Here it is, the first week in August. The course continues to improve each week. Projects continue to be completed and new projects continue to be planned. It is our goal to improve the course each and every day throughout the season. The greens are in great shape and the fairways are excellent. Dusty and Willy and the entire crew continue to do those little things that make our course so special. On the course the views are excellent and the wildlife is abundant. We are, indeed, blessed with a very special golf course. I would like to, again, thank you for all the positive comments that we have received this season.
This past week has been a very busy and special week at the Kenai Golf Course. Many special events were completed and I am excited to share all the news with you. The Alliance Golf Tournament was a great success this year. The organizers of this event did a great job. Over 100 players participated and the competition was excellent. We are already looking forward to this event next year. Final results of this event will be listed next week.
On Thursday, Men’s Night was in play on the back nine. The team of Zach Beeson, CJ Henley, Don Chenault, and Dewey McConnell was first with a score of -4. They won in a chip off with the second place team that included Gilbert Arellano, Kevin Stalker, Kyle Swan, and Seth Jorgensen. Closest to the Pin on second shot on hole #18 was won by Ron Kerkvliet with a distance of 17’8” from the flag. Ron also won closest to the pin on hole #14 with a shot of 17’ from the flag. Closest to the Pin on hole #10 was won by Zach Beeson, with a spectacular shot of 1’9” from the flag. Men’s Night continues to be a big success at the Kenai Golf Course. We encourage everyone to come out and join the fun at 6:30 Thursday evenings.
This past Friday, Conoco-Phillips held their annual Golf Tournament. Many thanks to the organization and sponsors for doing such an outstanding job organizing this event. The winning team at 3 under par included Greg Beiser, Marci Beiser, Luke Beiser, and Ryan Davis. The second place team at -1 included Tom Ray, Joy, Don Chenault, and Mike Chenault. The third place team at even par included Jack Shaw, Shannon Shaw, Chris Endsley, and Shelly Endsley. Closest to the Pin contest was won by Greg Maturro at 11’7”. The Longest Drive was won by John Eggerman. Congratulations to all on a job well done and lots of fun too.
This past Sunday, the July KGA event was held. Three different divisions participated. The Ladies’ Division included Kathy Heus, Lara Griffin, Tammy Maturro, Shawna Cooper, Trena Richardson, and Connie Wheat. Lara Griffin won Low Gross with a sizzling 108. Lara Griffin also won first place Low Net with a 79. Kathy Heus won 2nd Low Net with an 82. Trena Richardson won 3rd Low Net with an 85. The second division included Kirk Hyman, Mike Houghton, Dave Litchfield, Aaron Cooper, Chuck Rupenthal, Tom Allison, Tyler Yamada, John Gibson, Mike Fell, John Glidden, and Greg Maturro. Tyler Yamada won 1st Low Net with a 70. Dave Litchfield won 2nd Low Net with a 72. Kirk Hyman won 3rd Low net with a 73. Kirk Hyman was the Low Gross Winner with an 84. Tyler Yamada has a low gross of 87, followed by Aaron Cooper with a 90. Skins in this division was won by Kirk Hyman with 3 skins, Mike Houghton with 2 skins, and Tom Allison and Tyler Yamada with 1 skin each. In the 1st Division, Gilbert Arellano was the Gross Champion with a score of 77. Other notable gross scores included Gordon Griffin with a 78, Doug Jung with a 79, Chris Morin with an 80, followed by Bob Sizemore with an 81. 1st Low Net was won by Doug Jung with a net of 72. Gordon Griffin was 2nd with a Low Net of 73, followed by Gilbert Arellano with a Low Net of 74. Other participants in this flight included Truckee LeMay, Rena Alvarez, Todd Eskelin, Mark Griffin, Derek Kaufman, Greg Harrington, and Chris Murray. Skins in this flight were won by Gilbert Arellano with two, and Chris Morin, Gordon Griffin, Chris Murray, and Doug Jung each with 1 skin. Closest to the Pin on hole #5 with a shot of 23’11” was won by Tammy Maturro. Closest to the Pin on hole #9 was won by Doug Jung with a shot of 22’ 1”. Closest to the Pin on hole #10 was won by Lara Griffin with 11’. Gilbert Arellano was closest to the pin on hole #14 with a shot of 5”10”. Gilbert also won the 2nd shot on hole #7 with a shot of 4’5”. Congratulations to everyone. This was an outstanding event. More congratulations to all the ladies for being so competitive in the Closest to the Pin contests.
This past Tuesday, 14 seniors took to the course. Our Low Gross winner was Keith Stewart with a score of 41. Our Low Net winner with a 33 was Dan Mortenson. Closest to the Pin on hole #9 was won by Jim Legner. Skins were won by Ron Frison on hole #4, and Jerry Norris on hole #5. Congratulations on some great golf. I would like to encourage all seniors to come out and join us on Tuesday mornings at 9:30.
Saturday, August 4th: Ferguson Tournament
Saturday, August 11th: 20 Plus Tournament
Sunday, August 12th: Stanley Ford & Chrysler/United Way
Sat. & Sun., August 18th & 19th: Donnie Morgan Tournament
Saturday, August 25th: Pacific Plumbing Tournament
Sunday, August 26th: Kenai Golf Association Tourney
Sat. & Sun., Sept. 1st & 2nd: Memorial Tournament
Sat. & Sun., Sept. 8th & 9th: The Kenai Open
Friday, Sept. 14th: Glow Ball Tournament
Sat., Sun., Mon., Sept. 15—17: Atigun Cup Playoffs
Sunday, September 23rd: Kenai Golf Association Tourney
As you can see, these events along with a lot of play from the general public made this week a very special time for us at the Kenai Golf Course. Please contact the clubhouse for more information on our August Ladies and Junior clinics. As always, see you on the course.