Last week it was reported that no one had managed a birdie during their outing. This week, despite the wind finally being gentler, there was another dearth of birdies. No one managed to sink one. There were, however, a number of golfers with good scores. Carding the low gross for this week was Jenny Chandler with a 40. Also shooting well were Kathy Merrigan-Manning and JoAnne Ustad, both shooting a 42.
JoAnne was tied with Diane Duin for low net, each with a 31. For Diane that was achieved as a 44-13. (I figure you can manage to deduce JoAnne's from the information provided.) On the "other" 9, Nancy Scheidel was close to low net, having a 33 (48-15).
Our hosts provided us with three pin prizes to try for. These were longest putt on #1, won by Kathy Anderson, closest to the pin on #5, won by Nace Huska, and longest drive (in the fairway [that last part generally takes out any number of good drives]) on #7, won by Jenny Chandler. Inside the clubhouse the Quackson was won by Dawn Kroupenske.
Erratum: In the edition of "Who is it" from two weeks ago it was asked who worked in DC for a senator from Kansas. The politician was inadvertently moved from the House of Representatives to the Senate by this reporter. Thus, it should be stated that this golfer worked in Washington, DC for a congressman from Kansas. That golfer is Julia Chaney. Both Julia, and her longtime friend Sue French spent some of their early days working for congressional folks (that's how to avoid having to print a retraction about who Sue worked for) in our nation's capitol. It started a series of varied employment opportunities for Julia that she can tell you about.
For this week, which of our golfing partners was once caught by her then future mother-in-law alone with her fianc�, playing cards? That's correct � pretty innocent (at least when they got caught).
Seniors enjoy beautiful golf day
On a beautiful day at The Bluffs, 37 seniors met for their Tuesday morning outing.
Fr. Don Imming completed his teaching for the year and re-joined our group.
We had three visitors from Beresford. They were Don Young, Dale Ende and LaVerne Hofer.
We had two teams tied for low score of 36. The tie breaker was won by Jim Stewart, Jack Doyle, Berwyn Svoboda and Moe Marcotte. The other low score was Ross King, Ted Van Bruggen and Don Young.
The next low score was a 38 won by a two-man team of Gene Iverson and Jerry Sommervold.
Following behind them were three teams at 39. The tie breaker was won by Ken Beringer, Pat Boyles and Fr. Don Imming.
The other team of 39 was Cleland Cook, Van Pierce and Ray Lynn. Also with a 39 was Bob Boone, Don Baer and Dale Ende.
The last team to win an award shot a 40. They were Harlan Schott, Dennis Navrat and Cliff Deverell.
The shots of the day were Don Young with a 30-foot birdie putt, Pat Boyles with a 39-foot birdie putt, and Ray Lynn with a 66-foot chip-in.
Next week the seniors will play on Monday at 9 a.m. Please be there by 8:15 to arrange teams.
On Tuesday The Bluffs is having their annual Senior Invitational.
On June 20 the seniors will resume their regular Tuesday schedule.
Guests greeted by Wednesday golfers
Thirty-two ladies turned out at The Bluffs May 28 for Wednesday Ladies Morning Golf. What a great group! We like to see you all.
Thanks go to Ann Stewart, who provided desserts.
We had three guests, Fran Mount, Carol Bye and Karon Benson. We love to have guests. We also had three new members, Karon Benson, Carol Bye and Dorothy Blair. We now have total 41 members.
Dominoes Report: Low winner was Jayne Merrigan and high was Lynn Hatle.
Golf this week was Dice. We will report winners next report but we have the May 24 winners when we played Putting Prizes. Helen Brown, 16 putts, Ramona Kellogg and Carol Bond each had 17, and the following had 18, Jane Uhl, Pat Pratt and Mary Lea Hennies.
Quarters were won by Dorothy Blair, Carol Bye, Lorraine Brunick, June Wagner, Vaneta Youngworth and Jo Willroth.
The $5 winner today was Rula Hatch.
We gave a card and gift (donations) to Tammy (our server from Cherry Street Grille) for a thank you/farewell and wedding gift. See you one more time on June 7, Tammy. Thank you very very much.
Men's League weekly report
With typical weather and a well-groomed course, the league played its third week of competition, using 12 tee boxes on the front nine.
There were a lot of under 40 scores and an abundance of birdies in both divisions.
The results of the American division shows the best score for First Dakota� 18.5; Fox Pizza � 16.5, and Bluffs Boys � 16 (which moved them into second in the standings).
Low individual score of 36 went to Tim Christopherson who netted a 32. Danny Brown had a net 30 when he carded a 37. Tom Durham, Gary Larson, and Pat Amundson scored 38s, with Gary Prosser completing the under 40 group with a 39.
The group recorded 16 birdies with Mike Allen, Louie Creps, Durham, and Brown each reporting two.
The National division's best team score was 17 by First Bank & Trust; Bogey + and Eagles each scored 16.5.
Don Scheidel and Rusty Jensen tied for first with two under par 34, (Scheidel had a net 30). Rick Haught was at 35; Joe Villalobos � 36; and Eric Stevens � 39.
Seventeen birdies were recorded with Scheidel reporting three (#2, #3, and #7); Jensen, Haught, and Villalobos each had two.
Multiple Putts 45.5
Bluffs Boys 40.5
Here For The Beer 38
Grave Diggers 37
Missing Links 36
First Dakota 34.5
Fox Pizza 32
Midwest Homes 31.5
Serious Six 25.5
Bogey + 44.5
First Bank & Trust 43.5
Wells Fargo 38
Coldwell Banker 35
Bank Of The West Ins. 33.5
Char Bar 24
Calendar of events
Tuesday, June 13
The Bluffs Men�s Senior Tournament; breakfast and buffet lunch included.
8 a.m. � Registration and breakfast.
9 a.m. � Shotgun start.
Wednesday, June 14
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, June 15
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, June 16
8, 9 and 10 a.m. ��Junior golf.
5 p.m. � Social hour.
6 p.m. � Golf activities.