Time to tee it up

Kenai Golf Report

Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2004

It's tee time once again at Kenai Golf Course. There is much excitement around the clubhouse as golfers gear up for another season. The greens wintered well and all regular greens are in play.

The driving range is open and all weekly activities are under way.

Kenai Golf Association Tourney

The Kenai Golf Association opening nine-hole scramble was held Friday. A blind draw put Doug Jung, Noel Widmayer, Jerry May and Harold Flood together on a team. They took first place with 6-under.

Mixed Doubles

Each Monday starting at 6:20 p.m. the mixed doubles starts. All teams of any skill level are invited to play. The only requirement is to have a guy and a gal on each team. Call in your tee time starting at 6:20, 6:30 and 6:40 p.m.

The format will vary a little from week to week. This is a just-for-fun evening with very little pressure. Sometimes the low scores win or the high scores win and even the middle scores may win.

Ladies Night

Once again the ladies will have their golfing time from 6:00, 6:10 and 6:20 p.m. each Tuesday. Just show up with your clubs and expect to start at 6 p.m. All skill levels are invited.

Kenai Cup Match Play

Applications are still being accepted to join the Kenai Cup. Teams play nine holes each Wednesday starting around 6 p.m. All players must be Kenai Golf Association members. Players use handicaps. Call Gary Katsion at 252-9061 or 260-3778 for more information.

Junior Golf

The juniors will have a busy season with the first session of junior lessons starting on June 1. Sign-up sheets are in the clubhouse.

Each session consists of five instruction days and five play days. The fee is $50 per junior and includes instructions, range balls, club rental and greens fees on the scheduled days.

The 8- to 9-year-olds start at 1 p.m. The 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds start at 2 p.m. Those 13-and-older start at 3 p.m. The scheduled June dates are June 1 through 4, June 8 through 11 and June 15 through 16.

Bill Engberg, head pro at Kenai Golf Course, will be the junior program organizer once again.

The first junior tournament is scheduled for June 22 with tee times from 1 to 3:30 p.m. All juniors ages 8 to 17 are invited to participate in the junior events.

Men's Night

This Thursday Men's Night gets started at 6 p.m. sharp. All skill levels are invited to participate in the weekly event. Teams will be from a blind-draw scramble.

A Birdie Told Me

The Kenai Golf Course will have a full schedule of activities for all skill levels. The excited groundscrew is busy getting the course in shape for another wonderful year of golfing at the Kenai Golf Course.

Upcoming events

On May 29, a partners game will start at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Partners should have a GHIN handicap or will play scratch. Partners will play six holes scramble, six holes best ball and six holes alternating shots.

Ladies play from the red, those 65 and over play from the gold and others play from the white tees. Sign-up is available in the clubhouse and the deadline is May 28. The entry fee is $20 per player and passes will be honored.

Closing Thoughts

Is there anything more disturbing for a golfer than to start shanking? Well, my computer has been down for over a week. As soon as possible, the www.kenaigolf.com Web site will once again be updated. You'll find news and information about the Kenai Golf Course events, junior activities, tournament schedule, tournament results, Hole in One Hall of Fame, Kenai Golf Course memories, Kenai Golf Association applications, Alaska golf course directory and much more.

See you on the front nine.

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