Kenai Golf Report: In the swing of things at Kenai Golf Course

Posted: Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Things are really looking great at the Kenai Golf Course. The fairways are getting thick and lush. It's super to have the course in this shape so early in the season.

Ladies' Night

All ladies are invited to play each Tuesday starting at 6 p.m. We had a showing this week of eager ladies who are looking for other interested ladies to come out and join them.

Kenai Cup

Kenai Cup match play starts today. The teams and schedule will be posted today. Show up by 5:30 p.m. Both the back and the front nine will be used each Wednesday.

Men's Night

Thursday will be the first Big Thursday of the season. Mark your calendars with the other Big Thursday dates: July 1, July 29, Aug. 26 and Sept. 16.

Men's Night starts at 6 p.m. sharp each Thursday. Players of all skill levels are invited to participate.

Junior Golf

The first junior golf session started Tuesday. All juniors ages 7 to 17 are welcome to sign up for the second session.

The second session starts June 28. Each session includes 10 days alternating between instruction days and playing days. The cost is $50, which includes clubs, range balls and greens fees for scheduled days.

Junior Cup Tryouts

Juniors interested in trying out for the Kenai golf team may play on Friday at 7 a.m., Saturday at 7 a.m., Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

Matches are played against the Birch Ridge team. Scheduled matches will be on June 17, 18, 24 and 25, as well as July 1 and 2. Players will play from the white tees.

Juniors may play on any or all of the tryout days.

Partners Game Results

Partners played six scramble holes, six best ball holes and six alternating shot holes.

Low-gross winners were Bill Engberg and Matt Matarrese. Second low gross was a tie between Dustin Jung and Bill Burtram, and Jesse Wade and Jim Bradford.

Low-net winners were Pete Niemi and Phil Stefanides. Second place went to Randy Kornfield and Rich Edwards. Third place was Eldon Harvey and Paula Crowley.

Upcoming Event

The annual Masonic Open Golf Tournament will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Registration will be from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.

Four-player teams will be chosen by luck of the draw. Mulligans will be available. All proceeds are used to fund the Masonic School Awards program. There will be a delicious and famous Cotton Moore barbecue dinner after play.

Entry fee is $60.

Closing Thoughts

This is a favorite time of year for many of us. Your Truly has played many rounds of golf, floated the Kenai River and enjoyed a Kenai Fjords cruise. How lucky to be in this "Great Land" and enjoy so much with our long summer days.

See you on the back nine.

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