Moose on the golf course are not unusual. However, a rampaging moose that attacks flag sticks, thrashes about in the pond, charges the driving range clearing all golfers, and forces women to hide behind trees and defend themselves with their drivers is unusual.
These events happened recently and the only plausible explanation I can come up with is that the mommy moose was on the course while her two babies were across the street separated from her. We all know how mothers can be when their children are misbehaving, but this case was compounded by the fact that the children were across the street at Good Time Charlie's. No wonder she went berserk.
The Junior Golf program is in full swing and this week we had 28 beginning golfers learning the game under the guidance of our pro, Tom Walsh. Next week the Intermediate Program starts and those golfers that have successfully completed the beginning program are welcome to advance their skills and knowledge of the game.
The tryouts have been held for the Junior Ryder Cup competition setup between Soldotna and Kenai. More information will be passed on as it becomes available.
The first tournament of the Alaska Junior Golf Association was held in Palmer on Monday. Most of the golfers went up on Sunday and played a practice round in ideal conditions. Unfortunately, Monday was far from ideal with hard rain and wind causing conditions to be less than desirable.
As we all know, when conditions are bad, everyone has to deal with the same issues, and the golfers from the peninsula showed that they could play in these conditions.
The Boys 15-17 division had three of our golfers competing and they took three of the top four spots. The scores were: Zachery Lelevier-Joseph, Anchorage, 79; Matt Matarrese, 80; Nick Horn, 81; and Tony Azzara, 84.
The Boys 13-14 division had four golfers competing and finishing as follows: Derek Johnston, Anchorage, 82; Brennan Jackson, 83; Joshua Lansing, 91; William Van Hoose, 94; and Zachary Cowan, 100.
The June Scramble will tee off at 8 a.m. on Saturday. If you are still interested in playing, please call Pat Cowan to see if there is still space available for this annual kickoff of the tournament season.
Another great night for golf, even if some of us just showed up to socialize and left our golf game home. Twenty-nine players came to play and the winning team of Nick Horn, Tony Azzara and Ron Carlson shot a 5-under. Nick was within 15 feet, 8 inches of the pin on No. 6 to be closest and Jay Kriner stuck his drive within 7 feet, 8 inches of the pin on No. 8. Tom Walsh had long drive on hole No. 1.
Remember, sign up at 6:30 p.m. and tee off at 7 p.m. every Wednesday.
Thursday night is traditionally a night for ladies and this year is no exception. Join the ladies at 7 p.m. for an evening of fun and golf.
Tuesday Morning Glories
The Tuesday Morning Glories showed up to watch Chiya Bazan, Myrna Cowan, Kathi Nielson and Louise Schadle win with a 44 and see Chiya shoot a low net of 33.
A grand total of 13 Master players showed up to vie for honors on a "Two Person Blind Draw" game Monday. After completing their nine holes, partners were drawn, scores were totaled and handicaps were deducted to determine which couple had the lowest score.
Breezing off with the honors was the team of John Horwath and Dave Stein with a 66 combined score. Other contests included longest putt on hole No. 3 with Clair Schadle taking the prize with a 6-foot putt. Closest to the pin on No. 6 was Jerry North and on No. 8 was Dave Stein.
Let's get out there and give these winners some competition next week.
See you there!!
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