores soared with only a few under 40s recorded.
The American division had the best score � a tie at16 for Bluffs Boys and Multiple Putts. Fox Pizza moved another place with 14 points.
Lowest individual score went to Matt Moen with a one over par 37. Gary Prosser scored 38; Bill Powell and Jere Chapman shared a 39 (Chapman had a net 25, lowest for the season). Bill Willroth scored a 40.
Ten birdies were reported for the day. Moen had four.
The National division�s best team score was a 21 by Divots. Char Bar reported an 18, and Slumberland had 14.5 points.
Lowest individual score was a three-way tie at 39 by Harlan Schott, Steve Donnelly, and Mike Billiet. Donnelly had lowest net 32. Bob Boone reported a 40, while there were two golfers with 41 � Scott Hansen and Bill Willroth Jr.
Eleven birdies were recorded with Hansen and Bill Jr. recording two each.
Men�s League standings
Multiple Putts 84
Grave Diggers 82
Bluffs Boys 80.5
Here for the Beer 77.5
Fox Pizza 77
First Dakota 67
Serious Six 64.5
Missing Links 59.5
Midwest Homes 51
First Bank & Trust 87.5
Bank of the West Ins. 70.5
Bogey + 69.5
Wells Fargo 66.5
Char Bar 62
Coldwell Banker 59.5
Calendar of events
Monday, July 3
8 a.m. � Open golf all day.
Tuesday, July 4
8 a.m. � Open golf all day. (no Senior Men�s Fun League).
Wednesday, July 5
8 a.m. � Ladies� Morning Golf, luncheon and dominoes.
8:30 a.m. � Tee-off.
Noon � Lunch/games.
12:30 p.m. � Dominoes.
5 p.m. � Wednesday Evening Ladies� League.
5:45 p.m. � Shotgun start.
Thursday, July 6
Men�s Day; regular Men�s League competition.
2:30 p.m. � Registration, please be prompt.
3 p.m. � Shotgun start, first session.
6 p.m. � Shotgun start, second session.
Friday, July 7
8, 9 and 10 a.m. ��Junior golf.
5 p.m. � Social hour.
6 p.m. � Golf activities.
Wednesday Evening Ladies League (WELL) Standings
June 21, 2006
Points Possible % Points
Team Won Points Won
1. Mollies Follies 34.5 40 86.25%
2. Two Putts 28 35 80.00%
3. Birdie Bound 31.5 40 78.75%
4. Bertha�s Babes 29 40 72.50%
5. Bluff Babes 27.5 40 68.75%
6. Tee�d Off 22 35 62.86%
7. Sand Yappers 22 40 55.00%
8. Whatever 17 35 48.57%
9. Iron Maidens 18.5 40 46.25%
10. Drive U Crazy 15 35 42.86%
11. Rough Riders 13 35 37.14%
12. Wedgies 13 35 37.14%
13. Lucky Shots 12.5 35 35.71%
14. Chixs with Sticks 13 40 32.50%
15. Dew Whoppers 12 40 30.00%
16. Par-Tee Girls 6 35 17.14%
17. Lopez Sisters 5.5 40 13.75%