Twenty to 30 couples gather every Thursday to see what kind of golf variation they will play that night. Two couples are assigned to organize the game, and every week the format is different. Last week, the game involved a combination scramble/alternate shot format, but if you got a birdie score, you had to video a “Birdie/Chicken Dance.” The winners of the dance were Dustin and Jess McCune. Appropriately, they won two cans of chicken noodle soup.
Thursday night attracts all ages, all levels of ability and both married couples as well as friends who golf together. The relaxed format has encouraged lots of beginners to try golf in a non-threatening format.
Quite a few golfing spouses have encouraged their non-playing partners to learn due to the sport’s appeal to all skill levels. Once he or she goes out and feels comfortable, the whole family can get involved and soon they will all be golfing. Many in a small-town feel that there is always someone who is willing to let a newcomer tag along the first night or two until he or she is more comfortable.
Last week there were 22 teams. Winners include:
Championship Flight: first Seth Wallen and Ashley Walterman, second Dustin and Jess McCune, third Shawn Wallen and Trisha Borah.
First Flight: first Jerry Skyberg and Michelle Malone, second Gordie Skyberg and Caitlyn DeBenedetti, third Tracy and Taylor Johnson.
Second Flight: first Bernie and Mavis Stoel, second Tom and Melissa Framstad, third Randy and Lynn Beck.
This week 19 teams played a very different scramble variation, and on three holes each team had to play from the worst shot they had hit instead of from their best shot. This created a lot of laughs and groans. Some reported they were glad to be done before dark. Winners include:
Championship Flight: first Adam and Tasha Dannenbring, second Dustin and Jess McCune, third Mike and Denae Tordoff.
First Flight: first Greg and Kaye Wolkow, second Ryan and Traci Schoenfelder, third Jerry Skyberg and Michelle Malone.