Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bird Creek Fire

An evening fire, thought to have started in a golf cart, destroyed the Bird Creek Golf Course clubhouse and adjoining pro shop on July 4th. Discovered when a staff member came out to the course to check the irrigation system, the fire gutted the inside of the building and destroyed a number of golf carts stored in a lean to structure behind the clubhouse.

I took the above photo at dusk on Sunday night, four days after the fire, and then snapped the photo below. I started golfing nine holes with a group of women on Tuesday evenings in 2008. I have always enjoyed the serenity of Bird Creek in the late part of the day. The breeze off Lake Huron cools the land and the course is stunning in the golden light at the end of the day.

So what am I doing this evening? It's Tuesday and I'm going to Bird Creek to play nine holes. A temporary clubhouse, loaner carts, a willing staff, and lots of people who like to golf are not letting a fire stop the Bird Creek experience this summer.

A previous Bird Creek post:
Evening Shadows on Bird Creek Number Nine

Copyright 2012
Wanda Hayes Eichler

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