The pace of play is starting to pick up at Birch Ridge with a number of tournaments and events upcoming. The All-Alaska Pro-Am and Skins Game is set to take place July 14. The pro-am is a longtime favorite of golfers from all over state.
...her recycling star powers and now her room is not so smelly." Another student changed the words to Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" to "Eye on Efficiency" for the fourth year of HEA's student contest which encourages youth in kindergarten through...
NEW YORK - The songwriting team of composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens has lasted longer than many marriages - 30 years, a number that even shocks the duo. "It's insane. I like to say we started at 7," Ahrens says, laughing.
...list right now is "Crazy Train," followed by "Shot in the Dark." He's also taken a liking to Green Day, "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor, and the theme from the 1980s TV show, "The A-Team." Apparently, it rocks, too. Cool. But...
Golf is a difficult game. If it was easy we'd all be on television teeing it up at the British Open this weekend, wouldn't we?Instead we grind away in Soldotna, searching for the endlessly elusive repeatable swing. Some of us find it, if only for a round, or maybe even a couple of weeks if we're lucky. Others never do.That's the game we play. It can be humbling, even cruel, but those rare moments of ball-striking purity feel so good we continue to hack away.
The opening of this column is usually reserved for random banter, but with so many upcoming events there just isn't enough time to deviate from the script. Consequently, in an effort to save both time and space, I won't mention that a night filled with adult beverage consumption, followed by a fishing trip the next morning, is a unique way to lose weight. Painful, that's how I would describe my weekend. Life finally returned to normal on Monday when Bill Engberg and I took some lovingly tolerable ladies to Eagleglen Golf Course in Anchorage for the Pro-Lady Tournament.
I want to take a moment to thank the kids who continued to come out all summer long for the free clinics. I also want to thank the parents who were so wonderful in bringing their kids to the golf course week after week so I could chastise them when they lost their balance or looked for birds. Remember, we hate birds.
Rain sucks. Let's just be honest about it. We can say it's good for the golf course, and it is, but who cares. I don't like it. I want sunshine. I need sunshine. How else can I maintain my ridiculous golf tan lines?
I hope I don't disappoint the avid followers of this belligerent column, but I'm going to use this space to thank the people who made the first Kenai Peninsula Open at Birch Ridge Golf Course possible this past weekend.
While dog mushers were heading toward the finish line in Nome, two swimmers in the Nikiski Pool's Idita-Swim program were paddling their way there as well -- with laps in the pool representing the miles of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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