The Bluffs Bulletin Board

The Bluffs Bulletin Board
Wednesday Morning Ladies Golf

Fourteen ladies were served and desserts were provided by Ellie and June.

Edith Nelson came back for a visit for the summer from Arizona. Welcome back!

A card was sent to Jane Uhl.

The $5 drawing was won by Fritz Lefler.

Dominoes report: There were six present. Low scorer was Linda Thaden and High scorer was Vanetta Youngworth.

Golf report: We played "Guess Your Score." Mary Lea underestimated her golf skills! She golfed eight strokes less than her guess. Others who guessed higher than actual stokes: Fritz, Ellie and JoAnn.

Men's League weekly report

The eighth week of league play was contested on July 6 with 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. shotgun starts using 12 tee boxes on the back nine. The weather conditions were sunny skies and high winds, up to 40 mph gusts and the scores soared with only a few under 40s recorded.

In the American division, the best scores were a 17 for Midwest Homes, and Multiple Putts and Recuerdo's tied with 15.5 points.

Lowest individual score went to Bill Willroth with a two over par 38. "Coach" Christopherson scored 39; Tom Durham (net 34), and Dave Chickering each were at 40.

Nine birdies were reported for the day. None had more than one.

The National division's best team score was a 17.5 by First Bank and Trust.

Rick Haught was the only golfer to break par (33) as he birdied #10, #12, and #15. Next lowest score was a three-way tie at 38: Don Harris, Ron Steckelberg and Kevin Brown; Ryan Baedke almost broke 40, with 41.

Ten birdies were recorded with Haught recording three.

Men's League standings


Multiple Putt 110.5

Bluffs Boys 105.5

Grave Diggers 105.5

Fox Pizza 97

Here for the Beer 96

PIK 93.5

Recuerdo's 93

First Dakota 90

Missing Links 86.5

Serious Six 84

Midwest Homes 80

Sandtrappers 62.5


First Bank & Trust 121.5

Americlean 101.5

LBA 96.5

Alkota. 96

Bank of the West Ins 92

Bogey +. 89.5

Slumberland 89

Wells Fargo 87

Eagles 85.5

Divots 83.5

Char Bar. 82.5

Coldwell Banker 80.5

Calendar of events

Tuesday, July 18

Senior Men's Fun League.

8 a.m. � Registration and coffee.

9 a.m. � Shotgun start.

Wednesday, July 19

Ladies' Day.

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.

July 20 through July 22

Course closed for SDGA South Dakota Senior Open.

Senior men's fun golf league

Tuesday, July 11 proved a good golf day with a cloudy, overcast sky and a light breeze. Only 29 golfers showed up but they sunk several birdie putts.

Of the good scores the winning team came in with a score of 36 and included Mo Marcotte, Don Imming and Guy Button.

Two teams came through with 37. First with a tie breaker was Jim Stewart, Cleland Cook, and Maurice Erickson followed closely by Bob Solomon, Jack Doyle and Quentin Oleson.

At 38 was a two man team of Shorty Hansen and Gene Iverson.

The other winner at 39 was the team of Elmer Mount, Don Baer and Dick Kellogg.

Outstanding shots of the day were a 63 foot birdie put by Jack Doyle on #8, a 29 foot birdie putt on #6 by Quentin Oleson, and a 50 foot chip in for a birdie on #2 by Don Baer.

Next week we will meet again with tee off at 9 a.m. Come out and enjoy the golf.

Three flags over W.E.L.L.

A beautiful day after the fourth of July to play golf! In keeping with the Independence Day theme, our hosts, Mollies Follies, placed small American flags in the fairways on three different holes. There was a pin prize for the person landing closest to each of the flags. These were won by Kathy Anderson for the flag on #10, Nace Huska for the flag on #11 and Lois Hazen for the flag on #13.

Being right with it, our hosts began collecting quarters for the Quackson before play started. They continued after all were done and, when the dust settled, the money was handed to Kathy Anderson.

Out on the golf course, the golfing was going strong. Coming in with the low gross score was Mary Gauer with a 38. She was followed closely by Jenny Chandler with a 41 and Diane Duin with a 43. To show that similar results can be judged differently depending on one's perspective, Jenny was unhappy with her 41, while Diane was quite pleased with her 43. Perhaps the difference in handicaps played a role here.

Back to results. The low net was achieved by Shelley Brunick with a 30 (51-21). Hot on her heels were Mary Gauer and Diane Duin, each with a 31 (Mary: 38-7; Diane: 43-12). Shooting birdies were Nace Huska on #12, Mary Gauer on #14, and Ann Jensen on #17. Shelley Brunick, a virgin when it came to birdies until this night, had her first on #14.

And now we must report Mary Ellen Jensen's sad, sad story, subtitled "How to Make Par the Hard Way." Golfing the front nine with her daughter, JoAnne Ustad, the pair came to hole #5. JoAnne landed safely on the green. Mary Ellen, in an unusual move for her, put her ball into the water. So, she teed the ball up again and hit. The ball went into the hole! That's a hole in one shot � oh, except for that first ball in the water, so that's a par. Now that's an unusual way to go about getting a three.

Two weeks ago, a golfer starting out to become an engineer was mentioned. The golfer, JoAnne Ustad, was not pleased with the "advice" given to her by the school and did not pursue this degree. Eventually she did, however, get her teaching degree, which she continues to use.

Our next golfer began the sport at the age of six, helped along by a man who was mayor of Vermillion for many years. Who is this?

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