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Changes to course make for better teeing opportunities

Kenai Golf Course Report

Posted: August 8, 2012 - 9:18am

Greetings from the Kenai Golf Course.

The sand trap on the right hand side of hole #13 has been filled in. Shortly we will smooth it out and put 4” of topsoil on it. When completed, this will make an excellent ladies’ tee box. Ladies will soon have an option of hitting over the water or hitting to the right of the water. In any event, the ladies will be able to reach that green in two. Men will also have the option of hitting over the trees on the right onto the plateau without fear of landing in the sand trap, thus avoiding a downhill 200 yard shot into the 13 green. Ladies will have to be aware of tee shots from the men’s #12 tee box. So, Ladies, pay attention when you get on the new tee box. Dusty and Willy should be finished with this project in about a week. The week after the Donnie Morgan Club Championship, the greens will be plugged and sanded, a process that softens the greens and allows the greens to be more receptive to shots. It will take about a week to complete this project and another week for the greens to recover. The greens should be in excellent shape for the Kenai Open in September. This is a process that should be done each year to maintain the health of the greens. In September, the fairways and the tee boxes will also be plugged. This will increase the playability of these areas, allowing the grass to grow better.

This has been another busy week at the Kenai Golf Course. This past Tuesday 22 seniors took to the field. Jesse Wade won Low Gross with a score of 36. Great shooting, Jesse!  Other notable gross scores included Gordon Griffin with a 39. Ron Frison, Noel Widmeyer, and Fred Nelson had  gross scores of 41, followed by Dale Sandahl with a 42. Bob Bush followed with a 43. Demie Byram won Low Net of 33. Other notable Low Net scor es included Bobby Bush and Noel Widmayer with 34’s, and Charlie Waguespach with a Low Net of 35. Good shooting, guys. We’ll see you again next Tuesday. Jesse Wade won closest to the pin on hole 5 with a shot of 7’7”. Skins were won by Bobby Bush, Jesse Wade, and Gordon Griffin.

This past Thursday Men’s Night was held. The team of Beau Forrest, Ed Marshall, Aaron Bromeo, and Dan Young won in a play off against the #2 team which included Zach Beeson, Paul Zimmerman, Shane Zimmerman, and Keith Stasek. Both teams finished regulations with a score of -4. That was terrific shooting on a cold, rainy night. Shane Zimmerman won closest to the pin on hole #9 with a shot of 24’4”. Ed Marshall won closest to the pin on hole #5 with a shot of 51’. Beau Forrest won closest to the pin on the second shot on hole #7 with a shot of 3’ from the pin. Great shot, Beau!  Men’s night will be held again next Thursday at 6:30. Everyone is welcome to participate in this event. If you have any questions, contact the clubhouse at 283-7500.  

New Atigun Cup Standings following the July 12th KGA Event:  Gordon Griffin — 41 points, Doug Jung — 35 pts, Todd Eskelin and Bob Sizemore — 32 pts, Chris Morin — 27 pts, Mark Griffin — 24 pts, Rene Alvarez and Kirk Hyman with 23 pts, Greg Harrington — 19 pts, John Dahlgren — 15 pts, Ken Liedes — 12 pts, Jesse Wade — 8 pts, Chuck Rupenthal — 7 pts, Derek Kaufman — 6 pts, Mark Azzara — 5 pts, Doug Haralson — 3 pts. The next Atigun Cup event will be the August KGA tourney, followed by the Donnie Morgan Club Championship.  For more information, contact the clubhouse.

There are two more Ladies Clinics scheduled August 13—15, 6 to 8 p.m. and September 10—12, 6 to 8 p.m. and we are taking sign-ups for both. The final Junior Clinic is August 20—22, 4 to 6 p.m. Remember that participants get a 40% discount if they took a clinic at Kenai Golf Course earlier in the season.

August Tournaments

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

September Tournaments

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

The course is in terrific shape and our favorite bull caribou has been putting on a show for golfers lately. As always, see you on the course.  

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