There are tournaments, junior sessions, Kenai Cup, Junior Cup, golf lessons, golfers carding some great scores and many new faces out on the Kenai Golf Course. What a great summer to get started playing golf or to dust off those clubs that have been sitting around waiting to be hit.
The mixed doubles event takes place each Monday with tee times starting at 6:20 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and so on until all groups are off. Please call in your tee time anytime up to a week ahead. This week's winners with the fewest combined putts for the nine-hole event were Eddie and Teresa Sibolboro. The team taking the "mystery hole," which was No. 7, was the Don and Peggy Edwards team.
Heather and Jason Daniels, and Kris and Cliff Smith also played this week. The Smiths are newly weds with less than a week as Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Congratulations to the newly weds!
Ladies Night is taking hold again as the numbers are increasing in the weekly Tuesday evening event. The starting time is 6 p.m. and all interested ladies are invited to participate. Just show up to participate. This week Nora Satathite, Alicia Morgan, Kathy Heus, Teresa Sibolboro, Ellouise Linebarger, Colleen Pugh, Ann Galey and Janine Carlough all played. There were some mixed reviews as to how things went out on the fairways. One foursome played a scramble and the other foursome played their own ball.
This week's Kenai Cup winners in the 19th Hole Division were the Tom Allison-Mark Azzara team, the Jim Legner-Dale Sandahl team, the Billy Applewhite-Bill Burtram team and the Carol Morgan-Mark Matarrese team.
The winners in the Donnie Morgan Division were the Jerry Norris-Noel Widmayer team and the Felix Martinez-Pam Martinez team.
The lone winner in the Butch Anderson Division was the Lyle Winter-Rick Winter team.
The Dana Bassell-Tim Green team tied with the Cliff Baker-Kevin Williams team. Also the Eldon Harvey-Ryan Harvey team tied with the Dustin Jung-Doug Jung team.
The men played a three-man team scramble for the weekly event. The two teams tied for first place with 2-under included the Dustin Jung, Paul Zimmerman and John Bania team, who tied with the Dave Kirkvliet, Todd Eskelin and Jerry Norris team.
Two teams also tied for second place with 1-under. The teams that came in second were the Joe Blanchard, Dave Silva and EZ Hoyez team, who tied with the Lorne Smagge, Wes Keller and Ron Tracy team.
The slugger of the week with the longest drive was Lorne Smagge. Dell Feagin had the closest to the pin.
The Kenai Golf Course Junior Cup team gained a surprise lead in the first week of play. CJ Henley and Zach Beeson won two matches at Kenai Golf Course and at Birch Ridge. Tyler Morris and JD Gray won at Kenai Golf Course. Daniel Gutskey and Beau Forrest both won their matches at Birch Ridge.
For Birch Ridge, Tony Azzara and Zac Cowen won their home matches at Birch Ridge. Aaron Andrus and Michael Horton both won their matches at Kenai Golf Course.
The Kenai Golf Course held a junior tournament on Tuesday. Thirty juniors participated in the tourney. The 17-year-olds and under winner was Josh Lansing, second was Ju Kim and third place was CJ Henley.
In the 14-year-olds and under, the first-place winner was Daniel Gustkey, second was Beau Forrest and Zach Beeson was third. Jordon Liedes was the first-place winner in the girls division.
In the 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds division the first place winner was Wiley Bennett, second was Alex Sonnichsen and third place was James Bowen. In the girls 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds division Anne Mese won the flight and Chyanne Billman was second. Samatha Hull was leading by quite a margin when she had to quit playing golf to go to a softball game.
In the 8- and 9-year-old division the winner was Zack Mese with a new course record of 26 for the five modified tees. Second place was AJ Sandahl. Josh Liedes and Shayde Billman tied for third place. In the girls division Leah Sandahl was first, Katie Evans was second and Bailey Beeson was third.
A Birdie Told Me
Jerry Norris carded an eagle for his team during the weekly Thursday men's scramble. The team used Jerry's drive, Jerry's second shot and then of course Jerry ended up in the cup with his third shot. Congratulations for some great shots on No. 8!
Butch Anderson Senior Open Tournament
The Butch Anderson Senior Open will take place on July 5 and 6 with tee times starting at 8 a.m. All golfers 50 to 100 are invited to participate as long as they have a current GHIN index. The format is handicap stroke play. The entry fee is $100 for both days of play including food and awards. There will be 1-2-3 places for gross and 1-2-3 places for net scores and 10th and 20th place.
For golfing information check out www.kenaigolf.com with links to what is happening at Kenai Golf Course, links to courses around the state and all sorts of other links pertaining to golf. Check out your handicap with the GHIN link and check out the Kenai Golf Course Hall of Fame for past winners in the KGA Kenai Cup. Also, check out the Kenai Golf Course Hall of Fame for the Hole-in-One club and junior golf news and other links.
Enjoy your summer and see you on the front nine.
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