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Kenai Golf Course works on playability projects

Posted: July 5, 2011 - 9:11pm

The Kenai Golf course is in great condition. I would like to thank everyone for the many positive comments we have received. We will continue to make every effort to keep improving the course.
The greens on Nos. 3 and 5 were plugged, seeded and top-dressed last week and are really improving rapidly. We have started work on the right side of No. 2 around the green. Pretty soon all the stumps will be covered with topsoil and seeded. This will really improve the playability of that area.
The same process will begin soon on the left side of No. 13. Red stakes will be placed on the back and right side of No. 15 and around the wetlands area in the fairway on No. 15. There will no longer be white stakes to the side and back of No. 15.
Last week we lowered the greens and will do so again this week. Please feel free to let me know how you feel about these changes.
Senior Day, June 28
Low gross winner was Gordon Griffin, while low net winners were Dwight Kramer and Dale Sandahl. Skins money went to Gordon Griffin and Kirk Hyman.
Atigun Cup Update
The following points are tabulated through the June Kenai Golf Association event. The next tournament in this process will be the July 17 KGA event. Gross Division: Mark Griffin 17.5 points, Gordon Griffin 16, Chris Morin 15, Doug Jung 12, Todd Eskelin 11.5, Tommy Carver 11, Ken Liedes 9.5, Rene Alvarez 9.5, Eddie Sibilboro 4, Rich Edwards 4, Greg Harrington, Bob Sizemore and Jim Bradford 2 points.
Net Division: Ryan Hardy 22.5 points, Bill Bushnell 20.5, Mike Kebschull 16.5, John Glidden 13, Jake Eubank 12, Charlie Kahakauwila 11, Kirk Hyman 10.5, and Jeff Johns 4 points.
The Junior Golf Clinic is July 12, 13 and 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. So far we have 11 juniors signed up for this event. If you would like to participate, please contact the clubhouse at 283-7500.
The Ladies' Golf Clinic is July 18, 19 and 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Our June clinic was filled to capacity so if you would like to participate in the July clinic, please contact the clubhouse as soon as possible.
July Tournament Schedule - July 15 is the Brown Bears Tournament. July 16 is the Firefighters Tournament. The KGA tourney is on July 17. July 23 is the United Way Tournament, followed by the Alliance Tournament on July 30.
August Tournament Schedule - Aug. 6 is Enstar, followed by a KGA tourney on Aug. 7. Aug. 13 is the 20-plus handicap tournament. Aug. 20 and 21 will be the Donnie Morgan Club Championship and open to all members of KGA. The Memorial Tournament is Aug. 27.
I would like to welcome our new teaching professional, Tommy Carver, a longtime golfer at the Kenai Golf Course. He received his level 1 USGA teaching certificate this past year. He is doing an excellent job with lessons and all the juniors and ladies clinics. If you would like to sign up for a lesson, please contact the clubhouse. Thank you, Tommy, for all your hard work.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time. As always, see you on the course.

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