TeeBirds weekly report September 24th Bramble and End-of-Season Lunch Social at Weibring GC
Another terrific Thursday morning as the weather was nearly perfect for this final outing for the Teebirds season. The Bramble format was the game of the day. Dave Williams had the teams formed and Golf Genius ready to accept individual Bramble scores as well as Team scores. Wayne Lockwood was our STARTER and directed golfers to assigned tees for the Shotgun start. This format assured that all groups could finish at about the same time to gather for the luncheon.
Hank Campbell came up with 12 Challenges for the 9 holes and a list was provided for each Team Captain. Signs were taken to each hole on the front 9 by our friendly staff at the Weibring Golf course. Roger Cann and Hank also provided beverages before and after the round. Sandy Groves arranged for our Lunch delivery from Avanti’s. For all those that helped to get things going and have a fun golfing experience, a hardy THANK YOU!
PRIZE WINNERS: A table of prizes were provided by Teebird funds and by the following sponsors: Weibring Golf Club (4 rounds with carts); Bone Student Center (ISU Teeshirt); Avanti’s (3 $10 gift cards); D. Ezell (golf balls and shoe bags); ISU Teebirds (ISU scarfs, 5 Weibring pro shop $10 gift certificates); individual donors (golf balls, socks, golf tees, etc.).
Before announcing our prize winners, our guest were introduced namely Trudy Strand, Pat Grogg, Cathie Lockwood and Dawn Pote. At the end of lunch, Tom Szymoniak, Head PGA Pro at Weibring, addressed the group. He gave his background and experience before coming to ISU. He and family live in Mahomet. He is very pleased to be at ISU Weibring. Tom fielded questions dealing with changes that might be coming with the course or improvements with the clubhouse facility. He thanked the Teebirds for their season and encouraged all to forward their ideas to add to a fun playing experience for all visiting golfers. We Teebirds thank Tom and his staff for assisting us by having a fine season and helping us be safe by providing single use carts for us during this COVID situation.
Our individual MEN medal winners with scores of 38 were Bob Bradley and Dave Anderson.
Sandy Groves was the low score for WOMEN with a 44.
The best Team score of 73 was posted by Al Pote, Steve Kern, Bob Stefl and Dave Williams. A prize for each member of the Team!!
Challenge winners: Prizes filled the table. Each winner could select one item of their choice.
Hole # 1: Longest putt WOMEN- Sandy Groves Longest putt MEN- Dave Anderson
Hole # 2: Longest drive in Fairway- Al Pote
Hole # 3: Shortest drive from the Tee box- Melinda Walker
Hole # 4: Closest to the pin in the drive- Bob Bradley
Hole # 5: Longest drive in fairway- Gary “BDC” Klass
Hole # 6: Longest putt- Al Pote
Hole # 7: Closest to pin from the Tee- Gary “Tiger” Klass
Hole # 7: Closest to pin on second shot off green- Steve Kern
Hole # 8: Closest to pin from a sand bunker- Dave Williams
Hole # 9: Longest putt Women- Jo Bahnsen Longest Putt MEN- Dick Moore
A ticket drawing was held by Chuck McGuire. Over 20 prizes were given out.
All tickets were returned and combined for all those present. The final drawing for the four golf rounds with cart at Weibring was a ticket held by Larry Lowe! Congratulations to Larry, everybody’s best friend!
Thanks to all Teebirds, their friends and our supporters for playing and staying healthy for each other throughout season. Let’s look forward to finding new members to join our Teebird Golfers next year in addition to the return awesome 2020 golfers.
There is still opportunity to play on Thursday mornings in October. Instructions for open play were sent out by co-leader of the Teebirds, Dave Williams, on Friday morning. For more information go to https://isuteebirds.net/start-times-2.htm
Thank you so much!