The fourth week of league play was contested on May 31 with 3 and 6 p.m. shotgun starts using all tee boxes on the back nine.
While there was a slight breeze and cloudy skies, the scores soared with only a few under 40 rounds recorded.
The results of the fourth week in the American Division had the best score of 17 for S&H Enterprises, moving them into a tie with Multiple Putts, who advanced with 15.5 points, while PIK recorded a 13.5 score.
Lowest individual score went to Adam Chandler with a par 36. Dave Chickering and Cal Lewison both scored 38; Ben Scholorholtz, Gary Larson, Brian Steele and Tom Schaack all reached 40.
Sixteen birdies were reported for the day. Chandler, Scholerholtz and Jerry Sommervold each had two.
The National division's best team score was 19.5 by Char Bar, which put them in sixth place. Bluff Boys moved from third to first in the standings with 16.5 points. Varsity scored 14.5 points.
Lowest individual score was earned by Bill Willroth, who had a one over 37. Ron Johnson, Ron Bjorkman, and Gary Prosser each had a 38; Tim Christopherson and Scott Hansen each scored a 39; and Dan Brown turned in a score of 40.
Seven birdies were recorded with Prosser recording two.
Seniors are now playing in the morning
On May 29, 24 players were present to play in the morning for the first time. The low turnout could be attributed to a few who forgot that we were switching to 9 a.m. starting time. Some arrived after lunch wondering why we were all finished with the daily play. We seniors do have fun playing golf even if we are a little forgetful at times.
One of our players seems to have a lock on first place. That player is Mo Marcotte. This time his playing partners were Bob Lund and Don Imming and they took first again with a 36.
At second place with the best of two 39s was the team of Shorty Hanson, Ross King and Guy Button. At third with the other 39 was Harlan Schott, Dick Burbach and Milo Gilbertson. Scores were not so great this week and still hanging on at fourth place with a 41 was the team of Don Baer, Dick Kellogg and Cleland Cook.
Not a single long putt was recorded this week. Maybe that is why the scores were not very good this week. Remember, the senior men now play at 9 a.m. every Tuesday. Come join our fun group even thought we are a little forgetful sometimes.
W.E.L.L sees an eagle land
Despite gloomy predictions and a spattering of rain throughout the morning, W.E.L.L. managed to get a relatively clear sky and dry conditions to play golf on the evening of May 30. indeed, by the end of the round the weather was beautiful with no wind.
For this week our host team was Chix with Sticks, whose members are Julia Chaney, Nicky Erickson, Sue French, Pat Goebel, Jonie Hook, Sue Navrat and Donna Schott. They placed three pin prizes on the course for our play on the front nine. On hole No. 3 was a pin prize for the most putts. Two golfers, Nancy Christopherson and Jonie Hook, tied for this dubious honor with four putts each. In the spirit of a good hostess, Jonie awarded the prize to Nancy. On No. 6 the prize went to the golfer coming closest to the red stake. This was achieved by Anne Jensen. Winning the third pin prize for closest to the pin on No. 8 was Mary Kay Zimmerman.
Out on the course for the round there were a number of women with good scores. Having the low gross for the evening was Wendy Johnson with an even par 36. Finishing close was Amanda Young with a 37. Amanda had a good round after getting off to a strange start where she somehow lost a ball on her drive off the No. 9 tee box. Now, many of us have done this by putting that ball into the weeds on the right side. Up to the challenge, Amanda lost hers on the left side of the No. 9 fairway, somewhere by, in or on No. 1. Nevertheless, she rebounded from that to shoot a stellar round otherwise.
With her 36, Wendy Johnson also had a great net score of 32. However, the low net of the evening went to Mary Ellen Jensen with a 30 (42-12). On her way to that score Mary Ellen had a birdie on No. 8. To help make her score as good as it was, Amanda Young had an eagle on No. 6. A great drive, an outstanding second shot to put her about 15 feet from the cup and a terrific putt that dropped in for the eagle. She now has the first eagle of the W.E.L.L. season hanging on the tree.
Inside the clubhouse, after the pin prize roundup, Chix with Sticks drew for the Quackson winner and gave three other prizes from a drawing. Winning the Quackson itself was Mary Kay Zimmerman. The other prizes were two bags and one sport bottle from Great Plains Therapy. Winning the two bags were Kathy Chandler and Mary Ellen Jensen. The bottle was won by Jenny Chandler.
In addition, thanks to Audrey Ticknor for filling in on the statistics/organizational end for the evening in place of the MIA Darlis Labahn. With Darlis' pre-planning, everything went off without a hitch. Darlis even managed to pair the two teams that were unable to make it to play that night head-to-head, so that only one match was lost, albeit in its entirety. We took forward to Darlis' return and thanks again to Audrey.
Men's league weekly report
Multiple Putts 53.5
D&H Enterprises 53.5
The Persian Merles 49.5
First Dakota 48
Midwest Homes 45.5
Missing Links 44.5
First Bank & Trust 44
Bluffs Boys 65
Barry's Plumbing 62
Char Bar 43.5
Alcoa Cleaning 40.5
Bogey + 30
BW Insurance 27.5
Calendar of Events
Tuesday, June 12
The Bluffs Men's Senior Tournament (breakfast and buffet lunch included): 8 a.m. – Registration and breakfast; 9 a.m. – Shotgun start.
Wednesday, June 13
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.
Thursday, June 14
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 15
8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. ��Junior golf.